1. Ranking the Biggest Bargains so Far in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Among this summer's NHL signings, the Florida Panthers inked left wing Jonathan Marchessault and the Detroit Red Wings added forward Thomas Vanek. Those contracts are early-season bargains for those clubs...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 12,704 reads 29 comments

  2. Stock Watch for the Top NHL Players Headed for Free Agency in 2017

    About a month into the 2016-17 NHL season, there is already an eye on the players who are potentially going to hit the market as unrestricted free agents next July. Many of them played in the fall tuneup World Cup of Hockey tournament...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 4 months ago 12,594 reads 9 comments

  3. NHL Records That Could Be Broken in 2016-17

    The NHL season is just over 10 percent complete, and we are already seeing spectacular starts by the game's greatest players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 8,279 reads 20 comments

  4. Why Your NHL Team Won't Win the 2016-17 Stanley Cup

    There are no perfect NHL teams. The salary cap, if nothing else, would guarantee that; each general manager has limited resources and faces intense competition as he attempts to build a Stanley Cup-capable squad...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 months ago 16,430 reads 42 comments

  5. Around the Rink: No Doubt the NHL Is in a Golden Age of Young Talent

    This is the centennial season of the NHL , but its identity today is more about the millennials. While it's true the NHL has the oldest player in any of the four major professional ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 5,378 reads 6 comments

  6. NHL Rumors: Latest on Jaroslav Halak, Ondrej Pavelec, Canucks' Scoring Search

    It may be early in the 2016-17 NHL season, but that doesn't mean that the trade market is dormant. Early-season injuries and struggles have forced teams to look for alternative options in an attempt to fill a roster spot or find a spark...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 1,618 reads 0 comments

  7. Way-Too-Early Ranking of the Top Candidates for the 2016-17 Vezina Trophy

    In the long NHL season, trying to project year-end award winners during the first month is a fool's game, but it's also a lot of fun...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 5,858 reads 18 comments

  8. Early Feedback on NHL's Increased Concussion Oversight Is All Positive

    DENVER—At Tuesday night's Colorado Avalanche game against the Nashville Predators, two people, paid by the NHL , intently watched players from each team for any sign that they might have just suffered a concussion...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 1,176 reads 3 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Goals of the NHL Season So Far

    NHL fans have been gifted with some amazing goals already in the 2016-17 season, and as an added bonus, several have come from rookies...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 6,347 reads 15 comments

  10. Mike Condon to Senators: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Ottawa Senators have acquired goaltender Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round pick , according to Bob McKenzie of TSN...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 5,784 reads 11 comments

  11. How the St. Louis Blues Are Saving Nail Yakupov's NHL Career

    Nail Yakupov entered the NHL just four years ago as the consensus best prospect available in the 2012 draft and a future franchise cornerstone. Now the question is whether the 23-year-old can salvage a major league career...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 months ago 14,643 reads 5 comments

  12. NHL Players Showing Signs of a Breakout 2016-17 Season

    Over the past few seasons, the National Hockey League has made a transition to a much faster, finesse-oriented game. Coaches are no longer reserving roster spots for enforcers and grinders; instead they are rolling four skill lines...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Michael Leboff about 4 months ago 292 reads 0 comments

  13. NHL Rumors: Top Trade Buzz Surrounding Dougie Hamilton, Jaroslav Halak and More

    The 2016-17 NHL regular season is only a few weeks old, but as teams gain a better understanding of what they have and how well their players mesh together, trade whispers continue to grow louder...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 3,805 reads 0 comments

  14. PK Subban Staying Defiantly Optimistic Amid Nashville Predators' Terrible Start

    DENVER — If P.K. Subban has always had the reputation of holding court for reporters in front of his locker, where it's come one, come all, well, court wasn't really in session on Monday afternoon...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 6,686 reads 1 comments

  15. 3 Reasons Why the Edmonton Oilers Are Off to a Historically Hot Start

    The Edmonton Oilers haven't made the playoffs in 10 years, but this season is feeling different after a hot start that has them leading the Western Conference...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 months ago 224 reads 0 comments

  16. Hypothetical Trades Based on the Latest NHL Speculation

    Though it's still early in the 2016-17 NHL season, a handful of players have become subject to trade speculation...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 30,700 reads 65 comments

  17. Evander Kane's Charges to Be Dismissed If He Avoids Future Trouble

    A Buffalo, New York, judge will dismiss all charges against Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane if he avoids legal issues for the next six months, according to the Associated Press ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 1,497 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 304 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 29,746 reads 77 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 10,952 reads 31 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 20,469 reads 37 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 8,503 reads 21 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 1,448 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 7,562 reads 29 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 10,804 reads 37 comments