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Back with Wild, Fleury welcomes big workload as clear No. 1

Back with Wild, Fleury welcomes big workload as clear No. 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With his ever-present smile, tireless approach and long list of accomplishments in the net, Marc-Andre Fleury has always embraced a heavy workload.
Kraken understand need to improve in second season

Kraken understand need to improve in second season

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken’s first season ended up looking like most other NHL expansion seasons. And still there was a significant feeling of underachievement after the team launched with the hope of contending for a playoff spot in Year 1.
Avs launch Cup defense after summer filled with celebrations

Avs launch Cup defense after summer filled with celebrations

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by. One moment the Colorado Avalanche were riding through the streets of Denver on firetrucks and the next they’re back on the ice.
Ducks counting on talented young core to lead playoff flight

Ducks counting on talented young core to lead playoff flight

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some of the most exciting young players in hockey are wearing the Anaheim Ducks' sweater this winter. Their fans are hoping they'll also be wearing it closer to the summer while ending the Ducks' four-year playoff drought.
Predators feel restocked, ready to chase Stanley Cup again

Predators feel restocked, ready to chase Stanley Cup again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Being swept for the first time in franchise history may be exactly what the Nashville Predators needed.
NHL monitoring Aquilini's family court proceeding, after allegations of child abuse

NHL monitoring Aquilini's family court proceeding, after allegations of child abuse

VANCOUVER — The National Hockey League says it is monitoring the family court proceedings of Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, who has denied accusations by ex-wife Tali'ah that he abused their children.
Evolving Blues still a threat to champion Avalanche in West

Evolving Blues still a threat to champion Avalanche in West

Meet the 2022 Blues, not the same as the old group from 2019 that won the Stanley Cup . Sure, there are some holdovers, from fiery goaltender Jordan Binnington to tough, talented two-way center Ryan O’Reilly and big defenseman Colton Parayko. But St.
Blackhawks focused on future in Richardson's first season

Blackhawks focused on future in Richardson's first season

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson wants to build a team in his first year with his new franchise. “I think that's the first step that we need,” he said.
Coyotes aiming to take step forward in franchise rebuild

Coyotes aiming to take step forward in franchise rebuild

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes predictably labored during the first season of their rebuilding project, finishing near the bottom of the NHL standings.
Sharks hope changes get team back on track after 3-year skid

Sharks hope changes get team back on track after 3-year skid

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are a team in transition.