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Ranking the Playoff Chances for Canada's NHL Teams

Last week, hockey fans north of the border started fretting over a previously unimaginable possibility. Could the 2016 playoffs begin in April without a single Canadian team challenging for the Stanley Cup? If the postseason started on Jan. Show More Summary

Milan Lucic Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Los Angeles Kings star Milan Lucic has received his punishment from the NHL after punching Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton during Saturday's game. According to the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Lucic has been suspended...Show More Summary

Steven Stamkos Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lighting have reportedly offered star forward Steven Stamkos an eight-year, $68 million deal, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (via Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune). Stamkos is currently in the final year of his contract. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Ranking the Top Two-Way Forwards in the NHL

NHL teams trust two-way forwards in the most important game states. These players often play the most difficult minutes. They are prominent in later portions of the game, when coaches shorten the bench. The job is a difficult one: Reduce the opposition's opportunities while also uncovering offense, often from turnovers caused by these very players. Show More Summary

Regrading the Biggest Moves of the 2015 NHL Offseason

The 2015 NHL offseason saw several significant moves take place. Among the biggest trades was the Pittsburgh Penguins acquiring right wing Phil Kessel (pictured above) from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Meanwhile, the Washington CapitalsShow More Summary

Penguins vs. Capitals, Flyers vs. Islanders Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Sunday afternoon's highly anticipated game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals was postponed Saturday due to inclement weather in Washington, D.C. According to Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press, a new date will be announced at a later time for the contest that was originally scheduled to be played at 12:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Kings vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Odds, Analysis

The Arizona Coyotes (22-19-5) will try to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Kings (29-14-3) as +135 home betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark in a battle of two of the top teams in theShow More Summary

Alex Ovechkin Says He Isn't Afraid of D.C. Blizzard Because He's from Russia

The historic blizzard bearing down on Washington D.C. is no match for Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals star told WUSA9 during an impromptu interview at a local gas station that he wasn't nervous for the storm because "[he's] from...Show More Summary

Sergei Bobrovsky Injury: Updates on Blue Jackets Goalie's Groin and Return

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has run into injury troubles with his groin yet again. The team announced Friday that the 27-year-old is out indefinitely after straining his groin Thursday night against the Calgary Flames. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Ducks vs. Capitals Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

The National Hockey League announced Friday's game between the Washington Capitals and the Anaheim Ducks has been postponed due to a winter storm hitting the East Coast of the United States. Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports passed along a statement from the league, which noted the makeup date will be announced at a later time. Show More Summary

Grades for Every NHL Team at the Midway Point of the 2015-16 Season

The NHL is now a little past the halfway point of the season, with its 30 member teams having all played between 45 and 50 games of their 82 games. With the All-Star break almost upon us, now is a good time to sit back and examine what...Show More Summary

Calling Fact or Fiction on the Biggest NHL Trade Rumors

With the NHL All-Star break (Jan. 28 to Feb. 1) fast approaching and the Feb. 29 trade deadline on the horizon, trade rumors are flourishing. Notable stars, like Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (pictured above), could be on the move in the coming weeks. Not every potential trade candidate is a pending free agent like Byfuglien. Show More Summary

2016 NHL Draft Prospects Whose Stock Is Rising

The NHL draft is drawing closer, and with the World Junior Championships behind us, there is movement in the 2016 rankings. Some of the surging prospects used the World Junior tournament to increase their profile, while others rocketed up the rankings by dominating junior leagues back in North America. Show More Summary

Jonathan Drouin Making All the Wrong Moves in Attempt to Get Traded

The most telling comment about the difficulties of Jonathan Drouin ’s situation with the Tampa Bay Lightning didn ’t come from the player or his agent. Nor did it come from Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman. It came from Anaheim Ducks...Show More Summary

Ryan Garbutt to Ducks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Anaheim Ducks announced the acquisition of Ryan Garbutt from the Chicago Blackhawks early Thursday in a trade for fellow winger Jiri Sekac. Anaheim confirmed the agreement on its official site. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Pending 2016 NHL Free Agents Boosting Their Value This Season

We're just a few months away from the next free-agent frenzy, and while some big names like Anze Kopitar have dropped off the market because of contract extensions, plenty of NHLers are helping out their cause of cashing in come July...Show More Summary

Jonathan Drouin Suspended Indefinitely by Lightning: Latest Details and Reaction

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the Tampa Bay Lightning for missing Wednesday night's AHL Game, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Drouin was assigned to the AHL 's Syracuse Crunch in early January after missing extended time due to a lower-body injury. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fact: The Chicago Blackhawks have won a franchise-record 12 straight games. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the Day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Predicting Which NHL Teams on the Bubble Will Make the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The highway to the NHL playoffs looks like it's headed for a serious traffic jam this season. As the 50-game mark in the 2015-16 schedule approaches, we still have very little clarity about which 16 teams will get the chance to play for the Stanley Cup in April. Show More Summary

Blackhawks Set Franchise Record with 12th Consecutive Win

The Chicago Blackhawks won a franchise-record 12th consecutive game Tuesday night, beating the Nashville Predators 4-1 to improve to 32-13-4 on the season, per the team's official twitter account. Since the shootout was introduced to...Show More Summary

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