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Song Says Beijing Winter Games Will Boost NHL in Asia

Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill.

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 Since then, it's been all stop for NHL teams, and the big moves have been replaced by smaller, less newsworthy...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2015: Rumors and Predictions Based on Offseason Buzz

The NHL offseason action has slowed down considerably after a highly active period surrounding the draft and the start of free agency. Now teams and players alike are more methodical in their approaches when it comes to making decisions. There are still some valuable free agents on the market. 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

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

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

NHL Teams with the Most Work Still to Do in 2015 Offseason

The NHL's 30 teams have passed through the draft and free agency, with fans left to suss out who won and who lost at the annual auctions. There are several teams that have basically done their work and a few others waiting for arbitration...Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early Ranking of the Top 10 Prospects in the 2016 NHL Draft

With the Connor McDavid draft wrapped up, it’s never too early to start looking ahead at the latest crop of prospects, including Arizona product Auston Matthews and the rest of the 2016 draft class. U.S. talent is one of the main themes of the draft. Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Analysis on Possible Targets

The NHL's trade market has slowed down significantly since the NHL draft and the beginning of free agency. After a four-day hiatus, the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers hooked up for a deal on Monday, July 6, as the Oilers acquired...Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Buzz on Tyler Bozak, Keith Yandle and More

The amount of player movement around the NHL has slowed considerably after a flurry surrounding the draft and the opening of free agency. Now, the question is whether there will be another surge or if things are going to remain relatively quiet for the remainder of the summer. Several marquee names have already passed through an active trade market. Show More Summary

Free-Agent Options Remain for Carolina Hurricanes After Patient Start to July

After a draft weekend of feverish activity surrounding the Carolina Hurricanes, the first two days of the NHL's free-agency period have passed without a single out-of-town addition. General manager Ron Francis has stayed out of an unrestricted...Show More Summary

NHL draft posts lowest U.S. ratings in three years, lags behind WNBA draft

Producing its own NHL draft coverage for the first time didn’t help NBC draw better ratings for the event. Sports Media Watch reports that NBCSN pulled in just 252,000 viewers for the first day of the draft Friday night, the smallest audience since 2012’s 207,000 and a 25 per cent drop from last year’s 337,000. Show More Summary

Phil Kessel to Penguins: Latest Trade Details, Comments Reaction

Since the NHL draft, Phil Kessel's name has been floated around as a possible trade target for teams around the NHL. On Wednesday, those rumors finally came to fruition, as Kessel was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins. According to Nick...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2015: Latest Rumors, Predicted Landing Spots for Key Free Agents

Come one, come all and experience the wonders of NHL free agency. With another signing period descending upon the league following a trade-laden draft weekend, free agency should stir up plenty of change in the days and weeks ahead. But...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2015: 5 Potential Targets for the Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have executed a clearinghouse in June to position the team for a few free agency tweaks in July. Via trades at the NHL draft last weekend, general manager Ron Francis created a dual-starter situation in goal with...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Trade Talk on TJ Oshie, Patrick Sharp and More

With the draft now in the rear-view mirror, the focus of front offices around the NHL shifts toward free agency and the trade market. Based on the early buzz, both avenues present opportunities to upgrade as general managers prep their rosters for next season. It's already been a busy offseason in terms of trades. Show More Summary

2015 NHL Draft Grades: Full Results and Letter Scores for Each Team

The two days of the 2015 NHL draft drastically shifted the league's balance of power as many teams improved their immediate and long-term future through their selections and trades. Two organizations near the top of that list are the...Show More Summary

Song Andong makes history, becomes first Chinese-born player taken in NHL draft

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After striking out once again this year at the NBA Draft, Chinese sports fans were pleasantly surprised on Saturday when the New York Islanders selected Song Andong with the 172nd pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, making him the first Chinese-born player to be drafted in NHL history. [ more › ]

NHL Draft 2015: Complete Results, Grades and Top Rookies to Watch

The 2015 NHL draft served as a beacon of hope for front offices and fanbases around the league. A strong group of incoming prospects gave teams a golden opportunity to bolster their system, especially if they drafted early in Round 1. Of course, the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres came away with the biggest prizes: Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Show More Summary

Strengths and Weaknesses of Every Carolina Hurricanes 2015 Draft Pick

The Carolina Hurricanes added nine new prospects to the organization during the 2015 NHL draft, ranging from highly touted No. 5 overall selection Noah Hanifin to virtually unknown No. 186 pick Steven Lorentz. The eventual success of each of these prospects is far from guaranteed. Show More Summary

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