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Where Byfuglien will land next.
It may be in the Winnipeg Jets best interest to deal Dustin Byfuglien sooner than later.
Five of the NHL's best current alternate...
Which NHL teams have the best alternate jerseys? About Sports ranks their top five.
Which Hockey Teams Have the Most Stanley Cup...
The Montreal Canadiens lead the way with 24 Stanley Cups. Here's the complete list of most Stanley Cup wins, ranked by team.
Carcillo looks to make a difference post-retire...
Former Chicago Blackhawk and Philadelphia Flyer Dan Carcillo looks to support fellow players post-retirement.
The Ridiculous Goal Total From the Highest-Scor...
What's the highest scoring game in NHL history?
The Montreal Canadiens Are Known as "the Habs"
The most famous nickname in hockey might be the result of a mistake. The Montreal Canadiens are called the Habs because somebody misunderstood the Canadiens logo.
Ice Hockey 101
If you're new to the game, here is a brief and simple guide to the basic ice hockey rules.
11 NHL Teams That Have Never Won a Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup drought drags on and on for the teams on this list. Here are the NHL teams that have never won the Stanley Cup.
The Complete List of Stanley Cup Winners
Stanley Cup winners listed from from 1892 to the present, with pre-NHL champions included.
Understanding NHL and Other Hockey Statistics
Get a grip on NHL stats: A list of abbreviations and explanations to help you tell a SPCT from a SHG and sort out all the NHL stats.
Why the Florida Panthers will make the playoffs...
Roberto Luongo & Jaromir Jagr look to lead the Florida Panthers back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016.
NHL Players with the Most Stanley Cup Wins
Henri Richard leads the way as the biggest winner in NHL history. Here are the players with the most Stanley Cup wins in their careers.
What is Corsi?
What is Corsi? Hockey.
Familiar faces who ended up in unexpected...
NHL superstars who laced up for teams you forgot about.
Miracle Men: The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
Here are the young Americans behind the Miracle on Ice: the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
Lemaire-Lamoriello reunion with Toronto.
Former New Jersey Devils coach Jacques Lemaire joins Toronto Maple Leafs as special assignments coach.
Detroit Red Wings
Hockey answers: Why are they called the Detroit Red Wings and where did the
How Absolute Beginners Can Learn to Play Hockey
Playing hockey is the greatest experience in sport. Whether you're strapping on the skates yourself or you're the parent of a new hockey player, here's a beginner's guide to getting started in world's greatest game.
How to Build a Fantasy Hockey Dynasty
Fantasy hockey league players are obsessed with finding the winning edge. From The September Sensations to The 27 Rule, here are 12 factors to keep in mind when building a fantasy hockey league dynasty.
Toronto Maple Leafs Retired Numbers and Honored...
Retired numbers by the Toronto Maple Leafs are rare. More players are remembered by having an. Page 3.
How to Buy Ice Hockey Skates
Any hockey player needs the right pair of skates. Here's how to find, fit and buy hockey skates.
What One Hockey Player Scored the Most Goals...
What's the highest scoring game by a player in NHL history?
How The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Pulled...
You don't get a Miracle On Ice without hard work, meticulous preparation, a little luck and a little infighting. Here's how coach Herb Brooks and the US Olympic hockey team pulled off their Miracle On Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Alumni game between the Avs and Red Wings set...
The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche will revive the classic mid-90's rivalry in an alumni game the night before the Stadiums Series matchup.
Who Were the NHL's Original 6 Teams?
Here are the teams that make up the NHL's Original Six.
Briere retires after 17 seasons in the NHL.
Danny Briere retires from the NHL after 17 seasons and as a Philadelphia Flyer.
Which was the best alternate jersey the Flyers...
Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux
Why Olympic Hockey is Different From NHL Hockey
Olympic hockey rules and rules for other international hockey events differ from the National Hockey League in several key areas. Here's how.
The Longest Games in NHL History
Here's a list of the longest NHL games ever played, all of them going into multiple overtime to settle a tie in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
How the NHL's Free Agency System Works
Here's how the NHL free agent system works under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement. Page 2.
How to Read and Understand NHL Standings
It seems no two sources report NHL standings in exactly the same way. But reading the numbers is fairly easy once you get the hang of it.
A fantasy hockey league format - How to run a...
Looking to set up a fantasy hockey league for your office or hockey fan friends? Here is a quick and easy format that will keep everyone entertained all season.
How are Hockey Goaltending Statistics Calculated?
Save percentage and goals-against average explained for hockey goalies.
NHL History From the First Games to the...
A quick look at ice hockey history and NHL history, from the first game to the first player's strike to the 2004 NHL lockout.
What's the story behind Brett Hull's famous "no...
Hockey answers: Did the Dallas Stars steal the 1999 Stanley Cup? Sizing up the Buffalo Sabres, the Dallas Stars and the famous
Should the Rangers bring back the Statue of...
It's been 10 years since the New York Rangers last wore the Statue of Liberty alternate jerseys. Should New York re-introduce the jerseys this season?
Should Shootouts Be Used in the NHL to Break...
As of the 2005-06 season, the NHL has adopted the shootout to settle ties in regular season games. Here's how the shootout works, how it counts in the NHL standings and how it affects the statistics compiled for teams and individual players. Page 2.
10 Great Songs For Hockey Fans
Great hockey songs from Stompin' Tom to Warren Zevon to the Tragically Hip. The best hockey music and where to find it.
What is the criteria for a player to get his...
An NHL team might use plenty of players over the course of a season, due to trades, injuries, minor-league recalls, etc. So when they win the Stanley Cup, which players are eligible to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup itself?
How the NHL Draft Works
The NHL Entry Draft is how the league distributes the best 18-year-old hockey players in the world, along with a few late bloomers, long shots and older players. Here's a quick summary of how it works.
Who was hockey's first million-dollar man?
NHL Salary history: Who was the first hockey player to sign a million dollar contract?
What's Up With the NHL Dress Code?
For over three decades, the NHL stuck to the same colors: the home team always wore white jerseys, the visitors always wore dark jerseys. Why change now? A brief history of the NHL color code.
How Many NHL Draft Picks Make it to the NHL?
There are over 200 players selected at the NHL draft every year. Here is a look at how many wind up having solid careers in the National Hockey League.
Olympic Hockey Medal Winners Since 1920
All of the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in men's Olympic hockey, dating back to 1920.
How Many NHL Records Does Wayne Gretzky Hold?
Wayne Gretzky holds 61 NHL records. Here's a rundown of every makr in the incredible gretzky record book. Part of our Gretzky File.
Did the Montreal Canadiens ever have exclusive...
Hockey FAQ: Is it true the Montreal Canadiens used to have exclusive rights to hockey players from Quebec?
NHL Restricted Free Agents
What defines an NHL restricted free agent? What rights does the player have? What happens if he signs an offer sheet with another NHL team?
NHL Most Valuable Player: List of Hart Trophy...
All the Hart Trophy winners as NHL Most Valuable Player.
What's the Longest Unbeaten Streak in NHL...
The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers played 35 game without a loss, an unbeaten streak that has never been matched in any pro sport.
Your Guide to Understanding NHL Salary...
NHL Salary Arbitration Explained: A quick definition of which NHL players are eligible for salary arbitration and how the system works.
Ice Hockey Puck
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 3.
The 'Price' was right for the Montreal Canadiens.
In 2010 the Montreal Canadiens faced the tough decision of keeping Carey Price or Jaroslav Halak. Was one actually the better choice over the other?
Ice Hockey Rink
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 2.
Five players who could wear the "C" for the New...
Five players who could become the new captain for the New Jersey Devils in 2016.
The NHL's longest current playoff droughts
The NHL's longest playoff droughts
NHL Lockouts and Strikes: A History
An NHL lockout or strike has interrupted play three times since 1992. Here's a look at each dispute and how it was resolved.
How To Properly Fit a Hockey Skate
Here's how to try on a hockey skate in the store, to ensure the best possible fit.
Entry Level Player
How the NHL defines an entry-level player.
The NHL will miss Martin St. Louis after he...
Martin St. Louis & the New York Rangers addressed the media yesterday for the first time since officially announcing his retirement on July 2.
Kane dropped from EA Sports
Chicago Blackhawks' forward Patrick Kane dropped by EA Sports.
Do You Know the Origin of Hockey's Stanley Cup?
In 1893 the Canadian governor-general, Lord Stanley, purchased a silver bowl for $50 and naming it the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. Hockey folks prefered a less formal designation: the Stanley Cup.
2016 NBC Sports NHL schedule released.
The NBC Sports Group has released its 2015-2016 NHL televised schedule.
NHL Rookie of the Year: List of Calder Trophy...
All the Calder Trophy winners as NHL Rookie of the Year, with team, age, and rookie-year statistics included.
Which Hockey Player Scored the Most Career...
Who has scored the most goals in an NHL career?
What Constitutes an Offside Penalty in Hockey?
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
The Longest NHL Suspensions
At 25 games, Raffi Torres' suspension in April of 2012 is longer than those served by Todd Bertuzzi or Marty McSorley. Here's a list of the longest NHL suspensions ever.
Welcome your newest "hockey brand," Adidas.
The NHL and Adidas have agreed to a long-term deal for the company to design the league's jerseys in 2016-2017.
Superstars and added depth will benefit the...
The Pittsburgh Penguins 2015 offseason transactions, superstars and depth will make them Stanley Cup Contenders this season from the East.
Ice Hockey Stick
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 4.
New York Islanders showing interest in veteran...
Defenseman Marek Zidlicky and New York Islanders in contract negotiations.
Frequently Asked Hockey Questions
NHL answers: Questions about the NHL and the game of hockey answered here.
A look back at the Ducks' alternate jersey...
Anaheim Ducks to debut new third jersey against Colorado Avalanche in October.
What is an Icing Penalty in Hockey?
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
With the Kane Trade, Jets' GM Cheveldayoff...
Evander Kane forced the Jets' hand. However, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff found a good trade partner in Buffalo and made the most of his first big move.
Ice Hockey Rules
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules.
NHL Scoring Leaders Since 1918
Complete list of winners of the Art Ross Trophy as top scorer in the NHL.
Who holds the record for most goals in one NHL...
Who holds the record for most goals in one NHL season?
What are rules governing junior hockey players...
What are rules governing the eligibility of junior hockey players in the NHL?
NCAA Hockey and Canadian University Hockey
A primer on college hockey across North America,with a look at NCAA hockey and Canadian university leagues.
Ice Hockey Faceoff
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 8.
Where did Red Wings' octopus tradition come from?
What's the origin of the Detroit Red Wings octopus? The Motor City's proud tradition of saluting the Detroit Red Wings with slimy creatures of the deep dates back half a century.
What is "the neutral zone trap" and how do...
A simple explanation of the neutral zone trap. Here's how to recognize one of hockey's most despised defensive systems.
Who has been named MVP of the Stanley Cup Finals?
Complete list of winners of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
History of Hockey Fights
A history of hockey fights and how fighting became an accepted part of the NHL game.
Top 6 Hockey Movies for Children
Not all hockey movies are what you would call "fun for the whole family." Some parents surely do not
What is a Hat Trick in Hockey and What Are the...
How did a three-goal performance by a hockey player called a hat trick?
Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Hall of Fame Members
Toronto Maple Leafs in the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as members from earlier versions of the team: the Blueshirts, St. Pat's, and Arenas. Page 2.
What is the Difference Between a Forward and a...
Hockey for beginners: Understanding hockey player positions and line combinations.
How Does the NHL Break a Tie in the NHL...
If two or more NHL teams are tied in total points, the tie is broken and the NHL standings are set using the following criteria.
Eddie Shore
One of the great defensemen of the 1930s, and of all time, Eddie Shore has also been called one of hockey's most vicious and vindictive men.
Finally, Devils players can wear any number...
The New Jersey Devils had three players change their numbers and take advantage of the new rule changes in Jersey. One forward will even wear no. 13.
Sidney Crosby Concussion History
A timeline of Sidney Crosby's concussion and recovery since his first serious blow to the head on January 1, 2011.
Streaking Jets Entering Unfamiliar NHL Territory
The Winnipeg Jets are winning and threatening to reach the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Is that really all it takes to make a guy too rich to keep?
The NHL Salary Cap Explained
How the NHL salary cap works according to rules set by the 2013 collective agreement.
Top 9 Hockey Movies on Video and DVD
The Hanson Brothers, the Miracle On Ice and more: The best hockey movies available on video and DVD.
Who was the last NHL goaltender to play without...
Who was the last NHL goaltender to play without a goalie mask?
What is a Power Play in Hockey?
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
The Lost Hockey Movies
A handful of hockey movies are worth a night in. But many of the puck flicks we really want to see are rarities. Here are five classic hockey movies that are very hard to find these days.
When did advertising first appear on NHL rink...
Hockey answers: When did rink board advertising first appear in the NHL?
Hockey Violence and the NHL's "Image Problem"
Fairly or not, the issue of hockey violence continues to define the NHL's public image. To many North Americans, hockey is seen as little more than roller derby on skates. That's a problem for the NHL. But should hockey fans care? How much does hockey violence matter?
Stanley Cup Trivia and Oddities
Who is Stanley and why is his name on the Cup? How many Stanley Cups are there? How was a champion decided in the days before the NHL was formed? Plus much more about the greatest trophy in sport.
Ice Hockey Rink Zones
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules.
It's rumored a number of teams are interested...
Teams are interested in acquiring Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk. The New Jersey native may just be in a Devils uniform this season.
Harold Ballard
With his cantankerous, eccentric ways, his talent for alienating players, and general contempt for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans, Harold Ballard goes down as the worst NHL owner of all time.
Top 10 Essential Hockey Books
From novels to memoirs to books that probe the culture of the game, here's our pick of the top hockey books.
Ice Hockey Net
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 5.
Devils reach agreement with 2015 first-round...
The New Jersey Devils agree to entry-level contract with first-round draft pick Pavel Zacha.
Stanley Cup History
Our storehouse of history includes a list of every Stanley Cup, every playoff MVP, the origins of the Cup, and more.
Ice Hockey Goaltender
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 7.
Tim Horton: Hockey Legend and Fast Food Icon
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How Far Women's Ice Hockey Has Come Since 1892
A brief look at the rich heritage and current boom in women's hockey and girl's hockey. They are taking to the ice as never before.
The Crease
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
Ice Hockey Skater
A collection of pictures and rink diagrams illustrating basic ice hockey rules. Page 6.
Why Keeping the Puck Is the Best Defense in...
The best way to play defense in hockey is to play offense.
NHL Draft Guide
A primer on the NHL draft, including the history, how the draft works, how many draft picks make it to the NHL, and more.
Rangers give former Los Angeles Kings center...
The New York Rangers look to cure their Achilles heel by signing center Jarret Stoll.
Miracle On Ice: The Legacy
The Miracle On Ice - the improbable gold medal run by the 1980 American Olympic hockey team - has achieved mythical status. It also represents the pinnacle for the country's hockey players who dream of their own miracle on ice.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs profile and history, including a list of Maple Leafs retired numbers and Hockey Hall of Fame members.
Mario Lemieux in Words
Here's how Mario Lemieux is remembered, in his own words and in quotes from around the hockey world.
Forechecking
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
NHL Draft Lottery Explained
Here's how the NHL Draft Lottery works and how it changes the order of selection in the annual NHL Entry Draft.
What's the Greatest Start to a Season in NHL...
The Chicago Blackhawks were virtually untouchable as they rolled over opponents at the beginning of the 2013 NHL season.
Penguins' Core Veterans Steadying a Leaking Ship
Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin have carried the Penguins through a stretch of injury and illness to maintain their division lead.
Who holds the record for the most points scored...
The record for most points in one NHL game belongs to Toronto Maple Leafs' legend Darryl Sittler. His astonishing night in 1976 has yet to be equaled.
Gretzky's Final Skate
Our Wayne Gretzky photo gallery covers the career of hockey's greatest player in a series of Wayne Gretzky pictures. Page 15.
Winter Olympics vs. World Cup of Hockey: Which...
The NHL has plenty of reasons not to return to the Winter Olympics. Could the World Cup of Hockey be the alternative?
Dump and Chase
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
Top 11 Hockey Books for the New Fan
Hockey books for the novice: Perfect gifts for kids and adults who are new to hockey and looking to catch up on the inner workings of the game and the NHL.
The Blue Line
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
The most misleading hockey numbers
The worst hockey statistics.
5 NHL players ready to bounce back
5 NHL players ready for a bounce back season.
NHL Predictions 2014-15
The Anaheim Ducks as Stanley Cup champions and the Detroit Red Wings on the outside of the playoffs.
How to Play Rec Hockey
Rec hockey - or recreational hockey - is the game played for the sake of fun, exercise, and healthy competition. No league, No permanent teams, No referees or linesmen.
Wayne Gretzky Picture Gallery
From Edmonton to Phoenix and all points in between, our gallery of Wayne Gretzky pictures traces his career as a hockey player, coach, and celebrity.
Faceoff
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
Stanley Cup Contenders for the 2014-15 NHL season
Which teams are the top contenders for the Stanley Cup during the 2014-15 NHL season?
Olympic Hockey History in Brief
A quick look at the history of Olympic hockey, from the first Olympic hockey tournament in 1920 to Canada's golden anniversary win in 2002 and beyond.
Mario Lemieux
A biography of Mario Lemieux, arguably the most dominant player in NHL history, including his career NHL statistics and international achievements.
NHL Rule Changes For The 2014-15 Season
NHL rule changes for the 2014-15 season.
NHL Top 50 Players For 2014-15: Players 40-31
Continuing the NHL's top-50 players countdown for the 2014-15 season with players 40-31.
Key Points in the NHL Collective Agreement
Here's a look at the NHL salary cap, new free agency rules and other key points in the new collective agreement signed in July of 2005.
Left Winger
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
NHL Offseason Calendar: GM Meetings & NHL...
The NHL offseason kicks off with GM and Board of Governors meetings that could approve new rules as well as a possible vote on league expansion.
Jake Gardiner signs 5-year contract with Maple...
Jake Gardiner signed a five-year contract with Toronto Maple Leafs, and it might have been their best move of the offseason.
American Hockey League
AHL franchises, roster rules, and other info about the NHL's top developmental league.
A Pair of Legends
Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux played together at the beginning Crosby's rookie season, before Lemieux retired in January of 2006. Page 8.
Cycling
Our hockey glossary helps you understand the colorful language of the world's greatest game. From the Allan Cup to the Gordie Howe Hat Trick to the Zamboni, we explain it all in our hockey glossary.
How will an NHL lockout affect other hockey...
In an effort to help you understand the NHL lockout, we cut through the numbers and the jargon with our quick and easy NHL Lockout Basics. Today's issue: How will an NHL lockout affect other hockey leagues?

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