Don Granato’s decision to cut back on workouts is paying off with the Sabers

St. PAUL, Minnesota – Don Granato didn’t need to investigate why the Buffalo Sabers had an uncharacteristic Monday performance against the Florida Panthers earlier this month. Granato saw all the signs of an exhausted team. The Swordsmen weren’t cutting bar-to-bar passes to save time and space on the ice at KeyBank Center. Turnovers led to … Read more

Rangers shoot more but Gerard Gallant says there is room for improvement

The words were said by Vitaly Kravtsov, but honestly, they could have come from any player at any time playing reasonably well but not scoring goals. “I don’t worry about goals or points,” the No. 74 told The Post two weeks ago when he was in the midst of racing on the second line with … Read more

Pat Maron gets his chance to respond to NESN’s Jack Edwards over comments about weight

In full view of reporters, Lightning players, and team personnel, the 34-year-old Maroon told the 65-year-old Edwards how little he appreciated his comments about Maroon’s weight. This is the first time the Bruins have visited Tampa since Edwards. During November 29, the Bruins-Lightning made an extended commentary about Maroon that he praised, but also included … Read more

James Dolan threatens to stop selling alcohol at Rangers game

Rangers fans may find themselves without any alcohol for the next game. Owner James Dolan threatens to choose a night at the park, possibly a Rangers game, to shut down liquor sales in response to the New York State Liquor Authority investigating Dolan over his facial recognition technology that has led to attorneys suing him … Read more

Philip Shettle is the answer to the Rangers’ baffling power problem

As far as the Rangers are concerned, he has a 4-2-2 record in his last eight games with one more appearance on the Friday before the bye/all-star break that runs through February 5th. 1. A simple solution to the Rangers’ ongoing power-running problems is moving Filip Chytil to the first unit in place of Vincent … Read more

Practical Report 1/26 – Fire and Ice in Florida! Photos, videos and reactions from two days of training

Two very different training days here in Florida, Insiders! How does that old saying go? When in Fort Lauderdale, do the following ………. Fort Lauderdalaridians …… Fort Lauderdalans …… Fort Lauderdalers. Something like this. Since it rained for about 76 straight days in Los Angeles, before leaving on the road, it only makes sense to … Read more

Jakob Chychrun’s Business Destinations: 7 Bands That Could (And Should) Be Interested

You may have heard this one before, but Jacob Cicero is on the market. This has been moving for some time, but injuries and the asking price have stymied the deal. Why should other teams be interested in this player that Wolves are so keen on a transfer? That’s because the 24-year-old brings so much … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

Fantasy Hockey Luck Indicator – The Bruins and Kraken lines are among the luckiest in the NHL

Time to do another check in on how the lines stack up in goals vs expected goals as tracked by MoneyPuck. As of Sunday, there have been 72 NHL lines that have played 150 minutes together at five-on-five this season. Some are still together, but others haven’t been together for quite some time and are … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more