1. The Player on Each NHL Team Most Likely to Be Traded in 2016-17

    There are plenty of reasons for NHL trades. Teams in danger of missing the playoffs will look to ditch their expiring contracts for an asset or two before they potentially lose them for nothing...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 73,537 reads 71 comments

  2. NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2016 Training Camps

    With NHL training camps opening in mid-September, several restricted free agents remain unsigned. The notable players include Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 9,332 reads 13 comments

  3. Predicting Which NHL Goaltenders Will Improve the Most in 2016-17 Season

    Big changes were supposed to be in store for the National Hockey League's goaltending fraternity in 2016-17...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 6,464 reads 20 comments

  4. NHL Teams That Could Have New Coaches After the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL coaching carousel made some unusual stops this summer, with Bruce Boudreau moving from the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild. Now, new names coach Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators, while the Colorado Avalanche have a current opening...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 12,824 reads 26 comments

  5. Every NHL Team's Best Value Contract for the 2016-17 Season

    The salary cap is omnipresent in the NHL today. The strict upper limit brought in during the 2004-05 lockout (or in some cases, an even lower budget) forces teams to take the dollars ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 3,440 reads 4 comments

  6. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2016-17 Season

    Among next summer's crop of NHL unrestricted free agents, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will garner most of the headlines...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 12,075 reads 28 comments

  7. Sean Monahan, Flames Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Calgary Flames and center Sean Monahan reached an agreement Friday on a new seven-year contract extension. The Flames announced the deal on their official site ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 870 reads 0 comments

  8. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Hart Trophy

    According to NHL.com , "T he Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 9,614 reads 42 comments

  9. World Cup of Hockey 2016: Odds for Each Team to Win the Tournament

    There will be hockey in less than a month. Fiercely played hockey, with the best players in the world playing for their country's honor...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 31,421 reads 77 comments

  10. NHL Players Most Likely to Have Sophomore Slumps in 2016-17

    NHL rookies face an enormous uphill battle for playing time, and precious few receive substantial ice time in their first year in the league. During the 2015-16 season, only 25 rookie skaters played 1,000 or more minutes...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 11,298 reads 39 comments

  11. Tampa Bay's Cagey Bet on James Wisniewski Could Pay Off Big

    Imagine, for a moment, that your NHL team could add an impact player for almost nothing. No trade cost at all is involved in bringing this player in, and his contract is entirely reasonable...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,270 reads 12 comments

  12. The Latest Updates on the NHL's Hottest Offseason Speculation

    The NHL offseason has reached the point where there's little activity in the trade and free-agent markets. However, the rumor mill remains busy...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 30,912 reads 49 comments

  13. The 10 Ugliest Uniforms in NHL History

    In preparing the this list of the ugliest NHL uniforms of all time, I talked with Ray "Chicken Parm" Ferraro. Ferraro had a fine, 18-year NHL career. He played from 1984 to 2002, scoring 408 goals in 1,258 games...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 17,730 reads 69 comments

  14. Every NHL Team's Most Likely Hall of Fame Player

    The Hockey Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor for NHLers who have wrapped up their careers. It takes longevity, the greatest of reputations and most impressive statistics to lock up a spot in the elusive club of past players...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 10,062 reads 40 comments

  15. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Vezina Trophy

    Nine goalies received votes for the Vezina Trophy in 2015-16 , with Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals leading the way. Holtby delivered a fabulous season, highlighted by 66 starts, 48 wins and strong finishes in all categories ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 9,737 reads 56 comments

  16. The 10 Biggest Trade Candidates in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    When the curtain rises on October for the 2016-17 NHL season, the trade rumor mill will also return to life. Several players, such as Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 36,686 reads 53 comments

  17. Potential Replacements for Patrick Roy as Colorado Avalanche Coach

    Patrick Roy’s surprising resignation from the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday leaves the NHL team in a bit of a pickle. Normally, a summer coaching vacancy is the easiest kind to fill...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 11,925 reads 5 comments

  18. Citing Unaligned Vision, Patrick Roy's Resignation Shocks Avalanche Top Brass

    In May 2013, Patrick Roy had just finished a round of golf with Joe Sakic and Josh Kroenke at The Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 13,004 reads 10 comments

  19. The Most Intriguing NHL Homecomings in the 2016-17 Season

    This summer, NHL fans have witnessed some blockbuster trades and huge free-agent jumps, meaning some famous players will be appearing in new uniforms beginning in October...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 3,580 reads 15 comments

  20. Patrick Roy Resigns as Avalanche Head Coach, VP of Hockey Operations

    Patrick Roy , the head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche, released a statement Thursday announcing he would be stepping down...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 25,206 reads 42 comments

  21. Predators Give Matt Carle a Chance to Save His NHL Career

    There was a time when Matt Carle was the kind of defenceman who could command a big, multi year contract in free agency. This summer, though, the 31-year-old was perhaps fortunate to get a cheap, one-year contract from the Nashville Predators...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 2,232 reads 2 comments

  22. The Best NHL Players in the 2016-17 Season from A to Z

    Last summer, we examined the best NHL players for 2015-16 from A to Z, based upon the first letter of their last names...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 18,197 reads 141 comments

  23. NHL Players Who'll Make the Most Impact on Their New Teams in 2016-17

    The trades and signings have slowed as hockey types enjoy some rest and relaxation during the month of August, but it has already been an eventful offseason around the NHL . The draft and free agency delivered impactful moments...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 1,136 reads 1 comments

  24. Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 12,658 reads 18 comments

  25. Solving the Detroit Red Wings' Salary-Cap Problems

    Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland knows that he has some work to do to ensure that his team is compliant with the NHL salary cap. Last week, Holland told MLive...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 9,014 reads 37 comments