2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington admits throwing water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Round 2

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington confirmed Tuesday that he threw a water bottle at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri after Game 3 of their second-round series. On May 21, Binnington left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury that he suffered after Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed the net … Read more

Tyler Bozak completes stunning comeback with overtime goal as St. Louis Blues force Game 6

Tyler Bozak’s goal at 3:38 of overtime gave the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 comeback win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 on Wednesday night, avoiding elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs and forcing Game 6 back at home Friday night. The Blues, who trail in the second-round series 3-2, rallied twice to stun … Read more

St. Louis Blues’ Craig Berube says racist comments directed at Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri are ‘in no way acceptable’

St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube, after originally declining to comment on the matter, said Wednesday that the racist comments and threats directed at Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri are “in no way acceptable.” “I just want to comment on my ‘no comment’ the other day,” Berube said before Game 5 in Denver. “I’m not … Read more

Colorado Avalanche working with law enforcement in St. Louis regarding threats made toward center Nazem Kadri after Game 3

The Colorado Avalanche are working with St. Louis law enforcement regarding threats made toward center Nazem Kadri after their Game 3 victory against the Blues Saturday night. The threats followed a series-ending injury to Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington after a collision involving Kadri. Just six minutes and 45 seconds into the first period of Game … Read more

Could miss weeks after Nazem Kadri hit

Another controversial play involving the Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri could force Blues goalie Jordan Binnington to miss the rest of the second-round series between the two teams. And Binnington apparently is holding Kadri responsible as he reportedly threw a water bottle at Kadri as the forward conducted a postgame interview on TNT. Binnington left Saturday’s Game … Read more

Jordan Binnington leaves Game 3 loss in first period for St. Louis Blues, replaced by Ville Husso

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington left Game 3 of their series against the Colorado Avalanche with an injury in the first period Saturday night. With the Blues leading 1-0, Binnington was replaced by backup Ville Husso just 6:45 into the game in St. Louis. Husso returned to start the second period and Colorado rallied … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champion, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning–Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues–Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers–Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers–Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games begin? What have we learned so far? Who … Read more

Panthers-Lightning, Oilers-Flames rivalries renew in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ready for Round 2? A first round full of goals, comebacks and Game 7s — highlighted by superstars like Hold Makar, Connor McDavid, Artemi Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau — has set up dream series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ve got a rematch of the Battle of Florida between the two-time … Read more

2022 NHL playoff preview: Avalanche vs. Blues

For two straight years, the first round has been a formality for the Colorado Avalanche, laying waste to inferior opponents. Last year, it was the maddeningly inconsistent St. Louis Blues, who had a struggling goalie. This year, it was the thin Nashville Predators, who didn’t even have their starting goalie. In both cases, the result … Read more