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Caps are sliding, but no, the season is not over

The Caps have lost five straight and are dropping in the NHL power rankings, but it's not time to despair just yet.

How can the NHL sell hockey in the South?  ESPN

We asked around at games and sports bars in Alabama and Tennessee to get answers from hockey fans living below the Mason-Dixon line.

Q&A with John Stevenson, Carter Hart's sports psychologist  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Edmonton-based sports psychologist John Stevenson was Carter Hart's first goalie coach. He has also worked with Washington's Braden Holtby.

LeBrun: For real, NHL and NHLPA both appear to want...  The Athletic

Both the NHL and NHLPA seem to be genuinely hoping to avoid missing games this time around as labour talks intensify.

McDavid at risk of becoming another NHL Picasso who paints houses  The Globe and Mail

There's no doubt the young Edmonton star is the best hockey player alive today, but has tied himself for the long term to a team that can't figure it out.

Dom Amore: Tage Thompson beginning to add a UConn stamp in NHL - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

Former UConn hockey player Tage Thompson, 21, is in the NHL and growing into a bigger role for the Buffalo Sabres. Thompson, a first-round draft pick, ...

Former No 1 pick retires from NHL citing 'unresolved' concussion symptoms  The Guardian

The former No 1 overall NHL draft pick and six-time All-Star Rick Nash has retired because of concussion-related symptoms, his agent said Friday.

Yushiro Hirano makes progress toward NHL debut  The Japan Times

Yushiro Hirano said he has opened "just one door" in his quest to be the second Japan-born player in the NHL. The 23-year-old forward signed on Jan. 13 wit.

Bank 'Em: Bold 2019 NHL predictions that will surely be correct  Yahoo Sports

Here's a bunch of NHL things that are definitely, 100 percent going to happen in 2019.

Snoop Dogg provided some incredible hockey commentary during a Kings-Penguins game  CBS Sports

The legendary rapper took his talents to the play-by-play booth.

Ex-NHL star goalie champions USA Hockey's growth, sees bright future for sport

In new role as USA Hockey executive, former netminder John Vanbiesbrouck says sport growing \

Digital Innovation Included in New NHL Trading Card Partnership  Front Office Sports

Following a period of industry doubt, trading cards are on the upswing. A recent extension of an exclusive partnership between trading card company Upper ...

NHL announces full rosters for 2019 All-Star Game

The full rosters for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game are finally here. Who made it and who got snubbed?

Nathan Bastian makes NHL debut with Devils  WBNG-TV

Binghamton Devils forward, Nathan Bastian, made his NHL in the New Jersey Devils loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL Power Rankings: Caps' losses are the Metro Divisions' gain

Despite how hot the Capitals have been, one three-game losing streak has shaken things up for the Metropolitan Division in this week's NHL Power Rankings.

Why it’s time for NHLers to get over their Olympic love affair

As long as NHL players hang on to the notion that it's OK for everybody else to make money on their labour in return for hunks of metal to hang around their ...

Pens To Wear Green Warmup Jerseys on Friday for 'Sports Matter'

Pittsburgh Penguins players will wear green warmup jerseys before Friday's game with Winnipeg at PPG Paints Arena (7 p.m.) to support the "Sports Matter" ...

As the NHL season enters 2019, here are things that we don't want to see  USA TODAY

It's 2019. Not exactly a *fresh* start for NHL teams in the midst of the 2018-19 season. But it is time to take inventory and decide how to move forward. Here are ...

Radko Gudas discovered this week just how soft the NHL has become  Yahoo Sports

We've reached a point where just the definition of a hit, especially a clean one, isn't so clear cut any longer, as Radko Gudas discovered. By John Boruk.

Fox Sports' 'Glow Puck' will make brief comeback during Kings-Oilers telecast  USA TODAY

NHL fans who miss the FoxTrax Glow Puck from the 1990s can go down memory lane Saturday, when Fox Sports West features the puck-tracking system.

Blues awarded the 2020 NHL All-Star Game at new-look Enterprise Center

The formal announcement will be made at the NHL's Winter Classic game, scheduled Tuesday at the University of Notre Dame.

31 Thoughts: Buyers, sellers emerging ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

Edmonton is on the hunt for forwards, and Anaheim is on the cusp of change as the deadline draws near. More in the latest 31 Thoughts.

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees  The Seattle Times

When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden. The No. 1 overall ...

Caps' Lewington gets Gordie Howe hat trick in only second NHL game

Tyler Lewington had a night to remember with his first NHL goal, first NHL assist and first NHL fight in a 3-2 win in Ottawa.

Capitals GM open to a 'player-for-player' deal before trade deadline

WASHINGTON —When it comes to the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has a specific idea of the type of deal he is open ...

Native Hoosier Doc Emrick finally makes it to Notre Dame Stadium for NHL's Winter Classic  Indianapolis Star

If only Martha Kirsch could see young Michael Emrick now. Growing up in tiny La Fontaine, Ind. (pop. 600) in the Fifties, the future voice of the NHL on NBC had ...

Hurricanes sign Teravainen to five-year, $27-million extension

Four days after acquiring 26-year-old Nino Niederreiter, the Carolina Hurricanes are active once again. The Hurricanes announced Monday that the team has ...

NHL to announce plans to dive into lucrative sports betting industry  Yahoo Sports

Gary Bettman has plans for the NHL to profit off legalized sports betting.

NHL announces official sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts, following NBA's lead  CBS Sports

The NHL became the latest sports league to enter into an official sports betting partnership deal on Monday. Commissioner Gary Bettman held a press ...

NHL: How the sport plans to grow in China ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics  CNN

(CNN) As the National Hockey League continues to spread its wings the NHL is keen to grow the sport in China ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

ECHL team to sport Santa-suit uniforms for teddy-bear-toss game

The Santa Bears are coming to town. Orlando of the ECHL will get in the festive spirit when they sport these Beary-good Santa-suit uniforms for their ...

How the NHL's imminent data revolution will change the sport  theScore

For as long as the NHL's been around, debates about which players are better than others have almost always centered around goals and assists, accolades ...

Bulls & Bears: Seattle's sport market success has us green with envy  Vancouver Sun

Sports Bulls & Bears: There was no real estate in the business of sport hotter this week than in Seattle, the Emerald City.

Rozner: NHL no longer pretending sports betting is bad  Chicago Daily Herald

Like so many leagues, the NHL is finally embracing sports betting.

NHL - Adidas reinvents Original Six jerseys in EA Sports' 'NHL 19'  ESPN

The Rangers, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Canadiens each have new looks -- or at least they do in video game form.

NHL among organizations short listed for 2018 Beyond Sport Global Awards

The NHL is among the 35 organizations on the shortlist for the 2018 Beyond Sport Global Awards.

NHL to announce strategic sports gambling partnerships

The NHL is on the cusp of getting involved with the sports gambling industry, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Seattle to get new NHL team as owners agree to pay $650m expansion deal  The Guardian

The National Hockey League is expanding to Seattle. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, ...

Ranking the most miserable fan bases in the NHL  ESPN

Which NHL teams have bragging rights, and which are the most miserable? The Sports Misery Index rates the NHL 1-31.

This Is Why We Love the NHL  VICE

No, this isn't a Gritty love letter, but he's pretty awesome and one of many reasons why you should be pumped for the NHL season.

NHL - Gambling roundtable - How will legalized sports betting impact hockey?  ESPN

Our panel looks at the potential effects of the SCOTUS ruling on sports gambling in the world of hockey betting.

J.J. Watt would love to help Houston land an NHL franchise  CBS Sports

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is hoping to land an NHL franchise and Watt wants in.

'No hurt feelings:' Rick Carlisle gets real about how Mavs will (and won't) use Dirk Nowitzki moving forward  Dallas News

MINNEAPOLIS -- On this frigid Friday in the Twin Cities, following the Mavericks' morning shootaround, Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki had a heart-to-heart that ...

NHL Will Own League-Wide Tracking Tech Set to Debut in 2019-20  SportTechie

The league-wide tracking system providing data to MGM Resorts and other sportsbooks will be owned by the NHL and will debut in 2019-20.

NHL to Seattle: What to know about the expansion approval for the league's 32nd franchise  CBS Sports

The league officially awarded a 32nd franchise to Seattle via unanimous decision on Tuesday.

NHL 'toughness' is dying out, and that's a good thing  Yahoo Finance

No matter how much some people pine for more "toughness" in the NHL, the league is never going back to how it used to be.

NHL Gaming World Championship

The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship Final took place on June 19 at the new Esports Arena Las Vegas. Finland's Erik Tammenpää swept the best-of-3 ...

NHL plans to head back to Europe next season for Global Series, including opener in Prague  CBS Sports

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday in Helsinki, Finland, that the NHL expects to return to Europe for its Global Series next season. Bettman was on ...

Tales From the Grossest Place in Professional Sports  Sports Illustrated

In our latest newsletter, we explore the grossest place in sports, reveal the political pursuit of a teenage Mets fan and pick our favorite stories of the week.

LibertĂ©, EgalitĂ©, GrittĂ©: how an NHL mascot became an antifa hero  The Guardian

When he first appeared the Philadelphia Flyers mascot was merely an oddity. But he quickly became a part of the internet's culture wars.

How to Fix the NHL, a League That's Broken  VICE

Here are more than 40 rule changes we'd implement to make the NHL better than ever.

In N.H.L. Concussion Settlement, Owners Win the Fight  The New York Times

Litigation intended to provide a lift to retired players with long-term health problems leads to a deal that is far less generous than the N.F.L.'s.

NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2018-19, from 1 to 31  Sporting News

The road to success in any major team sport begins with drafting and developing players that will fit a given model. Some believe championship rosters can be ...

Five Leagues, One Day: How Two Fans Conquered the Sports Equinox in Los Angeles  Sports Illustrated

On October 28, for the first time in U.S. history, all of the major sporting leagues played in the same city on the same day. These two men set out to attend all of ...

NHL Smart Puck Will Bring Big Data to the Pro Hockey Ice  SportTechie

The NHL is embedding technology into its pucks that will allow it to track movement on the ice at a rate of roughly 200 times a second, according to David ...

NHL wins and sins: Celebration battles, 'Dilly Dilly,' throwback jerseys and Auston Matthews' coat

With a new NHL season upon us, we're rolling out a new weekly installment highlighting what's right and what's wrong with the NHL during every week ...

NHL wins and sins: Colorado's scary duo, William Nylander, Braden Holtby's generosity and Halloween costumes  CBS Sports

It's time for our weekly installment highlighting what's right and what's wrong with the NHL during every week throughout the season. For all the things there are ...

EA Sports 'NHL 19' Review: Gameplay takes a huge step forward thanks to new skating and motion physics  CBS Sports

EA Sports' latest installment of its popular NHL series, "NHL 19," releases Friday. We've been playing it for about a week, so here are some takeaways from our ...

NHL analyst: Atlantic Sports Center 'a big thing'  The Daily News of Newburyport

AMESBURY — The $48 million, six rink Atlantic Sports Center is on track for a spring groundbreaking and hockey talk is in the air.

NHL plans to help growth of sport in China

Jessica Guo was nervous prior to the Los Angeles Kings-Vancouver Canucks game in Shanghai last September, the NHL's first game in China. Guo, the general ...

Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek returns to Canadian Tire Centre  Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the return of the fan-friendly Sens Skills competition, presented by Sport Chek (@SportChek), ...

NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before  USA TODAY

NBC Sports will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first ...

Report: Some NHL owners want to expand the playoffs  Yahoo Sports

Despite the NHL being one of just two of the major four North American sports leagues which has over 50% of its teams making the playoffs, some owners ...

NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport | TheHill  The Hill

Fears about the effects of global warming on ice — and the game of hockey — are spurring the National Hockey League to commit to going green. The NHL in ...

Scott Stinson: It seems the NHL is totally cool with sports gambling now  National Post

Would it shock you to learn that the NHL has said something that was later proven to be just a little dishonest? I know, I know: it would not. This is the league that ...

Hulu Expands Sports Options With Official NHL Stanley Cup Sponsorship  SportTechie

Hulu has signed on as an official sponsor of the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, expanding the streaming *service's* live sports *content* as it works to ...

NHL To Reap $200M From Sports Betting, Casino Industry Says

On the heels of a sports betting hearing on Capitol Hill, the U.S. casino industry released new findings to show that the National Hockey League will see a ...

NHL teams reportedly consider video game 'Fortnite' a major distraction for players  CBS Sports

Junior hockey prospects are being told to scrub 'Fortnite' references from their social media accounts.

NHL leaves Quebec City in the cold — again

The announcement Tuesday of Seattle officially becoming the NHL's 32nd team only Illustrates how far Quebec City is from landing its own franchise — if ever.

5 most surprising teams at the NHL's quarter mark  Yahoo Sports

These clubs have yielded some very surprising early-season results — for better or worse.

Friendlier, yes, but players maintain: the NHL is no less soft  Yahoo Finance

NHL coaches might see a friendlier brand, but players are willing to concede that the NHL is any less dangerous.

Hockey's Top 40 under 40: The coaches, executives, scouts and negotiators shaping the NHL's future  The Athletic

Who are the next wave of coaches, managers, agents and other decision-makers in the NHL? Craig Custance canvasses the league to compile the Top 40 ...

Retired ref Paul Stewart's goal is to help women officials reach the NHL  Yahoo Finance

Paul Stewart knows what it takes to referee a game in the National Hockey League. He did it for more than 1,600 of them: 1,010 NHL regular-season games, ...

Welcome to impossible: the Golden Knights and the NHL miracle that makes no sense  The Guardian

Las Vegas's new team will play for the Stanley Cup. It's quite possibly the most surprising, unprecedented and confounding story in the history of the NHL.

NHL And MGM Pen Historic Deal To Share Sports Betting Data  The Daily Caller

The changes in US betting culture keep coming thick and fast in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decision earlier this year to relax the rules relating to ...

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey says he could probably make the NHL if he trained for six months

If you haven't figured out by now that Jalen Ramsey likes to talk, well, you haven't been keeping up with the NFL this summer. More on NFL. Jalen Ramsey ...

NHL burning questions: Here's every team's biggest issue entering the 2018-19 season

A new season looms and there are plenty of questions begging to be answered.

NHL Power Rankings: The scariest thing about each team this Halloween, for better or worse  CBS Sports

The Predators and Penguins are scary good, while the cellar-dwelling Red Wins don't frighten anybody.

NHL to review rules following Supreme Court ruling on sports betting  The News & Observer

The National Hockey League, acknowledging Monday that the Supreme Court's ruling on sports betting would create an “entirely different landscape,” said it ...

10 changes that would make the NHL better

The best hockey in the world is played in the NHL, but there are still a number of tweaks that could be made to make it even better.

NHL Power Rankings: Maple Leafs are the early Stanley Cup favorite, but they're not the best team in hockey  CBS Sports

Tampa Bay keeps its No. 1 spot just above soaring contenders Toronto and Nashville.

College Hockey Alumni Rise in Prominence in the N.H.L.  The New York Times

This season, nine coaches, 12 general managers and a third of the players have campus roots.

LOOK: Here are NHL teams represented as fictitious companies, complete with logos and slogans

Imagining what each NHL team would look like if it morphed into another company.

NHL playoff predictions 2018-19: Preseason Stanley Cup picks from SN's experts  Sporting News

Sporting News' hockey experts Brandon Schlager, Jim Cerny and Jackie Spiegel predicted the final standings for the 2018-19 NHL season. The playoff seeding ...

LOOK: What if every MLB team had its own NHL uniform? Here's what jerseys might look like

The visualization of "what if [one sport] had the uniforms of [another sport]?" is not a new trend on the internet, but it's always a creative thought exercise that ...

Oilers players open to possibilities of NHL’s foray into sports betting

The hockey world is wondering about the ramifications of the league's announcement that it will partner up with MGM, but no one more so than the players.

John Tortorella frustrated with soft state of today's NHL  Yahoo Finance

The long-time NHL head coach isn't too pleased with the ongoing shift in hockey's culture.

Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds  The Detroit News

Detroit — The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal ...

The Kings and Canucks come to town Monday for a preseason showcase — could Utah ever land an NHL team?  Salt Lake Tribune

With L.A. and Vancouver facing off Monday in an exhibition, it begs the question: What is the next major league sport destined for the Beehive State?

'NHL '94' video game has enduring popularity 25 years later

Jeremy Roenick scored 513 goals in 20 NHL seasons. He twice played for the United States in the Olympics and is in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL suspends Canadiens' Max Domi for rest of preseason for sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad

The NHL has suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi for the remainder of the preseason, the league announced on Thursday. The suspension ...

NHL looks to broaden diversity endeavors - Buffalo Business First  Buffalo Business First

In early August, author William Frey took the stage at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to talk about his book, “Diversity Explosion: How Racial ...

NHL suspends Austin Watson 27 games for 'unacceptable off-ice conduct' following domestic violence incident  CBS Sports

The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward 27 games as a result of a domestic violence incident that occurred this summer, the league announced on ...

Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

The NFL dominated Forbes' annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams, and not a single NHL franchise was able to crack the list.

When does 2018 NHL free agency start? Complete guide to rules, best players, teams  CBS Sports

We've got you covered with the details on this offseason's hockey free agency.

NHL - Injury panic index - ranking the teams most devastated by health issues in 2018-19  ESPN

Hockey is a violent sport, but these teams have been beset the worst. From "the panic room" to "keep calm," we place them into four groups.

Stanley Cup Final odds: Here's who's favored to win it all in the 2018-19 NHL season  CBS Sports

The 2018-19 NHL season is less than a month away, and already hockey is playing host to some drama, from Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve ...

Subban of Predators to be on cover of EA Sports NHL19  Washington Captials Web Site

LAS VEGAS -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today unveiled the first look at EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19 to hockey fans at the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented ...

Where NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WNBA, MLS, NWSL will look in expansion  ESPN

The NHL expanded Tuesday, announcing Seattle as its 32nd franchise. Here's how every North American league could broaden its geography.

NHL Thanksgiving Showdown: Rangers, Flyers rivalry renewed on Friday

This year, give thanks for intense rivalries as the New York Rangers take on the Philadelphia Flyers in Friday's NHL Thanksgiving Showdown.