1. The Best NHL Players in the 2016-17 Season from A to Z

    Last summer, we examined the best NHL players for 2015-16 from A to Z, based upon the first letter of their last names...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 18,699 reads 141 comments

  2. NHL Players Who'll Make the Most Impact on Their New Teams in 2016-17

    The trades and signings have slowed as hockey types enjoy some rest and relaxation during the month of August, but it has already been an eventful offseason around the NHL . The draft and free agency delivered impactful moments...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 1,345 reads 1 comments

  3. Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 4 months ago 12,685 reads 18 comments

  4. Solving the Detroit Red Wings' Salary-Cap Problems

    Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland knows that he has some work to do to ensure that his team is compliant with the NHL salary cap. Last week, Holland told MLive...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 months ago 9,125 reads 37 comments

  5. Predicting the Most Unstable NHL Goaltending Situations for 2016-17

    No matter how good your favorite NHL team is offensively and defensively, bad goaltending will ruin a season...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 11,169 reads 48 comments

  6. NHL Twitter Mailbag: Who Was the Most Underrated Free-Agent Signing?

    Time to clean out the mailbag again. This week, we have questions about free agency, whether the NHL is more entertaining now than when it was a higher-scoring game and what the ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 20,923 reads 36 comments

  7. Matching the Top Remaining Free Agents to Ideal NHL Teams

    With July now in the rearview mirror, any unsigned NHL free agent has spent more than a month on the open market...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 months ago 29,087 reads 36 comments

  8. The 10 Biggest Injury Risks in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    NHL teams have done most of the heavy work of summer and have addressed the biggest roster needs. A depth chart in August can look fabulous, as management teams and fans can visualize a healthy roster and 82 games for all 23 players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 14,363 reads 48 comments

  9. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Norris Trophy

    Norris Trophy voting looks like it's headed for a bit of a shakeup in the 2016-17 season. Year after year, the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association tend to focus ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 11,010 reads 98 comments

  10. How Can the Lightning Find the Needed Cap Space to Re-Sign Nikita Kucherov?

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has rightly received accolades for his adroit handling of the team’s roster this summer...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 months ago 6,369 reads 23 comments

  11. Waiting by Phone for Offer an Odd New Reality for Many Established NHL Veterans

    For agent Richard Evans, two of his longtime clients never had any trouble selling themselves before. Radim Vrbata and Tomas Fleischmann always had plenty of bidders for their services ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 27,663 reads 28 comments

  12. NHL Teams That Missed the Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

    In the hockey world, one of the few constants is change. During games, lines are juggled, matchups are tweaked and special teams and set plays are all deployed as coaches try to get the upper hand against their opponents...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 17,079 reads 52 comments

  13. Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    Every team wants to believe it has a shot at the Stanley Cup when a new season begins. While that's technically true, it's not a realistic goal for many. True best and worst-case scenarios will very depending on what stage of growth a franchise is at..

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 4 months ago 51,013 reads 115 comments

  14. Evander Kane Sued: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    A woman has filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane regarding an alleged sexual assault in December. On Tuesday, the Associated Press (via SportsNet ) reported a woman identified as Rachel Kuechle filed her civil case July 1...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 6,294 reads 0 comments

  15. 10 NHL Players Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2016-17

    Entering the NHL 's 2016-17 season, there are several promising young players on the verge of breakout performances. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 19,013 reads 69 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 21,083 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 12,458 reads 19 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 17,304 reads 55 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 8,156 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 47,173 reads 76 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 13,322 reads 17 comments

  22. 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 months ago 7,235 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 51,572 reads 84 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 47,036 reads 72 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 3,830 reads 0 comments