1. Buying or Selling the NHL's Top Teams as 2016 Stanley Cup Contenders

    With just weeks remaining in the 2015-16 season, there is still a logjam at the top end of the NHL standings...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 16,484 reads 148 comments

  2. Kevin Spacey Surprises Florida Panthers Fans at 'Spacey in Space' Theme Night

    Only Frank Underwood would be able to pull off a stunt with this level of deception. Kevin Spacey made a surprise appearance for the Florida Panthers ' "Spacey in Space" theme night ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 2 months ago 22,397 reads 2 comments

  3. NHL Players Who Could Break out in 2016-17

    The NHL 's top teams are preparing for their respective playoff pushes a s the 2015-16 regular season enters its final weeks. For clubs that won't reach the postseason, talent evaluations have already begun in earnest for next year's rosters...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 26,728 reads 73 comments

  4. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 25 Poll

    Despite all the bravado the NHL talks about "parity" in the league, there are only two playoff races between now and the end of the regular season...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 29,375 reads 98 comments

  5. NHL Players Who Will Have the Biggest Impact on the 2016 Playoff Race

    With only a month left in the 2015-16 NHL regular season, the final push for the playoffs is underway. Several postseason contenders are jockeying to improve their positioning while others battle to secure a wild-card berth...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 16,872 reads 69 comments

  6. Expansion Drafts Making NHL GMs Leery of Playing Top Young Prospects

    The Colorado Avalanche has a bit of a Faustian bargain on its hands. The Avs saw their top two centers, Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon, go down with knee injuries during their ongoing four-game Canadian road swing...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 18,757 reads 18 comments

  7. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Players in the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Every year, experts make their prognostications about NHL teams and players, and every year the hockey gods spend the winter making those experts look foolish...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 19,975 reads 37 comments

  8. Dennis Wideman Injury: Updates on Flames Defenseman's Tricep and Recovery

    Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will not play another game this season because of a tricep injury. Continue for updates...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 1,200 reads 5 comments

  9. Tyler Seguin Injury: Updates on Stars Center's Achilles and Return

    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is recovering from an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the start of the postseason. Seguin returned for Game 2 of the first round against the Minnesota Wild , but his status has been uncertain since then...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 15,346 reads 19 comments

  10. The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NHL Team in 2015-16

    It may seem impossible to use a single statistic to define an NHL team. However, we're going to try. Some stats reveal plenty about a team's problems, whether as a measure of positional play in goal, at the forward ranks or the group of defensemen..

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 20,912 reads 58 comments

  11. Top 10 Player-Team Perfect Fits for 2016 NHL Free Agency

    The NHL regular season is winding down, and for teams outside the playoffs, summer planning can begin. With no postseason on the way, a head start in addressing needs may be key to a successful year in 2016-17...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 26,641 reads 110 comments

  12. Stock Up, Stock Down for 2016 NHL Free Agents: Stretch-Run Edition

    On Dec. 9, we examined the stock of this summer's top unrestricted free agents. With the playoffs only a month away, it's worth revisiting the value of stars like Los Angeles Kings ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 10,275 reads 27 comments

  13. Corey Crawford Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Goalie's Head and Return

    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford had been dealing with upper-body and head injuries suffered on March 17. However, he has been cleared to return to the ice. Continue for updates...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 2 months ago 16,910 reads 26 comments

  14. 10 NHL Players Who've Seen a Major Improvement in 2015-16

    Most improved is not an title pro athletes covet. It's probably on par with the most sportsmanlike, otherwise known as the Lady Byng Trophy...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 13,110 reads 43 comments

  15. Why the Florida Panthers Are Paper Tigers in the 2016 Stanley Cup Race

    Going by the standings, it’s pretty easy to break the Eastern Conference playoff contenders into three groups. At the top are the Washington Capitals , a team that through the regular season has been head and shoulders above the competition...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 6,332 reads 40 comments

  16. NHL GM Meetings 2016: Top Takeaways Regarding Salary Cap, Potential Expansion

    The NHL is reportedly expected to announce whether or not the league will expand by June's entry draft, per TSN's Darren Dreger . According to Dreger, the decision will also involve whether that potential expansion would include one or two teams...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 2 months ago 32,376 reads 91 comments

  17. NHL Playoff Picture 2016: Updated Standings and Bracket Outlook

    The Washington Capitals are in the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. With a snap of Alex Ovechkin's wrists , the Capitals earned a 2-1 victory in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes, ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 20,712 reads 0 comments

  18. The Biggest Offseason Priority for Every Projected Non-Playoff NHL Team

    The NHL season still has a few things to sort out, but most of the 14 teams that will miss the playoffs are known at this time. In those cities, management people are already sifting through the season to identify what went wrong...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 8,263 reads 25 comments

  19. The Latest 2016 Calder Trophy Rankings in the NHL

    With less than one month remaining in the NHL 's 2015-16 regular season, it's time to start thinking about which players will receive this year's edition of the league's annual awards...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 23,633 reads 104 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings' 24-Year Playoff Streak Now in Serious Jeopardy

    It is the longest current playoff streak of any team in pro sports, and for much of this NHL season, there seemed to be little concern it would end for the Detroit Red Wings this year...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 7,234 reads 38 comments

  21. Ranking the Best 3-on-3 Combinations in the NHL in 2015-16

    The introduction of the three-on-three format into NHL overtime this season provided teams more opportunities to ice their best three-on-three lineup combinations. Surprisingly, only a small number have enjoyed consistent success in the new format...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 13,737 reads 46 comments

  22. Dalton Prout Suspended 1 Game for Punching Nikita Kucherov

    The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout will be suspended for one game. The punishment is a result of Prout's punch on Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 months ago 2,582 reads 21 comments

  23. Canucks Goalie Jacob Markstrom Loses His Blocker, Makes Barehanded Save vs. Jets

    Equipment or no equipment, Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom is willing to endure puck-to-skin contact in order to get the job done...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 2 months ago 10,176 reads 4 comments

  24. NHL Playoff Standings 2016: Predicting Which Teams Will Fall Short of Postseason

    There are many tight races in the NHL as the season hits its home stretch, but they have more to do with playoff positioning than figuring out which teams are going to make the playoffs...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 2 months ago 33,964 reads 41 comments

  25. Bold Predictions for the Rest of the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Disclaimer: There is no such thing as a crystal ball that can actually foretell the future. If there was, the predictions you are about to read wouldn't be so bold...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 29,486 reads 103 comments