Ranking the Biggest Surprises from the 2017 NHL All-Star Game Rosters

Posted 01/10/2017 - 18:52 by HockeyPolls

The NHL last year finally found an entertaining format for its long-maligned All-Star Game, a three-on-three, round-robin tourney that was both entertaining and somewhat dramatic—and it didn't hurt that the game featured a 6'8" version of "Rudy" in the name of eventual most valuable player John Scott.

NHL All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Full Player List, Comments and Reaction

Posted 01/10/2017 - 12:11 by HockeyPolls

The NHL released the official rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game on Tuesday. The 62nd edition of the annual showcase is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports passed along the squads for all four divisions:

More to follow.

Restricted NHL Free Agents Making Themselves Hot Commodities in 2016-17

Posted 01/10/2017 - 02:42 by HockeyPolls

When the Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Artemi Panarin just after Christmas, they did more than lock up a key part of their roster. They also took the player who might have been this summer’s most intriguing restricted free agent off the market.

How the Blue Jackets Went from NHL Laughingstock to the Top of the Standings

Posted 01/09/2017 - 15:21 by HockeyPolls

It used to be that any story that started with the line "The Columbus Blue Jackets could win the Stanley Cup this year" was automatically rendered a work of fiction. Not humanly possible. The Blue Jackets were punching bags on the ice and punch lines off.

Calling Fact or Fiction on the Hottest NHL Trade Speculation

Posted 01/09/2017 - 13:24 by HockeyPolls

As we approach the midpoint of the NHL schedule, the March 1 trade deadline is less than two months away. Notable players, such as Jarome Iginla and Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche, are appearing more frequently in media trade speculation.

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 14 Poll

Posted 01/09/2017 - 03:32 by HockeyPolls

It’s been an eventful three weeks since we last updated the NHL power rankings here at Bleacher Report, but with the holidays behind us, our panel of hockey writers reconvened to take a look around the league.

Dallas Stars' Team Plane Had to Make Emergency Landing Due to Electrical Issue

Posted 01/08/2017 - 16:36 by HockeyPolls

The Dallas Stars announced Sunday they had to make an emergency landing on their flight to Los Angeles as a result of an electrical issue.

After landing safely, the team boarded a new plane ahead of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

NHL Players Most Likely to Be Moved Before the Trade Deadline

Posted 01/07/2017 - 14:04 by HockeyPolls

The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is less than two months away. Players who've become frequent topics of trade speculation, such as Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, could be with new teams by then. 

New Rivalries Getting Better in the 2016-17 NHL Season

Posted 01/07/2017 - 02:49 by HockeyPolls

When it comes to rivalries in the National Hockey League, it's all pretty clear, right?

The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. The Boston Bruins vs. the Montreal Canadiens. The Chicago Blackhawks vs. the St. Louis Blues. Emotions have been running high between those teams for decades. All that long-simmering hate leads to some awesome on-ice action.

But it doesn't end there. The NHL is an ever-changing entity, with new relationships evolving all the time between various teams.

Ranking the Most Shocking Statistics of the 2016-17 NHL Season

Posted 01/06/2017 - 23:52 by HockeyPolls

Every season, NHL fans are treated to shocking performances.

Some of those performances come from veterans who are enjoying career seasons, while others come from role players who are stepping into ideal situations and making the most of things. There are also those that come from NHL teams that are delivering historic numbers.

This season, only halfway done, has given fans all kinds numbers to discuss. And in some ways, these have changed the balance of the NHL. Will it last?

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