1. Why the Lady Byng Trophy Is an Essential Piece of the NHL Awards Lineup

    The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an award with few defenders today. Requests for it to be renamed are as much a part of the annual hockey season as training camp stories about Player X being in the best shape of his life...

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  2. Every NHL Team's Worst Contract for the 2015-16 Season

    The marginal increase in the NHL 's salary-cap ceiling for 2015-16 forced general managers to spend more frugally on their player payrolls. However, every team enters the upcoming season carrying at least one bad contract...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 7 hours ago 15,175 reads 34 comments

  3. Mike Richards Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance

    The incident involving NHL free agent Mike Richards at the Canadian border in June was finally given some clarity Thursday, as the two-time Stanley Cup winner was charged with possession of a controlled substance...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 8 hours ago 6,880 reads 14 comments

  4. NHL Teams Most Likely to Regress in the 2015-16 Season

    Fans and media love to make predictions before the season begins, but most are off the rails by Halloween. It's difficult to project regression season over season because there are so many moving parts in the game of hockey...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 23 hours ago 17,777 reads 78 comments

  5. Examining the Groundbreaking Work of the NHL's Latest Analytics Hire

    Last week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced an addition to their front office. Eric Tulsky , a hockey blogger whose credits include mainstream publications such as the Washington ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 day ago 3,841 reads 4 comments

  6. NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2015 Training Camps

    The offseason is no holiday for National Hockey League general managers. Once the Stanley Cup is awarded in June, teams have just a couple of weeks to get their scouting lists in order for the draft...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 day ago 8,355 reads 12 comments

  7. Weak FA Market Helped Calgary Flames Re-Sign Mark Giordano at Bargain Price

    It’s impossible to analyze Mark Giordano’s surprisingly reasonable new contract with the Calgary Flames without first considering context...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 days ago 5,148 reads 19 comments

  8. Mark Giordano, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday they reached an agreement with defenseman Mark Giordano on a six-year contract extension. The new deal will carry an annual average value of $6...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 days ago 3,225 reads 20 comments

  9. Patrick Kane Reportedly Meets with Investigators in Sexual Assault Case

    The investigation into allegations Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane raped a woman at his Hamburg, New York, home entered a new phase Monday as investigators reportedly met with the NHL superstar...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 days ago 26,467 reads 94 comments

  10. Ranking the 10 Most Mobile Defensemen in the NHL for 2015-16

    Mobile defensemen have always been valuable, but today's NHL gives these players elevated status. Speed and mobility are useful in all areas of the game, and since so much of the action occurs in transition, the top-end skaters can dominate...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 days ago 23,283 reads 132 comments

  11. Los Angeles Kings Stabilize Defence with Christian Ehrhoff Addition

    The 2014-15 NHL season was a difficult campaign for the Los Angeles Kings, and the offseason hasn’t been particularly easy either...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 days ago 3,567 reads 19 comments

  12. The Player with the Most to Prove on Every NHL Team in 2015-16

    Training camps are just around the corner, which will officially turn the page on the last NHL season. But that doesn't mean everyone has a fresh start. Plenty of players have something to prove in the 2015-16 campaign...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 days ago 35,595 reads 89 comments

  13. Predicting Which NHL Goaltenders Will Improve the Most in 2015-16 Season

    In 2014-15, the biggest story in the NHL's goaltending fraternity was the ascension of the Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price from "great" to "one of the greatest...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 5 days ago 10,714 reads 32 comments

  14. The Most Intriguing Training-Camp Battle to Watch for Every NHL Team in 2015-16

    Across the NHL this fall, training camps will have intense battles for starting roles. Although NHL teams have done their best to address needs, some expensive solutions will be ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 5 days ago 36,321 reads 121 comments

  15. NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2015-16 Season

    During the offseason, all 30 NHL teams made moves to bolster their respective rosters. However, several teams could use further improvements before the upcoming season begins...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 5 days ago 20,631 reads 50 comments

  16. Las Vegas, Quebec City in 3rd Stage of NHL Expansion Process: Details, Reaction

    The NHL could be welcoming two more cities into its ranks, as Las Vegas has joined Quebec City by advancing to the third stage of the league's expansion bidding process, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 days ago 13,187 reads 51 comments

  17. Darryl Sydor Arrested: Latest Details and Reaction to Wild Assistant Coach's DUI

    Longtime NHL defenseman and current Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of drunk driving in Fridley, Minnesota. According to Dave Aeikens of KSTP...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 days ago 17,618 reads 9 comments

  18. Report: Prospect Ehlers Mulling Swiss League If He Doesn't Make Jets

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  19. NHL Players Most Likely to Have Sophomore Slumps in 2015-16

    It's a challenge for NHL players to establish themselves in their rookie seasons. For some, it's an even bigger test to build upon their impressive debuts. Over the years, a number of NHL players have slumped during their sophomore campaigns...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 7 days ago 24,808 reads 70 comments

  20. NHL Coaches Most Likely to Be Fired During the 2015-16 Season

    With National Hockey League teams bound to their players more tightly than ever under the terms of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the coaching carousel seems to be spinning faster and faster...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 8 days ago 19,808 reads 57 comments

  21. Is Sidney Crosby Still the NHL's Best Player?

    The Hockey News' 2015-16 yearbook was released this week, and as usual, its rankings of the NHL ’s 50 best players are drawing attention...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 8 days ago 25,999 reads 293 comments

  22. NHL Rumors: Offseason Buzz on Christian Ehrhoff, Jeff Skinner and More

    The NHL offseason has entered its slow period after a busy stretch from the draft through the early weeks of free agency. Not only is the amount of player movement slowing, but the buzz around the league has also become more sparse...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 9 days ago 2,586 reads 0 comments

  23. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2015-16 Season

    Several NHL stars will become eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2015-16 season. Much of the focus will be on superstars such as Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 9 days ago 19,537 reads 51 comments

  24. Adidas Reportedly Lands NHL Jersey Contract Starting with 2017-18 Season

    Adidas will reportedly take over as the NHL 's uniform provider starting in the 2017-18 season, having signed a long-term deal with the league, according to Rick Westhead of TSN , who amended the start date from his original report...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 10 days ago 19,468 reads 72 comments

  25. Adidas Lands NHL Jersey Deal

    The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 10 days ago 19 reads 0 comments