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Stars Advance to 5th Cup Final in Franchise History After Game 5 OT Win
If we told you back in March that the Dallas Stars would be playing for the 2020 Stanley Cup you’d probably have told us to delete our account. But this has been a year and a season unlike any other. The Stars entered Game 5 of the West Finals up three games to one and […]
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Capitals’ 2020 Draft Preview
The Washington Capitals will pick 25th overall in the 1st round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft which will take place on Oct. 6-7. They also have picks in rounds 3, 4, 5, and 6. General manager, Brian MacLellan, has to take stock of his prospect pool and decide what moves are the best for […]
Islanders’ Lamoriello the Right Choice for GM of the Year
After Barry Trotz won the Jack Adams Trophy for the 2018-19 season, Lou Lamoriello was rightfully rewarded with the Jim Gregory Award as the NHL’s top general manager in 2019-20. Lamoriello is finishing his second season as the New York Islanders’ president of hockey operations and general manager. Within his first two years, the three-time […]
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Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors: Pronman Ranking, Drew, Andersson & More
In the latest edition of Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors, I’ll look at where the Ducks prospect system was ranked by The Athletic‘s Corey Pronman, loan deals for both Hunter Drew & Axel Andersson, and Henry Thrun’s move to the USHL for the 2020-21 season. Ducks Loan Drew & Andersson The Ducks loaned defenseman Hunter […]
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Wild Ink Brodin to 7-year Extension
Per Michael Russo and other sources, the Minnesota Wild have handed defender Jonas Brodin a seven-year contract extension worth $42 million. Brodin’s year-by-year (all salary, no SB) breakdown: Year 1: $4M (Full NMC)Year 2: $5M (Full NMC)Year 3: $8M (Full NMC)Year 4: $8M (Full NMC)Year 5: $7.5M Year 6: $5.5MYear 7: $4M There is no […]
Predicting the Predators’ First-Round Pick
Anytime a team’s season ends early there are stages to getting over the end of a lost season. At first, you’re sad, you may drown your sorrows, you may break down the game tape and find out where things went wrong or you may find yourself mad online trying to find answers on your Twitter […]
8 Blue Jackets All-Time Points-Per-Game Leaders
To win in today’s NHL, a team needs to score goals. Not only does a team need players who shoot, it needs the playmakers who get the puck to the shooter. Consider this: in the modern history of the NHL, only twice has a player scored three goals in a game without any assists on […]
Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Babcock, Parayko, Bracco & More
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News and Rumors, I’ll share news that Mike Babcock lost out to Peter Laviolette for the head coaching position with the Washington Capitals. I’ll also outline some rumors from at least one hockey insider who believes that the Maple Leafs should be interested in what’s going on with […]
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Maple Leafs Can Add Forward Depth In Free Agency
We know the Toronto Maple Leafs top-six forward unit is one of the deepest in the league. They have incredible talent and skill that many teams would like to replicate. While you always look to your top players for offensive production, you still need to have support from the bottom six. The Maple Leafs’ bottom-six […]
Prospects News & Rumors: AHL, Moody, Broberg & More
Two American Hockey League franchises announced new affiliation deals on Thursday, a trade took place in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and a top prospect for the Edmonton Oilers impressed in Sweden. It’s time to take a dive into the latest prospect news from around the world of hockey. Wolves, Checkers Announce New NHL […]
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Bruins’ 2020 Trade Deadline Deals Fail to Produce Like 2019
At the trade deadline in 2019, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney pulled off two trades that helped his club go on a run to the Stanley Cup Final. They came up one win short, though, losing Game 7 at home to the St. Louis Blues, but without those moves, the Bruins may not have […]
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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to Lead New Era of Elite Sabres Goaltending
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is the Buffalo Sabres’ goaltender of the future. The 21-year-old prospect was a second-round pick (54th overall) by the Sabres at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and split time with the AHL’s Rochester Americans and ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones this season. Currently on loan to HC TPS in the Finnish Liiga, it is expected […]
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Do You Know Your Jets 1.0 Trivia?
Were you a die-hard fan of the Winnipeg Jets 1.0? Think you know everything there is to know about the first incarnation of the NHL team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to create three rounds of trivia about the great players and moments in the franchise’s history. Be sure to scroll slowly, or […]
Penguins’ Offseason News & Rumors: Letang Trade, Kapanen, Schultz & Murray
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to make some changes to their roster with the 2020 NHL offseason coming up shortly. The Pens have seen a steady decline since winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. Related: Penguins’ Best & Worst Trades of the Decade Pittsburgh lost in the play-in round to the Montreal Canadiens […]
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Panthers’ Best All-Time Starting Lineup Left Wing: Jonathan Huberdeau
During the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the offseason, we’re going to look into all things Florida Panthers. Yes, that includes the draft and free agency, but it will also shed a little bit of light on a franchise that doesn’t get a lot of love. One series will focus on the best […]
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Potential Blue Jackets’ Trade Partners: Calgary Flames
Welcome to the fourth part of our Columbus Blue Jackets Trading Partners mini-series. So far we’ve explored three interesting Canadian teams where there could be a potential match. In case you missed those, you can read about Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. Today we stay in Canada but continue to head west and visit the great […]
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Red Wings News & Rumors: Draft Day, Loans & More
It has been almost six months since the Detroit Red Wings have played a game of hockey. News is hard to come by as the team waits for 2019-20 to officially come to a close. However, the Red Wings can’t afford to sit still as summer comes to an end. Luckily, recent developments mean that […]
Blackhawks News & Rumors: Crawford, Suter & More
In the Chicago Blackhawks’ world, we have some exciting developments. Since the club’s playoff run ended, our eyes have been focused on what is to come, including free agency, trades, and the draft. The league just released new dates to go along with those three events. We also have new contract offers, more players being […]
3 Takeaways from Stars’ Game 2 Loss
In Game 2 of the Western Conference Final, we saw the series’ second shutout. This time, Robin Lehner got the start and posted his fourth clean sheet of the 2020 playoffs. The Vegas Golden Knights definitely shook off whatever plagued them in Game 1 and came out flying. They were all over the Dallas Stars, […]
Canucks’ Benning & Green: Goalies, Toffoli, Young Guns & the Draft
Vancouver Canucks’ general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green discussed the club’s playoff run and offseason in their end-of-season media availability on Tuesday. The Canucks were eliminated by the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 in the second round last Friday. The front office will have to decide which free agents they will […]
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