7:00 AM ET MATT BOLDY LOVES playing hockey in Minnesota. The way the community supports the sport at all levels. The thousands of fans who watch the Minnesota Wild in warm-ups. And, if he’s being honest, the level of celebrity an NHL player can attain after just 47 games in the show. “It’s crazy. Everyone’s
7:00 AM ET Everything you’re about to read is going to happen in the NHL this season. OK, most of it will. Some of it? At the very least, the thing about the Leafs. Probably. In my first column of the 2022-23 NHL season, I’ve made 32 bold predictions, one for each NHL team. They
Sep 22, 2022 The Philadelphia Flyers assume that defenseman Ryan Ellis will be out for the 2022-23 season because of a back injury. “Ryan Ellis is out indefinitely — no timetable for his return to play,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said at training camp on Thursday. “I’ll just say that my assumption is that he
Sep 22, 2022 Patrick Kane is well aware he has been the subject of rampant trade speculation for months. The Chicago Blackhawks‘ winger just doesn’t believe the hype. “It was all just rumors,” Kane said Thursday from Chicago’s training camp media availability. “A lot of the rumors are just rumors, maybe people looking for things
3:58 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights announced on Thursday that center Nolan Patrick will miss the 2022-23 season. Patrick played 25 games for the Knights last season, tallying two goals and five assists. He missed significant time due to an upper body injury early in the season and a concussion suffered in February 2022.
7:00 AM ET Multiple Contributors It doesn’t seem that long ago when the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, then even more recently Juraj Slafkovsky was drafted first overall in a wild offseason that brought Johnny Gaudreau to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Claude Giroux to the Ottawa Senators and Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers.
2:20 PM ET Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon signed the richest contract for the NHL salary cap era on Tuesday, agreeing to an eight-year contract extension worth $100.8 million. That’s an average annual value of $12.6 million for the 27-year-old center, higher than that of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid or anyone else in the
7:00 AM ET ESPN staff HENDERSON, Nev. — It was an eventful offseason for NHL players, with high-profile trades and surprising free-agent signings. Not to mention those weddings, bucket list golf outings and scooter rides along the Amalfi Coast. ESPN reporters Ryan Clark, Kristen Shilton and Greg Wyshynski caught up with over a dozen stars
Sep 16, 2022 The San Jose Sharks and former forward Evander Kane have settled a grievance over his contract termination last season before the matter would have gone to arbitration. The NHLPA filed a grievance on behalf of Kane in January after the Sharks terminated his deal, citing a breach of his contract and a
Sep 15, 2022 Associated Press HENDERSON, Nev. — Nathan MacKinnon expects to sign a contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche soon, and it could make him the highest-paid player in the NHL. MacKinnon wants to get something done before the season starts next month, adding he’ll shelve talks if an agreement isn’t reached by Oct.
8:00 AM ET The Montreal Canadiens‘ jersey has long been considered a sacred garment by hockey fans. It’s the symbol of the NHL’s most storied franchise. It even inspired a children’s book called, appropriately, “The Hockey Sweater.” But when the Canadiens introduced new team captain Nick Suzuki last week, fans of the “bleu blanc et
3:20 PM ET Eric LeGrand, whose football career with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights ended in 2010, after suffering a spinal cord injury, will have his coffee shop advertised on New Jersey Devils‘ player helmets during road games thanks to the team’s program to support Black entrepreneurs. The Devils announced on Thursday that LeGrand Coffee House
7:00 AM ET Tears flowed in the locker room. Players hugged each other as high school teammates for the last time. Documentarian Tommy Haines was struck by the rawness of the emotions, even in a land where hockey is considered life. “It was brutal. I felt for them,” Haines said, adding that his crew eventually
4:00 PM ET It can’t be emphasized enough: In just about any fantasy league where goaltending statistics carry reasonable weight, the position isn’t to be negotiated too breezily. For instance, ESPN’s standard game – one that rewards wins, saves, shutouts, and penalizes goals-allowed – honors quality netminding like never before. To fall back on my
6:31 PM ET Montreal Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki, 23, became the youngest captain in team history on Monday. Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes announced the appointment, saying the decision was made by the club’s hockey management personnel. An alternate captain last season, Suzuki will succeed defenseman Shea Weber, who served as captain between 2018 and
7:00 AM ET Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power succeeds or fails based on his ability to make split-second decisions. Like choosing a bag of popcorn over a speeding home run ball at a recent Toronto Blue Jays home game. He chose poorly. “It was kind of embarrassing I didn’t get it,” Power said. Power and
2:38 PM ET Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, the twins who led Team USA to Olympic gold in 2018, will join former NHL goaltending great Ryan Miller in the 2022 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class. The class also includes Steve Cash, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist and five-time world champion, and the late Jim
5:19 PM ET The Arizona Coyotes expect to sell out every home game this season at Arizona State University’s Mullett Arena and say their season-ticket revenue has surpassed what they were generating in their former home in Glendale. The Coyotes will play in the new multipurpose facility on ASU’s campus for at least the next