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Blues choose 'continuity,' extend GM Armstrong
On the night the preseason began, the St. Louis Blues signed longtime president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension, allowing the team to build off the "continuity" that has built up over his tenure.[read more]

Senators secure depth, snare Sanford from Blues
Forward Zach Sanford, who had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the Blues last season, was acquired by the Senators on Saturday, as Ottawa adds a veteran who is "very capable of contributing offensively" to a young corps.[read more]

Las Vegas will be home to six different sports this weekend
This weekend, the Raiders will host the Dolphins, and UFC 266 and NASCAR's SouthPoint 400 will be held in Las Vegas -- but that's just the beginning.[read more]

French official Tardif elected IIHF president
French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February.[read more]

Ex-Blackhawks player takes part in assault review
An unnamed Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 has been interviewed as part of the team's review of the accusations.[read more]

How to play, draft, and win your ESPN fantasy league like an expert
With 32 teams and 1,312 games set to drop the puck, Victoria Matiash dishes her secrets on how to play, and win, your fantasy hockey league like the experts.[read more]

Plant my flag: Wysh's 10 essential fantasy hockey picks
Meet the 10 players whom Greg Wyshynski considers essential picks for the 2021-22 fantasy hockey season.[read more]

Which centers should you target this season?
Just like in the NHL, a winning team needs to be built strong up the middle. Sean Allen breaks down the right centers to draft early, and some later-round picks he's watching.[read more]

The best fantasy hockey team names for 2021
In The Crease's Arda Ocal brings his sense of humor to find what makes a good fantasy hockey team name, and gives you his list of the funniest, creative fantasy hockey team names for 2021.[read more]

Flyers' Hayes to play season in brother's honor
Flyers winger Kevin Hayes will be playing in his late brother's memory this season, after former NHL player Jimmy Hayes died in August at the age of 31.[read more]