Favoritessettings

NHLI via Getty Images
10hJoe McDonald

Q&A: Lightning's Bishop ready to take on the world

Fresh off injury rehab, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is stoked to get back at it and stonewall the competition for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey.

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
17d

Map: Where's the Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup visits some pretty interesting places, and this year's trip with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be no different. Track the Cup's location with our handy interactive map.

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports
1dTal Pinchevsky

Players most likely leaving for Las Vegas

Some players were obtained in the offseason with the idea of being dangled in the Las Vegas expansion draft. Could being exposed in the draft be in the cards for these guys?

play
Crosby takes Stanley Cup to Tim Hortons (0:16)
ESPN.com Illustration

Vote now: How does your NHL team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NHL team stack up? Vote now!

Bruce Bennett/NHLI/Getty Images
3d

Bettman again disputes concussions' link to CTE

Gary Bettman addressed a 24-page letter to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday, in which he again refuted the link between concussions and the degenerative brain ailment CTE.

play2:27
Graig Abel/NHL/Getty Images
15dJoe McDonald

Crosby looking to World Cup

Even while celebrating his second Stanley Cup win in his hometown, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has his eyes on the next big prize.

play
Kessel's grandmother chugs champagne from the Stanley Cup (0:17)
Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports
10d

NHL Trade Tracker

A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including trades made during the 2015-16 season and those that happened before, during and after the 2016 draft.

play
Red Wings prospect sends defender's stick flying on crazy goal (0:24)
AP Photo/Icon CSM/Christopher Szagola
16dTal Pinchevsky

Free agents worth giving a shot

Sam Gagner, Kris Versteeg and Jiri Hudler are among the remaining unsigned free agents who could make a difference for the teams willing to give them one last shot.

ESPN Illustration
17d

Power Rankings: Free-agency fallout

The first Power Rankings of the 2016-17 season find familiar faces on top but plenty of movement below after the shuffling resulting from trades, the draft and free agency.

Getty Images, Icon SMI
18d

2016 Free-Agent Tracker

Follow all the big (and small) signings as the NHL's free-agency season gets underway with some big names on the market.

Focus on Sport/Getty Images
32d

'Not so crazy now, am I?'

Hall of Famer Eric Lindros didn't intend to become a poster boy of the concussion crisis that blindsided sports. But by challenging hockey's play-through-it culture, he redefined what it means to be tough -- and saved his life.

Now

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

A little offseason Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. http://es.pn/2aAjNnc

Bautista's bat flip an ‘NHL 17’ celebration

Thanks to the creators of the upcoming “NHL 17” game, Jose Bautista's iconic bat flip will live on in hockey goal celebration form. Iconic toss

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Matthew Coller

Harvard star Jimmy Vesey is testing free agency this summer. Whom will he pick? We break down the selling points and drawbacks for Vesey's short list, and identify some wild cards. Which NHL team will land Jimmy Vesey?

Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images