1. Every NHL Team's Worst Contract for the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL 's salary cap saw a modest increase for 2016-17 from $71.4 million to $73 million. For a team carrying a bad contract, such as the San Jose Sharks with forward Patrick Marleau, it puts a squeeze on its cap payroll for the upcoming season...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 6 months ago 47,001 reads 105 comments

  2. Ranking the Edmonton Oilers' Top 10 Prospects Entering 2016-17

    The Edmonton Oilers have not done a good job of building a deep system of prospects over the years. Questionable drafting and development practice, numerous picks being dealt away ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 months ago 5,811 reads 5 comments

  3. The Player with the Most to Prove on Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    As the World Cup of Hockey approaches, we can really start to sink our teeth into what the NHL has to offer this fall. There are plenty of storylines to follow...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 6 months ago 23,982 reads 56 comments

  4. NHL Stars Who Could Be Even Better in the 2016-17 Season

    No matter how successful they are, pro athletes can't afford to be complacent about their accomplishments. It doesn't take long before an achievement gets filed as part of the past...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 18,906 reads 53 comments

  5. NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2016-17 Season

    NHL teams attempt to address their roster weaknesses in the offseason. With training camps opening in mid-September, most have made moves to bolster their lineups. Several clubs, such as the Detroit Red Wings, still need some late improvements...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 6 months ago 22,478 reads 58 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Best 2-Way Defensemen in the NHL for 2016-17 Season

    Ranking the top two-way NHL defensemen is a difficult challenge to take on. It's extremely hard to give value to all the statistics available when judging the defensive component of a blueliner's game...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 6 months ago 28,519 reads 104 comments

  7. The Most Intriguing Training Camp Battle to Watch for Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    NHL training camps will soon be opening up, and every team will have at least one battle for a feature role...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 months ago 36,900 reads 39 comments

  8. Jhonas Enroth Signing a Win for Him and for the Maple Leafs

    It’s helpful to think of the summer goalie market as a game of musical chairs. There are only 30 starter and 30 backup jobs available at the NHL level, and in any summer only a fraction of those jobs are available...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 months ago 1,390 reads 0 comments

  9. Jared Bednar to Avalanche: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Jared Bednar would be the team's new head coach, two weeks after former head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy resigned ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 6,813 reads 7 comments

  10. There Was Nothing Wrong with Overhyped Jimmy Vesey's Decision-Making Process

    Last week, the New York Rangers ended the biggest NHL free-agent race since July 1 by signing forward Jimmy Vesey to an entry-level contract...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 months ago 5,856 reads 88 comments

  11. Dawn Braid Hired by Coyotes, Believed to Be 1st Full-Time Female Coach in NHL

    The Arizona Coyotes reportedly made history on Wednesday when they announced a slew of coaching hires. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo Sports ), the club added Dawn ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 6 months ago 20,795 reads 38 comments

  12. Son of Notorious Minor League Goon Might Be Next Big Thing in US Hockey

    Scotty Bowman remains one of the biggest rink rats out there. At 82 years young, the legendary former NHL coach was right there with all the other coffee-swilling amateur scouts in Buffalo recently, looking at prospects at a U...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 6 months ago 72,650 reads 39 comments

  13. The Player on Each NHL Team Most Likely to Be Traded in 2016-17

    There are plenty of reasons for NHL trades. Teams in danger of missing the playoffs will look to ditch their expiring contracts for an asset or two before they potentially lose them for nothing...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 6 months ago 74,813 reads 71 comments

  14. NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2016 Training Camps

    With NHL training camps opening in mid-September, several restricted free agents remain unsigned. The notable players include Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 6 months ago 9,510 reads 13 comments

  15. Predicting Which NHL Goaltenders Will Improve the Most in 2016-17 Season

    Big changes were supposed to be in store for the National Hockey League's goaltending fraternity in 2016-17...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 6,552 reads 20 comments

  16. NHL Teams That Could Have New Coaches After the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL coaching carousel made some unusual stops this summer, with Bruce Boudreau moving from the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild. Now, new names coach Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators, while the Colorado Avalanche have a current opening...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 months ago 13,024 reads 26 comments

  17. Every NHL Team's Best Value Contract for the 2016-17 Season

    The salary cap is omnipresent in the NHL today. The strict upper limit brought in during the 2004-05 lockout (or in some cases, an even lower budget) forces teams to take the dollars ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 months ago 4,722 reads 4 comments

  18. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2016-17 Season

    Among next summer's crop of NHL unrestricted free agents, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will garner most of the headlines...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 6 months ago 12,869 reads 28 comments

  19. Sean Monahan, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Calgary Flames and center Sean Monahan reached an agreement Friday on a new seven-year contract extension. The Flames announced the deal on their official site ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 877 reads 0 comments

  20. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Hart Trophy

    According to NHL.com , "T he Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 9,736 reads 42 comments

  21. World Cup of Hockey 2016: Odds for Each Team to Win the Tournament

    There will be hockey in less than a month. Fiercely played hockey, with the best players in the world playing for their country's honor...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 6 months ago 32,388 reads 77 comments

  22. NHL Players Most Likely to Have Sophomore Slumps in 2016-17

    NHL rookies face an enormous uphill battle for playing time, and precious few receive substantial ice time in their first year in the league. During the 2015-16 season, only 25 rookie skaters played 1,000 or more minutes...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 months ago 11,474 reads 39 comments

  23. Tampa Bay's Cagey Bet on James Wisniewski Could Pay Off Big

    Imagine, for a moment, that your NHL team could add an impact player for almost nothing. No trade cost at all is involved in bringing this player in, and his contract is entirely reasonable...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 months ago 6,674 reads 12 comments

  24. The Latest Updates on the NHL's Hottest Offseason Speculation

    The NHL offseason has reached the point where there's little activity in the trade and free-agent markets. However, the rumor mill remains busy...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 6 months ago 30,926 reads 49 comments

  25. The 10 Ugliest Uniforms in NHL History

    In preparing the this list of the ugliest NHL uniforms of all time, I talked with Ray "Chicken Parm" Ferraro. Ferraro had a fine, 18-year NHL career. He played from 1984 to 2002, scoring 408 goals in 1,258 games...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 6 months ago 19,301 reads 69 comments