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Photos: Familiar faces in different places

9:17 AM ET With a new team being added, a salary-cap crunch and the drive to try to figure out how to beat the Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins, there was a lot of movement in the offseason. Here’s a look at a few of the bigger-name players who will be ...

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Fantasy hockey breakouts and players in new places

4:03 PM ET A key to striking gold in fantasy is reading the signs. Every roster won’t have Connor McDavid on it, so savvy fantasy players need to locate hidden value. Good places to start include potential breakout candidates and players who landed on a new team in the offseason. ...

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Defensemen now NHL's most valuable asset

10:09 AM ET Tal Pinchevsky It really all started June 29, 2016, when the Edmonton Oilers dealt All-Star Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, who had barely established himself since being drafted fourth overall in 2011. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli was mostly savaged for ...

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Lupul apologizes for writing that Leafs 'cheat'

9:18 AM ET Joffrey Lupul apologized on Wednesday for writing in an Instagram comment that the Toronto Maple Leafs “cheat” after he failed a physical for the team on the first day of training camp. Earlier this week, the Maple Leafs forward posted a picture on Instagram of himself snowboarding ...

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Blues' Steen injures hand, to miss preseason

11:29 AM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team’s first preseason game. The 33-year-old Steen was hurt against Dallas on Tuesday night and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. ...

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Doughty ready to bring hockey to China

7:32 PM ET Xinyu Yang Tencent, ESPN’s digital partner in China, spoke with Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings ahead of their preseason game against Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night in Shanghai. Doughty covered a variety of topics in his brief Q&A. Tencent: Have you thought about trying something ...

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Kings, Canucks embracing opportunity to break the ice in China

10:03 AM ET Josh Cooper There’s little mystery as to the top item on the tourism docket for the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings during their visit this week to China, where they will play the first sanctioned NHL games in the world’s most populous country. “I think the ...

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With Fisher gone, Preds make Josi captain

3:52 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — General manager David Poile and coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL’s Tennessee Titans’ home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame. Seeing what Josi’s ...

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Devils forward Boyle diagnosed with leukemia

6:08 PM ET The New Jersey Devils say veteran forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team’s doctor says can be treated with medication. During a conference call Tuesday, Devils team doctor Michael Farber said the leukemia was discovered early. ...

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Is Seth Jones the NHL's next superstar?

10:34 AM ET Tal Pinchevsky This wasn’t where Seth Jones was supposed to end his third NHL season — stapled to the bench in a meaningless game as his Columbus Blue Jackets played out the string of a lost year. But there he was, in the final game of the ...

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