MATT HENDRICKS RUMORS

Matt Hendricks joins Nail Yakupov in Oilers medical room

The Oilers could very well end up reeling up two forwards from the Oklahoma City Barons with both Nail Yakupov and Matt Hendricks now on the limp. Hendricks was hurt blocking a Shea Weber shot while Yakupov didn’t make it out after the pre-game warm-up because of an ankle that’s been bothering him. “He hung in there as long as he could but it just got to a point where that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hendricks key cog in Oilers’ resurgence

There’s nothing quiet about his game, which pretty much sums up Matt Hendricks’ presence in the Edmonton Oilers locker-room. Since arriving in January, in the trade that sent goaltender Devan Dubnyk to the Nashville Predators, the veteran has become entrenched in the room and on the ice. Or, in the words of his head coach, he is becoming “the heartbeat.” Hendricks chipped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers forward Matt Hendricks's value defies numbers, along with fellow grinders Gordon and Gazdic

You don’t look up Matt Hendricks’s goals and assists. If anything, you look down for them. He’s 13 names deep in the Oilers scoring race with seven points in 64 games, tied with Philip Larsen, who spent most of the year alternating between sick bay and the AHL. From that perspective, his contributions seem rather insignificant … until you have to go into a corner with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer Matt Hendricks encouraged to bring his voice to the Oilers

It wasn’t just Matt Hendricks’ grit that appealed to the Edmonton Oilers, but his leadership abilities as well. Yet, even leaders sometimes need adjustment periods. Just over two weeks into his tenure with the Oilers, Hendricks is beginning to feel more himself, comfortable with expressing his thoughts with his new team. “I think the guys have been very welcoming, the organization...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hendricks getting acclimated to new digs

After signing a four-year deal with the Predators in July, Matt Hendricks has made the move to Nashville...
Via Smashville 24/7
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Nashville’s “Entertainment Tax” be collected by Matt Hendricks?

Coming back to where it all started, can Matt Hendricks contribute to the Nashville Predators with his unique hard-nosed style of play? Originally drafted by the Predators in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Hendricks bounced around the WCHA, ECHL, and AHL before making his professional debut in 2008 for the Colorado Avalanche. After successful stints with both the Colorado Avalanche and...
Via The Predatorial
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers to Eye Hendricks This Offseason?

Larry Brooks at the New York Post speculates that the Rangers are likely to pursue Capitals UFA Matt Hendricks this summer. Brooks adds that the 32-year old Hendricks is a "jagged-edged center" who kills penalties and fits the "Black-and-Blueshirt" mold. Hendricks, who was being paid $825,000 per, had 5g, 3a and was a -6 last season. He was also a 57%...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks Is Getting His Ass Beat For The Caps

Caps fans are well aware that Matt Hendricks will drop the gloves. In his first two years in Washington he averaged 12.5 fighting majors per season, and this year he already has six. HockeyFights.com will tell you he’s won about as many as he’s lost (11-12-8), but this season has been particularly unkind (2-4). Thanks to a fun new stat, Punch Corsi, we know just how unkind. The...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Hendricks Taunts TD Garden Fan After Losing Fight With Adam McQuaid (Animation)

Matt Hendricks didn’t make any friends at the TD Garden on Saturday, and that didn’t ring true only on the ice. Hendricks got into it with a fan on his way to the locker room late in the game, after he lost a spirited scrap against Bruins enforcer Adam McQuaid. As he headed down the hallway, the Capitals center turned and motioned that he would be watching the offending fan,...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Julylights: July 14th, Matt Hendricks' Surprise Shootout Winner

Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.Matt Hendricks knows his role for the Washington Capitals, he is what you call a utility player. Hendricks is put out in different situations, and is not expected to be able to put up amazing offensive stats, but does not hurt...
Via The Sin Bin Sports Blog
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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