1. Ideal Fits for the Top 2017 NHL Free Agents

    This year's NHL free-agent crop is the poorest in many years, owing to teams locking up their attractive veterans in an effort to protect against expansion...

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  2. NHL Free Agents 2017: Top 10 Players 25 Years and Under

    NHL teams are going to the free-agent market on July 1 with less money to spend and fewer top-flight players to spend it on...

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  3. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Prospect Pools After the 2017 Draft

    NHL teams have been stocking prospect cupboards for 100 years and it remains a staple of success. In fact, procurement of youngsters is even more important in the salary-cap era, when players are being lost to free agency or trade every summer...

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  4. 2018 NHL Draft: Names to Know Among Next Year's Prospects

    As soon as the 2017 NHL draft is over Saturday night, NHL teams will begin preparation for the next one. The first ranking often has little in common with the final one before each season's draft, but it's a starting point...

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  5. NHL Draft 2017: The Biggest Boom-or-Bust Prospects in This Year's Class

    The 2017 NHL draft is going to be stressful for general managers and scouts, but it should be compelling television...

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  6. NHL Mock Draft 2017: Projecting Every 1st-Round Pick

    The 2017 NHL Entry Draft kicks off with the first round on Friday, and hockey fans are building up to the annual frenzy...

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  7. Predicting Who's In, Who's Out for NHL Playoff Bubble Teams Post-Trade Deadline

    After more than 60 games of a grinding NHL schedule, precious little has been decided in terms of playoff seedings , and most of the 30 teams have at least a chance to make the postseason...

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  8. NHL Trade Deadline Deals That Could Help Stanley Cup Contenders

    NHL teams have been working hard to stay in playoff contention since opening night, and now comes the moment when buyers and sellers part—and the sellers send away useful players for picks and prospects...

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  9. The Fastest-Rising Prospects for the 2017 NHL Draft

    The 2017 NHL draft is coming into view for scouts and fans who follow prospect progression. Several quality prospects increased their profile at the World Junior Championships over ...

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  10. NHL Teams Most Likely to Regress in the Final Months of the Season

    The NHL is clear of the All-Star break and full speed ahead for the trade deadline. The next month will see some separation at the lower end of the playoff races, creating more sellers and allowing buyers to force down trade prices...

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  11. NHL Prospects Most Likely to Be All-Stars in the Next 3 Years

    The 2015 and 2016 drafts are going to have an enormous impact on the NHL stretching out a decade or more...

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  12. NHL Teams Most in Need of the 2017 All-Star Break

    All 30 NHL teams started the season with significant hopes for the coming year. Not every team has a chance of winning the Stanley Cup, but building a better team and a climb in ...

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  13. Ranking the Top Norris Trophy Candidates in 2016-17

    As we pass the halfway point of the season and reach the All-Star break, it gives fans time to check in on great performances and contenders for each of the major awards...

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  14. Ranking the Dirtiest Plays of the 2016-17 NHL Season So Far

    The 2016-17 NHL season has seen a large reduction in fines and suspensions for players. The 2015-16 saw 65, per Sportsnet , while this season's total fines and suspensions number fewer than 20 ...

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  15. NHL Veterans Having the Best Seasons of Their Careers in 2016-17

    Every year, the NHL game gets faster and younger, and the league's veterans include fewer and fewer role players...

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  16. NHL Teams with Toughest Schedules Heading into All-Star Break

    The NHL schedule has reached the halfway point for most teams, but the truth is that not all schedules are created equal. Some clubs have ripped through the toughest parts of their seasons, while others have long stretches of danger ahead...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 7 months ago 6,666 reads 15 comments

  17. Ranking the Most Shocking Statistics of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Every season, NHL fans are treated to shocking performances. Some of those performances come from veterans who are enjoying career seasons, while others come from role players who are stepping into ideal situations and making the most of things...

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  18. Early Look at the Top 10 Prospects for the 2017 Entry Draft

    This year's draft crop has not yet established a clear top tier, mostly due to injuries and inconsistent performance...

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  19. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Goals of 2016

    The best and most spectacular goals of the 2016 calendar year involve parts of two seasons and a brilliant playoff spring...

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  20. The Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 2017

    There are so many NHL storylines for 2017 the mind struggles to comprehend them all. Bottom feeder teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers are finally turning north, ...

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  21. 10 Things That Every NHL Fan Wants for the Holidays

    NHL fans are getting ready for the Christmas break, meaning it is a time to dream of gifts under the Christmas tree and what might be in the coming year. There are some players like Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers who have universal appeal...

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  22. Maligned NHL Players Proving Fans Wrong in 2016-17

    There are several redemption stories across the NHL this season that are attracting a lot of attention. Some impact players who fell off from established levels one year ago are back on track—like Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers...

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  23. Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2016-17

    The NHL season is about 30 games old, and we are seeing award candidates emerge across the major categories...

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  24. Ranking the 10 Most Consistent Veterans in the NHL

    A 23-man NHL roster is in a constant state of change, especially during the regular season and playoffs...

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  25. Surging NHL Players Most Likely to Stay Hot in 2016-17

    The NHL season is well underway and teams are beginning to separate a little in the standings. Fans have been entertained with a huge group of impact rookies, and a few sophomores ...

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