NHL Stanley Cup Final predictions: Staff picks for Panthers-Golden Knights, Conn Smythe and more

How long have we spent waiting, anticipating, building towards the 2022-23 Stanley Cup Final? In other words: When the puck drops Saturday for Panthers-Golden Knights Game 1, it will be 313 days since the first time. Athleticism asked his NHL staff about which team they think would win the series. At the time, on July … Read more

NHL Power Rankings: Which team is next in ‘Succession’ for the Stanley Cup?

Pittsburgh, Washington, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Colorado – which team will be the last team standing in 2023? Which team will follow Colorado? Which team will remain to sit on the throne? Which team will be next to… Succession? It’s been a while since we’ve done one of those tracks where we awkwardly link hockey … Read more

Seider leads on and off ice for Germany at World Championship

TAMPERE, Finland — Moritz Seider isn’t just becoming an elite defender. He is also well on his way to becoming an important leader. On both sides of the Atlantic. Seider, 22 and already a 164-game NHL veteran, is quickly becoming as important a member off the ice as he is on it for the Detroit … Read more

NHL Playoff Predictions: Panthers vs. Hurricanes, Stars vs. Golden Knights, MVP and Stanley Cup Champion

The NHL’s final four are set, with the Panthers and Hurricanes kicking off the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday night, and the Stars and Golden Knights opening the Eastern Conference Final. West Friday. It’s not a conference-championship field that many of us saw coming. In fact, none of the 41 members of AthleticismThe staff who … Read more

Kubalik is looking to help the Red Wings return to the playoffs next season

Riga, Latvia — Dominica Cuban appreciates the opportunity to represent Czechia at the 2023 IIHF World Championship. But the Detroit Red Wings forward, who is making his fourth tournament appearance in six years, would prefer to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs. “I will be very happy if I do something other than come here … Read more

Sabers blow three-goal lead in third, get past Red Wings in shootout

The Buffalo Sabers blew a three-goal, third-period lead but recovered to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in the shootout at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Wednesday. Dylan Cozens scored twice, and Jack Quinn had the only goal of the shootout for the Sabers (10-12-1), who are 3-1-1 in their past five games after … Read more

Sabers blow another lead, pull out win on Jack Quinn’s shootout goal

DETROIT – Kyle Okposo understood why anyone would make the comparison. The Buffalo Sabers blew another lead in the third period Wednesday night in Little Caesars Arena. This time, they allowed three consecutive goals in a span of 5:40. “I think you can see more and more confidence every week or every day,” Sabers defenseman … Read more