1. What If the Selke Trophy Were Actually Awarded to Defensive Specialists?

    The NHL has an award nominally for defensive specialists, the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which supposedly goes to "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Yet, no purely defensive forward has won the trophy in recent memory...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 1,093 reads 0 comments

  2. Post to Post: Will Artemi Panarin's Extension Kill the Bridge Contract?

    Any serious NHL fan likely knows all about bridge deals. When a good young player comes off his entry-level contract, his team has a choice: Either sign him immediately to a long-term ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 2,279 reads 0 comments

  3. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Final: USA vs. Canada Score, Reaction

    Tyler Parsons saved all five shot attempts he faced in the shootout to help the United States bring home the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in dramatic fashion Thursday...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 19,074 reads 17 comments

  4. Blue Jackets vs. Capitals: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    The Washington Capitals put history on hold Thursday at the Verizon Center. Washington ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' 16-game winning streak with a commanding 5-0 victory and ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 3,865 reads 11 comments

  5. 10 Things NHL Fans Have to Look Forward to in 2017

    An NHL head coach recently told reporters in Calgary that he believes the months of January through March are the crux of any schedule. Things are getting tough. And that means fans are in for a treat...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 13,874 reads 17 comments

  6. Early Look at the Top 10 Prospects for the 2017 Entry Draft

    This year's draft crop has not yet established a clear top tier, mostly due to injuries and inconsistent performance...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 1,680 reads 0 comments

  7. Panthers' Roberto Luongo Eyeing 5th on All-Time Wins List

    Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo enters Wednesday night's matchup against the Winnipeg Jets with an opportunity to pass Terry Sawchuk for the fifth-most wins in NHL history, per Sportsnet Stats ...

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  8. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Results: Semifinal Scores and Reaction

    The finals of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship from Montreal are set after Wednesday's semifinal action...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 8,276 reads 4 comments

  9. New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

    The Philadelphia Flyers (20-14-5) will attempt to break a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night, when they host the New York Rangers (26-13-1) as small home betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark ...

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  10. Post to Post: Detroit Red Wings' Playoff Streak Will End Without Pavel Datsyuk

    It isn ’t news that the Detroit Red Wings are a struggling hockey club. The 24th-ranked team in the NHL may be even worse than the standings indicate...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 4,342 reads 0 comments

  11. The Best NHL Rookies Nobody Is Talking About

    One of the joys of any new NHL season is watching rookies make their debuts at hockey’s highest level...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 9,032 reads 9 comments

  12. Winter Classic 2017: Score and Twitter Reaction for Blackhawks vs. Blues

    Two third-period goals from Vladimir Tarasenko lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic from Busch Stadium, home of the St...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 2,968 reads 6 comments

  13. Bob Costas Channels His Inner Nelly Ahead of 2017 Winter Classic

    Bob Costas is among the best when it comes to sports broadcasting, but in terms of hip-hop, he's no Nelly. Leading into Monday's Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 13,834 reads 1 comments

  14. Winter Classic 2017: Live Score, Updates, Analysis for Blackhawks vs. Blues

    The St. Louis Blues delighted their sellout crowd of 46,556 at Busch Stadium with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Monday's 2017 NHL Winter Classic. Weather concerns for the outdoor game, the first-ever in St...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 12,577 reads 11 comments

  15. NHL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2017

    Entering 2017, several NHL teams are in need of improvement. Potential playoff contenders, such as the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, find themselves outside the postseason bracket...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 5,840 reads 22 comments

  16. NHL Centennial Classic: Live Score and Updates for Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings

    Auston Matthews was the overtime hero as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in front of over 40,000 fans at Toronto's BMO Field in the 2017 Centennial Classic...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 6,621 reads 34 comments

  17. P.K. Subban Injury: Updates on Predators Defenseman's Upper Body and Recovery

    Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban had been out since he was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury on Jan. 1. However, he has been cleared to return. Continue for updates...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 2,816 reads 0 comments

  18. Winter Classic 2017: Blackhawks vs. Blues, Jersey Photos, Ticket Info and More

    The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues will command hockey's outdoor stage at Busch Stadium on Monday, if the weather cooperates. The St...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 1,533 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Goals of 2016

    The best and most spectacular goals of the 2016 calendar year involve parts of two seasons and a brilliant playoff spring...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 632 reads 0 comments

  20. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Results: Friday Group Scores, Reaction

    Preliminary action at the 2017 World Junior Championship continued Friday with a pair of clashes, and the action certainly didn't lack for drama...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 2,894 reads 0 comments

  21. Jaroslav Halak Waived by Islanders: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    Following a poor showing Thursday night, goalie Jaroslav Halak was waived by the New York Islanders Friday. The team announced the move on its official Twitter account...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 5,319 reads 13 comments

  22. Alex Ovechkin Gives Miles Wood Signed Photo After Reading Childhood Letter

    New Jersey Devils winger Miles Wood, even as an 11-year-old, meant business. Before Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals, reporter Julie Robenhymer passed along a challenge ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 1 month ago 13,505 reads 4 comments

  23. Bold Predictions for the NHL in 2017

    It's easy to get caught up in awards when writing a prediction piece with a little more than half an NHL season to play...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 6,731 reads 20 comments

  24. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Results: Wednesday Group Scores, Reaction

    The 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship entered in to its third day on Wednesday, with two games on the docket north of the border. Fans in attendance were treated to plenty of scoring Tuesday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 months ago 2,073 reads 0 comments

  25. The Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 2017

    There are so many NHL storylines for 2017 the mind struggles to comprehend them all. Bottom feeder teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers are finally turning north, ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 1,832 reads 4 comments