Rick Zamperin: Which NHL team will raise the Stanley Cup in 2020?

The winds of Autumn have blown in and hope springs eternal for each and every hockey fan as the puck drops on a new NHL season Wednesday night. This is the time of year where all fans can look ahead…

Rick Zamperin: Lightning still beasts of the East, Maple Leafs not far behind

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be playing with a dump truck-sized chip on their shoulder this National Hockey League season. Can you blame them? Tampa Bay blitzed through the 2018-19 regular season, tying the record for most wins (62), earning…

Rick Zamperin: Sharks and Predators will top NHL’s West, Oilers will make playoffs

You can’t blame hockey fans for belting out the chorus to Andy Williams’ hit Christmas tune It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year because the 2019-20 NHL season is almost here. Story continues below The season officially begins Wednesday night…

NHL free agency roundup: Canadiens sign Sebastian Aho to $42.3M offer sheet

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell says team officials will discuss whether to match the offer sheet the Montreal Canadiens tendered to restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho. Waddell says Carolina has seven days to match the offer sheet worth…

NHL playoffs begin Wednesday as Canada’s Stanley Cup drought approaches 26 years

Whenever Eric Desjardins reunites with his 1993 Montreal Canadiens teammates, the topic of Canada’s ongoing Stanley Cup drought doesn’t come up in conversation. “We don’t see it that way. Canadian team, American team, it’s just that we were part of…