NHL News & Notes: Okposo, Ovechkin & More

In today’s News & Notes, Kyle Okposo is injured and will miss a few games after suffering an upper-body injury, Alex Ovechkin has scored 40 goals once again and the NHL has announced their three stars of the week. Okposo Injured Following Fight The Buffalo Sabres have sent Okposo home for further medical evaluation after […]

Oilers Waive Brandon Manning, Can’t Produce Magic Twice

The Edmonton Oilers have taken another step to try and correct a mistake made by Peter Chiarelli while he was general manager of the team. On Monday, the Oilers placed lightning-rod for criticism and rarely-used defenseman Brandon Manning on waivers. The #Oilers have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on waivers for the purpose of assignment to […]

2019 NHL mock draft 1.0: First-round predictions

7:30 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. We’re still about four months away from the 2019 NHL draft, but as […]

Winnipeg Jets Jersey History

Poor Winnipeg, always getting the shaft. If it’s not Ilya Bryzgalov complaining about a supposed lack of parks, or the San Jose Sharks ripping on Winnipeg’s climate and alleged poor WiFi, then it’s the rest of Canada ranking the Gateway to the West (“Winterpeg,” for non-politicians) only slightly behind Hamilton as the nation’s easiest city […]

Cherry Blasts Hurricanes as ‘Jerks’ – Canes Make a T-shirt

TORONTO — Don Cherry’s latest rant about the Carolina Hurricanes and their victory celebrations didn’t go unnoticed by the NHL club. The Hurricanes even decided to embrace his words. Cherry blasted the Hurricanes on Saturday during his weekly Coach’s Corner television segment for the team going beyond the traditional raised-stick salute to their fans after home wins, saying […]

Prospects Kaprizov and Kakko continue to light the lamp

8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Each week, this column will highlight news for NHL prospects and 2019 draft-eligible […]

Scouting notebook: Kaprizov and Kakko continue to light the lamp

8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Each week, this column will highlight news for NHL prospects and 2019 draft-eligible […]

Ducks retire Hall of Famer Niedermayer’s No. 27

9:41 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer‘s No. 27 jersey to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007. The Ducks held the ceremony on Sunday night before their game […]