1. NHL Players with Potential to Score 50 Goals in the 2015-16 Season

    The 50-goal plateau is the most notable annual milestone for NHL scorers. Today's players are hampered by tight-checking defensive systems, which makes the 50-goal realm achievable only for an elite few...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 10 hours ago 12,041 reads 44 comments

  2. Up to Dater: CapGeek's Legacy Lives on After Founder's Passing

    Matthew Wuest was a hero to math-challenged sports writers, which means he was a hero to about 99.8 percent of the profession. When he started a website called CapGeek.com in 2009, hockey reporters could hardly believe it was true...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 day ago 27,271 reads 14 comments

  3. Free-Agent Fits Still Available for Every NHL Team in 2015 Offseason

    NHL free agency is about to enter its third month, and most of the big names in this year's class have found homes around the league...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 day ago 36,088 reads 54 comments

  4. Stars Fan Delivers Burger to Tyler Seguin After Taking Order over Twitter

    Before heading over to the rink to watch Tyler Seguin play in a charity sled hockey game, one Dallas Stars fan decided to offer to bring the Stars center a burger. Little did she know, Seguin would take her up on that offer...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 2 days ago 30,785 reads 43 comments

  5. Ranking the NHL's Best Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents in 2015 Offseason

    With less than a month to go until National Hockey League training camps open, plenty of experienced veterans have yet to lock down a place to play next season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 days ago 1,019 reads 1 comments

  6. NHL Stars Who Will Decline in the 2015-16 Season

    NHL players are among the world's best-conditioned professional athletes. At some point in their careers, however, they all face an inevitable downturn in their performance. Various factors contribute to a player's decline...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 days ago 21,566 reads 55 comments

  7. Al Arbour, Former Islanders Coach, Dies at Age 82

    Legendary New York Islanders coach Al Arbour, who led the franchise to four straight Stanley Cups starting in 1980, has died at the age of 82. The Islanders confirmed the news Friday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 days ago 11,268 reads 19 comments

  8. Cody Franson Addition Would Further Accelerate Sabres' Rapid Rebuild

    The Buffalo Sabres have been among the NHL 's most active teams this summer. General manager Tim Murray seems hell-bent on rapidly improving his team, and between trades and the draft, he has accomplished an impressive amount in a single offseason...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 5 days ago 9,945 reads 19 comments

  9. Why the Lady Byng Trophy Is an Essential Piece of the NHL Awards Lineup

    The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an award with few defenders today. Requests for it to be renamed are as much a part of the annual hockey season as training camp stories about Player X being in the best shape of his life...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 5 days ago 2,924 reads 6 comments

  10. Every NHL Team's Worst Contract for the 2015-16 Season

    The marginal increase in the NHL 's salary-cap ceiling for 2015-16 forced general managers to spend more frugally on their player payrolls. However, every team enters the upcoming season carrying at least one bad contract...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 5 days ago 52,617 reads 120 comments

  11. Mike Richards Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance

    The incident involving NHL free agent Mike Richards at the Canadian border in June was finally given some clarity Thursday, as the two-time Stanley Cup winner was charged with possession of a controlled substance...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 days ago 11,680 reads 19 comments

  12. NHL Teams Most Likely to Regress in the 2015-16 Season

    Fans and media love to make predictions before the season begins, but most are off the rails by Halloween. It's difficult to project regression season over season because there are so many moving parts in the game of hockey...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 days ago 28,710 reads 103 comments

  13. Examining the Groundbreaking Work of the NHL's Latest Analytics Hire

    Last week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced an addition to their front office. Eric Tulsky , a hockey blogger whose credits include mainstream publications such as the Washington ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 6 days ago 4,523 reads 5 comments

  14. NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2015 Training Camps

    The offseason is no holiday for National Hockey League general managers. Once the Stanley Cup is awarded in June, teams have just a couple of weeks to get their scouting lists in order for the draft...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 7 days ago 12,711 reads 16 comments

  15. Weak FA Market Helped Calgary Flames Re-Sign Mark Giordano at Bargain Price

    It’s impossible to analyze Mark Giordano’s surprisingly reasonable new contract with the Calgary Flames without first considering context...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 7 days ago 5,381 reads 19 comments

  16. Mark Giordano, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday they reached an agreement with defenseman Mark Giordano on a six-year contract extension. The new deal will carry an annual average value of $6...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 days ago 3,444 reads 20 comments

  17. Patrick Kane Reportedly Meets with Investigators in Sexual Assault Case

    The investigation into allegations Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane raped a woman at his Hamburg, New York, home entered a new phase Monday as investigators reportedly met with the NHL superstar...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 days ago 32,009 reads 101 comments

  18. Ranking the 10 Most Mobile Defensemen in the NHL for 2015-16

    Mobile defensemen have always been valuable, but today's NHL gives these players elevated status. Speed and mobility are useful in all areas of the game, and since so much of the action occurs in transition, the top-end skaters can dominate...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 8 days ago 23,998 reads 134 comments

  19. Los Angeles Kings Stabilize Defence with Christian Ehrhoff Addition

    The 2014-15 NHL season was a difficult campaign for the Los Angeles Kings, and the offseason hasn’t been particularly easy either...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 8 days ago 3,657 reads 19 comments

  20. The Player with the Most to Prove on Every NHL Team in 2015-16

    Training camps are just around the corner, which will officially turn the page on the last NHL season. But that doesn't mean everyone has a fresh start. Plenty of players have something to prove in the 2015-16 campaign...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 8 days ago 39,620 reads 89 comments

  21. Predicting Which NHL Goaltenders Will Improve the Most in 2015-16 Season

    In 2014-15, the biggest story in the NHL's goaltending fraternity was the ascension of the Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price from "great" to "one of the greatest...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 10 days ago 11,090 reads 32 comments

  22. The Most Intriguing Training-Camp Battle to Watch for Every NHL Team in 2015-16

    Across the NHL this fall, training camps will have intense battles for starting roles. Although NHL teams have done their best to address needs, some expensive solutions will be ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 10 days ago 38,514 reads 125 comments

  23. NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2015-16 Season

    During the offseason, all 30 NHL teams made moves to bolster their respective rosters. However, several teams could use further improvements before the upcoming season begins...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 10 days ago 21,057 reads 50 comments

  24. Las Vegas, Quebec City in 3rd Stage of NHL Expansion Process: Details, Reaction

    The NHL could be welcoming two more cities into its ranks, as Las Vegas has joined Quebec City by advancing to the third stage of the league's expansion bidding process, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 days ago 14,411 reads 53 comments

  25. Darryl Sydor Arrested: Latest Details and Reaction to Wild Assistant Coach's DUI

    Longtime NHL defenseman and current Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of drunk driving in Fridley, Minnesota. According to Dave Aeikens of KSTP...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 11 days ago 17,798 reads 9 comments