1. Predictions Ahead of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Let the games begin! On Saturday, September 17, eight teams will gather in Toronto to kick off the 2016 edition of the World Cup of Hockey...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 14 days ago 5,727 reads 8 comments

  2. The Ultimate Guide for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    The trophy looks like a crooked flower vase—hardly any competition to the Stanley Cup or Olympic gold medals for prestigious hockey hardware. But, ready or not, the World Cup of Hockey is about to begin...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 15 days ago 24,346 reads 54 comments

  3. The Dallas Stars Are a Legit Goalie Away from Contending: What Are the Options?

    The 2016-17 Dallas Stars, on paper, don’t look much different than the team that came within a game of going to the Western Conference Finals in last spring’s NHL playoffs...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 15 days ago 1,498 reads 9 comments

  4. Tyler Seguin Injury: Updates on Stars Center's Ankle and Return

    Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin has been sidelined with an ankle injury that will keep him out of the World Cup of Hockey. It is unclear when he'll return to the ice. Continue for updates...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 15 days ago 3,340 reads 6 comments

  5. What If Every NHL Team Was Composed of Its Own Draft Picks?

    The tentacles from every NHL team reach across the league through their draft picks. Although the franchises intend to have each player they pick star for them and lead them to a ...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 15 days ago 24,677 reads 33 comments

  6. 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 16 days ago 9,536 reads 37 comments

  7. 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 19 days ago 3,458 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 19 days ago 19,630 reads 65 comments

  9. 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 20 days ago 4,415 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 20 days ago 18,221 reads 45 comments

  11. 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 21 days ago 6,509 reads 17 comments

  12. 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 21 days ago 7,695 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 22 days ago 27,476 reads 50 comments

  14. 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 22 days ago 735 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 22 days ago 8,593 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 23 days ago 6,147 reads 20 comments

  17. 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 25 days ago 17,153 reads 27 comments

  18. 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 27 days ago 13,502 reads 40 comments

  19. 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 28 days ago 45,435 reads 105 comments

  20. 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 28 days ago 5,523 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 29 days ago 23,954 reads 56 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 18,829 reads 53 comments