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Do Native American mascots honor or offend?

USA TODAY Sports asks Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian: Do Native American mascots honor or offend?        

Predicting the 10 NHL Players with the Most Penalty Minutes in 2016-17

The NHL preseason is underway, and fans around the league are seeing their fair share of old-fashioned fights, as players literally battle to get noticed to try to secure big league roster spots. For the most part, their efforts will be futile. Show More Summary

Kunitz scores twice in third, Penguins beat Blackhawks 2-0

14 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Chris Kunitz scored two third-period goals in the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-0 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night        

Glendening, Ott help Red Wings beat Bruins 5-1

16 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Luke Glendening and Steve Ott each had a goal and an assist to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game        

Who is Ralph Krueger and why isn't he an NHL coach?

18 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Team Europe boss content to return Southampton Football Club for which he is chairman        

Canada holds off Europe in Game 1 of final

18 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The Canadians won the opener of the best-of-three championship series 3-1 on Tuesday.        

Matthews shatters glass in first full practice with Leafs

20 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

It didn't take long for Auston Matthews to make an impact, quite literally, at the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp. The prized first overall selection shattered a pane of glass        

Predators sign Girard to three-year, entry-level contract

20 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a three-year, entry-level contract        

Ovechkin comfortable quickly with Capitals after World Cup

21 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Alex Ovechkin felt comfortable quickly as he made his Capitals camp debut after playing for Russia at the World Cup of Hockey        

Devils sign defenseman Kyle Quincey to 1-year contract

The New Jersey Devils have signed veteran defenseman Kyle Quincey to a $1.25 million contract for the upcoming season        

Panthers, Predators split split-squad doubleheader

Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators split an afternoon-evening split-squad doubleheader        

Islanders, Preparing for Second Season in Brooklyn, Have Lots of Fresh Faces

The team, coming off a season in which it won a playoff series, lost Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin, but has a raft of rookie prospects.

Coaches Take Contrasting Styles Into World Cup of Hockey Finals

Ralph Krueger’s calm has led Team Europe to a showdown with undefeated Canada, led by the cold technician Mike Babcock.

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

Gaborik's injury could be a costly one for Kings

They have survived without him before, but division is tougher and they didn't do much in offseason.        

Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to request

The 22-year-old is an unsigned RFA who wants to play top-pair minutes on his strong side.        

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

Isles goalies Berube, Gibson combine in 3-0 win vs Flyers

Jean-Francois Berube and Christopher Gibson combined for 28 saves to lead the New York Islanders over a Philadelphia Flyers split-squad team 3-0 New York        

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