2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, does not mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. – Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

New York Rangers win Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals from ‘rusty’ Tampa Bay Lightning

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers entered Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals with their adrenaline still pumping from Monday’s Game 7 win at the Carolina Hurricanes. The Tampa Bay Lightning, in contrast, hit the ice for the first time since completing a sweep of the Florida Panthers way back on May 23rd. … Read more

Breaking up Kid Line pays off for Rangers and Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant hasn’t altered his top-three line combinations often during the playoffs, but the Rangers coach broke up the Kid Line for their Game 4 win over the Hurricanes, which tied their second-round series. Gallant bumped up winger Tyler Motte as the right wing alongside Filip Chytil and Alexis Lafreniere, while dropping Kaapo Kakko to … Read more

Artemi Panarin makes up for off series with Rangers’ winner

When the Rangers were headed into overtime of Game 7 against the Penguins on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, head coach Gerard Gallant said he knew who was going to score the game-winning goal for his team if it was going to happen. Artemi Panarin proved his coach right when he whipped the puck … Read more

Everything still ahead of Rangers despite trailing Penguins

PITTSBURGH – Ferris Bueller said that life comes at you fast in the playoffs and even faster when Sidney Crosby is on the other side playing some of the most compelling hockey of his fabled career. Yogi Berra said it gets late early in the playoffs and especially so when down 2-1 and on the … Read more