NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

Mailbag: Giroux’s chances of returning to Flyers, Oilers goaltending

Here is the March 23 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked on Twitter using #OvertheBoards. Tweet your questions to @drosennhl. If Claude Giroux wins the Stanley Cup, do you see him signing back with the Philadelphia Flyers? If he doesn’t, could he test the market? What is his relationship like with … Read more

Mailbag: Pacific Division playoff teams, Rangers targets at Deadline

Here is the March 16 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked on Twitter using #OvertheBoards. Tweet your questions to @drosennhl. Of the Los Angeles Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, which do you see getting the two guaranteed [playoff] spots in the Pacific Division? — @e_hodgens With the … Read more

Mailbag: Shesterkin in Hart conversation, Islanders may sell by deadline

Igor Shesterkin for the Hart Trophy? — @DaveyUpper Count me in the camp of Shesterkin, the New York Rangers goalie, being in the conversation for the Hart Trophy as we near the three-quarters point of the season. The Hart Trophy is given annually “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” … Read more

Mailbag: Blue Jackets options with Laine, Islanders needs

Patrik Laine is on a heater. Do you trade him for a massive package or sign him to a short- or long-term contract? What would you do? — @alehtonen_ If Laine, the Columbus Blue Jackets forward, were a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) instead of a pending restricted free agent (RFA), this conversation would be … Read more

Super 16: Avalanche unanimous No. 1; Oilers, Stars enter power rankings

The Calgary Flames are the biggest risers, climbing five spots to No. 9. The Nashville Predators are down five to No. 14. California is no longer represented in the rankings with the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks dropping out and being replaced by the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars. To create the NHL.com power … Read more

Mailbag: Capitals potential upgrades, Avalanche peaking too soon

Have the Washington Capitals just run out of gas along with subpar goaltending? — @TrishTheMiddle What can the Capitals do to turn things around? — @Moarpls2 Should the Capitals consider a trade? Or what do you think would be a good response to their ongoing challenges? — @gdohlke79 Is Victor Olofsson a trade target for … Read more