Barzal hopeful for new contract with Islanders before season

Barzal hopeful for new contract with Islanders before season

EAST MEADOW, NY — Mathew Barzal is optimistic he can sign a new contract with the New York Islanders before the start of this season. The 25-year-old center is entering the final season of a three-year contract and can become a restricted free agent. Barzal, who was a first-round pick (No. 16) by the Islanders … Read more

Kane focused on the present, not the future with the Blackhawks

Kane focused on the present, not the future with the Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane said he’s not considering a future away from the Chicago Blackhawks despite being “crushed” by the trade of frequent linemate Alex DeBrincat. “To be honest, there hasn’t been much discussion about anything, even with my agent or my parents or my family,” the 33-year-old said Thursday, the first time he’s spoken … Read more

Gaudreau, Laine to start preseason on the same line for Blue Jackets

Gaudreau, Laine to start preseason on the same line for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Johnny Gaudreau and Patrick Laine will play on the same line to start the preseason, Columbus Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said Monday. “I’m going to try them right away,” Larsen said during a media luncheon at Nationwide Arena. “I want to see if there’s chemistry between the two. Again, it’s not rocket … Read more

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

Canadiens season preview: Goaltending, Suzuki as captain keys

Canadiens season preview: Goaltending, Suzuki as captain keys

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Montreal Canadiens. Coach: Martin St. Louis (second season) Last season: 22-49-11, eighth place in Atlantic Division; … Read more

Oilers season preview: Campbell, Kane to be counted on

Oilers season preview: Campbell, Kane to be counted on

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening Sept. 21, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Edmonton Oilers. Coach: Jay Woodcroft (second season) Last season: 49-27-6; second place in Pacific Division, … Read more

Panthers season preview: Tkachuk adds grit to talented team

Panthers season preview: Tkachuk adds grit to talented team

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Florida Panthers. Coach: Paul Maurice (first season) Last season: 58-18-6, first place in Atlantic Division; lost … Read more

Avalanche season preview: Georgiev key in bid to repeat as Cup champions

Avalanche season preview: Georgiev key in bid to repeat as Cup champions

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Colorado Avalanche. Coach: Jared Bednar (seventh season) Last season: 56-19-7; first place in Central Division, won … Read more

Blackhawks season preview: Toews, Kane must buy into rebuild

Blackhawks season preview: Toews, Kane must buy into rebuild

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Chicago Blackhawks. Coach: Luke Richardson (first season) Last season: 28-42-12, seventh in Central Division; did not … Read more

Sabers season preview: Prospects counted on during youth movement

Sabers season preview: Prospects counted on during youth movement

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Buffalo Sabres. Coach: Don Granato (third season) Last season: 32-39-11, fifth place in Atlantic Division; did … Read more