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NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking Top Available Players at Every Position

This year's free-agent crop has one amazing talent in Steven Stamkos — who is young enough to have a long run with a new team — and several attractive and expensive options. In most years, a Stamkos or Milan Lucic would have been signed. Show More Summary

Gary Bettman Comments on Future of Fighting in NHL

The consequences of repeated head trauma have become one of the biggest issues in sports over recent years. While some may consider outlawing fighting as a way for the NHL to attempt to curb head trauma, Commissioner Gary Bettman sees...Show More Summary

Canucks Fined $50k for Violating Tampering Rule: Latest Details and Reaction

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced Tuesday the league fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for comments made by team general manager Jim Benning about potential free agents, per ESPN.com. "I spoke with Jim and accept his representation...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: Latest Rumors, Predictions Surrounding Top Targets

Players like Steven Stamkos don't come along in the NHL very often. They head to the market as free agents even less frequently. Stamkos is undoubtedly the biggest free agent of the 2016 crop, and when healthy, he can be a spectacular offensive player. Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: Top 10 Players 25 Years and Under

The NHL's free-agent period begins on July 1. Most of the attention will be on the destinations of unrestricted free agents. But it's also a time when notable young stars, including the Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan,...Show More Summary

2017 Stanley Cup Odds: Penguins Leading Way over Blackhawks, Capitals on Futures

No team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion in nearly two decades, but that has not stopped sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark from making the Pittsburgh Penguins the +800 favorites to win it again in 2017. The Penguins knocked out...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Kevin Shattenkirk Trade, Steven Stamkos and More

The 2016 NHL draft has come and gone, which allows teams to hone their focus back on this summer's free-agent market. For those general managers worried about finding any value in free agency, the trade market could prove more fertile...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: The All-Risk Team

Now that the 2016 draft is in the books, NHL teams get their next chance to improve their rosters for the upcoming season when the free-agency window opens on July 1. Traditionally, unrestricted free agents have been able to secure their...Show More Summary

Andrew Shaw, Canadiens Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Chicago Blackhawks dealt Andrew Shaw during the first round of the 2016 NHL draft on Friday, and the Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a new contract with the forward Monday, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. The agreement is aShow More Summary

NHL Draft Grades 2016: Final Report Card for Every Team

The 2016 NHL draft is over for another year, and the topic turns to teams that won the draft or lost ground during the annual selection. As this season was not as strong as the 2015 edition, the thought going into the draft was thatShow More Summary

Hockey Hall of Fame 2016: List of Inductees for This Year's Class

The Hockey Hall of Fame's 2016 class was announced Monday, with polarizing forwards Eric Lindros and Sergei Makarov headlining the list. Late coach and executive Pat Quinn and goaltender Rogie Vachon are also set to join the class, per...Show More Summary

Evander Kane Under Investigation Regarding Alleged Incident at Bar

Buffalo police on Monday released an incident report involving Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane, per WBEN in Buffalo, New York. According to the report, a woman alleged Kane threatened her and attempted to force her into his car outside a Buffalo bar early Friday morning. Show More Summary

Kane's Hart Trophy Snaps 91-Year American, 48-Year Franchise Droughts

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane became the first American-born player to win the NHL's most prestigious individual award, the Hart Trophy, since Billy Burch last accomplished the feat in 1925, per Sportsnet Stats. The league's newly deemed most valuable player led the NHL in points (106) and finished second in goals scored (46). Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on P.K. Subban, Cam Fowler and More

With the NHL draft in the rearview mirror and free agency looming, this week is all about trade talk, as teams look to improve their rosters before entering bidding wars on the market. Below, I've gathered a few of the juiciest trade rumors that are making the rounds. P.K. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: The Latest on Kevin Shattenkirk Trade Buzz, Edmonton Oilers and More

The 2016 NHL draft featured mostly minor trades, but several big names could be on the move in the coming days. The Chicago Blackhawks shipped Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, but he is still a restricted free agent, so the Canadiens need to move quickly to re-sign him. Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2016 Results: Re-Ranking Every Team's Prospect Pool

The 2016 NHL draft will shape the fortunes of many teams in the years to come. Between trades and selections, no club comes away unchanged from the event. Some of the repercussions will be major and immediate, felt as soon as 2016-17; others will take years to reveal themselves. Show More Summary

Sidney Crosby Sees a Lot of Himself in Oilers Phenom Connor McDavid

LAS VEGAS — Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid left Las Vegas last week without any new hardware for their trophy shelves, an unfamiliar experience. Missing out on individual awards is as rare as snowfall in this town. Thing is, Crosby and McDavid still drew the most attention, from media and autograph hounds alike, at the NHL Awards ceremonies. Show More Summary

2016 NHL Draft Results: Full Review, Grade for Each Franchise

While the second day of the 2016 NHL draft from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, might have not provided the star power or grandeur of Friday night's first round, 181 players heard their names called in Rounds 2 through 7 on...Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2016: Team-by-Team Results, Grades and Analysis

The 2016 NHL draft has come and gone, each roster experiencing a slight overhaul with an influx of new prospects ready to start their journeys to the big club. Several trades also occurred, as they do every year, during the draft. Teams can still make moves in the coming days, but the focus now shifts toward free agency. Show More Summary

2016 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition

With the 2016 NHL draft completed, the start of the unrestricted free-agent market on July 1 is almost upon us. It's time to review the stock of this summer's top free-agent stars, such as Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic. Much has changed since we last examined this topic on March 17. Show More Summary

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