NHL trade asset tiers: Buyer’s guide to the 2019 offseason

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN There are two basic ways for teams to reconfigure their rosters during the NHL offseason. The first is the time-honored tradition of overcompensating veteran players through unrestricted free agency while refusing — through a gentlemen’s agreement among general managers or outright fear of repercussions — to dabble in restricted free […]

Sabres plan to cast wide net at 2019 NHL Draft – NHL.com

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres know the importance of the NHL Draft in ensuring long-term success. The Sabres have seven picks in the 2019 NHL Draft, including No. 7 and No. 31 (from the St. Louis Blues) in the first round. The first round at Rogers Arena in Vancouver is June 21 (8 p.m. ET; […]

NHL Draft Atlantic Division team draft needs – NHL.com

The first round of the draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver is June 21 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are June 22 (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN). [RELATED: Complete NHL Draft coverage] Here is what Atlantic Division teams could be looking to do when they arrive in Vancouver (teams listed in alphabetical order): […]

Hart Trophy winner debated by NHL.com – NHL.com

The Hart Memorial Trophy is a three-player race among Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. Who will be honored as the best player during the regular season when it is handed out during the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone in […]

Erik Karlsson (D) from San Jose Sharks to San Jose Sharks

Drafted 2009, 2 #32 overall by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the KHL Draft Drafted 2008, 2 #61 overall by Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in the CHL Import Draft Cult/Star player for Boro/Vetlanda Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC J20 Cult/Star player for Jokerit Cult/Star player for Ottawa Senators Cult/Star player for Sweden […]

Trade Grades: Rangers hit a home run in Jacob Trouba deal with Jets

10:20 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The New York Rangers are back to swinging for the fences, and they made a statement by trading for 25-year-old blueliner Jacob Trouba on Monday. The deal: Rangers get: D Jacob TroubaJets get: D Neal Pionk, 2019 first-round pick (Winnipeg’s own, No. 20 overall, previously acquired by New York in […]

Karlsson signs eight-year contract with Sharks – NHL.com

Erik Karlsson signed an eight-year contract to remain with the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Financial terms were not released. The 29-year-old defenseman could have been an unrestricted agent for the first time in his career July 1. “I’m super excited to continue my journey with the Sharks,” Karlsson said. “Since my first day here, […]

The humble warriors

Howie Draper and his staff went online to formulate a group identity that would drive Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to gold at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Ideally, the team-building notion would connect to Japanese culture, with the northern city of Obihiro hosting the eight-nation competition. They found their answer by uncovering […]