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Ranking the Most Quotable Players in NHL History

Hockey players still have the reputation as the nicest guys for the media to interview. Very often, though, nice means boring. The prevailing attitude in hockey is "Team, not individual," so players are careful not to say things that will draw too much attention to themselves. There are, however, exceptions. Show More Summary

How the Defencemen of the 2010 NHL Draft Class Became a Cautionary Tale

When Dylan McIlrath was selected 10th overall in the 2010 NHL draft by the New York Rangers, it was with the belief that he was going to be a high-end shutdown defenceman and intimidating physical presence, the kind of player every team...Show More Summary

Who Will Have the Better Career: Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid?

Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid? Already, hockey fans and pundits are choosing sides as to who will be the NHL's brightest star of the future. On Wednesday night, Matthews shocked the entire sporting world by scoring a record four goals in his first career NHL game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Show More Summary

Ultimate Guide to the 2016-17 NHL Season

This is year No. 100 in the NHL's history. The C-note season—the one, if not all about the Benjamins, all about the Connors and Austons and Sidneys. The NHL itself may be longer in the tooth, but it's a young man's league more than ever. Edmonton's...Show More Summary

Sidney Crosby's Concussion Woes Have Changed How the NHL Handles Head Injuries

Sidney Crosby, the NHL’s biggest star and best player, lost nearly a full calendar year in the prime of his career to a poorly handled concussion. After suffering another one on Friday, however, Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins aren't...Show More Summary

Son of Notorious Minor League Goon Might Be Next Big Thing in US Hockey

Scotty Bowman remains one of the biggest rink rats out there. At 82 years young, the legendary former NHL coach was right there with all the other coffee-swilling amateur scouts in Buffalo recently, looking at prospects at a U.S. National...Show More Summary

Milan Lucic Is Best Replacement, but Oilers Still Worse After Taylor Hall Trade

On Wednesday, the Edmonton Oilers traded away one of the five best left wings in hockey when they sent Taylor Hall to New Jersey. On Friday, they signed the best free agent left wing for most of the next decade. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news: There are some obvious things worth saying about the contract. Show More Summary

Sidney Crosby Looks Ready to Show Why He's the NHL's Best in Stanley Cup Final

Seven years later, Sidney Crosby seems to have it all again. His Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009, and they have a 1-0 lead entering Wednesday's Game 2 against the San Jose Sharks. Everything...Show More Summary

Sharks vs. Penguins: Complete Guide to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

Since Dec. 12, the Pittsburgh Penguins' record, including these playoffs, is 45-22-5. Since Jan. 9, the San Jose Sharks' record, including these playoffs, is 40-18-4. This is going to be an entertaining Stanley Cup Final, and here is the official schedule (all times Eastern). Show More Summary

Behind the Beard: Sharks D-Man Brent Burns Is Full of Quirky Contradictions

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns isn't having such a fun time answering reporters' stock questions on a recent off day in the Western Conference Final. "OK, let's go, I only got a few minutes before I gotta do something else," Burns tells...Show More Summary

Brent Burns' Dominant Two-Way Play Shows Blues May Be Outgunned Heading West 1-1

It was a stunning two-way performance, one in which Brent Burns seemingly did something good in every square foot of the 200'x85' sheet of ice at Scottrade Center. Burns, as an appreciative coach would say, is a "200 foot player." If the St. Show More Summary

NHL Playoffs 2016: Full Conference Finals Schedule and Latest Stanley Cup Odds

The San Jose Sharks have made it to the NHL's version of the Final Four. The conference finals are both set, as the San Jose Sharks rolled over the Nashville Predators 5-0 in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series Thursday. TheShow More Summary

Penguins vs. Capitals: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs

The Washington Capitals were able to keep their season alive in Washington, D.C., on Saturday as they took down the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, to force a Game 6. Alex Ovechkin was all over the ice for the Capitals. He scored once and dished out an assist as he paced his team to victory. Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Chatroom: Is Ken Hitchcock's Job on the Line in Game 7?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NHL Chatroom (copyright pending), a lively and frank discussion between Bleacher Report writers on the latest goings-on in the game. With the NHL playoffs now into high gear, we thought now would be a good time to roll out our first panel discussion, between yours truly and B/R's own Jonathan Willis. Show More Summary

Wayne Gretzky Goes in for Kiss at Hockey Game, Wife Leaves Him Hanging

It's not often that things don't go Wayne Gretzky's way at a hockey arena, but during Wednesday's game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, the Great One was left hanging. No, not on a high-five. On a kiss. A television camera caught Gretzky trying to get a quick kiss from his wife, Janet, in their suite. Show More Summary

Nashville Predators Fans Reveal How They Sneak Catfish into Arena

Detroit Red Wings fans throw octopi onto the ice. A San Jose Sharks fan tossed a shark onto the ice in recent years. And now the Nashville Predators fans have put their own spin on the act by using catfish. Most hockey fans can at least understand the reasoning behind the celebrations. Show More Summary

Stars Take the Lead vs. Wild in Game 2 After Bizarre Goal Is Deemed Legal

Sometimes, all you need is a little luck. Just ask the Dallas Stars' Antoine Roussel. In the opening minutes of the second period of Saturday's Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild, Roussel was the beneficiary of some very good fortune....Show More Summary

Complete Predictions for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

I'm about to predict the winners of all eight NHL first-round playoff series, then the winners of the conference semifinals, the conference finals and the final series, the one that will be for Lord Stanley of Preston's silver punch bowl. Yeah, there is going to be some stuff written here that almost certainly turns out wrong. Show More Summary

Was Matt Duchene's Goal Celebration in Losing Effort out of Bounds?

When the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 2001, beating the New Jersey Devils in a seventh game and sending Ray Bourque on to retirement with his first championship ring after 22 years in the NHL, Patrick Roy was mad at himself. He'd...Show More Summary

Ranking Every NHL Team's Top Line in 2015-16

It sounds easy to rank the top lines in the NHL, but it's actually a surprisingly difficult task. For one thing, coaches are a little like the cast of Scooby-Doo —always meddling. They often prefer permanent duos to sets of three; sometimes they can't be bothered to even keep pairs together. Show More Summary

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