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Brandon Sutter and Canucks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that they signed forward Brandon Sutter to a five-year extension in which he will receive an average of $4.375 million per season. Sutter was dealt to the Canucks along with a third-round pick...Show More Summary

10 NHL Players Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2015-16

Entering every NHL season, there are promising players facing expectations for breakout performances. Most have completed their rookie campaigns and have yet to reach their full potential. Some, like Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin, are hoping to overcome a disappointing big-league debut. Show More Summary

NHL Teams That Missed Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

The NHL's offseason is a fascinating time of the year as general managers attempt to bolster their rosters while giving up as little as possible to do so. The end result includes interesting negotiations, speculation and there is usually...Show More Summary

Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2015-16 Norris Trophy

Who will catch the eye of the voting contingent at the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and be named the NHL's best defenseman during the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Norris Trophy fraternity has been a pretty closed club for the last several years. Show More Summary

Seahawks, Russell Wilson Agree on 4-Year, $87.6M Extension

Kam Chancellor may be holding out for the Seahawks, but that’s probably because the team has been too busy deciding how much money they were going to give Russell Wilson. Today, we learned that number is $87.6 million over 4 years with $60 million guaranteed. This thrusts Wilson in the category of the highest paid […]

Adrian Beltre Hits For Third Cycle of Career

Adrian Beltre loves playing in Arlington, Texas. On Monday, he had a nice day at the plate, hitting for the cycle. This was actually his third time hitting for the cycle in his career and they’ve all come where the Texas Rangers call home: twice as a member of the Rangers and once as a […]

Ranking Every NHL Team's Power-Play Unit for the 2015-16 Season

The targets may vary from team to team, but the NHL standards for special teams are a 20 percent effectiveness rating for the power play and 80 percent success on the penalty kill. But while the PK can be influenced heavily by goaltenders,...Show More Summary

NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2015-16 Season

The 2015-16 NHL season won't start up until early October, but now is as good a time as any to look at some players who will enter the season with some questions in need of answering. Some enter the season seeking to prove that last season was a fluke. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 NHL Teams with the Worst Long-Term Salary Cap Issues

The summer shopping sprees by NHL teams have everyone excited and looking forward to 2015-16. Some teams have issues unresolved and there are more than the usual number of free agents waiting for their new address. Part of the issueShow More Summary

1 Player on Each NHL Team in Need of a Bounce-Back Season in 2015-16

It's amazing what one season can do for a hockey player. We see it all the time: Good players have one bad season and end up undervalued. Devan Dubnyk is a great recent example of this. Dubnyk entered 2013-14 as the Edmonton Oilers'Show More Summary

What's Next for Philadelphia Flyers After Jakub Voracek Extension?

The Philadelphia Flyers took care of business by inking top winger Jakub Voracek to an eight-year contract extension worth $66 million on Thursday, and it was a fiscally sane transaction from a team with a history of spending money on...Show More Summary

Jakub Voracek, Flyers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Philadelphia Flyers announced a long-term contract extension for Jakub Voracek on Thursday. The dynamic winger finished tied for fourth in the NHL in scoring last season with 81 points. Frank Seravalli of TSN Hockey reported Voracek is set to earn $66 million over eight seasons for an annual average value of $8.25 million. Show More Summary

Imagining the Contract Negotiations of Jonathan Bernier and Toronto Maple Leafs

The Jonathan Bernier arbitration hearing is set for Friday, with the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender asking for $5.1 million and the team offering $2.89 million, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. But if Bernier and the Leafs can work...Show More Summary

Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2015-16 Calder Trophy

With the calendar about to flip over to August, offseason business for most NHL teams is wrapping up. The best free-agency prizes have been claimed, blockbuster trades have been made and most teams have positioned themselves within the...Show More Summary

Phil Kessel Doesn't Get Enough Credit for Being an Elite NHL Superstar

When it comes to superstar forwards in the NHL, it is safe to say that Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry are popular names that roll off the tongue. It isn't surprising given the...Show More Summary

On This Day in Boxing History: Carlos Monzon Fought His Last Bout

On this date in 1977, Carlos Monzon of Argentina beat Rodrigo Valdez in Monte Carlo by unanimous decision to retain his undisputed middleweight championship of the world. It was the final fight of Monzon’s legendary career. Monzon had battered Valdez 13 months earlier, to add the Columbian’s WBC belt to his own lineal and WBA […]

NHL Trade Rumors: Buzz and Analysis Surrounding Jeff Skinner, Bryan Bickell

It seems that the NHL trade market is experiencing a bit of a summer vacation, as the transactions have slowed significantly since their frantic rate at the beginning of July. This does not necessarily mean that the market is all dried up. Show More Summary

Team-Player Free-Agent Matches That We Didn't Expect to See

Every summer, NHL teams head to free agency with a big bag of money and a long list of needs. Fans peruse the cap space and available free agents, and discuss possible fits—and hockey fans are very good at finding good fits for their favorite teams. The problem comes down to supply and demand. Show More Summary

Up to Dater: NHL Free Agents Continue to Sit by the Phone

Rick Curran is supposed to be on a beach right now, catching up on his reading or any of his various other hobbies. He is supposed to be enjoying his summer break, resting up before resuming his busy job as an NHL player agent, something he has done since 1978. But it has been, in Curran's words, an "unenjoyable" summer so far. Show More Summary

Rockies Trade Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes

Near the trade deadline, sometimes there are surprising blockbusters, and then there’s what happened last night. The Rockies dealt their most high-profile player, Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes. Tulo is slightly more productive, but Reyes is no slouch. Money-wise, it’s a wash in the near term which makes this such a shocking deal. […]

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