1. Rangers' Emergency Goalie Was Watching Game on Sofa Before Getting the Call

    Always be ready. Coaches harp on the concept constantly, but partway through the New York Rangers-Minnesota Wild matchup last night, semi-pro goalie Santino Vasquez exemplified the ...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 1 month ago 40,949 reads 6 comments

  2. Every NHL Team's Optimal Expansion Draft Protected List

    NHL expansion no longer seems a matter of if but when. At some point in the near future, the owners of the world's best hockey league are going to be tempted beyond endurance by ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 47,292 reads 117 comments

  3. Despite Struggles, Any Sidney Crosby Trade Talk Is Still Just Fiction…for Now

    It is more of a parlor game at this point than a reality-based situation. Real-life check-ins with a couple of top NHL general managers by Bleacher Report on Thursday regarding ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 16,208 reads 110 comments

  4. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Trade Rumors and Speculation

    The NHL 's holiday trade-freeze period (Dec. 19-27) is nearly upon us. That's led to an increase in trade rumors and speculation over where some players, such as Carolina Hurricanes ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 45,819 reads 116 comments

  5. Kings vs. Canadiens Live Updates and Analysis

    After being on the road for over a week, it's understandable that the L.A. Kings might be somewhat fatigued, which could therefore affect their performance on the ice...

    Joseph Anderson Written by Joseph Anderson about 1 month ago 476 reads 0 comments

  6. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DFS Must-Starts for Each Position December 17

    Still trying to come up with the funds to purchase those last-minute Christmas gifts? Daily fantasy hockey can provide the necessary bankroll, and it starts on Thursday night...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 1,149 reads 0 comments

  7. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for December 17

    We have made it a point that you can't fill your lineup with superstars in fantasy hockey. Not if you want to have a full roster that includes two centers, three wings, two defenseman, a goalie and a utility player...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 1,947 reads 0 comments

  8. Aging NHL Stars Finding the Fountain of Youth in 2015-16

    As an NHL player progresses into his 30s, his production typically dips. It's a slow decline—sometimes more rapid than expected—that awaits them statistically...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 7,379 reads 8 comments

  9. NHL Prospects Running out of Time to Prove Themselves

    NHL teams rely on the draft for procurement, and it is very important to acquire productive players with their early picks. After the top two or three selections each summer, it is unlikely a team will receive an impact player...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,019 reads 36 comments

  10. Blackhawks' Kane Loses Longest Points Streak Since 1992-93 at 26 Games

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane saw his points streak end at 26 games in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, giving him the longest single-season streak since ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 645 reads 0 comments

  11. Washington Capitals Make Painfully Awkward Spoof of 'A Christmas Story'

    They make a video every year, and it's never anything less than uncomfortable and weird. But that's the Washington Capitals' Christmas tradition: strange, strange holiday cheer...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 1 month ago 22,271 reads 35 comments

  12. Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2015-16

    With the Christmas break approaching and two-and-a-half months of NHL hockey in the books, there are some dark-horse candidates emerging for this season's major NHL awards...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 26,081 reads 72 comments

  13. Patrick Kane's 26-Game Point Streak Ends vs. Avalanche

    Superstar Patrick Kane ’s historical 26-game point streak came to an end in the Chicago Blackhawks ’ 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 1 month ago 2,829 reads 23 comments

  14. How Tuukka Rask Re-Established Himself as an Elite Goalie

    A superficial glance at Tuukka Rask ’s numbers shows an average—perhaps even slightly below-average—goaltender. After all, he’s just a single game over ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 3,999 reads 11 comments

  15. NHL Teams Most in Need of a Significant Salary-Cap Hike

    On Dec. 7, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman projected the salary-cap ceiling for 2016-17 could rise by $3 million above the current level of $71.4 million...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 13,344 reads 46 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Blackhawks and Penguins' Trevor Daley-Rob Scuderi Trade

    At long last, the 2015-16 season finally saw a trade. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks pulled the trigger on the first in-season swap of the year, with ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 7,338 reads 32 comments

  17. Marc-Andre Fleury Injury: Updates on Penguins Star's Concussion and Return

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has not played since Dec. 14 after suffering a concussion against the Washington Capitals . However, he's ready to make his return...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 5,631 reads 29 comments

  18. Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for December 15

    Welcome back to the daily fantasy hockey lounge, where 11 games will be dissected before Tuesday night. After a light schedule on Monday evening, DraftKings owners have myriad decisions to make when setting lineups...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 1 month ago 1,839 reads 0 comments

  19. NHL Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade Before the Holiday Freeze

    The NHL trade market is heating up. With just days to go until the annual holiday trade freeze comes into effect on December 19, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 21,918 reads 44 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Most Consistent Veterans in the NHL

    NHL teams have relatively few real difference-makers, and those men are vital to team fortunes each season. A major investment has to deliver consistent performance and allow the team to outscore the opposition...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 6,118 reads 18 comments

  21. Rob Scuderi Traded to Blackhawks for Trevor Daley: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to defend their Stanley Cup title this season, and they attempted to bolster their defense through a trade Monday...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 22,107 reads 123 comments

  22. Do Jonathan Toews' Struggles with Consistency Make Him Overrated?

    Jonathan Toews is a legitimately great hockey player. He’s a talented offensive weapon, a diligent defensive presence and the captain and first-line centre of the strongest team in the NHL over the last half-decade or so...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,512 reads 119 comments

  23. NHL Power Rankings: Bleacher Report Experts' Week 11 Poll

    We have no change at the top of the Bleacher Report NHL Power Rankings for the second week in a row. But it was close...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 45,618 reads 131 comments

  24. Blues Forward Ryan Reaves Scores, Introduces NHL to the 'Dab'

    The "dab" will not die. Just when the celebratory dance started to fade away in the NFL, St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves brought his own rendition to the ice after scoring against the Dallas Stars on Sunday...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 2 months ago 43,074 reads 50 comments

  25. Point Streak Puts Patrick Kane Past Sidney Crosby as NHL's Most Exciting Player

    At a time when the NHL ’s top-billing superstar is struggling, another has forced his way onto that marquee...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 11,290 reads 84 comments