1. Justin Abdelkader Injury: Updates on Red Wings Star's Knee and Return

    Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is set to miss two-to-four weeks after suffering a knee injury. Continue for updates. Latest on Abdelkader's Playing Status Friday, Dec...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 628 reads 3 comments

  2. Ranking the Top Young Snipers in the NHL in 2016-17

    Hockey is a young man's game these days. Looking at the NHL leaderboard this season will suggest there is a lot of truth to that statement...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 13,285 reads 35 comments

  3. Coyotes' Shane Doan Closing in on 400 Career Goals

    Arizona Coyotes winger Shane Doan will enter Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings just two goals shy of 400 for his career, per NHL .com Milestones...

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  4. Connor Hellebuyck's Franchise-Record Home Shutout Streak Snapped Tuesday

    Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck lost his home shutout streak of 174 minutes, 54 seconds in the third period of Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils , per Sportsnet Stats ...

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  5. Ranking the 10 Hardest Slap Shots in NHL History

    Goalies are so good in the NHL today that rare is the occasion when they are ever beaten cleanly on an unobstructed slap shot. Gone, mostly, are the days when wingers would come down the wall, wind up with a big slap shot and see it go in...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 3 months ago 32,674 reads 42 comments

  6. Ranking the 10 Most Trusted Defensemen in the NHL

    One of the most valuable players in the game today is the 25-minute-a-night defender. These men cut the game in half for their teams, giving an enormous advantage over the opposition...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 274 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking the Top Defencemen Entering NHL Free Agency in 2017

    Brent Burns signed a long-term extension with the San Jose Sharks last week. It’s a big deal for the Sharks, for obvious reasons, but it also matters for those teams hoping to find a blueliner in free agency next summer...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 7,900 reads 14 comments

  8. Big Beard, Big Contract: How Brent Burns Earned His Megadeal

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  9. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Hottest NHL Trade Speculation

    With the Thanksgiving weekend over and the NHL Christmas trade freeze commencing on Dec. 19, trade speculation is growing...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 15,199 reads 31 comments

  10. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 8 Poll

    Beware the Los Angeles Kings. After a difficult start to the year, one that saw the Kings robbed of cornerstone netminder Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles appears to be back...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 33,473 reads 65 comments

  11. Gerard Gallant Reportedly Fired by Panthers: Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Florida Panthers reportedly fired head coach Gerard Gallant on Sunday, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos . The Miami Herald 's George Richards confirmed Gallant is on the way out...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 months ago 5,680 reads 15 comments

  12. Restricted Free Agents in Line for a Big NHL Payday in the 2017 Offseason

    The 2017 crop of NHL restricted free agents is thin on notable talent. Only a handful of the 400 players due to become RFAs, such as Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin , will be in line for substantial raises...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 12,500 reads 21 comments

  13. Ranking the Best Power Forwards in the NHL in 2016-17

    Simply put, a power forward is a big guy who puts up points and likes to throw his weight around. One iconic archetype is Cam Neely, now the president of the Boston Bruins...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 months ago 11,041 reads 35 comments

  14. Ranking the Best Hockey Players Not Currently in the NHL

    The NHL houses the lion's share of elite hockey talent, and it controls about 1,500 of the best players in the world...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 1,299 reads 1 comments

  15. Popular Preseason Predictions Already Looking Foolish in 2016-17

    We like to make NHL predictions here at Bleacher Report—whether it's prognosticating the league's award winners , ranking the teams ahead of the season or coming up with some original and bold possibilities ...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 3 months ago 5,738 reads 8 comments

  16. NHL Draft Busts Still Hanging on to Roster Spots

    NHL general managers do all kinds of things to draw the ire of their respective fan bases, but few mistakes are considered more noxious than missing on a high draft pick...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 24,922 reads 16 comments

  17. Vegas Golden Knights Announce Nickname, Logo for NHL Expansion Team

    The NHL awarded Las Vegas an expansion team in June, and the league's 31st franchise assumed an identity Tuesday evening when owner Bill Foley revealed a mascot and logo in front of a packed house at Toshiba Plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 59,384 reads 102 comments

  18. Joe Thornton Ties for 25th on All-Time Points List

    San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton tied Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan for 25th on the NHL 's all-time points list Monday night, per Sportsnet Stats ...

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  19. Brent Burns' Contract Extension a Necessary Evil for San Jose Sharks

    Brent Burns’ new contract with the San Jose Sharks is not a good deal. He’s certainly worth $8...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 2,516 reads 0 comments

  20. Brent Burns, Sharks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Brent Burns to an eight-year extension on Tuesday, according to NHL.com . The 31-year-old is in his 13th season in the NHL and helped the Sharks appear in their first Stanley Cup Final last season...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 3 months ago 5,235 reads 10 comments

  21. Carey Price Is the Key to Canadiens' Success

    We're about one-quarter of the way into the 2016-17 season, and the Montreal Canadiens sit in first place in the NHL ...

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  22. NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Michael Stone, Ryan Murphy and More

    While he has not gotten on the scoreboard yet this season, offensive defenseman Michael Stone of the Arizona Coyotes could be a valuable pickup for a team that is looking for some decent production on the blue line...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 638 reads 0 comments

  23. Beware of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2016-17 If They Can Find a Hot Goaltender

    The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs since 2009, their owner is answering questions about relocation and they currently sit second-to-last in, perhaps, the NHL 's toughest division...

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  24. Brutal Injury Derails Mika Zibanejad's Breakthrough Season with New York Rangers

    The trade which brought Mika Zibanejad to the New York Rangers was one of the sharpest made by any team over the summer...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 3 months ago 5,142 reads 2 comments

  25. Red-Hot NHL Players Most Likely to Cool Off

    Several NHL players, such as Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine and Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov , are off to sizzling starts to the 2016-17 season. However, they could find it difficult maintaining their current rates of production...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 10,350 reads 75 comments