Jimmy Howard Injury: Red Wings Goalie Out 4-6 Weeks with Injured Knee

Posted 12/23/2016 - 11:20 by HockeyPolls

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is reportedly expected to miss at least a month of action after an MRI revealed an MCL sprain. 

Dark-Horse Contenders for the 2016-17 Stanley Cup

Posted 12/23/2016 - 01:06 by HockeyPolls

The NHL standings as we hit the Christmas break have some familiar names at the top. There are constant contenders when it comes to the Stanley Cup—teams able to perennially put a squad together that fans just know is going to be making a push for a championship. 

Jaromir Jagr Passes Mark Messier for 2nd on NHL's All-Time Points List

Posted 12/22/2016 - 22:12 by HockeyPolls

Florida Panthers right winger Jaromir Jagr moved into second place on the NHL's all-time scoring list with an assist in the third period of Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins. 

David Legwand Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction

Posted 12/22/2016 - 17:09 by HockeyPolls

Veteran center David Legwand announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday, via Craig Custance of ESPN:

Henrik Sedin Set to Become 4th Swedish-Born Player with 1,200 Games Played

Posted 12/22/2016 - 14:36 by HockeyPolls

Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin enters Thursday's matchup with the Winnipeg Jets just one game shy of becoming the fourth Swedish-born player to tally 1,200 career games played, per Sportsnet Stats.

Jaromir Jagr Ties Mark Messier for 2nd-Most Points in NHL History

Posted 12/21/2016 - 22:03 by HockeyPolls

Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr tied Mark Messier for second-most points in NHL history with 1,887 in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres. He reached the total in 94 fewer games than Messier, per Sportsnet Stats.

Not only did the veteran winger reach that mark, but he did so in dramatic fashion.

The Advanced-Stats Case for and Against Edmonton Oilers Defenceman Kris Russell

Posted 12/21/2016 - 19:40 by HockeyPolls

Kris Russell is a player who draws a lot of criticism from people steeped in hockey analytics. Even an analytics-based approach to the game, though, recognizes that he does some things well. Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan seems to have identified what those things are.

Maligned NHL Players Proving Fans Wrong in 2016-17

Posted 12/21/2016 - 18:14 by HockeyPolls

There are several redemption stories across the NHL this season that are attracting a lot of attention. Some impact players who fell off from established levels one year ago are back on track—like Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers. Some former lottery picks who had been demoted to being role players and fringe options are now having major impacts on their teams.

Ben Bishop Injury: Lightning Goalie to Miss 3-4 Weeks with Lower-Body Injury

Posted 12/21/2016 - 17:57 by HockeyPolls

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday night's matchup against the Detroit Red Wings and was forced to leave the game. 

Post to Post: The NHL's Balance of Power Has Shifted from West to East

Posted 12/21/2016 - 02:44 by HockeyPolls

For years, the NHL’s balance of power rested in the West. In the regular season, Western teams dominated their Eastern rivals. In the playoffs, the Stanley Cup headed West with shocking regularity.

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