1. NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint in the 2015-16 Season

    Every NHL team and their fans optimistically look toward a new season expecting improvement. While some clubs will reach or exceed their goals, others will experience disappointment...

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

    Earlier this month, we examined the 10 NHL players who are most in need of new contracts for next season. As of July 1, 2015, those players can begin contract negotiations with their respective teams...

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  3. Grades for Top NHL Free-Agent Signings from the 2014 Offseason After 1 Year

    It's been over a year since the top NHL unrestricted free agents of 2014 signed their respective new contracts...

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  4. Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Rookie for the 2015-16 NHL Season

    While established NHL players are enjoying the offseason, teams are staging development camps for their top prospects. Out of these camps could come each team's next young star...

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  5. Ranking the 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL for the 2015-16 Season

    A marginal increase in the NHL 's salary cap for 2015-16 and limited talent in the free-agent market resulted in more reasonable contract signings this summer compared to recent years...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 21 days ago 55,435 reads 110 comments

  6. The Top NHL Storylines to Watch in the Rest of the 2015 Offseason

    With the NHL offseason in full swing, there's been a decline in notable hockey news. Still, there are several storylines worth following over the course of the summer...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 24 days ago 30,150 reads 31 comments

  7. 2015 NHL Free Agency: The Best and Worst Signings

    It's been over a week since the NHL 's unrestricted free-agent market opened on July 1. As usual, most of the best players were signed up within the first two days. Enough time has elapsed to assess the best and worst signings thus far...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 26 days ago 13,746 reads 48 comments

  8. The 10 NHL Players Most in Need of New Contracts

    The NHL free-agent period is in full swing. Teams are negotiating with their restricted free agents while checking out the unrestricted market for affordable veterans. There are also players a year away from free agency who have earned new contracts.

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 28 days ago 31,779 reads 75 comments

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

    While free-agent signings usually make NHL headlines at this time of year, it's been a busier-than-usual summer for trade activity. Phil Kessel, T.J. Oshie, Ryan O'Reilly, Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton are among the notable players dealt thus far...

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  10. NHL Free Agents 2015: Ranking the Best Players Left at Every Position

    Only two days into a thin NHL free-agent market, most of the best available talent is already gone. Among the notables signed were defenseman Mike Green by the Detroit Red Wings, ...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 14,723 reads 29 comments

  11. Buying or Selling the Latest NHL Trade and Free-Agency Rumors

    With the July 1 start of the NHL 's free-agent market nearly upon us, rumors are growing over potential destinations for the top unrestricted free agents...

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  12. Stock Watch for Top 2015 NHL Free Agents: Post-Draft Edition

    Prior to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, we ranked the stock of the NHL 's top potential free agents . With the 2015 NHL draft now history, the opening date for free agency (July 1) is fast approaching...

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  13. NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Draft-Related Chatter

    As the 2015 NHL draft draws near, the trade rumor mill has ramped up. While it's not unusual for trades and speculation to increase at this time of year, there seems to be more chatter involving notable stars in comparison to recent years...

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  14. Ranking the Biggest Potential Bargains in 2015 NHL Free Agency

    When the NHL 's unrestricted-free-agent market opens on July 1, most of the notable available talent will be signed up within the opening 24 hours...

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  15. NHL Free Agents 2015: Ranking the Top 10 Players 25 Years and Under

    When the NHL 's free-agent period kicks off on July 1, much of the focus will be upon the possible destinations for the top unrestricted free agents...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 19,811 reads 58 comments

  16. 10 Hottest Trade Rumors Leading Up to NHL Draft

    With the Stanley Cup playoffs completed, the attention of hockey fans and pundits alike shifts to the NHL draft on June 26 and 27 in Sunrise, Florida...

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  17. The Most Likely Destinations for 2015's Top 10 NHL Free Agents

    Once the upcoming NHL draft (June 26-27) is completed, the focus of fans and pundits will shift toward the July 1 start of the league's free-agency period...

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  18. Hypothetical NHL Trades Based on the Latest Rumors

    As the 2015 Stanley Cup Final winds its way toward a conclusion, and with the NHL draft (June 26-27) quickly approaching, there's been an increase in NHL trade speculation...

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  19. Ranking the Last 25 Stanley Cup Champions

    As the 2015 Stanley Cup Final winds toward a conclusion, the eventual champion will inevitably be compared to previous winners. Determining how this year's champ measures up to those of the past 25 years makes a good topic for debate among hockey fans...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 71,199 reads 238 comments

  20. Ranking the Best Active NHL General Managers in Free Agency

    The 2015 NHL free-agent market opens July 1. As that date approaches, there will be growing speculation over which general managers could pursue the best available talent. As per NHLNumbers...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 16,706 reads 60 comments

  21. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Rumors

    With the 2015 Stanley Cup Final under way, the end of the NHL playoffs is fast approaching. So is the draft (June 26-27) and the start of unrestricted free agency (July 1), giving rise to increased trade and free-agent speculation...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 55,205 reads 119 comments

  22. 10 NHL Teams Facing Long-Term Salary-Cap Concerns

    The Associated Press (via USA Today ) reports NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the salary cap for 2015-16 to settle in around $71 million, depending upon fluctuations in the Canadian dollar...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 33,963 reads 95 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Best NHL Players Heading into Contract Years in 2015-16 Season

    With the NHL 's 2015 free-agency period beginning on July 1, considerable attention will be focused upon this year's crop of top unrestricted free agents. Teams can also begin contract talks on that date with players eligible for UFA status next summer.

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 37,092 reads 87 comments

  24. The Biggest Pros and Cons of the NHL's Current Salary-Cap System

    Since 2005-06, the NHL has operated under a salary-cap system. It has had a substantial impact upon how the league and the NHL Players Association conduct business...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 25,506 reads 72 comments

  25. Stock Watch for Top Free Agents in the 2015 NHL Offseason

    Prior to the start of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, we ranked the 10 best NHL free agents in his year's offseason...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 49,747 reads 67 comments