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    Nashville Predators will be the league’s next dynasty

    In today's NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty.Although the common myth is that it's hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise.Since...

    Vegas Golden Knights staking their claim to fans from Idaho to Montana

    Aug 18, 2017Emily KaplanESPN COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- In the northwest crevice of Idaho, among swaths of national forests and lakes encircled by lanky pine trees, there is only one indoor hockey rink. Until 2008, it was called...

    Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau now a junior team owner

    11:49 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles.He was an extra in "Slap Shot." In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take one. Wayne Gretzky once cited Boudreau -- who averaged more than...

    Francois Beauchemin signs one-year contract with Anaheim Ducks

    Defenseman Francois Beauchemin has signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, joining the team for the third time in his 14-year NHL career.The one-year deal will pay Beauchemin $1 million and contains $500,000 in potential performance bonuses,...

    Top prospects for every team, including 2017-18 impact

    After ranking the top 100 NHL prospects and every team in order of prospect pipeline strength, it's now time to look at each team in depth.For each club, I've provided a system overview, ranked the top 10 prospects...

    Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has big plans for Vegas, and beyond

    3:14 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN WHITEFISH, Montana -- A thousand miles north of Las Vegas, the NHL's newest owner, Bill Foley, sits in a conference room overlooking powder blue mountains. While many associate the Vegas Golden Knights with a...

    Tony Dungy, Tampa sports teams help pay to move Confederate statue

    Tony Dungy challenged Tampa's professional sports teams to help pay to move a Confederate statue from in front of a local courthouse, and they have responded.Confederate statues, and there are hundreds, are being taken down across the country...

    Devils center Travis Zajac out 4-6 months with chest injury

    New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac will miss four to six months after having surgery on a torn pectoral muscle.General manager Ray Shero announced the news Thursday."This morning, Travis Zajac underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left...

    Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract.The team announced the deal, which carries an average value of $1.6 million, on Thursday.Girgensons, from Latvia, is the last of the Sabres' restricted...

    Top 100 NHL prospects for the 2017-18 season, including Clayton Keller, Nico Hischier, Mathew...

    Welcome to my fifth annual top NHL prospects list for ESPN. This is based on the games I've watched, live and on tape, conversations with scouts and executives, and statistical research throughout the past season (and well before...

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    Trey Mancini, Orioles walk it off vs. Pirates

    Trailing 6-2 in the ninth, the Orioles put runners on the corners with no outs, prompting the Pirates to call on closer Tony...

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