Metropolitan race, Bruins, McDavid among questions before start of playoffs

Here are the League’s 10 biggest questions to be answered in the final month of the season. 1. Who will finish first in the Metropolitan Division? The Carolina Hurricanes (43-14-8) and New Jersey Devils (44-16-6) are tied for the top of the Metropolitan Division after New Jersey’s 3-0 victory over Carolina on Sunday in the … Read more

State your case: Can the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup final?

The New York Rangers entered this season with high expectations after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals last season, a six-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did they bring back most of that same squad, but Rangers added star forwards Vladimir Tarasenko And Patrick Kane before the NHL trade deadline on March 3. … Read more

Rookie Watch: Johnson, Kochetkov among Metropolitan Division’s best

The impact of multiple rookies on the NHL is one of the main storylines for the 2022-23 season. Each week, will review topics related to this season’s class in Rookie Watch. This week, the Metropolitan Division’s top six rookies (in alphabetical order): Noah CatesF, Philadelphia Flyers: The 23-year-old is second among division rookies with … Read more

Color of Hockey: Kirwan celebrates his 30th season with the Lightning organization

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog since 2012. Douglas joined in 2019 and writes about people of color in sports. Today, he profiles Tampa Bay Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan, the NHL’s longest-serving black coach and the Lightning’s longest-serving full-time employee. TAMPA– Nigel Kirwan never thought he would work in … Read more

Maple Leafs marvel at McDavid pace ahead of Oilers visit

“No, I do not think so [I’ve seen anything like it]”, Tavares said on Friday. “He’s on pace for numbers we haven’t seen since [Wayne] Gretsky and [Mario] Lemieux, so two good guys to compare with if your numbers match [them]. It’s quite remarkable. He makes everyone look so slow. It’s just amazing what he … Read more

McDavid and Pastrnak set to face NHL top scorers

BOSTON– Even a guy who has spent most of his career playing alongside Patrice Bergerona guy who’s seen his fair share of amazing goalscorers, who’s played down a line with Sidney Crosby at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, sometimes you have to stop and marvel. “What McDavid is doing in the league right now … Read more

Top 10 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Pickups

Each week during the 2022-23 regular season, will provide the top 10 players to add to the fantasy hockey waiver feed. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to “NHL Fantasy on Ice” podcast. FANTASTIC RANKINGS: Top 200 Daily fantastic selections | Project. Waiting lines TOP 10 FANTASY WAIVER WIRE MICROPHONES The … Read more

NHL Morning Skate for March 4

* A total of 21 trades involving 34 players were made on NHL Trade Deadline Day presented by OFX. Among the movements, Vladislav Namestnikov (to WPG) was dealt on deadline day for the fourth time in his career, tied for the most by any player (since 1979-80) and the Ritchie brothers (Brett and Nick) took … Read more

NHL On Tap: Flames host Wild, urgently needed after trade deadline

Western clash The Calgary Flames (27-22-13) know now is the time to run if they want to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and that has to start against the Minnesota Wild (35-21-6 ) at the Scotiabank Saddledome (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, CITY, BSWI, BSNX, ESPN+, SN NOW). After making cosmetic changes ahead of the … Read more

CHL Notebook: Blackhawks defenseman prospect Korchinski scores more

The future stars of the NHL play in the Canadian Hockey League this season. Each week, will feature some of the top NHL-affiliated prospects in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Kevin Korchinsky learns that sometimes it’s okay to be selfish. The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman prospect has … Read more