1. The Ideal Replacement for Every NHL Coach on the Hot Seat in 2016-17

    Gerard Gallant became this season's first NHL coaching casualty, fired by the Florida Panthers on Nov 27 . General manager Tom Rowe has taken over the role until season's end on an interim basis...

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  2. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Hottest NHL Trade Speculation

    With the Thanksgiving weekend over and the NHL Christmas trade freeze commencing on Dec. 19, trade speculation is growing...

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  3. Restricted Free Agents in Line for a Big NHL Payday in the 2017 Offseason

    The 2017 crop of NHL restricted free agents is thin on notable talent. Only a handful of the 400 players due to become RFAs, such as Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin , will be in line for substantial raises...

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  4. Red-Hot NHL Players Most Likely to Cool Off

    Several NHL players, such as Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine and Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov , are off to sizzling starts to the 2016-17 season. However, they could find it difficult maintaining their current rates of production...

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  5. Ranking the 10 Best NHL Players Under 25 Years Old

    Among today's top NHL stars are a number of players under the age of 25. Some, such as Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin , are well-established among the league's best...

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  6. Issues the NHL Must Solve to Prevent Another Lockout

    On Sept. 6, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told Sirius XM NHL Radio Network (h/t Chris Nichols of Today's Slapshot ) the league was happy with the current collective bargaining agreement...

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  7. NHL Players with the Best Chances to Reach 100 Points in 2016-17

    In recent years, tallying 100 points in an NHL season has become an increasingly difficult achievement for players...

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  8. 5 Notable NHL 'Hometown Discount' Contracts

    On June 30, center Steven Stamkos passed up the riches of free agency to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning...

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  9. Ranking the Biggest Bargains so Far in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Among this summer's NHL signings, the Florida Panthers inked left wing Jonathan Marchessault and the Detroit Red Wings added forward Thomas Vanek. Those contracts are early-season bargains for those clubs...

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  10. Hypothetical Trades Based on the Latest NHL Speculation

    Though it's still early in the 2016-17 NHL season, a handful of players have become subject to trade speculation...

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  11. Offseason Moves Having the Biggest Early Impact on the 2016-17 NHL Season

    As October 2016 draws to a close, several offseason moves are having a significant early impact in the NHL . For example, the Montreal Canadiens shipping P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber has had a notable effect upon both clubs...

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  12. Stock Watch for Top NHL Rookies Early in 2016-17 Season

    Early in the 2016-17 NHL season, a number of promising rookies are already garnering attention. Among them are Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, the top two selections in the 2016 NHL draft...

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  13. Notable NHL Players off to Surprisingly Slow Starts in 2016-17

    Though it's early in the 2016-17 NHL season, several players are off to surprisingly slow starts. Among them are such notables as Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and St...

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  14. The Most Notable 2017 NHL Free Agents Likely to Be Traded This Season

    Though the NHL 's 2017 free-agent market doesn't begin until July 1, several players eligible for unrestricted free agency—such as St...

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  15. The Hottest NHL Trade Speculation Early in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    The 2016-17 NHL season is finally underway. The start of the new campaign also brings a fresh helping of trade speculation. Cam Fowler of the Anaheim Ducks and Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets were fixtures in the offseason rumor mill...

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  16. 2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Atlantic Division

    The Florida Panthers finished atop the Atlantic Division in 2015-16. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced furthest in the 2016 playoffs, falling in seven games to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final...

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  17. 2016 -17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Metropolitan Division

    The NHL 's Metropolitan Division was dominated last season by the Washington Capitals, but it was the Pittsburgh Penguins who marched to the 2016 Stanley Cup championship. In 2016-17, both clubs could be challenged by their division rivals...

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  18. 2016-17 NHL Predictions: Preview and Picks for Pacific Division

    In 2015-16, the NHL 's Pacific Division was dominated by the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and the eventual Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks...

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  19. 10 NHL Players Poised for a Hot Start to the 2016-17 Season

    With the 2016 World Cup of Hockey now history, the focus of NHL fans shifts to the upcoming 2016-17 season...

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  20. The Hottest NHL Trade Speculation as the Regular Season Approaches

    NHL training camps are underway, and the Oct. 12 start of the season is on the horizon. The trade-rumor mill is also returning to life...

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  21. NHL Veterans Trying to Rebound with New Teams in 2016-17

    NHL training camps are underway, and the start of the 2016-17 season on Oct. 12 is fast approaching. Several notable players, such as Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild, will attempt ...

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  22. Ranking the NHL Teams with the Most Depth for the 2016-17 Season

    During the NHL offseason, general managers attempted to build up the depth of their respective rosters for the following season. Several teams, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, have a clear advantage entering 2016-17 over many of their rivals...

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  23. Predicting the Next NHL Players to Sign Big-Money Contract Extensions

    In the upcoming NHL season, several potential restricted or unrestricted free agents could sign lucrative contract extensions with their current teams...

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  24. Players with Most to Gain from Strong Showings at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    The preliminary round of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey begins on Sept. 17 . Several players, including Auston Matthews of Team North America, could stand to gain from solid efforts in this tournament...

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  25. Under-the-Radar Players Who Could Surprise at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    In the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, superstars such as Canada's Sidney Crosby , Russia's Alex Ovechkin and the United States' Patrick Kane are expected to dominate. However, some lesser-known players could emerge as tournament surprises...

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