What Chicago GM Stan Bowman wants everyone to understand: the letter didn't signal the start of a rebuild. It shared the progress of a rebuild already underway.
The netminder turnover this month has been significant and constant. Which team(s) landed the best upgrades in goal?
What did players do to get their bodies ready for the bubble? What happened to their bodies and minds in the bubble? How do they recover coming out of the bubble? The people who trained them tell the story.
Take a look at the top 10 all-time and top 10 active leaders in NHL games played.
Despite a rich pro hockey career including a title with the Hawks in 2010, Brent Sopel says he gets far more from helping people deal with the disorder that mysteriously haunted him for the first three decades of his life.
Evgenii Dadonov has performed as a true frontline NHLer for three seasons. He should've been worth much more three-year, $15-million contract, but the flat cap of $81.5 million is painting middle-tier UFAs into a corner.
Montreal GM Marc Bergevin has already been one of the NHL's busiest, most aggressive upgraders this off-season. Locking up his top veteran right winger on a long-term deal proves the Habs believe they are ready to start challenging for regular playoff berths and more.
A number of veteran free agents have signed two- or three-year contracts without no-movement clauses. Are teams setting them up as shields to keep other players from being claimed by Seattle?
A number of top-end UFAs remain available. Who are the best options left at each position?
There's no denying the top UFA defenseman is an elite addition to an already-great Vegas team. But signing him has forced the Golden Knights to remove important pieces from their core.
Who have been the league's best players over the past 10 seasons, from 2010-11 through 2019-20?
The undersized former Bruins defenseman won't give St. Louis everything it had in its captain, but Krug will supply the Blues with plenty of offense and snarl.
The Flames are all-in on a push to become more than middling contenders, and they've found their new starting goaltender on a long-term deal. He was great this past season but merely good before then. Which version of Markstrom is the real one?
Follow along with all the big deals with live updates and instant analysis from The Hockey News' senior writers throughout the first day of the NHL's signing season.
Signing 'The King' is a low-risk deal for the Capitals in both term and cap hit and gives them a low-maintenance veteran to back up Ilya Samsonov, who is now their present and future.
The Jets get a badly needed fix at their No. 2 center position, while the Golden Knights appear to be preparing for big game hunting via free agency or the trade market.
It's too early to tell, but suffice to say it will be a lot different than normal. There could be short-term bubbles, a shorter season and a lot less revenue, depending on the availability of a vaccine.
The first few seasons were disastrous for 2016's No. 4 overall pick. But he returns with renewed confidence and a new Edmonton regime that believes in him.
If you're looking for an example of the vagaries of NHL goaltending these days, look no further than the trade that sent the two-time Stanley Cup winner to the Ottawa Senators.
Max Domi expressed major excitement over being traded to the Blue Jackets, but it's not just because of the player personnel. After what he describes as "not a lot of communication" in Montreal, he's eager to play for a straight-shooter coach.
The Wild cleared some salary and depth chart space by moving two regulars to the Sharks in separate deals. It's clear Minnesota GM Bill Guerin is making room for a bigger splash.
It wasn't that Matt Niskanen didn't want to play hockey anymore, it was the prospect of preparing for another NHL season that is shrouded in uncertainty that caused him to walk away, said his agent.
The Firebirds skated in the NAHL, the league that inspired Slap Shot. And much like the iconic movie, the team's tales verge on unbelievable.
With Vegas signing Robin Lehner and Pittsburgh inking Tristan Jarry, Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray are left out in the cold. Will one of them end up in Minnesota reunited with GM Bill Guerin? Could Henrik Lundqvist find himself a Golden Knight?
A team-by-team look at every club's highest pick in the past decade – from the 2010 NHL draft through 2019 – plus a peek at their other top-10 selections over the past 10 years.
Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is apparently available, but does that mean teams have to make a potentially franchise-crippling deal in order to get him?
Will Holtby head closer to home and sign with the Flames as a UFA? Will teams reach to get Yaroslav Askarov in the draft? And much more.
On its second try in two weeks, the Quebec League managed to increase its fighting penalties. The payoff? $20 million in pandemic relief from the Quebec government.