Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Friday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:31:46 PST)
By Chris Morgan Friday does not intend to make things easy for you. There are only two NHL games, but at least all four teams will be fresh, since none of them played Thursday. You don’t have a ton of options, but I’m here to help you find some good values and avoid questionable choices. [Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey contest now] GOALIE Devan Dubnyk, MIN at CGY ($39): Dubnyk and Carey Price are both slated to start Friday, and they also happen to be the top two goalies in save percentage. Price is one percentage point up on Dubnyk (.947 to .946), but Dubnyk has an easier matchup. ...
Habs hope to end California drought in San Jose (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:52:58 PST)
The Canadiens look to end a long winless streak in The Golden State and earn their first win at the SAP Center in more than 17 years when they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders. Montreal, which sits atop the Atlantic, has gone 0-6-2 in Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose since topping the Ducks in a shootout on March 5, 2014. Also, after its last win on Nov. 23, 1999, Montreal is 0-7-2 in San Jose, having been outscored 37-17 and blanked three times.
Blackhawks jump to Stanley Cup favorite per oddsmaker (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:47:54 PST)
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, according to gambling oddsmaker Bovada.
NHL Power Rankings: Welcome back to the top, Montreal Canadiens (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:02:42 PST)
The Montreal Canadiens return to the top of the Yahoo Sports NHL Power Rankings after gobbling up 17 out of a possible 28 points in November. [Follow Puck Daddy on Facebook]
Canucks host Ducks with young D stepping up (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:29:56 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks are being rewarded for giving youth a chance. Despite being ravaged by injuries to key defensemen Alex Edler (finger) and Chris Tanev (ankle), and winger Jannik Hansen (ribs), the Canucks won two straight games and six of their last 10 (6-3-1) heading into Thursday's contest against the Anaheim Ducks. In other words, times have changed since the Canucks (10-11-2) suffered nine straight losses earlier in the season.
NHL-National Hockey League roundup
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:07:53 PST)
The Nashville Predators signed veteran defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday. The deal is worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 at the American Hockey League level. Pardy, 32, appeared in 338 NHL games and recorded 52 points (four goals, 48 assists) and 263 penalty minutes in parts of eight seasons with Calgary, Dallas, Buffalo, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Forwards currently experiencing offensive struggles (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:01:59 PST)
Note: We’re once again pleased to partner with Dobber Hockey to provide fantasy hockey insight throughout the NHL season. Last week, we looked at some of biggest over-performers in terms of shooting percentage.
Rangers top list of most valuable franchises: Forbes
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:47:24 PST)
(Reuters) - The New York Rangers, valued at $1.25 billion, were ranked as the National Hockey League's most valuable franchise for the second consecutive year, according to Forbes' list released on Wednesday. The Montreal Canadiens, worth $1.12 billion, took second spot for the second straight year and the Toronto Maple Leafs, rated the most valuable franchise from 2005-14, were third with a value of $1.1 billion, Forbes said. The Chicago Blackhawks ($925,000) and Boston Bruins ($800,000) rounded out the top five.
NHL-Rangers top list of most valuable franchises - Forbes
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:36:47 PST)
The New York Rangers, valued at $1.25 billion, were ranked as the National Hockey League's most valuable franchise for the second consecutive year, according to Forbes' list released on Wednesday. The Montreal Canadiens, worth $1.12 billion, took second spot for the second straight year and the Toronto Maple Leafs, rated the most valuable franchise from 2005-14, were third with a value of $1.1 billion, Forbes said. The Chicago Blackhawks ($925,000) and Boston Bruins ($800,000) rounded out the top five.
Rangers are NHL's most valuable team again in annual Forbes rankings (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:25:33 PST)
For the second straight year the New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise.
Deep playoff runs not hurting Penguins, Sharks and Blues (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:20:18 PST)
In the opening days of training camp, Eric Fehr could sense that the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn't had much rest since winning the Stanley Cup in mid-June. ''There's challenges that come with playing late into last year, but I think kind of the belief and trust and what we need to do and understanding our roles, that part of it's there,'' Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said. Fehr said the Penguins' mindset is ''hungry,'' though unsatisfied is perhaps a better word.
Gibson makes 39 saves, Ducks hold off Canadiens 2-1 (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:22:08 PST)
For much of the first period, the Anaheim Ducks looked overmatched against the top team in the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens were controlling the puck and outshooting Anaheim 15-3 at one point. Buoyed by the play of John Gibson in net, the Ducks recovered behind goals from Rickard Rakell and defenseman Cam Fowler to beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Tuesday night.
NHL Three Stars: Gibson shuts down Canadiens; Sabres win in Eichel's return (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:28:58 PST)
No. 1 Star: John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
Jack Eichel Makes Season Debut (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:22:00 PST)
Elsewhere Miles Wood scored his first career goal.
NHL-Highlights from Tuesday's NHL games
(Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:03:37 PST)
(updates scoring in Canucks v Wild game) Nov 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Tuesday: Sabres 5, Senators 4 Center Jack Eichel made an immediate impact upon his return to the Buffalo Sabres lineup, scoring one goal and assisting on another in a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. Eichel, the second overall pick of the 2015 entry draft, missed the first 21 games of the season with a high ankle sprain suffered on the eve of the opener. Center Ryan O'Reilly scored twice and wingers Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart had the other goals for the Sabres, who connected three times on the power-play.
Andrew Shaw throws tantrum after late-game hooking penalty (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:12:49 PST)
Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw showed frustration with a late-game hooking call in his team’s 2-1 Tuesday loss at the Anaheim Ducks. With the Ducks leading 2-1 and the Canadiens pressing for the tying goal, Shaw hooked Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen 27.4 seconds left and was sent to the penalty box. There, Shaw banged his stick against the glass and then broke it over his knee, all while appearing to shout obscenities.
Gallant firing fallout; All-Star Game on NBC; Jordan Staal on IR (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:31:15 PST)
• In honor of San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, nicknamed ‘Pickles’ by his peers. • NBC has announced that it will air the NHL All-Star Game. • Analytics won out over hockey lifers when the Florida Panthers fired coach Gerard Gallant.
Quick turnaround for Stars ahead of visit to Detroit (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:50:13 PST)
The Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings are both coming off overtime losses heading into a meeting at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday night. The Stars (9-8-6) fell 4-3 to the Blues on Monday night in St. Louis on Vladimir Tarasenko's goal with 1:36 left in the extra period. The Red Wings (10-10-2) lost 2-1 to the Montreal Canadiens in OT in Saturday night in Detroit.
NHL Awards at the quarter season mark: Price vs. McDavid? (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:35:01 PST)
The NHL has reached the quarter mark of its 2016-17 season. There have been surprises good (the weird Eastern Conference playoff seedings) and surprises bad (Andrew Ladd comes to mind).
Draisaitl tops them all (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:04:00 PST)
The Power Play Report looks at the Oilers vaunted pp as well as Leon Draisaitl's four point effort.
Canadiens look to keep rolling against the Ducks (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:49:41 PST)
The NHL's best team will seek to exploit a struggling opponent when the Montreal Canadiens meet the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at the Honda Center. The Canadiens enter the game with 16 wins and 34 points, both league highs. Montreal owned an even better record at this time last season, when the club won its first nine games to set a team record while going 18-4-2 through Nov. 27 of last year.
What We Learned: Inside the Predators' road to ruin (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:55:55 PST)
After a very slow start, the Predators have at least gotten back to respectability.
Jordan Staal exits Hurricanes win over Panthers with upper-body injury (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:27:10 PST)
Jordan Staal exited the Carolina Hurricanes’ Sunday game against the Florida Panthers with an upper-body injury. The 28-year-old Staal left the Hurricanes’ bench in the first period and didn’t return for the rest of the game. In the first period, Staal took a stick to the head from Panthers Jason Demers while Demers was falling down after a check.
Arizona Coyotes run point streak against Edmonton Oilers to 25 games (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:57:29 PST)
Jamie McGinn and Luke Schenn of the Arizona Coyotes celebrate after a goal during the game against the Edmonton Oilers on November 27, 2016 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Arizona Coyotes have made picking up points against the Edmonton Oilers quite a habit. With their Sunday 2-1 win, the Coyotes have now notched at least one point in 25 straight games against the Oilers, which ranks amongst the longest such streaks in NHL history.
NHL Three Stars: Jeff Carter plays the hero, again (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:58:34 PST)
No. 1 Star: Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
NHL-Highlights from Saturday's NHL games
(Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:39:30 PST)
Highlights from National Hockey League games on Saturday: Penguins 4, Devils 3 (SO) Kris Letang scored the only goal in the shootout after Sidney Crosby saved the Penguins by tying the game with 14 seconds left in regulation as Pittsburgh escaped with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Michael Cammalleri scored two goals and Keith Kinkaid stopped 46 shots and for the Devils, who were in control for most of the game until Crosby grabbed the puck out of a pile of players in front of the crease and lifted it into net for his 15th goal in 16 games.
Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 2-1 win over Wings (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:55:20 PST)
The Montreal Canadiens found a way - again. Alex Galchenyuk and company are rolling. Galchenyuk scored at 3:37 of overtime, and the NHL-leading Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Saturday night.
Petr Mrazek with save of the year candidate vs. Canadiens (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:07:43 PST)
Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made one of those saves on Saturday night that you want to rewind and watch again. One of those saves that elbows an NHL highlight into the ESPN top 10 plays of the day, even those it’s rivalry week in college football. One of those saves where if we didn’t tell you the year and the player, you might have assumed it was Dominik Hasek.
Sens hope to continue surge vs. 'Canes (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:56:14 PST)
The Ottawa Senators will be trying to keep their recent offensive surge going when they play the Carolina Hurricanes at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday. After 12 games scoring two goals or fewer, the Senators (12-7-1) scored four goals and three goals, respectively, in wins over the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins against two of the best goaltenders in the NHL, Montreal's Carey Price and Boston's Tuukka Rask. Senators forward Mark Stone, who scored against the Bruins in Ottawa's 3-1 win on Thursday, has three goals and three assists in his past three games.
Red Wings look to Mrazek versus Canadiens (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:29:58 PST)
The Detroit Red Wings (10-10-1) will be without their most important player this season when they host the Montreal Canadiens (15-4-2) Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena. Goaltender Jimmy Howard, who has been outstanding in 2016-17, left Friday night's 5-4 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils midway through the first period with a groin injury. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Howard is expected to miss about a week.