Category: NHL News

Giroux, McAvoy, Kings among storylines with staying power

12:29 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Few things felt permanent about the first month of the season. A few weeks ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs seemed unstoppable; now a parade down Yonge Street sounds like a punch line again. The typically disciplined Pittsburgh Penguins are among the league leaders in both penalty minutes (13.3) and goals…

Greg Wyshynski: The scariest goalie masks of all time

1:25 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Halloween is upon us, which means the empty store in the strip mall that used to be a Kmart or whatever is now filled with a spook-tacular variety of masks. Ones that are whimsical. Ones that are topical. But most of all, ones that will scare the jeepers out of…

Philly’s flying start is for real

9:38 AM ET Which surprising team has the goods to be around at the end of the season? Greg Wyshynski: The Philadelphia Flyers seemed to be about a year away from making a big playoff push, but they also seemed like a team that could surprise this season if their atrocious 5-on-5 offense (fourth fewest…

Uni Watch NHL season preview

8:20 AM ET Paul LukasESPN.com Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com Don’t look now, but hockey season is upon us, which means it’s time for the annual Uni Watch NHL Season Preview. And it’s a particularly momentous season for NHL gear, because the league has a new…

Why the Predators will be the next dynasty

Aug 23, 2017 Josh Cooper In today’s NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it’s hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just three teams — the Chicago Blackhawks,…