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Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Colorado Avalanche announced Friday they have signed forward Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year deal through the 2022-23 season. According to Bleacher Report's Adrian Dater, the contract is worth a total of $44.1 million. MacKinnon,...Show More Summary

Mark Scheifele, Jets Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Winnipeg Jets announced an eight-year, $49 million contract extension for Mark Scheifele on Friday, which will make him one of the highest-paid young centers in the sport. Scheifele, 23, was a restricted free agent. He posted 61Show More Summary

10 NHL Players Most in Need of New Contracts

As NHL teams pursue unrestricted free agents and attempt to re-sign their restricted free agents, they can also open contract talks with those on their rosters who are eligible for free agency next summer. That includes such notables...Show More Summary

Jonathan Bernier to Ducks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday in exchange for a draft pick. Toronto confirmed the deal on its official site. The team announced it will receive a conditional pick in the 2017...Show More Summary

2016 NHL Free Agency: Every Team's Best Remaining Option on the Open Market

So much money was spent so quickly in NHL free agency this year it almost feels like it was a one-day flash sale. Other moves are trickling in, but it's been relatively quiet since the barrage that began July 1. The pickings are already relatively slim, but there are some bargains to be had. Show More Summary

Evander Kane Reportedly Will Face Non-Criminal Charges for Bar Incident

Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane has avoided criminal charges stemming from an incident at a Buffalo bar last month. Per Lou Michel of the Buffalo News, Kane will be charged with non-criminal harassment for allegedly grabbing two women during the altercation. More to follow. Read more NHL news on

Stock Up, Stock Down for NHL Teams After First Week of Free Agency

At the heart of this piece is a simple question: Is [insert team here] as currently constructed better than it was at the end of last season? For the purposes of this piece, we aren't worried about the salary cap, asset management or grading teams on a curve based on their unique individual circumstances. Show More Summary

Kyle Palmieri, Devils Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The New Jersey Devils and winger Kyle Palmieri agreed to a five -year, $23.25 million extension Thursday, according to the team. Palmieri, 25, notched a career-high 57 points in the 2015-16 season (30 goals, 27 assists), leading theShow More Summary

NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Detroit Red Wings' Trade Search, Vadim Shipachyov

Now that the initial frenzy of free agency has subsided in the NHL, teams around the league have been given an opportunity to take a step back and take inventory of their rosters to reassess what they need ahead of the 2016-17 season. As the summer progresses, there are still a number of names that could be landing in new places. Show More Summary

The Most Overrated and Underrated NHL Free Agents Still Available

The cupboards are just about bare when it comes to opportunities for NHL teams to shore up their rosters with unrestricted free agents. Sportsnet Stats reported NHL general managers set a single-day record on July 1, dishing out $616.2 million worth of contracts to 129 players. Show More Summary

Ray Bourque Given Probation for OUI: Latest Details and Comments

Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was sentenced to one year of probation Wednesday stemming from his OUI arrest last month, according to the Associated Press (via NBC Sports). Bourque will also have his license suspended for 45 days as...Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early 2017 NHL Draft Top 10 Prospect Rankings

The ink is barely dry on the 2016 NHL entry draft, and teams and their scouts have already gathered lots of information on the 2017 edition. The draft last week featured three top forwards—Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi—followed by a dozen or more skaters of about equal value. Show More Summary

Ranking the Best NHL Players Still on the Trade Market

Early July is usually when the focus is on the potential destinations of the NHL's top unrestricted free agents. With most of the best players now signed, there could be an increase in trade activity involving stars such as Tampa Bay...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Examining Buzz Around Cam Fowler Trade, Kris Russell and More

NHL free agency is starting to wind down, with most of the top free agents having signed new deals. Although teams are running out of options, there is still value to be had this summer. The pickings are becoming somewhat slim in terms...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2016: Early Grades for Every Team

Even with Steven Stamkos safely locked up by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the lead-up to July 1, there was still plenty of action in the opening days of NHL free agency. It's always perilous to try and judge these deals immediately because we don't know how things are going to turn out. Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: Best Fit for Top Remaining Players

Don't delay—when they're gone, they're gone! General managers around the NHL acted quickly and decisively when the 2016 free-agency period opened on July 1, committing a record $616.2 million in salaries to 129 players on the first day...Show More Summary

Reilly Smith, Panthers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Florida Panthers announced Sunday they rewarded Reilly Smith with a five-year contract extension after his strong first season with the team in 2015-16. TSN's Gary Lawless first broke the news of the contract. Sportsnet's Chris Johnston...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking the Best Players Left at Every Position

Entering the third day of the NHL's 2016 free-agent period, all the top talent has been signed. However, several quality players, such as winger Jiri Hudler, are still available. These unsigned free agents could become affordable options...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Trade Buzz Around Ben Bishop, Free-Agency Rumblings and More

Goaltender Ben Bishop has been as vital for the Tampa Bay Lightning as any other player on their roster over the last two seasons. He helped lead the Lightning to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2015, and he was having another solid...Show More Summary

Early Ranking of the Top Unrestricted NHL Free Agents in 2017

The 2016 NHL free-agent period became a Target at midnight on the eve of Black Friday. People were waiting outside the doors for days, with the frenzy resulting in millions of dollars being spent on shiny big-ticket items. The difference is few bargains are found on the first day of free agency. Show More Summary

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