1. Craig Anderson Records Shutout Win in 1st Start Since Wife's Cancer Diagnosis

    Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 37 saves and recorded a shutout in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers, making his first start since learning his wife had been diagnosed with cancer...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 months ago 297 reads 0 comments

  2. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 4 Poll

    The 2016-17 NHL regular season is more than 10 percent over, and for some teams, it's more than that. As October draws to a close, it’s fair to say it’s still too early ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 29,739 reads 77 comments

  3. Offseason Moves Having the Biggest Early Impact on the 2016-17 NHL Season

    As October 2016 draws to a close, several offseason moves are having a significant early impact in the NHL . For example, the Montreal Canadiens shipping P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber has had a notable effect upon both clubs...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 10,950 reads 31 comments

  4. 10 NHL Teams That Should Already Be Looking to Make Changes in 2016-17

    Anyone with a hand hovering over a panic button in the parity-laced NHL should relax a little. It's early...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 20,463 reads 37 comments

  5. Slumping NHL Stars Most Likely to Rebound in 2016-17

    NHL teams spend big money on impact players, secure in the knowledge those elite players are capable of delivering quality each season...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 8,498 reads 21 comments

  6. Offseason Moves Already Paying Off in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Small sample size. Not enough data. Too early to judge. All of those and many more are valid criticisms of the following NHL slideshow...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 1,447 reads 0 comments

  7. Buying or Selling Hot Starts to the 2016-17 NHL Season

    The kids are kings, the goals are flowing and Canada's teams are back on the map. The winds of change have been blowing during the first two weeks of the 2016-17 NHL season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 7,560 reads 29 comments

  8. Burning Questions Early in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Every NHL preseason, experts pick their favorites to win the Stanley Cup and major awards, and by Halloween, most predictions have been blown out of the water...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 10,796 reads 37 comments

  9. Jonathan Bernier Injury: Updates on Ducks Goalie's Upper Body and Return

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier suffered an upper-body injury during an Oct. 25 game against the San Jose Sharks . It is uncertain when he will return to action. Continue for updates...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 761 reads 1 comments

  10. Is Cam Talbot the Goaltender the Oilers Have Been Looking For?

    Goaltender Cam Talbot has led the Edmonton Oilers to their best start in years. He recorded his first shutout of the year in the 2016 Heritage Classic versus the Winnipeg Jets and was named an NHL Star of the Week...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 334 reads 0 comments

  11. Stock Watch for Top NHL Rookies Early in 2016-17 Season

    Early in the 2016-17 NHL season, a number of promising rookies are already garnering attention. Among them are Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, the top two selections in the 2016 NHL draft...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 16,643 reads 39 comments

  12. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 3 Poll

    The first of many editions of the Bleacher Report power rankings features several teams we didn't expect to have so high, no matter the edition. That's what made the first couple weeks of the NHL 's season so enjoyable...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 39,963 reads 126 comments

  13. Notable NHL Players off to Surprisingly Slow Starts in 2016-17

    Though it's early in the 2016-17 NHL season, several players are off to surprisingly slow starts. Among them are such notables as Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 7,990 reads 40 comments

  14. Dale Weise Suspended for Illegal Check: Latest Details and Reaction

    Philadelphia Flyers winger Dale Weise has been suspended three games by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer during the team's 3-2 loss on Thursday night...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 3,212 reads 8 comments

  15. Backup NHL Goaltenders Most Likely to Become Starters in 2016-17

    NHL teams in the cap era spend most of the goalie dollars on the starter, with backup money being around $1 million for many clubs...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 9,282 reads 18 comments

  16. It's Time for the NHL to Create Its Own Public Salary Website

    In one effortless stroke, the NHL could achieve multiple objectives. With a single decision, the league could please its fans, ensure accuracy in reporting on the game and team ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 1,815 reads 4 comments

  17. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Ondrej Pavelec, Cam Fowler and Jacob Trouba

    The NHL is wrapping up its first week of the 2016-17 season, and trade rumors are still swirling around some familiar names, while new ones are also joining the conversation. Here is the latest on the league's most prevalent rumors...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 4,659 reads 3 comments

  18. NHL Teams That Are Facing Brutal Upcoming Schedules

    September's World Cup of Hockey has left an impression on the NHL schedule that will be felt right through 2016-17. The season started a week later than usual but will still end by the second week in April...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 734 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking the Biggest Surprises at the Start of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Vladimir Tarasenko had four goals in his first three games for the St. Louis Blues. That's not really a surprise. Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators is off to a great start offensively, with seven points...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 15,938 reads 20 comments

  20. NHL Rookies Cementing a Roster Spot Early in 2016-17 Season

    There are over 60 players—about two per team—classified as rookies so far this season in the NHL ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 767 reads 1 comments

  21. Avalanche's Matt Duchene Gets Flipped Over by Capitals' Dmitry Orlov

    Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov was not messing around Tuesday. Early in the first period of his team's game against the Colorado Avalanche, the 25-year-old unloaded on forward Matt Duchene, who flipped head over heels on the hip check...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 3 months ago 10,403 reads 9 comments

  22. Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of Every NHL Team's 2016-17 Season

    The first week of regular-season NHL action is coming to a close, and teams have taken their first steps toward what they hope will be productive and ultimately profitable campaigns that end in the playoffs...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 18,519 reads 43 comments

  23. Wayne Gretzky Calls Connor McDavid Greatest 19-Year-Old Player He's Ever Seen

    NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky praised Edmonton Oilers second-year star Connor McDavid during an interview with the Canadian Press (via Sportsnet ) on Monday, suggesting the youngster ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 4,369 reads 10 comments

  24. The Most Notable 2017 NHL Free Agents Likely to Be Traded This Season

    Though the NHL 's 2017 free-agent market doesn't begin until July 1, several players eligible for unrestricted free agency—such as St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 43,719 reads 42 comments

  25. How Does Auston Matthews' Hot Start Stack Up Against Other NHL Top Picks?

    First overall pick Auston Matthews made a huge splash for Toronto with four goals in his first career game. He's the talk of the NHL and ready to bring playoff hockey back to Maple Leafs fans...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 635 reads 0 comments