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The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games on NHL Opening Day. (Image: Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times)

NHL Opening Day Odds: Lightning, Avalanche Favored in Home Openers

Two of the top contenders for the 2021 Stanley Cup are in action on Wednesday night, with both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche beginning their seasons at home on NHL Opening Day. The Lightning will play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Avalanche will battle the […]

The Colorado Avalanche open the season as the favorite to win the 2021 Stanley Cup at all major sportsbooks. (Image: Jason Franson/AP)

Stanley Cup Odds: Colorado, Vegas Biggest Threats to Tampa Bay Title Defense

When the NHL season begins on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to fight their way back to a second straight title. But the defending champions won’t enter the season as the favorites to retain the trophy, according to the preseason Stanley Cup odds. Instead, the Colorado Avalanche will […]

Connor McDavid won’t stay on the board long in your NHL fantasy hockey draft. (Image: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

NHL Fantasy Hockey Draft Tips and Advice for Newbies and Lapsed Fans

The NHL returns to action on Wednesday for a season that should provide a bit of normalcy for fans, while still retaining a few changes in deference to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that this week is NHL fantasy hockey draft time, a daunting prospect if you’re not up to […]

Gretzkey's O-Pee-Chee rookie cards is one of only two graded a perfect 10. (Images: Heritage Auctions)

What Wall Street Thinks About Gretzky’s $1.29M Rookie Card Record

Wayne Gretzky’s O-Pee-Chee rookie card recently sold for $1.29 million, setting a new record for collectible hockey cards. Sports memorabilia collectors have come to expect record-breaking sales in 2020, but this year’s collectibles market is so hot, even Wall Street is starting to notice. There have been a number of […]

Oilers star Connor McDavid is favored to win the Hart Trophy, with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both also in the NHL MVP mix.

Connor McDavid Favored Over Teammate Leon Draisaitl in Hart Trophy Race

Leon Draisaitl led the NHL in points last year, racking up 110 points over 71 games to win the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. But, heading into the 2020-21 season, sportsbooks say Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid leads his teammate in the next NHL MVP odds race. […]

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to win the franchise’s first title since 2004. (Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty)

Tampa Bay Lightning Shut Out Dallas Stars to Win Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning finally fulfilled their potential on Monday night, blanking the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL’s Edmonton bubble. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves to record a shutout, while Brayden Point and Blake Coleman supplied the scoring to finish off the six-game Stanley […]

The New York Islanders are leading 3-0 over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the NHL Playoffs, and are one game away from the upset. (Image: Getty)

Canucks, Islanders Eye First-Round NHL Playoff Upsets

Of the eight, first-round NHL Playoff series matchups, six are going pretty much as expected, but two teams are looking at big upsets. The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders came in as heavy underdogs, but after three games of the best-of-seven format, are looking at closing out the favorites. […]

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith plays on against the Chicago Blackhawks despite temporarily losing his mask. (Image: Getty)

NHL Play-in Series Odds: Pittsburgh, Edmonton Favorites to Advance

The National Hockey League returns to action in two secure zones in Canada after a four-month layoff with 24 teams qualifying for the postseason. DraftKings updated the NHL play-in series odds, and the #5 Pittsburgh Penguins are the biggest favorite at -245 to defeat the #12 Montreal Canadians in the […]

The NHL tested more than 4,000 players last week for COVID-19, and none of the tests came back positive. (Image: Getty)

NHL Shuts Out COVID-19; Testing Working Before Playoffs

The NHL announced Monday that it administered 4,256 COVID-19 tests to 800 players and personnel in the second week of training camp, and had no positive results. The league had two positive test results in the first week of training camp. Twenty-four teams are in the NHL Bubble in either […]

Colorado Avs Matt Calvert (11) scores against the Vegas Golden Knights during a preseason game in Las Vegas in 2019. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

NHL Playoffs: Colorado Avs, Vegas Golden Knights Favorites Out West

Rocky Mountain High or Sin City? The Vegas Golden Knights are the favorites to win the NHL Western Conference at 13/5 odds, according to a recent update by the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Colorado Avalanche aren’t far behind, with 7/2 odds to win the west, while the defending […]

The Seattle Kraken becomes the next NHL expansion team. (Image: NBC)

Release the Kraken, Seattle NHL Franchise Reveals Sea-Monster Name

It’s official. The Seattle Kraken will become the 32nd team in the NHL after the expansion franchise announced its deep sea-inspired moniker. The Kraken will join the NHL in the Western Conference in the 2021-22 season. After the Las Vegas Golden Knights joined the Western Conference, the NHL had an […]

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 […]