1. The Advanced-Stats Case for and Against Edmonton Oilers Defenceman Kris Russell

    Kris Russell is a player who draws a lot of criticism from people steeped in hockey analytics. Even an analytics-based approach to the game, though, recognizes that he does some things well...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 2,485 reads 2 comments

  2. Maligned NHL Players Proving Fans Wrong in 2016-17

    There are several redemption stories across the NHL this season that are attracting a lot of attention. Some impact players who fell off from established levels one year ago are back on track—like Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 9,627 reads 25 comments

  3. Ben Bishop Injury: Lightning Goalie's Return from Lower-Body Injury Announced

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop hasn't played since suffering a lower-body injury against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 20...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 1,301 reads 4 comments

  4. Post to Post: The NHL's Balance of Power Has Shifted from West to East

    For years, the NHL ’s balance of power rested in the West. In the regular season, Western teams dominated their Eastern rivals. In the playoffs, the Stanley Cup headed West with shocking regularity...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 4,801 reads 14 comments

  5. Patrick Maroon Gives Emotional Interview After Seeing His Son Celebrate Goal

    Patrick Maroon scored a game-tying goal for the Edmonton Oilers in his return home to St. Louis on Monday night. Edmonton ultimately defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 6,217 reads 5 comments

  6. The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Coming Alive and Putting Up Big Wins in the NHL

    The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off a clutch 4-3 overtime win Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks to tie a franchise-record nine-game winning streak...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 2 months ago 479 reads 1 comments

  7. 10 NHL Players Whose Production Will Drop in 2017

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa tore through the first two months of the 2016-17 season. With 16 goals in 33 games, he's on pace for 40 goals this season...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 23,561 reads 40 comments

  8. Florida Panthers Owner Vincent Viola Nominated as Secretary of Army

    Billionaire financial magnate and Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola was named Secretary of the Army by President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. "We are honored and humbled to see Mr...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 2 months ago 118,790 reads 14 comments

  9. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 11 Poll

    Eleven weeks are in the books, and what a time it's been for fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets. We're nearly at the Christmas holiday, and there's nothing but good cheer for coach John Tortorella and his crew...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 17,284 reads 83 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Penguins Spread Holiday Cheer by Recreating 'Elf'

    In first place in the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins are feeling festive during the holidays. They shared their high spirits by spoofing Elf in an awkward remake...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 18,733 reads 6 comments

  11. NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Due to the Expansion Draft

    With the NHL 's Las Vegas expansion franchise unveiled as the Vegas Golden Knights, it remains to be seen which current NHL players will make up their inaugural roster...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 19,034 reads 35 comments

  12. Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2016-17

    The NHL season is about 30 games old, and we are seeing award candidates emerge across the major categories...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 431 reads 1 comments

  13. The Case for the Vegas Golden Knights to Tank Right from the Start

    Uncertainty is the order of the day surrounding this summer’s NHL expansion to Las Vegas. There hasn’t been expansion in the salary-cap era, and there will certainly ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 4,567 reads 1 comments

  14. Sorry, but Sidney Crosby Was Not Canada's Top Athlete in 2016

    Earlier this week, a media panel unveiled its choice as the top Canadian athlete of 2016. To the chagrin of many in the hockey world, the honour went not to Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby but rather to Olympic swimmer Penny Oleksiak...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 5,256 reads 10 comments

  15. NHL Prospects Running out of Time to Prove Themselves

    Not every pick in an NHL draft pans out. While some become league superstars, others battle to adjust to the speed at the game's highest level...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 2 months ago 437 reads 1 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers Power Forward Wayne Simmonds Is the NHL's Biggest Bargain

    DENVER—Wayne Simmonds will earn $4.3 million in base salary for the 2016-17 NHL season, which, divided by 82, means he is making $52,439.24 per game with the Philadelphia Flyers...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 8,093 reads 8 comments

  17. Kris Letang Injury: Penguins D Out Multiple Weeks Due to Lower-Body Injury

    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be out for at least the next two weeks after suffering a lower-body injury...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 2,966 reads 14 comments

  18. Ranking the 10 Most Consistent Veterans in the NHL

    A 23-man NHL roster is in a constant state of change, especially during the regular season and playoffs...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 7,788 reads 49 comments

  19. The Flyers and Jakub Voracek Are Red-Hot in December

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 2 months ago 730 reads 2 comments

  20. Alex Ovechkin Ties Keith Tkachuk for 31st on All-Time Goals List

    Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin notched his 538th career goal in Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, tying him with Keith Tkachuk for 31st on the all-time goals list, per Sportsnet Stats ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 2 months ago 226 reads 0 comments

  21. How Did Devan Dubnyk Go from Castoff to Vezina Trophy Contender?

    One-third of the way through the 2016-17 NHL season, Devan Dubnyk is hockey’s best goaltender. His ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 2 months ago 1,469 reads 0 comments

  22. NHL Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade Before the Holiday Freeze

    The NHL 's annual holiday roster freeze begin at midnight Eastern time on Dec. 19, expiring at midnight ET on Dec. 27. No trades can be made during this period...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 39,848 reads 64 comments

  23. Dark-Horse Stanley Cup Contenders in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    If the playoffs started today, some of the teams we thought would be contenders for the Stanley Cup—Tampa Bay, Nashville, maybe even the Dallas Stars—would not even be part of the program...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 2 months ago 14,208 reads 11 comments

  24. Jets' Patrik Laine Accidentally Fires Puck into Own Net for Game-Deciding Goal

    Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine did not officially get credit for a goal Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers, but he did find the back of the net. Just past the midway point in the third period, Edmonton made a push for the lead...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 2 months ago 7,763 reads 4 comments

  25. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 10 Poll

    If the results from the first third of the 2016-17 NHL season are any indication, there are going to be a lot of sad fans in the Metropolitan Division this year. The Met is treating the rest of the league like a chew toy...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 24,966 reads 57 comments