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Team Reset

Oilers ready for higher expectations after playoff run

Addition of Strome in trade for Eberle biggest change from last season

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Edmonton Oilers:

The Edmonton Oilers will look similar to the team that reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006 but lost to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round last season.

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Team Reset

Flames make big moves following disappointing postseason

Acquire goalie Smith, defenseman Hamonic in trades after being swept in first round

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Calgary Flames:

The Calgary Flames returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2017 after a one-year absence, but getting swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference First Round clearly left a bad taste in their mouth.

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free agency

Jaromir Jagr tops list of free agents still available

Forward, 45, had 46 points for Panthers last season; Thomas Vanek, Alexander Radulov remain on market

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jaromir Jagr still is waiting for his phone to ring.

The No. 2 scorer in NHL history remains available after the first day of free agency Saturday, two days after he posted a humorous tweet that included a photo of himself on the phone, saying he had not yet received any calls from NHL teams and was trying to call them.

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Hall of Fame

Teemu Selanne began Hall of Fame career with legendary season

Set NHL rookie records for goals, points in 1992-93 with Jets

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Easily forgotten in the legend of an NHL record-breaking, 76-goal, 132-point season by Teemu Selanne was that uncertainty surrounding him was high and expectations for him only mixed before his debut with the Winnipeg Jets in the 1992-93 season.

The Finnish Flash had ability and character that erased all doubt.

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NHL Awards

Denna Laing honored at NHL Awards

Former Boston Pride forward saluted for determination after sustaining spinal-cord injury 18 months ago

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Former National Women's Hockey League forward Denna Laing was saluted at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday.

Laing, 26, was playing for the Boston Pride when she sustained a severe spinal-cord injury during the 2016 Women's Winter Classic on Dec. 31, 2015. She has been focused on her rehabilitation at Journey Forward, an exercise-based program in Canton, Massachusetts, devoted solely to helping those with spinal-cord injuries.

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NHL Awards

Connor McDavid of Oilers has big night at NHL Awards

Wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, voted to First All-Star Team

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Connor McDavid's breakout season was recognized with a hardware hat trick at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile on Wednesday.

The Edmonton Oilers captain was the focal point for the League's celebration of the 2016-17 season when he was named winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL player judged to be most valuable to his team, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the regular season as voted by the members of the NHL Players' Association.

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news

Erik Karlsson of Senators recovering from foot surgery

Ottawa defenseman, up for Norris Trophy at NHL Awards, hopes to be out of cast in August

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson is a one-of-a-kind talent in the NHL, nominated for the Norris Trophy for a third time as the League's top defenseman.

Karlsson, 27, was unique in another way on Tuesday. He was the only 2017 NHL Awards nominee in the interview room at the Encore Resort wearing one shoe.

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Expansion Draft

Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal among best available for Golden Knights

NHL.com looks at top options by position for Vegas in Expansion Draft

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has a lot to digest before he submits his list of 30 selections in the NHL Expansion Draft by 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Those selections will be revealed at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).

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Stanley Cup Final

Coach's analysis: Inability to finish scoring chances cost Predators

Former NHL assistant Perry Pearn believes missed opportunities, especially on power play, was difference against Penguins in Final

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Perry Pearn to break down the action from the Predators' perspective. Pearn will be checking in throughout the Final.

Pearn, 65, has worked 22 seasons as an NHL assistant with the Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He began his NHL career as an assistant in Winnipeg in 1995-96.

Pearn also has a gold medal as coach (1993) and two golds as an assistant (1990, 1991) for Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Stanley Cup Final

Matt Cullen undecided on future after Penguins' Cup win

40-year-old center unsure if he'll retire from NHL after 19 seasons, three championships

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NASHVILLE -- Center Matt Cullen said it was too early to decide whether he will retire from the NHL after winning his second straight Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

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