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Patrick goes through offseason without limitations, eager to help Flyers

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Nolan Patrick couldn't even remember how long it had been since he enjoyed a healthy offseason.For the first time since 2015, the Philadelphia Flyers forward didn't need offseason surgery. He had sports hernia surgery after the...

NHL Draft: Examining 3 prospects who might help Canadiens’ scoring woes

The Canadiens go into this week’s NHL draft on a bit of a winning streak. Their last four first-round picks include two NHL players — Nikita Scherbak and Jesperi Kotkaniemi — a promising defenceman who has been plagued by...

WJC Day 10 roundup: U.S. holds off Russia, will play Finland in final

Oliver Wahlstrom (New York Islanders) and Alexander Chmelevski (San Jose Sharks) scored for the United States, which eliminated Russia for the third straight year (semifinals in 2017, quarterfinals in 2018) and will play Finland, a 6-1 semifinal winner against...

Meet the Montreal tailor who makes NHL stars look sharp

Domenico Vacca, who is the go-to tailor for over 200 National Hockey League players, has no shortage of great stories to tell.We are sitting in the showroom of Giovanni Clothes, the company he owns, in a nondescript industrial building...

Given checkered NHL expansion history, league treading carefully with Seattle on franchise launch year

The NHL will award Seattle an expansion team next week, but still isn't sure whether it will launch in 2020 or 2021. Given some of the league's past expansion flops, it's hardly surprising to see it proceeding with caution...

Detroit Red Wings’ 30-goal drought was longest in NHL

CLOSE Dylan Larkin says hearing he wasn't considered a goal scorer motivated him to prove people wrong. Filmed March 28, 2019 in Buffalo, N.Y. Helene St. James, Detroit Free PressLast week was big...

Oilers, Senators, Canucks underdogs on Saturday NHL Odds

The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to win five games in a row for the first time since April 2017 when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday as +125 underdogs on the NHL betting lines at sportsbooks...

NHL Playoff Standings 2019: Updated Postseason Picture and Stanley Cup Bracket | Bleacher Report

The Blues have won seven of their last eight games and still have a shot to win the Central Division crown.Frank Franklin II/Associated PressThe St. Louis Blues have been one of the NHL's best teams in the second half...

Hockey players’ love affair with coconut water over sports drinks

7:00 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Last season, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov was walking around Capital One Arena when he noticed the door to the visitors locker room was not only left ajar, but unattended. Curious, Kuznetsov poked his head...

NHL reaches $19M deal over player concussions

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved...

The closer Ethan Bear gets to the NHL, the more crowded things get on...

2019 Edmonton Oilers prospects#9 Ethan BearPreviously: #4 in 2018 , #5 in 2017 , #13 in 2016 , #17 in 2015___After a few years of relentlessly climbing our Cult of Hockey summer prospect rankings, Ethan Bear seemingly took a...

NHL | Quiet nature of labor talks breeds cautious optimism – Sports – The...

Representatives from the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have met numerous times over the past eight months and not once in a secret underground bunker or a dark parking garage. Unlike previous collective bargaining negotiations that spilled out into...

Streaking Isles rally past Blues

Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored the tying and go-ahead goals within an 11-second span in the third period Saturday night for the visiting New York Islanders, who remained red-hot with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues.Matt...

NHL Draft big board: Updated rankings of top 31 prospects in 2019 class |...

Giving a concise and well-thought summary of the top players for...

Several Jets among mid-season contenders for NHL hardware

He has taken his game to new heights this season, establishing himself as one of the premier centremen in the game. The playmaking ability was always evident, but now he's developed a shoot-first mentality that also makes him one of...

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak Featured On NHL Network’s Top 20 Wingers Countdown

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images August 20, 2018Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak Featured On NHL Network's Top 20 Wingers Countdown By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com The Boston Bruins received some love from the NHL Network's latest countdown of the game's Top 20 wingers, as the production...

Markov, Ehlers, Blue Jackets, Oilers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news on Andrei Markov and which teams he might be reaching out to in terms of finding NHL employment this coming season. There is a sense that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is growing...

N.H.L. Playoffs: Bruins Spoil Comeback Bid by Blue Jackets

BOSTON — David Pastrnak took control of the game, and then took over the postgame news conference from his linemate Brad Marchand.After scoring twice for the Boston Bruins on Saturday, including the tiebreaking goal with 1 minutes 28 left...

How a draft overhaul could cure NHL’s tanking issue

Every time the Knicks step onto the court these days, it’s clear — their strategy isn’t based on trying to win games this season. Their strategy is completely about the future. They won’t use the word, but everyone knows...

Granato: Caufield’s understanding of the game is NHL-level

MONTREAL - Habs fans in Vancouver: if you missed seeing Cole Caufield at the NHL Draft a few months ago, you've got another chance to get a look at Montreal's first-round pick this weekend - and this time, it'll...

Islanders’ Jordan Eberle sees hurdle for an NHL coronavirus return

Anyone who has ever played high-level hockey, like Islanders forward Jordan Eberle, knows it’s impossible to emulate skating while working out off the ice. During this unprecedented time, with the NHL season suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, staying...

Avalanche not focused on positions in first round of 2019 NHL Draft

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will not be focusing on specific positions when they make their two first-round selections in the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS).Colorado has...

Jets-Senators: The perfect NHL trade-deadline storm

On the surface, it was just another mid-February tilt between one of the NHL’s top teams and its worst.The Jets and Ottawa, a contender versus a team not even pretending anymore.What made Saturday night’s tilt worthy of attention, not...

Tradition aside, do modern NHL teams still need captains?

NHL captaincies can get, well, complicated.Really complicated.As the Maple Leafs prepare to go into the 2018-19 NHL season without any player wearing the C, it’s worth wondering if — when you really look at it — that might be...

If the NHL Won’t Fix the Playoffs, It Should Fix The Regular Season

The NHL’s current playoff format has once again become a subject of conversation. Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon spoke out earlier in December, suggesting the playoffs should be expanded. Adding more teams to the postseason dance or adding an...

Which NHL coaches are on the hot seat?

The 2017-18 NHL season was a bit of an oddity due to the fact there were no in-season coaching changes for the first time since the 1966-67 season when the league still consisted of only six teams. Typically there...

Ten stunning numbers from the first month of the NHL season – ProHockeyTalk

Two of the biggest surprises in the NHL this season have to be the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders. When the season began, nobody had any realistic expectations for these two except for them to lose and probably lose...

NHL roundup: Streaking Hurricanes trip Canucks

The Carolina Hurricanes were fast starters and had five different players score in a 5-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night in Raleigh, N.C.Jordan Staal, Brett Pesce, Sebastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov and Warren Foegele scored for the...

How is top NHL free agent Jake Gardiner still not signed?

It’s almost August, and Jake Gardiner has still not been signed to a contract. What’s going on that’s holding up a deal, and who could be the team that puts pen to paper?We’ve reached the point of the NHL...

‘Six assets’ for Erik Karlsson: Breaking down the Senators’ trade return | NHL

The NHL's version of an out-of-control freight train lost its most...

Insider Trading: NHL scouts drooling over immense potential of Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger join host James Duthie to discuss how Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield impressive starts, Nolan Patrick's timeline and more.  It was about three weeks ago we did our first Bob McKenzie draft...

Longtime Edmonton Oilers broadcast director moving on from NHL club

The irony is not lost on Don Metz.The man who produced, as it turned out, television’s four-year running series ‘Oil Change’ has decided to make himself part of the current Oil Change.A local treasure with a list of triumphs...

Brady Tkachuk scores 1st NHL goal as Senators fall to Flyers

OTTAWA — Brady Tkachuk hasn’t had a chance to pick up a present for his mother Chantal’s upcoming birthday, but figures his performance Wednesday might be a start. The rookie forward scored his first NHL goal,...

Coyotes’ future is in Arizona, Commissioner Bettman says

The Arizona Coyotes will remain in the Phoenix area, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday after the city of Glendale announced it would not renew its operating agreement with the team at Gila River Arena following this season."I'm not...

Penguins prospect Anthony Angello more confident after NHL recall

WILKES-BARRE — It might be one of the most cherished mementos of his 23 years on earth. Anthony Angello’s puck from his first NHL goal will likely be something he hangs onto for the remainder of his life. But currently, he...

Spokane Chiefs’ Adam Beckman’s rookie season shows potential for NHL career

SPOKANE, Wash. — The NHL Draft will take place on June 21 and 22 and...

‘American Thanksgiving’ a key date for playoff hopes

The Golden Knights still have the look of a playoff team even if they haven't started off the season as strongly as last year.(Photo: Perry Nelson, USA TODAY Sports)Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland often says “American Thanksgiving” is...

NHL agent Walsh: Escrow is players’ primary issue with CBA

The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association don’t always see eye to eye. The two sides did come to an agreement on multi-year exclusive trading card licenses Thursday with The Upper Deck Company. That’s positive. Collective bargaining agreement negotiations...

Let’s talk about the quality of NHL hockey today

One thing old people love to talk about is how much better things used to be, and how bad they are today.In a lot of ways, “today” is definitely worse, societally, with stagnant wages and an increasingly insecure, atomized...

Rob O’Gara gets a ‘clean slate’ in the AHL, with an eye on making...

Rob O’Gara sounded excited as he talked about the next chapter in his hockey career. The 26-year-old from Nesconset, who played for the Rangers’ Hartford...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Columbus stuns, Vegas gets even

8:17 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Columbus Blue Jackets followed up their Game 1 surprise with an emphatic win over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning, one of three series that moved to 2-0 on Friday night. The one that's...

NHL vs Docs game is just a month away

The NHL vs Docs for NEO Kids hockey game is fast-approaching, as a group of NHL players and local physicians will take the ice at the Sudbury Community Arena on Aug....

Did Brian Burke unintentionally shed some light on the way the NHL screwed the...

Sometimes it's hard to get over being screwed big time, especially when hockey insiders like Brian Burke are on hand to let you know just how badly. If you blinked (or hit the fridge for a fifth Red Truck Mexican Lager)...

Only Two Remain — The Daily Campus

There’s always a couple of stragglers late to the party. As the NHL season comes to a close this weekend, there are still a few teams who have yet to arrive to the playoff dance. Four of the 16...

Sogaard overcomes brutal World Junior Championship to become a top NHL draft prospect

News Calm, cool and collected on the ice, goaltender Mads Sogaard didn't let a tough World Junior tournament slow down his momentum in his draft year.Mads Sogaard|Rich Lam/Getty ImagesYou can tell in his voice that he’s tired of talking about...

Vladimir Tarasenko is shining brightest in his biggest NHL moment

8:49 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN ST. LOUIS -- When Vladimir Tarasenko first came to St. Louis in 2012, the Blues assigned their prized Russian winger a translator to help him interact with the media. Tarasenko, who grew up in the...

NHL – Mount Puckmore – Four franchise-defining players for each Central Division team

Aug 15, 2018Greg WyshynskiESPN When you look at Mount Rushmore, the four American presidents staring back were selected by sculptor Gutzon Borglum to define the first 130 years of American history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shared an era,...

NHL Rumors: Mitch Marner’s Agent Talks To Zurich … Stalemate With The Maple Leafs...

Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Mitch Marner’s Agent Talks To Zurich …...

Watch Joe Thornton score two goals in NHL playoff game for first time

BOX SCORE At this point in the playoffs, it's pretty safe to say the Sharks know how to keep things interesting. After coughing up a lead with a mid-game meltdown, Logan Couture...

Avalanche sweeps Kings, wins Presidents’ Trophy with NHL’s best record – The Denver Post

Bring on the Blues. In the finale of the abbreviated 56-game season, the Avalanche stormed back from an early deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Kings, 5-1, at Ball Arena on Thursday night. A five-goal second period sparked Colorado’s fifth consecutive...

Why NHL Clubs Are Trading Picks Like Never Before | The Huddle

For what would amount to nearly a full minute after the trade was announced, there were no words. Cameras clicked and shuttered, every flash pinging back against a clot of mics and tangled cables. Wayne Gretzky sat hidden beyond...

Bruins expect Marchand, Krejci to play Game 1 of Cup Final against Blues

BOSTON -- Brad Marchand and David Krejci are expected to be in the lineup for the Boston Bruins when they play the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on Monday (8...

Artemi Panarin Named 21st Best Player in League by NHL Network

The NHL Network has been running a series of rankings during the offseason, and they are currently in the midst of unveiling their list of the top 50 players in the league. Artemi Panarin was recently ranked No....

Late NHL Player’s Family Files Lawsuit Against League

“I like hockey, but the NHL right now is not taking care of their boys," Jeff's brother Scott Parker...

Can Evan Bouchard emerge from Edmonton Oilers training camp with an NHL job?

The evenings are getting shorter. And cooler.This time of year always reminded me of two things: One, that harvest was not far around the corner. To this day I think I can smell wheat chaff before it’s even time...

NHL’s greatest goalie mastered two positions

Martin Brodeur won four Vezina trophies, but how about some Norris consideration?“As great as he was in goal, he could be the third defenceman on the ice,” recalled Toronto’s 30- and 40- goal scorer Wendel Clark. “Marty changed things...

Fantasy NHL – Top 250 player rest-of-season rankings

1. Connor McDavid, C, EdmC112. Nathan MacKinnon, C, ColC223. Evgeni Malkin, C, PitC334. John Tavares, C, TorC445. Brad Marchand, LW, BosLW1106. Tyler Seguin, C, DalC577. Sidney Crosby, C, PitC668. Patrick Kane, RW, ChiRW1129. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBRW2510. Alex Ovechkin,...

Lessons from NHL-playing dad benefit Red Wings’ pick Red Savage

Brian Savage was a longshot to reach the NHL as an eighth-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 1991 and ended up playing 12 seasons in the league.The Detroit Red Wings hope some of that determination rubs off on...

NHL roundup: Flyers end 8-game slide | News

Friday, January 11, 2019 3:30 a.m. CST James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist,...

Taylor Gauthier – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

report this ad Taylor Gauthier 2018-19 Team: Prince George CougarsDate of Birth: February 15, 2001Place of Birth: Calgary, AlbertaHt: 6-foot-2 Wt: 190 poundsCatches: R Position: GNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings Prince George Cougar’s goaltender Taylor Gauthier is one of the most...

Notable trends through first 10-game window

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine trends during the first 10 games of the season from 10 NHL teams with notable statistics. Some NHL coaches use increments of 10 games to measure success and to identify areas of...

It’s a total buyer’s market in the NHL, so can Edmonton Oilers take advantage?

Pity the unrestricted free agent who still hasn’t gotten an NHL contract.It appears to be a major buyer’s market right now, which could mean a severe haircut in terms of what remaining UFAs will be paid.UFAs whom you otherwise...

NHL roundup: Lightning overwhelm Devils

Tampa Bay blitzed visiting New Jersey for the second time in less than a month as four different forwards scored on four of the first seven shots in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Devils on Sunday.The Lightning exploded...

2019 NHL Mock Drafts Revisited: By The Numbers

report this ad I consider myself a student of the game. There is always something to learn, some way to improve — from one day to the next and one year to the next. To be successful at anything in life — certainly...

King Clancy Trophy team nominees announced by NHL

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League announced today the list of nominees for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made...

Goaltenders easily clearing NHL waivers, good sign for Tristan Jarry?

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Teams around the league are beginning to put players on waivers for the purpose of assigning them to the AHL, and goaltenders are easily passing through so far. This could be an indication that Tristan Jarry would also be...

Top 100 NHL Players of 2018–19: Best of the rest

Cue the outrage! A panel of Sportsnet hockey insiders, through an intricate voting system, were tasked with ranking the top 100 players for the 2018-19 NHL season, and the results are in. There are...

2019 Draft Diary: Dylan Cozens

Dylan Cozens (6-foot-3, 180 pounds), No. 5 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, has been writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading...

#NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Centers | NHL.com

  1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton OilersFor the third straight season, McDavid tops the list of best centers. The 22-year-old finished second in the NHL with 116 points (41 goals, 75 assists), behind Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov's 128,...

Warrenspiece: Senators lead the NHL in fighting penalties

COLUMBUS, Ohio — We haven’t quite reached “if you can’t beat them in the alley, you can’t beat them on the ice,” but the Ottawa Senators have been flexing their muscles.They led the National Hockey League with 16 major...

NHL coaches vow to remain diligent on concussions

News The league's bench bosses met in Vancouver during draft weekend and one of the most important topics was head injuries. They want to keep their players safe, now it's a matter of keeping on top of those players to...

WV Sportsbooks Present Several Promotions For NBA And NHL Playoffs

The NBA and NHL playoffs are officially in full swing as both sports look to crown a champion for 2021. Besides there being plenty of betting opportunities at West Virginia sportsbooks for postseason games, there’s also lots of deals available. Every...

Fantasy NHL – Jesperi Kotkaniemi among week’s best waiver adds

Every week, we'll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we'll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at...

Anderson wants to stay with Senators but says he’s ‘too old for drama’

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Craig Anderson wants to remain with the Ottawa Senators -- provided an offseason of turmoil is behind them."If everything going on this summer gets cleaned up, I've got no interest in going anywhere else," the 37-year-old...

Islanders Noah Dobson suits up for first career NHL playoff game

Noah Dobson steps into the lineup for the New York Islanders in an elimination Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.With Adam Pelech sidelined for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the New York Islanders turned to defenseman...

Power Ranking the NHL’s Pacific Division After Crazy Offseason

Despite solid finishes in the regular season and a heavy postseason presence, the past few years haven't been all too kind to the NHL's Pacific Division. In the past four years, two of its teams have made the Stanley...

Recap Oilers @ Sharks: NHL Cancels Game Before it Takes Place

Well, I was all prepared to do a proper recap of this one. I sacrificed my sleep in order to make sure I could stay up late, take some notes, and watch this game that was supposed...

Capitals hold off Flyers, maintain lead in Metropolitan Division

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals maintained their lead in the Metropolitan Division with a 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Sunday.Braden Holtby made 35 saves for the Capitals (44-24-8), who are one point ahead...

Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks

Even as we approach mid-July, NHL rumours are still aplenty. Most top free agents are signed, however, there is still uncertainty surrounding some...

How the NHL’s Young Superstars Are Changing Hockey’s Unwritten Rules

Late in the third period of a free-wheeling, high-flying tilt between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks this season, Leafs forward Auston Matthews needled the Chicago-centric United Center crowd. Twenty-two seconds earlier, Blackhawks winger Patrick...

The hype about Jack Hughes: U.S. NTDP’s latest star product has the NHL’s attention...

What’s the best way to gauge the potential of a top...

NHL Fantasy Mailbag: Should you own Smith or Rittich down the stretch?

Without question, the aftereffects of another NHL trade deadline will be felt for weeks to come in the fantasy hockey world. When it comes to the Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool, it might be worth your while to target players who...

Awards watch for the 2020-21 NHL season

As the 2020-21 NHL season approaches the stretch run of the regular season and gets closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we are going to be taking a look at some of the races for the major individual awards....

Cooper, Lightning thriving under rookie GM BriseBois

MONTREAL -- For the first time in his NHL career, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper is working under a general manager who isn't named Steve Yzerman.So Cooper wants to share two things that most don't know about Julien...

Where will Predators finish in Central Division?

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with Monday night’s matchup between the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app...

NHL: Montgomery a winner at every step | Other Sports

Jim Montgomery is a rookie NHL coach...

Maple Leafs favourites vs. Sharks on Wednesday NHL odds

The Toronto Maple Leafs could have Auston Matthews back in the lineup when they play host to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday as -140 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Toronto has been without Matthews...

Boeser confident contract will get done with Canucks

EDINA, Minn. -- Brock Boeser said he is excited about the new players being added to the Vancouver Canucks roster for this season -- he just wants to be a part of it.Boeser, a restricted free agent, and the...

Sept 29: NHL Preseason Roundup

Kailer Yamamoto scored two goals to help the Edmonton Oilers rally for a 4-3 win against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place on Saturday.Connor McDavid and Jujhar Khaira each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, which trailed...

For the First Time, an N.H.L. Game Is Broadcast in Plains Cree

MONTREAL — Fred Sasakamoose thought this day would never come.Sasakamoose, the N.H.L.’s first Indigenous player when he skated in 11 games with the Chicago Black Hawks during the 1953-54 season, watched from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan...

Tolvanen Scores Twice as Preds Rookies Fall in Tournament Finale

Two goals from Eeli Tolvanen weren't enough as the Predators rookies fell to the Washington Capitals prospects, 8-5, on Tuesday afternoon to conclude the 2018 NHL Prospects Showcase.Nashville never had a lead in the game, and although they made...

Blue Jackets not worried about prospect of losing pending free agents

VANCOUVER -- Jarmo Kekalainen ended the 2019 NHL Draft with a smile and a joke."We added 50 percent picks," the Columbus Blue Jackets general manager said before leaving Rogers Arena on Saturday. "We went from two to three."The Blue...

Facts and Figures: 2019 NHL Global Series

The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 33rd and 34th NHL regular-season games played outside North America when they play a back-to-back set at the 2019 NHL Global Series at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The...

A 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs? Latest NHL buzz and a hypothetical Flyers matchup

James van Riemsdyk mentioned the opportunity to experiment with the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This would be one way to do it. According to a report Thursday by Larry Brooks of the New York...

Panarin, Bobrovsky situations won’t affect Blue Jackets, Tortorella says

John Tortorella said uncertainty surrounding forward Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won't have a negative impact on the Columbus Blue Jackets this season."It doesn't. It can't. It won't," the 60-year-old coach told The Athletic in remarks published Saturday....

Fantasy NHL: Top 5 Weekly Boom and Bust Players

Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who most frequently exceeds their overall rank (boom players) and who comes up short the most frequently (weekly...

Top 6 options at no. 3 overall

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The Chicago Blackhawks struck gold and moved up from 12 to 3 in the NHL Draft. They are going to get a good player, but which one?The Chicago Blackhawks had an improbable move from the...

NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey’s best young stars (16-20) | NHL

Sporting News' NHL top 25 players under 25 series is a project...

Seattle NHL Team: Expansion group anticipating final vote win

The Cloister is a five-star resort nestled along the private enclave of Sea Island, Ga., a short stroll away from the ocean shoreline....

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Corey Perry, Milan Lucic and More | Bleacher...

David Zalubowski/Associated PressThe Boston Bruins knotted up the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, setting up an epic Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues. This means that the entire 2018-19 NHL season has just one game remaining. Then,...

Biggest player impact on new team debated by NHL.com writers

There has been major player movement across the NHL through free agency and trades in the past three weeks.Defensemen Seth Jones and Ryan Ellis, forward Zach Hyman and a goalie carousel, highlighted by the relocation of Marc-Andre Fleury and...

NHL awards tracker 2021: Full list of finalists, winners for Hart, Vezina, Norris and...

Like in 2020, there won't be a glitzy Las Vegas awards show. And, like in 2020, that won't stop the NHL's best and brightest from getting their hardware. The NHL started handing out its 2021 awards on June 14, although we knew a few...

Stanley Cup playoffs 2020: Everything we know about the NHL’s potential resumption

The rumour mill continues to churn, but one thing appears to be more and more definite: a 2020 Stanley Cup champion will be crowned. When it'll happen is still in flux because of such things as location, coronavirus testing, the...

Reid Duke Finally Made It To The NHL, Now Does He Get To Actually...

**Steve Carp’s twice-weekly column publishes every Wednesday and Sunday during the Golden Knights season.**It was nice to see the original Golden Knight, Reid Duke, get called up from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves on Wednesday.He was having a pretty good...

NHL Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, William Nylander nearing point of no return | NHL

Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's Rumor Roundup column serves as a one-stop...

Why NHL players hate the escrow

This is an online version of CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. Get up to speed on what's happening in sports by subscribing here. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports:NHL players might soon...

The Changing NHL: Tortorella embraces coaching youth movement

This week, BlueJackets.com is taking a look at a few ways in which the game of hockey is changing right before our eyes. From a game that's getting faster by the second to one increasingly impacted by analytics off...

Brandon Carlo emerging as one of best young defenders in NHL – Boston Herald

It’s almost never as easy as finding one specific moment for when a player finds their game. There’s a process, behind-the-scenes work that go into the game-ready product. That’s also true for Brandon Carlo, but there is that one,...

Morgan Barron Has a Chance to Make the NHL, and That’s Good Enough

There were plenty of great things to say at the end of last season following 2017 sixth-round pick Morgan Barron’s freshman campaign in college hockey but for one major cause for hesitation; inconsistency. There were times when...

Fantasy bargain forwards, defensemen, goalies for 2018-19

NHL.com identifies fantasy hockey bargains at each of the five positions (center, left wing, right wing, defenseman, goalie) based on Yahoo average draft position for the 2018-19 season. These include players going significantly lower than their NHL.com rank and/or...

NHL DFS FanDuel Power Plays for December 15

Fantasy Hockey: DETROIT, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 10: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skate while playing the Los Angeles Kings at Little Caesars Arena on December 10, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 3-1.(Photo by...

NHL Winter Classic 2019: TV channel, time, how to watch Bruins vs. Blackhawks |...

The NHL Winter Classic has become one of the most memorable...

Black History Month: What drove Jay Sharrers to be NHL’s best official

Jay Sharrers was just 22 years old when he made his NHL debut as a linesman in 1990. The first game he officiated was in Boston between the Bruins and the Quebec Nordiques, putting Sharrers on the same ice...

Warren out to reward Wild, prove critics wrong

The defenseman was the last of a record 17 players selected from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team when picked in the sixth round (No. 166) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Minnesota Wild.Now he's...

Ranking the top 25 NHL defensemen in 2019-20

The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best?With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right...

Islanders’ Wahlstrom chooses NHL rink over Boston College classroom

Too few games. Too much time spent in classrooms and not on the ice. Oliver Wahlstrom...

NHL Draft Live: Canucks make trade early on day two

Rogers Arena will likely feature plenty of intrigue on day two of the NHL Entry Draft.The Canucks have six picks on day two of the NHL draft. Follow along here for instant analysis.Day two starts at 10 a.m. PT.Harrison...

Nylander contract saga hints at future of every NHL team

As is always the case with the hockey mini-dramas that strike these parts from time to time, the good news is that it’s almost over. One way or another, by 5 p.m. Saturday at the latest we are done...

Thursday NHL odds: Maple Leafs, Canadiens among betting favourites

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to maintain their torrid scoring pace when they take on the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday as -180 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Toronto has scored seven times...

The NHL’s Training Camp Waiver Wire Explained

As the preseason calendar winds down, NHL organizations are making moves to reassign players to the AHL or their junior clubs. Yesterday was a busy day for waivers in the NHL, and Nashville made no exception, placing...

Mitchell Miller: NHL’s Coyotes sever ties with top draft pick who admitted to bullying...

According to the report, published by the Arizona Republic on October 26, Miller had bullied a developmentally disabled Black teen while he was in junior high school in Sylvania, Ohio, in 2016. Miller and another teen were accused of...

5 things we learned in the NHL: Kane finally gets revenge against Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs fans showed they still appreciate James Reimer, Scott Hartnell’s ceremonial puck drop was a surprisingly competitive scene, Steven Stamkos moved up the list of Tampa Bay’s all-time top goal scorers, Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson joined...

Top regression candidates for 2019-20 NHL season – ProHockeyTalk

A week ago we used our PHT Power Rankings to look at 10 players that could be on the verge of a breakout during the 2019-20 NHL season. This week we go to the opposite end of the spectrum and...

How Wayne Gretzky trade made John Miner famous for the rest of his career

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Patrik Laine reportedly open to signing offer sheet

According to the latest NHL rumors, Winnipeg Jets star forward Patrik Laine will consider all options as a restricted free agent, including signing an offer sheet.This offseason should be an exciting one for the NHL. The restricted free agency...

The NHL Board of Governors is meeting in October and it could be Seattle’s...

As with any project of this magnitude, there are a million moving pieces and, unless you carry a microscope with you at all times, it can be difficult to evaluate exactly what is happening. There is so...

NHL roundup: Eberle, Isles sink Penguins

The New York Islanders produced a three-goal second period Tuesday, two of the tallies from Jordan Eberle, and rolled to a 6-3 win over the host Pittsburgh Penguins. Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, Matt Martin and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored...

Ovechkin earns place as best NHL Russia-born player, statistics show

Alex Ovechkin is the greatest Russia-born player in NHL history.That he is about to become the highest-scoring player from Russia is the latest exhibit in an argument that began gathering steam several seasons ago.Ovechkin has 1,179 points in 1,054...

Seven stunning NHL numbers through first two months

Every month we will take a look around the NHL at some stunning (or even bizarre) numbers that jump out at us. This month we look at the crazy stat lines for Patrik Laine, Mitch Marner, and Blake Wheeler,...

Corey Pronman’s complete guide to the 2019 NHL Draft – The Athletic

The 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver (June 21-22) could be a turning point in a team’s history. The Athletic’s NHL staff, led by...

6 NHL coaches who could be on the hot seat

Last year, we survived an entire NHL season without a coach being fired. It was pretty nice, actually. Now a quarter of the way through 2018-19, the count is already at four. The Los Angeles Kings started things off...

Sharks vs. Stars live stream: Watch NHL game online on MyTeams

It’s something that seems to be happening in quite a few of the San Jose Sharks’ games so far this season. The contests are close and come down to the wire,...

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s stunning 2019 NHL playoffs exit, explained

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2018-19 regular season was one for the history books — they tied the NHL record for wins with 62, led the NHL in power-play and penalty kill percentage, had three 40-goal scorers in...

Maple Leafs close to ending Stanley Cup drought, Mahovlich says

HALTON HILLS, Ontario -- Frank Mahovlich was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1967 when they last won the Stanley Cup. And he says he feels they are close to ending their 52-year drought."I thought they should...

Where did Luc Robitaille Land in the Top NHL Executives Rankings?

Hockey and the NHL are taking the world by storm as it is becoming more popular every year.Between hockey's top players, team executives and more, the group of individuals behind the sport are making their mark on the business...

Maple Leafs go for fifth straight win against Rangers

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports...

Flames’ Ryan Lomberg suspended for a game by NHL

CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild. Lomberg...

Penguins Predictions: Which call-up will play the most NHL games?

About an hour ago It was repeated often enough to become a motto of sorts: The goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they reshaped their roster this summer was to become younger, faster and harder to play against. One of the...

New York Islanders fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at New York Islanders players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more...

Leafs will have to find quality in lower rounds of NHL draft

First. Seventeenth. Twenty-ninth. Fifty-third. Those are the draft positions for the Maple Leafs’ top pick dating back to Auston Matthews going No. 1 overall in 2016, followed by Timothy Liljegren in 2017 and Rasmus Sandin in 2018. The last...

NHL Fantasy Bounce-Back Candidates for 2019–20

Down seasons burn owners and sour draft capital, but they also present draft-day opportunities. Identifying bounce-back candidates helps owners avoid the trap of overpaying for last year’s performance and leave the draft with undervalued players that are primed...

Sportsnet’s 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: May

It’s getting crowded at the top. Several things have happened since our last rankings were published. We witnessed the New Jersey Devils win the NHL Draft Lottery. We’ve seen most of the very best first-year draft eligibles participate...

NHL vs Docs hockey game raises $340,000 for Sudbury’s NEO Kids

The Vale presents: NHL vs Docs hockey game Sunday in support of NEO Kids has raised almost $350,000. The pro players and patients met at the Sudbury Arena. Supplied photo Frank Crispo / jpeg, SU The game between NHL players and...

The NHL could see a wave of 50-goal scorers this season

The NHL is experiencing a boost in scoring so far during the 2018-19 season. The league’s current average of 3.07 goals per game is the highest mark since the 2005-06 season saw an average of 3.08.  As a result,...

5 things learned from Day 4 of World Juniors

ResultsSwitzerland 4, Denmark 0Finland 5, Slovakia 1Canada 5, Czech Republic 1Sweden 5, United States 4 (OT)  Poehling powerRyan Poehling (Montreal Canadiens) said pride was at stake the moment the United States began the comeback that ultimately fell short in a...

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Does No. 1 pick in NHL Draft change Devils’ free agency or trade plans?...

In the latest NJ Advance Media Devils mailbag and the first of the 2019 offseason, we take a dive into the Devils’ plans, how winning the draft lottery changed things, and how the mandate for more talent could...

NHL offers awards for best ice hockey dogs of the year

Decided by fans as part of the Fan Choice Awards, there are two categories – Best Dog and Best Team Dog – with four nominees in each. Yes, all of the Best Team Dog nominees are good boys! 🐶No, there...

Top 25U25: #11 Sebastian Aho made a strong impression in brief NHL stint

When the New York Islanders selected then 21-year-old defenseman Sebastian Aho in the 5th round of the 2017 NHL Draft, it was viewed by some as a smart, under the radar decision. Habs Eyes on the Prize...

Maple Leafs seen by opposing players as top contender for Stanley Cup

CHICAGO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are considered Stanley Cup contenders by analysts and fans because of their offseason of change. NHL players also are convinced about their credentials."If you see young and hungry, I think it's Toronto," said...

Tkachuk signs three-year contract with Senators

Brady Tkachuk signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators on Monday.  Financial terms were not released."I am very excited to be a Senator," Tkachuk told NHL.com. "It was a tough choice because I loved my time at Boston...

Kiselevich Makes NHL Debut as Panthers Welcome Canucks

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Islanders shut down Penguins in Game 3, one win from sweep

PITTSBURGH -- The New York Islanders moved within one victory of eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.Robin...

Part of Seattle’s NHL future is honoring its hockey past

Guyle Fielder, second from right, and Jim Powers, second from left, who both played for the Seattle Totems in the Western Hockey League, hold NHL Seattle hockey sweaters, following a presentation, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in...

Blackhawks’ Nick Schmaltz eager to prove Kane right and be ‘a top player’ in...

Blackhawks center Nick Schmaltz has flashed his speed and high-caliber skills the last two seasons. This season, he wants to become an elite two-way forward. And luckily for Schmaltz, he already has Patrick Kane’s support. “ can be a top player...

NHL seeing little movement on restricted free agents

Better have a good playlist handy. And a snack, too.Neither McAvoy nor Carlo has reason to budge. Not at this point, after digging in all of last season and holding firm through free agency, Sweeney’s July 1 to-do list...

Five NHL backup goalies who could play their way into starting jobs – TheHockeyNews

From off-season signees to up-and-coming keepers, these five netminders stand a chance at moving their way up the depth charts of their respective teams. When last season began, and hard as it may be to believe now, Connor Hellebuyck was...

Robert Thomas Deserves To Stay In The NHL

The St. Louis Blues are now faced with a hard decision of whether or not to keep Robert Thomas on the NHL roster or send him back to juniors.The St. Louis Blues have used all nine of Thomas’ trial...

When Jarome Iginla led the NHL in scoring

There have been lots of black NHL hockey players over the years, from the Boston Bruins' Willie O'Ree in 1958 and, more recently, the Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban.Calgary Flames right winger Jarome Iginla poses with the Rocket Richard and the Art Ross trophies...

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report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of New Jersey where the Devils might be ticking tires on David Backes, the Toronto Maple Leafs might be hoping for an offer sheet and Taylor Hall is...

A few thoughts on what next NHL season could look like

• First of two parts Before the NHL drops the puck on next season, there are a truckload of questions that must be answered.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           How many games will be played? Where will they be played? Will fans be allowed? If so,...

The NHL doesn’t need more contract restrictions

There they go again. The owners, management people, compliant messengers in my business, there they go again throwing around the term “loophole” to define a business practice permissible under the collective bargaining agreement used by wealthy team ownership to sign...

Carolina Hurricanes: NHL side dividing opinion with outlandish celebrations

"A bunch of jerks," was how Canadian commentator Don Cherry described Carolina Hurricanes at the weekend for the NHL side's elaborate victory celebrations this season.The Hurricanes have certainly been drawing attention to themselves more for their antics after the...

Penguins hold off NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang tied Hall of Famer Paul Coffey’s franchise record for career goals by a defenseman, Matt Murray stopped 33 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Wednesday night. Letang’s shot...

Analyzing Flames’ stash of selections in 2019 NHL Draft

You wont recognize their names … yet.The hope is that will eventually change.The Calgary Flames arrive at the 2019 NHL Draft with a grand total of five picks — Nos. 26, 88, 116, 150 and 214 overall.A dig through...

Calls (or non-calls) in NHL playoffs? It’s officially a mess

Those unfamiliar with the sport are asking about Kelly Sutherland, the latest referee to fall flat on the biggest stage. The NHL’s officiating crisis, renewed Thursday night at TD Garden, has created a critical point.Sutherland, considered one of the...

Who has the toughest schedule heading into the NHL season’s home stretch?

Tim and Sid debate what team in the Western Conference should be considered the favourite as the NHL Playoffs inch closer. We’re down to the...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Sharks, Blues set for Game 3

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2019 NHL playoffs. The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues will play Game 3 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday. The best-of-7 series is...

Hall won’t be in rush to sign extension with Devils, agent says

Taylor Hall feels no pressure to sign a contract extension with the New Jersey Devils once he becomes eligible to do so July 1, his agent told NHL.com on Monday."I'm in contact with (Devils general manager) Ray Shero, and...

NHL Follows NBA in Adding MGM Resorts as Official Betting Partner

The NHL has named MGM Resorts its first official sports betting partner. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The NHL became the second major North American league to announce an official sports betting partner. As with the...

Sharks’ Joe Thornton to return for 22nd NHL season

Joe Thornton said he wants to return to the Sharks for at least another year. Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Thornton, speaking at the NHL Awards’ media availability in Las Vegas on Tuesday, said he is healthy and wants return to...

NHL | Blue Jackets benefit from assistant coach Kenny McCudden’s tinkering mind – Sports...

The bottle cap was one of those plastic numbers, the kind you twist off to the sound of carbonation escaping.Sent into motion more than a year ago by a mad scientist named Kenny McCudden, it glided across the smooth...

Gretzky trade anniversary to be celebrated by NHL Network

Wayne Gretzky's trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9, 1988 will be the subject of special programming on NHL Network Thursday.The block begins with "Ultimate Gretzky" from 8-10 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET....

Tyler Seguin, Trevor Daley, Torey Krug, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is some belief Tyler Seguin will hold out on contract negotiations until next summer to maximize his earnings, Trevor Daley may be a trade candidate in Detroit, there aren’t as many rumblings about Torey...

31 Thoughts: Will NHL players fight for change to playoff format?

• Roberto Luongo’s greatest impact• No hire imminent in Sens’ president search• Players unhappy with playoff format Roberto Luongo wasn’t supposed to play Monday night in Toronto. The idea was for him to watch the Panthers and the Maple Leafs...

Canucks drop Senators in OT

Elias Pettersson scored three goals, including the overtime winner, as the visiting Vancouver Canucks edged the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night.Pettersson completed his first career hat trick at 1:38 of the extra session as he converted a pass...

Unpacking for Fresh Start | NHL.com

It's tempting for fans to think professional athletes have superpowers to put aside life's troubles and sorrows to do their dream jobs-to play sports. Easier said than done.New Kraken forward Jaden Schwartz' father died last November from a heart...

Buyers, sellers leading up to NHL Trade Deadline

Tight races for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each conference have left some teams in limbo about whether to be buyers or sellers, or to stand pat. Others have been trying to figure out whether to keep or trade...

Should the NHL have an NBA-style summer league?

Let’s go:Christopher asks: “Should the NHL have an officially sanctioned developmental Summer League like the NBA?”Yup. Pretty easy decision.You probably couldn’t have it in Las Vegas, where the NBA Summer League is, because there aren’t enough good-sized rinks, but...

McDavid will make ‘right decisions’ on injury with Oilers, Draisaitl says

Connor McDavid will "make the right decisions" when it comes to returning from a knee injury, Edmonton Oilers teammate Leon Draisaitl said Wednesday.McDavid said Monday that he has no timetable to return from the torn PCL he sustained April...

Terry Jones: Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer left cushy NHL assistant gig to...

Oil Kings head coach Brad Lauer Jean Levac / Postmedia file When he took the job, it looked like Brad Lauer had left a team that was likely to win a Stanley Cup ring this spring for one that was going...

Reid Duke’s NHL debut with Golden Knights delayed

Reid Duke took the ice before Thursday night’s game in full uniform and warmed up with his teammates. It was as close as he would get to making his NHL debut for now. Duke, the first player signed by the organization,...

NHL Appoints Former AGA Employee As Sports Betting Consultant

The NHL has appointed a former AGA executive to act as a consultant on the league’s sports betting plans. Details of this appointment The National Hockey League (NHL) is appointing Sara Slane, a former executive at the American Gaming Association (AGA),...

Several Finland Liiga champions looking to make jump to NHL

Finland’s Liiga had its own version of the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, one that has gotten the job done in the playoffs thus far. Karpat, the reigning Liiga champion, has been unstoppable all season in pursuit of a title...

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby recalls bizarre NHL debut on 8-year anniversary

The Capitals continue their longest homestand of the season with their second and final meeting of the year against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers (7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Washington)....

NHL Mock Draft 1.0

As I write these words, April is winding down. The first round of the NHL playoffs are behind us. So, too, is the NHL Draft Lottery. The first period of the opening game of the second round series between...

Central Division’s best team debated by NHL.com

It's never too early to take stock of where teams stand in the NHL. The 2019 NHL Draft has passed, and many of the big names in free agency have found a home for this season, so this is...

Look out NHL, here comes Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks

EDMONTON, Alberta — The NHL is being put on notice: Joe Thornton is getting healthy and he’s starting to give the Sharks a serious-matchup edge in the depth of the lineup. On opening night, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer preached about...

The 15 best NHL players of 2018 (PHT Year In Review)

Pro Hockey Talk is taking a look back at the year in hockey. We’ll be presenting you with the best goals, saves, moments, players and more as we remember 2018.This week’s PHT Power Rankings wraps up our 2018 year...

In return, normal is good for Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford | NHL

CHICAGO - The first shot Corey Crawford saved Thursday night would...

Matthew Tkachuk’s agent: We gave a fair offer to Flames in June

With NHL training camps less than a month away, several restricted free agents remain unsigned including Matthew Tkachuk, and there doesn’t appear to be any hope that a deal will get done soon. Tkachuk’s agent Don Meehan addressed the...

Point rallies Lightning with hat track

Brayden Point's natural hat trick Thursday erased an early two-goal deficit for the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning en route to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Yanni Gourde scored the deciding goal in the second period, and Nikita Kucherov...

Larry Woo faced racism in the hockey rink. For his NHL-drafted son, it’s a...

DALLAS — For Larry Woo, racism wasn't a challenge. It was an inspiration.He recalled that people would bring chopsticks to games he played as a teenager in Canada’s Western Hockey League to mock him. They would also make racist...

Understanding the NHL Holiday Roster Freeze

Unlike nearly every other team in the NHL, the Leafs never seem to move players up and down between the NHL and the AHL. They just stockpile the extras in the press box pending a trade or...

Kuemper shuts out West leaders, Coyotes top Flames 2-0 | NHL

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With a hot...

The NHL is back and so are the surprisingly popular Golden Knights

The NHL is back this week, baby! To be sure, it is a poorly calculated gamble to begin a column with the words, “The NHL is back this week, baby!” As a...

Chicago Blackhawks’ Chris Kunitz to play 1,000th NHL game

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 07: Chicago Blackhawks left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in action during a game between the Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks on January 7, 2019, at the United Center in Chicago, IL....

NHL Network analyst believes Andre Burakovsky will score ‘a minimum’ of 20 goals next...

Former Capital Andre Burakovsky signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract earlier this week with his new team, the Colorado Avalanche. The Swedish forward, who asked to be dealt from Washington before last season’s trade deadline, is...

Golden Knights, Montreal Canadiens to meet in NHL semifinals

The Golden Knights will play the Montreal Canadiens for the right to go to their second Stanley Cup Final in four years. The matchup pits the NHL’s standard bearer for success against the league’s fresh upstarts. The Canadiens are the...

NBC’s Mike Tirico will call first NHL game Feb. 20 in Detroit

Joe Reedy, Associated Press Published 3:43 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2019 | Updated 3:48 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2019The NBC Sports Group announced Thursday that Ann Arbor resident...

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

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Fantasy mailbag: Ripple effect of Sabres improvements

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Gabe Landeskog: From Stockholm to NHL stardom

His dad having played professionally in Sweden, Landeskog grew up around the game, a love for it springing from his admiration for his father. As soon as he could he took the ice, his father first teaching him how...

Leafs’ Auston Matthews injures shoulder Saturday night | NHL

Less than two minutes into the second period on Saturday, the...

New York Islanders Devon Toews Back And Ready to Stay in NHL

The New York Islanders recalled defenseman Devon Toews and forward Michael Dal Colle from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers today. That should be the last time Toews returns to the AHL.With the All-Star break over and with the New York Islanders...

Stars’ Khudobin stops 49 in shutout

Anton Khudobin stopped all 49 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season in a record-setting performance, and Tyler Pitlick and Mattias Janmark scored as the visiting Dallas Stars defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Thursday.No goaltender...

NJ Devils’ Kenny Agostino, of Flanders NJ, looking for NHL break

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NHL Turning to Hair to Tell Stories with Great Clips

Photo Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports There’s an art to hockey hair and the NHL wants to spread the word through its partnership with Great Clips. NHL players generally take great pride in their hairstyles, said Evin Dobson, NHL group vice...

NHL: Connor McDavid hopes Edmonton Oilers rise b/c ‘losing wears on you’

BUFFALO — The Edmonton Oilers and the Buffalo Sabres both expected the summer of 2015 would be their tickets out of the cellar.Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were going to be the saviours that these two struggling organizations rode...

Dion Phaneuf Reaches Milestone, Plays in His 1,000th NHL Game

"It's been incredible and I'm very lucky to do what I do and I'm very lucky to do it for as long as I have, and I want to continue to do it, so I owe a lot to...

Kyle Turris paces Canada in shutout win over rival U.S.

Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3-0 win over the United States on Tuesday.Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with...

Penguins’ history of selecting 21st overall in the NHL Draft

The Penguins are locked in at the 21st overall pick in this summer's entry draft. This is the fourth time in the Penguins' history that they have had the 21st pick. We thought it would be fun to take a...

Hughes, USA Hockey poised to make history in 2019 NHL Draft

Such player meetings and instruction were the norm this season for the coach of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP) Under-18 team, as were practice plan briefings, team meetings, practice sessions and off-the-ice monitoring.Wroblewski needed to keep such...

Top 100 NHL players of 2018–2019

Welcome to Sportsnet’s top 100 NHL players of the 2018–19 season. We didn’t arrive at this list overnight. In fact, we started work as soon as Alex Ovechkin and Co. lifted the Stanley Cup in June. First, we asked 16...

Pittsburgh Penguins fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Pittsburgh Penguins players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more fantasy...

NHL Free Agency: no fun August 15 signings this year

August 15 is almost always a low-key exciting day in the NHL. For a small minority of NCAA players that are drafted and choose not to sign with their original teams, once they wait their NHL rights...

Quick Strikes: Mikhail Sergachev named a potential breakout star by NHL Network

The Bolts Boris Katchouk had a solid rookie season with the Syracuse Crunch, but he’s still probably two years away from making the NHL I will take off my Katchouk-colored glasses for a moment and admit there are...

NHL Canadian Teams Capsules

Ottawa Senators' Brady Tkachuk celebrates after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)MONTREAL CANADIENSLAST SEASON: 29-40-31,...

NHL salary cap to increase to $88.2 million

▪ The GMs voted to change the interpretation of the offside rule to OK players hovering their skates above the blue line — similar to the “breaking the plane” rule in football. Had it been in place this season,...

How did the Lightning stack up on NHL Tonight’s all-decade team?

Bests, whether of all-time, right now or the decade, always make for fun debates.NHL Tonight...

Top prospects for Boston Bruins

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Boston Bruins, according to NHL.com.  1. Urho Vaakanainen, DHow acquired: Selected with No. 18 pick in 2017 NHL DraftLast...

St. Louis Blues key statistics

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the St. Louis Blues.  1. Power-play boostThe St. Louis Blues ranked 30th in the NHL with a power-play percentage of 15.4 percent...

NHL free agency rumors 2019: Live updates, news on signings, trades and more

With Canada Day comes what should be yet another exciting start to NHL free agency, officially kicking off Monday at 12 p.m ET.Leading up to free agency, teams saw the unexpected happen when the upper-limit for the salary cap...

NHL’s European ambitions unclear – SFChronicle.com

Florida and Winnipeg played for a second straight day Friday in Helsinki to cap the NHL’s curious visit to Europe again this season. ...

Could NHL’s Winter Classic make future stop at Sun Devil Stadium?

As the Arizona Coyotes continue to evolve with new ownership and new personnel, the team’s president suggested another new opportunity could be in store: An NHL outdoor game or the Winter Classic landing in Arizona, possibly at Sun Devil...

2019 NHL playoffs schedule: First round TV times, channels

The NHL playoffs are finally here and the schedule is set. ...

Penguins heavy NHL odds favorite against beleaguered Blackhawks on Wednesday

It is rare for a road team in the NHL to go as deep into minus money as the Pittsburgh Penguins are for their game against the reeling Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m ET; NBCSN), meaning a trend could be...

NHL All-Star Game rosters revealed

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski and defensemen Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns were named to the Pacific Division All-Star Team by the NHL Hockey Operations Department on Jan. 2 "It's always special to play in ," Burns said. "Being at home,...

Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Oilers, Sharks and More

With the craze of the opening day of free agency behind us, there are still plenty of NHL rumours floating around for us...

Bruins will play Islanders in Stanley Cup Second Round

The Boston Bruins will play the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Second Round.Game 1 of the best-of-7 series is at Boston on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, TVAS)."They're up for those challenges, and we're going to...

Rantanen ‘not stressful’ about lack of contract with Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen isn't concerned that he and the Colorado Avalanche have yet to agree on a new contract, and he expects the Avalanche to be a better team than last season once he does sign."Nothing's wrong; there's still one...

Patrice Bergeron’s Scoring Is Fueling Bruins’ Success Early In New NHL Season | Boston...

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron is best known for his exceptional defense. After all, he’s one of only two four-time winners of the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forward. But the veteran center’s offensive...

NHL roundup: Blues win record 11th straight

Ryan O’Reilly scored 34 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 11 games with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Huberdeau then scored again, a...

‘MELNYK IS COMMITTED’: NHL commish won’t interfere in Sens situation

BOCA RATON, Fla. — It’s Eugene Melnyk’s team and he can do whatever he wants with it — even if that’s running it into the ground.That seemed to be the overriding message NHL commissioner Gary Bettman delivered following the...

Flyers recall top goalie prospect Carter Hart from Phantoms | NHL

The Carter Hart era is finally upon the Philadelphia Flyers.  Hart, who was...

Aspiring NHL officials use virtual reality as learning tool

BUFFALO -- When NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom threatened to get me on the ice at HarborCenter for the 2018 NHL Exposure Combine last weekend, I had to let him down easy. I told him I couldn't skate...

Quick Shifts: Meet the NHL’s All–Healthy Scratch Team

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It seems a small matter, the NBA expected to move up the start of its annual moratorium on free-agent negotiations. If approved, such dialogue will begin June 30 at 6 p.m Eastern time. It used to start July 1 at midnight. This...

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NHL 20 delivers fast, fluid, and frequent action on the ice, offering the best core gameplay mechanics seen on this console generation. NHL 20 offers players the most progressive slide forward in terms of core gameplay mechanics that the current...

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The NHL season is entering its fourth week, and one of the tougher opponents has been COVID-19.The league has had to postpone 26 games so far because of COVID-19 protocols, affecting every division except the all-Canada North. Eleven games have yet to be...

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Valley News – NHL Roundup: Bruins Win in OT

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Fantasy NHL – Surprising top-six skaters and top-pair blue-liners to start 2018-19

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Dallas Stars: Stars break up Benn-Seguin-Radulov line in attempt to spark Game 4 offense...

During the regular season, when Stars coach Jim Montgomery wanted to generate instant offense, he reunited his top three on the No. 1 line. Now, in the second round of the playoffs, he'll try to do the opposite. Before Wednesday...

top 3 players who could win an NHL job

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NHL – Hayley Wickenheiser and the search for the NHL’s first female general manager

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Edmonton Oilers Snapshots: NHL leading scorer comes to town

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Bruins grind out win over Islanders in Bergeron’s 1,000th NHL game

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NHL Off-Season Power Rankings: Who’s improved most (so far)?

Monster signings, juicy trades and four weeks have passed since Alex Pietrangelo hoisted sport’s most storied chalice, officially triggering hockey’s off-season. With a top-heavy draft, a couple intriguing free-agency bidding wars, coaches fired and hired, and RFA negotiations as tricky...

NHL Trade Rumors heating up before Christmas trade freeze

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NHL, Boomi partner for O.R.G. China Games

NEW YORK - BOOMi, a superhero bear who is passionate about hockey and the star of the popular animated series Super BOOMI, will serve as a family ambassador for the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™, the National Hockey League announced...

Henrik Zetterberg’s NHL career over due to back injury – ProHockeyTalk

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Ducks retire Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27 to rafters | NHL

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Doug Wilson has been a Shark in NHL trade waters

It seemed like the days of being able to assemble a Big Three on defence were all but gone.Ray Bourque, Adam Foote and Rob Blake in Colorado. Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer and Brian Rafalski in New Jersey. Nicklas Lidstrom,...

NHL trade deadline day ‘a nervous time’ for some players

Tomas Tatar had a feeling he was going to be on the move. It was just a matter of where.A member of the Detroit Red Wings for the previous seven seasons, Tatar was sitting at home monitoring the TV...

Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan agree to 4-year extension

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Bellows Returns to NHL roster

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The Most Innovative Sports Game of the Year

Of the four major sports that have video game franchises on multiple consoles, professional hockey is probably the least popular. The NFL has a pretty massive viewership with Madden being the longest-tenured of the current sports titles, the NBA...

Brayden Point keeps making points with everybody in NHL

The story is, Steve Yzerman went to scout defenceman Morgan Rielly when he was playing in Moose Jaw in 2012 and couldn’t take his eyes off a little centre named Brayden Point on the same junior team.“Who’s that?” the...

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Summer ends, NHL teams at battle stations as the real thing gets underway

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3 things we learned in the NHL: Carter Hart shines again

Carter Hart continued to showcase why he’s one of the NHL’s top young netminders, Mika Zibanejad made Rangers history by putting home yet another game-winner and David Pastrnak entered goal-scoring territory few Bruins have before. Here are three things we...

Addition of Karlsson sets up a fierce fight in NHL’s Western Conference

If the Canucks didn't already face an uphill battle to compete in the NHL's Western Conference, they certainly do now with the additions of Erik Karlsson to San Jose and Ilya Kovalchuk to Los AngelesJust one more sleep to...

Islanders’ future uncertain after heartbreak

RALEIGH , N.C. — The template of success under Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz has been established, the baseline of accountability and work ethic etched now into the logo made famous by the dynasty teams. But even though there is...

2019 NHL Entry Draft Top 31: Is Jack Hughes’ position as the projected first...

In an era in which teams appear far more inclined to...

Over the boards: Youth adding spice to NHL, despite sourness of screwups

The irony was not lost on anyone who had talked to John Tortorella that day.In a recent visit to Toronto, Tortorella explained how he worries less and less about players making mistakes, and more about providing positive feedback in...

Flyers Mascot Gritty Hits on Kim Kardashian in New Interview

The new mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, Gritty, has been both...

NHL free agency tracker 2020: Live updates on news, rumors, signings and trades

The 2020 NHL offseason is here and free agency should certainly be a doozy. Some of the biggest names in the game — i.e., Alex Pietrangelo, Torey Krug and Taylor Hall — are available at the right price and term. And...

3 things we learned in the NHL: Allen hits milestone by blanking Jets

The Winnipeg Jets‘ mighty power play was kept off the scoresheet, Connor McDavid continued is in some pretty good company and the Dallas Stars got a quick burst of offence on rout to their fourth straight win. Here are three...

2019 Draft Diary: Raphael Lavoie

Raphael Lavoie (6-foot-4, 196 pounds) is a right-handed center in his third season with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 18-year-old, who had 73 points (32 goals, 41 assists) and 206 shots on goal in 62...

Apparently The Regular Season Is Irrelevant In The NHL

While the opening round of the NBA playoffs so far could have been blindly simulated, chaos is governing the ice. Ranked dead last in early January, the St. Louis Blues completed arguably the greatest midseason U-turn in NHL history by...

33 Alumni Teams playable in Franchise mode

NHL 20 will feature alumni teams and allow you to do a lot of things with them you couldn’t do before.33 Alumni teams will be available to play in Franchise mode in NHL 20. This means the teams can...

NHL roundup: Karlsson makes history in Sharks’ win

Erik Karlsson had three assists to extend his point streak to 13 games and set a franchise record for the San Jose Sharks in a 3-1 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl...

Sharks vs. Blue Jackets live stream: Watch NHL game on MyTeams

The Sharks' four-game homestand continues with another opponent from theEastern Conference's  Metropolitan Division, as the Columbus Blue Jackets make their only trip of the season to SAP...

Islanders anxious after Anders Lee suffers leg injury

The sight of captain Anders Lee trying to crawl off the ice and then being helped limping to the Islanders’ dressing room was disquieting to his teammates. ...

What could restricted NHL free agents fetch?

One down. So many more to go.On Thursday, Calgary hockey fans breathed a huge sigh of relief as newly acquired defenceman Noah Hanifin signed a six-year extension with an average annual cap hit of $4.95-million. It was almost a...

Plekanec scores in 1,000th NHL game as Canadiens beat Red Wings

MONTREAL — It looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before Monday night’s game. That’s how head coach Claude Julien described the veteran Plekanec, who scored in his 1,000th NHL game as the...

NHL Rumor Roundup: Bruins bide time before considering trades for winger | NHL

Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's Rumor Roundup column serves...

The Complete NHL 2018-19 Regular Season TV Schedule on NBC Sports | Television

NBC Sports is ready to drop the puck on the 2018-19 NHL regular season.On opening night, October 3, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals raise their long-awaited Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters of Capital One Arena before...

Fantasy NHL – Josh Anderson among week’s best waiver adds

Every week, we'll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we'll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at...

Can Leafs’ Cody Ceci finally find his stride with Toronto? It’s a toss-up

Cody Ceci's getting a second chance.The 25-year-old defenseman never truly found his footing with the Ottawa Senators, and after being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier in the offseason, he'll look to prove his worth and make the...

Sharks’ forward Joe Thornton continues reaching career and NHL milestones

SAN JOSE — There was no denying the Sharks missed Timo Meier when he was out of the lineup for three games. While San Jose has many weapons it can use at its...

2018 NHL Draft Check-In: Panthers Found Talent in Early, Late Rounds

"It's been an exciting two days for our organization," Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon said after the draft. "We've added great skill, speed, size and character to our system. We are thrilled to have...

Three questions facing Dallas Stars

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Dallas Stars.  1. Will Jim Montgomery help develop younger players?The Stars hired Montgomery as coach May 4, three weeks after Ken...

Blue Jackets look to keep establishing team culture

When John Tortorella arrived in Columbus, he made no bones about one fact -- the Blue Jackets needed to earn the respect of the National Hockey League.  The only way to do so was to win and do it consistently. If...

NHL well represented at World Pride Parade

NEW YORK -- Andrew Ference marveled at the rainbow-colored mass of humanity that flooded midtown Manhattan on Sunday for the 2019 World Pride Parade."This is a sign of progress," said Ference, a retired NHL defenseman and the League's Director...

Scheifele sends Jets past Blackhawks 4-3 in OT | NHL

CHICAGO – Mark Scheifele scored twice, including 50 seconds into overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Scheifele dug the puck...

What the Puck: A Canadiens-obsessed take on this year’s NHL playoffs

I watch the playoffs as a Habs fan and if you’re reading this column, there’s a good chance you do, too.We see everything through our Habs-centric point of view. After the shocking elimination of the Winnipeg Jets by the...

NHL rumors 2019: Chris Kreider, Kasperi Kapanen and the top candidates to change clubs...

Since the NHL implemented the salary cap in 2005, off-season trades involving notable players tend to occur between mid-June and early-July. As teams run out of salary cap space, significant trades usually peter out by now.This summer, however, there's...

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Julio Cortez/Associated PressMuch of the player movement heading into the 2019-20 campaign is in the rearview mirror at this point of the offseason, but there are still rumors circulating around the NHL world as the season approaches.With that in...

Six Incoming Terriers Picked in 2019 NHL Draft, Including the Ninth Overall | BU...

Boston University hockey fans had good reason to pay close attention to this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Six incoming Terrier freshmen were drafted, tying BU with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota for the most...

NHL free agency rumors: Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner to extend contract negotiations past July...

The Toronto Maple Leafs might have another contentious contract negotiation on their hands.Less than a year after talks surrounding William Nylander's new deal kept the 23-year-old out of the Leafs squad for months, the club appears to be headed...

Multiple teams discussing offer sheet with Mitch Marner

Mitch Marner is one of the best restricted free agents on the market and his contract negotiation with the Toronto Maple Leafs has made him the center of attention.Mitch Marner‘s next contract has been the source of annoyance for...

NHL Ones tips in NHL 19’s World of Chel

Here are five tips to help you win while playing NHL Ones in NHL 19's World of Chel. With NHL 19 came an entirely new take on video-game hockey called the World of Chel. Within this online hockey hub is...

NHL Free Agency 2019: Don’t Build Around a Goalie

On July 1, the NHL’s first day of free agency,...

NHL Player Safety should give heavier fines for repeat offenders

Although fighting in the NHL has been on a steady decline since 2013, the number of games lost due to suspension remains stagnant in recent years. NHL Player Safety needs to step in.According to the NHL Player Safety’s FAQ, a player is...

NHL Odds: Bruins Betting Favorites In Home Tilt Vs. Capitals | Odds

The Boston Bruins will be looking to extend their longest winning streak of the season to six games on Thursday night when they host the Washington Capitals as -145 favorites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston...

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 30-21 | NHL.com

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Planning to profit off NHL Seattle season tickets? Team’s actions suggest limits are coming

Ohio resident Mark Alessandro insists he isn’t a professional broker, just an “avid sports fan’’ who travels heavily for work and offsets season-ticket costs for multiple teams by reselling most of them. But when NHL Seattle...

2020 NHL Stanley Cup First Round

The New York Islanders did what they do best on Thursday night and completely shut down the Washington Capitals in a 4-0 Game 5 win. That win will send the Islanders to the Second Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup...

Valley News – NHL Roundup: Bruins Honor ‘Nifty,’ Retire His No. 16

Boston — Rick Middleton raised his No. 16 to the TD Garden rafters Thursday night, nearly three decades after playing his final game with the Bruins.Middleton, nicknamed “Nifty,” spent 12 seasons with the black and gold from 1976...

Bruins return to ice trying to make most of time off before Cup Final

BOSTON -- Bruce Cassidy has found one unexpected benefit of the time off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final."In terms of our preparation we're kind of looking at two teams," the Boston Bruins coach said of the...

Senators, Oilers among underdogs on Thursday NHL odds

The Ottawa Senators are pegged as +120 home underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com for Thursday night as they host the Vegas Golden Knights. Several Senators players were left red-faced following the release of a video...

Blue Jackets thank fans for raucous playoff support

John Tortorella wanted everyone to know. Before the Blue Jackets head coach answered questions from the media during last week's Exit Day, he wanted to deliver a message to the Columbus fan base. "I want to thank the community as far...

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Every general manager has an extremely difficult job when trying to assemble a championship contending team. No matter the sport it is a daunting task that requires vision, a plan, an ability to actually perform that plan, having the right...

MacKinnon of Avalanche won’t need surgery for shoulder injury

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon won't need surgery for the shoulder injury he sustained during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and will be ready for training camp, general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday.MacKinnon, who had 13 points...

One man’s list of his least favorite arenas that once housed NHL teams

Nearly a decade has passed since the Penguins played their final game at Mellon Arena, and fans who attended games there seem to have a panoply of memories, positive and otherwise, about the place. Similarly, reporters who cover the NHL...

Sturm has memorable NHL debut with Wild

Wild center Nico Sturm will remember getting the ice to himself for a few laps during warm-ups. ...

Canucks release ticket information for 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

Tickets will be in short supply for the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. The Canucks released information about the league event they’re hosting at Rogers Arena next month, with tickets going on sale next week. Round 1 is the marquee night,...

New FP hockey columnist finds intriguing insights in NHL data

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Matthew Stienburg on less travelled path from prep school to NHL prospect

Matthew Stienburg was in his second year of bantam hockey and getting ready to celebrate the Christmas holidays when he got sick with the flu. As he was recovering, he noticed his shoulders and hip were sore and getting progressively...

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Thursday’s round of NHL Rumours takes a predominantly Canadian twist, as teams north...

NHL Insiders Link Brandon Saad To Bruins; Should Boston Try To Trade For Winger?...

The rumor mill keeps on churning out, well, rumors. One of the latest? Brandon Saad being linked to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins reportedly were one of the teams to swing and miss on Blake Coleman, the now-Tampa Bay Lightning winger...

Artemi Panarin: With NHL Free Agency Interview Window Open Expect New York Rangers to...

Since the whirlwind that was the 2019 NHL Draft has come and gone, teams now will shift their focus to free agency. In the case of the New York Rangers that means Artemi Panarin. Today is the...

Cats & Coffee: Promo Night Giveaway; Open House at BB&T

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment, presented by Koffee Kult, in which we serve up an exciting look at what's on deck for your Florida Panthers. Like our friends at Koffee Kult, this forecast...

Ariana Grande was hit by NHL pucks twice as a child

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NHL foot pass: T.J. Oshie, Mason Crosby others share advantageous skill

Midway through the first period of Game 3 in the Stanley Cup final, a lifetime of athletic training—quite literally—kicked into action for Capitals...

Sharks vs. Oilers live stream: How to watch NHL game online, on TV

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets begin big week of preseason games at Buffalo

BLUE JACKETS at SABRES Wednesday, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center, Buffalo (97.1 The Fan) Less than a week from now, the Blue Jackets' roster for the opening game vs. Toronto on Oct. 4 will have to be set. In other words, we're down...

Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labour deadline

Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL — in 2015.As he became one of hockey’s best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there...

NHL Plays: Sunday

DRAFT is back for another season of quick and exciting daily fantasy action. Their DFS platform offers poolies with a chance to participate in a format that most of us have grown very accustomed to over the years. You...

Valley News – NHL Roundup: Devils Pluck Penguins for Rare Road Decision

Pittsburgh — Travis Zajac had a goal and three assists, Keith Kinkaid made 37 saves and the New Jersey Devils had little trouble in a 6-3 victory over the sluggish Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.Pavel Zacha, Damon Severson, Brian...

Kindness, humility made Red Kelly a different kind of NHL legend

I ran into Red Kelly’s daughter in our neighbourhood earlier this week, like I do from time to time. She said her Hall of Fame father had been at Sunnybrook Hospital for a few weeks, but was hopefully going...

NHL mock draft 2019: Senators, Rangers, Ducks gain stock in post-trade deadline edition |...

It’s been less than a week since the NHL’s trade deadline...

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche FREE Live Stream: Watch NHL hockey online (3/29/19) |...

The Colorado Avalanche, led by center Nathan MacKinnon, face the Arizona Coyotes, led by defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larson, in NHL regular season action on Friday, March 29, 2019 (3/29/19) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado at 9 p.m....

NHL no longer pretending sports betting is bad

With apologies to the old yarn, and regardless of who might have said it first -- Winston Churchill often gets the credit -- with Gary Bettman it is almost always a matter of haggling about the price. Witness the most...

NHL: Nelson scores early in OT, Islanders beat Wild 3-2 | News, Sports, Jobs

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Key Dates for the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Offseason

In a normal year, July 1 would traditionally mark the opening of the NHL’s unrestricted free agency period. The past year and a half have been anything but normal, but the league is back in full swing...

Simmonds agrees to one-year contract with Devils

Wayne Simmonds agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Monday.The 30-year-old forward had 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in 79 regular-season games with the Nashville Predators and Philadelphia Flyers last...

NHL roundup: Islanders damage Rangers’ playoff hopes

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Cats & Coffee: Homestand Concludes; Pucks & Pints Beerfest

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment, presented by Koffee Kult, in which we serve up an exciting look at what's on deck for your Florida Panthers. Like our friends at Koffee Kult, this forecast...

Five NHL players that have crushed expectations in 2018-19

Balancing expectations can be tricky. Teams want to see improvements from all of their players, but not everyone can take the next step forward. Naturally, some players get better, some get worse, and some stay largely the same. For...

Blues’ season saviour Binnington has travelled long, winding road to NHL

Jordan Binnington, the goalie who has single-handedly saved the St. Louis Blues’ season, used to have The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air painted on the side of his mask.It was an odd choice for someone who wasn’t even born when...

Ottawa Senators pleased so far with Rudolfs Balcers

SAN JOSE — Rudolfs Balcers walked into SAP Center on Friday afternoon — like he has so many times before — and made his way to the hallway that houses the dressing rooms for both visiting NHL teams and...

N.Y. Rangers, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks

We’re closing in on the dog days of August but we still have plenty of NHL rumours for you. Teams need to be...

NHL Goalies – Houston Chronicle

https://www.chron.com/sports/other-sports/article/NHL-Goalies-13324157.php Published ...

As the Marner contract stalemate simmers, the NHL considers a better way

The waiting game in Mitch Marner’s contract talks with the Maple Leafs is being fuelled in part by the fact that there are simply no comparables to provide parameters for getting the deal done.And so, a suggestion has been...

Hurricanes’ Foegele among surprises to make NHL rosters

AP Published 2:04 a.m. ET Oct. 2, 2018 Montreal Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Artturi Lehkonen, left,...

Top prospects for Anaheim Ducks

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Anaheim Ducks, according to NHL.com.  1. Trevor Zegras, FHow acquired: Selected with No. 9 pick in 2019 NHL DraftLast...

Predators look to keep ball rolling vs. Wild

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with the Tuesday night’s matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports...

Sharks Re-Sign Forward Dylan Gambrell

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7) to a two-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed."Dylan had...

Why Flyers’ Prospect Morgan Frost Is Not Ready for NHL

VOORHEES, N.J.-- It certainly looked and sounded good in theory.Take a first-round pick who exploded for 112 points in juniors in the season after he was drafted and pencil him in as the Flyers' third-line center.After all, defenseman Ivan...

Avalanche bounce Flames in first round

Associated Press Published 1:32 a.m. ET April 20, 2019 ...

Sharks vs. Ducks live stream: Watch NHL game online on MyTeams

Nobody would ever expect the Ducks to make a win easy on the Sharks. After a shootout loss to the Hurricanes on Friday night, the Sharks were looking to exploit the Ducks' weaknesses early and...

Wednesday’s NHL notebook: Wild lose Koivu to knee injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament and cartilage in his right knee. Koivu tore his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, and is expected to have surgery...

NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens

NHL rumours continue to roll out in the middle of summer for you to read and enjoy. Teams are still signing players and...

Four stunning numbers as NHL season enters stretch run

Every month we take a look at some stunning numbers around the NHL.What is standing out to us lately?Let’s take a look…The Islanders’ worst-to-first turnaroundThe 2017-18 New York Islanders were one of the worst defensive teams of the modern...

Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Wild, More

In our second look at the NHL rumor rundown report for January 9, 2020, we continue with more news out of Craig Custance’s Top 27 trade candidates piece plus get into news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets. There are updates...

TRAIKOS: Dark days ahead for NHL clubs and restricted free agents?

Agents call it the “Dark Year.”It’s the period of time when an NHL player comes out of his entry-level contract. And it’s an appropriate term for what William Nylander is going through right now.As a Group 2 restricted free...

New York Islanders can snap longest active NHL streak on Saturday

While the New York Islanders officially clinched a playoff berth last weekend, they can also snap a streak that has endured since the late 1980s.The 2018-19 New York Islanders are already a wonderful story. After suffering an offseason that saw...

Canucks, Lightning, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Steve Yzerman, the Toronto organization and their coaches and Pete DeBoer and the Sharks. Loui Eriksson Gone After July 1? We reported the other...

NHL Draft Insider Roundtable: Which prospect do you find most intriguing?

Heading towards the NHL Draft, a panel of three Sportsnet Insiders — Sam Cosentino, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman — were asked for their thoughts on some players in the 2019 class and where some noticeable trends at the...

New York Islanders Are a Big Market Team in NHL

There’s something we tend to forget in the discussion around the desirability of playing for the New York Islanders and it’s the region itself. The Islanders are actually a big market team.We found out thanks to the Athletic’s (subscription...

2019 NHL Prospect tournament: Blackhawks vs. Blues recap, highlights

The Blackhawks allowed four unanswered goals in a 4-2 loss to the Blues on Monday in Traverse City, Michigan. Chicago was without its top two prospects in defenseman Adam Boqvist and center Kirby Dach as Rockford head...

Seattle arena construction won’t get green light until NHL awards franchise – TheHockeyNews

The Seattle Hockey Group won’t be allowed to begin their $700-million renovation of KeyArena until the NHL awards the city an expansion franchise. If the NHL wants to see Seattle begin construction on a new arena, the league is going...

WJC Day 1 roundup: United States rallies for victory against Slovakia

Goalie Kyle Keyser (Boston Bruins) made 13 saves, including a penalty-shot attempt by Adam Liska 13:15 into the third to help U.S. maintain the lead.Anderson (Los Angeles Kings), a defenseman, scored a power-play goal 1:10 into the third for...

NHL Draft 2019: 3 takeaways from Jack Hughes’ dominant performance to send U.S. to...

Jack Hughes made sure the United States’ U18 World Championship run wouldn’t end on Thursday. His four-point performance, featuring a natural hat trick and an assist, propelled the U.S. to a 6-0 victory over Finland in the...

Mike Gillis, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis would like to return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames may have been looking elsewhere before going with Milan Lucic and the New York...

Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, Predators, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Vancouver as it pertains to both Sven Baertschi and Loui Eriksson, the Dallas Stars are trying to trade a defenseman, the Chicago Blackhawks shopping a forward and...

The door is open for Coyotes’ Raanta to prove he’s one of the NHL’s...

In the face of multiple injuries last season, Arizona Coyotes netminder Antti Raanta posted some of the NHL’s best goaltending marks. This season, he can take aim at staking a claim as one of the league’s standout keepers. Of the...

NHL criticizes arbitrator’s reduced penalty

AP Published 2:18 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2018 | Updated 4:26 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2018FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing...

NHL trade rumors: Top 10 players most likely to be dealt at the 2019...

The NHL's 2019 trade deadline is fast approaching, and rumors are swirling over which players...

Top NHL prospects to watch in college hockey postseason

UConn goalie Adam Huska leapt from the NCAA ranks to an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers, and 2019 Hobey Baker nominee...

Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2018-19

NHL.com ranks the top fantasy hockey forward lines and tracks notable changes and production trends every Sunday during the 2018-19 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy. PRODUCTION TRENDS-- The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-0-1 in their first five games, and...

Let’s give the NHL no reason to delay expansion to Seattle beyond 2020

It's in the best interests of Seattle taxpayers and hockey fans to have the new NHL franchise launch in October 2020 and not one year later. So, city politicians supporting a KeyArena renovation must help it finish on time...

Inside the King of NHL 94 tournament

Note: Some names have been changed by personal request.RICHMOND, British Columbia -- It was a typical, late October day in this suburb of Vancouver. The temperature was getting colder but still pretty bearable (especially compared to most of the...

Ex-Rangers exec gives inside take on NHL offersheet drama

When the Canadiens extended their offer sheet to Sebastian Aho a couple of weeks ago, which included a poison pill in the form of $21 million in signing bonuses coming due within the first 12 months of the agreement,...

Detroit Red Wings fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Detroit Red Wings players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more...

For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stands on the ice during a break in the action in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP...

Best Team Offensively In The NHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs have the best team offensively in the NHL and it is not even close.I know what you are thinking, “another delusional Toronto Maple Leafs fan”, well, you are right! I am delusional because I have...

Chris Kreider fined $5,000 by NHL for elbowing Canucks’ Elias Pettersson

CALGARY — David Quinn gave the Rangers the day off in Calgary Thursday, and it probably was just as well, given how poorly things went...

Oilers, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news that the Pittsburgh Penguins might find it worthwhile sniffing around Jesse Puljujarvi out of Edmonton. Meanwhile, Elliotte Friedman reports buzz contrary to the latest on Jake Gardiner and notes the Toronto...

My first NHL Camp … Ronnie Attard

Day 1: A whole new worldWell what a couple of days it's been since draft!Tweet from @NHLFlyers: He just can���t stop smiling. 😁 @ronnieattard | #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/0PyKHrDr4iOnce I left the rink, I went out to the dinner with my...

Ex-NHL star does not like today’s NHL playing style

Any hockey-watching veteran can tell you that the way NHL teams play today is very different than how it used to be.But that claim is a little more serious coming from someone who’s been a part of that change...

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees

AP Published 2:19 a.m. ET Dec. 24, 2018 | Updated 2:51 a.m. ET Dec. 24, 2018FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018 file photo, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus...

NHL: Oilers taking Edmonton on mind-bending journey through season

At least the head coach can identify with it and relate to it.Ken Hitchcock is a born and bred Edmontonian, and he said: “Yeah, I get that.”Your agent had just made a statement that in my 51 years writing...

Facts and Figures: Bruins have historical advantage after Game 1 win

The Boston Bruins have history on their side after their 5-2 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at TD Garden on Thursday.Teams that win Game 1 of the best-of-7 conference finals in...

Vitali Kravstov’s first NHL goal gets waved off after review

The Garden crowd got excited when they thought they’d witnessed the first NHL goal of Rangers rookie Vitali Kravtsov’s career. Kravtsov took a pass from Pavel Buchnevich...

Could the NHL be a leader in pot policy?

CLOSE In just five days since legalizing marijuana, Canada’s licensed marijuana retailers are already facing a shortage. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story. Buzz60Could the Toronto Maple Leafs logo be replace by...

NHL Players Vote Brad Marchand As Both The Best And Worst Trash Talker In...

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Marchand really is incredible. Not only does he possess world-class talent as a hockey player, but he also has a knack for always finding a way to get under opponents’ skin. While Marchand...

Matt Cullen retires after 21 NHL seasons, three Stanley Cups – ProHockeyTalk

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National...

Flames defeat Kings for 50th win of season

LOS ANGELES -- The Calgary Flames won their 50th game, 7-2 against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Monday.The 1988-89 Flames, who went 54-17 with nine ties, are the only other team in Calgary/Atlanta Flames history to...

3 things we learned in the NHL: Patrick Kane passes the Golden Jet

Patrick Kane passed a Chicago Blackhawks legend in the record books, Filip Forsberg set a new milestone with the Nashville Predators and Elias Lindholm seems to be enjoying his time in Western Canada. Here are three things we learned in...

Edmonton Oilers notes: Todd Nelson is back in the NHL as Dallas assistant

DALLAS — Rookie head coaches hire assistants most often because they knew them from another picture show and so it is with Dallas head man Jim Montgomery and ex-Oiler head coach Todd Nelson.They were teammates on the ’95-96 Hershey...

The Great Goalie Ranking: NHL Backup Edition

Last week it was The Great Goalie Ranking, which slotted the NHL’s starting netminders from No. 1 (hello, Andrei Vasilevskiy) to No. 31 (prove me wrong, Joonas Korpisalo). This week, let’s do the backups. But instead of a coldly calculated...

N.H.L. Playoffs: Blues Oust Jets as Home Team Finally Wins

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2, in Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.The...

Fantasy NHL – Previewing the wing position from a fantasy angle for the 2018...

The fight for or against penalty minutes as a standard category for fantasy hockey has become pretty polarizing. But the holdover from traditional fantasy hockey setups that riles me up even more is the delineation between left wing and...

Ryan Getzlaf’s NHL Career Could be Coming to a Close

Ryan Getzlaf has had an illustrious career with the Anaheim Ducks over the past 14 seasons, but is his time in the NHL coming to a close? We need to talk about that!It is a tough pill to swallow,...

We’re headed to a Unicorn draft in the NHL, which plays into hands of...

It’s the Year of the Forward in the NHL draft, which plays into the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.Edmonton has plenty of defensive depth right now with prospects like Caleb Jones, Dmitri Samorukov, William Lagesson, Ethan Bear and Joel...

Red Kelly, NHL great and former member of Parliament, too

When Red Kelly's number four is retired by the Detroit Red Wings on Feb. 1, it will be the second such honour bestowed on the NHL great — the number four he wore for the Toronto Maple Leafs was retired in 2016.  Len...

Ennis’ first NHL hat trick paces the Leafs to win over Flames

CALGARY — After his club’s morning skate on Monday, Bill Peters was asked about the dangers the Maple Leafs were bound to present hours later.“We don’t have enough time to go through the whole litany,” the Calgary Flames coach...

Flyers Talk podcast: All types of Flyers fodder during NHL hiatus

Consider this Claude Giroux's way of saying he misses his teammates. Less buzz in the team's text message and fewer hopeless FaceTime attempts would be nice. “We have a busy group chat —...

Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals predictions

The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks are the overwhelming favorites to meet in the Stanley Cup Final, according to a panel of 15 NHL.com experts.Eleven of the 15 predicted the Bruins would defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in the...

Penguins prospect Samuel Poulin learning about life in NHL

19 minutes ago The NHL isn’t foreign to Samuel Poulin. After all, the Penguins forward prospect is the son of a former NHLer, Patrick Poulin. But playing in the league is a different endeavor. He was introduced to that aspect of the...

NBC Sports Ratings Boosted By Kentucky Derby, NHL Hockey Playoffs – Deadline

NBC Sports’ Saturday coverage of the controversial 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC, followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5, delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen. At the Kentucky...

Marchand, Wilson and NHL’s approach to bad reputations

10:30 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN "What-about-ism" is a cancer that eats away our rational discourse. It's a rhetorical crutch. It's a logical fallacy. It's a diversionary tactic, a flare of false equivalency shot into the air in the hopes of...

Who’s going to represent the Sharks at the NHL All Star Game?

SAN JOSE — Heading into the Christmas break, the Sharks are starting to look like the Stanley Cup contenders that everyone predicted they’d be back in training camp. They’ve won seven of nine games, putting together a season best...

MELTZER: Takeaways from Today | NHL.com

Emotions at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Monday spanned the gamut from the difficult collection of feelings that arise any time a head coach is dismissed to the excited anticipation of Carter Hart preparing for his first NHL...

Flames assess damage after first-round NHL playoff exit

CALGARY—The shock was fading, but the sting wasn’t for the Calgary Flames.The top seed in the NHL’s Western Conference was still coming to grips Monday with exiting the first round of playoffs in five games at the hands of...

Future Watch: 10 AHL players expected to battle for NHL jobs next season

We’re at the point of the year where teams have already begun putting together their rosters for next season, with GMs well aware of how their young prospects fared in the AHL. With just two teams remaining — Calder...

Minnesota Wild fantasy preview for 2018-19

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Minnesota Wild players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more fantasy...

AROUND THE NHL | Thursday’s games

October 12, 2018 at 12:00a.m. Penguins 4, Golden Knights 2 PITTSBURGH Phil Kessel scored...

Crosby on the Subban incident, Golden Goal, Johnson’s baseball brawl

Make no mistake, Sidney Crosby’s got stories. Though the longtime face of the NHL has always seemed most unfettered when that face is hidden away behind a CCM helmet and visor, the Cole Harbour king’s 14-year career has seen no...

Toronto Maple Leafs Move into 1st Place in NHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ducks in overtime last night by a final score of 2-1.Morgan Rielly scored the overtime winner on a feed from Mitch Marner, and with the subsequent two points the Toronto Maple Leafs have...

NHL-Sponsored Program Offering Kids Affordable Hockey Lessons, Opens Registration for Local Classes

July 24, 2019, Staff Report “Learn to Play,” an NHL-sponsored program that provides affordable hockey lessons and equipment to kids ages 5 to 8, has opened registration for locally-hosted sessions. Classes will be hosted at LIC-ICE, an indoor ice skating facility...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars even series

Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) is unable to score past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Colton Parayko, right, during the third period. (Photo: Jeff Roberson, Associated Press)St. Louis — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his...

Regina NHL draft prospect hopeful for another shot at gold after missing U18 worlds

REGINA -- As Canada takes on Russia in the IIHF U18 Men’s World Hockey Championships Thursday night, one member from Saskatchewan isn’t suiting up. Regina’s Cole Sillinger...

Viktor Arvidsson Is On The Best Contract In The NHL

When looking at some of the best contracts in the NHL, there is a name that stands out amongst all of them, and that is Viktor Arvidsson of the Nashville Predators.On a $4.25 million contract running until the 2023-24...

Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Hurricanes, Sharks get Game 1 wins

12:15 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks ended their previous series with big rallies, and that momentum carried over to the second round. Both are now out to 1-0 series leads.Here's what happened in the...

Analyzing how and why NHL power plays are scoring at such a high rate

A few weeks into the 2018-19 NHL season, a familiar trend is happening: goals per game are up and save percentage is down for the third straight season. Equipment changes, specifically smaller chest pads, are likely partially to thank...

Maple Leafs lead Canadian teams on NHL over/under point totals

The Toronto Maple Leafs have endured an off-season of change, parting ways with a number of key veterans, and have yet to come to terms on a new contract with restricted free agent forward Mitch Marner. But while the Maple...

Ovechkin, Backstrom expected by owner to finish careers with Capitals

WASHINGTON -- The owner of the Washington Capitals said he expects Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to play their entire NHL careers with the team.Ted Leonsis said Thursday he's not worried about Ovechkin or Backstrom re-signing when their contract...

NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

CLOSENEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters.Brodeur returning to the place...

Hometown heroes: mapping out the birthplaces of every current Canadian NHL player

Interactive dashboard by Nick Kirmse View full screen desktop version of interactive dashboard On a phone? View the mobile version We all know that Canadians dominate the NHL, but...

4 NHL storylines worth following as Stanley Cup playoffs loom

The 2018-19 NHL regular season is down to its final 33 games and four days.Plenty has been decided. The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy a couple of weeks ago. The Ottawa Senators have last place overall locked...

Fantasy NHL – A pair of Montreal Canadiens are among week’s best waiver adds

Every week, we'll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we'll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at...

An Interview with Kimmo Timonen: on making the NHL from Europe, and much more

I recently found myself re-watching some Flyers highlights from years old. Thanks to YouTube, I was able to find games from 1994-95, 1996-97, 2001-02, and 2003-04. These games are mostly against the Rangers during their Mark Messier,...

Four Canton natives launch NHL podcast

Caption: Photo submitted by Patrick Sullivan. By MATT LINDSEY North Country This Week Four high school buddies have turned casual conversations about hockey over a beer into a podcast that is slowly gaining the attention of national advertisers. The Blue Line Hockey Club...

Ovechkin? Gretzky? Lemieux? Who is the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history?

On Dec. 11, Washington's Alexander Ovechkin scored yet another hat trick, including his 25th goal of the season and the 632nd of his career.With his eighth 50-goal season within reach, it's safe to say 33-year-old Russian is a pretty hot goal-scorer.But is the new Stanley...

Fantasy hockey forecaster for the week of Oct. 22-28

One of my favorite overlooked statistics for fantasy is missed shots, as tracked by the NHL. We look for talent and opportunity in the fantasy realm, and one of the best indicators of opportunity is shots on goal. After...

Edmonton Oilers have interest in Derick Brassard

In need of a third-line center, the Edmonton Oilers are reportedly talking to free agent center Derick Brassard.The Edmonton Oilers have been surprisingly active this offseason. They’ve hired Dave Tippett away from Seattle’s front office to be their new...

Beyond Headlines: NHL labour peace? Dare to dream

‘Beyond the Headlines’ is a deeper dive into some of the stories — and even some that weren’t — discussed each week on Hockey Night in Canada’s ‘Headlines’ segment. It is the dream of every NHL fan, player, media member...

Valley News – Unlikely Team Leading Decline in NHL Fights

Hockey in the NHL is a far different game than it was 45 years ago, when the Broad Street Bullies ruled the ice with their fists.In the 1970s, the Philadelphia Flyers had guys like Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, Bob...

The 2019-20 NHL standings as predicted by oddsmakers

The dust has settled on NHL free agency, leaving fans with a long wait until the season starts in October. For most teams, it’s a time of optimism. If your young players take the next step and new acquisitions fit...

The top five 2020 NHL draft prospects at the World Junior Summer Showcase

News The fun part of the World Junior Summer Showcase gets underway on Tuesday, with four teams battling it out in preparation of the big event in December. Let's take a quick peek on some of the top 2020 NHL...

A ranking of the 31 NHL teams’ No. 1 defenseman in 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews

A midsummer ranking of the No. 1 defenseman on the NHL’s 31 teams. There are two things to keep in mind when reading this. First, this is a ranking of each team’s No. 1 defenseman. It is not a ranking of...

Journey as an NHL rookie continues for Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi

It has been quite a journey so far for Jesperi Kotkaniemi since the Canadiens selected him with the No. 3 overall pick at last June’s NHL Draft.“I need to write a book about that,” Kotkaniemi said with a smile...

NHL On Tap: Hall’s debut for Sabres among top storylines

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the 10 games on Thursday.  MORE GAME COVERAGE: Projected lineups | DFS Picks Hall's...

Sharks avoid elimination with Game 5 win against Golden Knights

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks avoided elimination with a 5-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Thursday.The Sharks trail the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game...

Seattle NHL expansion team arena on schedule to open in summer 2021

SEATTLE -- The New Arena at Seattle Center, which will be home to the Seattle NHL expansion franchise, is on schedule to open in the summer of 2021.The $930 million project, overseen by Oak View Group, includes keeping the...

Jordan Spence Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #57

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will...

World Championship Buzz: Kakko has hat trick for Finland

 Saturday, May 11The tournament continues with six games.Finland 4, Slovakia 2: Kaapo Kakko, a top prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft, had a hat trick for Finland against Slovakia in Group A play at Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia,...

NHL announces betting partnership with William Hill

A day after it was announced that a sportsbook is coming to Capital One Arena, the NHL has furthered its interest in sports betting. Thursday morning, Gary Bettman announced a new partnership with sportsbook operator William...

NHL outdoor games: League trying to get more teams involved

CHICAGO – Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon...

Top 10 trade candidates after free agency

Now that NHL free agent frenzy has been set into motion, let’s explore the top ten players who could be moved over the course of the weeks ahead.July 1st came and went, and the structural basis of the National...

4 Ducks off NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list after ‘false alarm’ – Orange County Register

Danton Heinen, Ben Hutton, Jacob Larsson and Anthony Stolarz exited the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list Thursday, after spending roughly 48 hours on it. Alexander Volkov, the newest Duck, went onto the list after he was acquired Wednesday from the...

Williams’ decision on future with Hurricanes could come this week: report

Justin Williams could decide on his future with the Carolina Hurricanes this week, coach Rod Brind'Amour told The News & Observer on Wednesday.The 37-year-old forward, who helped Carolina reach the Eastern Conference Final last season and is a three-time Stanley...

Expect a different NHL if season resumes, says Flames general manager

The thought of the Calgary Flames playing games without fans in the Saddledome makes Brad Treliving shudder. The Flames general manager says he and the players would accept that scenario, however, if that was a way to complete...

Eichel out for Sabres against Devils

Jack Eichel is not playing for the Buffalo Sabres against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday because of a lower-body injury.Earlier Thursday, Buffalo coach Ralph Krueger revealed the center sustained an injury that sidelined him for multiple weeks before...

Watch Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns’ sons score goal at NHL All-Star Skills event

SAN JOSE -- The NHL All-Star Game provides a rare opportunity to talk with commissioner Gary Bettman about the statue of the league, and he delivered some notable updates when speaking...

Three questions facing Carolina Hurricanes

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Carolina Hurricanes.  1. Will Sebastian Aho's new contract impact his play?Although he led Carolina with an NHL career-high 83 points (30...

Could Kaapo Kakko catch Jack Hughes as top 2019 NHL Draft prospect?

Before we get into this piece, I want to point out that in any year where a No. 1-ranked prospect has clearly held that distinction for a prolonged period the stretch run usually brings some second-guessing. It happened to...

Inside look at Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning.The Tampa Bay Lightning will be one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup after returning much...

Taking An Early Look At Bruins’ Possible Options At NHL Trade Deadline | Boston...

Two of the NHL’s final four teams in the 2017-18 season were big-time buyers at the trade deadline, picking up pieces that were major contributors down the stretch. The Tampa Bay Lightning made the biggest splash, acquiring Ryan McDonagh and...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

The 55 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk...

Training Camp Buzz: Dahlin impresses during scrimmage with Sabres

Welcome to the 2018 preseason! NHL training camps are open and preseason games begin Sunday.This is a busy time, with rookies looking to make a name for themselves and veterans trying to lock down roster spots. Each day we...

Thursday’s NHL on NBCSN matchup

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Thursday’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes. Blackhawks-Hurricanes stream coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports...

NHL Rumours: Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens

With just four weeks until NHL teams start playing pre-season games,...

NHL Rumor Roundup: Is Jimmy Howard the answer to Flames goaltending struggles? | NHL

Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's Rumor Roundup column serves as a one-stop...

Coyne Schofield’s NHL All-Star Skills participation makes big statement

SAN JOSE — It was Kendall Coyne Schofield’s test loop on Thursday that got the idea rolling.The U.S. women’s national team player was in San Jose, along teammate Brianna Decker, and Rebecca Johnston and Renata Fast of Canada, to...

FRIESEN: The time for an NHL for women has come

Two years ago, Halli Krzyzaniak had the rug pulled out from under her skates when the University of North Dakota folded its women’s hockey program.So it felt a little like deja vu for the Brandon native when the Canadian...

Five Calgary Flames Who Could Make the NHL All-Star Game

The 2019 NHL All-Star Game will begin on Jan. 25 with the All-Star Skills Competition and the game will take place the following day on Jan. 26 in San Jose. Since the inception of the three-on-three tournament in 2016,...

Zetterberg could miss season for Red Wings

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Henrik Zetterberg seems increasingly unlikely to play for the Detroit Red Wings this season because of back problems."Henrik's message to me is that his back has not reacted well, that he hasn't had an opportunity to...

Why Alberta’s NHL teams have traded places in 2019, and what Edmonton can do...

There's a genuine Stanley Cup contender based in Alberta this year.It just isn't the one a lot of hockey fans — and experts — expected.As the NHL pauses for its annual all-star game the Flames are exceeding all expectations this season, sitting second...

NHL free agency rumors: Joe Thornton playing in Switzerland, Maple Leafs next?

With the uncertainty of the next season, we'll call it the 2021 season now, Joe Thornton has opted to lace up his skates in Switzerland. The 41-year-old veteran, or legend as HC Davos called him when it announced his return...

Pekka Rinne makes big saves for Nashville Predators

DALLAS — Turns out 35 was the loneliest number on the ice at American Airlines Center on Monday night.The man wearing that number, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, faced some staggering numbers of his own while guiding his team to...

NHL Unveils Plan To Return To The Ice, Playoffs Format And Draft Details –...

UPDATED, 5:15 PM: While the NHL and its players continue to negotiate a deal to resume the paused 2019-20 season, the league has unveiled plans to transition to Phase 2 of its plan to resume. Starting on Monday, its 31...

NHL Rookies To Watch In The 2019-20 Season

One of the most entertaining parts of the NHL preseason is tracking the progress of rookies around the league. Which prospects are ready to make the jump to hockey’s top level? Which ones still need more seasoning?Over the last...

How a Ryerson journalism alum found his footing in the NHL

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Gavin Axelrod Heading into the fall of 2011, Cory Wright was set to graduate the next spring from Ryerson’s School of Journalism. However, Wright would choose to put graduation on hold when the...

NHL helping women pursue officiating

BUFFALO -- Samantha Kline never played hockey. She was a figure skater, one competitive enough to be home-schooled through high school, spending hours a day at her local rink in Florida. A junior team shared the ice, so she...

NHL free agents might want to think about the short term, and cash in...

William Nylander’s contract. Seattle expansion. Potential labour strife. A hockey economy that is going to take off.They are all related.Nylander skipped part of the season to force the Maple Leafs to give him a better deal, a front-loaded, six-year,...

Subban hopes Markov returns to NHL; Canadiens possible

MONTREAL -- P.K. Subban said he hopes Andrei Markov is successful in his attempt to return to the NHL after two seasons away."Everyone knows how I feel about Andrei Markov, both as a player and as a person," the...

Early look at 2020 NHL free agent class – ProHockeyTalk

The 2019 NHL free agent class has mostly been picked over and is now down to the bargain bin of reclamation projects (and, for some reason, Jake Gardiner). So let’s start taking a look to the summer of 2020 and...

Erik Karlsson, Sharks working toward contract extension

NHL rumors: Erik Karlsson, Sharks working toward contract extension originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe Stanley Cup has been lifted, and the NHL's offseason officially is underway for all 31 teams. Before free agency begins, though, the Sharks reportedly are looking...

NHL 19: San Jose Sharks Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

(Image Source: EA Sports) After making it to the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of seasons back, the San Jose Sharks were determined to make it back. So, they brought in Evander Kane, integrated great prospects like Timo Meier into...

NHL notes: Chiarot’s on fire in Montreal

Carey Price and the Canadiens allowed fewer goals than six playoff teams last year and hope the addition of defenceman Ben Chiarot holds that line and reduces it this autumn.Chiarot, who came East from the Winnipeg Jets and signed...

Top 10 scapegoats heading into the 2019-20 season

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesWhether it’s fair or not, each team seems to have at least one scapegoat. Here are the biggest scapegoats in the NHL entering the 2019-20 season.The offseason is a perfect time for the front office...

Carey Price, Robin Lehner, Alex Trebek steal the show

CLOSE SportsPulse: The St. Louis Blues have made history in winning their first ever Stanley Cup. As Kevin Allen puts it, no city in America deserves it more. USA TODAYMontreal Canadiens goalie Carey...

Scott Wheeler’s 2020 NHL prospect pool rankings

Welcome to my inaugural ranking of every NHL team’s prospect pools. Over the next 30 days, I will count down to the NHL organization...

San Jose Sharks forward, set to make NHL debut, is forced to sit –...

Sasha Chmelevski’s NHL debut will have to wait until another day. Roughly 30 minutes before the start of their game with the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, the Sharks, through a team spokesman, announced that Chmelevski would not be playing...