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Wayne Gretzky Named NHL's Official Ambassador for Centennial Celebration

NHL all-time leading scorer Wayne Gretzky will serve as the league's official ambassador as it celebrates 100 years with a Centennial Celebration beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Dan Rosen of the NHL's official website reported the news Tuesday. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jacob Trouba, Nathan Beaulieu and More

NHL teams are in training camp, and the preseason has started. The season will start in earnest in just a couple of weeks, and between now and then, general managers and coaches may decide that they do not like the look of their rosters. They may try to add free agents or make trades. Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Best Young Player in the 2016-17 Season

If the World Cup of Hockey has proved anything, it's that the NHL's young players are among the most exciting to watch in the world. The U23 Team North America roster made waves in the tournament, and even though it fell short of the...Show More Summary

The Hottest NHL Trade Speculation as the Regular Season Approaches

NHL training camps are underway, and the Oct. 12 start of the season is on the horizon. The trade-rumor mill is also returning to life. Several notable players, such as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, are once again hot topics of trade speculation. Trouba isn't the only familiar name resurfacing in recent NHL rumors. Show More Summary

Brad Marchand, Bruins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Brad Marchand has agreed to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins, according to Pierre LeBrun of and Bob McKenzie of TSN. Marchand, 28, scored 37 goals and added 24 assists in 77 games last season. Show More Summary

Former NHL Stars Trying to Rebound with New Teams in 2016-17

NHL training camps are underway, and the start of the 2016-17 season on Oct. 12 is fast approaching. Several notable players, such as Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild, will attempt to get their careers back on track with new teams in...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 10 Players at the World Cup of Hockey After the Group Stage

The World Cup of Hockey is through the preliminary round and about to enter the semifinals, giving us a chance to review the outstanding performances. The biggest positives of the tournament have been the new entries, Team North America...Show More Summary

Alexander Steen, Blues Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The St. Louis Blues and forward Alexander Steen came to terms on a contract extension Friday that will pay the veteran a total of $23 million over the next four years. The team officially announced Steen's new deal, which is worth $5.75...Show More Summary

World Cup of Hockey 2016: Semifinal TV Schedule, Live Stream and Predictions

The World Cup of Hockey, minus co-favorite Team USA, moves onto the semifinal round Saturday and Sunday in Toronto. While the Americans were eliminated following three brutal performances against Canada, Europe and the Czech Republic,...Show More Summary

The Player Every NHL Team Is Most Likely to Lose to the Expansion Draft

The expansion draft, which will create an NHL team in Las Vegas, is set to take place in June 2017. That’s far enough down the line to know lots will change between now and then, but it’s also close enough to take a look at the players...Show More Summary

The Biggest Surprises at the World Cup of Hockey so Far

The round-robin portion of the World Cup of Hockey is nearly in the books. With one day of action remaining, three of four semifinalists have been determined—we're just waiting to see whether Russia can beat winless Finland on Thursday to punch its ticket to the semifinals. If the Russians lose, Team North America will advance. Show More Summary

Team USA's Awful World Cup of Hockey Blueprint Behind Embarrassing Exit

Two games into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Team USA finds itself without any possible path to victory. A shocking defeat at the hands of Team Europe, followed by a largely unsurprising loss to Canada, means that the outcome of Thursday’s...Show More Summary

Productive NHL Players Most Likely to Retire After the 2016-17 Season

NHL players who survive in the league past age 35 are made up of two types: all-time greats who are still playing at a high level and role players who have found a way to be useful well past their due date. Several role players are still...Show More Summary

World Cup of Hockey 2016 Results: Scores, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday

Tuesday provided a pair of do-or-die matchups for two teams at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey from Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In Group B, Finland needed to beat Sweden to have a realistic shot of staying alive in the tournament, while...Show More Summary

Auston Matthews Impressing Toronto Fans, but the Real Test Is Still to Come

TORONTO—Everywhere he goes in this town, Auston Matthews knows eyeballs, feet and microphones will follow. He is the Toronto Maple Leafs' first overall NHL draft pick since Wendel Clark went No. 1 in 1985. The Maple Leafs have not won...Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Most Underrated Player Ahead of 2016-17 Season

Picking a team's biggest star or biggest contractual bargain is one thing, but selecting every NHL team's most underrated player for the 2016-17 season is quite a task. The very definition of it could be in the eye of the beholder. Any player on any team could be considered for this list, regardless of their talent level and role. Show More Summary

Ranking the NHL Teams with the Most Depth for the 2016-17 Season

During the NHL offseason, general managers attempted to build up the depth of their respective rosters for the following season. Several teams, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, have a clear advantage entering 2016-17 over many of their...Show More Summary

Predicting the Next NHL Players to Sign Big-Money Contract Extensions

In the upcoming NHL season, several potential restricted or unrestricted free agents could sign lucrative contract extensions with their current teams. Among them are stars such as Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and San Jose Sharks...Show More Summary

Burning Questions Ahead of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is almost upon us, and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the tournament. Along with cheering for your country, there is a chance to support two new teams—the kids of North America and Team Europe—and that adds to the excitement. There are unique elements to this event. Show More Summary

Henrik Zetterberg Injury: Updates on Red Wings Forward's Knee and Return

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is nursing a knee injury, but it isn't expected to delay his 2016-17 debut. Continue for updates. Zetterberg Anticipates Being Ready for Start of Season Friday, Sept. 16 According to Dana Wakiji of the team's official website, Zetterberg suffered the injury during off-ice training over the summer. Show More Summary

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