Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think teams believe the NHL and NHLPA, to maintain labour […]

Learning his way through life

There might not be a more cosmopolitan coach in the history of Canadian hockey. If there is, George Kingston has few peers. From Atlanta to San Jose in the National Hockey League and from Norway to Mexico internationally, the 79-year-old has coached, tutored, advised and instructed in the game for over a half century. But […]

2019 NHL Draft Consensus Final Rankings

By Ryan Pike June 18th, 2019 report this ad The 2018-19 hockey season is over and the 2019 NHL Draft is almost upon us. The major rankings entities have all deliberated and compiled their final draft rankings. Thus, it’s time for the final 2019 NHL Draft Consensus Rankings, averaging out the variation in the major […]

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 […]