Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild

Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild

When Mike Kostka and his Binghamton Senators teammates got to the rink for a Monday morning practice during the 2015-16 season, they knew it was going to be rough. The Senators were coming off a lousy weekend slate of games, and sure enough, 10 minutes before the practice began, the equipment staff let the players … Read more

Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild

Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild

When Mike Kostka and his Binghamton Senators teammates got to the rink for a Monday morning practice during the 2015-16 season, they knew it was going to be rough. The Senators were coming off a lousy weekend slate of games, and sure enough, 10 minutes before the practice began, the equipment staff let the players … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

2022 Stanley Cup Final – What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche leads the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close out the series and keep the Cup in the building in Friday’s Game 5. Game 4, which ended in a 3-2 Colorado overtime win, did not come without controversy. Video replay … Read more

Trotz tells NHL.com why he won’t coach next season

Trotz tells NHL.com why he won’t coach next season

Barry Trotz will not coach in the NHL next season, saying he’s certain he’s not in a position to give the time and commitment required to do any job to his standard. In an exclusive interview with NHL.com on Friday, the 59-year-old said he wrestled long and hard with the decision about taking another job … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a decision Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice?  Previewing what could be a decision Game 5

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The 2022 Stanley Cup Final could be decided Friday night in Denver, with the Colorado Avalanche holding a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who needs to step up for the Lightning to force the series back to Tampa? Who is the Conn Smythe favorite? Will the Avs lift … Read more

Too many men? Stanley Cup Final gets a dose of controversy with Avalanche OT goal

Too many men?  Stanley Cup Final gets a dose of controversy with Avalanche OT goal

Tampa, Fla. — If it was an illegal line change, it wasn’t the first one a team has gotten away with in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In fact, many will remember that the Tampa Bay Lightning themselves got away with one last year. But an emotional Jon Cooper, coach of the Lightning, made Wednesday night’s … Read more