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Weekly Reader: Hockey fans' love/hate relationship with the Blackhawks

It's tournament time in college hockey. Chris Peters gets you ready for the opening regional rounds (March 23-25) with a full preview and a look at some of the more exciting players to watch, many of whom project as future impact NHLers. Don Sweeney has drawn criticism for everything from his 2017 t

ESPN - 2018-03-23 15:17:38

NHL Rumor Roundup: John Tavares, James van Riemsdyk's best fits in 2018 free agency

Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's weekly Rumor Roundup column serves as a one-stop guide to the latest rumblings around the league. With the Islanders' playoff hopes all but dashed, speculation is growing over the future of captain John Tavares. The 27-year-old center is due to become a

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:16:18

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 10 games, tie NHL record this season

The Blue Jackets are en fuego. Taking their eighth-straight home victory with a 4-0 shutout win over the Panthers Thursday, Columbus tied the NHL record for the longest win streak this season with 10 consecutive victories. The @BlueJacketsNHL's 10-game win streak is tied for the longest in the NHL

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-03-23 02:41:26

NHL Playoff Push: Big bubble battles

On a busy Thursday in the NHL, there's at least one big matchup in both the East and West. While there are cases where playoff teams merely need to take care of business against lottery fodder, the most fun could come in tests of might with considerable stakes. Western Conference The most intriguing

NBC SPORTS - 2018-03-22 20:00:58

Kicking it old school: College hockey rivalries run deep in NHL locker rooms

The NCAA men's Division I hockey tournament begins Friday, and the 16-team field is rife with traditional rivalries. Some of that enmity extends to the pros, as college hockey has become a major pipeline to the NHL. We asked a handful of players who are alumni of top NCAA programs to kick it old sch

ESPN - 2018-03-22 20:00:01

NHL DFS Picks: Strategy, advice, values for DraftKings, FanDuel for Thursday, March 22

We have a large, 10-game NHL DFS slate on Thursday, which includes a two-game late option and a two-game turbo option. As always, we're here to help daily fantasy hockey players with potential value picks and strategy advice for DraftKings and FanDuel contests. Our tips are based on advanced stats,

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-03-22 16:42:03

NHL on NBCSN Doubleheader: Capitals at Red Wings; Golden Knights at Sharks

NBCSN's coverage of the 2017-18 NHL season continues with a doubleheader on Thursday night. In the early game, the Detroit Red Wings host the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. ET. You can watch the game online by clicking here. The Capitals have an opportunity to put a little distance between themse

NBC SPORTS - 2018-03-22 15:15:09

The Accolade Index: Ranking every NHL team's success in the cap era

Success in the salary-cap era is all about the most effective management of cap space. According to our new Accolade Index, the Pittsburgh Penguins have enjoyed the most success since 2005-06 -- in all its various forms. The Accolade Index assigns a single point for each individual award won by a me

ESPN - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Looking ahead for the Oilers: Add a top-six forward, puck-moving defenseman

As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention -- either mathematically or by losing in the postseason -- we'll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction on what 2018-19 will hold. Chris Peter

ESPN - 2018-03-22 10:50:00

Gold-medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando joins NHL Network

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut as an NHL Network studio analyst on Friday. The network announced Wednesday she will join Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman on NHL Tonight. The three-time Olympian scored the tying goal against Canada to help the U.S.

ESPN - 2018-03-21 20:39:01

Clayton Keller Q&A: Coyotes rookie dishes on first year in NHL

Scottsdale, AZ - In a hotly-contested Calder Trophy race, Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller is in a battle with Brock Boeser, Mathew Barzal, and Charlie McAvoy for top rookie honors. He scored twice in the season opener and hasn't looked back, tallying 20 goals and 53 points in 72 games. Keller

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-03-21 19:24:40

NHL GM Meetings Wrap Up: Goalie interference review recommendation; salary cap expected to rise

The NHL's general manager's wrapped up three days of meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. and came away with a recommendation for the league's Board of Governors and the NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee. As we wrote yesterday, the GMs want all decisions on coach's challenges for goaltender interference centr

NBC SPORTS - 2018-03-21 18:40:59

NHL Playoff Push: Penguins chase key points; tank wars

Tuesday was jam-packed with action, particularly for the competitive Metropolitan Division, and none of the proceedings went well for the Pittsburgh Penguins, including a humbling 4-1 loss to the bumbling New York Islanders. Being able to dust yourself off and persevere can sometimes be the differen


Ranking the top 50 prospects in NHL pipelines

The regular season has concluded for most leagues outside of the North American professional ranks, which offers us an opportunity to reflect on the season that was. While champions are yet to be crowned across junior, college and European pro hockey, we've got a pretty good book on top prospects ac


GMs want Situation Room, not refs, to review challenges for goalie interference

General managers have recommended that video reviews for goaltender interference via coach challenges should be decided by the NHL Situation Room rather than by on-ice officials, who have made the final call since the challenges began in 2015. The league announced it would add a member of the NHL Of


NHL on NBCSN: Blues continue push for playoff spot against banged up Bruins

NBCSN's coverage of the 2017-18 NHL season continues on Wednesday, as the St. Louis Blues host the Boston Bruins at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can watch the game online by clicking here. The Boston Bruins are coming off an overtime loss to the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. Sure, the Bruins w


As NHL playoffs near, Capitals yet to decide on Holtby, Grubauer in net

ARLINGTON- Following Monday's practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, reporters asked if Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz had chosen who will man the crease for the playoffs. However, instead of giving a definitive answer, Trotz smiled and opted for a punchline. "I think going with one goali


Storm Advisory 3/21/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

"Video-game scoring" doesn't apply to the Canes. Jamie Kellner Jim Lites, Dallas Stars CEO, weighs in on Tom Dundon as part of a Q&A. [The Athletic]NHL teams' focus in the offseason turns to the draft. Some teams do better than others. [The Athletic]Injured soldiers play a big part in the Canes sled


Ranking the ultimate lineups in NCAA men's hockey history

My first NCAA Frozen Four was in Washington, D.C. in 2009. I was a casual fan of men's Division I college hockey, which meant I had absolutely no idea what a Bemidji State was, nor that it was in fact nicknamed the Beavers. But after watching the school's unexpected run through the bracket, I learne


Blackhawks' decade of playoff prosperity meets a bitter end

In an era of a hard salary cap, it's very difficult to sustain success for long stretches without inevitably going through a downswing. Time will tell if that's what the Blackhawks are currently experiencing, but as of right now, they'll be missing out on the playoffs for the first time in a decade.