Photos: Familiar faces in different places
A new team, a salary-cap crunch and the drive to try to figure out how to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins means a lot of big-name players will be wearing new threads this season.
Fantasy hockey breakouts and players in new places
The 2017-18 NHL season brings much change and opportunity to the fantasy landscape. Sean Allen looks at seven potential breakout players, along with seven players set to take the ice in a new home.
Defensemen now NHL's most valuable asset
Between P.K. Subban and the Predators' dash to the Stanley Cup Final and the Golden Knights' decision to stockpile blueliners in the expansion draft, it's clear that offensively gifted D-men have never been more in demand.
Kings, Canucks embracing opportunity to break the ice in China
As the NHL makes its first foray into China, with showcase games in Shanghai and Beijing, players are looking forward to the chance to help grow the game in the world's most populous country -- and to soak up some local culture themselves.
Kings beat Canucks 4-3 after shootout in China
The Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in penalties to win both of the National Hockey League's first-ever preseason games in China.
SportsCenter Africa: Sale's 300 strikeouts, Real Madrid's early woes.
Phil Murphy hosts the latest SportsCenter as Chris Sale reaches his 300 strikeout milestone and Real Madrid's slump in La Liga continues.
In Shanghai, LA Kings win 1st NHL preseason game in China
In the first NHL preseason game played in China, the Los Angeles Kings used a third-period scoring spurt to put away the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday.
Bruins' Krug breaks jaw, out for rest of camp
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug broke his jaw Tuesday and is out for at least the rest of training camp.
Lupul apologizes; NHL wants second opinion
Joffrey Lupul tweeted an apology on Wednesday for calling out the Maple Leafs in an Instagram comment after he failed his physical on the first day of training camp.
Doughty and Kings relishing experience in China.
Drew Doughty describes his first trip to Asia as the Kings prepare to play the Canucks in China on Thursday.
Doughty ready to bring hockey to China
Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Drew Doughty talked to Tencent about what he wants to do in China, his advice to budding Chinese defensemen and ... being pals with Kobe Bryant?
Top three fantasy hockey picks panel
Do you have a top-three pick in your fantasy hockey draft? Our fantasy staff dives into the options.
Blues' Steen injures hand, to miss preseason
St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team's first preseason game.
The Maple Leafs' biggest offseason addition was veteran forward Patrick Marleau (3 years, $18.75 million). He makes his preseason debut tonight in Toronto vs the Senators, skating on a line with Nazem Kadri and Leo Komarov.
NHL refs are cracking down on slashing and faceoff violations this season, something that became evident in the first wave of preseason games. More than 40 slashing penalties and nine faceoff violations were called in eight games on Monday night.
Devils forward Boyle diagnosed with leukemia
Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with leukemia and will be treated with a drug regimen.
With Fisher gone, Preds make Josi captain
General manager David Poile and coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL's Tennessee Titans' home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame.
Sanford, Bouwmeester hurt during Blues camp
St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford will undergo surgery and miss five to six months of action after dislocating his left shoulder during training camp.
Wild, captain Koivu agree to 2-year extension
The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract on Monday, the team announced. The 34-year-old center had 58 points (18 goals, 40 assists) in 80 games last season.
Seth Jones could be the NHL's next superstar
Getting briefly benched in 2016 was a wakeup call for Seth Jones. Since then, the Blue Jackets' young blueliner has put the league on notice, establishing himself as Columbus' top defenseman and an All-Star advocate for diversifying his sport.
Quietly competent Housley ready to fire up Sabres
Returning to the team that made him a high draft pick in the 1980s, new Sabres coach Phil Housley has a serious of challenges ahead of him, not the least of which is getting the most out of a high draft pick with big expectations.
Golden Knights dominant in preseason opener
Tyler Wong recorded a hat trick, including the first preseason goal in Golden Knights history, as the NHL's newest team clocked the Canucks 9-4 on Sunday night.
Coyotes get Demers from Panthers for McGinn
The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers on Sunday for forward Jamie McGinn.
It's 85 degrees in Chicago, the Cubs are in town and there's a full slate of college football games. But 20,000 fans are at the United Center to watch the Blackhawks....scrimmage the Blackhawks.
Toews focused on 'being better' after down year
After a decline in production last season, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews said he's embracing the challenge of "being better than I was last year."
NHL teams are notoriously quick to fire head coaches. While no one can truly feel secure coaching a team, these six bench bosses are under particular pressure to get off to a good start.
To prep you for the upcoming fantasy hockey season, Sean Allen provides everything you need to know for each NHL team in the Eastern Conference.
To prep you for the upcoming fantasy hockey season, Victoria Matiash provides everything you need to know for each NHL team in the Western Conference.