May 24, 1990: Edmonton Oilers win fifth Stanley Cup

After the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth Stanley Cup in five years in 1988, the team shocked the sports world by trading Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in a five-player deal, ending one of the greatest runs in NHL history. Two years later, the Oilers lifted the Cup for the

Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, Mark Scheifele and more: A look at the NHL’s best golfers

With Capital One’s “The Match 2” providing some much needed live sports content for fans around the world, the spotlight will be on two amateur golfers from a very different sport — NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning — as they play along with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.  Like football,

NHL, NHLPA team up to donate tens of thousands of dollars to teachers

The NHL and NHLPA have teamed up with educational technology company EverFi to donate tens of thousands of dollars to three teachers — and hockey fans — across America. Back in January, the three groups announced the Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher program, which nominated 36 teachers from Canada and the United

NHL discussing 24-team playoff format if sport resumes, per reports

Momentum seems to be building for the NHL to at least have a plan in place to resume its season. The specifics and logistics of when, where and how to do it safely amid the coronavirus pandemic that has put the season on hold since March 12 remain unknown. According

NHL signings 2020: Complete list of all 31 teams’ newest additions

Everything surrounding the NHL remains in flux — from the conclusion of the 2019-20 season to when the 2020-21 season will start — but that hasn’t stopped NHL general managers from signing the next crop of NHL players. Everyone from college stars to KHL players to draft picks are putting pen to

Ex-NHL player Georges Laraque, who contracted COVID-19, says it makes ‘no sense’ to resume season

Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque dealt with fevers and pneumonia in both lungs after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. So he speaks from experience when he says it makes "absolute no sense" to play the rest of the NHL season amid the coronavirus pandemic. One possible scenario that the NHL could adopt to

Can the NHL finally become pro-tanking?

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The memo circulated by the NHL on Friday regarding the 2020 draft was a meticulously crafted response to every concern the league’s general managers voiced about holding the event before the season is restarted. Worried about conditional picks? Don’t worry, we’ll become de

Justin Trudeau: NHL players returning to Canada must quarantine

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned NHL players they’ll have to follow strict guidelines before the season can resume. In a press briefing on Sunday, Trudeau told reporters that any foreign players returning to Canada would face quarantine periods when they arrived. Canada’s border with the United States has been closed to all non-essential travel

Ranking the top-five NHL goalie tandems

The 2019-20 NHL season is still on pause but the Columbus Blue Jackets are staying busy, locking up goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins to contract extensions in the past few weeks. According to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline, Korpisalo’s deal is a two-year extension worth a reported $5.6 million and Merzlikins’

Flames GM Brad Treliving: ‘hub cities’ gaining steam but ‘can’t just keep kicking the can down the road’

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the league’s four “hub cities” proposal is gaining some momentum but stressed on a conference call with reporters Friday that it’s certainly not done by any imagination. “No. 1, where?” he asked. “What’s the traveling part look like and then when? If you go that route,