1. 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 4 months ago 15,266 reads 31 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 33,542 reads 65 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 5,700 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 12,601 reads 21 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 11,412 reads 35 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 2,053 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 5,747 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 25,000 reads 16 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 59,417 reads 102 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 4 months ago 196 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 2,527 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 5,240 reads 10 comments

  13. 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 ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 months ago 226 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 643 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Leboff about 4 months ago 1,383 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 5,164 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 10,401 reads 75 comments

  18. Mika Zibanejad Injury: Updates on Rangers Star's Leg and Return

    New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad suffered a broken fibula during Sunday's game against the Florida Panthers . Continue for updates. Zibanejad Out with Broken Leg Sunday, Nov...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 4,228 reads 2 comments

  19. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 7 Poll

    As we near the quarter pole of the NHL season, some facts are starting to consistently be borne out, such as Carey Price is really good...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 12,024 reads 78 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Best NHL Players Under 25 Years Old

    Among today's top NHL stars are a number of players under the age of 25. Some, such as Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin , are well-established among the league's best...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 6,517 reads 21 comments

  21. Way-Too-Early Ranking of the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Hart Trophy

    We're not even 20 games into the 2016-17 NHL campaign, but it's never too early to think about who might be named the league's most valuable player at the end of the regular season...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 8,124 reads 17 comments

  22. Matt Calvert Scores Blue Jackets' Game-Winning Goal After Receiving 30 Stitches

    Columbus Blue Jackets left winger Matt Calvert further proved on Friday night why hockey players are some of the toughest athletes on the planet...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 14,415 reads 1 comments

  23. NHL Players Thriving Under New Coaches in the 2016-17 Season

    Every year, NHL teams spend a lot of money in free agency and invest major assets in acquiring new talent to upgrade their rosters. Some of those bets work out, and some do not. And sometimes, teams find low-level solutions who make major differences...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 4,156 reads 2 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Quotable Players in NHL History

    Hockey players still have the reputation as the nicest guys for the media to interview. Very often, though, nice means boring...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 2,682 reads 2 comments

  25. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest on Andrew Hammond, Islanders' Scoring Search

    It might be early in the NHL season, but teams around the league are already looking to make some drastic changes given their starts...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 2,755 reads 0 comments