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Why Waiving Mike Richards Was the Right Move by the Los Angeles Kings

Producing scant offense to compensate for a slipping defensive game, Mike Richards was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. He cleared on Tuesday and will join the AHL 's Manchester Monarchs. No NHL team was ever going to claim him with a $5.75 million salary-cap hit. Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Riding Dominant Jordan Staal to January Turnaround

Since Jordan Staal returned to the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup on Dec. 29, only five other NHL teams have won more games than the surging 'Canes. After missing the season's first 35 games with a broken fibula, Staal returned a monthShow More Summary

Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Trade Rumors

With the NHL trade deadline less than five weeks away, we can expect an increase in trade speculation from the media. Some of the rumors will seem sensible while others will raise eyebrows. Various factors determine if a rumor has basis in fact or fiction. Show More Summary

Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2014-15 NHL Season so Far

Compared to years past, the first half of Stephane Quintal's inaugural season as the new head of the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety has been a relatively tame introduction to the rigors of administering supplemental discipline to wayward players. Perhaps the league's emphasis on safer hockey is having an impact. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: Best NHL DFS DraftKings Lineup for Jan. 29

For the second time since the NHL All-Star Game, 10 or more games will be played on Thursday night. Before the games get underway, here's a look at an optimal lineup for Jan. 29 and analysis for notable players. C Sean Monahan, Calgary...Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: Looking at the Prospects Not Named McDavid or Eichel

In a season full of negatives for the struggling Buffalo Sabres, there is one shining positive awaiting at the end of the tunnel in the form of the 2015 NHL draft. Everyone has heard of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel by now and rightfully so. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Two-Way Forwards in the NHL

NHL teams rely on two-way forwards in the most important moments in the game. If the team is ahead by a goal, the two-way forward is deployed in a defensive role to keep the puck far from his team's net. Down a goal, the two-way player...Show More Summary

NHL Trades: Why Maxim Lapierre Won't Help the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins made some noise on the trade front on Tuesday, as they dealt Marcel Goc to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Maxim Lapierre. However, with the Penguins looking to solve depth issues, this signing may not beShow More Summary

Looking at Most Underrated New York Rangers of 2014-15

The New York Rangers have been successful this season because players such as Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan and Henrik Lundqvist have come through when the team has needed it most. These stars have deservedly earned a ton...Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Best European Players in Detroit Red Wings History

The NHL made an announcement during All-Star weekend that the World Cup of Hockey would be making a return in 2016. There will be eight teams competing in the tournament: the United States, Canada, Sweden, Russia, Finland, the CzechShow More Summary

Zach Parise Suffers Puck to the Face, Picks Up Tooth, Returns to the Game

If you ever had any doubt that hockey players weren't tough, think again. Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise took a puck to the face against the Edmonton Oilers in the first period Tuesday night. After staring at the ice for a few seconds, Parise realized his tooth was sitting in a pool of blood. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL DraftKings Primer for January 28

After a very busy night of action on Tuesday, there is limited action on Wednesday in the NHL world. There are only three games on the schedule, but two of them—the Chicago Blackhawks vs. the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals vs. Show More Summary

Does NHL Need to Address Dirty Hits More?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrik Elias was standing in front of his podium, off the stage, during NHL All-Star media day Friday at Nationwide Arena. There were only three or four reporters conversing with the longtime New Jersey Devil, each with...Show More Summary

5 Los Angeles Kings Storylines That Won't Go Away During 2014-15 Season

The Los Angeles Kings have done what a couple of years ago was completely unthinkable. They put Mike Richards on waivers. The 29-year-old center simply isn't playing at a high enough level to justify his hefty contract. Meanwhile, the Kings as a whole aren't performing up to expectations either. Show More Summary

5 Philadelphia Flyers' Storylines That Won't Go Away During 2014-15 Season

The Philadelphia Flyers have not had a good season. They have been mostly below.500 and are essentially eliminated from playoff contention. That has led to a lot of different stories and subplots that are not necessarily positive, but...Show More Summary

Martin Brodeur's Retirement Starts the Never-Ending Debate on NHL Great's Legacy

It's a debate that will rage (or at least, exist) as long as a lot of us live. Who is the best goaltender in the history of the NHL—Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy or Dominik Hasek? With Brodeur set to announce his retirement from the St. Show More Summary

Brodeur Retires with Slew of Goaltending Records in Hand

St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur is expected to retire from playing hockey and take on a job working in the team's front office, per Sportsnet. Assuming he officially hangs the skates up, Brodeur will finish his career as the...Show More Summary

Is Martin Brodeur's Return to New Jersey Inevitable After NHL Legend Retires?

It’s a pretty common script, really: A star hockey player is finally overtaken by Father Time, decides to retire and then joins the team he once played for in a front-office capacity instead of on the ice. What makes this version atypical is that for Martin Brodeur the team in question is the St. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Kings' Cap Issues Aren't Going Away After Waiving Mike Richards

If the Los Angeles Kings were almost any other team, general manager Dean Lombardi would be drawing significant heat at the moment. After all, the Kings were expected to contend for a championship this season. Currently, they aren’t even in a playoff spot. Show More Summary

Martin Brodeur to Retire: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Legendary NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur is set to retire after a short stint with the St. Louis Blues and will reportedly join the team's front office. He previously spent more than two decades with the New Jersey Devils and set numerous league records. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Show More Summary

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