1. Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Scorer in the 2016-17 Season

    You'd think this would be really easy. In some cases, it actually is. Some teams are very much reliant on one or two players to carry the franchise offensively and don't have the kind of depth to create competition for top spot on the scoring list...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 9 hours ago 19,399 reads 39 comments

  2. Ranking the 10 NHL Teams with the Worst Long-Term Salary Cap Issues

    As the opening month of the NHL 's 2016 free-agent period draws to a close, many teams have invested most of their available salary-cap space for 2016-17. Some, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, have limited cap room for both next season and 2017-18...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 15 hours ago 15,791 reads 49 comments

  3. NHL Rumors: Latest on Jimmy Vesey, Jhonas Enroth and More

    While the NHL 's free agency and trade market has slowed down dramatically at this point in the summer, there are still several moves to be made before teams report to training camp in September...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 16 hours ago 2,066 reads 0 comments

  4. Brayden Schenn, Flyers Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Philadelphia Flyers and center Brayden Schenn announced a new four-year contract Monday, avoiding arbitration in the process. Schenn, 24, had a career high with 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) in 2015-16...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 day ago 3,169 reads 6 comments

  5. Do Lightning Stars Lecavalier and Richards Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

    Between 1998 and 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted exactly two impact NHL players. They took them in the same year and even from the same team. Both would be key pieces in the only Stanley Cup win in Bolts franchise history...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 days ago 5,298 reads 31 comments

  6. Predictions for NHL Stars Most in Need of New Contracts

    On July 8, we examined several NHL players most in need of new contracts before the 2017 NHL free-agent period...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 days ago 8,496 reads 25 comments

  7. NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint in the 2016-17 Season

    Disappointment abounds in the NHL every season. Only 16 of the league's 30 teams make the playoffs, and that number is quickly pared to eight after the first round of the postseason...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 4 days ago 20,618 reads 60 comments

  8. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Selke Trophy

    A month has passed since the 2016 NHL Awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas on June 22. Last year's biggest winner was Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 days ago 11,052 reads 38 comments

  9. Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark for the 2016-17 Season

    The 2016 offseason has been explosive and entertaining for NHL fans, with blockbuster trades and surprising destinations for free agents. The balance of power further shook with at least three impact draft picks heading to bottom-feeder locations...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 days ago 32,798 reads 52 comments

  10. NHL Twitter Mailbag: Which Team Is Winning the Offseason?

    We're getting close to August, which has become about the only month on the calendar when nothing hockey-related happens. July doesn't have a lot either, but there is free agency, arbitration and usually a few trades...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 days ago 31,972 reads 27 comments

  11. Kevin Hayes, Rangers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    The New York Rangers are betting on Kevin Hayes' future after agreeing to a new deal with the 24-year-old. The Rangers confirmed the agreement with Hayes, who was a restricted free agent, on their official Twitter account...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 days ago 3,390 reads 15 comments

  12. Evander Kane Arrested for Criminal Trespass: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane has been arrested on misdemeanor criminal trespass charges, according to the Buffalo News ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 days ago 19,348 reads 47 comments

  13. Chris Kreider, Rangers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The New York Rangers and restricted free agent Chris Kreider agreed to a new contract Friday, according to the team , that will reportedly pay the forward a total of $18.5 million over four years, per Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 5 days ago 525 reads 0 comments

  14. Penguins' Phil Kessel Helps His Grandmother Drink from the Stanley Cup

    As you might expect, winning the Stanley Cup comes with its fair share of perks. These include (but are not limited to) a championship ring, a place in history and, of course, never having to buy your grandmother glassware ever again...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 5 days ago 13,124 reads 1 comments

  15. NHL Arbitration: Potential for Bruised Feelings Makes Actual Hearings Rare

    It's easy to say "It was just business, nothing personal" in pro sports. Players are conditioned to expect criticism, and owners are conditioned to expect paying as much as a player can get...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 5 days ago 5,350 reads 5 comments

  16. Brad Richards Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Longtime NHL center Brad Richards officially announced his retirement from hockey Wednesday after 15 seasons in the league. The National Hockey League Players' Association posted the announcement confirming his decision on its  official site ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 days ago 6,643 reads 11 comments

  17. NHL Free Agency 2016: Rumors and Predictions Based on Offseason Buzz

    The NHL 's big-name free agents made their splashes July 1, but there are still players who have chances to sign contracts prior to the start of the season and get off to fresh starts with new teams...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 6 days ago 3,793 reads 0 comments

  18. How Smart NHL Teams Can Take Advantage of the Death of the Bridge Contract

    There is a shift happening in NHL finance, one which represents both a challenge and an opportunity to the league’s member clubs. In the past, the highest-paid players were free agents with a long body of work behind them...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 7 days ago 6,162 reads 3 comments

  19. NHL Trade Rumors: Examining Latest 2016 Offseason Reports

    As the NHL 's offseason winds deeper into July, things get quieter on both the free-agent and trade fronts...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 7 days ago 3,468 reads 0 comments

  20. The Top Takeaways from 2016 NHL Free Agency

    The dust has settled from the furor of free-agent signings on July 1. Now, NHL teams are getting their restricted free agents under contract and dealing with upcoming arbitration hearings...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 days ago 14,206 reads 20 comments

  21. NHL Free Agents 2016: Rumors, Predictions for Kris Russell, Jiri Hudler and More

    Kris Russell was one of the top targets prior to the trade deadline in March, and the Dallas Stars pulled off a solid move when they acquired him from the Calgary Flames...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 7 days ago 16,333 reads 15 comments

  22. Grades for Top NHL Free Agent Signings from the 2015 Offseason After 1 Year

    It's been over a year since the top players in 2015's shallow unrestricted free-agent pool signed their respective contracts. With the 2016 UFA market having grown quiet of late, it's time to grade last summer's top signings...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 8 days ago 24,947 reads 46 comments

  23. NHL Logos Transformed into 'Puckemon' Through Pokemon-Inspired Redesign

    If it seems as though the world could not be more saturated with all things Pokemon Go , guess again. The wildly popular game that has amazingly promoted participant mobility could very well be coming for the country's athletes...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 8 days ago 33,244 reads 14 comments

  24. Rangers Help Themselves in Long Run with Smart Trade for Mika Zibanejad

    In attempting to name a winner in Monday's trade between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators , let's start with this: Neither the Rangers nor the Senators were going to win the Stanley Cup this coming season...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 8 days ago 7,863 reads 6 comments

  25. Mika Zibanejad to Rangers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    The New York Rangers boosted their offense Monday, acquiring Mika Zibanejad from the Ottawa Senators. Per the Rangers' official Twitter account , New York received Zibanejad ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 days ago 14,553 reads 57 comments