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Anaheim Ducks acquire Patrick Eaves from Dallas Stars for a draft pick

Dallas gets a conditional second round pick in return. The Anaheim Ducks acquired one of the most coveted depth forwards at the NHL trade deadline on Friday, moving to get Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars. Dallas will get a conditional second round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as compensation. Show More Summary

Gruden’s QB Camp returns to ESPN April 11 for its 8th season

With apologies and all due respect to fans of the NBA, NHL and college basketball, in addition to baseball fans excited about the beginning of spring training. But for football fans, NFL Draft season is about to begin with the league’s scouting combine starting next week. Show More Summary

Irvine's Nicolas Kerdiles ready to make his Ducks debut, five years after being drafted by the team

Nicolas Kerdiles was a great story when he was drafted by the Ducks … five years ago. Born in Texas and raised in Irvine, he was the first Orange County-raised player drafted by the franchise.   But his path to the NHL was blocked by a backlog of young forwards in Anaheim’s system, coupled with...

With star power lacking, no quick fixes in 2017 NHL draft

The 2017 draft won't have any players like McDavid, Eichel, Matthews or Laine.        

Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Flames for draft picks

Calgary shores up their blue line. The first semi-big name on the NHL trade deadline block is off the board. On Monday afternoon, the Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes. In return, the Coyotes received...Show More Summary

Wild call up 2014 1st-round pick Alex Tuch

3 weeks agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The Minnesota Wild have called up forward Alex Tuch from the AHL, putting their 2014 first-round draft pick in position to make his NHL debut when the Wild play at Vancouver on Saturday        

2017 NHL trade rumors: 5 signs your favorite team is preparing for the trade deadline

Don’t get caught off-guard! The NHL trade deadline is on March 1, so we’re officially a month away from the busiest day of the regular season. And that means silly season is here. The looming expansion draft and tight playoff race might...Show More Summary

Canadiens acquire D Nesterov from Lightning

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a deal for defenseman Jonathan Racine and a sixth-round pick in June's NHL draft        

2017 NHL mock draft: Stars, Lightning get top-5 talent in our 1st simulation

Everything is backward. The 2017 NHL Entry Draft is 151 days away, but it’s already time to start thinking about how special it’ll be. After all, there’s a twist this year: the Vegas Golden Knights will draft their first player in franchise history, throwing a monkey wrench into the works. Show More Summary

NHL draft 2017: Nico Hischier among standouts at world juniors

Even though it lacked in star power, the WJC didn't disappoint.        

Early Look at the Top 10 Prospects for the 2017 Entry Draft

This year's draft crop has not yet established a clear top tier, mostly due to injuries and inconsistent performance. There is no generational talent—no Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews—but the top end should provide NHL teams withShow More Summary

NHL draft 2017: Uninspiring class is short on big names, lacking in depth

2 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Where’s the sizzle? Halfway into the season, there’s not a single player this draft class can hang its hat on.        

How the New York Islanders Squandered Savings from Letting Kyle Okposo Walk

The salary cap forces terrible choices upon NHL teams. After all the work that goes into identifying, drafting and developing a player, a professional club can find itself losing him at the height of his career for want of cap space to keep him on the team. That isn't what happened with the New York Islanders and Kyle Okposo, though. Show More Summary

Former Nashville star David Legwand announces retirement

2 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick        

David Legwand Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

Veteran center David Legwand announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday, via Craig Custance of ESPN: What a great ride this was, especially having the chance to play nearly 1,000 games for my drafting cub in Nashville, and seeing...Show More Summary

NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Due to the Expansion Draft

With the NHL's Las Vegas expansion franchise unveiled as the Vegas Golden Knights, it remains to be seen which current NHL players will make up their inaugural roster. Next June's expansion draft could force some teams to trade players they might otherwise retain. Show More Summary

NHL Prospects Running out of Time to Prove Themselves

Not every pick in an NHL draft pans out. While some become league superstars, others battle to adjust to the speed at the game's highest level. Many never make it at all, but some plug away in the hockey version of purgatory—bouncing...Show More Summary

Perseverance, patience pays off for Ducks' Noesen

If it had worked out like originally planned, Stefan Noesen would have slipped on a Ducks jersey and hat and posed for the cameras, on stage under bright lights. It was 2011, and Anaheim was set to take Noesen in the NHL draft. But the Ottawa Senators, positioned one spot ahead of the Ducks, nabbed...

NHL draft 2017: Active month in rankings, and more

3 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Two months into the CHL schedule means that scouts have seen most of talent that will comprise draft.        

Looking at big story lines in the 2017 NHL draft

3 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Two months into the CHL schedule means that scouts have seen most of talent that will comprise draft.        

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