1. NHL Players Cross Paths at Airport After Being Traded for Each Other

    Hours after being traded for each other, NHL players Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones ran into one another at the airport as they both traveled to their new cities...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 73,302 reads 21 comments

  2. What Makes Erik Karlsson the NHL's Best Defenceman

    At the halfway point of the 2015-16 NHL season, Erik Karlsson stands alone in leading both all NHL defenceman and all Ottawa Senators skaters in points...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 5,299 reads 88 comments

  3. Ranking the Top Candidates for the Vezina Trophy in 2015-16 NHL Season

    It's been a couple of months since we last looked at the NHL 's top Vezina Trophy candidates and, boy, have things changed...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 16,768 reads 71 comments

  4. Will Mike Richards' Quest for Redemption Get a Storybook Ending with Capitals?

    Mike Richards is on his way back to the NHL . The former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Selke Trophy finalist and two-time Stanley Cup winner agreed to what ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 5,602 reads 13 comments

  5. How the NHL's Balance of Power Shifted After a Crazy Deal-Filled Day

    Three years ago Wednesday, the NHL 's last lockout ended, and there was joy among hockey fans. On this January 6, another lockout of sorts ended, and there was more joy...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 17,987 reads 60 comments

  6. Restricted NHL Free Agents Who Aren't Going Anywhere in the 2016 Offseason

    The NHL 's free-agent season in the summer of 2016 looks like a rich crop. However, chances are many of those who are restricted and unrestricted will sign before the free-agent window opens...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 602 reads 1 comments

  7. Seth Jones to Blue Jackets for Ryan Johansen: Latest Trade Details and Reaction

    The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Wednesday that they traded center Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for defenseman Seth Jones. It's a swap of two first-round picks taken fourth overall...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 22,340 reads 98 comments

  8. Both Kings, Flyers Benefit from Vinny Lecavalier's Desire to Prove Playoff Worth

    It’s been a quiet season for trades in the NHL , with deals exceedingly rare and generally quite small...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 13,081 reads 25 comments

  9. Mike Richards to Capitals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals agreed to terms with veteran forward Mike Richards , according to Capitals Today . Richards will receive a one-year, $1 million prorated contract...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 9,387 reads 24 comments

  10. Vincent Lecavalier to Kings: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    Just two years after making a big splash in free agency by signing Vincent Lecavalier, the Philadelphia Flyers have moved on as the veteran center was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 24,378 reads 46 comments

  11. Ranking the Biggest Snubs for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

    Players don't much care anymore about all-star games. They make so much money that they don't need the bonuses for making the teams, and they have all the exposure they need as opposed to the days when you only saw one national TV game a week...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 11,080 reads 29 comments

  12. Sidney Crosby Shouldn't Be an All-Star, and He's Better off Missing the Game

    The NHL unveiled its official rosters for the 2016 All-Star Game on Wednesday. Notable by his absence was Sidney Crosby , the Pittsburgh Penguins star who has long been the face of the league and the consensus choice as its best player...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,151 reads 25 comments

  13. NHL All-Star Game 2016 Rosters: Full Player List, Comments and Reaction

    The NHL officially revealed Wednesday the four rosters that will engage in a unique three-on-three tournament Jan. 31 at the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tennessee. As announced on NHL...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 84,970 reads 207 comments

  14. NHL Unveils Sharp Jerseys for 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville

    After going with electrifying jerseys for last year's contest, the NHL unveiled a more traditional look for the 2016 All-Star Game sweaters. This year's tilt will be played in Nashville, Tennessee, on Jan...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 9,331 reads 21 comments

  15. The Biggest Takeaways from the 2016 World Junior Championships

    The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is in the books, as the host team from Finland raised pulses throughout its compact nation of 5.5 million people with its thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Russia in the gold-medal game...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 5,460 reads 9 comments

  16. Adam McQuaid Injury: Updates on Bruins Defenseman's Upper Body and Return

    Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals . Continue for updates. McQuaid Leaves Game After Scary Hit Tuesday, Jan...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 2,920 reads 2 comments

  17. Mikko Koivu Injury: Updates on Wild Star's Status and Return

    Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu left Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period after crashing into the boards. However, he will not miss any game time...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 10,263 reads 4 comments

  18. NHL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2016

    January 2016 finds several NHL teams seeking improvement over their recent performances. Some, such as the Anaheim Ducks (pictured above), are projected Stanley Cup contenders struggling to reach a playoff berth...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 11,571 reads 32 comments

  19. Cold Hard Fact for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Fact: Jarome Iginla scored his 600th career goal last night, the 19th person to do it in NHL history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light...

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  20. Classy, Hard-Working Jarome Iginla Deservingly in Rarified Air After 600th Goal

    DENVER — Only 18 people in the history of the NHL know the feeling Jarome Iginla had Monday night. One of them was in the same building when it happened. That would be his friend, his boss and his former Canadian Olympic linemate, Joe Sakic...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 3,276 reads 5 comments

  21. New Rivalries Getting Better in the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Classic NHL rivalries withstand the test of time. Even today, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins despise each other based on ancient history from their time as Original Six franchises...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 13,475 reads 40 comments

  22. Jarome Iginla Scores 600th Career Goal vs. Kings: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla scored his 600th goal Monday in a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings, putting him one behind Jari Kurri for No. 18 on ESPN.com's all-time NHL goals-scored list ...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 1 month ago 703 reads 2 comments

  23. How Ignoring Analytics Has Led to the NHL's Worst Contracts

    It makes sense that the beginning of the NHL ’s analytics era has coincided almost exactly with the arrival of a league salary cap...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 35,349 reads 45 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Shocking Statistics of the 2015-16 NHL Season

    Every season offers fans dynamic performances that push new names to the fore and allow famous names to reach all-time numbers. This season has offered us incredible peaks...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,518 reads 16 comments

  25. Jaromir Jagr Jokes That He'd Rather Go to Bahamas Than Play in All-Star Game

    Despite pleading with fans to not vote him into the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr has been voted in as a captain...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 6,520 reads 2 comments