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Red Wings coach reunites with NASCAR driver at Michigan

Jeff Blashill served as grand marshall for Sunday's Pure Michigan 400.        

Blashill renews NASCAR connection with driver Annett

Blashill spent three years playing junior hockey in Des Moines, Iowa, and got to know Michael Annett during that time.        

NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2016-17 Season

NHL teams attempt to address their roster weaknesses in the offseason. With training camps opening in mid-September, most have made moves to bolster their lineups. Several clubs, such as the Detroit Red Wings, still need some late improvements. Many of the clubs on his list, including the Wings, require an upgrade at a specific position. Show More Summary

The Most Intriguing Training Camp Battle to Watch for Every NHL Team in 2016-17

NHL training camps will soon be opening up, and every team will have at least one battle for a feature role. General managers have addressed needs via trades, free agency and the draft, but the solutions of summer don't always deliver...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best 2-Way Defensemen in the NHL for 2016-17 Season

Ranking the top two-way NHL defensemen is a difficult challenge to take on. It's extremely hard to give value to all the statistics available when judging the defensive component of a blueliner's game. The offense is easy, and plenty...Show More Summary

NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur

NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory        

NHL draft pick wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt to parade

NHL draft pick wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt to parade        

Rangers sign Brandon Pirri to one-year, $1.1 million deal

He's a shoot-first player on a team with a lot of set-up men.        

Honing Skills in U.S., a Group of Teenagers Is Fueling China’s Hockey Shift

Trained in the United States, a group of teenagers are getting ready to display the evolution of Chinese hockey as interest spreads ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Wayne Gretzky Has a Few Points to Make About a Decline in Scoring and Creativity

The points scored by league leaders reflect how far removed hockey is from its offensive heyday, when Gretzky roamed the ice.

The Enduring Power of Jaromir Jagr

After 22 years and eight teams, the Panthers’ Jagr is bound for another playoff appearance and seems unlikely to retire any time soon.

U.S.A. Hockey Has No Need for Miracles Anymore

Though some initially blanched at the cost, U.S.A. Hockey’s concerted effort to develop talent has paid big dividends.

On Penalty Kill, Islanders Turn a Weakness Into a Weapon

A season ago, the Islanders were 26th in the N.H.L. in killing penalties; this season, they were fourth.

Jaromir Jagr vs. Islanders: A Long, Point-Filled History

Jagr, who has more regular-season points against the Islanders than any other player, leads the Panthers in scoring.

Rangers Sign Jimmy Vesey, Coveted by Much of the N.H.L.

The former Harvard forward signed a two-year contract with the Rangers, four years after the Nashville Predators selected him in the third round of the N.H.L. draft.

NHL Top Shelf podcast: Rangers, top offseasons and more

Kevin Allen and Jimmy Hascup discuss a number of NHL offseason topics.        

Five story lines that need resolutions soon

Training camps open in about three weeks.        ...

Jhonas Enroth Signing a Win for Him and for the Maple Leafs

It’s helpful to think of the summer goalie market as a game of musical chairs. There are only 30 starter and 30 backup jobs available at the NHL level, and in any summer only a fraction of those jobs are available. In every summer in...Show More Summary

Jared Bednar to Avalanche: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that Jared Bednar would be the team's new head coach, two weeks after former head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy resigned. Executive vice president and general manager...Show More Summary

There Was Nothing Wrong with Overhyped Jimmy Vesey's Decision-Making Process

Last week, the New York Rangers brought an end to the biggest NHL free-agent race since July 1 by signing forward Jimmy Vesey to an entry-level contract. Virtually everything about Vesey signing with the Rangers was controversial: his...Show More Summary

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