Ranking the 10 Most Consistent Veterans in the NHL

Posted 12/14/2016 - 18:19 by HockeyPolls

A 23-man NHL roster is in a constant state of change, especially during the regular season and playoffs. General managers hold consistent performers in high esteem, as each problem that can be solved with confidence reduces the portion of the roster left to rookies, experiments and chance.

Alex Ovechkin Ties Keith Tkachuk for 31st on All-Time Goals List

Posted 12/13/2016 - 14:14 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin notched his 538th career goal in Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, tying him with Keith Tkachuk for 31st on the all-time goals list, per Sportsnet Stats.

How Did Devan Dubnyk Go from Castoff to Vezina Trophy Contender?

Posted 12/12/2016 - 18:04 by HockeyPolls

One-third of the way through the 2016-17 NHL season, Devan Dubnyk is hockey’s best goaltender. His .946 save percentage is the best of any goalie to play more than two games this year, and among starters, it’s well clear of even Carey Price's incredible .940 for the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL Teams Most Likely to Make a Trade Before the Holiday Freeze

Posted 12/12/2016 - 14:40 by HockeyPolls

The NHL's annual holiday roster freeze begin at midnight Eastern time on Dec. 19, expiring at midnight ET on Dec. 27. No trades can be made during this period. For teams in need of some roster help, such as the Montreal Canadiens, they must act quickly to swing a deal before then. 

Some teams, such as the Canadiens, could seek short-term replacements for sidelined players. Others, such as the Boston Bruins, could be willing to move a player or two. Some, such as the Colorado Avalanche, could use a roster shake-up. 

Dark-Horse Stanley Cup Contenders in the 2016-17 NHL Season

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

If the playoffs started today, some of the teams we thought would be contenders for the Stanley Cup—Tampa Bay, Nashville, maybe even the Dallas Stars—would not even be part of the program. It's not even Christmas yet, however, so good thing for them.

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 10 Poll

Posted 12/12/2016 - 00:27 by HockeyPolls

If the results from the first third of the 2016-17 NHL season are any indication, there are going to be a lot of sad fans in the Metropolitan Division this year.

The Met is treating the rest of the league like a chew toy. Five of the NHL's top seven teams come from that division alone; three of those teams will be eliminated no later than the second round of the playoffs.

Max Domi Injury: Updates on Coyotes Forward's Recovery from Hand Surgery

Posted 12/11/2016 - 14:51 by HockeyPolls

Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi's upper-body injury has been determined to be a hand issue that will require surgery and could keep him out of action for more than one month. 

Continue for updates.

Henrik Lundqvist Benched for Antti Raanta: Latest Comments and Reaction

Posted 12/11/2016 - 12:08 by HockeyPolls

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Sunday that goalie Antti Raanta will get the start against the New Jersey Devils over incumbent starter Henrik Lundqvist.

The Top Early Storylines Surrounding 2017 NHL Free Agents

Posted 12/10/2016 - 14:38 by HockeyPolls

The recent re-signings of Brent Burns by the San Jose Sharks and Brad Marchand by the Boston Bruins took two top players out of next summer's pool of NHL unrestricted free agents. More focus is shifting upon those notables who still remain, such as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop and St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

Former Flyers Coach Bill Dineen Dies at Age 84

Posted 12/10/2016 - 14:14 by HockeyPolls

Former Philadelphia Flyers coach Bill Dineen, 84, died Friday night, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly.

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