1. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest NHL Offseason Speculation

    In the midst of the NHL offseason dog days, most trade and free-agent activity has significantly slowed. However, speculation still persists regarding the future of such notable players as St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 12 hours ago 8,930 reads 21 comments

  2. NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2016-17 Season

    The big part of the NHL offseason is complete, leaving a trail of massive stories that thrilled fans over a frantic two-week period surrounding the entry draft and free agency...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 14 hours ago 5,590 reads 9 comments

  3. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Calder Trophy

    The latest NHL draft class offers up an intriguing collection of candidates who will form the focal point of the discussion for the NHL's 2017 Calder Trophy for rookie of the year...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 day ago 8,844 reads 42 comments

  4. NHL Twitter Mailbag: What Is Hockey's Most Overrated Statistic?

    The only ice most people care about probably this week is in their summer drinks, but that will not stop us from doing another NHL Twitter Mailbag...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 day ago 6,254 reads 16 comments

  5. 1 Player on Each NHL Team in Need of a Bounce-Back Season in 2016-17

    A year ago, we looked at every NHL team and picked a player off each roster in need of a rebound campaign. Some of them delivered splendidly. Loui Eriksson scored 30 goals, his best total since 2009...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 days ago 38,146 reads 69 comments

  6. Team-Player Free-Agent Matches That We Didn't Expect to See

    NHL teams have done most of the heavy work of free agency, with a few secondary signings each week drifting in...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 days ago 10,818 reads 15 comments

  7. NHL Rumors: Latest on Evander Kane Trade, Kris Russell and More

    The NHL rumors market tends to slow this time of year, but it has just enough juice to compete with other majors leagues such as the NBA...

    Chris Roling Written by Chris Roling about 4 days ago 5,932 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 5 days ago 40,646 reads 80 comments

  9. 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 5 days ago 34,042 reads 64 comments

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

    While the NHL 's free agency and trade market have 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 5 days ago 3,078 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 6 days ago 3,466 reads 7 comments

  12. 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 7 days ago 5,495 reads 31 comments

  13. 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 8 days ago 9,808 reads 25 comments

  14. 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 8 days ago 20,868 reads 60 comments

  15. 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 8 days ago 11,395 reads 38 comments

  16. 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 8 days ago 35,014 reads 52 comments

  17. 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 8 days ago 33,247 reads 29 comments

  18. 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 8 days ago 3,464 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 9 days ago 19,490 reads 47 comments

  20. 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 9 days ago 530 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 9 days ago 13,331 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 10 days ago 5,542 reads 5 comments

  23. 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 10 days ago 6,672 reads 11 comments

  24. 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 11 days ago 3,872 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 11 days ago 6,209 reads 3 comments