1. 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 23 days ago 5,733 reads 11 comments

  2. 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 24 days ago 6,698 reads 9 comments

  3. 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 24 days ago 21,618 reads 44 comments

  4. 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 24 days ago 35,332 reads 67 comments

  5. 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 25 days ago 30,196 reads 16 comments

  6. 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 25 days ago 11,566 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 25 days ago 22,766 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 25 days ago 70,746 reads 147 comments

  9. 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 25 days ago 336 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 26 days ago 13,985 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 26 days ago 29,940 reads 52 comments

  12. 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 26 days ago 37,044 reads 115 comments

  13. 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 26 days ago 7,578 reads 24 comments

  14. The Secret to the Boston Bruins' Power-Play Success

    The NHL ’s power-play leaderboard looks a lot like one might expect. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals , Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks , and the Dallas ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 26 days ago 2,122 reads 3 comments

  15. NHL Players Who Would Have Been Better off in Different Eras

    The modern NHL game is much faster than it was 40 years ago, owing to nutrition, advances in training, equipment and other elements that have helped to develop high-performance athletes...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 26 days ago 13,009 reads 33 comments

  16. Ranking the Most Costly NHL Injuries in 2015-16 So Far

    Halfway through the 2015-16 NHL season, injuries have taken a toll upon many teams. Several notable players, including Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, have been sidelined for lengthy periods...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 27 days ago 6,588 reads 25 comments

  17. The Most Surprising Stats in the 1st Half of the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Stats are a funny thing. Depending on expectations, the most surprising numbers from an NHL season that is past the halfway point can be shockingly good or unexpectedly bad...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 27 days ago 28,698 reads 75 comments

  18. Wayne Gretzky Teaches 11-Month-Old Grandson the Art of Stick Handling

    When his daughter, Paulina, gave birth to a baby boy last January, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky probably couldn't wait to start teaching his grandson how to play hockey...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 28 days ago 20,346 reads 24 comments

  19. Brutal Interference Penalty Leads to Wild Brawl Between Devils and Blues

    Unhappy with getting checked into the boards midway through the third period of Tuesday night's game, New Jersey Devils left wing Bobby Farnham wanted to get even with the St. Louis Blues...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 28 days ago 7,194 reads 6 comments

  20. Hurricanes Goalie Cam Ward Gets Mask Knocked Off by Shot, Laughs It Off

    Although his mask may not have stayed on throughout the duration of the play, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has to be thankful he wore such a protective piece of headwear during Tuesday night's game against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 28 days ago 9,991 reads 10 comments

  21. The Hottest and Coldest NHL Teams Right Now

    Over the course of the six-month NHL regular season, nearly every team in the league experiences significant peaks and valleys. Low points can be brought on by injury issues or tough schedules...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 28 days ago 24,777 reads 67 comments

  22. Breaking Down the Arena Deal Gary Bettman Is Pressuring Calgary to Accept

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in Calgary, Alberta, this week, and he was there to do what he's done in so many other markets: pressure local government to accept an arena deal that includes massive amounts of public money...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 28 days ago 4,602 reads 11 comments

  23. The Most Surprising Success Stories of the 2015-16 NHL Season so Far

    Every NHL season gives fans a fresh crop of impressive rookies, but there are some freshman sensations who come out of nowhere...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 29 days ago 8,623 reads 26 comments

  24. NHL Teams Most in Need of a Blockbuster Trade

    The Columbus Blue Jackets shipping center Ryan Johansen last week to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Seth Jones was the first blockbuster trade of this season...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 29 days ago 26,957 reads 138 comments

  25. Joel Quenneville, Blackhawks Agree on New Contract: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday they reached an agreement with head coach Joel Quenneville on a three-year contract extension...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 29 days ago 9,217 reads 29 comments