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Pros and Cons of Las Vegas and Quebec City as NHL Expansion Destinations

The NHL’s official expansion consideration deadline was Monday night, and Tuesday morning, the league issued a press release revealing potential ownership groups from just two cities had put forward applications. Media giant Quebecor applied for a team in Quebec City. Show More Summary

Predicting the Top Candidates for the 2015-16 Selke Trophy

At the end of each season, the National Hockey League awards the Frank J. Selke Trophy to " the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game, as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association," per NHL Public Relations. Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2015: Rumors, Predictions for Top Remaining Options

Although the NHL free-agent market is a shell of its former self, there are still some potentially valuable assets available. The question is whether the remaining options want to sign now or wait until closer to the season, when interest...Show More Summary

Illinois Farm Honors Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks with Corn Maze Design

As a way to honor the 2014-15 Stanley Cup champions, an Illinois farm has come up with a new Chicago Blackhawks-themed design for its large corn maze. Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove used the Fourth of July weekend to spruce things up. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Breaking Down Buzz on Christian Ehrhoff

Yes, the top available free agents have been signed and the big names have been traded. But despite that fact, there are a surprising number of enticing players still available on the market. Players like Cody Franson and Alexander Semin...Show More Summary

On This Day in Boxing History: Flash Elorde Beat Sandy Saddler

On this day in 1955, Flash Elorde upset world featherweight champion Sandy Saddler in a non-title fight. The win launched Elorde’s career on the international level. Elorde had turned professional while still a teenager, losing two of his first 14 fights and drawing in another. But by the mid-1950s, he had developed into a tough […]

Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Every NHL Team in 2015-16

A fresh season represents a fresh opportunity for NHL teams. For the best of them, it represents the possibility of being immortalized on the Stanley Cup. For others, it's a potential stepping stone on the road to a championship further down the line. Show More Summary

Up to Dater: Auston Matthews' Unorthodox Audition to Be No. 1 in 2016 NHL Draft

There is nothing neutral about the feelings of some in Switzerland toward star prospect Auston Matthews. Marc Crawford, for one, would just love to give the kid a temporary new home. Matthews, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, is expected...Show More Summary

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane Takes over DJ Booth, Spins One Direction at Chicago Bar

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is one of the NHL’s biggest stars. He’s also a Directioner, apparently. The 26-year-old hopped into the DJ booth at a Chicago bar on Saturday and started spinning “Steal My Girl” by One Direction. Show More Summary

The 10 NHL Teams That Have Improved the Most in the 2015 Offseason

As the temperatures keep rising and the dog days of summer set in, the NHL offseason activity is slowing to a trickle. A few things still need to be done before all the general managers can book out for summer vacation. Salary-arbitration...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Biggest Roster Moves from the 2015 NHL Offseason so Far

This summer has been exciting for fans as blockbuster trades replaced the free-agent frenzy. The storm was inspired by cap-crunched teams and especially the Boston Bruins—who changed their look in one incredible day. Aggressive teams...Show More Summary

Bruins Rookie Jake DeBrusk Scores Nasty Behind-the-Back Goal

"Nasty" is about the best way to describe this move Jake DeBrusk tried out at the Boston Bruins development camp. The rookie, who was selected 14th overall by the Bruins in last month's NHL draft, went behind his back to beat goalieShow More Summary

Middleweight Antoine Douglas Highlights This Weekend’s Shobox

One of the most promising rising contenders in the middleweight division, Antoine Douglas, fights on Showtime’s Shobox Series this Saturday night, from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Douglas is 17-0-1 with 11 KOs and faces fellow unbeaten, Istvan Szili of Hungary. I saw three of Doulgas’ first 10 fights back in 2013, from ringside […]

The Case for the Chicago Blackhawks to Trade Star Defenceman Brent Seabrook

Brent Seabrook has been a foundation piece of the Chicago Blackhawks for three Stanley Cup wins. He averaged 26 minutes and 17 seconds of ice time per game in the team’s latest run and played in all situations. The 6’3”, 220-pound right-shooting...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2015: The Best Bargain Player Available at Every Position

The start of NHL free agency in most years sees a flurry of high-profile players signed to rich long-term contracts. This summer was different, with most deals featuring shorter terms and reasonable dollar figures. Now we're more than two weeks in and at the point where the deals tend to be short-term bargain contracts. Show More Summary

Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Rookie for the 2015-16 NHL Season

While established NHL players are enjoying the offseason, teams are staging development camps for their top prospects. Out of these camps could come each team's next young star. Among the notables are well-known prospects like Edmonton's...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved Players for the 2015-16 NHL Season

As the NHL offseason winds into the dog days of summer, transactions among teams start to slow to a trickle. During their downtime, players rest their bones, spend time with their families and friends and hit the gym in an effort toShow More Summary

Why Ryan Kesler's New Contract Is a Massive Risk for the Anaheim Ducks

On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they had signed centre Ryan Kelser to a six-year contract extension. As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed, but minutes later Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register...Show More Summary

Ryan Kesler, Ducks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Ryan Kesler still had one year remaining on his contract with the Anaheim Ducks, but the team announced Wednesday that Kesler signed a six-year extension. Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports the fresh deal is worth $41.25 million. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 50 NHL Prospects

With the 2015 NHL draft in the books, it is a perfect time to reevaluate the league’s top young players. We have compiled a list of the top 50 prospects with many of the recent draftees cracking the ranking. To qualify for the list, a player must be under the age of 23 and have played no more than 39 games in the NHL. Show More Summary

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