1. 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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  2. 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...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 21 days ago 8,997 reads 0 comments

  3. 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...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 25 days ago 7,577 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 27 days ago 6,043 reads 0 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 1 month ago 6,579 reads 15 comments

  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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, ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 1,828 reads 4 comments

  13. 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...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 17,251 reads 57 comments

  14. 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...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 9,626 reads 25 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 7,788 reads 49 comments

  17. 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 ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 2 months ago 259 reads 0 comments

  18. NHL Players Making the Most of Increased Roles in 2016-17

    NHL management and coaching staffs plan the fall rosters with painstaking detail over the offseason. Seemingly moments after the faceoff on opening night, all those plans go out the window and force the franchise to find quick solutions to problems...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 4,784 reads 18 comments

  19. Emerging NHL Players Most Likely to Achieve Elite Status in 2016-17

    The NHL season is past the quarter pole, and teams are jockeying for position. One of the prominent storylines this fall has to do with a large number of youngsters emerging as impact players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 7,158 reads 29 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Most Trusted Defensemen in the NHL

    One of the most valuable players in the game today is the 25-minute-a-night defender. These men cut the game in half for their teams, giving an enormous advantage over the opposition...

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  21. Ranking the Best Hockey Players Not Currently in the NHL

    The NHL houses the lion's share of elite hockey talent, and it controls about 1,500 of the best players in the world...

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  22. NHL Draft Busts Still Hanging on to Roster Spots

    NHL general managers do all kinds of things to draw the ire of their respective fan bases, but few mistakes are considered more noxious than missing on a high draft pick...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 24,906 reads 16 comments

  23. NHL Players Thriving Under New Coaches in the 2016-17 Season

    Every year, NHL teams spend a lot of money in free agency and invest major assets in acquiring new talent to upgrade their rosters. Some of those bets work out, and some do not. And sometimes, teams find low-level solutions who make major differences...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 4,146 reads 2 comments

  24. Ranking the NHL's Top Faceoff Players in 2016-17

    A good faceoff man can save an NHL team goals and a lot of work by winning possession. In the offensive zone, there is an enormous amount of activity after a win for the attacking team—all nullified if there is a clean win by the defensive team...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 6,426 reads 25 comments

  25. The Biggest Takeaways from the 1st Month of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Every NHL team has now played at least a dozen games, and there are some amazing stories and surprising trends emerging...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 months ago 6,826 reads 21 comments