1. NHL Free Agents 2016: Top 10 Players 25 Years and Under

    The NHL 's free-agent period begins on July 1. Most of the attention will be on the destinations of unrestricted free agents...

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  2. 2016 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition

    With the 2016 NHL draft completed, the start of the unrestricted free-agent market on July 1 is almost upon us. It's time to review the stock of this summer's top free-agent stars, such as Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic...

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  3. NHL Trade Rumors and Speculation: Latest Draft-Related Chatter

    The 2016 NHL draft will be held on Friday and Saturday in Buffalo, New York. As a result, there are growing rumors and speculation over possible player trades. Stars such as St...

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  4. Projecting the Most Likely Destinations for 2016's Top 10 NHL Free Agents

    The July 1 start of the NHL free-agent market is fast approaching. Anticipation over potential destinations for the top free-agent stars, including Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos , will grow in the coming days...

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  5. Playing "Fact or Fiction" with the Latest NHL Rumors and Speculation

    The NHL draft will take place in Buffalo, New York, on June 24 and 25, and the start of unrestricted free agency is July 1. As a result, there's an increase in trade and free-agent rumors...

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  6. Winners and Losers of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    For the first time since 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the Stanley Cup champions. The Penguins downed the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch their fourth Cup in ...

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  7. Penguins vs. Sharks: Preview of Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    There will be a sixth game in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, in Game 5, spoiling the latter's opportunity to win the championship on home ice...

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  8. Sharks vs. Penguins: Preview of Game 5 of 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 3-1 in Game 4 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. This game was also the first time in this series where the margin of victory was more than one goal...

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  9. NHL Teams That Could Shed Salary This Offseason

    During the NHL general managers meetings last March, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reported the salary cap could rise from its current ceiling of $71.4 million to $74 million for 2016-17...

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  10. Penguins vs. Sharks: Preview of Game 4 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final saw the San Jose Sharks overcome 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to pick up a crucial 3-2 win on an overtime goal by Joonas Donskoi (pictured above). The Penguins, however, still lead the best-of-seven series two games to one...

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  11. Penguins vs. Sharks: Preview of Game 3 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    Game 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final saw the Pittsburgh Penguins edge the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, in overtime. The Final shifts to San Jose for Games 3 and 4, with the Penguins holding a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series...

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  12. 10 Most Likely NHL Trade Candidates in the 2016 Offseason

    Following the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, the NHL trade market will return to life. Players who've been the subject of recent trade speculation, such as St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (pictured above), could be on the move this summer...

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  13. Sharks vs. Penguins: Preview of Game 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final is in the books. The Pittsburgh Penguins drew first blood with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks, setting the stage for what should be an entertaining Game 2...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 29 days ago 7,841 reads 45 comments

  14. Sharks vs Penguins: Preview of Game 1 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final

    The 2016 Stanley Cup Final pits the Eastern Conference champion, the Pittsburgh Penguins, against the Western Conference champion, the San Jose Sharks...

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  15. Ranking the Top 10 NHL Contract Buyout Candidates

    The NHL contract buyout period begins June 15 or 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is awarded, whichever comes later. It concludes at 5 p.m. ET on June 30...

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  16. NHL Teams with the Best Draft Records Since 2006

    With the 2016 NHL draft only a month away, it's worthwhile to spotlight several clubs that have successfully used the draft to build their rosters...

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  17. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest NHL Speculation

    The NHL playoffs are ongoing, but that isn't stopping activity in the trade rumor mill. Even players whose teams remain active in the postseason, such as Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury , are subjects of recent speculation...

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  18. Ranking the Top Breakout Stars of the 2016 NHL Playoffs so Far

    During the NHL playoffs, it's not uncommon for unheralded players to have breakout performances. This year is no different. Several players, such as youngsters like promising St...

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  19. Top Offseason Priorities for Teams Eliminated in 2nd Round of 2016 NHL Playoffs

    With the NHL 's conference finals now underway, the clubs eliminated during second-round competition are left pondering their derailed playoff dreams...

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  20. Predicting the 10 Biggest Spenders in 2016 NHL Free Agency

    On Dec. 7, 2015, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman projected the salary-cap ceiling for 2016-17 could rise over the limit of $71.4 million by approximately $3 million...

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  21. NHL Playoffs 2016: The All-Postseason Team Through 2 Rounds

    The start of the NHL conference finals means we're just past the halfway point of the Stanley Cup playoffs...

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  22. 2016 NHL Playoffs: Players Having the Biggest Impact in Their Postseason Debuts

    The Stanley Cup playoffs is the biggest test of a player's ability. That's especially true for rookies — such as Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa and St...

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  23. 1 Free Agent Every NHL Team Should Target in 2016 Offseason

    Though the NHL free-agent market doesn't open until July 1, there will be growing interest in the coming weeks over where the best available players could end up...

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  24. Top 10 Most Untouchable Players on Non-Playoff NHL Teams

    As the 2016 NHL playoffs got underway last month, the offseason plans of 14 clubs that missed the cut could garner increasing interest among NHL fans and pundits...

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  25. 2016 NHL Free Agents Whose Stock Is Sinking in the Playoffs

    The 2016 NHL playoffs can have an effect on the value of players eligible for free agency this summer. For pending free agents such as Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Ladd, struggling ...

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