1. The 10 NHL Teams Most Likely to Decline in the 2016-17 Season

    Every year, all NHL teams open the season with a clean slate. Almost universally, organizations and their fanbases believe that their team's offseason changes will improving its ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 17,732 reads 77 comments

  2. Inside the No. 1 Pick Club: Hockey's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    TORONTO — It is a 53-year-old club, with 54 members . It only admits one new person per year. Its members are overwhelmingly of Canadian heritage, but there are a few Americans in there, with some Russians, Czechs and one Swede too...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 17,393 reads 6 comments

  3. Historic 4-Goal Debut the Latest Sign Auston Matthews Is a Future Superstar

    A four-goal NHL debut is fantastic, but taken in isolation, it’s more a matter for trivia or curiosity than it is an indicator of future greatness...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 15,525 reads 39 comments

  4. Auston Matthews vs. Senators: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

    Welcome to the NHL , Auston Matthews. In his first regular-season game since the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him with the No...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 15,468 reads 63 comments

  5. No. 1 Overall Pick Auston Matthews Scores Hat Trick in NHL Debut

    The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews with the first overall pick of the 2016 NHL draft. He made quite the debut Wednesday night...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 1 month ago 23,290 reads 79 comments

  6. Wayne Gretzky Named VP of Oilers Entertainment Group: Latest Details, Reaction

    Wayne Gretzky  is officially returning to the  Edmonton Oilers . The Hall of Fame center was named a partner  and vice chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group as part of the unveiling of his statue outside Rogers Place on Wednesday...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 453 reads 0 comments

  7. Jack Eichel Injury: Updates on Sabres Star's Ankle and Return

    Buffalo Sabres star center Jack Eichel suffered a high ankle sprain during practice Wednesday and had to be helped off the ice. It is uncertain when he will return to action. Continue for updates...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 10,780 reads 15 comments

  8. Carey Price Illness: Updates on Canadiens Star's Status and Return

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price had been out since the team's season-opening game against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 13 due to the flu. However, he has been cleared to return...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 1,588 reads 5 comments

  9. 5 Reasons the Chicago Blackhawks Can Win the 2017 Stanley Cup

    Will Patrick Kane keep up his torrid pace? Can veterans lead the team to success? Do the Chicago Blackhawks have what it takes to win it all? Watch the video above to find out...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 2,842 reads 6 comments

  10. NHL Opening Day Schedule 2016: TV Coverage, Live Stream and Predictions

    Nearly four months after the Pittsburgh Penguins skated around the SAP Center in San Jose, California, with the Stanley Cup, the 2016-17 NHL season is set to get underway Wednesday night...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 2,267 reads 0 comments

  11. Ultimate Guide to the 2016-17 NHL Season

    This is year No. 100 in the NHL 's history. The C-note season—the one, if not all about the Benjamins, all about the Connors and Austons and Sidneys. The NHL itself may be longer in the tooth, but it's a young man's league more than ever...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 15,406 reads 87 comments

  12. Penguins Set NHL Model for Handling Head Injuries After Crosby Concussion Woes

    Sidney Crosby , the NHL ’s biggest star and best player, lost nearly a full calendar year in the prime of his career to a poorly handled concussion...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 9,358 reads 17 comments

  13. 2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Atlantic Division

    The Florida Panthers finished atop the Atlantic Division in 2015-16. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced furthest in the 2016 playoffs, falling in seven games to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 15,385 reads 61 comments

  14. NHL Rumors: Nikita Kucherov, Jacob Trouba Trade and More Buzz

    The NHL season is about to begin, but that doesn 't mean the rumors have dried up. Far from it. From contract standoffs to potential trades still in the works, there are some juicy rumors to unearth...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 3,150 reads 0 comments

  15. After Dodging Death Twice, Ex-Goalie Clint Malarchuk Makes Saves of Bigger Kind

    The first time around, Clint Malarchuk did not want to die. The second time, 19 years later, he didn't give a damn. "Look what you made me do," Malarchuk said to his fourth wife, Joanie, right after sending a ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 24,970 reads 4 comments

  16. B/R Experts' Predictions for the 2016-17 NHL Awards

    One out of six ain't bad. That was the final batting average of the Bleacher Report panel of experts in predicting the major NHL awards for last season . We nailed it with our selection of Drew Doughty to win the Norris Trophy...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 28,285 reads 123 comments

  17. Sidney Crosby Injury: Updates on Penguins Star's Concussion and Return

    Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion , which he suffered during practice on Oct. 7, and had yet to play this season. However, he is ready to make his 2016-17 regular-season debut...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 23,480 reads 46 comments

  18. Complete Preview and Predictions for the San Jose Sharks in 2016-17

    The San Jose Sharks first played NHL hockey in the fall of 1991, but they did not make it to the Stanley Cup Final until the spring of 2016...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 1,458 reads 4 comments

  19. Stanley Cup Odds for Every NHL Team at Start of 2016-17 NHL Season

    The usual suspects should contend for the Stanley Cup again this year, but ahead of the drop of the puck for the 2016-17 season on Thursday, everyone still has a shot...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 21,729 reads 34 comments

  20. Complete Preview and Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17

    The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the 2016-17 season with high expectations after their galvanizing run to the Stanley Cup. The Penguins' season caught fire when coach Mike Sullivan took over from Mike Johnston in mid-December...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 2,927 reads 15 comments

  21. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Preseason Poll

    Let’s be honest about something right off the bat: Hockey is unpredictable. That’s mostly a good thing, because if it weren't, there wouldn ’t be much point in watching the games...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 40,133 reads 95 comments

  22. 2016 -17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Metropolitan Division

    The NHL 's Metropolitan Division was dominated last season by the Washington Capitals, but it was the Pittsburgh Penguins who marched to the 2016 Stanley Cup championship. In 2016-17, both clubs could be challenged by their division rivals...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 10,778 reads 40 comments

  23. Bold Predictions for the 2016-17 NHL Season

    With the 2016-17 NHL season just around the corner, it is a good time to make predictions. The fun part of looking into the future is arguing over preseason perceptions and prevailing ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 21,875 reads 112 comments

  24. Nail Yakupov to Blues: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

    The St. Louis Blues acquired right winger Nail Yakupov from the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, according to TSN's Jason Gregor and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 's Jeremy Rutherford ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 17,634 reads 50 comments

  25. Why Your NHL Team Can Add Nail Yakupov for Almost Nothing

    Nail Yakupov was the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft. He’s only 23 years old, has 252 NHL games under his belt and, despite some injury problems, has hit double digits in goals in three of the last four seasons...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 26,861 reads 26 comments