NHL’s Penguins sold to Fenway Sports Group: What to know about new LeBron James-backed ownership

LeBron James has made a pretty good living for himself not only for his success on the basketball court, but his off-the-court deals with partnerships, endorsements and investments. He is a part-owner of Blaze Pizza. He owns plenty of real estate. And now he owns an NHL team? The Penguins 

Why the Edmonton Oilers are different this season — or are they?

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Edmonton Oilers have your attention. Superstar captain Connor McDavid has created a season’s worth of highlights in a span of a few weeks, starting the campaign with a 17-game points streak. Leon Draisaitl

Why there’s a surprisingly bright future for the Sabres, post-Jack Eichel

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. When the Buffalo Sabres finally traded Jack Eichel to the Vegas Golden Knights last week, it didn’t just mark the end of the NHL’s most contentious standoff — it marked the end of an era. The Sabres literally ruined themselves for the chance

Bruins, Oilers to celebrate late player Cave

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. Colby Cave left an indelible mark on the NHL community, which is continuing to honor his legacy. The Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins announced that Thursday’s game will be a celebration of Cave’s life, cut tragically short in April 2020 by

Ducks’ Murray out, to seek help for alcohol abuse

Anaheim Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray resigned on Wednesday, and will enroll in an alcohol abuse program, the team announced. Jeff Solomon will be the club’s interim general manager, replacing Murray, who was placed on administrative leave Tuesday pending “an ongoing investigation related to professional conduct.”

Will Alex Ovechkin catch Wayne Gretzky? Tracking NHL goals record as Capitals star keeps climbing list of all-time scorers

Will he or won’t he? That’s all anyone wants to know. Trying to gauge whether or not Alex Ovechkin will pass Wayne Gretzky for the NHL’s all-time goals record involves pinning down a number of moving targets and providing answers to mostly unanswerable questions. And while the easy answer is

Couple settles sexual assault case with Pens

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Jarrod and Erin Skalde have reached a resolution with the Pittsburgh Penguins following claims that former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach John “Clark” Donatelli sexually assaulted Erin Skalde in 2018. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. Romanucci & Blandin, the law firm representing Erin

Blackhawks fire Colliton, name King interim coach

The Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Jeremy Colliton on Saturday. With the team mired off to a 1-9-2 start, interim general manager Kyle Davidson made the decision on Saturday, naming Derek King the interim coach. Chicago has lost two straight since posting their first victory, and has allowed a league-high 47

Quenneville resigns from Panthers amid scandal

Joel Quenneville resigned Thursday as head coach of the Florida Panthers after an investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual abuse case revealed he had knowledge of the allegations when he was coach of the Blackhawks during the 2010 season. An interim head coach announcement will be forthcoming, according to the

Russ OK with adversity amid Lakers slow start

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — As much as the new-look Los Angeles Lakers have preached patience, a winless exhibition slate, a handful of