1. NHL Teams Most in Need of Late Improvements Before the 2016-17 Season

    NHL teams attempt to address their roster weaknesses in the offseason. With training camps opening in mid-September, most have made moves to bolster their lineups. Several clubs, such as the Detroit Red Wings, still need some late improvements...

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  2. NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2016 Training Camps

    With NHL training camps opening in mid-September, several restricted free agents remain unsigned. The notable players include Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov and Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau...

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  3. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2016-17 Season

    Among next summer's crop of NHL unrestricted free agents, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will garner most of the headlines...

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  4. The Latest Updates on the NHL's Hottest Offseason Speculation

    The NHL offseason has reached the point where there's little activity in the trade and free-agent markets. However, the rumor mill remains busy...

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  5. The 10 Biggest Trade Candidates in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    When the curtain rises on October for the 2016-17 NHL season, the trade rumor mill will also return to life. Several players, such as Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 17 days ago 36,503 reads 53 comments

  6. The Best NHL Players in the 2016-17 Season from A to Z

    Last summer, we examined the best NHL players for 2015-16 from A to Z, based upon the first letter of their last names...

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  7. 10 NHL Players Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2016-17

    Entering the NHL 's 2016-17 season, there are several promising young players on the verge of breakout performances. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin and St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 29 days ago 16,419 reads 69 comments

  8. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest NHL Offseason Speculation

    In the midst of the NHL offseason dog days, most trade and free-agent activity has significantly slowed. However, speculation still persists regarding the future of such notable players as St...

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  9. Ranking the 10 NHL Teams with the Worst Long-Term Salary Cap Issues

    As the opening month of the NHL 's 2016 free-agent period draws to a close, many teams have invested most of their available salary-cap space for 2016-17. Some, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, have limited cap room for both next season and 2017-18...

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  10. Predictions for NHL Stars Most in Need of New Contracts

    On July 8, we examined several NHL players most in need of new contracts before the 2017 NHL free-agent period...

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  11. Grades for Top NHL Free Agent Signings from the 2015 Offseason After 1 Year

    It's been over a year since the top players in 2015's shallow unrestricted free-agent pool signed their respective contracts. With the 2016 UFA market having grown quiet of late, it's time to grade last summer's top signings...

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  12. Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Rookie for the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Though the start of the NHL 's 2016-17 season is three months away , it's never too early to predict the top young rookies for each team...

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  13. Ranking the 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL for the 2016-17 Season

    The NHL salary cap for 2016-17 increased only slightly, from $71.4 million to $73 million, per NHL.com ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 28,512 reads 131 comments

  14. 10 NHL Players Most in Need of New Contracts

    As NHL teams pursue unrestricted free agents and attempt to re-sign their restricted free agents, they can also open contract talks with those on their rosters who are eligible for free agency next summer...

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  15. Ranking the Best NHL Players Still on the Trade Market

    Early July is usually when the focus is on the potential destinations of the NHL 's top unrestricted free agents...

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  16. NHL Free Agents 2016: Ranking the Best Players Left at Every Position

    Entering the third day of the NHL 's 2016 free-agent period, all the top talent has been signed. However, several quality players, such as winger Jiri Hudler, are still available...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 20,721 reads 24 comments

  17. Buying or Selling the Last-Minute Speculation for 2016 NHL Free Agency

    The NHL 's annual free-agent period begins on July 1. While Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos is off the market, there's considerable conjecture over where other notable unrestricted ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 37,291 reads 111 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 51,410 reads 66 comments

  21. 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...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 101,336 reads 235 comments

  22. 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...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 55,484 reads 96 comments

  23. 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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  24. 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...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 8,493 reads 55 comments

  25. 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...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 months ago 11,862 reads 17 comments