Ice Hockey

Fantasy 30: Latest trade buzz on Iginla, Vrbata and more

While you might be an avid fan of a particular NHL team -- and keep up to date on all the news and rumors regarding that franchise -- there are 29 …

Detroit Red Wings

Matthews, Leafs on faster track than McDavid, Oilers

After years of mismanagement and ineptitude, the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs both turned a corner in 2016-17, due in large part to their …

Edmonton Oilers

NHL’s best players under age 25 for 2017: Kneel before Brandon Saad, who is ranked No. 22

Saad returns to the Blackhawks as one of the best two-way wingers in the NHL.<p><i>Note: Welcome to SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. See</i> <i>the complete list and information on how</i> …

Sports

Marleau family rocks Maple Leafs jerseys

@c_marleau<p>Patrick Marleau has officially worn blue-and-white threads.<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs' big-ticket addition made waves on Twitter on Thursday, …

Toronto Maple Leafs

Instant Analysis: Andrei Markov will not be easily replaced on Habs blue line

When Shea Weber was acquired for P.K. Subban last year, the general understanding was that while Weber was not as individually gifted as a playmaker …

Montreal Canadiens

Markov says Habs rejected 1-year deal, off to KHL

After the Canadiens wouldn’t meet his contract demands, Andrei Markov announced that he was headed to the KHL.

Montreal Canadiens

NHL Entry Draft: Biggest steals in past 10 years – part two

Everyone knows that the NHL Entry Draft can be a crapshoot sometimes. There is no method of telling how good a prospect will turn out, unless they …

NHL Draft

Capitals counting on prospects to step up on defense

The Washington Capitals knew there would be changes this offseason regardless of how they fared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, those changes …

NHL Draft

Report: Adidas sells CCM Hockey to Toronto-based private equity firm

Twitter.com/darrenrovell<p>As Adidas rolls out its new NHL sweaters for the upcoming 2017-18 season, the company has reportedly decided to cut loose …

Sports

Forecaster: Key players and teams for Feb. 6-12

We've had two NHL coaching changes this season and, even though one came in November, both are top of mind heading into this weekend.<p>The New York …

San Jose Sharks

Rumor Rundown: Franson to Hawks, Bozak to Rangers, Markov News

Normally a quiet time in the NHL, there were some notes that made noise in hockey on Thursday. Both rumors and news items took the front page in the …

Andrei Markov won't re-sign with the Montreal Canadiens

Print<p>Andrei Markov will not return to the Montreal Canadiens for the 2017-18 season.<p>The Canadiens announced on Thursday morning that the veteran, …

Canadian News

LOOK: New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes dons Tom Brady jersey to support Patriots

Kevin Hayes has been playing for the New York Rangers, in a city home to an NFL team that triumphed over the New England Patriots twice in recent Super Bowls, since 2014-15.<p>But he's not even trying to hide his hometown roots -- his Dorchester, Massachusetts, childhood and Boston College education …

New York Rangers

Edmonton Oilers' reclamation project Zack Kassian completed the transition from villain to folk hero

2016-17 Edmonton Oilers in review<br>Zack KassianI don’t think it’s much of a stretch to suggest that Zack Kassian was a hated man in Edmonton. He had …

Edmonton

Malkin defends Ovechkin's playoff failures: 'I wish him to win the Cup'

Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports<p>The Washington Capitals and captain Alex Ovechkin have faced no shortage of criticism for their lack of playoff …

Sports

Time to say goodbye... for now

The 38-year-old defenseman confirmed the news via a conference call on Thursday afternoon, during which he shed some light on his decision to part …

The Restricted Free Agent (RFA) signings are starting to trickle in, and while we are still waiting on the big guns (Leon Draisaitl, David Pastrnak, …

Tampa Bay Lightning

Edmonton Oilers and Nick Holden? Might Make Sense.

As was reported earlier by Larry Brooks and discussed by THW’s own Tom Dianora, the New York Rangers are actively shopping defenseman Nick Holden as …

Edmonton Oilers

Football concussion study results are bad news for NHL

Boston University researchers recently published their findings in regard to the brains of deceased football players in regards to CTE. They’re still …

Sports

Who will be the next Olympic goalie to make his name for Team USA?

Memorable Olympic goaltending has been an American staple, and that was true long before NHL players were given permission to play in 1998.<p>Jack McCartan and Jim Craig were not household names when they led the U.S. to gold medals in 1960 at Squaw Valley and 1980 in Lake Placid, respectively. Mike …

Sports

Jeremy Roenick thinks NBA offseason player drama 'is a joke'

The calendar is quickly approaching August and a majority of the NHL's top free agents have already signed new deals or found new homes. But there's …

Basketball

NCAA star Will Butcher turns down Avalanche for NHL free agency

We have this summer’s Jimmy Vesey, ladies and gentlemen.For the second straight off-season, the winner of the Hobey Baker Award — handed annually to …

Bill Meltzer - Meltzer's Musings: Room for Read on Roster?

Over the course of his six-season career with the Philadelphia Flyers, forward Matt Read has gone from being viewed as one of the team's most …

Habs making a smart bet on Hemsky

It flew a bit under the radar, but the Montreal Canadiens’ one-year signing of Ales Hemsky still seems like one of the better bets made by any NHL …

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens Defense Remains Uninspired

For the second offseason in a row, the <b>Montreal Canadiens</b>‘ defense underwent an overhaul. And for the second year in a row, it might not be …

Montreal Canadiens

Evgeni Malkin rooting for ‘unlucky’ Ovechkin to win Stanley Cup

When the books are closed on the careers of Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, we’ll have witnessed two of the greatest Russian players in hockey …

Evgeni Malkin

Daily Avalanche Zone: The Colorado Avalanche Dream Team

Starting Six: Colorado Avalanche all-time lineup. This is a great idea! Who would your top six Colorado Avalanche players be?! Such a hard question, …

NHL

Pacific Peeks: Flames double down on defense as goaltending remains a question

Goaltending let the Calgary Flames last season. They were 14th in even strength goals allowed (2.12 GA/60), despite finishing fifth in even strength …

San Jose Sharks

Forget the number on Brown’s contract, what’s the number on his back going to be?

There's a whole lot of Canadian pride here. pic.twitter.com/dWbS17mmIW<p>— Christina Marleau (@c_marleau) July 28, 2017<p>Awww, isn’t that adorable. Also, …

Friday Caps Clips

• Evgeni Malkin is rooting for Alex Ovechkin to finally win that Cup. See? Even *he* doesn’t like the Penguins. [Puck Daddy, The Score, CSNMA]<br>• Speaking …

Washington Capitals