Some players proved to be more popular than others during the 2016–17 NHL season. How do we know this? Simple: We looked at the jersey sales.
Evgeni Malkin shared some interesting observations with Sports-Express’ Igor Eronko this weekend, including that he believes that the Pittsburgh Penguins “have all the tools” to win a third Stanley Cup in a row. Quite reasonably, Malkin notes that the team kept its core intact. Of course, Malkin and Sidney Crosby are still the catalysts for the Penguins, so it’s always fun to come across the latest observations from the Russian star.
The NHL offseason was always going to be weird and this one looks like it’s off to a proper start. As the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights looms, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired left wing Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2018 from the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional 2018 second-round pick. On the surface, this is a rare trade involving two young assets. Drouin finally broke out this past season, putting up
Defensemen Here’s where things get interesting for the Kings. Obviously Drew Doughty will be protected and, barring any potential trades, Jake Muzzin and Alec Martinez will also make the cut. That leaves one spot for either Derek Forbort, Brayden McNabb, or Matt Greene. Out of those three, Greene is the least likely to need protection because his questionable future due to injury will probably deter Vegas from selecting him despite his leadership credentials. That brings us to McNabb or Forbort.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg defenseman Toby Enstrom will be out indefinitely with a concussion, Jets coach Paul Maurice said Friday. Enstrom took a crushing illegal check from behind into the boards by Pittsburgh forward Tom Sestito in the first period Wednesday night in the Jets' 7-4 loss to the Penguins. The NHL followed up Thursday by suspending Sestito for four games. ''There's no equitable way to sort this out because you can't measure what we lose,'' Maurice said. ''The players suspen
Ramsay: “I want to move the national team to a higher level”