1. Henrik Lundqvist Benched for Antti Raanta: Latest Comments and Reaction

    New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Sunday that goalie Antti Raanta will get the start against the New Jersey Devils over incumbent starter Henrik Lundqvist ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 4,406 reads 9 comments

  2. The Top Early Storylines Surrounding 2017 NHL Free Agents

    The recent re-signings of Brent Burns by the San Jose Sharks and Brad Marchand by the Boston Bruins took two top players out of next summer's pool of NHL unrestricted free agents...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 8,812 reads 14 comments

  3. Former Flyers Coach Bill Dineen Dies at Age 84

    Former Philadelphia Flyers coach Bill Dineen, 84, died Friday night, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly. "Bill was the patriarch of the famous Dineen family," Flyers president Paul Holmgren said in the team's release ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 1,363 reads 1 comments

  4. Ranking the NHL's 10 Best Penalty-Killers in the 2016-17 Season

    As the National Hockey League rolls wraps up its second month of play for the 2016-17 season, Hockey Reference reports that scoring is down just a tick from last year—from 2...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 7,521 reads 12 comments

  5. Surging NHL Players Most Likely to Stay Hot in 2016-17

    The NHL season is well underway and teams are beginning to separate a little in the standings. Fans have been entertained with a huge group of impact rookies, and a few sophomores ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 256 reads 0 comments

  6. Cal Clutterbuck's Ridiculous Contract Extension Will Cost the New York Islanders

    The five-year contract extension announced Friday between the New York Islanders and pending free agent Cal Clutterbuck is an awful gamble for the team...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 3,687 reads 3 comments

  7. Cal Clutterbuck, Islanders Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    The New York Islanders and forward Cal Clutterbuck reached an agreement Friday on a five-year contract extension to keep the winger with the organization through the 2022-23 season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 1,821 reads 13 comments

  8. Are the Surprising New York Rangers Built to Last?

    Are the New York Rangers for real? Or are they as genuine as that Rolex you can buy for $20 on a Times Square street corner? The answer is: it depends. This much has become evident about the NHL in 2016-17 —t here are no great teams...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 3,481 reads 4 comments

  9. Wayne Gretzky Says Sidney Crosby Is NHL's Best Player over Connor McDavid

    Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has taken the NHL by storm early in his career, but his team's partner and vice chairman doesn't think he has surpassed Sidney Crosby as the league's best player...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 3,696 reads 19 comments

  10. Anze Kopitar One Goal Shy of Wayne Gretzky for 6th-Most in Kings History

    Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar needs just one goal in Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes to tie Wayne Gretzky for the sixth-most in franchise history, per Sportsnet Stats ...

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  11. Post to Post: Can Connor McDavid Win the Hart Trophy and Miss the Playoffs?

    The question posed in the headline is one that the members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association may find themselves grappling with toward the end of the 2016-17 NHL season...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 1,230 reads 4 comments

  12. Erik Karlsson Takes All-Time Points Lead in Senators History Among Defensemen

    Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson tallied three points in Wednesday's game against the San Jose Sharks, passing Wade Redden for the most in franchise history for defensemen , per Sportsnet Stats ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 456 reads 2 comments

  13. The Biggest Busts of the 2016-17 NHL Season So Far

    Every year, there are big expectations heaped upon certain players. Some signed pricey extensions; others were coveted free agents who cashed in...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 13,068 reads 27 comments

  14. Las Vegas Golden Knights' Trademark Application Denied

    The NHL 's 31st franchise that was awarded to Las Vegas hit a snag just weeks after revealing its new team name, the Golden Knights...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 47,559 reads 85 comments

  15. NHL Players Making the Most of Increased Roles in 2016-17

    NHL management and coaching staffs plan the fall rosters with painstaking detail over the offseason. Seemingly moments after the faceoff on opening night, all those plans go out the window and force the franchise to find quick solutions to problems...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 4,779 reads 18 comments

  16. John Scott Retires from NHL: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Veteran NHL forward John Scott , who rose to prominence by reaching the 2016 All-Star Game thanks to a groundswell of fan support, officially announced his retirement from hockey Wednesday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 4,900 reads 10 comments

  17. The 4 NHL Milestones to Watch out for so Far This Season

    We've just passed the 2016-17 NHL season quarter mark, and it's already been a wild ride. From incredible goals to highlight-reel saves, it's time to take a peek into what's really unfolding: the historic numbers on the ice...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 1,601 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Coaching Candidates for the Las Vegas Golden Knights

    The NHL 's Las Vegas expansion team finally has a name (Vegas Golden Knights). Now, it needs a head coach. Candidates could come from the ranks of former bench bosses, such as ex-Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 4,772 reads 5 comments

  19. Jaromir Jagr Missed Penguins' Stanley Cup Reunion Because He's Still Playing

    The Pittsburgh Penguins held a reunion Saturday night to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1991-92 Stanley Cup championship team...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 38,697 reads 22 comments

  20. What Will It Take for the NHL's Most Disappointing Teams to Turn Things Around?

    How do you write a rip-job column on the most disappointing teams in the NHL when, at the time of this writing, the worst record in the league is 8-11-3? That team, the Arizona Coyotes, has earned points in one of every two games an average...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 4,772 reads 14 comments

  21. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 9 Poll

    The dropoff that some expected for the New York Rangers just isn't happening. A team that before the season looked on the wrong side of things in a cyclical sense continues to cycle upward...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 19,148 reads 39 comments

  22. Corey Crawford Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Goalie's Recovery from Appendectomy

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford underwent an appendectomy on Saturday and will miss the team's game against the Philadelphia Flyers . Continue for updates. Latest on Crawford's Recovery Saturday, Dec...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 2,556 reads 2 comments

  23. The Ideal Replacement for Every NHL Coach on the Hot Seat in 2016-17

    Gerard Gallant became this season's first NHL coaching casualty, fired by the Florida Panthers on Nov 27 . General manager Tom Rowe has taken over the role until season's end on an interim basis...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 4,593 reads 10 comments

  24. The Biggest Overachievers in the 2016-17 NHL Season so Far

    The science of scouting and player assessment still leaves plenty of room for surprises to emerge every season in the NHL . These days, many of the league's overachievers are newcomers who are making big impacts much sooner than expected...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 5,805 reads 10 comments

  25. NHL CBA Negotiations: Latest News, Rumors on Labor Talks

    The NHL 's collective bargaining agreement contains opt-out clauses that can be exercised in Sept. 2019, and the league has reportedly been in contact with the NHL Players' Association regarding an extension of the current deal...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 4,279 reads 0 comments