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  • 8 NHL Players on Bad Teams Who Could Help Contenders at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "On Sept. 16, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported the NHL's annual trade deadline will be held on March 3. In the weeks leading up to that date, playoff-bound teams will attempt to boost their rosters while non-contenders will attempt to move unrestricted free agents they..." September 24

  • Which NHL players could be traded in 2022-23? Picking one from all 32 teams

    The Athletic "Training camps are open, and rosters for the 2022-23 season are being determined around the NHL. But we all know the rosters that open the regular season won’t be the same as the ones that head into the playoffs in April. Whether it’s Patrick Kane, John..." September 24

  • 4 biggest head-scratchers from the NHL offseason

    The Score "The NHL produced no shortage of action this past offseason. While there are many angles to break down and events to analyze, we're going to focus on the moves that left us asking one simple question: "Why?"   Flyers confuse..." September 24

  • One prospect to watch from all 32 NHL teams in 2022-23

    Daily Faceoff "I recently listed my top five candidates for the Calder Trophy as well as some honorable mentions. Now, we’re going to take a closer look at one prospect to watch from each of the 32 NHL clubs, focusing on players who could make an impact in the NHL this coming..." September 24

  • Bold predictions for all 32 NHL teams

    ESPN "Everything you're about to read is going to happen in the NHL this season. OK, most of it will. Some of it? At the very least, the thing about the Leafs. Probably. In my first column of the 2022-23 NHL season, I've made 32 bold predictions, one for each NHL team...." September 23

  • Connor McDavid, then who? NHLers weigh in on league's 2nd-best player

    The Score "Nathan MacKinnon had just settled into his chair on the concourse at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, Nevada, when someone asked if he, as per tradition, spent the offseason training alongside Sidney Crosby. "Yeah, he worked out with me a little bit," MacKinnon said, fresh off..." September 23

  • NHL Position Rankings for the 2022-2023 Season: Defensemen

    Bleacher Report "Being a defenseman in the current NHL means being able to drive the offense as much as it means to stop the opposing team. Gone are the days where being a super-sized defender that’s as mobile as a cruise liner and can block out the sun. If a defenseman is built like that these days,..." September 23

  • Barry Trotz ‘following everything’ as he awaits right time for NHL return

    The Athletic "It has been nearly 40 years since a hockey season arrived without Barry Trotz coaching somewhere. Think about that. The 60-year-old started his coaching career in 1984 and never looked back. Until now. This offseason, Trotz decided, the time had finally come for a..." September 23

  • Sabres To Name Captain Prior To Regular Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres haven’t officially had a captain since just prior to this season when they stripped the title from the injured Jack Eichel prior to an early-season trade to the Vegas Golden Knights. That year-long absence will come to an end soon, though, as..." September 23

  • NHL Teams Set Up For a Disastrous Start to the 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "All 32 NHL teams will try to start fast when the puck drops in October on the 2022-23 regular season. A winning record within the opening weeks can set the right tone for the remainder of the season. Those early points could also make the difference in the race for a playoff berth down the..." September 22

  • 5 NHL Trades That Could Happen Before 2022 Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "NHL training camps for the 2022-23 season open for the 32 teams on Sept. 21 and 22. Their respective general managers and coaches will be evaluating their rosters looking for areas of strength and weakness as they prepare for the start of the regular season in..." September 21

  • 2022-23 NHL goalie tandem rankings

    Daily Faceoff "Ranking the NHL’s goalie tandems is tricky. It’s about the overall strength of the tandem, sizing up that team’s opportunity to win every night, no matter who is in the crease those 20 or 30 other nights per season while the starter rests. For this exercise, we..." September 21

  • Sabres sign GM Kevyn Adams to multiyear extension

    The Athletic "The Buffalo Sabres have signed general manager Kevyn Adams to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. “Kevyn’s leadership and vision over the past two seasons has proven to be invaluable, and I am confident in his ability to continue to move..." September 21

  • Rating the East’s offseason headlines in the Bizarro-meter

    The Athletic "On Tuesday, we dusted off the offseason bizarro-meter and gave it a good workout going through the Western Conference. We looked at some big swings in Calgary, an international drama involving Minnesota, a deposed captain in Winnipeg, and lots more. It got weird, which is kind of..." September 21

  • Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp

    ESPN "It doesn't seem that long ago that the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, and it's been even more recent that Juraj Slafkovsky was drafted first overall and a wild offseason brought Johnny Gaudreau to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Claude Giroux to the Ottawa Senators, and Matthew..." September 21

  • How NHL Defensemen Have Evolved Since the Start of Zdeno Chára’s Career

    Bleacher Report "If Zdeno Chára, Keith Yandle and P.K. Subban all retiring Tuesday morning sent you into an existential crisis, you’re not alone. The three defensemen, each leaving behind a unique legacy, logged 53 seasons and 3,977 total NHL games combined. That's a lot of memories..." September 21

  • Who is the next NHL star to sign the next megadeal contract?

    ESPN "Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon signed the richest contract for the NHL salary cap era on Tuesday, agreeing to an eight-year contract extension worth $100.8 million. That's an average annual value of $12.6 million for the 27-year-old center, higher than..." September 20

  • NHL rookie camp standouts: Who impressed in Buffalo, Penticton and Traverse City?

    The Athletic "NHL training camps officially opened this past weekend, with rookie tournaments taking place across the NHL landscape. Today we discuss who stood out at three of the main events: the tournament in Buffalo featuring Boston, Montreal, New Jersey, Ottawa and Pittsburgh; the..." September 20

  • NHL Fans' Dos and Don'ts for the Preseason

    Bleacher Report "The first proper NHL offseason in years is wrapping up, and the 2022-23 season is finally around the corner. It’s hard to beat the mood this time of year, and the possibilities seem endless as all your favorite players trickle back into town and new faces emerge. Could..." September 20

  • NHL coaching carousel spins fast, with another set of UFAs coming

    The Athletic "It has been a seismic 12 months in the NHL coaching fraternity. Since the start of the 2021-22 season, there have been coaching changes for the Canucks, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, Golden..." September 20

  • Identifying breakout, rebound candidates for the 2022-23 NHL season

    TSN "As we turn our attention to the open of training camps across the National Hockey League, front offices have begun dissecting their prospective lineups. Which players will make the cut? Which players need more time? And which players may offer a big offensive surprise to the upside entering the..." September 19

  • 15 Underpaid NHL Stars in 2022-23

    The Hockey Writers "Some players sign longer deals and then break out in a big way while others sign contracts they can’t live up to. Still, others take bridge deals in hopes of earning a big pay raise by the end of their contracts. That is who we are focusing on here. Fifteen stars in the NHL who are..." September 17

  • Hockey Canada looking into potential third sexual assault allegation

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has referred a third sexual assault allegation to an independent third party that will decide if it will be investigated. The national federation confirmed the news Thursday to Sportsnet. "Hockey Canada was informed of a potential situation that we took..." September 16

  • NHL jersey advertisements: Everything you need to know before the 2022-23 season begins

    ESPN "The Montreal Canadiens' jersey has long been considered a sacred garment by hockey fans. It's the symbol of the NHL's most storied franchise. It even inspired a children's book called, appropriately, "The Hockey Sweater." But when the Canadiens..." September 16

  • NHL considering World Cup play-in for 2024, unsure on Russians, commissioner Bill Daly says

    ESPN "The NHL is considering a play-in tournament for the 2024 World Cup of Hockey that would be held directly before the February event. "For 2024, we may do a mini-qualifier as part of the tournament," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN on Thursday during the Player..." September 16

  • Predicting the Winners of Every NHL Division This Season

    Bleacher Report "The two words that excite NHL fans in September: training camp. We're inching closer to teams reporting for camp starting next week as the latest odyssey for the Stanley Cup will begin in earnest. Can the Colorado Avalanche repeat as Cup winners? Will Johnny Gaudreau be..." September 15

  • 5 Underrated NHL Players You Need to Know Heading Into the 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "With NHL training camps opening later this month, hockey fans are starting to focus on their favorite team's chances for improvement in the coming season. Most of the attention will be on established superstars in their prime such as the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and the..." September 14

  • The most interesting NHL 2022-23 training camp prospects from each team

    The Athletic "As NHL training camps prepare to open for the 2022-23 season, it is time to highlight the most interesting prospect to follow for each NHL team. This list is not meant to simply outline every team’s top prospect, but instead identify the player whose progress will be..." September 14

  • 5 NHL Contracts Signed in 2022 That Teams Could Regret

    Bleacher Report "With NHL training camps opening next week and the 2022-23 season starting on Oct. 13, most teams have used up their salary-cap space signing free agents. Many of the significant signings took place in late June and early July when clubs had the cap room to invest in re-signing key..." September 13

  • Five goalie prospects to watch in 2022-23

    Daily Faceoff "Jesper Wallstedt, Minnesota Wild Wallstedt made history in 2021 as the first Swedish goaltender to be selected in the first round of the NHL Draft. And for good reason. The 19-year old from Vasteras had an outstanding junior career, then followed it up with a..." September 13

  • Every NHL team’s biggest question heading into training camp

    The Athletic "NHL training camps open next week, the preseason kicks off Sept. 24 and regular-season games are coming Oct. 7. After a long summer, the wait for the 2022-23 season is almost over. Has your team addressed all it needed to during the offseason? What concerns remain? To find..." September 13

  • 8 NHL RFAs still unsigned: Latest rumours, reports

    Sportsnet "Training camp is calling. The majority of NHLers have already returned to their hockey homes. And yet? Eight restricted free agents are still twisting in the wind. The last of the unsigned have plenty in common. None have celebrated their..." September 12

  • Flames Sign Cody Eakin To Tryout Deal

    Flames Nation "Friends, PTO season has begun! Per a report from CapFriendly (and Sportsnet’s Eliotte Friedman), the Calgary Flames are bringing forward Cody Eakin to training camp on a professional try-out (PTO) agreement. (The signing has been confirmed by the Flames.) " September 12

  • Top five Calder Trophy candidates for 2022-23

    Daily Faceoff "The Calder Trophy needs no introduction, but just to do our diligence: it’s a hotly debated annual NHL award handed out at the end of the season to the player who is the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL. The trophy’s name honors the NHL’s first..." September 10

  • 6 NHL Teams Most Likely to Disappoint During the 2022-23 Season

    Bleacher Report "Expectations are high for every NHL club entering a new season. Playoff contenders aspire to win the Stanley Cup. Rebuilding teams look for signs of real improvement and the anticipation of reaching the postseason. Clubs that struggled the previous season hope for a bounce-back..." September 09

  • Last 10 NHL Restricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "And then there were ten. After Cayden Primeau inked his deal yesterday, there are now ten restricted free agents who have not yet signed contracts for next season. These players must be signed by December 1, or they will not be eligible to play in the NHL at all. Jason..." September 09

  • Canadiens Can Target These 4 Defensemen to Play the Right Side

    The Hockey Writers "The Montreal Canadiens will start the season with a glaring hole on the right-side defence. Right now, they have only three NHL calibre players on the right: David Savard, Chris Wideman and Justin Barron. Barron is also a rookie with only seven NHL games under his belt. The Habs are in a..." September 09

  • The NHL is coming back: Here’s what you may have missed and what to expect this year

    The Athletic "For anyone working in or around the sphere of professional hockey, the schedule isn’t much different than that of a student or teacher. Once the calendar clicks past Labor Day, it’s time to get back to work. NHL players who haven’t made their way to..." September 09

  • The Owen Power era arrives for the Sabres

    ESPN "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power succeeds or fails based on his ability to make split-second decisions. Like choosing a bag of popcorn over a speeding home run ball at a recent Toronto Blue Jays home game. He chose poorly. "It was kind of..." September 09

  • Ranking the top 20 Calder Trophy candidates for the 2022-23 NHL season

    The Athletic "It’s that time of the year again. With another hockey season around the corner (they really have a way of creeping up on us, don’t they?), my annual look at the incoming rookie class returns for a fifth straight year at The Athletic. However, we’re unsure for a..." September 08

  • 5 Bold Trade Predictions Ahead of the 2022-23 NHL Season

    Bleacher Report "While we wait for NHL prospects' games to be played and for training camp to open, we've all got a lot of idle time, and idle time for the hockey fan means scheming up ideas for trades. Everyone loves to play armchair general manager for their favorite team and come up with..." September 07

  • NHL Modifies Major Penalty Review For 2022-23

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There appears to be only one change to the NHL Rulebook for 2022-23, but it’s one that addresses some significant controversies from the past few seasons. According to a report from Scouting The Refs, referees will now be able to nullify a major penalty after a video..." September 07

  • Does Connor McDavid Make Hockey's Mount Rushmore?

    Bleacher Report "He's the best player in the world. And still only 25. Connor McDavid is coming off a career-high season, posting a mind-boggling 123 points in 80 games during the 2021-22 campaign. He's already won two Hart Trophies—given to the NHL's MVP—and with most of his..." September 06

  • Let’s build some all-time NHL rosters in the two-digit jersey number game

    The Athletic "It’s September, and you can feel the hockey world slowly springing back to life. The rumor mill is heating up, fans are starting to refocus, and the insiders are getting back from the cottage. Within a few weeks, players will be reporting to training camp in the best shape of their lives,..." September 06

  • Predicting NHL breakout candidates for 2022-23

    ESPN "Predicting that New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes would be a breakout player last season was about as bold as forecasting that a dog would win best in show from the Westminster Kennel Club. Sometimes, the signs are just obvious that it's time for an NHL..." September 06

  • Assessing the risk of Tage Thompson's extension with Sabres

    TSN "What is a player like Tage Thompson worth? The Buffalo Sabres decided the answer to that question was, well, a lot of money. The Sabres were more than willing to bet big on the 24-year old and former first-round pick, signing him to a seven-year, $50 million dollar..." September 06

  • Ranking NHL teams by tiers: The bottom 16

    The Score "Worst of the worst (Tier 8) In a league of their own and not in a good way Arizona Coyotes The Coyotes remain in tank mode; the front office is focused on enhancing its draft-lottery odds for super..." September 03

  • Top Landing Spots for Free-Agent Defenseman P.K. Subban

    Bleacher Report "The NHL season is fast approaching, and with training camps set to open in a few weeks, there are still a few big-name free agents still available. After Phil Kessel signed with the Vegas Golden Knights last week, none of the remaining free agents has the kind of star profile of P.K...." September 02

  • NHL training camp goalie battles: Western Conference

    Daily Faceoff "Here’s a common hockey phrase: “He won the job out of training camp.” I know you’ve heard it. I’ve even been told it. But how often is a spot actually up for grabs? And is it sustainable throughout the course of a season? Answering those questions..." September 02

  • 20 times NHL teams bet on shooting percentage and got burned

    The Athletic "On Tuesday, the Buffalo Sabres locked up a key member of their team, signing Tage Thompson to a seven-year, $50 million extension. It’s the kind of reward a player earns after a breakout 38-goal, 68-point campaign. The interesting thing about the deal is that..." September 02