1. Way-Too-Early 2017 NHL Draft Top 10 Prospect Rankings

    The ink is barely dry on the 2016 NHL entry draft, and teams and their scouts have already gathered lots of information on the 2017 edition...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 26,353 reads 25 comments

  2. Ranking the Best NHL Players Still on the Trade Market

    Early July is usually when the focus is on the potential destinations of the NHL 's top unrestricted free agents...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 33,135 reads 72 comments

  3. NHL Rumors: Examining Buzz Around Cam Fowler Trade, Kris Russell and More

    NHL free agency is starting to wind down, with most of the top free agents having signed new deals. Although teams are running out of options, there is still value to be had this summer...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 months ago 6,335 reads 0 comments

  4. NHL Free Agency 2016: Early Grades for Every Team

    Even with Steven Stamkos safely locked up by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the lead-up to July 1, there was still plenty of action in the opening days of NHL free agency...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 101,149 reads 191 comments

  5. NHL Free Agents 2016: Best Fit for Top Remaining Players

    Don't delay—when they're gone, they're gone! General managers around the NHL acted quickly and decisively when the 2016 free-agency period opened on July 1, committing a record $616...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 37,495 reads 53 comments

  6. Reilly Smith, Panthers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Florida Panthers announced Sunday they rewarded Reilly Smith with a five-year contract extension after his strong first season with the team in 2015-16. TSN's Gary Lawless first broke the news of the contract...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 months ago 2,112 reads 7 comments

  7. NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking the Best Players Left at Every Position

    Entering the third day of the NHL 's 2016 free-agent period, all the top talent has been signed. However, several quality players, such as winger Jiri Hudler, are still available...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 20,763 reads 24 comments

  8. NHL Rumors: Trade Buzz Around Ben Bishop, Free-Agency Rumblings and More

    Goaltender Ben Bishop has been as vital for the Tampa Bay Lightning as any other player on their roster over the last two seasons...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,141 reads 0 comments

  9. 2016 NHL Free Agency: Ranking the Best Value Signings so Far

    NHL free agency is always a crazy time—especially the first day. Several teams unloaded money on impact targets in the first 90 minutes, effectively turning free agency into ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 44,920 reads 52 comments

  10. Early Ranking of the Top Unrestricted NHL Free Agents in 2017

    The 2016 NHL free-agent period became a Target at midnight on the eve of Black Friday. People were waiting outside the doors for days, with the frenzy resulting in millions of dollars being spent on shiny big-ticket items...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 13,751 reads 46 comments

  11. NHL Rumors: Trade Buzz Surrounding Tyson Barrie, Free-Agency Rumblings, More

    Big names such as Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson and Kyle Okposo all made major splashes by signing with new teams on the first day of free agency.  Per NHL ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 4,124 reads 0 comments

  12. NHL Free Agency 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 1

    There was no Steven Stamkos and no blockbuster trades stealing the thunder from the NHL puck drop to free agency this year. There were, however, plenty of deals made...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 89,459 reads 166 comments

  13. Mikkel Boedker to Sharks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Forward Mikkel Boedker signed a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, the club announced in a press release . Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported the contract is worth $16 million...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 3,847 reads 11 comments

  14. Lee Stempniak to Hurricanes: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Former Boston Bruins winger Lee Stempniak will join the Carolina Hurricanes next season after signing a deal with the Eastern Conference club. Per TSN's Bob McKenzie , Stempniak's deal is for two years with an average annual value of $2...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 1,384 reads 3 comments

  15. Lightning Protect Present, Plan Future with Stamkos, Hedman Signings

    Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins already won the NHL 's General Manager of the Year Award, handed out recently in Las Vegas. The Tampa Bay Lightning's Steve Yzerman is probably your early, odds-on favorite for the award next year...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 4,370 reads 34 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks Shore Up Need, Nab Best Value of Day in Brian Campbell

    On Friday, defenceman Brian Campbell signed the sweetest of sweetheart deals with the Chicago Blackhawks , per the team's official Twitter account . He took a one-year term when he should have been able to get the security of a two-year deal...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 10,272 reads 17 comments

  17. Kyle Okposo's Signing with Non-Contender Surprising, but He Will Improve Sabres

    When Steven Stamkos took himself off the market on Wednesday, Kyle Okposo immediately went to the top of several free-agent rankings, including mine ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 1,007 reads 1 comments

  18. Milan Lucic Is Best Replacement, but Oilers Still Worse After Taylor Hall Trade

    On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers traded away one of the five best left wings in hockey when they sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey. On Friday, they signed the best free agent left wing for most of the next decade...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 10,468 reads 63 comments

  19. Dan Hamhuis to Stars: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Veteran defenseman Dan Hamhuis reportedly signed with the Dallas Stars on Friday after coming to terms on a two-year, $7.5 million contract...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 2,163 reads 4 comments

  20. Victor Hedman, Lightning Agree on New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their big-spending this offseason, re-signing star defenseman Victor Hedman to an eight-year extension...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 months ago 2,755 reads 33 comments

  21. Loui Eriksson to Canucks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Veteran winger Loui Eriksson will don a new uniform next season after reportedly agreeing to a deal Friday with the Vancouver Canucks . Mike Johnston of Sportsnet reported Eriksson's contract with the Canucks...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 months ago 1,289 reads 0 comments

  22. Milan Lucic to Oilers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Winger Milan Lucic 's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings ended after just one season Friday, as he signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 1,477 reads 0 comments

  23. Jamie McGinn to Coyotes: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Left winger Jamie McGinn is headed to his fourth different team in three years after the 27-year-old signed with the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Per ESPN...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 236 reads 0 comments

  24. David Perron to Blues: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Veteran winger David Perron reached an agreement on a contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Perron announced on Twitter he is going back to the team that drafted ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 484 reads 0 comments

  25. Kyle Okposo to Sabres: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Playmaking winger Kyle Okposo reportedly reached an agreement Friday with the Buffalo Sabres on a seven-year, $42 million contract. SportsCentre provided the financial details of the signing...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 710 reads 0 comments