1. Sidney Crosby Injury: Updates on Penguins Star's Lower Body and Return

    Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby picked up a lower-body injury against the Carolina Hurricanes on Dec. 19. However, he has been cleared to return to the ice. Continue for updates...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 3,737 reads 24 comments

  2. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 12 Poll

    There was a changing of the guard at the top of the power rankings this week, as the Washington Capitals pushed their way past the Dallas Stars into first place. That wasn't the only change...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 36,480 reads 126 comments

  3. Maligned NHL Players Proving Fans Wrong in 2015-16

    Several NHL players entered 2015-16 maligned by fans and pundits. Some, like Ottawa Senators winger Bobby Ryan (pictured above), have so far done a fine job of proving their critics wrong...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 13,999 reads 46 comments

  4. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: Best DFS NHL DraftKings Daily Values for December 19

    It's not about finding the most expensive players. It's about finding the players with the most value up and down your lineup. You can only go so far with big-name scorers because they are expensive and will eat up a big chunk of your salary cap..

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 1,912 reads 0 comments

  5. Biggest Social Media Moments so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Year by year, social media is becoming more and more integrated into our everyday sports experiences. Whether we're following breaking news from hockey's leading reporters, sneaking ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 14,861 reads 11 comments

  6. The Top NHL Draft Prospects to Watch at the 2016 World Junior Championships

    The World Junior Championship is populated by a large group of draft-eligible players. Although the stars of the two-week event are often 19 and already drafted, each year offers fans a look at the cream of the draft crop for the following June...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 27,152 reads 18 comments

  7. Henrik Sedin Injury: Updates on Canucks Star's Lower Body and Return

    Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin left Dec. 17's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with a lower-body injury . Continue for updates. Sedin Active vs. Lightning Tuesday, Dec...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 1,433 reads 7 comments

  8. Rangers' Emergency Goalie Was Watching Game on Sofa Before Getting the Call

    Always be ready. Coaches harp on the concept constantly, but partway through the New York Rangers-Minnesota Wild matchup last night, semi-pro goalie Santino Vasquez exemplified the ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 1 month ago 40,945 reads 6 comments

  9. Every NHL Team's Optimal Expansion Draft Protected List

    NHL expansion no longer seems a matter of if but when. At some point in the near future, the owners of the world's best hockey league are going to be tempted beyond endurance by ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 47,263 reads 117 comments

  10. Despite Struggles, Any Sidney Crosby Trade Talk Is Still Just Fiction…for Now

    It is more of a parlor game at this point than a reality-based situation. Real-life check-ins with a couple of top NHL general managers by Bleacher Report on Thursday regarding ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 16,153 reads 110 comments

  11. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Trade Rumors and Speculation

    The NHL 's holiday trade-freeze period (Dec. 19-27) is nearly upon us. That's led to an increase in trade rumors and speculation over where some players, such as Carolina Hurricanes ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 45,818 reads 116 comments

  12. Kings vs. Canadiens Live Updates and Analysis

    After being on the road for over a week, it's understandable that the L.A. Kings might be somewhat fatigued, which could therefore affect their performance on the ice...

    Joseph Anderson Written by Joseph Anderson about 1 month ago 476 reads 0 comments

  13. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DFS Must-Starts for Each Position December 17

    Still trying to come up with the funds to purchase those last-minute Christmas gifts? Daily fantasy hockey can provide the necessary bankroll, and it starts on Thursday night...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 1,149 reads 0 comments

  14. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for December 17

    We have made it a point that you can't fill your lineup with superstars in fantasy hockey. Not if you want to have a full roster that includes two centers, three wings, two defenseman, a goalie and a utility player...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 1,947 reads 0 comments

  15. Aging NHL Stars Finding the Fountain of Youth in 2015-16

    As an NHL player progresses into his 30s, his production typically dips. It's a slow decline—sometimes more rapid than expected—that awaits them statistically...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 7,379 reads 8 comments

  16. NHL Prospects Running out of Time to Prove Themselves

    NHL teams rely on the draft for procurement, and it is very important to acquire productive players with their early picks. After the top two or three selections each summer, it is unlikely a team will receive an impact player...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,019 reads 36 comments

  17. Blackhawks' Kane Loses Longest Points Streak Since 1992-93 at 26 Games

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane saw his points streak end at 26 games in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, giving him the longest single-season streak since ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 645 reads 0 comments

  18. Washington Capitals Make Painfully Awkward Spoof of 'A Christmas Story'

    They make a video every year, and it's never anything less than uncomfortable and weird. But that's the Washington Capitals' Christmas tradition: strange, strange holiday cheer...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 1 month ago 22,267 reads 35 comments

  19. Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2015-16

    With the Christmas break approaching and two-and-a-half months of NHL hockey in the books, there are some dark-horse candidates emerging for this season's major NHL awards...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 26,079 reads 72 comments

  20. Patrick Kane's 26-Game Point Streak Ends vs. Avalanche

    Superstar Patrick Kane ’s historical 26-game point streak came to an end in the Chicago Blackhawks ’ 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 1 month ago 2,828 reads 23 comments

  21. How Tuukka Rask Re-Established Himself as an Elite Goalie

    A superficial glance at Tuukka Rask ’s numbers shows an average—perhaps even slightly below-average—goaltender. After all, he’s just a single game over ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 3,998 reads 11 comments

  22. NHL Teams Most in Need of a Significant Salary-Cap Hike

    On Dec. 7, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman projected the salary-cap ceiling for 2016-17 could rise by $3 million above the current level of $71.4 million...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 13,342 reads 46 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Blackhawks and Penguins' Trevor Daley-Rob Scuderi Trade

    At long last, the 2015-16 season finally saw a trade. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks pulled the trigger on the first in-season swap of the year, with ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 7,328 reads 32 comments

  24. Marc-Andre Fleury Injury: Updates on Penguins Star's Concussion and Return

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has not played since Dec. 14 after suffering a concussion against the Washington Capitals . However, he's ready to make his return...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 5,625 reads 29 comments

  25. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for December 15

    Welcome back to the daily fantasy hockey lounge, where 11 games will be dissected before Tuesday night. After a light schedule on Monday evening, DraftKings owners have myriad decisions to make when setting lineups...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 1,837 reads 0 comments