Oilers’ McDavid: ‘Fair season is a full season’

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Connor McDavid likes where the NHL paused its 2019-20 regular season because of the coronavirus pandemic. His Edmonton Oilers would be in the playoffs and have home-ice advantage in a first-round series against their rivals, the Calgary Flames. “I think [the standings] look

NFL draft QB projections: Why Jordan Love is risky

Founder and Editor-in-chief of Footballoutsiders.com NFL analyst for ESPN Insider There’s no risk in the NFL quite like the risk of drafting a quarterback. No defense revolves around a single player the way every offense revolves around the quarterback. Trust your offense to the wrong young quarterback, and your team

Rewind to 2005: The last time the NHL postponed the draft

When it comes to work stoppages in professional sports, every sports league in the world bows down and kneels before the altar of the NHL. After never having a single season interrupted in the first 74 years of existence, the world’s premier hockey league shut down four times between 1992

Taylor Hall chirps Ryan Strome for slapshot video

While the NHL’s 2019-20 season is currently on pause and players are quarantined, many players have taken to Twitter to show fans just what they’re doing with their newfound spare time. On Thursday, the New York Rangers’ Ryan Strome posted a video of himself firing off slapshots … with tennis

Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19

The Colorado Avalanche announced Friday that an unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Along with the two Ottawa Senators confirmed to have contracted the virus, Friday’s announcement brings the number of cases among NHL players to three. The Avalanche said the player was isolated after his symptoms first appeared

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer makes coronavirus face shields for medical professionals

Bauer, a hockey equipment manufacturing company, has shifted its focus from equipment that serves players on the ice to materials such as masks and shields for medical professionals as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic.  Hospitals across the world have faced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves

Who is Connor Mackey? Flames sign highly-coveted undrafted blueliner

Even though the NHL season is on pause, teams around the league are continuing to do business.  The latest deal came through on Friday afternoon when the Calgary Flames announced the signing of undrafted free agent Connor Mackey to a one-year, entry-level deal that will start next season. Standing at 6-2, the 23-year-old defenseman

An inside look at NHL Network’s third annual all-female broadcast

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Tuesday, March 10, was just another day at NHL Network. The large complex was bustling and getting ready for “NHL Now,” the network’s afternoon show that typically runs from 4 to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Scripts were written and graphics were built in preparation to discuss the

NHL award winners if the season is canceled because of coronavirus: Artemi Panarin nabs MVP in close race

There’s no telling when – or if – the NHL season will continue. The league has been careful to call it a “pause,” not a cancelation, while expressing hope that “we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup.” The NHL told its players Monday they can go

Gary Bettman on when NHL will return from coronavirus shutdown: ‘We are exploring every contingency’

The NHL announced Thursday that it was suspending play indefinitely in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the league is already preparing for its eventual return, says commissioner Gary Bettman. Speaking on Friday to Sportsnet 590 in Toronto, Bettman outlined what the league is doing to get ready to