Chris Peters

CBS Sports Writer /

Connor McDavid has a better NHL to inherit thanks to Sidney Crosby

Crosby won't have to pass the torch for a while, but McDavid is proving to be a worthy heir

Jets, Jacob Trouba end contract stalemate with two-year bridge deal

The new contract won't end the Trouba trade rumors, though

Habs' hot start gains credibility thanks to Carey Price: 4 others to buy or sell

Plus, four other teams whose hot starts make them tougher to project

Senators goalie Craig Anderson leaves team as wife readies for cancer battle

After his emotional performances this week, Anderson has taken an indefinite leave of absence

Penguins get goalie Matt Murray back from injury, trade Mike Condon to Senators

The Penguins goalie situation is back to normal with Murray's return from a broken hand

Rookie Jimmy Vesey making immediate impact for red-hot Rangers

One of the summer's most talked-about UFAs is delivering early

Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews on path to become NHL's next transcendent stars

When Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin pass the torch, these youngsters should be ready

Stars lose Ales Hemsky for 5-6 months following surgery on torn labrum

Dallas says Hemsky's injury was sustained during the World Cup of Hockey

WATCH: Senators' Craig Anderson shuts out Oilers after wife's cancer diagnosis

Anderson made 37 saves in an incredible performance amid difficult time

Red Wings' Steve Ott receives max fine for spearing Bruins' Zdeno Chara

The referees missed this one, but the Department of Player Safety did not

Report: Islanders put Jaroslav Halak on trade block after agent's criticism

Halak's agent recently criticized the team for using a three-goalie system on their NHL roster

NHL's rookie class is a lot more than Matthews, Laine: 15 making early impact

The Maple Leafs and Flyers are among teams getting big contributions from first-year players

Bruins' David Pastrnak suspended two games for illegal hit on Rangers' Girardi

The B's will be missing their top goal scorer for two important divisional games

Ducks, Hampus Lindholm end contract stalemate with new six-year deal

Anaheim has missed their No. 1 defenseman while he remained unsigned through their first eight games

Wayne Gretzky once turned down $1 million just to reconsider his retirement

Rangers owner James Dolan really wanted No. 99 to stick around for at least another year

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also spent three years with USA Hockey as part of their communications staff. A member of the PHWA, the Chicago native is the author of three children's books about hockey.