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How the Kraken kept their new mascot Buoy a secret
Hundreds of ideas and names were submitted in the Kraken's quest for a mascot. Here's why they chose this particular troll -- and how they kept him under wraps for so long.[read more]

Canadiens sign goalie Allen to 2-year extension
The Montreal Canadiens signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year, $7.7 million contract extension on Saturday.[read more]

Ducks' Vaakanainen taken off ice on stretcher
Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen was taken off the Honda Center ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the end boards in the first period of Anaheim's preseason game against the San Jose Sharks.[read more]

Lightning, Magic donate to Hurricane Ian relief
The Tampa Bay Lightning and team owner Jeff Vinik are donating $2 million toward Hurricane Ian relief efforts while the Orlando Magic are donating $1 million.[read more]

Players who score without goals: Peripheral category all stars
If every goal in the NHL were to be reversed, who would the best fantasy hockey players be, based solely on points earned from their other stats?[read more]

How NHL players would change the Stanley Cup playoffs
A move back to 1-8 conference seeding? Best-of-3 in early rounds? We checked in with more than a dozen stars for their opinions.[read more]

Toronto out and Detroit in? Teams most likely to rise and fall in the playoff race
We identify the most vulnerable candidates in each division -- plus the non-playoff teams from last season that are ready to take their place.[read more]

Maple Leafs sign Sandin to 2-year, $2.8M deal
Rasmus Sandin signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the club announced on Thursday.[read more]

Arda Öcal's best, funniest 2022-23 fantasy hockey team names
You've got a lot do for your fantasy hockey teams, so Arda Öcal is here to help with his funny and cool fantasy hockey team names for 2022-23.[read more]

Sharks', Preds' Russian players a go for Prague
Russian players will be allowed to play in Prague when the Sharks and Predators meet.[read more]