1. Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark for the 2016-17 Season

    The 2016 offseason has been explosive and entertaining for NHL fans, with blockbuster trades and surprising destinations for free agents. The balance of power further shook with at least three impact draft picks heading to bottom-feeder locations...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 5 days ago 32,962 reads 52 comments

  2. Ranking the 10 Biggest Roster Moves from the 2016 NHL Offseason so Far

    NHL teams entered the offseason with a thinner-than-usual free-agent crop and a large number of needs. The lingering specter of expansion one year from now also factored in...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 11 days ago 23,246 reads 44 comments

  3. NHL Free Agents 2016: Players Whose Situation Has Improved the Most

    The 2016 NHL free-agent season was over in 90 minutes—at least, the expensive part. The window of opportunity for teams to speak to free agents before July 1 meant extra time ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 17 days ago 26,130 reads 69 comments

  4. 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 21 days ago 23,507 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 25 days ago 44,760 reads 52 comments

  6. NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking Top Available Players at Every Position

    This year's free-agent crop has one amazing talent in Steven Stamkos — who is young enough to have a long run with a new team — and several attractive and expensive options...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 28 days ago 660 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL Draft Grades 2016: Final Report Card for Every Team

    The 2016 NHL draft is over for another year, and the topic turns to teams that won the draft or lost ground during the annual selection...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 30 days ago 57,900 reads 46 comments

  8. 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Final Projections for Rounds 1-3

    The 2016 NHL draft is right around the corner, and excitement is building across all 30 teams. Fans of non-playoff teams are hoping for another key piece of the future—or a trade that lands their favorite team a bona fide NHL player...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 60,575 reads 52 comments

  9. NHL Draft 2016: 10 Bold Predictions for This Year's Event

    The NHL is transitioning from the Stanley Cup Final to the new season—and it all begins June 24 at the 2016 Entry Draft...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 40,580 reads 55 comments

  10. Dark-Horse Fits for Lottery Teams in the 2016 NHL Draft

    The NHL entry draft is just days away, and fans of the game are discussing options for their favorite teams. Experts have spoken—rankings, mock drafts and every possible scenario...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 19,523 reads 21 comments

  11. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final

    The Pittsburgh Penguins had a chance to win the Stanley Cup at home for the first time, but the San Jose Sharks were uncooperative in Game 5. So the caravan of players, management and national media from two countries headed for the coast and Game 6...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 5,821 reads 18 comments

  12. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

    The Stanley Cup was in the house for Game 5 of the Cup Final, and Pittsburgh Penguins fans were ready to rock...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 5,075 reads 16 comments

  13. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final

    Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final was going to be a major story in the series no matter the result. A San Jose Sharks win and the series would be reset, a best-of-three for all the glory...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 7,932 reads 43 comments

  14. 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Edition

    The NHL combine is complete, and now teams, prospects, agents and fans can count down to the 2016 NHL entry draft...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 73,644 reads 52 comments

  15. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

    There's an old saying about the playoffs: A team is never really in trouble until it loses a home game. San Jose Sharks fans know the logic and wisdom in those words, but it still ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 5,420 reads 17 comments

  16. NHL Player Comparisons for the Projected Top 10 Prospects in the 2016 Draft

    The NHL combine signifies that the draft will soon be upon us. For many teams, the draft offers fresh hope and a change in fortune—if everything works out...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 24,110 reads 34 comments

  17. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final

    After a late goal secured Game 1 for the Pittsburgh Penguins, expectations for Game 2 included a much better start for the San Jose Sharks...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 6,777 reads 27 comments

  18. Penguins vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

    The waiting is over, and the Stanley Cup Final is underway. Game 1 anticipation was high, and the Pittsburgh Penguins' fans arrived at fever pitch...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 7,533 reads 52 comments

  19. Penguins vs. Lightning: The Biggest Takeaways from Pittsburgh's Series Win

    The Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning had more plot twists than a Stephen King novel...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 5,961 reads 20 comments

  20. Blues vs. Sharks: The Biggest Takeaways from San Jose's Series Win

    The series between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks had its theme picked out before the first faceoff: Both teams were in search of redemption...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 5,499 reads 3 comments

  21. NHL Draft 2016: Ranking the Most NHL-Ready Prospects

    The 2016 NHL draft may deliver as many NHL-ready players as the 2015 edition . Although eight men from that draft played at least one game in the NHL during 2015-16 season, only ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 2,533 reads 0 comments

  22. Ideal Landing Spots for Projected Top 10 Picks in the 2016 Draft

    The 2016 NHL draft is just over one month away— June 24 and 25 in Buffalo—and the excitement is growing. What looked like a slam dunk at the top of the draft appears to have turned into a two-player race...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 48,505 reads 54 comments

  23. Biggest Questions for the Rest of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The NHL playoffs have given fans thrills and heartbreak, and we are only halfway home. The supposed locks to win it all are golfing, the also-rans are still in the race and the questions ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 6,918 reads 24 comments

  24. Sharks vs. Blues: Preview and Prediction for 2016 NHL Playoffs Matchup

    The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks have made it through the toughest terrain in the NHL , the Western Conference playoffs, following 4-3 series wins in the second round...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 14,404 reads 16 comments

  25. Lightning vs. Penguins: Keys to Victory for Both Teams in NHL Playoff Series

    The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning arrive at the NHL 's Eastern Conference Final without having been pushed to a Game 7 in any of their previous series...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 3,762 reads 39 comments