Category: NHL News

Behind the NHL’s Kid Rock debacle

3:00 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Weekly Reader publishes every Friday. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com. I want to write about Kid Rock about as much as I want to listen to Kid Rock. I think he lost me about 10 years ago when, in a true moment of musical…

Earning their stripes: How NHL refs stay in shape

Jan 10, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN CHICAGO — NHL referee Dan O’Rourke, like most frequent fliers, is a meticulous packer. For every work trip, his suitcase weighs exactly 52 pounds. Should an airport attendee measure it at, say, 51 pounds, O’Rourke knows he must have left something at home. And he never leaves for a trip…

NHL trade season preview: Eastern Conference

12:20 PM ET The turn of the new year in the NHL means it’s time for teams to start formulating game plans for the trade deadline. Will they be buyers, sellers or wait to see how things play out in the coming weeks? There are several key factors that go into these types of decisions,…

Bet on Golden Knights to make postseason

9:53 AM ET How many of the teams that are in playoff position now but didn’t make it last season will be there by season’s end? Greg Wyshynski: The Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Winnipeg Jets are locks. Yes, the Jets are a lock: There’s just way too much scoring…