1. Patrick Kane's Growth, Maturation Boosting Rise to NHL's Most Explosive Player

    As part of their mid-2000s rebuild, the Chicago Blackhawks selected a scrawny, fresh-faced Buffaloan with the No. 1 overall pick in 2007...

    Pat  Pickens Written by Pat Pickens about 24 days ago 11,288 reads 57 comments

  2. NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: 1st-Round Slate, Ranking Top Stanley Cup Contenders

    As we have seen countless times in the past, a great regular season in the NHL doesn't mean anything once the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 24 days ago 2,478 reads 1 comments

  3. Strengths and Weaknesses for Every 2016 NHL Playoff Team

    The 2015-16 NHL season is about to start its second act. The top 16 teams have survived the regular season and are set to embark on a bracketed playoff run. The teams hope they can last into June as they cross off every win in the quest for 16 more...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 24 days ago 17,989 reads 86 comments

  4. Dave Cameron Dismissed by Senators: Latest Comments and Reaction

    After just two seasons as head coach of the Ottawa Senators, Dave Cameron was relieved of his duties Tuesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 24 days ago 504 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Playoff Bracket 2016: Complete 1st-Round Schedule and Series Predictions

    The 2015-16 regular season is in the book, and it's time to separate the top NHL teams from the wannabes. That's what the first round of the NHL playoffs is all about...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 24 days ago 9,910 reads 0 comments

  6. Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 1st Round of 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs begins Wednesday. For first-round opponents such as the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues, there will be compelling storylines to follow...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 24 days ago 12,069 reads 63 comments

  7. Zach Parise Injury: Updates on Wild Star's Back and Return

    The Minnesota Wild 's hopes of a deep playoff run took a significant hit when star forward Zach Parise went on the shelf with a herniated disc . The Wild were eliminated April 24, losing their first-round series to the Dallas Stars ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 24 days ago 15,751 reads 33 comments

  8. NHL Betting Preview: Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups, Odds, Analysis

    The Washington Capitals (56-18-8) were the best team in the NHL during the regular season and will try to become the first team since the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup after earning the Presidents’ Trophy...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 25 days ago 1,160 reads 0 comments

  9. NHL Betting Preview: Western Conference Playoff Matchups, Odds, Analysis

    You can make an argument for any of the eight playoff teams winning the Western Conference and playing for the Stanley Cup in one of the most competitive fields in recent memory...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 25 days ago 507 reads 0 comments

  10. Complete Predictions for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    I'm about to predict the winners of all eight NHL first-round playoff series, then the winners of the conference semifinals, the conference finals and the final series, the one that will be for Lord Stanley of Preston's silver punch bowl...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 25 days ago 157,034 reads 361 comments

  11. B/R Experts' NHL Awards for the 2015-16 Season

    It's NHL awards season again, time for the Bleacher Report panel of experts to officially hand out golden statuettes or, in some cases, a new car! No, not really, but it's the thought that counts...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 25 days ago 31,575 reads 177 comments

  12. NHL Playoff Bracket 2016: Schedule, Format and Stanley Cup Odds

    The long grind of the 82-game NHL regular season is over, and the serious business of fighting for the Stanley Cup and growing rally beards is about to begin...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 25 days ago 36,193 reads 1 comments

  13. David Krejci Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Recovery from Hip Surgery

    Boston Bruins star forward David Krejci had surgery during the offseason to repair a hip injury that bothered him during the 2015-16 season. Continue for updates...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 25 days ago 2,679 reads 2 comments

  14. Capitals vs. Flyers: Preview and Prediction for the 2016 NHL Playoff Matchup

    The playoff matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers is really the tale of two cities...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 25 days ago 17,507 reads 61 comments

  15. Ed Snider, Philadelphia Flyers Founder, Dies at 83

    Ed Snider, a co-founder of the Philadelphia Flyers franchise who previously served as an owner to the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, has died. He was 83...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 25 days ago 10,855 reads 21 comments

  16. NHL Playoffs 2016: Dates, Live Stream Schedule and Stanley Cup Bracket

    The Philadelphia Flyers were not suffering from a hangover after earning their way into the playoffs following a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon. They proved that in their 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 25 days ago 4,788 reads 0 comments

  17. Penguins vs. Rangers: Preview and Prediction for the 2016 NHL Playoffs Matchup

    When the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs get underway on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers will face each other for the third straight year...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 25 days ago 27,487 reads 121 comments

  18. NHL Playoff Odds 2016: Handicapping Every Team's Stanley Cup Hopes

    The regular season is over. After an 82-game grind, the field of 30 NHL teams has been narrowed to 16—16 teams that now face a harrowing four-round ordeal during which they will need to beat every opponent they face in a best-of-seven series...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 25 days ago 43,013 reads 123 comments

  19. Lightning vs. Red Wings: Preview and Prediction for 2016 NHL Playoffs Matchup

    For the second straight season, the Atlantic Division's No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Lightning will face off against the No. 3 Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 25 days ago 13,011 reads 20 comments

  20. Blues vs. Blackhawks: Preview and Prediction for the 2016 NHL Playoff Matchup

    One of the strongest rivalries in the NHL —going back decades—sees another round of battle this playoff season. The Chicago Blackhawks—owners of three of the last six Stanley Cups—take on the St...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 25 days ago 24,546 reads 38 comments

  21. Patrick Kane Becomes 1st American in NHL History to Win Art Ross Trophy

    Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane became the first American-born player to win the NHL 's Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer Sunday, according to Chris Peters of CBS Sports...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 25 days ago 7,259 reads 21 comments

  22. Biggest Winners and Losers from the 2015-16 NHL Regular Season

    With the 2015-16 NHL regular season completed, it's time to select its biggest winners and losers. Teams such as the Washington Capitals and players such as Tampa Bay Lightning left ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 25 days ago 50,039 reads 115 comments

  23. Pavel Datsyuk: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Red Wings Center's Future

    Detroit Red Wings veteran center Pavel Datsyuk 's future is uncertain amid his desire to return to Russia. Continue for updates...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 26 days ago 11,218 reads 38 comments

  24. NHL Playoff Picture 2016: Latest Postseason Bracket, Odds and Predictions

    With the NHL season nearly complete, the 16 playoff teams are decided. While the order of the seeds is still up in the air, the field is now set...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 26 days ago 33,784 reads 2 comments

  25. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2016: Latest Schedule, TV Info and Predictions

    With the conclusion of the 2015-16 NHL regular season on Sunday, the 16-team field for the playoffs is already known. All that's left to determine is each team's road to the Stanley Cup...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 26 days ago 11,972 reads 0 comments