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  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21

  • NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 31

    Sporting News "The general managers who run NHL front offices, with support from their staff, use a variety of methods to identify, develop and assess the future talent within their own organizations. Unfortunately for the general public, they tend to keep us in the dark about the inner workings, which is why..." August 20

  • #NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen "Whether it's breaking up a big play, setting up a goal, or scoring on the power play, some defensemen can do it all. NHL Network producers and analysts chose the top 20 defensemen in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the third in a nine-part series leading up to the..." August 19

  • The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs

    ESPN "In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parisewould help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals, and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jacketshad a 25-year-old franchise player..." August 19

  • Forecasting Canada's roster for potential 2021 World Cup

    The Score "With news that the NHL is "cautiously optimistic" that current CBA talks might lead to a World Cup in February 2021, we've decided to predict what each team's roster could look like should the tournament take place. We adopted the NHL's format for the..." August 16

  • ‘Cautiously optimistic’ NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

    Sportsnet "Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association and believes the sides are committed to staging the next World Cup in February 2021 if they can extend or renew the..." August 16

  • Ranking the NHL's top 5 defensive pairings

    The Score "After analyzing the NHL's best forward lines, our focus now shifts to the league's top defensive pairings. These pairings are weighed against each other through a series of advanced statistical categories that quantify their on-ice impact at even strength. Of course,..." August 16

  • 2019-20 NHL Fantasy Hockey Sleepers include goalie great Henrik Lundqvist

    CBS Sports "There are always tough decisions to make early on in Fantasy hockey drafts, but it's hard to go wrong when there are a plethora of superstars still on the board. However, things become much less straightforward in the mid-to-late rounds when big-name players become increasingly scarce...." August 15

  • Tobias Lindberg Signs In Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the end of the 2018-19 season Tobias Lindberg was not given a qualifying offer by the Vegas Golden Knights, making him an unrestricted free agent. Instead of pursuing another chance in the NHL, the 24-year old forward is heading back to Sweden to play in the SHL with IK Oskarschamn. The club..." August 14

  • Nate Schmidt ready to 'dial in' with Golden Knights "Nate Schmidt didn't enjoy the beginning or ending of last season, but the Vegas Golden Knights defenseman said he'll be raring to go when training camp opens in September. The 28-year-old was suspended for the first 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance..." August 13

  • The Golden Knights’ offseason has been very bad — how did we get here and what lies ahead?

    Knights On Ice "When it comes to NHL clubs that successfully achieved their goals for the 2019 offseason, one can feasibly point to three teams as the “big winners” of the summer. The New York Rangers added superstar winger Artemi Panarin in free agency, signed defenseman Jacob Trouba to a..." August 13

  • Ranking the NHL's 5 best lines

    The Score "A really good line can start clicking for a number of reasons. Sometimes, it's simply due to the individual talent of the three forwards in question, but it isn't always that easy. Putting the best three players together doesn't always pay dividends. Often, it's more..." August 09

  • Erik Haula says Hurricanes remind him of Golden Knights "Erik Haula sees similarities between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Vegas Golden Knights, his new team and former one. "I think [Carolina is] a team that is heading in the right direction. It seems like the city is excited about hockey again, which is great to see and fun to..." August 08

  • Vegas Golden Knights Renew ECHL Affiliation

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights and Fort Wayne Komets will be partners once again. The two organizations have renewed their affiliation for the 2019-20 season, giving Vegas a primary ECHL affiliate again this season. The Komets will once again benefit from receiving the Golden Knights’ raw or..." August 07

  • Predicting the NHL's latest 'lottery ticket' contracts

    ESPN "This may come as a shock, but National Hockey League teams are known to hand out a contract or two that they later regret. Sometimes it's because the signing was ill-advised in the first place. Sometimes it's because of unforeseen circumstances, like a player suffering through..." August 07

  • Top available NHL free agents by position

    The Score "With free agency underway, here's a roundup of all the best players still available. The biggest names are off the board, but some potentially helpful talent remains up for grabs. Left wing Thomas Vanek Patrick Marleau Pat Maroon Jamie..." August 06

  • Nicolas Hague feels ready to capture spot with Golden Knights this season "Nicolas Hague knows there's an opportunity for him to make the Vegas Golden Knights this season. "I feel ready," the 20-year-old defenseman said during Golden Knights development camp in June. "I know I'm going to have to battle for a spot, but I want to get out..." August 04

  • Nikita Gusev: Golden Knights wanted to give me Vadim Shipachyov-type contract

    The Score "Nikita Gusev shed some light Friday on why the Vegas Golden Knights traded him to the New Jersey Devils earlier this week. While thanking Vegas for accommodating the move, the dynamic forward revealed that the team wanted to give him a contract resembling the two-year, $9-million pact..." August 03

  • Should the Arizona Coyotes have targeted Nikita Gusev?

    Five For Howling "The New Jersey Devils acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights in a deal that raises the question: should the Arizona Coyotes have targeted him too? In exchange for the Russian winger, the Golden Knights received a third round pick in 2020 and a second round pick in..." August 03

  • One month into NHL free agency, who’s left on the market?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL free agent market opened one month ago today and there was plenty of cash thrown around and faces headed for new places. While there were 126 signings of different varieties on July 1 there have been 167 total in the 30 days since. Even with all those contracts signed, there..." August 01

  • Vegas Signs Forward Marcus Kallionkieli To Three-Year Entry Level Deal "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 31, that the team has signed forward Marcus Kallionkieli to a three-year entry level contract. Kallionkieli was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the fifth round (139th overall) of the..." July 31

  • Fighting in NHL hit record lows during 2018-2019 season, continuing downward trend

    CBS Sports "If you've been watching the NHL over the past handful of years, you likely don't need numbers to tell you what's pretty obvious: The league and its product is not quite the same as it once was, say, in the 80s, 90s or even early 2000s.  Plenty about the game has..." July 30

  • NHL Trade Rumors: Devils close to acquiring Nikita Gusev from Vegas Golden Knights

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils general manager Ray Shero and managing partner Josh Harrishave both said the team would continue to seek ways to improve their roster, even after a busy start to the offseason. Now Shero appears ready to make his next move. The Devils are..." July 29

  • Devils acquire Nikita Gusev from Vegas Golden Knights for picks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils general manager Ray Shero and managing partner Josh Harris have both said the team would continue to seek ways to improve their roster, even after a busy start to the offseason. Shero has made his next move. The Devils acquired Russian forward Nikita Gusev from the..." July 29

  • Cap crunch: Rangers, Penguins, Flames among teams that need moves

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even though most of the NHL’s biggest roster transactions have already happened this summer, there are still some significant moves that will be coming over the next few weeks. Many of them will be out of necessity as it relates to getting under the salary cap for the 2019-20..." July 27

  • Garet Sparks longs for clean slate with Golden Knights "Garret Sparks was still a little emotional Wednesday, a day after the Toronto Maple Leafs traded the 26-year-old goalie to the Vegas Golden Knights for forward David Clarkson and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. But Sparks, selected by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round..." July 26

  • 5 players likely to regress next season

    The Score "It's incredibly difficult to stay consistent at the NHL level; some players experience regression, unable to carry over their success from one campaign to the next. Regression doesn't necessarily result in a poor season or a downward trend that will last for the rest of a..." July 26

  • Signing depth players long-term is usually losing move for NHL teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators’ decision to sign Colton Sissons to a seven-year contract earlier this week certainly raised a lot of eyebrows around the NHL. As PHT’s James O’Brien argued immediately after the signing, the salary cap hit is pretty..." July 26

  • Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NHL

    The Score "Nearly every general manager in the NHL has a contract they'd like to get rid of. Not including LTIR-eligible players or players signed this summer, here are the current 10 worst deals in the league based on cap hit, term, and expected value over the duration of the..." July 25

  • Brandon Pirri finding stability with Golden Knights "Brandon Pirri believes he has found his place in the NHL. The 28-year-old forward signed a two-year, $1.55 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on July 1 after agreeing to one-year deals the past two seasons with Vegas. "It was opportunity," Pirri said..." July 24

  • Golden Knights Sign Deryk Engelland to 1-Year Deal

    The Hockey News "The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenceman Deryk Engelland on Tuesday to a one-year deal for the upcoming season. The contract includes a $700,000 base salary and incentives that could bring the total value of the deal to $1.5 million. The 37-year-old Engelland played in 74..." July 24

  • 5 players poised for bounce-back seasons

    The Score "Some years, things just don't go as planned. The NHL season is a grind, and even some of the top talents are bound to endure a mediocre year or two. Several factors can result in a player taking a step back, including injuries, coaching, or just sheer bad luck. Here are..." July 24

  • Maple Leafs send Garrett Sparks to Golden Knights for David Clarkson, pick

    Sportsnet "David Clarkson is headed back to Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Clarkson’s contract and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for goaltender Garret Sparks, the team announced Tuesday. The Leafs are projected to..." July 23

  • Kaedan Korczak looks to bolster scoring for Golden Knights "Kaedan Korczak has the potential to become a potent two-way defenseman for the Vegas Golden Knights. The 18-year-old, selected by Vegas in the second round (No. 41) of the 2019 NHL Draft, is working to make that happen. The 6-foot-3 prospect scored a career-high 33 points..." July 22

  • Is there too much offence from the defence in today’s NHL?

    TSN "One of the questions I’ve wrestled with over the years is how to value individual offensive contributions from defencemen, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. It’s an important subject because, much like forwards, there is a strong correlation between two..." July 22

  • Lightning, Golden Knights top oddsmakers' 2019-20 point projections

    The Score "Oddsmakers have released their opening odds for all 31 NHL team's point totals ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the Presidents' Trophy in a landslide with a dominant 128-point regular season in 2018-19, are the favorites to repeat with an..." July 21

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • 5 players who could still be traded this summer

    The Score "The NHL offseason has slowed down considerably since July 1. Outside of Jake Gardiner, the list of remaining unrestricted free agents is uninspiring. However, that doesn't mean there won't be any more exciting movement, as a handful of intriguing players could still be dealt..." July 16

  • Golden Knights re-sign defenseman Jake Bischoff to 3-year deal

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed 24-year-old defenseman Jake Bischoff to a three-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. Bischoff’s deal has an average annual value of $716,667. Vegas acquired Bischoff in a deal with the New York..." July 16

  • Golden Knights sell ‘battle worn’ gear to their fans

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Vegas Golden Knights held their inaugural Battle Worn Armor sale on Sunday. The Knights sold player-worn gear and team-issued equipment at City National Arena. Season ticket members who registered online received priority access. " July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Peyton Krebs looking forward to playing, not watching, Golden Knights "Peyton Krebs was happy to watch, but he much rather would have been participating during Vegas Golden Knights development camp in June. "It's definitely not what you're built for when you play hockey, sitting and watching," Krebs said at the end of camp...." July 14

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Report: Underwhelming trade offers for Nikita Gusev

    TSN "According to Jesse Granger of The Athletic, preliminary offers to the Vegas Golden Knights for Nikita Gusev have included a second-round pick along with a low-level prospect or a lower draft pick.  Granger, who previously reported that Gusev is looking..." July 11

  • Golden Knights Organization Offer World Class Training to Prospects

    Sinbin Vegas "One heavy point of emphasis for Golden Knights prospects at Development Camp was the importance of their strength and conditioning regimens. Cody Glass spoke with us about his strict diet that was designed by the Golden Knights organization. At first, he had trouble eating his..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Golden Knights ink Malcolm Subban to 1-year, $850K deal to avoid arbitration

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed goaltender Malcolm Subban to a one-year, $850,000 contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Tuesday. The Knights and Subban were scheduled to have a hearing on July 20. “We are pleased to announce this..." July 09

  • Dylan Cozens, Peyton Krebs to miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres first-round pick Dylan Cozens and Vegas Golden Knights first-rounder Peyton Krebs will miss Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp with injuries. Washington Capitals first-round pick Connor McMichael has been added to the roster as a..." July 08

  • Can We Stop With The Maybe’s On Nikita Gusev?

    Sinbin Vegas "Nikita Gusev has never played a game in the NHL. There’s no getting around that. But Nikita Gusev was not dropped onto the Golden Knights from some other unknown planet. Gusev won the MVP award in the KHL, the world’s second-best league, each of the past two years. He led..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04