Sep 21, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT
It sounds like Brad Richards’ groin injury is minimal, but should the Rangers be a little worried about the health of their team and the wisdom of the nine-year deal they handed Richards?
Sep 21, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT
The Blue Jackets handed R.J. Umberger a five-year, $23.5 million extension today, adding the forward to a growing list of long-term commitments. Are they going in the right direction or setting themselves up for lengthy struggles?
Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
Whether you measure a blueliner’s defensive ability by plus/minus or a more sophisticated metric, Jack Johnson hasn’t been very strong in his own end. Should the Kings expect that to change next season?
Sep 21, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Last year’s Hobey Baker winner Andy Miele looks to earn a roster spot in Phoenix this year. For a man with this much heart and skill, it’s going to to be tough for Don Maloney and the rest of the Coyotes’ management to deny him the opportunity.
Sep 21, 2011, 1:54 AM EDT
Teams are probably relieved after any preseason game in which no one is injured, but that was especially true as the Predators beat the Capitals 2-0 on questionable ice in Baltimore.
Sep 21, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT
Sure, it was a preseason game, but that didn’t stop Winnipeg fans from creating a “playoff atmosphere” for the Jets’ glorious return. The Jets’ split squad smashed the Blue Jackets 6-1 in Winnipeg, which probably will be remembered a lot longer than the other half of their team losing 5-1 in Columbus.
Sep 20, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT
Martin Brodeur’s hamstring issues seem like nothing more than a hiccup, as the future Hall of Famer returned to practice on Tuesday after missing a Monday scrimmage.
Sep 20, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT
The NHL provided video explanations to the way referees will call penalties for boarding and hits to the head next season. Many believe that players are the ones who will ultimately be responsible for improving safety, though.
Sep 20, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT
Todd Bertuzzi hopes to adjust to a new role on the third line alongside youngsters Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader. Some are calling the combination of an aging vet and two 24-year-old forwards the next version of the “two kids and a goat” line from about a decade ago.
Sep 20, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT
Stunning news out of Toronto that shows how a preseason hockey game outdrew a regular season baseball game in attendance. If you’re actually stunned, you need to check yourself.
Sep 20, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT
The ice conditions in Baltimore for tonight’s preseason game between Washington and Nashville appear to be awfully dangerous.
Sep 20, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT
The NHL Board of Governors are gathered and they’re busy making slight adjustments to what’s going on with the goal and they’re also busy talking about realignment for next season.
Sep 20, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT
The long arm of the law has officially grabbed Dustin Byfuglien as he’ll face four charges for boating under the influence in Minnesota.
Sep 20, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT
It’s just a preseason game and it’s just against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the first NHL game featuring the hometown team since 1996 will be played in Winnipeg tonight.
Sep 20, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT
It’s all in the family tonight in Toronto as two sets of brothers, the Kessels and Schenns, will square off against each other in preseason action.
Sep 20, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Shallow nets are a potential change coming to the NHL, and we got our first look at them during last night’s Leafs-Senators game. So how did they work? We’re diggin’ them.
Sep 20, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT
When Marc Staal suffered his concussion that’s slowing him down in training camp this fall, it was his brother Eric that made it happen and he’s not feeling well about it.
Sep 19, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT
Some thoughts on tonight’s preseason tilts including praise for Sens prospect Jared Cowen, Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau, and more.
Sep 19, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT
The Kings are busy sweating things out negotiating with Drew Doughty, but one area they won’t have to worry about is in goal with Jonathan Quick and Jonathan Bernier.
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