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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...

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

3:11 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Breaking the template is easier for some franchises than others.The Arizona Coyotes hired John Chayka at 26 years old as their general manager, and the reaction was akin to "well, what else are they going...

NHL top 25 under 25: Ranking hockey’s best young stars (1-5) | NHL

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

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...

League is treating the expansion process exactly as they should be

By choosing the correct cities as targets and setting up new franchises for success, Gary Bettman and the NHL are doing expansion the right way.When the NHL began its expansion process back in 2015, there was some skepticism. When the...

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...

Five NHL imports who could make an impact in 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews

Several teams looked to the import market to shore up holes in their lineup this summer, with notable forwards, defensemen and goaltenders coming over from European leagues or the KHL. Here are five players signed from overseas who could...

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...

What does future hold for these 10 notable veteran free agents? – TheHockeyNews

As time winds down before the start of training camp, several notable veteran free agents are still searching for work. But will their next destination be the NHL, overseas or on the links? It was on Sunday that Scottie Upshall...

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...

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...

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...

New York Rangers key statistics

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the New York Rangers.  1. Scoring boostThe Rangers dropped from 253 goals in 2016-17, which ranked fourth in the NHL, to 228...

Ranking the NHL’s 31 starting netminders in 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews

A midsummer ranking of the NHL’s 31 starting goalies entering the 2018-19 season. Who’s the best starting goalie in the NHL? Who’s the worst? Does it hurt when they do the splits? These are some of the random thoughts that...

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...

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...

Fantasy NHL – Previewing the Western Conference for fantasy hockey, team by team

It's been a long summer. Need a quick overview of what you need to know about every Western Conference team as the NHL season comes into view? We got you covered.Central DivisionChicago BlackhawksAs we enter fantasy hockey draft season,...

How NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and Rugby fared overseas

La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday's announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America.While such...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Brady Tkachuk signs entry-level contract with Senators | NHL

It's official: Brady Tkachuk is leaving college. Tkachuk opted to forego his sophomore...

2018-19 NHL farm system rankings – The Athletic

Welcome to​​ The Athletic’s dive into the prospect talent for all 31 NHL organizations. This is a snapshot of the current state of NHL...

Seven prospects who raised 2019 NHL Draft stock at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON -- Here are seven prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft whose stock rose at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual under-18 tournament that ended Saturday night with Canada's 6-2 victory against Sweden in the gold medal game...

Should the NHL change the playoff format?

One of the most interesting and controversial subjects in the NHL is the way the playoffs are going. The league reformatted their divisions and conferences in 2013 to reflect a bit how it was in the 1980’s...

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...

Top prospects for Detroit Red Wings

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Detroit Red Wings, according to NHL.com.  1. Filip Zadina, FHow acquired: Selected with No. 6 pick in 2018 NHL...

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...

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...

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...

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

2:38 PM GMTGreg WyshynskiESPN John Miner could always tell when an opponent was going to drop the reference. It was always a player imported from North America to his pro hockey league in Austria or Switzerland. They'd give him...

New York Rangers NHL season preview: #24 Arizona Coyotes

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 26: Kevin HayesThe 2017-2018 Arizona Coyotes continued the trend of the typical Coyotes’ team. They finished near the bottom of the league standings and selected at the top of the draft.Yet again, the Arizona...

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...

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....

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