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Ranking the NHL's Top Faceoff Players in 2015-16

The importance of winning a faceoff is obvious to anyone who watches the game of hockey. Lots of offense occurs from a positive result in the offensive zone, and a team struggling after an icing call can calm the waters by winning the...Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: Bleacher Report Experts' Week 7 Poll

Week seven of the NHL season is in the books, and we have genuine uncertainty as to which team is the best to this point. Montreal? Dallas? St. Louis? The Rangers? Nashville? Washington? Minnesota? You can make a decent case for all of them deserving of the No. Show More Summary

Ranking the Biggest Hall of Fame Snubs in Hockey History

The Hockey Hall of Fame recently inducted former NHL stars Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom and Chris Pronger into its ranks. All were certainly worthy candidates. However, there are several former hockey greats who continue...Show More Summary

Early Look at Rental Players Most Likely to Be Available at NHL Trade Deadline

Every spring at the NHL trade deadline, players on expiring contracts are dealt away from teams with no chance of making the playoffs to clubs gearing up for championship runs. We're still pretty early in the year to identify the full...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for November 14

The biggest names in the NHL are all well-known superstars. They include Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, John Tavares, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Seguin. However, there's a new generation of stars...Show More Summary

Stock Watch for the NHL's Hottest Goaltenders in 2015-16

Scoring is down in the NHL this season. Again. Some of the league's top snipers are putting up pretty good numbers. Still, the drag on overall offense is inching ever-closer to the levels of the Dead Puck Era that preceded the 2004-05...Show More Summary

Capitals Honor Victims of Paris Attacks by Lighting Rink in France's Flag Colors

The Washington Capitals honored the victims of Friday's Paris attacks, which claimed the lives of at least 153 people throughout the French capital, as reported by CNN's Steve Almasy, Pierre Meilhan and Jim Bittermann. The team lit the rink up in blue, white and red, representing France's national flag. [Washington Capitals] Read more NHL news on

John Tortorella and Brandon Dubinsky's Reconciliation Lifting Blue Jackets

On Friday the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 2-1 score. It was the 10th game the team played under John Tortorella, and the win moved the team back to.500 under its new head coach, with a respectable 5-5-0...Show More Summary

10 AHL Players Proving They're Ready to Make an Impact in the NHL in 2015-16

NHL teams require more than their 23-man roster to get through a season, and the AHL farm teams provide replacements in case of injury or trade. Those rosters house all kinds of players, from veteran minor leaguers who serve as mentors...Show More Summary

Gabriel Landeskog Suspended 2 Games for Hit on Brad Marchand: Details, Reaction

The NHL announced on Friday that it has suspended Colorado Avalanche left winger and captain Gabriel Landeskog for two games following his hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Thursday night. Coming in from the blindside, Landeskog made contact with the head of Marchand after the Bruin snapped a wrister toward the Avalanche goal. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for November 13

It may be Friday the 13th, but daily fantasy hockey players shouldn't feel unlucky. With just four games on tap, we've broken down rosters and found several ideal players to lock up for Friday night. Several favorable matchups leave the door open for superstars to have huge nights for DFS owners. Show More Summary

Why Your Favorite Team Won't Win the 2016 Stanley Cup

Only one group of players gets to hoist the Stanley Cup over their heads at the end of the NHL season, so chances are it won't be your team. We take a look at why it won't happen for each of them, whether it's a lack of scoring power,...Show More Summary

Justin Abdelkader, Red Wings Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Detroit Red Wings locked up one of their top forwards Thursday, as they signed 28-year-old winger Justin Abdelkader to a seven-year contract extension. The team announced the new deal on its official Twitter account, and although...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: DraftKings NHL Optimal Lineup for November 12

It's not always a great idea to take the highest-priced player on the board, but we can't resist Thursday night when the Washington Capitals travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. Alex Ovechkin is almost always a top-level play in DraftKings fantasy hockey, but he should be even better than usual in your lineup in this game. Show More Summary

Are Big Changes on the Horizon for the Colorado Avalanche?

BOSTON — Joe Sakic sat on the concourse level of Agganis Arena on Wednesday, watching his Colorado Avalanche practice under the numerous NCAA championship hockey banners earned by Boston University. The man once nicknamed "QuotelessShow More Summary

Risks and Rewards in Trading for Patrick Marleau

San Jose Sharks winger Patrick Marleau has been at the centre of the NHL’s busy trade rumour industry, ever since a report Saturday night from Sportsnet ’s Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada made it clear that his name is out there in talks. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Early Hart Trophy Candidates in the 2015-16 NHL Season

Now into the second month of the NHL season, let's take a look at some of the early possibilities for the 2015-16 Hart Trophy. The player most valuable to his team has to be an offensive producer without being a defensive liability.Show More Summary

Greg Hardy’s Twitter Bio: ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’

Well it seems that Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy just doesn’t get it. Less than a week after photographs of the battered woman from his domestic violence case were released, Greg Hardy briefly changed his Twitter bio to portray himself as a victim. Show More Summary

New York Rangers Fans Get into Tug-of-War Battle for Henrik Lundqvist's Stick

Henrik Lundqvist was the star of the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, recording 33 saves in a shutout. When Lundqvist saluted the crowd after being named one of the three stars of the game, the Rangers goalie decided to try to reward a fan for coming to the game by tossing his stick into the stands. Show More Summary

Stock Watch for the Top Sophomores in the NHL in 2015-16

The NHL's 2014-15 season produced a solid crop of rookies, such as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (pictured above), the 2015 Calder Memorial Trophy winner. Now in their sophomore campaigns, these young stars must rise to the...Show More Summary

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