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NHL Franchises That Have Recovered from Crippling Attendance Issues

By now even the most casual hockey fans have seen the pictures of a porous BB&T Center taken when the Florida Panthers took on the Ottawa Senators. The pictures show empty seats in all areas of the building, and many people took to Twitter...Show More Summary

Paul Stastny Injury: Updates on Blues Star's Shoulder and Return

St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny suffered a shoulder injury and has been placed on the injured reserve by the team. The Blues' official account passed along the news of Stastny's ailment: After spending eight seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Stastny was expected to be an integral part of the Blues' success this season. Show More Summary

NHL Friday: Avalanche look to get back into win column

The Colorado Avalanche only have one win through their first seven games. They look to change that against Vancouver on Friday night. The big game on Friday is probably the last game when the Columbus Blue Jackets visit Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks. Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for the Toronto Maple Leafs This Season?

Given that the Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a mediocre start to the NHL season, it's not surprising that individual performances have been varied. The Leafs have been inconsistent over the last 10 days, winning twice and coming upShow More Summary

Leon Draisaitl Should Stay with the Edmonton Oilers This Season

The Edmonton Oilers are off to yet another roaring start this season — not so much. Much to the despair of the club's loyal fans, the team is 2-4-1 and must win the majority of its games in the next 30 days if there is to be even a glimmer of hope for meaningful games in January and beyond. Yes, it's come to that. Show More Summary

Canucks' Zack Kassian Jumps into Opponent's Bench to Avoid Penalty

And the award for riskiest move ever to avoid a penalty goes to...the Vancouver Canucks' Zack Kassian ! In order to avoid a penalty for having too many men on the ice, Kassian jumped directly into the St. Louis Blues bench. Luckily for him, he made it out unharmed. [NHL, h/t Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard] Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

William Foley Reportedly Looking to Bring NHL Franchise to Las Vegas

The idea of bringing a professional sports franchise to the gambling mecca of Las Vegas is often discussed but never acted upon. William Foley, a 70-year-old billionaire, is hoping to change that by bringing an NHL team to the city. Josh...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Goals from the Past Week's NHL Games

NHL goals came fast and furious this week, with many famous names hitting the scoreboard early and often. Ridiculous hand-eye coordination, hard shots, low shots and penalty shots all make this week's list. NHL goaltenders had the edge...Show More Summary

Which Prospects Should the Los Angeles Kings Look to Call Up or Send Down?

Two of the Los Angeles Kings' recent draft picks — Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson — are already having a major impact on the team, and they're both only 22 years old. The Kings' prospect pool isn't as deep as that of most teams, but considering how low they've drafted in recent years, it's not bad. Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for the Chicago Blackhawks This Season

The pain of losing the seventh game of the Western Conference Final to the Los Angeles Kings haunted the Chicago Blackhawks all summer. The pain of that defeat along with the coming salary-cap crunch next year has left the Blackhawks with a sharp focus for the 2014-15 season. Show More Summary

Maple Leafs vs. Senators Postponed Following Shootings in Ottawa

On the heels of multiple shooting incidents Wednesday in Canada's capital of Ottawa, the scheduled game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs at the Canadian Tire Centre has been postponed. The game has since been rescheduled...Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark in the 2014-15 Season

A couple of weeks into the 2014-15 NHL season, we have an early glimpse into some of the burning questions surrounding the league's 30 teams. Are breakout players being born? Are goaltenders performing better than expected or more poorly...Show More Summary

Stock Watch for Top NHL Rookies Early in 2014-15 Season

NHL teams have set their rosters and had a chance to see if some chemistry is forming on lines and pairings. In a few cities, rookies are emerging as top options, and it should be a fun race to the Calder Trophy in 2014-15. The story has a long way to go—the preseason favorite didn't play until October 20—but early leaders are emerging. Show More Summary

Zdeno Chara out 4 to 6 Weeks: Just How Bad Is This for the Boston Bruins?

The following is a nightmare come to life for the Boston Bruins and their fans, as TSN's Aaron Ward and Joe McDonald detail: Defenseman Zdeno Chara, perhaps the one player the Bruins could not afford to lose for an extended period this...Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for the Montreal Canadiens This Season?

The Montreal Canadiens are, as a team, overachieving so far this season. An exciting 6-1 record has the Habs atop the Eastern Conference, and even the most optimistic fans wouldn't have expected this much success early in 2014-15. It has been a dream start to the season, due in part to some solid individual performances. Show More Summary

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: Which Rival Makes an Opening Statement?

The Chicago Blackhawks face their first red-letter opponent of the season when they travel to the Scottrade Center Saturday night to take on the team they eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season: the St. Louis Blues. The Blues should be ready to come with their best effort as the Blackhawks come calling. Show More Summary

Johnny Boychuk's Return to Boston Highlights Bruins' Hole in Defense After Trade

The Boston Bruins were bound to prove nothing in their Thursday night bout with former ally Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders. If anything, their 3-2 loss (official box score here) splashed a dewdrop of vinegar on the gash they...Show More Summary

Bold Predictions for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the 2014-15 Season Begins

With a new general manager, coaching staff, system and players, the Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2014-15 season as anything but business as usual. Having been the popular pick to win the Eastern Conference and advance to the Stanley...Show More Summary

Zdeno Chara Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Knee and Return

Zdeno Chara exited Thursday night's game in the first period against the New York Islanders. The Boston Bruins announced shortly thereafter that the 37-year-old defenseman was out for the rest of the night: TSN's Aaron Ward providesShow More Summary

How the Los Angeles Kings Are Bending but Not Breaking to Start 2014-15

The Los Angeles Kings’ 4-1-1 record to begin the 2014-15 season is deceptive. Head coach Darryl Sutter ’s club has not performed well in the least, allowing scoring chances galore and handily losing the puck-possession battle. Despite those significant blemishes, L.A. Show More Summary

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