Under Gary Bettman, NHL's approach to international hockey has been laughable
There will be no World Cup of Hockey played in 2021 and, with Olympic participation no sure thing, we might not see best-on-best international play until 2024.
The Hockey News Podcast: Why are so many restricted free agents still unsigned?
When will the RFAs start signing their extensions? Has Patrik Laine played his last game as a Jet? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: How to clean up the Oilers' mess
Who should be the Oilers' long-term choice for GM, and what should the plan be? Are the Leafs contenders or pretenders? And more.
Cancelling World Cup another indication international play remains nothing more than bargaining chip
The NHL and NHLPA released statements on Wednesday announcing that the World Cup of Hockey won't return in 2020. Don't be surprised, though. International play always has been — and will remain — nothing more than a bargaining chip.
The threat of another lockout could get in the way of 2020 World Cup of Hockey
The NHL wants “labor certainty” if they are to go forward with plans for another World Cup of Hockey ahead of the 2020-21 season. And if the tournament does come to pass, changes to the format — and the participating teams — could be coming.
Down Goes Brown: The five dumbest controversies of 2016
The entire year has been filled with controversies big and small, but here are the five most ridiculous of 2016.
Matt Duchene separated shoulder at World Cup, but won’t miss any time with Avalanche
The Avalanche knew Matt Duchene suffered a separated shoulder at the World Cup, but he played through it and says he’s 100 percent with the regular season little more than a week away.
Team Europe's Ehrhoff earns PTO with Boston Bruins
After a strong showing at the World Cup of Hockey, blueliner Christian Ehrhoff has been invited to try out with the Boston Bruins.
NHL must stay the course to build World Cup into most important best-on-best event
The NHL and NHLPA re-launched an event on which they can build, but they have to commit, with or without the Olympics
Who owns this game? We all know the answer to that now
Sidney Crosby and winning in a Canadian uniform go together like macaroni and cheese. And as good as mac and cheese is, Crosby is better.
Down Goes Brown: What was the best Game 2 in World Cup history?
Five out of seven World/Canada Cups have been best-of-three finals, so let's take a look back at those five games, and rank them from worst to best.
Team Canada can be better, much better, and that's a scary thought
Team Canada played arguably its worst best-on-best game since the 2006 Olympics and still came out on top by a comfortable margin. It won't happen again.
Report: Gaborik will miss World Cup final, out eight weeks with foot injury
The Los Angeles Kings were hoping this season could be a rebound year for Marian Gaborik, but instead the veteran winger is starting his season on the shelf after suffering a foot injury at the World Cup.
Why we should be happy Team Sweden lost at World Cup
Team Sweden came into the tournament as a favorite to make the final. And now it's out because of the way it approached the game.
Team Europe knows beating ‘the best team ever’ is going to take perfection
Team Europe has their work cut out for them in the World Cup final against an all-world Canadian squad, and it's going to take near-perfect play for Team Europe to take the World Cup title.
Team Europe shocks Sweden in overtime, will meet Canada in World Cup final
Team Europe looked like an awful idea early on, but Ralph Krueger's group shocked Sweden -- and almost everyone else -- by battling their way to a berth in the World Cup final.
Willingness to stick to the plan powers Canada to World Cup final
Canada got a scare from the Russians and trailed for the second time in the entire tournament, but Brad Marchand’s pair of goals helped put Canada ahead for good.
Panthers GM Rowe ‘not overly concerned’ about Ekblad’s World Cup injury
Being forced out of the World Cup may have been cause for concern about Aaron Ekblad’s health, but the Florida Panthers sound confident he’ll be ready to start the season.
World Cup notebook: Crosby puts an impressive streak on the line
Sidney Crosby has won 22 straight and his only concern is making it 23...Swedes must be smarter...Carey Price on beer league hockey.
Corey Perry has rare chance to join Niedermayer in hockey history
Winning seems to follow Corey Perry around and if Canada can take home the World Cup championship, he'll join a very exclusive group.
Projecting the World Cup semifinals: Canada, Sweden still the teams to beat
Russia needs to get its top players more ice time and play a perfect game to beat Canada, while Europe will need Jaroslav Halak to stand on his head again.
Five burning questions (and answers) about USA's World Cup debacle
Team USA put a bow on one of its worst performances ever on the international stage when it lost its final game in the World Cup of Hockey.