Inside Nazem Kadri’s career year — at age 31

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri has been the focus of much debate during his career, from questions about his maturity to his frequent run-ins with the NHL Department of Player Safety. But the debate over whether the NHL snubbed him for its All-Star Game this season? That was a new one for Kadri. “I believe that he deserves to be there this year,” said Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, standing up for his player. […]

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NHL All-Star Game rosters 2022: Full list of players, captains, coaches for each division

The NHL’s decision not to send players to the Olympics this year means that the league’s top talent will instead showcase its skills at the All-Star Game, which is slated to be played in Las Vegas on Feb. 5. As in years past, 11 players from each division (nine skaters and two goalies) will face off in a 3-on-3 tournament, with the winner taking all. The NHL on Thursday announced 10 participants for each division, with the 11th roster spot […]

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NHL Power Rankings: Every team as a Disney World attraction

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Walt Disney World is currently celebrating its 50th birthday, having opened roughly four months before Jaromir Jagr was born. To honor this magical place, and with no small amount of corporate synergy, we’ve decided to use this week’s NHL power rankings to match all 32 teams with the Disney World attractions — rides, food, characters — that best fit their vibes. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and […]

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Comeback Canes: Carolina nets 7 in row to rally

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Carolina Hurricanes, one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference all season, have bigger plans for later in 2022, like perhaps competing for the franchise’s second Stanley Cup championship. For now, though, they’ll settle for any type of momentum builder they can get, and they began the calendar year with a doozy. Steven Lorentz and Brady Skjei each scored two goals as Carolina rallied from a 4-0 deficit with seven unanswered goals en route to […]

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NHL delays return to play until at least Tuesday

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL announced that it will not resume its regular season until at least Tuesday. The NHL and NHLPA agreed to begin their holiday break last Wednesday due to the number of players and teams impacted by COVID-19. The original plan was to begin games again on Monday. That means the entire slate of 14 games scheduled for Monday has been postponed. That includes the first “Battle of Alberta” matchup of the season […]

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NHL Draft prospects 2022: Updated big board, ranking of top 32 players overall

Sporting News is teaming up with FCHockey all season long to bring you the most in-depth NHL draft coverage you’ll find anywhere. With big boards, mock drafts, scouting reports, and more, we’ll keep you updated on all of the latest intel powered by FCHockey’s draft analysts and insiders. The calendar has flipped to December.  After a rough couple of months to open the NHL season, some fanbases might flip their attention to the NHL Draft, too. For every lost season comes hope […]

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Blue Jackets, Habs shut down over COVID issues

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. The NHL has shut down two more teams through the Christmas break as COVID-19 cases have continued rising around the league. On Monday, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens both had their team activities paused until after Dec. 26. They were the eighth and ninth teams that the NHL has closed down in the last week, joining Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Nashville […]

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Winnipeg coach Maurice resigns in 9th season

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Paul Maurice has resigned as coach of the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced on Friday. Maurice was in his ninth season as Jets coach, amassing a record of 315-223-62. Assistant coach Dave Lowry has agreed to become the team’s interim head coach ahead of Friday night’s home game against the Washington Capitals. The Jets are fifth in the Central Division with 31 points in 28 games. Their .554 points percentage is ninth best […]

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Bruins-Canadiens matchup ppd.; no makeup set

Saturday’s game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins has been postponed, the NHL announced Friday. No makeup date for the game has been set. Montreal played in front of an empty arena Thursday for its 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers after Quebec public health officials requested that no fans attend the game amid rising COVID-19 cases. “Today was a bit of a wake-up call,” Jonathan Drouin said. “We weren’t expecting that there wouldn’t be fans in the […]

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Red Wings’ Tyler Bertuzzi remains unvaccinated for COVID-19: ‘Natural immunity now’

Although he just got out of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols, Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi will remain unvaccinated.  Bertuzzi was activated off the league’s protocol list on Monday, The Athletic’s Max Bultman reported. He tested positive with COVID-19 on Dec. 1 and missed the past five games while he was under quarantine for 10 days. The left wing also missed another three games earlier in the season because of Canadian border restrictions. However, Bertuzzzi confirmed that his stance on vaccination […]

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