The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo This is everything you missed from the NHL season in 4 thrilling minutes Catch up before the playoffs. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:27:26 GMT 2014 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery First-Round Projections The NHL draft lottery is complete, and teams know where they will select in this year's first round. Each NHL draft year is unique, and this season has several candidates for top spot. There could be a lot of trade activity on the draft floor depending on early selections. The big winner at this year's lottery is the Florida Panthers. In selecting first overall, they get their choice of several... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:25:54 GMT New Playoff Format Gives N.H.L. Matchups It Wanted With reseeding gone, the N.H.L. playoffs now offer fans a bracket like the N.C.A.A. tournament. Here’s a look at each series in the first round. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:27:09 GMT Complete Predictions for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Has anyone ever gone 15-for-15 in predicting the Stanley Cup playoffs from start to finish? I know I haven't, because it's really hard and almost impossible to do. Anyway, here's my attempt to go 15-for-15 in this year's playoffs, which allow for a little more opponent certainty in later rounds with teams staying within divisions for the first two rounds. Who will win the Stanley Cup? Are the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:41:07 GMT Look-Up Line Would Warn Danger’s Ahead for Amateur Hockey Players The Look-Up Line would warn players they are near the boards, where severe head and neck injuries frequently occur. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:23:59 GMT NHL Draft Lottery Results 2014: Selection Order, Analysis and Twitter Reaction Just one year ago, the Colorado Avalanche were celebrating a "win" at the draft lottery. Today, they are preparing for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as the Central Division's No. 1 seed. The Florida Panthers will be hoping for a similar transition after earning the No. 1 overall pick Tuesday: Last year, the Avs used their draft-lottery prize to select Nathan MacKinnon,... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:38:43 GMT NHL Playoff Predictions 2014: Underdogs That Will Overcome Odds in 1st Round Opinions regarding the 's new playoff system seem to run the gamut, but there is no question that it has led to some intriguing first-round matchups. In fact, many of the first-round series could easily pass as conference finals, which ensures that there will be plenty of excitement from start to finish during the postseason. Such competitive series also improve the chances of upsets occurring in... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT Buffalo Sabres: Could Losing the Draft Lottery Be Better in the Long Run? On Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET, the will announce the winner of the draft lottery, and fans will finally be able see where this dreadful season will slot us in June's draft. The Sabres hold the best individual odds to win the first pick at 25 percent, according to . That leaves the rest of the field (not including , which will pick 30th no matter what) with a 75 percent chance of overtaking the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:18:51 GMT Why the Washington Capitals Shouldn't Clean House This Offseason For the , to say that missing the postseason for the first time in seven years is embarrassing would be a gross understatement, because much more was expected of this team. And, as is almost always the case when a team fails to come anywhere close to meeting its potential, it's certainly possible that both Adam Oates and George McPhee will be out of jobs by the time the 2014 draft rolls around.... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:59:02 GMT For Hockey’s Version of Pairs Skaters, Points Aren’t for Style Scotty Bowman introduced the idea of high-chemistry center-wing combinations and an interchangeable third forward as coach of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970s. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:22:25 GMT