Capitals revamp goaltending with addition of Kuemper, Lindgren

Capitals revamp goaltending with addition of Kuemper, Lindgren

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which starts Oct. 7. Today, the Washington Capitals: 2021-22 season: 44-26-12, fourth in Metropolitan Division; lost in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs Key arrivals Darcy KuemperG: After winning the Stanley … Read more

Wright was hoping Kraken would select him in 2022 NHL Draft

Wright was hoping Kraken would select him in 2022 NHL Draft

SEATTLE– Shane Wright said the Seattle Kraken were the team he had hoped would draft him all along. After Day 2 of the Kraken development camp Tuesday, Wright recalled a January conversation he had with forward prospect Brennan Othmann, who was selected by the New York Rangers with the No. 16 pick at the 2021 … Read more

Sabers pick Savoie rocks custom tiger suit at 2022 NHL Draft

Sabers pick Savoie rocks custom tiger suit at 2022 NHL Draft

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Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

“From the Slovakian national team …” Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said as he announced the No. 1 pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Center on Thursday. Immediately, there came a loud mix of gasps and cheers. The home fans knew that meant the Canadians were selecting forward Juraj Slafkovsky, … Read more

With the No. 29 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers could select… Jimmy Snuggerud? – OILERSNATION

With the No. 29 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers could select… Jimmy Snuggerud?  – OILERSNATION

The prevailing wisdom for teams making their top pick in a draft is generally to select the best player available rather than selecting for need. The Edmonton Oilers have leaned slightly into need-based drafting over the past couple of years, as there’s been a clear focus on adding forwards who have a quick path to … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Center in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 am ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top … Read more

Top OHL prospects discussed ahead of 2022 NHL Draft

Top OHL prospects discussed ahead of 2022 NHL Draft

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Center in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 am ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top … Read more

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

BUFFALO– The Buffalo Sabers are keeping their options open with their three first-round picks in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, general manager Kevyn Adams said Monday. “I’d still say if right now, that’s probably where I’m very comfortable with [keeping the picks], but we’re also going to make sure that we’re having all those … Read more

Coyotes expect to use all seven draft picks in first two rounds, GM says

Coyotes expect to use all seven draft picks in first two rounds, GM says

BUFFALO– The Arizona Coyotes are planning to use all seven of their picks in the first two rounds of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, general manager Bill Armstrong said. The Coyotes have three picks in the first round, beginning with No. 3. They also have No. 27, which they acquired from the Montreal Canadiens … Read more