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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NHL superstar roundtable: Changing playoffs, next expansion teams and cheat meals

Which superstar loves LeBron James? How would Mitch Marner change the game? We asked some of the All-Stars in Florida their thoughts on a number of different topics inside and… [...]

Wyshynski: Predicting every NHL All-Star's impact for the rest of the season

From the players who may be traded to the potential award winners to those who may get to play with Connor Bedard in 2023-24, we project the future for all… [...]

Jagr scores record 1,099th goal at almost 51

Jaromír Jágr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart. [...]

Islanders agree to 8-year extension with Horvat

The Islanders agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Bo Horvat, whom they acquired last week in a trade with the Canucks. [...]

Tkachuk: 'Honor' to play as Panther in All-Star win

Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk -- playing alongside his brother Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators -- had seven points in front of his home fans, and won the All-Star… [...]

Caps give Milano 3-year, $5.7 million extension

Sonny Milano, who joined the Capitals on an NHL veteran one-year deal after this season got underway, has signed a three-year extension worth $5.7 million. [...]

'So much fun': Larkin lifts Atlantic to All-Star crown

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin, a hot topic during All-Star Weekend as he winds down a contract season with Detroit, had a hat trick on Saturday, as the Atlantic Division… [...]

North stars: NHL's ASG heads to Toronto in 2024

Toronto will play host to the NHL's All-Star Weekend in 2024, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday. Bettman also provided an update on the sale of the Ottawa Senators. [...]

Ovi, son team with Crosby in 'special' AS moment

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and his 4-year-old son Sergei teamed with longtime on-ice rival Sidney Crosby of the Penguins for an NHL All-Star skills event Friday night, which made for… [...]

Behind the scenes at the NHL's incredible dunk tank, golf events

How did the NHL pull off the Pitch 'n' Puck and Splash Shot events? We pull back the curtain on two signature South Florida contests. [...]

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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Nichushkin (upper body) is expected to play Tuesday against the Penguins, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Byram (lower body) expects to return to the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Gazette reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Fleury will get the starting nod in Arizona on Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Guenther was assigned to WHL Seattle on Sunday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Nichushkin (upper body) wore a full-contact sweater during Sunday's practice, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. 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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Quinn Olson was a thorn in the side of Western Michigan again in the third period, but this time, the Broncos had enough of a cushion... [...]

Cornell took care of business with a sweep of Rensselaer and Union this weekend, and doing it in dominating fashion. However, because their opponents are in the bottom rung of… [...]

Oh wow, it's February, and this is my first "Between the Lines" of the season... [...]

Apparently, Quinnipiac was accused of keeping opposing fans out of the building this past weekend at the Connecticut Ice Tournament... [...]

For some inane reason, Stonehill's exclusion from the Pairwise — officially decided yesterday by the Men's Ice Hockey Committee, but more or less a foregone conclusion for a while —… [...]

North Dakota hockey alum and broadcaster Travis Dunn passed away suddenly Wednesday. He was 65... [...]

Former St. Thomas hockey player Michelle Morgan has been named commissioner of the Atlantic Hockey men's conference, and College Hockey America women's conference... [...]

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

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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