With the 2018 tournament upon us, we look at the legacy of college hockey’s top programs — some involved in this year’s bracket, some in a down cycle — and rank the ultimate lineups for them, based on the players’ success at the NHL level.
SC Bern on top of attendance study
Some teams had a rough campaign in 2017-18 through factors that some might consider unlucky, including injuries and young players hitting an unexpected wall. As a result, they’re the teams to watch as we take a way-too-early look ahead to next season.
The race for the Norris Trophy, given to the best defenseman in the NHL, is crowded this season. At least 10 worthy blueliners are battling it out for top billing. But these three D-men stand out above the rest.
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, who’s been out dealing with a concussion, practiced Monday, and could be available Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
Injuries and inconsistency up and down the lineup doomed the Habs in 2017-18. Big changes could be on the way this summer, beginning with captain Max Pacioretty. Here’s what GM Marc Bergevin should do, along with an early look at 2018-19.
As Anaheim’s elder statesmen, Ryan Getzlaf is a father figure on and off the ice. The center tells Greg Wyshynski why bouncing back from a tough start prepared Anaheim to “win now” and compete for the Cup, and how he balances being both a Duck and a dad.
Sean Allen provides his latest top-250 rest-of-the-season rankings for fantasy hockey leagues and shows why just about anyone in the NHL can have fantasy value to close the season.
Cardiff claims back-to-back Elite League titles
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko was ruled out for the Blues’ 5-4 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper-body injury.