1. 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 13,042 reads 10 comments

  2. 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 3,581 reads 15 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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 2,237 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 18,237 reads 141 comments

  6. 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 1,152 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 12,669 reads 18 comments

  8. 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 9,026 reads 37 comments

  9. Predicting the Most Unstable NHL Goaltending Situations for 2016-17

    No matter how good your favorite NHL team is offensively and defensively, bad goaltending will ruin a season...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,911 reads 48 comments

  10. NHL Twitter Mailbag: Who Was the Most Underrated Free-Agent Signing?

    Time to clean out the mailbag again. This week, we have questions about free agency, whether the NHL is more entertaining now than when it was a higher-scoring game and what the ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 20,921 reads 36 comments

  11. Matching the Top Remaining Free Agents to Ideal NHL Teams

    With July now in the rearview mirror, any unsigned NHL free agent has spent more than a month on the open market...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 29,065 reads 36 comments

  12. The 10 Biggest Injury Risks in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    NHL teams have done most of the heavy work of summer and have addressed the biggest roster needs. A depth chart in August can look fabulous, as management teams and fans can visualize a healthy roster and 82 games for all 23 players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 14,311 reads 48 comments

  13. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Norris Trophy

    Norris Trophy voting looks like it's headed for a bit of a shakeup in the 2016-17 season. Year after year, the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association tend to focus ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 10,794 reads 98 comments

  14. How Can the Lightning Find the Needed Cap Space to Re-Sign Nikita Kucherov?

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has rightly received accolades for his adroit handling of the team’s roster this summer...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,082 reads 23 comments

  15. Waiting by Phone for Offer an Odd New Reality for Many Established NHL Veterans

    For agent Richard Evans, two of his longtime clients never had any trouble selling themselves before. Radim Vrbata and Tomas Fleischmann always had plenty of bidders for their services ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 27,661 reads 28 comments

  16. NHL Teams That Missed the Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

    In the hockey world, one of the few constants is change. During games, lines are juggled, matchups are tweaked and special teams and set plays are all deployed as coaches try to get the upper hand against their opponents...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 17,075 reads 52 comments

  17. Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every NHL Team in 2016-17

    Every team wants to believe it has a shot at the Stanley Cup when a new season begins. While that's technically true, it's not a realistic goal for many. True best and worst-case scenarios will very depending on what stage of growth a franchise is at..

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 50,267 reads 115 comments

  18. Evander Kane Sued: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    A woman has filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane regarding an alleged sexual assault in December. On Tuesday, the Associated Press (via SportsNet ) reported a woman identified as Rachel Kuechle filed her civil case July 1...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 6,287 reads 0 comments

  19. 10 NHL Players Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2016-17

    Entering the NHL 's 2016-17 season, there are several promising young players on the verge of breakout performances. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 17,270 reads 69 comments

  20. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest NHL Offseason Speculation

    In the midst of the NHL offseason dog days, most trade and free-agent activity has significantly slowed. However, speculation still persists regarding the future of such notable players as St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 20,947 reads 36 comments

  21. NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2016-17 Season

    The big part of the NHL offseason is complete, leaving a trail of massive stories that thrilled fans over a frantic two-week period surrounding the entry draft and free agency...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 12,451 reads 19 comments

  22. Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Calder Trophy

    The latest NHL draft class offers up an intriguing collection of candidates who will form the focal point of the discussion for the NHL's 2017 Calder Trophy for rookie of the year...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 15,341 reads 55 comments

  23. NHL Twitter Mailbag: What Is Hockey's Most Overrated Statistic?

    The only ice most people care about probably this week is in their summer drinks, but that will not stop us from doing another NHL Twitter Mailbag...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 8,136 reads 20 comments

  24. 1 Player on Each NHL Team in Need of a Bounce-Back Season in 2016-17

    A year ago, we looked at every NHL team and picked a player off each roster in need of a rebound campaign. Some of them delivered splendidly. Loui Eriksson scored 30 goals, his best total since 2009...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 46,997 reads 76 comments

  25. Team-Player Free-Agent Matches That We Didn't Expect to See

    NHL teams have done most of the heavy work of free agency, with a few secondary signings each week drifting in...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 13,284 reads 17 comments