As good as goaltending has become over the past decade, it’s hard not to feel bad for the netminders at times. Players shoot harder and more accurately than ever, and Thursday Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen was beaten by exactly the type of shot that makes you realize how skilled shooters... Read more
It’s our Trade Deadline Preview, featuring the lowdown on what every team wants and who’s for sale until Feb. 29. Also in the issue: Big Benn – Dallas’ quiet star won’t talk about it and may not even know it, but he’s morphed into the NHL’s top power forward. Read more
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There was a time, not so long ago, when the Anaheim Ducks couldn’t score if the net was empty and Ryan Getzlaf had a breakaway. The Ducks’ goal scoring troubles have started to disappear, though. Since the beginning of January, the Ducks have the fifth-most goals of any team... Read more
It feels like Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas flirts with supplemental discipline once a month these days. It’s hardly a coincidence, as he deliberately plays on the edge every night. It’s what makes him a tough brick of a man to play against, and it’s also what has him courting significant... Read more
The Columbus Blue Jackets went out and bolstered their defense earlier this season with the acquisition of Seth Jones, but GM Jarmo Kekalainen made another move Thursday to ensure his young, up-and-coming defense corps stays in tact. The Blue Jackets announced Thursday they have signed 22-year-old blueliner Ryan Murray... Read more
Welcome to Episode 3 of The Hockey News Podcast. This week we have our first guest — former NHL all-star Jeremy Roenick. JR takes a break from his duties with NBC Sports to talk about the Dion Phaneuf trade, the hardest hits he ever took, and what the Winnipeg... Read more
The Toronto Marlies have a luxury not many, if any, teams in the American League enjoy. When the parent team is out of town, the Marlies have access to two ice surfaces in the same building. And they use them. At one point during practice, coach Sheldon Keefe splits... Read more
Detroit’s 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators may have moved the Red Wings into sole possession second place in the Atlantic Division, but Tampa Bay and Boston are nipping at their heels. And fending off the Lightning and Bruins isn’t going to be easy without the services of defenseman... Read more