1. Players with Most to Gain from Strong Showings at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    The preliminary round of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey begins on Sept. 17 . Several players, including Auston Matthews of Team North America, could stand to gain from solid efforts in this tournament...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 12 days ago 9,498 reads 37 comments

  2. Under-the-Radar Players Who Could Surprise at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    In the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, superstars such as Canada's Sidney Crosby , Russia's Alex Ovechkin and the United States' Patrick Kane are expected to dominate. However, some lesser-known players could emerge as tournament surprises...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 15 days ago 3,454 reads 4 comments

  3. NHL Teams Most Likely to Regress in the 2016-17 Season

    We are reaching the point where fans begin to talk about their team's playoff chances based on changes, and it is a very difficult discussion...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 15 days ago 19,564 reads 65 comments

  4. NHL to Implement Changes to Concussion Protocol in 2016-17 Season

    The National Hockey League is reportedly set to announce changes to its concussion protocol before the start of the 2016-17 season in October. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported on Sept...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 16 days ago 4,399 reads 3 comments

  5. Rising NHL Stars Most Likely to Develop into Franchise Cornerstones

    If the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are the right measuring stick to use, hockey in the NHL seems to be shifting back to a game of speed and skill...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 16 days ago 18,150 reads 45 comments

  6. NHL Players with the Most to Prove at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    NHL training camps open up later this month, but the best players in the game are already in camps, representing nations and regions for the new World Cup of Hockey tournament...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 17 days ago 6,486 reads 17 comments

  7. John Tortorella Says He Would Bench American Players Who Protest National Anthem

    Team USA hockey coach John Tortorella is not on the side of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick when it comes to his stance on "The Star-Spangled Banner...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 18 days ago 7,628 reads 0 comments

  8. Every NHL Team's Biggest Storyline Entering Training Camp in 2016-17

    As we get ready for the start of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, we reflect on what has been a busy NHL offseason. Plenty of changes have taken place, from blockbuster deals involving big names such as Shea Weber, P...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 19 days ago 27,358 reads 50 comments

  9. Jonathan Huberdeau, Panthers Agree to New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Florida Panthers and rising star Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed on a new, long-term contract extension. Per the Associated Press (via CBC.ca ), Huberdeau's agent, Allan Walsh, confirmed the deal is for six years and $35...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 19 days ago 731 reads 3 comments

  10. Predicting Whether Each New NHL Coach Will Be a Success or Failure in 2016-17

    During the NHL offseason, the Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators hired new head coaches...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 19 days ago 8,556 reads 18 comments

  11. Ranking the New York Islanders' Top 10 Prospects Entering 2016-17

    The New York Islanders have continued to emphasize the draft in recent years, even as their on-ice fortunes have trended upward. As a result, the team remains well-stocked with quality prospects even now that it is winning more NHL games...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 19 days ago 6,122 reads 20 comments

  12. NHL Players Facing Drastically Raised Expectations in 2016-17 Season

    NHL fans were gifted with dozens of surprising performances a year ago. Names such as Artemi Panarin , Evgeny Kuznetsov , Matt Murray and Shayne Gostisbehere went from unknown or little known to impact status...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 22 days ago 17,115 reads 27 comments

  13. NHL Stars Who Will Decline in the 2016-17 Season

    The career arc of NHL players depends on all kinds of things, including injury, level of peak ability and luck...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 24 days ago 13,490 reads 40 comments

  14. Every NHL Team's Worst Contract for the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL 's salary cap saw a modest increase for 2016-17 from $71.4 million to $73 million. For a team carrying a bad contract, such as the San Jose Sharks with forward Patrick Marleau, it puts a squeeze on its cap payroll for the upcoming season...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 24 days ago 45,084 reads 105 comments

  15. Ranking the Edmonton Oilers' Top 10 Prospects Entering 2016-17

    The Edmonton Oilers have not done a good job of building a deep system of prospects over the years. Questionable drafting and development practice, numerous picks being dealt away ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 25 days ago 5,510 reads 5 comments

  16. The Player with the Most to Prove on Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    As the World Cup of Hockey approaches, we can really start to sink our teeth into what the NHL has to offer this fall. There are plenty of storylines to follow...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 26 days ago 23,946 reads 56 comments

  17. NHL Stars Who Could Be Even Better in the 2016-17 Season

    No matter how successful they are, pro athletes can't afford to be complacent about their accomplishments. It doesn't take long before an achievement gets filed as part of the past...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 27 days ago 18,786 reads 53 comments

  18. NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2016-17 Season

    NHL teams attempt to address their roster weaknesses in the offseason. With training camps opening in mid-September, most have made moves to bolster their lineups. Several clubs, such as the Detroit Red Wings, still need some late improvements...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 29 days ago 22,233 reads 58 comments

  19. Ranking the 10 Best 2-Way Defensemen in the NHL for 2016-17 Season

    Ranking the top two-way NHL defensemen is a difficult challenge to take on. It's extremely hard to give value to all the statistics available when judging the defensive component of a blueliner's game...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 29 days ago 19,809 reads 104 comments

  20. The Most Intriguing Training Camp Battle to Watch for Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    NHL training camps will soon be opening up, and every team will have at least one battle for a feature role...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 30 days ago 36,583 reads 39 comments

  21. Jhonas Enroth Signing a Win for Him and for the Maple Leafs

    It’s helpful to think of the summer goalie market as a game of musical chairs. There are only 30 starter and 30 backup jobs available at the NHL level, and in any summer only a fraction of those jobs are available...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 1,244 reads 0 comments

  22. Jared Bednar to Avalanche: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Jared Bednar would be the team's new head coach, two weeks after former head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy resigned ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 6,700 reads 7 comments

  23. There Was Nothing Wrong with Overhyped Jimmy Vesey's Decision-Making Process

    Last week, the New York Rangers ended the biggest NHL free-agent race since July 1 by signing forward Jimmy Vesey to an entry-level contract...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 5,798 reads 88 comments