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Ovi leads three Caps’ in odds at the MVP trophy

Even with the immense amount of alcohol that has been consumed in the past two months, Ovechkin is still commanding respect in Vegas. It is hard not to when he turns around theseintense offseason workouts. At 32, Ovechkin led the NHL in scoring with 49 goals a year ago, the seventh such time he has

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-16 17:37:54

Fresh Links: Stacked

Looking ahead to the Prospects Challenge, the Bruins team is stacked, baby!HockeyBuzzWhile you’re in Buffalo, take a long look atRyan Donato- because the Bruins clearly are. Maybe he’s the key to a solid third line.98.5 the Sports HubMore fallout from the NHL’s Top 20 Defensemen list- “If you’re won

STANLEYCUPOFCHOWDER.COM - 2018-08-16 15:56:01

It’s Montreal Canadiens day at PHT

After getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs in 2017, the Canadiens put together a horribly disappointing season last year. None of their core players played well, which obviously didn’t help.Max Paciorettydidn’t score as often,Shea Webersuffered a serious injury andCarey Pricewasn’t him

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-16 13:35:02

A very important year for Daniel Bukac

Daniel Bukac, a Czech-born defenseman, was drafted 204th overall by theBruinsin 2017. He notched 17 points in 72 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League that year.

STANLEYCUPOFCHOWDER.COM - 2018-08-16 12:00:01

Ryan Ellis earns eight-year, $50 million extension from Predators

The Nashville Predators locked up another defenseman long-term as they agreed to an eight-year, $50 million extension with Ryan Ellis. "Ryan is a huge part of our team on and off the ice and we are happy to have his leadership remain in our locker room for the foreseeable future," said Predators gen


Three questions facing Minnesota Wild

That was especially true during his debut season as coach in 2016-17, as the Wild topped the Central Division for much of that season before slipping behind Chicago. It’s far too easy to dismiss how tough it is to finish above 100 points, as the Wild have done under Boudreau in both 2016-17 (106) an

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 21:33:21

Charlie McAvoy proved himself the real deal in 2017-18

For just about the entirety of the season, McAvoy played on the top line with Zdeno Chara. It was a continuation of what we saw from the 2017 playoffs, which ended up leavingBrandon Carlowithout a definitive line to sit on during the 2017-18 season.

STANLEYCUPOFCHOWDER.COM - 2018-08-15 12:00:02

Time for the Krug-to-Edmonton trade rumors to heat up?

It sparked plenty of informed speculation that one of the D-men would eventually be moved, with Torey Krug the most likely candidate given his contract, value on the trade market and what the Black and Gold could get in return.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 20:39:35

Phillip Dorsett injured in Patriots training camp practice

The Patriots continue to be bite by the injury bug in the receiving unit.During Tuesday's final training camp practice,Phillip Dorsettseemingly suffered an injury on a crossing route. He spent some time in the medical tent and didn't return to action, but was able to walk off the field under his own


NBC Sports to nationally broadcast 18 Caps games in 2018-19 season

Trending Now1:37Jenks: Guice injury could be defining moment, not defeating0:51Zach Brown gets the opportunity to interview his quarterback1:02DJ Swearinger really got into it with Terrelle Pryor2:11Vernon Davis Mic'd Up Part 2: Grinding in Richmond3:03Vernon Davis Mic'd Up Part 1: Joking with Reed,

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 16:08:46

Fresh Links: Forty Niner

A couple of Bruins young faces will be absent at the Prospects Challenge, here’s who and why.CBS BostonBlack and Gold rush- Look at Bruins prospects’ strengths and weaknesses, and projected ceilings. It is very telling who is NOT included in this analysis.Last Word On SportsNBC has published their N

STANLEYCUPOFCHOWDER.COM - 2018-08-15 15:56:02

Who will play on the Caps' third defensive pair?

Trending Now1:37Jenks: Guice injury could be defining moment, not defeating0:51Zach Brown gets the opportunity to interview his quarterback1:02DJ Swearinger really got into it with Terrelle Pryor2:11Vernon Davis Mic'd Up Part 2: Grinding in Richmond3:03Vernon Davis Mic'd Up Part 1: Joking with Reed,

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 15:06:53

Flyers rookie game signals when training camp may be

For the third straight season, the Flyers and New York Islanders will square off Sept. 12 in their annual rookie game. This time, it returns to New York.


NHL Network names two Jackets among the "Top 20 Defensemen Right Now"

NHL Network’sJamison Coyleand three-timeStanley CupchampionKen Daneykocounted down the best defensemen based on player performance over the past several seasons, with an emphasis on the 2017-2018 season. The ranking also weighted players’ projected performance in the 2018-2019 season, taking into ac


Sources: OWL sells slot to Splyce, other investors

The team will be operated by multi-game esports organization Splyce, sources said. The slot is expected to sell for $35 million, according to areport from the SportsBusiness Daily. In season one, the league sold its 12 franchises for $20 million each.


Breakfast Pod: Brady losing his cool

1:31 -As we enter another week of Patriots Training Camp, it appears that Tom Brady is starting to lose his cool. Tom Giles, DJ Bean and Danielle Trotta discuss number 12’s frustration and continue the narrative that’s driven this preseason: Will the Patriots’ receiver corps be good enough.


Montreal Canadiens to only have one game on NBC for the 2018-19 season

Although the majority of the NHL is made up of American teams, there’s no doubt where hockey gets the biggest pull. NBC is a go-to distributor in terms of televising NHL games, and they’ve released theirschedules for the 2018-19 season. There are some clear differences between this year’s broadcast


Zdeno Chara is still the Bruin’s best defenseman

Seriously though, even at the ripe old age of10040, Zdeno Chara still helped carry theBruinspast the Toronto Maple Leafs and into the second round of the playoffs. His usage was modified by Bruce Cassidy, seeing virtually no power play time (0:23 ATOI), while still being utilized as the go-to defens


Bruins featured prominently on NBC national schedule

The Bruins are set to be on NBC or NBCSN 14 times in nationally televised games during the 2018-19 season including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame, and their Oct. 3 season opener against the reigning Cup champion Washington Capitals in DC. The 14 games are tie


Morning Skate: Mikita's legacy extends beyond the ice

*Dylan Larkin got a pretty good deal from the Detroit Red Wingsthat was deserved given his youth and his production to this point. So why on Earth are we writing 1,000 word think pieces on this? Yeah, I don’t know either.