1. NHL Teams That Missed the Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

    If you're not moving ahead, you're falling behind. That's life in the NHL, where the passage of time is an enemy that challenges every club. Every player has a window of peak performance...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 2 months ago 11,420 reads 0 comments

  2. Joe Thornton Reportedly Re-Signs with Sharks on 1-Year Contract

    Potential future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton is staying with the San Jose Sharks . Thornton re-signed with San Jose on a one-year deal on Saturday, according to Kevin Kurz of NBC Sports California...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 6,783 reads 0 comments

  3. Rangers Rumors: Kevin Shattenkirk Deal Ends Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton Chase

    The New York Rangers have pulled themselves out of the running for Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton , TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Saturday...

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  4. NHL Free Agents 2017: Final Predictions for Where Top Players Will Land

    Enough talking. Let's get down to business! On Saturday at noon ET, the National Hockey League's 2017 free-agency period will begin...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 19,885 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Rumors: Latest Intel Surrounding Joe Thornton, Ryan Miller and More

    While teams across the NHL always want young talent who can develop and make an impact through their prime years, several older veterans remain in high demand going into free agency...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 1,516 reads 0 comments

  6. NHL Free Agents 2017: Latest Rumors and Predictions for Joe Thornton and More

    The rest of the NHL is striving to catch the Pittsburgh Penguins after Sidney Crosby and Co. won their second straight Stanley Cup, and teams will turn to the free-agency market in search of more talent...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 1,523 reads 0 comments

  7. Ideal Fits for the Top 2017 NHL Free Agents

    This year's NHL free-agent crop is the poorest in many years, owing to teams locking up their attractive veterans in an effort to protect against expansion...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 4 months ago 14,647 reads 0 comments

  8. Buying or Selling the Latest Speculation for 2017 NHL Free Agency

    The NHL 's annual unrestricted free-agent market opens at noon p.m. ET on Saturday. For notable players such as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk , it's an opportunity to cash in by signing a lucrative long-term contract...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 6,025 reads 0 comments

  9. Burning Questions for 2017 NHL Free Agency

    The rumor mill has been spinning on the high as the NHL 's annual free-agency window prepares to open. Teams are allowed to chat with players who will become free agents on Saturday to get a sense of whether they would be a good fit...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 5,824 reads 0 comments

  10. NY Rangers Rumors: Tracking Latest Buzz on Kevin Shattenkirk, Joe Thornton, More

    The New York Rangers cleared some salary-cap space for themselves by trading Derek Stepan on the day of the 2017 NHL draft. The question then became how general manager Jeff Gorton would make use of his newly earned financial flexibility...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 3,257 reads 0 comments

  11. Ultimate Guide to 2017 NHL Free Agency

    As noted recently here , this year's NHL unrestricted free-agent class as a whole seems on par with those cheap theater chains, where movies that didn't catch can be seen for $3...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 39,324 reads 0 comments

  12. NHL Free Agents 2017: Ranking Top Available Players at Every Position

    This year's NHL free-agent class feels more like that garage sale at the end of your typical lonely suburban cul-de-sac. There are some glass vases available, and if you look closely, you might find an Elvis vinyl LP from his rhinestone Vegas years...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 4 months ago 47,920 reads 0 comments

  13. 2017 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition

    The NHL 's annual free-agent market opens on Saturday. It's time to review the stocks of the notable unrestricted free-agent stars, such as Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 18,880 reads 0 comments

  14. The Biggest Storylines Surrounding the NHL Expansion Draft

    On Wednesday, we'll get our first glimpse of what kind of team the Vegas Golden Knights will ice when they kick off their inaugural season as the NHL 's 31st franchise this fall...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 6,436 reads 0 comments

  15. NHL Free Agents 2017: Predictions for Top Players Who Will Hit Open Market

    The National Hockey League's free-agent frenzy has become more a sea of tranquility in recent years. The number of high-profile options available has dwindled under the current collective ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 8,135 reads 0 comments

  16. Identifying Potential Destinations for the Top 2017 NHL Free Agents

    The NHL 's unrestricted free agent market opens on July 1. In the coming weeks, speculation will grow over where such notable free agents as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and right wing T...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 4 months ago 26,579 reads 0 comments

  17. Joe Thornton Undergoes Surgery on Torn ACL, MCL He Played Through vs. Oilers

    San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton underwent successful surgery on his torn ACL and MCL on Monday, according to Kevin Kurz of NBC Sports California...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 1,471 reads 0 comments

  18. Joe Thornton Played with Torn ACL, MCL During Sharks' 1st-Round Series

    San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton played with a torn ACL and MCL during the team's first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers , head coach Peter DeBoer revealed Monday...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 33,555 reads 0 comments

  19. Joe Thornton Returns from Knee Injury for Game 3 of Oilers vs. Sharks

    For the first time since picking up a knee injury on April 2, Joe Thornton is in the lineup for the San Jose Sharks ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 6 months ago 1,398 reads 0 comments

  20. Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 1st Round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    It's about to begin. For the next two weeks, we'll be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet of hockey during the first round of the NHL playoffs. The action kicks off Wednesday night as five series get underway...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 6 months ago 2,649 reads 0 comments

  21. Joe Thornton Becomes 13th Player in NHL History to Record 1,000 Career Assists

    San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton joined an exclusive list during his team's 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 8 months ago 1,838 reads 0 comments

  22. Stock Watch for Top 2017 NHL Free Agents as the Playoffs Approach

    On Feb. 11, 2017, we examined the stock of the top NHL players headed for unrestricted free agency in July. Since then, the recent NHL trade deadline had an effect upon this summer's free-agent market...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 8 months ago 7,433 reads 0 comments

  23. Joe Thornton Close to Becoming 13th Player with 1,000 Career Assists

    San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton will return to action Saturday following the team's bye week in search of two assists to become the 13th player to join the 1,000-assist club, per Hockey-Reference...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 8 months ago 363 reads 0 comments

  24. Stock Watch for NHL Players Headed for Free Agency in 2017

    On Nov. 4, 2016, we evaluated the stock value of the top NHL players eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2017. But with Brent Burns re-signing on Nov...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 8 months ago 19,869 reads 0 comments

  25. The Biggest Snubs from the NHL's 100 Greatest Players List

    First off, how about that photo above? Not only is it a great fight picture, showing Cam Neely throwing punches with Philadelphia 's Rick Tocchet , but you have to love the pose struck by the referee in the background...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 9 months ago 14,583 reads 0 comments