National Hockey League

With Karlsson, Dubas Caps Penguins’ Roster Reshape

The Ron Hextall era technically came to an end in Pittsburgh back on April 14, but one could argue that it really came to a close Aug. 6, when Kyle Dubas, now the team’s one-man GM and president of hockey ops, cleaned up a few of Hextall’s most significant messes and acquired the superstar he coveted in one fell swoop.

The New Core Four

The New Core Four

You might think you know where Leafs Nation is. Perhaps in the downtown arena where the team plays. Perhaps in Maple Leaf Square outside that rink, where fans congregate to watch away games on big screens. Maybe, even, it’s in Florida, where Toronto fans figured out how to get tickets despite a scheme by the Panthers to limit Canadian buyers’ access.

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Not Where We Thought We’d Be

Not Where We Thought We’d Be

Toronto, ON—Sometimes real life interferes with the best-laid plans. Such is the case with the Los Angeles-Edmonton NHL series being played out this week. Inside Hockey happily reported on the third and fourth games, played in LA, bringing you on-the-spot coverage of the Kings as we have done for fifteen years and two Stanley Cups. I was all primed to do game six, happening a full three days off after the prior game, played Tuesday night in Edmonton.

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Is Korpisalo McDavid’s Kryptonite?

Is Korpisalo McDavid’s Kryptonite?

Is talking about kryptonite still a thing? If so, here’s a question: Are the LA Kings Connor McDavid’s kryptonite? He had to be wondering it himself in advance of Sunday night’s 6pm contest in LA. Why else would he not have taken over the teams’ first-round series that coming into Sunday night saw the Edmonton team down by a game? They could have used his help.

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Quiet Building, Loud Game

Quiet Building, Loud Game

The arena in Los Angeles was full Friday night. This is a departure from normal, where a full house includes a lot of ghosts in seats that are sold by license. That is, a good deal of the lower bowl—empty. However it happened, there were very few gaps for empty seat...

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Tuning Up or Sliding In?

Tuning Up or Sliding In?

Tuning up or sliding in—which are the LA Kings doing as the post-season looms? There didn’t seem to be much of a sense of urgency as they wound their way through the last handful of regular-season games. Now, they ready themselves for the same opponent as last year, the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, even in playing the Edmonton team in late March and early April, they didn’t show much in 2-0 and 3-1 late-season losses.

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Flawed Penguins Team on the Brink

Flawed Penguins Team on the Brink

The core, brought back at bargain contracts for the chance to make one more run at the Stanley Cup, did their part. Sidney Crosby? At age 35, he didn’t miss a game and put together a season worthy of MVP consideration with 91 points (33G, 58A) in 81 games. So, where did it all go so wrong?

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NHL playoff team switches: Who's falling out, who's jumping in?

Which 2023 playoff teams will miss the field next spring? Which non-playoff clubs are ready to make the leap? Here's one for each category by division. [...]

Bruins vow not to 'fall off' after playoff disaster, Bergeron retirement

An historic regular season was followed up by postseason heartbreak -- and the retirement of a legend. Here's how the next era begins. [...]

Flames executive Snow, 42, dies after ALS battle

Sportswriter turned NHL executive Chris Snow has died at age 42 after a long battle with ALS. [...]

Ducks' Killorn out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

New Anaheim Ducks forward Alex Killorn will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a broken finger, the team announced Saturday. [...]

Bedard debuts for Blackhawks, felt 'comfortable'

Connor Bedard played in his first preseason game with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, and fans of the Original Six franchise were ready. [...]

Minnesota signs Zuccarello, Foligno to extensions

Minnesota Wild signed forwards Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno to contract extensions on Friday. [...]

Tampa players must 'step up' as Vasilevskiy out

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper made it clear that the Lightning will be without a "luxury" with Russian goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to miss the first two months of the [...]

Senators name Staios president of hockey ops

The Ottawa Senators appointed Steve Staios as president of hockey operations on Friday. [...]

Lightning star goalie Vasilevskiy out 2 months

Lightning star goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to miss the first two months of the regular season after having back surgery. [...]

NHL breakout tiers: Predicting the new wave of superstars

From young players set to level up to superstar, to those on new teams (or with new teammates), here are 25 picks. [...]

NHL Future Power Rankings: Predicting best, worst teams for the next three seasons

Will the Devils' climb continue? Which bubble teams are set for a breakthrough in the next three years? Here are the 1-32 rankings for NHL teams. [...]

Time for a resurgence: How Terry, Forsberg, other NHL stars will level up in 2023-24

When the puck drops this season, these five players are poised to take their games up a notch. [...]

2023-24 Plant My Flag list: Greg Wyshynski's fantasy hockey cheat sheet

In his annual fantasy hockey cheat sheet, Greg names the 10 players he's drafting in every league. [...]

How to play and win your fantasy hockey league like a pro

Victoria has everything you need to know to play fantasy hockey, and win, like the pros. Here's your roadmap to the draft, waivers, keepers, and more. [...]

How to draft your centers

Every roster needs to be built strong up the middle. Sean Allen looks at the position to find his top picks, best sleepers, and more. [...]

Every roster needs scoring from the wings. Sean looks at the position to find his top picks, best sleepers, and more. [...]

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