When the Sabres and Leafs squared off in Buffalo Wednesday, some Leafs fans were cheering every Sabres goal and vice-versa. That may not sit well with some people, but don't blame those fans for the Bizarro World cheers. They recognize that, under the NHL's current system, tanking is the safest route to an eventual return to Stanley Cup contention. More
Wild rookie defenseman Matt Dumba isn't yet a household name in Minnesota – or at least, not a household face, as he found out after going recently to Minnesota's famous Mall of America to speak with hockey fans who didn't recognize the young athlete interviewing them.
According to a new report, the San Jose Sharks have decided on a new name for their American League affiliate that will begin play in that league's brand new Pacific Division next season. And that new name has real teeth to it.
Andrew Hammond has been one of the best stories of the season, skyrocketing from relative obscurity to hero status in Ottawa. Sooner or later, this tremendous run will end and the question is what becomes of the Hamburglar after it does? History says he has his work cut out.
Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson emerged as rookie snipers for the Los Angeles Kings in 2013-14 en route to hoisting the Stanley Cup, and there are a number of rookies who could do the same this post-season. There may even be a rookie to break the 21-point record held by Dino Ciccarelli and Ville Leino.
The Detroit Red Wings won't receive any compensation if they lose coach Mike Babcock this summer because he'll be a free agent. They didn't receive any for losing Steve Yzerman either, but that has changed with the league's recent decision.
Ziat Paigin has been suspended for two international games by the governing body for an incident that occurred at the end of the world juniors in Toronto. Paigin claims it was a tradition; the IIHF calls shenanigans on him.
Thursday night, before the start of Florida’s game against Carolina, the Panthers will be searching for the newest member of the Travelling Jagrs. The mulleted winner of the competition will become the latest addition to the roaming troupe that pays homage to the Czech legend.
The Edmonton Oilers have some promising young stars, but they’re missing key pieces to put a winning season together. This off-season, Edmonton will look to upgrade their goaltending and acquire some depth centers. The Oilers could also dangle one of their young stars for a promising defenseman.