Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

Fantasy Hockey Luck Indicator – The Bruins and Kraken lines are among the luckiest in the NHL

Time to do another check in on how the lines stack up in goals vs expected goals as tracked by MoneyPuck. As of Sunday, there have been 72 NHL lines that have played 150 minutes together at five-on-five this season. Some are still together, but others haven’t been together for quite some time and are … Read more

Wednesday Fantasy Hockey Tips – NHL picks, matches, and more

Wednesday’s five-game schedule kicks off with an exciting match between two teams who are struggling in similar fashion. The Senators cannot keep their netball and the Islanders cannot score. Since January 2, New York has ranked one notch out of the basement (currently occupied by the Wolves) with an average of 1.70 goals/game while Ottawa … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

NHL Power Rankings: Sabers and Avalanche Climb, Bruins Stay No. 1

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Aside from the mighty Bruins, two other teams have achieved perfect 4-0-0 leads over the past week in the NHL: the Avalanche and Sabers. For Avs, what difference does a healthy arrangement make. It is no coincidence that the return of Nathan McKinnon has helped them turn a corner, and although … Read more

Inside Blackhawks legend Brent Seabrook’s hunt for a hockey second act

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Mazen Leslie, a 17-year-old defenseman from the WHL’s Vancouver Giants, was watching TV one night when he stumbled across a rerun of an old episode of “Chicago Fire” and saw a familiar-if clean-shaven-face. Leslie paused the TV, took a quick photo on his phone, and immediately sent it to Brent Seabrook. … Read more

The point behind Flyers All-Star Kevin Hayes is pointing to the sky

VOORHEES, NJ – When Kevin Hayes scores, he taps his upper left arm and then points to the sky. Hayes has made these two important gestures since the sudden death of his older brother, Jimmy Hayes, on August 23, 2021. The celebration honors the life of his “biggest supporter”. But most importantly, a 3-year-old boy … Read more

Will Cuylle’s NHL debut gives the Rangers a much-needed physical boost

Will Cuylle will make his NHL debut with the Rangers on Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs in front of friends and family in his hometown of Toronto. Cuylle’s story unfolded better than it could ever have been written. He’s poised to launch his NHL career two years, three months and 20 days after the … Read more