The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo The Connor McDavid Story: How the Future of the NHL Became a (Reluctant) Star ST. LOUIS — Connor McDavid walks through the hall under the stands in the Scottrade Center a few hours before his debut. He arrives in a makeshift media room and stands in front of an Edmonton Oilers banner. The TV cameras click on. He exhales and looks straight ahead. The Next Big Thing has arrived. This generational player has sweat-caked hair that flies in every direction, as if he... Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:53:17 GMT N.H.L. Roundup: New Star Rallies Sabres; New Rule Dooms Them Jack Eichel, the Sabres’ 18-year-old rookie center, scored a power-play goal to bring a 3-1 victory over the Senators, after his teammate’s goal was disallowed. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:01:42 GMT NHL 500: Ranking the Top 90 Left Wings We recently introduced a new project: the 500. So far, we have considered the league’s 50 best goalies and 150 best defencemen, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the forwards, starting at left wing. What are we looking for here? We can explain it in one question: Taking into account the available evidence, what would a reasonable person expect from every player in the league in this... Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:42:01 GMT Simon Despres, Ducks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction The Anaheim Ducks announced Friday that they signed defenseman to a five-year extension. Here is their tweet revealing the completion of the deal:According to of Sportsnet, the deal is worth $18.5 million and will carry an annual cap hit of $3.7 million. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun broke down Despres' new deal:The Ducks Despres at the 2015 trade deadline from the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman... Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:37:50 GMT Robin Lehner Injury: Updates on Sabres Goalie's Lower Body and Return goalie left Thursday’s season opener—a 3-1 loss to the —with a lower-body injury and did not return. Continue for updates. Lehner Believed to Have Suffered Sprained Ankle Thursday, Oct. 8 Brent Wallace of TSN reported Lehner left First Niagara Center on crutches with what is believed to be a right-ankle sprain. His return timetable could be longer than the Sabres hope, according to... Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:55:13 GMT