NHL could play more games in Europe in future seasons

PRAGUE — The NHL may bring more games to Europe in the future and play later in the season, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Friday. The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks opened the NHL regular season at the O2 Arena in Prague on Friday as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series. They … Read more

ANALYSIS: Time for some Jets games that mean something – Winnipeg

The Jets end their preseason in Calgary tonight, and it’s not a moment too early. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that the NHL is back and that we will soon be immersed in over 1,200 regular season hockey games – hockey games that mean something, that have some relevance. Over the past few weeks, … Read more

Preseason games, Josh Giddey, Jamal Murray return, Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder, Michael Porter Jr, stats

It’s only just preseason, but Australian guard Josh Giddey has picked up where he left off his record-breaking rookie NBA season, putting on a show against the Denver Nuggets. Giddey fell one assist short of a triple double when the Oklahoma City Thunder won 112-101 on Tuesday, finishing the game with 14 points and 12 … Read more

After 16 seasons, defender Keith Yandle retires as NHL all-time leader in consecutive games

Veteran defenseman Keith Yandle said on Tuesday that he is retiring after 16 seasons in the NHL. Yandle became the NHL’s all-time iron man last season, extending his run of consecutive games to 989 before the Philadelphia Flyers scratched him late in the year. The 36-year-old blueliner also played for Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers … Read more

MacKinnon signs eight-year contract with Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon signed an eight-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. “It’s cool to have it over with,” MacKinnon said. “I thought a lot about it. I didn’t want to go into the season without a contract, I knew I would be asked about it all season, so I’m … Read more

Colorado Avalanche Gives Nathan MacKinnon 8-Year Extension of $100.8 Million

Rather than having the mantle of one of the league’s best bargain deals, Nathan MacKinnon is now poised to become the highest-paid player in the game starting next season. MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed on an eight-year extension worth $100.8 million with an AAV of $12.6 million, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. … Read more

Wild Season Preview: Added Gustavsson to help manage Fleury’s workload

The 2022-23 NHL season begins on October 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com takes a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions and the expected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today the Minnesota Wild. Coach: Dean Evason (fourth season) Last season: 53-22-7, second in Central Division; lost to … Read more

Post Malone falls on podium, St. Louis Blues gives injury update

We’re still waiting for the NHL training camps to start, but the St. Louis Blues Twitter account is already halfway through the season. Grammy-nominated recording artist Post Malone shook a St. Louis Blues jersey on the Enterprise Center stage on Saturday when it slipped into a hole used in a previous set to lower an … Read more

Preview of Kings Season: Fiala Added to Mix of Smart Veterans, Youthful Core

The 2022-23 NHL season begins on October 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com takes a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions and the expected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

LeBrun: How close the Devils got to Gaudreau and Tkachuk, in Nill overtime and more off-season nuggets

It’s not that the Devils weren’t busy this off-season. They signed unrestricted free agent forward Ondrej Palat, brought much-needed help into the goal in Vitek Vanecek, and traded for John Marino and Erik Haula. Oh, but it could have been bigger than that. It’s well documented that the Devils tried on top of UFA Johnny … Read more