7:00 AM ET It’s impossible not to see Torey Krug as Alex Pietrangelo‘s replacement with the St. Louis Blues. He took Pietrangelo’s spot in the team’s defense corps when he signed as a free agent. Krug’s contract was funded with the money that had been earmarked for Pietrangelo, if he and the Blues could have
7:15 AM ET Despite a 3-3 start, the Colorado Avalanche are one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season. But how did they get here? How did a team that finished dead last in the NHL in 2016-17 become the toast of the league in four years? And how did they do
9:31 PM ET The NHL has suspended former Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka through Dec. 31, 2021, a source confirmed to ESPN. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the ruling Monday and circulated a memo to all teams that stated Chayka engaged in “conduct detrimental to the league and game.” Bettman’s ruling also said Chayka “breached
12:14 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators goaltender Connor Ingram is voluntarily taking part in the NHL/NHL Players’ Association’s player assistance program, keeping him away from the team during that time. The NHL and NHLPA announced Ingram’s decision Monday and said there will be no further comment. Ingram, 23, is Nashville’s third
7:00 AM ET Dylan Larkin has a hard time sugar-coating it — last season sucked for him and the Detroit Red Wings. It’s tough to finish with a minus-122 goal differential and 23 fewer points than any other team. Larkin called it “embarrassing” to be on the first Red Wings team to finish dead last
Jan 22, 2021 Fantasy hockey leagues that score by points, as is now the default here at ESPN.com, don’t have to wait to start drilling down on value trends. With rotisserie, it takes a decent sample size before we can start to find baselines for replacement value and start to assign individual player value. With
3:39 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. His death was announced Sunday by the Maple Leafs, who said he died of heart complications, citing his family. The Toronto Maple Leafs mourn the passing of George
4:38 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn didn’t practice Saturday, a day after his right leg buckled awkwardly during a collision in the season opener. Coach Rick Bowness provided no update after practice on Benn’s condition or his status for Sunday’s game, when the Stars play Nashville again. The
11:25 AM ET The Blue Jackets and Jets have completed a blockbuster trade to swap disgruntled stars as winger Patrik Laine is headed to Columbus while center Pierre-Luc Dubois has landed in Winnipeg. Forward Jack Roslovic, a Columbus native, is also headed to the Blue Jackets as part of the deal. Columbus is sending Winnipeg
1:48 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Close Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email We’ve got our first blockbuster trade of the 2021 NHL season, as the Columbus Blue Jackets have sent disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois along with a 2022 third-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets, in
4:49 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton will miss at least four weeks because of a fractured rib. After being injured during Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Thornton has been placed on long-term injured reserve, a move that helps the team’s salary-cap situation. Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe
4:54 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Jets placed forwards Patrik Laine and Nate Thompson on injured reserve Friday. Laine has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury. The second overall pick in the 2016 draft, Laine had two goals and an assist in the Jets’ season opener before being sidelined.
7:00 AM ET The NHL’s abridged 56-game 2021 season is up and running. But there have been a few COVID-19 related speed bumps along the way, particularly with the Dallas Stars, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. Here’s everything you need to know about how the virus is impacting the hockey season, and what comes next.
7:00 AM ET The National Hockey League’s 2021 season is just over a week old, and the Dallas Stars are undefeated. In fact, they’ve yet to surrender a single goal to an opponent. Of course, they haven’t scored any goals either. Or won any games, for that matter, because they haven’t actually played any opponents.
2:33 PM ET Associated Press The Washington Capitals will be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for at least the next four games because of COVID-19 protocols, coach Peter Laviolette said. Ovechkin, a three-time NHL MVP, was placed on the league’s unavailable list Wednesday along with No. 1 center Evgeny Kuznetsov, starting goaltender
9:15 AM ET I wish I loved anything in life as much as Canadians love their (We The) North Division this NHL season. “In our small little hockey world, this is an unbelievably cool event and I’m really glad I’m in Canada when it happened,” said Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice, when asked about the
6:55 PM ET Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and three teammates were placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol-related absences list on Wednesday, as the league fined the team $100,000 for a violation of health and safety protocols. Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov were all added to the daily list
9:00 AM ET Last February, St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Bouwmeester’s teammates waved for help, and a team of trainers and doctors sprung into choreographed action. Bouwmeester had suffered a cardiac episode, but within 60 seconds of his collapse,