B/R NHL Experts Discuss: Stanley Cup Favorites and Award Winners at Midseason

Posted 01/19/2017 - 20:42 by HockeyPolls

The Stanley Cup playoffs are not that far off. Yeah, the NHL is in something of the dog days of its 82-game season, but spring is starting to feel closer. And that means only one thing: predictions.

Sharks' Joe Thornton Moves to 24th on All-Time Points List

Posted 01/19/2017 - 14:08 by HockeyPolls

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton surpassed Johnny Bucyk for 24th on the all-time points list with his two assists in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, per Sportsnet Stats.

NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2016-17

Posted 01/19/2017 - 14:07 by HockeyPolls

For many of the active NHL players who've put up the kind of numbers needed for entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame, this year has been a bit of a downer. 

Veteran snipers are showing their age on the cusp of retirement, and while their career accomplishments cannot be erased, the lackluster seasons do invoke a certain sadness. 

Is Jonathan Toews' Slump a Long-Term Concern for Chicago Blackhawks?

Posted 01/18/2017 - 21:56 by HockeyPolls

DENVER Jonathan Toews lay contorted in the middle of the Chicago Blackhawks' dressing room Tuesday morning, doing yoga-like stretches to loosen up his lower back. At one point, he employed the use of a pulsating, lower-lumbar roller, using it as a fulcrum to stretch the muscles out even more.

Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2016-17 NHL Season So Far

Posted 01/18/2017 - 21:12 by HockeyPolls

The 2016-17 NHL season has seen a large reduction in fines and suspensions for players. The 2015-16 saw 65, per Sportsnet, while this season's total fines and suspensions number fewer than 20.

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

Posted 01/18/2017 - 09:17 by HockeyPolls

The Boston Bruins (23-19-5) will be going for their ninth win in 10 meetings against the Detroit Red Wings (19-19-6) on Wednesday as -136 road betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

Posted 01/18/2017 - 09:16 by HockeyPolls

The San Jose Sharks (26-16-2) have dropped consecutive games to the Los Angeles Kings (22-18-4) for the first time since 2015 and will attempt to end that skid on Wednesday as small -114 road underdogs (bet $114 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

Jack Capuano Fired by Islanders: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Posted 01/17/2017 - 15:17 by HockeyPolls

The New York Islanders announced they relieved Jack Capuano of his head coaching duties on Tuesday. 

Assistant general manager Doug Weight will serve as the team's interim head coach. 

Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on the 2016-17 NHL Season

Posted 01/16/2017 - 15:07 by HockeyPolls

Midway through the NHL's 2016-17 season, several notable players have suffered serious injuries. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing captain Steven Stamkos to a knee injury is adversely affecting their performance. Considered a Stanley Cup contender when the season began, the Lightning currently sit outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 15 Poll

Posted 01/15/2017 - 23:43 by HockeyPolls

It's been a streaky season in the NHL, and the Washington Capitals are the latest team to find themselves in one, all to the good. 

We almost saw the Columbus Blue Jackets tie the NHL's all-time win streak of 17 recently, before they were shut out by the Caps in what would have been their 17th straight victory. The Capitals are more than halfway to equaling the mark, which was set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.

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