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Ranking the 10 Most Impressive Rookies so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

The 2015-16 season is shaping up to be outstanding for the National Hockey League's first-year players. After Aaron Ekblad captured the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year with a seamless transition to the world's top league at the age...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Goals of the NHL Season So Far

Pucks are going in from everywhere this NHL season, and many of the plays are spectacular. Nothing brings fans out of their seats like a well-executed and creative goal. With so many games already complete, there's little doubt thatShow More Summary

Ranking the Biggest Bargains so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

The first month of the 2015-16 NHL season has allowed the cream to rise to the top of the statistics. Perusing some of those top players so far and the contracts they hold reveal some serious bang for the buck. That definition comes with some subjectivity. Show More Summary

Injuries Having the Biggest Impact so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

Injuries are an unavoidable part of life for NHL players. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (pictured above) is among the notable stars who are already sidelined within the opening month of the season. His absence for a lengthy...Show More Summary

Ranking the Jersey Numbers with the Most Star Power in the NHL Today

Throughout NHL history, a number of stars have shared the same jersey number. The trait continues among today's best players, such as Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin and St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (pictured above). In most cases, there is one clear standout among those sharing a number. Show More Summary

NHL Players Struggling to Adjust to New Teams in the 2015-16 Season

Optimism abounds when a National Hockey League team adds a high-profile player to its roster during the offseason. Whether the player is acquired through trade or free agency, he's looking for a chance to write a new chapter in his hockey story. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for Oct. 31

The Boston Bruins have shaken off a regrettable start that saw them lose their first three games of the season. All of those games were at home, and they were all lost by multiple goals. While it's not good to overreact to a slow start,...Show More Summary

Around the Rink: The Beginning of the 2015-16 NHL Season by the Numbers

So much has gone exactly as everyone thought, and so much has gone not at all the way anyone thought. Sorry for the Dickensian start to this word salad, but the best word to describe the NHL season so far probably would be: ambiguous. We thought Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens would be good again and they have. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Sidney Crosby's Early Struggles This Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins boast a dazzling array of firepower up front. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel headline a forward corps that on paper should be able to outscore any in the league. But the Penguins currently sit just...Show More Summary

One Player on Every NHL Team in Danger of Being Replaced After 2015-16

It might be a little early for a look at who is set to lose their job this season, but in the spirit of the slideshow, we're going to do it anyway. Turnover happens every season—in spades. Teams move players out because they're going in a different direction, or to bring in new assets, or simply to part ways because of salary-cap concerns. Show More Summary

10 NHL Players Flourishing in New Roles in 2015-16

During the cap era, NHL teams are solving more problems in house and making do with what they have. That often results in players being employed out of position or playing more minutes on a more important line. While many of these experiments fail or deliver mixed results, there are home runs every season, and this year is no exception. Show More Summary

Are Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Better off on Separate Lines?

For most of the last decade, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have been running mates and good ones. Dangerous individually, together they complement each other beautifully. Backstrom brings defensive savvy and playmaking vision,Show More Summary

Patrick Kane Under Investigation for Rape: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane remains under investigation for sexual assault, but resolution with the case could be coming soon. Continue for updates. Interviews in Kane Case Still Happening Thursday, Oct. 29 Tim Graham...Show More Summary

New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers Live Blog: Analysis and Conversation

Growing up as a Philadelphia Flyers fan, there was no team I hated more than the New Jersey Devils. From the jerseys—that deep, dark and ugly red—to Scott Stevens, I loathed that franchise. (And the worst part is, I had to watch them...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for October 29

The cream of the crop is slowly rising to the top in the 2015 season of daily fantasy hockey. With myriad players proving some scoring trends are here to stay, the selection process is starting to become easier for DraftKings players. However,...Show More Summary

Jaromir Jagr Injury: Updates on Panthers Star's Lower Body and Return

Jaromir Jagr has been a force for the Florida Panthers early in the season, but the veteran forward was forced to leave Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Avalanche with a lower body injury. Continue for updates. Jagr Considered Day to Day with Injury Wednesday, Oct. Show More Summary

The 10 NHL Teams with the Most Trade Bait in the 2015-16 Season

Though it's early in the NHL's 2015-16 season, there's always speculation over which clubs could get active in the trade market. Several teams, such as the Carolina Hurricanes, are carrying a number of players who could become trade bait at some point. Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Players Under 25 so Far in the 2015-16 NHL Season

The NHL season is young, and so are some of the league's top scorers. It used to be that players would hit their prime in their late 20s, but every year it seems impact players are getting younger and younger. So far this season, there...Show More Summary

NHL 500: Ranking the Top 100 Overall Players

This is the final piece in our NHL 500 project, the most comprehensive ranking of its kind. We started with individual positional breakdowns—now we tackle the top 100 players in a single list. For those who haven't followed the series, an explanation of what we are looking for here may be helpful. Show More Summary

Ryan Getzlaf Injury: Updates on Ducks Star's Recovery from Appendectomy Surgery

Ryan Getzlaf has played a full schedule just once in the last six seasons, and the Anaheim Ducks center will make it one in seven after he misses Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars with appendicitis. Continue for updates. Getzlaf Out Up to 12 Days Tuesday, Oct. Show More Summary

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