1. Imagining the Contract Negotiations of Jonathan Bernier and Toronto Maple Leafs

    The Jonathan Bernier arbitration hearing is set for Friday, with the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender asking for $5.1 million and the team offering $2.89 million, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 3 days ago 10,812 reads 22 comments

  2. NHL Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands After Start of Free Agency

    The NHL 's free-agency period has already changed the complexion of many teams. Some franchises, like the Chicago Blackhawks, are still in the process of building their squad. But many have filled out their rosters and are just about ready for 2015-16..

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 27 days ago 92,781 reads 319 comments

  3. Will Washington Capitals' Busy Offseason Make Them Any Better in 2015-16?

    T.J. Oshie, American hero, was involved in the most American of trades Thursday. The St. Louis Blues sent the shootout star of the 2014 Sochi Olympics to the Washington Capitals ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 24,772 reads 55 comments

  4. Early Ranking of the Top Unrestricted NHL Free Agents in 2016

    The 2015 NHL free-agent class is, to put it nicely, underwhelming. There are a handful of players who can make an impact, sure, but there's almost zero star power on the market. After Wednesday, there's almost no one of major value remaining...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 31,949 reads 64 comments

  5. Smart FA Signings Put Red Wings in Excellent Position to Extend Playoff Streak

    Maybe life won't be so bad in Detroit without coach Mike Babcock. The Red Wings took two steps toward a 25th consecutive playoff appearance on the first day of free agency. According to Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 21,163 reads 69 comments

  6. Penguins No Closer to Stanley Cup Glory After Trading for Phil Kessel

    In a strong response to a rule change for the 2015-16 NHL season, the Pittsburgh Penguins put themselves in a position to dominate the league during the new three-on-three overtime sessions on Wednesday...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 50,423 reads 191 comments

  7. Blackhawks' Trading of Brandon Saad Shows Free-Agent Dynamic Changing in NHL

    It’s as if after years of honoring unwritten rules and being too timid to buck the establishment, the NHL is becoming a place where prized restricted free agents on teams facing salary-cap issues are no longer impervious to offer sheets...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 43,066 reads 137 comments

  8. Ultimate Guide to NHL Free Agency 2015

    Let the Matt Beleskey sweepstakes begin! No, wait, that’s not going to inspire enthusiasm. Let’s try this again. Enter now for your chance to win Johnny Oduya! Boy, this isn’t all that exciting...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 48,601 reads 43 comments

  9. Dallas Stars' Commitment to Antti Niemi Seems an Unnecessary Risk

    The logic is sound. The motivation is obvious. Heck, the contract isn't even a bad one. The Dallas Stars will spend $13...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 13,312 reads 20 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Moves Involving Goalies During 2015 NHL Draft Weekend

    Trades were to be expected during the NHL draft weekend in Sunrise, Florida, but few probably expected this many goaltenders to change teams over the past two days...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 40,316 reads 23 comments

  11. Ranking the Most Likely Destinations for Free-Agent Forward Martin St. Louis

    The New York Rangers don't want him back, but Martin St. Louis isn't ready to retire. The 40-year-old former Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy winner will be looking for a new home July 1 after a fine yet underwhelming 2014-15 season...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 29,519 reads 45 comments

  12. What Dougie Hamilton to the Flames Means for Calgary and Boston

    If you can't spot the sucker after one month on the job as an NHL general manager, then you are the sucker...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 18,864 reads 32 comments

  13. NHL Free Agents 2015: The All-Risk Team

    In less than a week, NHL teams will be backing armored cars full of cash onto the front lawns of unrestricted free agents, dumping dollars into the laps of players they hope make a difference next season and beyond...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 7,582 reads 4 comments

  14. America's New Hockeytown: How the Blackhawks Won Over Chicago

    CHICAGO — David Strauss has been in the sports bar business since 1985. Whether he was selling T-shirts as a kid for his dad or managing the place with his two brothers today, ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 23,637 reads 94 comments

  15. Winners and Losers of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Chicago Blackhawks are again the kings of the NHL . With a 2-0 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, the Blackhawks won their ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 44,386 reads 78 comments

  16. Chicago Blackhawks Stars' 3rd Stanley Cup in Age of Parity an Unprecedented Feat

    CHICAGO — The Blackhawks are the best team in the NHL . Forget the inevitable semantic argument about a dynasty; the attitudes of players on the ice celebrating the team’s ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 97,471 reads 201 comments

  17. Luck Favors the Blackhawks as Tightly Contested Cup Final Swings Toward Chicago

    TAMPA, Fla. — At one end of the ice, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford’s attempt to play the puck nearly turned into a catastrophe...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 42,529 reads 105 comments

  18. Who Has the Edge in the Best-of-3 Showdown for the 2015 Stanley Cup?

    TAMPA, Fla. — It's hardly a surprise that the Stanley Cup Final is tied at two games apiece with Game 5 slated for Saturday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning are about as evenly matched as it gets...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 9,654 reads 35 comments

  19. Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews Comes Through When Most Needed to Tie Up Series

    CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews was practically invisible during the first three games of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 33,869 reads 58 comments

  20. Why Tyler Johnson Should Still Be Tampa Bay's Favorite to Win Conn Smythe Trophy

    CHICAGO — Tyler Johnson is becoming a victim of his own success. Tampa's little ball of thunder leads the league in postseason goals (13), even-strength goals (10), points ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 7,512 reads 46 comments

  21. Blackhawks Aim to Prove Resiliency Once Again to Turn Stanley Cup Final Around

    CHICAGO — They've done it throughout this postseason. Heck, the Chicago Blackhawks have been doing this for years. When things are at their bleakest, the Blackhawks have shown a nearly unwavering propensity for rising to challenges...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 8,177 reads 81 comments

  22. Injured Ben Bishop Delivers Heroic Performance to Lift Lightning in Game 3

    CHICAGO — There’s no denying there’s something physically wrong with Ben Bishop—unless you’re an employee of the Tampa Bay Lightning...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 47,365 reads 106 comments

  23. Ben Bishop's Uncertain Status Could Be Secret Boost for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    CHICAGO — On Sunday, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper answered the question he pre- emptively nullified following the events of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 17,670 reads 32 comments

  24. Lightning Show Remarkable Resolve to Pull Off Wild Game 2 Win over Blackhawks

    TAMPA, Fla. — It was as if someone printed a copy of the script of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final for use in Game 2 only to spill water on the document, causing it to be vaguely ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 16,858 reads 64 comments

  25. Why Lightning Fans Shouldn't Be Concerned with Steven Stamkos' Reduced Ice Time

    TAMPA, Fla. — They have become the most talked-about 17 minutes in Florida since the inaugural episode of the television show Cops...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 19,291 reads 13 comments