The halfway mark is as good a time as any to assess what has taken place in this 2017-18 NHL season, and to start giving out our awards (that mean nothing right now). There have been surprises and disappointments alike, and, as Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says any
DETROIT — There is an understandable amount of gray area in every rule book. But what is absolutely confounding about the NHL’s discipline policy is that there is no standardization for supplemental punishment.
So the definition of a slash can be left up to the interpretation of the officials.
When Pierre Dorion walked into the press conference room in Ottawa on Wednesday evening before his team’s game against the Rangers, he said he had just got off the phone with another general manager and could have made a deal “three minutes ago.” Maybe it was hyperbole, but
Former NHL star Luc Robitaille’s wife said President Trump once became “aggressive” while propositioning her in a Madison Square Garden elevator.
Stacia Robitaille said she encountered the real estate mogul in Madison Square Garden while her husband was playing for the Rangers.
“I was once on a elevator alone with
Would the NHL actually lock the door on the Seattle Totems just as this 32nd franchise is ready to drop a $650 million puck on the 2020-21 season? Or is the league simply going to dare the NHLPA to go out on strike after either or both sides
The reason there is hesitation when hearing the NHL has agreed to allow Seattle to fill out an application for expansion is that unmitigated greed can undo something great. And greed is the first sentiment that comes to mind when commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that the Board
It is premature to declare the end of the Pittsburgh-Washington axis that has been dominant in the Metro Division, but it appears as if we’re experiencing an ongoing redistribution of power in which a path to the conference finals is wide open.
And though the road to the final
Regarding the Rangers, working on a victorious muscle memory in advance of Monday’s match at the Garden against San Jose.
1. Since the inception of the salary cap in 2005-06, there has been one major pre-January trade in the NHL. That was the Islanders’ swap of Matt Moulson (and a first
During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?”
It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city
Professional teams across four major sports leagues that sometimes stayed in Trump hotels are apparently now finding different lodging while on the road, according to a report Thursday.
An investigation by the Washington Post found that none of the 105 teams that responded from the total of 123 franchises from the
Islanders coach Doug Weight takes a timeout for some Q&A with The Post’s Steve Serby ahead of the team’s season opener Friday.
Q: Are you driven to make the Islanders not The Other Hockey Team in New York?
A: Yeah, of course. Like, the Rangers are the Rangers, right? And the Yankees
Mats Zuccarello was a natural-born leader even before anointed as one with an “A” on his sweater to symbolize his status as an alternate captain for the 2017-18 season that commences Thursday at the Garden against the Avalanche. He remembers the way it was for him when he first arrived
Regarding the Rangers, who will announce their final mass cutdown Thursday after sending Gabriel Fontaine and Trevor Halverson to AHL Hartford on Wednesday:
1. My opening roster up front by line combination:
Chris Kreider – Mika Zibanejad – Mats Zuccarello
Jimmy Vesey – Kevin Hayes – J.T. Miller
Rick Nash – Filip Chytil –
The next big breakthrough in CTE research has apparently arrived.
Doctors at Boston University believe they have discovered a way to diagnose the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living humans, TSN reported Tuesday. Researchers at BU studied the brains of 23 former football players, 50 non-athletes with Alzheimer’s and 18 non-athletes.
Tampa Bay’s signings of Group II, salary arbitration-filers Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat have set a bar that should inform Mika Zibanejad’s negotiations with the Rangers in advance of No. 93’s scheduled hearing on July 25.
Johnson, the center who will turn 27 before the end of the month, signed a
Gary Bettman longs for parity and Adam Silver strives for excellence. This is the fundamental difference between the NHL and NBA and their respective commissioners, and that difference is never more clear than right now in the aftermath of each final and on the eve of free agency.
But for all