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Dangle: New York Islanders major players to watch heading into NHL trade deadline
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Steve Dangle looks at the upcoming NHL trade deadline and makes his pick for the biggest potential mover and shaker: Garth Snow and the New York Islanders. ———————————————- Subscribe to Sportsnet on YouTube – http://sprtsnt.ca/2paAT2L Visit Sportsnet.ca for more sports news and highlights – http://www.sportsnet.ca Follow Sportsnet on Facebook – http://sprtsnt.ca/YTFB Follow Sportsnet on Twitter […]

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Jets on roll heading into meeting with Avalanche
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The Colorado Avalanche are believers, and they are starting to back up that feeling with their play. A year after posting an NHL-worst 48 points and 22 wins, the Avalanche could match the win total if they close out the homestand on a five-game winning streak. First up are the Winnipeg Jets, who are

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Canucks' Alexander Burmistrov retiring from NHL, heading back to KHL
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Vancouver Canucks forward Alexander Burmistrov is retiring from the NHL and will continue his career in the Kontinental Hockey League, his agent says. Burmistrov's agent, Dan Milstein, confirmed in a message to The Canadian Press that Burmistrov is retiring, citing a desire to go back home. Milstein

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Senators, Predators heading in opposite directions since trade
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A lot can happen in a month. On Nov. 5, the Ottawa Senators completed a three-team trade with the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators to bring Matt Duchene to the Canadian capital. The hope was that Duchene could provide an upgrade on Kyle Turris, who headed to Nashville as part of the trade, and give […]

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Penguins’ defense is hurting heading into a scary stretch
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Of all the storylines that surrounded the Pittsburgh Penguins repeating as champions last season, it might have been lost on most just how resurgent Justin Schultz has been since joining Pittsburgh. It’s easy to forget that he was a legit reclamation project when the Penguins picked him up in a low-risk trade. Anyway, with all […]

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Lots of new faces for Chicago Blackhawks heading into season
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CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LAST SEASON: 50-23-9, 109 points. Won Central Division. Swept by Nashville Predators in first round of playoffs. COACH: Joel Quenneville (10th season, 21st NHL season). ADDED: F Brandon Saad, F Patrick Sharp, F Tommy Wingels, D Connor

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The NHL's top 4 defense corps heading into 2017-18
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In today's run-and-gun, fast-paced NHL, we sometimes forget that icing a formidable defensive unit is just as crucial as having a dynamic forward group. Clubs across the league are always looking for the right mix on the back end. Combining defensive-minded players with others who like to jump up and get pucks on net is […]

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Steven Stamkos expects ‘no restrictions’ heading into Lightning camp
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As Stamkos told reporters including the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith, he realizes after years of puzzling injury woes and even surgery, that he doesn’t totally know what “100 percent is” any longer. Maybe to the point that it might make it difficult for some to ignore the advice of PHT’s Cam Tucker in tempering […]

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Top prospect Dahlin not feeling added pressure heading into draft year
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This time next year, Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will very likely be in the books as one of the top picks from the 2018 NHL Draft, if not the first overall selection. For now, Dahlin is heading back to Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League for his second season as a pro, where he’ll continue […]

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Report: Schmidt, Golden Knights heading to arbitration
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Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights failed to reach an agreement at their arbitration hearing Thursday, reports Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. An arbiter will now determine Schmidt's new contract Saturday, but a deal between the NHL's 31st team and the 26-year-old defenseman can be negotiated before then. Earlier reports suggested Schmidt […]

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3 questions facing the Predators heading into Game 6
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Do or die. Win or go home. Leave it all on the line. Pick your cliche, because they all apply to the Nashville Predators in advance of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Bridgestone Arena will no doubt be rocking Sunday, partly due to excitement and partly due to the nausea-inducing anxiety that comes […]

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NHL Expansion Draft: Which Dallas Stars player could be heading to Las Vegas?
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The Vegas Golden Knights will get to stock their team this summer, and that means they have the opportunity to take a player from the Dallas Stars. Vegas will have the ability to select one player from all 30 teams. Each team is allowed to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie (or eight […]

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