As a spectacle in its own right, the NHL's trade deadline has lost some luster in recent years. Salary-cap considerations make it tougher to do complex deals within tight time constraints on deadline day, and the quick integration of more young players all around the league makes teams more reticent
The price to land Erik Karlsson would undoubtedly be a steep one, but several teams are well equipped and well positioned to make reasonable pitches to the Ottawa Senators. Karlsson is once again in the spotlight with Monday's trade deadline approaching, as the Senators have reportedly been engaged in trade dialogue about the superstar defenseman […]
Matthew Coller Special to ESPN Close Follow on Twitter One of the best parts about the NHL trade deadline is the buildup. There are few things as entertaining in sports as imagining trades that make all the difference in the playoffs or change the direction of a franchise. Some of those deals either
U.S. men’s hockey captain Brian Gionta is mulling a return to the NHL upon the conclusion of the PyeongChang Games, according to his agent, Steve Bartlett, who’s already had discussions with multiple teams. The forward captained the Buffalo Sabres last season and scored 15 goals, but after they elected not to re-sign him, the 39-year-old […]
With only about one quarter of the 2017-18 NHL regular season remaining the league’s playoff race is starting to get a little clearer. Who is on the bubble: New Jersey, New York Islanders, Columbus, Carolina. Who is probably out of it: New York Rangers, Florida, Detroit, Montreal, Ottawa, Buffalo.
The Pittsburgh Penguins (33-22-4), who have won three games in row overall and 10 straight at home, host the Toronto Maple Leafs (39-19-5), who have a five-game winning streak. The Maple Leafs' streak came during a five-game homestand, and now they go on the road and into something of a hornets' nest, but coach Mike […]
The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings didn’t have to wait long to see their new players produce for them. Phaneuf finished the night with one power play goal, three shots, three hits and three blocked shots in 18:56 of ice time. Of all the players on the Kings roster, Phaneuf had the second worse […]
Brian Gionta could return to the NHL following a stint as captain of Team USA at PyeongChang 2018. This according to agent Steve Bartlett, who’s already engaged in talks with multiple teams in regards to a contract for the balance of this season, building off interest expressed in Gionta last summer when he was unwilling […]
"The old way" is racking up a lot of losses lately.
The NHL trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and general managers of contending clubs are running low on time to make a move to get over the top. However, there are plenty of talented rental players available, and while it might seem foolish to give up a valuable haul in exchange for just […]
On Thursday, the New York Rangers took the unusual step of sending an open letter to their fans – from president Glen Sather and general manager Jeff Gorton – to inform them that “we consider you a part of the New York Rangers family,” and also that the team will be selling off anyone and […]
Neither Team USA nor Team Canada would compete for the Stanley Cup, but the players’ career NHL data can be used as a starting point to identify each team’s strengths and weaknesses and project how they will do collectively in the tourney.