Emily Kaplan: I was ready to say Matthews is unequivocally the early front-runner for MVP after the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ dominating 7-2 opening win over the Winnipeg Jets in which the 20-year-old notched three points. Then I stayed up for the late game, and saw McDavid shell out a hat trick. Recency bias is a
EDMONTON, Alberta — An Edmonton police officer attacked last weekend was honored by the Oilers before their home opener against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Constable Michael Chernyk received a standing ovation as he walked onto the ice during a pregame ceremony and stood beside anthem singer Robert Clark for his performance of “O
LAS VEGAS — The NHL’s fledgling Golden Knights understand Las Vegas is in need of inspiration and hope after last weekend’s deadly shooting and they’re trying to provide some. Golden Knights players have visited the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, United Blood Services, and the Las Vegas Convention Center, where a family assistance center
LAS VEGAS — We weren’t hockey players on Tuesday. After practice two days after the tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a bunch of Vegas Golden Knights teammates loaded into SUVs, and we went into our community. Guys met with first responders, stopped at a police station and visited with people who were
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed Josh Anderson to a $5.55 million, three-year deal after the forward missed training camp and the preseason because he didn’t have a contract. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the contract Tuesday on the eve of the start of the regular season. Anderson, who was a restricted free
The puck drops on the NHL season Wednesday. Here are the top storylines heading into the 2017-18 campaign: Penguins seeking three-peat (Caps too) Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins can be the first NHL team to win three straight Stanley Cups since the New York Islanders won four in a row from 1980 to 1983.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury. General manager Chuck Fletcher said after practice Monday that Parise would not travel to games at Detroit on Thursday and at Carolina on Saturday. Fletcher said Parise was “having
Whether you are an NHL general manager or a fantasy hockey player, one of the most important skills to maintain a strong roster is being able to spot trends. Is a young player about to take off? Is an older player about to decline? These trends affect decisions — and a mistake could lead to
Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi called for stricter immigration controls following a violent attack in Edmonton, Alberta. Domi tweeted Sunday night about a Somali refugee who is facing a number of charges, including five counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving and participation in a terrorist activity. “Really hope everyone in Edmonton is OK. We’re behind
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as “The Voice,” has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62. The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national broadcaster on NBC Sports.