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B/R NHL Experts Discuss: Stanley Cup Favorites and Award Winners at Midseason

January 20, 2017

The Stanley Cup playoffs are not that far off. Yeah, the NHL is in something of the dog days of its 82-game season, but spring is starting to feel closer. And that means only one thing: predictions. The gist of Read More…

Sharks' Joe Thornton Moves to 24th on All-Time Points List

January 19, 2017

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton surpassed Johnny Bucyk for 24th on the all-time points list with his two assists in Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings, per Sportsnet Stats. Thornton now possesses 1,370 points over 1,412 career games, Read More…

NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2016-17

January 19, 2017

For many of the active NHL players who’ve put up the kind of numbers needed for entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame, this year has been a bit of a downer.  Veteran snipers are showing their age on the Read More…

Is Jonathan Toews' Slump a Long-Term Concern for Chicago Blackhawks?

January 19, 2017

DENVER — Jonathan Toews lay contorted in the middle of the Chicago Blackhawks’ dressing room Tuesday morning, doing yoga-like stretches to loosen up his lower back. At one point, he employed the use of a pulsating, lower-lumbar roller, using it Read More…

Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2016-17 NHL Season so Far

January 19, 2017

The 2016-17 season has seen a large reduction in fines and suspensions for NHL players. The total from the 2015-16 season, per Sportsnet, was 65—and this season’s total fines and suspensions number fewer than 20. The suspensions and injuries resulting Read More…

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

January 18, 2017

The Boston Bruins (23-19-5) will be going for their ninth win in 10 meetings against the Detroit Red Wings (19-19-6) on Wednesday as -136 road betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The Bruins begin a difficult seven-game stretch in Read More…

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

January 18, 2017

The San Jose Sharks (26-16-2) have dropped consecutive games to the Los Angeles Kings (22-18-4) for the first time since 2015 and will attempt to end that skid on Wednesday as small -114 road underdogs (bet $114 to win $100) at Read More…

Jack Capuano Fired by Islanders: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

January 17, 2017

The New York Islanders announced they relieved Jack Capuano of his head coaching duties on Tuesday.  Assistant general manager Doug Weight will serve as the team’s interim head coach.  Capuano was the head coach of the Islanders since the 2010-11 season Read More…

Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on the 2016-17 NHL Season

January 16, 2017

Midway through the NHL’s 2016-17 season, several notable players have suffered serious injuries. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing captain Steven Stamkos to a knee injury is adversely affecting their performance. Considered a Stanley Cup contender when the season began, Read More…

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 15 Poll

January 16, 2017

It’s been a streaky season in the NHL, and the Washington Capitals are the latest team to find themselves in one, all to the good.  We almost saw the Columbus Blue Jackets tie the NHL’s all-time win streak of 17 Read More…