1. 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 6 months ago 28,448 reads 123 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 23,778 reads 46 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 1,510 reads 4 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 22,050 reads 34 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 2,968 reads 15 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 40,455 reads 95 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 10,950 reads 40 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 22,086 reads 112 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 17,654 reads 50 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 26,900 reads 26 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 4,229 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 2,133 reads 7 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 1,484 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 15,044 reads 42 comments

  15. Stanley Cup Champion Penguins Visit President Obama at the White House

    The reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are set to begin their title defense next week when the new NHL season gets underway...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 2,462 reads 13 comments

  16. 2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Central Division

    The Central Division was arguably the toughest in the NHL in 2015-16. The Dallas Stars led the way, gaining 17 points over their 2014-15 result to finish second overall in the NHL with 109 points...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 8,772 reads 41 comments

  17. Complete Preview and Predictions for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016-17

    The Chicago Blackhawks are the most famous team in the NHL today, with three Stanley Cup victories this decade, several impact players still in their prime and a seemingly endless stream of good young players in the pipeline...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 months ago 4,165 reads 6 comments

  18. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Involving Jacob Trouba and Cam Fowler

    Less than one week separates hockey fans from another NHL season, but that doesn't mean that teams are content with their rosters...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 4,194 reads 1 comments

  19. Complete Preview and Predictions for the Detroit Red Wings in 2016-17

    The Detroit Red Wings are a team in transition after saying goodbye to longtime all-star center Pavel Datsyuk...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 6,490 reads 26 comments

  20. Dan Boyle Retires from NHL: Latest Comments and Reaction

    On Wednesday, 17-year veteran defenseman Dan Boyle announced his retirement from the NHL in San Jose, California, per Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 2,079 reads 9 comments

  21. Connor McDavid Becomes Youngest Captain in NHL History

    Edmonton Oilers wunderkind Connor McDavid doesn't turn 20 years old until Jan. 13, but on Wednesday, the Oilers made him the youngest team captain in NHL history: McDavid, ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 6,059 reads 54 comments

  22. Complete Preview and Predictions for the New York Rangers in 2016-17

    One year after winning the Presidents' Trophy and two seasons after reaching the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers are looking to rejoin the NHL elite after a dip in their performance in 2015-16...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 8,305 reads 23 comments

  23. Complete Preview and Predictions for the Boston Bruins in 2016-17

    The Boston Bruins narrowly missed the playoffs in 2015-16—they were technically tied for No. 8 in the Eastern Conference—but it was also clear the Stanley Cup team of ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 months ago 4,329 reads 8 comments

  24. NHL Rumors: Top Trade Buzz Surrounding Jacob Trouba, Nail Yakupov and More

    Although the start of the 2016-17 NHL regular season is closing in, roster moves are still being made, and teams are still looking to make last-minute improvements in an effort to make a playoff push...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 5,331 reads 0 comments

  25. Every NHL Team's Most Important Free-Agent-to-Be in 2016-17

    The NHL preseason is soon coming to a close, and teams are paring down their rosters for the 2016-17 season...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 6 months ago 28,086 reads 18 comments