1. Predicting Which NHL Teams on the Bubble Will Make the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The highway to the NHL playoffs looks like it's headed for a serious traffic jam this season. As the 50-game mark in the 2015-16 schedule approaches, we still have very little ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 17 days ago 20,220 reads 50 comments

  2. The Horrific Side of Hockey Fights on Display Yet Again in Brutal AHL Brawl

    On Tuesday night, the hockey world once again saw the ugly side of fighting. Career enforcer Brian McGrattan, playing for the AHL's San Diego Gulls, was knocked unconscious in a vicious bout with defenceman Daniel Maggio of the San Antonio Rampage...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 17 days ago 535,853 reads 149 comments

  3. Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

    The NHL season has had relatively few truly dirty plays during the 2015-16 season, but their severity has been substantial and cost several quality players extended injury time...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 18 days ago 35,773 reads 47 comments

  4. John Scott Is Rightfully an All-Star, but the NHL Shouldn't Let It Happen Again

    The NHL announced Tuesday that John Scott is going to the All-Star Game after all. It was the right decision. At this point, it was the only sane option available to the league...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 18 days ago 9,255 reads 15 comments

  5. John Scott to Captain Pacific Division Team at 2016 NHL All-Star Game

    After much speculation regarding John Scott's NHL All-Star status, it was announced Tuesday the unlikely selection will captain the Pacific Division's team Jan. 31 in Nashville...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 18 days ago 19,717 reads 85 comments

  6. Henrik Sedin Injury: Updates on Canucks Star's Status and Return

    Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin hasn't played since Jan. 14 with an upper-body injury . However, he's ready to return. Continue for updates. Sedin Active vs. Blue Jackets Thursday, Feb...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 18 days ago 645 reads 0 comments

  7. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Injury: Updates on Oilers Center's Hand and Return

    Edmonton Oilers star center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been sidelined after suffering a hand injury in Monday night's game against the Florida Panthers . He underwent surgery on Jan...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 18 days ago 1,884 reads 2 comments

  8. The Top Feel-Good Storylines of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

    There has been plenty of negative chatter surrounding the NHL in recent days thanks to the John Scott All-Star travesty . We prefer to look at some positives...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 18 days ago 12,197 reads 30 comments

  9. Ryan O'Reilly Finding the Home in Buffalo He Never Found in Colorado

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — If anyone knows the importance of having a home, it's Ryan O'Reilly . As a kid growing up in the prairie town of Brucefield, Ontario, with parents who ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 19 days ago 21,736 reads 28 comments

  10. Best Potential Landing Spots for Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin

    Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be inexorably headed toward divorce. It's been two weeks since his trade request became public knowledge, with Bolts general ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 19 days ago 25,412 reads 85 comments

  11. NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2015-16

    Each year, a small group of NHL players is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The criteria for selection to the Hall are not explicitly defined—players are chosen ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 19 days ago 6,913 reads 27 comments

  12. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 16 Poll

    We have a change at the top of the Bleacher Report NHL Power Rankings. Move over, Washington Capitals, to make room for the defending Stanley Cup champions...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 19 days ago 44,915 reads 287 comments

  13. Will Any Team Take a Chance on Waiver Wire Winger Steve Downie?

    A decade ago, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Steve Downie in the first round of the NHL draft. He had skill to burn and played a take-no-prisoners style of physical hockey, despite having a modest 5’11” frame...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 20 days ago 5,722 reads 11 comments

  14. Cam Talbot, Oilers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Edmonton Oilers acquired Cam Talbot last summer with the idea of keeping him in their net long term. They completed that goal on Sunday, announcing a three-year extension for their starting goaltender...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 20 days ago 6,693 reads 9 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Young NHL Trade Assets Right Now

    The NHL trade deadline is usually when pending free-agent veterans tend to be shopped. But as this season's deadline approaches, several young players have emerged as potential trade candidates...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 21 days ago 21,609 reads 44 comments

  16. Potential NHL Trades That Would Make Perfect Sense

    As we approach the All-Star break, NHL teams are positioning themselves for deep runs into the playoffs. No team in the league considers itself completely balanced, and we will see a lot of moves between now and the trade deadline...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 21 days ago 35,118 reads 67 comments

  17. John Scott Had NHL All-Star Shirts Made for His Teammates That Now Mean Nothing

    John Scott is no longer going to the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. A joke that began with a seemingly harmless surge in fan voting to send the otherwise unimpressive Scott to Nashville ...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 21 days ago 30,170 reads 16 comments

  18. Anze Kopitar, Kings Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    After days of rumors and speculation, the Los Angeles Kings have finally agreed to a new eight-year contract extension with star forward Anze Kopitar ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 21 days ago 11,565 reads 49 comments

  19. NFL Playoff Picture 2016: AFC, NFC Brackets, Odds, Scenarios and Picks

    It's prove-it time for the Carolina Panthers. The team that rolled to 14 straight victories at the start of the season and finished with a 15-1 record has not won a lot of accolades from those who follow the NFL...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 21 days ago 22,754 reads 4 comments

  20. Everyone Got What They Deserved in John Scott All-Star Fiasco, Except John Scott

    GLENDALE, ARIZONA — John Scott's name was trending among the top 10 on Twitter in the United States late Friday afternoon, but—just like always in the whole sordid mess ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 22 days ago 70,709 reads 147 comments

  21. Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Odds, Analysis

    The Montreal Canadiens (23-18-3) are hoping a return to the road will help them get back on track in the first of two games against Central Division opponents, when they visit the St...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 22 days ago 334 reads 0 comments

  22. Montreal Canadiens Did Everything Wrong with Promising Defenseman Jarred Tinordi

    Jarred Tinordi spent just over five years with the Montreal Canadiens. He was acquired as a first-round pick, a prospect so desirable that Montreal traded up to make the selection...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 22 days ago 13,960 reads 25 comments

  23. John Scott to Canadiens: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    In a three-team deal, according TSN , the Arizona Coyotes have traded forward John Scott and defenseman Victor Bartley, who they had just acquired from the Nashville Predators, ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 22 days ago 29,935 reads 52 comments

  24. Every NHL Team's Most Valuable Player for the 1st Half of the 2015-16 Season

    Halfway through the NHL season, it's time to give some credit to the individuals responsible for the best their team has offered...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 22 days ago 37,037 reads 115 comments

  25. Joel Quenneville Passes Al Arbour for 2nd in All-Time NHL Coaching Wins

    Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville took sole possession of second place on the NHL 's all-time coaching wins list Thursday after his team defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, per Chris Peters of CBS Sports...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 22 days ago 7,574 reads 24 comments