1. Predicting the 10 Best Defensive Pairings in the NHL in 2016-17

    Teams have to rely heavily on impact defensemen to drive results in the cap-era NHL , and that usually means a top-flight defender playing the tough minutes with a talented but lesser partner...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 hours ago 2,283 reads 14 comments

  2. Predicting the 10 NHL Players with the Most Penalty Minutes in 2016-17

    The NHL preseason is underway, and fans around the league are seeing their fair share of old-fashioned fights, as players literally battle to get noticed to try to secure big league roster spots...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 14 hours ago 4,606 reads 9 comments

  3. Wayne Gretzky Named NHL's Official Ambassador for Centennial Celebration

    NHL all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky will serve as the league's official ambassador as it celebrates 100 years with a Centennial Celebration beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Dan Rosen of the NHL's official website reported the news Tuesday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 days ago 2,018 reads 8 comments

  4. NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jacob Trouba, Nathan Beaulieu and More

    NHL teams are in training camp, and the preseason has started. The season will start in earnest in just a couple of weeks, and between now and then, general managers and coaches may decide that they do not like the look of their rosters...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 days ago 720 reads 0 comments

  5. Every NHL Team's Best Young Player in the 2016-17 Season

    If the World Cup of Hockey has proved anything, it's that the NHL 's young players are among the most exciting to watch in the world...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 days ago 7,784 reads 28 comments

  6. The Hottest NHL Trade Speculation as the Regular Season Approaches

    NHL training camps are underway, and the Oct. 12 start of the season is on the horizon. The trade-rumor mill is also returning to life...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 days ago 23,426 reads 37 comments

  7. Brad Marchand, Bruins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    Brad Marchand has agreed to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins , according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com and Bob McKenzie of TSN. Marchand, 28, scored 37 goals and added 24 assists in 77 games last season...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 days ago 3,839 reads 20 comments

  8. NHL Veterans Trying to Rebound with New Teams in 2016-17

    NHL training camps are underway, and the start of the 2016-17 season on Oct. 12 is fast approaching. Several notable players, such as Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild, will attempt ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 5 days ago 8,321 reads 34 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 10 Players at the World Cup of Hockey After the Group Stage

    The World Cup of Hockey is through the preliminary round and about to enter the semifinals, giving us a chance to review the outstanding performances...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 days ago 10,472 reads 41 comments

  10. Alexander Steen, Blues Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The St. Louis Blues and forward Alexander Steen came to terms on a contract extension Friday that will pay the veteran a total of $23 million over the next four years. The team officially announced Steen's new deal, which is worth $5...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 days ago 1,267 reads 8 comments

  11. World Cup of Hockey 2016: Semifinal TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

    The World Cup of Hockey, minus co-favorite Team USA, moves onto the semifinal round Saturday and Sunday in Toronto...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 6 days ago 11,108 reads 0 comments

  12. The Player Every NHL Team Is Most Likely to Lose to the Expansion Draft

    The expansion draft, which will create an NHL team in Las Vegas, is set to take place in June 2017. That’s far enough down the line to know lots will change between now and ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 7 days ago 40,720 reads 43 comments

  13. The Biggest Surprises at the World Cup of Hockey so Far

    The round-robin portion of the World Cup of Hockey is nearly in the books. With one day of action remaining, three of four semifinalists have been determined—we're just waiting ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 days ago 13,950 reads 59 comments

  14. Team USA's Awful World Cup of Hockey Blueprint Behind Embarrassing Exit

    Two games into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Team USA finds itself without any possible path to victory. A shocking defeat at the hands of Team Europe, followed by a largely unsurprising ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 8 days ago 1,307 reads 0 comments

  15. Productive NHL Players Most Likely to Retire After the 2016-17 Season

    NHL players who survive in the league past age 35 are made up of two types: all-time greats who are still playing at a high level and role players who have found a way to be useful well past their due date...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 8 days ago 17,180 reads 46 comments

  16. World Cup of Hockey 2016 Results: Scores, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday

    Tuesday provided a pair of do-or-die matchups for two teams at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey from Air Canada Centre in Toronto...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 9 days ago 7,073 reads 25 comments

  17. Auston Matthews Impressing Toronto Fans, but the Real Test Is Still to Come

    TORONTO — Everywhere he goes in this town, Auston Matthews knows eyeballs, feet and microphones will follow. He is the Toronto Maple Leafs' first No. 1 overall NHL draft pick since Wendel Clark went No...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 9 days ago 6,959 reads 17 comments

  18. Every NHL Team's Most Underrated Player Ahead of 2016-17 Season

    Picking a team's biggest star or biggest contractual bargain is one thing, but selecting every NHL team's most underrated player for the 2016-17 season is quite a task. The very definition of it could be in the eye of the beholder...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 10 days ago 20,207 reads 46 comments

  19. Ranking the NHL Teams with the Most Depth for the 2016-17 Season

    During the NHL offseason, general managers attempted to build up the depth of their respective rosters for the following season. Several teams, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, have a clear advantage entering 2016-17 over many of their rivals...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 10 days ago 10,689 reads 78 comments

  20. Predicting the Next NHL Players to Sign Big-Money Contract Extensions

    In the upcoming NHL season, several potential restricted or unrestricted free agents could sign lucrative contract extensions with their current teams...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 12 days ago 7,445 reads 21 comments

  21. Burning Questions Ahead of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    The World Cup of Hockey is almost upon us, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the tournament. Along with cheering for your country, there is a chance to support two new teams—the ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 12 days ago 7,845 reads 20 comments

  22. Henrik Zetterberg Injury: Updates on Red Wings Forward's Knee and Return

    Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is nursing a knee injury, but it isn't expected to delay his 2016-17 debut. Continue for updates. Zetterberg Anticipates Being Ready for Start of Season Friday, Sept...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 13 days ago 1,055 reads 0 comments

  23. World Cup of Hockey 2016: Dates, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

    The World Cup of Hockey promises to be a wonderful treat for hockey fans who are not used to seeing the best players in the world compete against each other in any event beside the Olympics...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 14 days ago 14,505 reads 0 comments

  24. No Bad Blood for Matt Duchene in Leading the Avalanche in Post Patrick-Roy Era

    TORONTO - Matt Duchene was enjoying a quiet summer day at his Ontario lake cottage on Aug. 12, hanging out on the dock with his fiancee and their dog...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 14 days ago 3,262 reads 1 comments

  25. Duncan Keith Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Defender's Knee and Return

    The status of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith for the start of the 2016-17 season is uncertain as he recovers from a knee injury. Continue for updates. Keith Comments on Status Friday, Sept...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 14 days ago 3,695 reads 5 comments