Category: NHL News

Which member of the 2010 draft class would you build around?

8:15 PM ET Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin have a lot in common. They were top prospects available in the 2010 NHL draft. They’ve both been traded by Peter Chiarelli. And they’re both central figures for their rising teams, the Devils and Stars, respectively. That got us thinking: If we were to build a franchise…

McDavid vs. Matthews is the rivalry the NHL deserves

Oct 5, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN I know Auston Matthews is 2 inches taller and roughly 30 pounds heavier than Connor McDavid. I know he’s roughly eight months younger than Connor McDavid. I know he has nine goals in five games this season, putting him on pace for 148 goals in the 2018-19 season, or roughly…

Smith-Pelly has his sights set on changing his sport

12:47 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN In the third period of a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 17, Washington Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly took umbrage at a hit on teammate T.J. Oshie. A couple of shifts later, Smith-Pelly did what many fourth-liners are trained to: He honed in on the offender, Chicago defenseman…

Roundtable: Bold predictions, teams most deserving of a Cup and more

1:21 PM ET Opening night of the 2018-19 NHL season is Wednesday, including the Washington Capitals raising their Stanley Cup banner prior to their matchup against the Boston Bruins. To get you ready for the season, we gathered a panel of our writers to answer some of the burning questions around the league: What’s your…

Who’s under the most pressure for all 31 NHL teams?

Sep 4, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN Job pressure in hockey can come in all forms. Some is dire: Get results or you’re out of work. Some is a bit more nuanced: It would be great if you performed at or above expectations, and you can rest a little easier at night, but your job isn’t necessarily…