The National Hockey League is "nowhere near a resolution" on whether or not players will compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics but the league is looking at pre-season games in China next year, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. The NHL opted not to shut down in 2018 and allow players
Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:46 pm
He's known as "Mr. Shark," but should Marleau's number be the first that San Jose retires?
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:41 pm
Part two of the 2019-20 season preview highlights Buffalo, Detroit, Ottawa, Washington and the New York Islanders. (Getty Images)
Posted: August 16, 2019, 2:53 pm
Joe Thornton, 40, proved last season that he can still be a valuable contributor, and it looks like he will be back in San Jose for the 2019-20 season.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 1:53 pm
Taking out those who are returning from injury, who fell short of projections last year but have the chance to exceed expectations this season? Here’s a look at possible bounce-back candidates.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 2:35 am
His best days clearly behind him, will David Backes still be a Bruin next season? And if so, can he still be a productive physical presence and a locker room leader?
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:47 pm
This week, we're looking at the cases of the five likeliest candidates to have the Sharks' first retired number. We continue with Joe Thornton.
Posted: August 15, 2019, 7:19 pm
How do Capitals fans compare to the rest of the league?
Posted: August 15, 2019, 4:16 pm
Brandon Saad looking to regain spot on Blackhawks' top line: 'That’s something that I think I’m capable of'
The Blackhawks were hoping Brandon Saad's second go-around in Chicago would produce similar results and recapture some of that magic with Jonathan Toews, who had a revolving door of wingers during the 2016-17 campaign. That hasn't quite happened yet.
Posted: August 15, 2019, 5:30 am
Former Sharks captain Patrick Marleau is skating in San Jose, but a reunion reportedly isn't in the cards.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 9:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 8:20 pm
Charlie Coyle broke out for the Bruins in the postseason as their third-line center. Will he end up there again next season, or could the team shift him to a top-six role as a winger?
Posted: August 14, 2019, 4:14 pm
The Capitals have won four Metro Division titles in a row, but rivals are gunning for them and this time there are several teams that could finally overthrow Washington. Our Metro preview series continues with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 3:13 pm
Re-signing Braden Holtby for next season would have a domino effect on the team. How could the Caps potentially make it all work?
Posted: August 14, 2019, 2:03 pm
Former Sharks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff posted a photo with the duo from a locker room at San Jose's practice facility Monday.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 1:26 am
This week, we're looking at the cases of the five likeliest Sharks to have their number retired first. We continue with former captain Joe Pavelski.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 12:47 am
Cam Neely termed Jake DeBrusk's postseason performance a "learning experience," but what can the winger build on going into his third season with the Bruins?
Posted: August 13, 2019, 7:59 pm
Blackhawks sign one-year contract with 27-year-old Swedish defenseman Philip Holm.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 7:23 pm
A week after Robin Lehner unveiled his new Blackhawks pads, Collin Delia has done the same.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 3:42 pm
This week, we're examining the cases of the five likeliest candidates to have the Sharks' first retired number. We continue with Owen Nolan.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 12:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 6:59 pm
Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. The Florida Panthers announced Monday that they will send Luongo's No. 1 jersey to the rafters on March 7. Fittingly, the opponent will be the Montreal Canadiens - the hometown team for their now-retired
Posted: August 12, 2019, 5:11 pm
Pretty, pretty good.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 4:48 pm
David Krejci is coming off a great season, but can the Bruins veteran duplicate his success this coming year when he'll turn 34 years old in April?
Posted: August 12, 2019, 4:24 pm
August isn't the most robust time for NHL news, so what better way to create some excitement than some good old fashioned debate?
Posted: August 12, 2019, 4:16 pm
NHL Network producers and analysts tab Ovechkin as one of the top wingers in the NHL.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 4:07 pm
The Capitals have won four Metro Division titles in a row, but rivals are gunning for them and this time there are several teams that could finally overthrow Washington. Our Metro preview series.
Posted: August 12, 2019, 2:21 pm
Charlie Coyle was honor by the city of Weymouth on Saturday evening. The Boston Bruins winger received the key to the city and also had his number raised to the rafters of Connell Rink.
Posted: August 11, 2019, 5:56 pm
NBC Sports California made its case for the best jersey in Sharks history, and we let the fans vote.
Posted: August 11, 2019, 7:18 am
Not even one of the league's best goalies last season could save the NHL from this screwup.
Posted: August 10, 2019, 7:49 pm
One factor makes Tyler Lewington stand out from the crowd and it could get him some extended time in the NHL this season.
Posted: August 10, 2019, 2:55 pm
Charlie McAvoy will eventually live up to all those expectations, writes DJ Bean. And a Bruins franchise that's been lucky enough to have some of the greatest to ever play defenseman will have its next clear-cut No. 1.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 10:25 pm
Some recent rankings had Sean Couturier on the outside looking in for top-20 NHL centers. Was the Flyers' do-it-all guy down the middle snubbed? By Jordan Hall and Brooke Destra
Posted: August 9, 2019, 9:22 pm
Ovi's trip to China wasn't just filled with clinics. The superstar got to be a tourist as well.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 5:01 pm
The Capitals will have a good training camp battle in September as young defensemen Jonas Siegenthaler and Christian Djoos fight for a spot on the third pair.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 3:55 pm
Several players will be tempting to draft early based of their performances last season but be cautious. Who may not be worth the risk this upcoming season?
Posted: August 9, 2019, 3:02 am
NBC Sports California's rankings continue with the best-ever Sharks jersey: The original teal sweater.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 1:08 am
Torey Krug had a monster postseason for the Bruins and is in the prime of his career, but the 28-year-old could be at a crossroads in 2019-20.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 10:36 pm
The first part of the 2019-20 season preview features Tampa Bay, Boston, Toronto, Montreal and Florida. (Getty Images)
Posted: August 8, 2019, 5:05 pm
Joe Murphy has been homeless for most of two years. Now he may be involved in the drug epidemic hitting a small Ontario town.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 4:06 pm
In a sitdown interview with NBC Sports Chicago, Calvin de Haan talks about what it was like playing with Jeremy Colliton as a player and what it will be like playing for him as a head coach.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 3:49 pm
In a sitdown interview with NBC Sports Chicago, Kris Versteeg talks about why he rejoined the Blackhawks organization and why he doesn't believe his time in the NHL isn't done just yet.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 3:46 pm
Even after shutting some of his critics up, Tuukka Rask still has something to prove for the Bruins: getting them across the finish line and hoisting a Stanley Cup.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 2:35 pm
The Caps have a few good players in the pipeline, but there is only one position in which the team must look to a young prospect to fill.
Posted: August 8, 2019, 3:14 am
In a sitdown interview with NBC Sports Chicago, Drake Caggiula talks about his role with the Blackhawks and how he made a strong impression on Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews last season.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 10:28 pm
The best way to leak your old baby-faced photos is to do it yourself.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 10:12 pm
Andrew Shaw on ovation at Blackhawks Convention: 'I tried to stay serious but I had to crack a smile'
In a sitdown interview with NBC Sports Chicago, Andrew Shaw talks about the warm reception he received at the Blackhawks Convention and what it would mean to get back to the playoffs.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 10:03 pm
On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Slavko Bekovic discuss where Jonathan Toews ranks among NHL centers and answer your mailbag questions.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 6:19 pm
Today's piece on Brad Marchand is the third in a 10-part series over the next two weeks breaking down the core Bruins group of players, and where they stand headed into next season after last spring's Stanley Cup playoff run.There's no argument about Brad Marchand being at the height of his
Posted: August 7, 2019, 4:15 pm
With seven key players either already in their 30s or turning 30 early this season, the Capitals are facing an aging curve that can be unkind in a sport where youth dominates.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 3:49 pm