Hockey

Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, Ontario will be one of the two cities to host the NHL restart. (Image: Sportsnet)

Secure Zone Canada: Toronto and Edmonton Named NHL Playoff Bubble Cities

Welcome to the Canadian bubble. The NHL finally selected Edmonton and Toronto as the two hub cities, aka the “Secure Zone” bubble, that will host the Stanley Cup playoffs and 24-team tournament. Toronto, Ontario will host the Eastern Conference, while the Western Conference will be based in Edmonton, Alberta. In […]

The Rogers Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could host the NHL playoffs if chosen as a hub city. (Image: Sportsnet)

NHL Playoffs Hub Cities Narrowed Down to 6, Vancouver Has Edge

The NHL will host its 24-team playoff series in two hub cities, with one city hosting the Eastern Conference and the other hosting the Western Conference. The NHL narrowed down its potential list of hub cities from 10 to six — Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Las Vegas, Edmonton, and Vancouver. […]

Empty Capitol One Arena, home of the Capitals, in Washington, DC. (Image: Nick Wass/AP)

NHL Sets Date for Playoffs, 2 Hub Cities Pending

The National Hockey League is ready to set forth Phase 3 of its resumption plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The NHL announced its highly-anticipated date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs tournament, which will begin on July 30. The league also set tentative dates for training camps, but […]

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl leads the NHL in scoring this season. (Image: Perry Nelson/USA Today Sports)

Updated Stanley Cup Odds After 24-Team Playoff Announcement

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are still favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup at 6/1 odds each after a recent update by Fan Duel, which reflected the recent announcement that the NHL will resume play with a 24-team playoff format. If and when the NHL finally gives […]

Proposed NHL playoff format with 24 teams.  (Image: SportsNet)

NHL Approves 24-Team Playoffs, Play-in Series Playoff Odds

The NHL will opt for an expanded, 24-team playoff to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup champion, if and when professional hockey resumes. In its Return to Play Plan, NHL officials propose that eight teams in each conference meet in the NHL Play-in Series, which will include the […]

Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, sits empty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times)

NHL, NHLPA Moving Closer to Finishing Season with 24-Team Playoff Format

The NHL and NHL Players Association are discussing a plan that would result in a 24-team playoff to conclude the 2019-20 season, according to a report by The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun cited sources as saying that the current proposal would see all teams return to at least some regular […]

Cooper Marody from the Bakersfield Condors takes a shot in the 2019 AHL playoffs. (Image: Jessie Harsen/ AHL)

AHL Cancels Season and Calder Cup Playoffs

For the first time in its history, the American Hockey League (AHL) will not finish out its season or playoffs for the coveted Calder Cup due to the coronavirus outbreak. The AHL officially canceled the season and will focus on next year. The AHL serves as a minor league and […]

Marcus Johansson of the Buffalo Sabres plays in an NHL Global Series game in Stockholm, Sweden in November 2019. (Image: Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty)

NHL, Players Association Postpone International Games for 2020-21 Season

The NHL and the NHLPA announced Friday that international games scheduled for the start of the 2020-21 season have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes as the NHL season remains paused, with the league having halted play in mid-March and having yet to announce any plan […]

NHL rinks have been closed since March 12 with a return date still unknown. (Image: Patrick Smith/Getty)

NHL to Delay Next Season Until December to Finish 2020?

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested that the NHL would delay the start of the 2021-22 season to accommodate the conclusion of the 2019-20 season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, no one knows when a viable return date will be possible for the NHL. The start of next season could […]

Though no decision has been made on the future of the NHL and NBA regular seasons, the Westgate SuperBook USA put out playoff odds for both, and Tampa Bay is a favorite in their first-round matchup with Toronto. (Image: Getty)

Westgate SuperBook USA Sets Projected NBA, NHL Playoff Odds

If the NBA or NHL cancel the rest of their regular seasons because of the coronavirus outbreak and go right to the playoffs when (and if) they resume play, the Westgate SuperBook USA has set first-round matchup odds for gamblers to mull over. The Las Vegas sportsbook issued the odds, […]

The basketball court prior to the beginning of 2018 March Madness college basketball tournament at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

NCAA Cancels 2020 March Madness and Frozen Four Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA announced it’s cancelling the March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA also cancelled all remaining winter and spring championships in all sports, at all levels (Divisions I, II, and III) The announcement came several hours after […]

The Vegas Golden Knights were big winners of the NHL trade deadline, acquiring goalie Robin Lehner from Chicago. (Image: Getty)

Who Were the Winners and Losers at the Close of NHL Trading?

The NHL trade deadline came and went on Monday, and there was a flurry of activity as teams tried to get stronger for the playoffs. Others were trying to unload talent and stockpile draft picks in the hopes of becoming contenders in 2021. There were players and teams that were […]

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals celebrates scoring goal #700 on his career against the New Jersey Devils in Newark, NJ. (Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty)

Alex Ovechkin Second-Youngest to Score 700 Goals, Chasing Gretzky’s 894

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals became the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals. Ovechkin, 34, became the second-fastest player in history to achieve the rare feat, trailing only Wayne Gretzky. Now that Ovechkin reached the 700 goal milestone, the next question on everyone’s mind is, “Can […]