1. 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 3 months ago 23,298 reads 79 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 453 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 10,844 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 1,623 reads 5 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 3,220 reads 6 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 2,276 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 15,421 reads 87 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 9,387 reads 17 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 15,405 reads 61 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 3,231 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 25,200 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 28,320 reads 123 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 23,658 reads 46 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 1,479 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 21,840 reads 34 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 2,950 reads 15 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 40,379 reads 95 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 10,851 reads 40 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 21,947 reads 112 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 17,639 reads 50 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 26,870 reads 26 comments

  22. Alex Ovechkin Whiffs Badly on Golf Course, Celebrates When He Connects

    You’d think Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s hockey skills would lend itself to the golf course. Apparently it doesn’t. On Friday, the 31-year-old captain posted a video of himself trying to tee off...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 4 months ago 4,228 reads 2 comments

  23. Complete Preview and Predictions for the Washington Capitals in 2016-17

    The time is now for the Washington Capitals . In 2015-16, the Caps dominated the regular season with a 56-18-8 record for 120 points and took home their franchise's second-ever Presidents' Trophy...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 2,101 reads 7 comments

  24. Marian Gaborik Injury: Updates on Kings Star's Foot and Return

    The Los Angeles Kings will be without Marian Gaborik until around Thanksgiving as he recovers from a broken foot, according to the Associated Press' Greg Beacham . Continue for updates...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 1,473 reads 5 comments

  25. NHL Rookies with the Best Chance of Making 2016-17 Rosters

    The start of the 2016-17 NHL season is close, and each day sees more teams culling rosters and sending away hopefuls...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 14,999 reads 42 comments