1. Final Ranking of Top Targets at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

    The NHL 's March 2 trade deadline is almost upon us. General managers are identifying their top trade targets leading up to the 3 pm ET deadline. Several players on this list have been fixtures in the trade rumor mill this season...

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  2. Final Trade Deadline Predictions for Every NHL Team

    With the NHL 's March 2 trade deadline fast approaching, fans and pundits are making predictions about possible moves by each team. Playoff contenders will attempt to bolster their rosters and thus their chances of winning the Stanley Cup this spring.

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  3. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Top Rumors Ahead of the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

    The NHL 's March 2 trade deadline is a little over a week away. As a result, there's been a considerable increase in trade rumors...

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  4. Who's Available for Each NHL Team Ahead of the 2015 Trade Deadline?

    The NHL 's March 2 trade deadline is fast approaching. Many fans and pundits are caught up in speculation over which players could become available ahead of deadline day. Several factors go into determining a trade candidate for each NHL team...

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  5. Ranking the 10 NHL Teams with the Worst Salary-Cap Issues

    Following an NHL Board of Governors meeting last month in Columbus, Ohio, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reported commissioner Gary Bettman projected the salary cap could rise from this ...

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  6. Hypothetical Trade Ideas Based on the Latest NHL Rumors

    As the NHL 's March 2 trade deadline gets closer, speculation is growing over possible trade scenarios. The recent Winnipeg Jets-Buffalo Sabres blockbuster , via NHL.com, only heightens the excitement...

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  7. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated NHL Trade Targets

    With the NHL 's March 2 trade deadline three weeks away, speculation abounds over which players could be dealt. For teams that are seeking affordable depth, several underrated players are worthy of consideration...

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  8. The Biggest Trade Rumor for Every NHL Team

    The NHL 's March 2 trade deadline is less than a month away. In the coming weeks, hockey fans can expect a significant increase in trade rumors. Teams comfortably perched in playoff berths will try to bolster their lineups for a Stanley Cup run...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 26 days ago 127,993 reads 158 comments

  9. Predicting Which NHL Teams on the Bubble Will Make the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    As the calendar turns to February, time is becoming a crucial factor for NHL teams on the playoff bubble. Most have fewer than 35 games left on their respective schedules to clinch a berth...

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  10. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Trade Rumors

    With the NHL trade deadline less than five weeks away, we can expect an increase in trade speculation from the media. Some of the rumors will seem sensible while others will raise eyebrows...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 39,590 reads 74 comments

  11. Identifying All 30 NHL Teams as Buyers or Sellers Post All-Star Break

    With the 2015 NHL All-Star Game now history, the focus shifts to determining which teams become buyers or sellers leading up to the NHL trade deadline on March 2...

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  12. The Top NHL Trade Rumors at the 2015 All-Star Break

    The NHL 's All-Star break ( Jan. 22-26 ) is in effect, but that hasn't put a stop to the trade rumors. General managers could use the break to lay the groundwork for potential trades leading up to the March 2 deadline...

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  13. Ranking the 10 Worst NHL Trades of the Past Decade

    The NHL has seen its share of bad trades throughout its history. The past decade (2005 to 2015) was no exception. Various reasons can turn a trade that seemed fair into a bad deal for one of the teams involved...

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  14. Every NHL Team's Best Trade Asset in 2014-15

    With the NHL 's March 2 trade deadline less than two months away, general managers will be assessing their respective rosters to determine their best trade assets. Each team will have a different need to address...

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  15. Predicting the Starters for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

    The 2015 NHL All-Star Game will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Sportsnet reported that a draft system will be used, in which two captains select the players for both teams...

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  16. Ranking the NHL Teams with the Worst Draft Records Since 2000

    Drafting young prospects and developing them into quality talent is among the main pillars for building and maintaining a competitive NHL team...

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  17. Every NHL Team's New Year's Resolution in 2015

    As the calendar turns to 2015, many NHL fans make resolutions to improve themselves in the New Year. Resolutions would be a good idea for NHL teams as well...

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  18. Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2014-15

    As the NHL season approaches the New Year, it's a good time to examine the dark-horse candidates for this season's major NHL awards...

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  19. Every NHL Team's Biggest Need Ahead of the Christmas Trade Freeze

    The NHL 's Christmas trade freeze goes into effect from midnight on Dec. 19 to midnight on Dec. 27. That leaves limited time for general managers shopping around for deals to address their roster issues...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 20,621 reads 77 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Biggest Draft Busts in the NHL Since 2000

    While many stars have emerged from the NHL draft, a number of promising players have fallen short of expectations...

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  21. The Top 10 Rising Stars to Watch in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    Every NHL season brings a new crop of players who blossom into stars. This season is no different, as several players are carving out their place among the league's top stars. Many of them have become scoring leaders on their respective teams...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 11,433 reads 55 comments

  22. NHL Players Most Likely to Break the 80-Point Mark in the 2014-15 NHL Season

    Of last season's NHL scoring leaders, only seven reached or exceeded the 80-point plateau. That was the fewest to do so since 2003-04 . This puts more focus upon those with the best shot of reaching that mark this season...

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  23. The Biggest Trade Rumor for Every NHL Team in the 2014-15 Season

    The approach of NHL 's holiday trade freeze period (Dec. 19 through Dec. 27) has sparked an increase in trade rumors. Several trades since mid-November have also fueled the speculation...

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  24. Ranking the Top 10 Candidates for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015

    With the recent induction of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014 , attention now shifts toward the candidates for induction in 2015...

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  25. NHL Teams Most Likely to Improve in the 2014-15 Season

    Several of last spring's NHL playoff teams are off to unexpected slow starts this season. Some entered 2014-15 as potential Stanley Cup contenders; others were considered postseason candidates...

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