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Ranking the Top 10 Sophomores to Watch in the 2015-16 NHL Season

Once a young player transitions from junior or minor hockey into the NHL, his next challenge is proving that he has what it takes to make an impact at his sport's top level over the long term. That's not always an easy task. Look atShow More Summary

Assessing Lou Lamoriello's Legacy with the Devils: How Bad Was His Final Decade?

Perhaps more than ever, the New Jersey Devils are headed for uncharted territory. With Lou Lamoriello 's decision to leave his position as team president of the Devils to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey...Show More Summary

Arizona Coyotes May Seem at Peace with Glendale, but Marriage Could Be Over Soon

Ah, the Arizona Coyotes. Prosperity is always just around the corner for these guys, isn't it? There's always an exciting new, dedicated owner coming in, promising a sun-kissed future as far as the eye can see. There's always a new arena...Show More Summary

Ted Black Parts Ways with Buffalo Sabres: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Buffalo Sabres and president Ted Black " mutually agreed to part ways," according to a press release from the team Monday, per Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Sports Radio. Russ Brandon, currently the president of the Buffalo Bills, will...Show More Summary

Derek Stepan, New York Rangers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Just before the two sides were set for arbitration, the New York Rangers announced a new multiyear deal with ascending center Derek Stepan. Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported the deal is for six years and $39 million, translating to a $6.5 million cap hit per season. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Steven Stamkos' Value as a Trade Chip

In January, Steven Stamkos said that he planned to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lighting as soon as possible, according to a report filed by Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN. The team captain hoped that a deal could be hammered...Show More Summary

Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Scorer in the 2015-16 Season

Picking every NHL team's leading scorer seems like a relatively easy task. Rookies rarely come out on top, and aside from the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals, few teams have multiple players with...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Still Working to Recover from the Collapse of March 2013

If the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals are to ever make a rivalry out of their geographic proximity, they will need to play more games like the one on March 14, 2013. Real rivalries need storylines. The Hurricanes' surprising...Show More Summary

NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint in the 2015-16 Season

Every NHL team and their fans optimistically look toward a new season expecting improvement. While some clubs will reach or exceed their goals, others will experience disappointment. Of those teams, some are non-playoff clubs whose hopes for contention will be dashed. Show More Summary

Predicting the 10 Most Penalized Players for the 2015-16 NHL Season

As fighting becomes less and less commonplace in the NHL, the league's agitators are assuming more prominent positions among the pure fighters on the list of players who have accumulated the most penalty minutes. After the total number of fights took a sharp dip two years ago, the trend continued last season, according to HockeyFights.com. Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark for the 2015-16 Season

The summer of 2015 reached fever pitch during the trade flurry at the draft and the ensuing free-agent frenzy one week later. Since then, it's been all stop for NHL teams, and the big moves have been replaced by smaller, less newsworthy...Show More Summary

How Both Sides Benefit from Braden Holtby's Extension with Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have long been one of the NHL's most frustrating teams to its large, dedicated fanbase. The franchise still owns the dubious achievement of having the worst season in NHL history, and it has made the Stanley Cup...Show More Summary

Braden Holtby, Capitals Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Washington Capitals re-signed their franchise goaltender Friday, according to the Canadian Press' Stephen Whyno: Holtby was the team's workhorse last season, appearing in 73 out of a possible 82 games in the regular season and attaining career highs in wins (41), shutouts (nine), saves (1,887) and minutes (4,247). Show More Summary

Alexander Semin to Canadiens: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

One of the most-skilled forwards available in free agency finally found a home Friday as Alexander Semin inked a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. The move was made official by the Habs' Twitter account, and Renaud Lavoie of...Show More Summary

Sam Bradford looking to prove his worth

Entering the final year of his contract and playing for a brand new team, quarterback Sam Bradford says he is not looking for an extension at the moment. He wants to prove he is still a great quarterback and should get paid like one as long as he stays clear of the injury bug. Bradford […]

Steelers Sign Mike Tomlin to Contract Extension

With so much coaching turnover each year in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been a model of consistency in that regard. Mike Tomlin took over for Bill Cowher some years back and it’s tough to even recall who was the coach before Cowher. This trend will continue in Pittsburgh as the Steelers have signed […]

Hiring Old-School Lou Lamoriello Puts Maple Leafs' Move to Modernize in Question

Three straight non-playoff seasons, including four of the last five. A rash of recent terrible personnel decisions, such as letting Zach Parise leave as an unrestricted free agent, then using his money to re-sign the underwhelming Travis Zajac to an eight-year, $46 million contract. Show More Summary

Predictions for NHL Stars Most in Need of New Contracts

Earlier this month, we examined the 10 NHL players who are most in need of new contracts for next season. As of July 1, 2015, those players can begin contract negotiations with their respective teams. Notable players on that list include...Show More Summary

Arizona Coyotes, City of Glendale Agree to Resolution of Arena Lease Conflict

The Arizona Coyotes are staying put. The franchise announced a settlement with the City of Glendale regarding their lease agreement Thursday, which should keep the Coyotes in Arizona for the foreseeable future. “We have come up withShow More Summary

Lou Lamoriello Resigns as Devils Team President, Named Maple Leafs GM

In a whirlwind turn of events, longtime New Jersey Devils executive Lou Lamoriello resigned as team president Thursday shortly before accepting an offer to become the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Devils announced...Show More Summary

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