Nick Cassavetes is eying a first-time move into TV. The filmmaker has signed on to write a pilot for a drama based on the life of former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNail. McNail, once a self-made tycoon, owned the NHL team for a period in the 1980s and '90s — one that famously saw him […]
ESPN Will you care about the men's Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL nor KHL players can participate? Greg Wyshynski: Admittedly, the Olympic men's hockey tournaments that have involved NHL players have been absolutely extraordinary. Imagine the NHL All-Star Game, except instead of winning
The NHL had already decided to skip the 2018 Games. The KHL’s potential absence in light of the IOC’s ruling could drain the talent pool even further, but hard-core hockey fans will still find compelling action and storylines to savor.
• The Detroit Red Wings have dropped seven games in a row and some fans are calling for Jeff Blashill’s head. • The Golden Knights recently re-signed Brayden McNabb to a contract extension. Which Golden Knight will be next to get paid?
As the NHL celebrated its centennial, we asked hockey luminaries — including Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier — to weigh in on what’s good (the speed and otherworldly skill of Sidney Crosby and John Tavares) and bad (rink size) about the league now.
Regardless of where you stand in the analytics-versus-eye-test debate that’s encompassed the hockey world over the past several years, advanced statistics in the NHL undeniably create some interesting talking points. For example: How can a 29-year-old with under 90 NHL contests to his name rank in the same breath as two of the most prolific […]
Nazem Kadri wants to make it clear that he didn't mean to hit the penalty-box attendant with the butt end of his stick Wednesday night. "I feel terrible about it," the Toronto Maple Leafs forward told reporters on Thursday, via TSN. "It's an emotional game and I kind of got out of control. I didn't […]
VOORHEES, N.J. – Wayne Simmonds would make a pretty good salesman.He speaks with conviction and knows how to convey a point.On Monday, he was selling the 2017-18 Flyers.None of it was fluff. In fact, the sales pitch was completely valid.Many clamored
Wyshynski: NHL worried about safety of younger players
Greg Wyshynski ESPN MONTREAL — Commissioner Gary Bettman would neither confirm nor deny that he met with Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta regarding his desire to bring an NHL team to the Honda Center. "I don't think my calendar is something for the public domain," said Bettman, after
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the NBA's Houston Rockets, recently held “preliminary discussions” about the possibility of an NHL franchise in the area, reports The Athletic's Katie Strang. Fertitta purchased the Rockets for a reported $2.2 billion in September
–The Sabres had high hopes for Jack Eichel, but he’s struggling to meet those expectations right now. “I feel like people are judged based off statistics so frequently, and so is the case with our league for a reason,” Eichel said. –NHL hockey will be one of the sports featured on the new ESPN+ app which […]