Central Division Race is Taking Shape

With around 50 or so games played (give or take a few depending on the individual team,) the annual All-Star break allows for us to press a pause button and let the ice settle a bit to see that the Central Division remains highly competitive and entertaining.

Goodbye, Golden Jet

Goodbye, Golden Jet

As you mourn the loss of another of hockey’s most prolific and well-known players with Bobby Hull having passed away, think of the larger pantheon of Chicago Blackhawks players who have been lost of late: Jim Pappin, Tony Esposito, Stan Makita. Pretty big holes in the memory to fill, eh?

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What Are the Ducks Thinking?

What Are the Ducks Thinking?

What do you think about when you’re not thinking about the playoffs? Whatever that is, it’s exactly what the Anaheim Ducks are thinking right now, because they’ve been in the race for Connor Bedard for weeks now. Let’s try to make a few guesses.

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The 30 key moments in Gary Bettman's 30 years in the NHL

From expansion to TV deals to outdoor games and more, here are the moments that define Bettman's three-decade tenure. [...]

Trade grades: Horvat fills a need for the Islanders -- but at a high cost

The former Canucks captain is a big upgrade down the middle for New York. We grade both GMs on the swap. [...]

Vegas without Stone after another back surgery

Vegas left winger Mark Stone will be out indefinitely after having back surgery, according to the team, which said he is expected to make a full recovery. [...]

Devils assistant coach Brunette charged with DUI

New Jersey Devils associate coach and former Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested Wednesday in South Florida and charged with driving under the influence while his team is… [...]

Sources: NHLPA director search focuses on Walsh

The NHLPA will meet All-Star Weekend to discuss Marty Walsh, who has emerged as a leading candidate to become executive director, sources confirmed to ESPN. [...]

CAA signs eight in initial women's hockey push

CAA signed eight women's hockey players, promising to provide the same level of services it does for NHL clients as it looks to grow the sport. [...]

Islanders fill 'need,' snare Horvat from Canucks

The New York Islanders, struggling for offense and trying to stay close in the race for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, acquired center Bo Horvat in a… [...]

Hall of Famer Hull, the Golden Jet, dies at 84

Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull has died at the age of 84, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday. [...]

Maple Leafs' Murray (ankle) out through bye week

Veteran goaltender Matt Murray, 28, in the midst of a comeback season with the Maple Leafs, will be out through the NHL All-Star break and Toronto's subsequent bye week, coach… [...]

Which Canucks and Islanders benefit from the Bo Horvat trade?

How the Bo Horvat trade affects the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders, as well as which players benefit. [...]

FANTASY HOCKEY

Fantasy Forward Rankings: 2022-23

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Connor McDavid tops our fantasy forward rankings for 2022-23. Only 25 years old, he’s got four 100-point seasons under his belt, and if his production continues at a similar pace for another decade, he will almost certainly go down as one of the NHL’s all-time greatest players.

Fantasy Defense Rankings: 2022-23

Fantasy Defense Rankings: 2022-23

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect fantasy defenseman than Cale Makar, who combines elite skating and playmaking skills to consistently deliver point-per-game (or better) production from the blue line. Perhaps most importantly, he plays for an excellent Avalanche team, ensuring that his plus-minus rating should be a help as well.

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Fantasy Goalie Rankings: 2022-23

Fantasy Goalie Rankings: 2022-23

It will be difficult for Igor Shesterkin to top his terrific Vezina Trophy-winning season, but with a young roster jelling in front of him, their improvements could make his job quite a bit easier. In particular, more goal-scoring support could certainly help improve his regular season won-loss record.

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Zacha scored twice on six shots, added two hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Thompson (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game against Carolina. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Stone (back) underwent surgery Wednesday and will be out indefinitely. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Slavin (lower body) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus Buffalo. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Raanta is slated to start on the road against Buffalo on Wednesday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

NCAA HOCKEY

Drew DeRidder Emerging as UND’s Starting Goalie

The University of North Dakota hockey team has been waiting for a goalie to emerge and take the net. To date, three goalies have started in the net for the Fighting Hawks. Team defense and goaltending have been an area where UND has struggled. Looking at the national...
UND Hockey: Win One for Al Pearson

UND Hockey: Win One for Al Pearson

Grand Forks, ND -- Friday night, Ralph Engelstad Arena and the University of North Dakota Hockey team honored super fan, Al Pearson, who has been religiously attending UND hockey games for 60 years. Pearson is a legacy in the UND hockey community, known for his white...

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UMD vs UND in Pictures, UND wins 4-2

UMD vs UND in Pictures, UND wins 4-2

Grand Forks, ND -- The University of North Dakota hockey team, ended a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against Minnesota-Duluth. Fifth-Year goalie Drew DeRidder was solid in net stopping 23-of-25 shots leading UND to an important NCHC conference tilt. With the...

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Entering its weekend series Jan. 27, Providence ranked first in Hockey East in faceoff percentage (53.7 percent) and Maine ranked third (53.5... [...]

It can be hard to make a dent in Minnesota’s hockey history, what with the five national titles, 22 trips to the Frozen Four and the 26 conference championships of… [...]

Friday night, in front of 17,952 at Denver's Ball Arena, reigning national champion Denver toppled Colorado College, 2-0 — the eighth straight win for the Pioneers in the Gold Pan… [...]

This has not been a season up to Minnesota Duluth's recent lofty standards. But that doesn't mean it can't be. Crazier things have happened (see: 2018... [...]

Mattias Sholl’s goals are simple — He wants to win a CCHA title and he wants to backstop Bemidji State to the NCAA Tournament this season... [...]

This weekend was emblematic of where these two historic programs are right now. And Boston University's home-and-home sweep of rival Boston College showed a stark contrast between them, at least… [...]

His teammates called it the greatest individual effort in the history of college hockey. And while that might be hyperbole — and missing some all-time classic, signature games in Frozen… [...]

Quinnipiac emerged victorious at the Connecticut Ice tournament for the second straight season. In the same fashion as the 2022 tournament, the Bobcats edged Connecticut for the trophy, while Sacred… [...]

HOCKEY VIDEO GAMES

NHL 23: Breaking the Illusion

NHL 22 was the first hockey game developed for next-gen consoles, and while it was very solid in every regard, expectations were that NHL 23 would build upon that foundation to deliver a truly game-changing experience. Did EA Sports deliver?

NHL 23 Coming on October 14th

NHL 23 Coming on October 14th

EA Sports’ annual hockey video game – NHL 23 – will be released on October 14th, and as always, Inside Hockey will be here to cover it. The cover athletes for NHL 23 are Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks) and Sarah Nurse (Team Canada). Nurse is the first woman to appear on the cover of the EA NHL hockey video game.

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Review: NHL 22 Makes Huge Strides

Review: NHL 22 Makes Huge Strides

It’s been 30 years since Electronic Arts released the original NHL Hockey for the Sega Genesis, and each year since, an updated version of the game has built upon its predecessor. This year’s game manages to hit on all fronts, offering a huge leap forward with regard to both presentation and gameplay.

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HOCKEY HISTORY

Goodbye, Golden Jet

As you mourn the loss of another of hockey’s most prolific and well-known players with Bobby Hull having passed away, think of the larger pantheon of Chicago Blackhawks players who have been lost of late: Jim Pappin, Tony Esposito, Stan Makita. Pretty big holes in the memory to fill, eh?

Hockey History: The HoF Case for Dean Prentice

Hockey History: The HoF Case for Dean Prentice

It’s been said that Dean Prentice is one of the best players not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. It can also be said that he was one of the toughest to ever play the game, considering that he once scored on a penalty shot after suffering what proved to be a broken back.

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Retro Rangers: The Emile Francis Memorial Ice Arena

Retro Rangers: The Emile Francis Memorial Ice Arena

On Saturday December 10,2022, the city of Long Beach, New York renamed their municipal skating rink in honor of the late Emile Francis. The facility, now known as the Emile Francis Memorial Ice Arena, was built in 1973 and was used by the Rangers as their practice site until the 1980s when they moved their operation to Rye, New York.

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