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Arizona Coyotes: Top 5 Draft Targets

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Despite Step Forward, Coyotes Still Have Long Way To Go   Just about everyone in the hockey world expected little to nothing from the Arizona Coyotes in 2015-16 and with good reason. They had finished near the bottom of the standings the previous year and were clearly in the midst of a full-blown rebuild. And we all know what “rebuild” ...

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Florida Panthers Robbed by Non-Calls

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Panthers Eliminated, No-Call One of More Memorable Moments The New York Islanders won their first playoff series in 23 years and we all should be happy for them. After all, they spent years with embarrassingly bad management and seemed as though they’d never get out of the cellar. Now, they have one of the better collections of young talent in ...

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Ryan Getzlaf is One of This Generation’s Underrated Superstars

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Getzlaf Deserves Praise The 2003 NHL Draft was one of the most loaded in NHL history. Led by Marc-Andre Fleury as the number one overall selection, the class is loaded with a bevy of notable names: Eric Staal, Thomas Vanek, Ryan Suter, Dion Phaneuf, Jeff Carter, Dustin Brown, Brent Seabrook and Zach Parise. Then, at #19 overall, the Anaheim Ducks ...

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Chicago Blackhawks Prove Why They Should Never Be Counted Out

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Despite 3-1 Deficit, Blackhawks on Verge of Advancing You all should have known better. Really, why would a couple of games matter when you’re talking about the team that has won three of the last six Stanley Cup Championships? Yet that’s where we were a few nights ago as the St. Louis Blues took a commanding 3-1 series lead over ...

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Carolina Hurricanes: Top 5 Draft Targets

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Re-building Hurricanes Need Help Throughout Roster Despite an obvious rebuild in the works, the Carolina Hurricanes surprised in 2015-16. Sure, they finished sixth in the Metropolitan and missed the playoffs yet again, but this season should be seen as a positive step forward. With a 35-31-16 record, no one expected the Hurricanes to finish anywhere near that high in the ...

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Chicago Blackhawks Cup Window Open Indefinitely with Big Four

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Blackhawks remain contenders regardless of rest of roster I have bad news for those of you who are not fans of the Chicago Blackhawks: they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Some pundits have been wondering aloud since they hoisted their third Stanley Cup in six years this past summer. As was  the case in their previous two reigns, the Blackhawks ...

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Steven Stamkos Doesn’t Deserve Kane, Toews Money

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Stamkos isn’t at max-deal level It’s been one of the most talked about storylines in the NHL this season. Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning jockeying back and forth, trying to determine just what kind of deal, if any, could keep him in the blue and white for the bulk of his remaining career. An offer wasn’t made until ...

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Attention Bad Teams: Always Consider Trading Your Best Player

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Bad Teams Remain Bad By Not Considering the Possibilities The hottest rumors on the block these days surround a pair of marquee defensemen and how unfeasible it is that their respective teams could even consider trading them. And, yeah, it feels pretty incomprehensible that the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators would even consider dealing P.K. Subban and Erik Karlsson, respectively. ...

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Edmonton Oilers Should Make Push For P.K. Subban

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Chance at elite defensemen rarely comes around Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Edmonton Oilers should trade away one of their young, skilled forwards to acquire a defenseman they can build around. But what if circumstances all the way across Canada have made that statement make a lot more sense? That’s what happens when rumors of a ...

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Buffalo Sabres: Steven Stamkos Should Not Be Top FA Target

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Stamkos is top prize, but shouldn’t be Sabres priority Despite an offer on the table from the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos remains the top target in the upcoming free agent class and with good reason. Over the past five seasons, Stamkos has established himself as one of the premier goal-scorers in the game. Only Alex Ovechkin has more goals ...

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