1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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...

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  9. 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 19 days ago 16,499 reads 60 comments

  10. 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 25 days ago 55,147 reads 119 comments

  11. 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 28 days ago 33,772 reads 95 comments

  12. 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.

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. Predicting the 10 Biggest Spenders in 2015 NHL Free Agency

    When the NHL 's free-agent period opens on July 1, there will be the usual rush among general managers to sign the best available talent. Each year, a handful of teams outspend the others...

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  16. Hypothetical Trades Based on the Latest NHL Rumors

    With the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs now in the conference finals stage, the teams knocked out of postseason competition provide more grist for the NHL trade rumor mill...

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  17. NHL Free Agents 2015: Ranking the 10 Most Overrated Players on the Market

    When the NHL 's unrestricted free-agent period begins on July 1, there will be the usual rush by general managers to sign up the best talent as quickly as possible...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 53,515 reads 67 comments

  18. Top Offseason Priorities for Teams Eliminated in 2nd Round of 2015 NHL Playoffs

    As the NHL 's final four playoff clubs gear up for their respective conference finals, the four teams they eliminated from the postseason face assessment this summer by their respective managements...

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  19. Ranking the 10 Most Underrated Free Agents in the 2015 NHL Offseason

    Following the end of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs in June, considerable focus will be placed upon this offseason's top restricted and unrestricted free agents. They will overshadow several lesser-skilled players who still possess some value...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 31,036 reads 66 comments

  20. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Rumors

    As the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs progress and more teams fall by the wayside, the trade rumor mill grinds back into action. Most of the recent speculation concerns possible offseason moves by teams recently eliminated from the postseason...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 67,975 reads 136 comments

  21. 2015 NHL Free Agents Whose Stock Is Sinking in the Playoffs

    The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs have seen several pending NHL free agents boost their value with strong performances. There are also some whose stock could be adversely affected by poor postseason play...

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  22. NHL Players with Expiring Contracts Who'll Get Long-Term Deals in 2015 Offseason

    Every NHL offseason sees a number of players with expiring contracts seeking new deals. Some of these restricted and unrestricted free agents will pursue long-term contracts. Several factors determine the types of contracts these players receive...

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  23. 2015 NHL Free Agents Helping Themselves in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

    As the Stanley Cup playoffs progress through the second round, several players eligible for restricted or unrestricted free-agent status are boosting their value with solid postseason performances...

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  24. Top Offseason Priorities for Teams Eliminated in Round 1 of 2015 NHL Playoffs

    As the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs begins, the respective management groups of the teams eliminated in the opening round are assessing the reasons behind their demise...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 15,435 reads 89 comments

  25. Hypothetical Trades Based on the Latest NHL Rumors

    The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs are ongoing, but that hasn't silenced the NHL rumor mill. Teams which failed to qualify for the postseason are providing the basis for most of the recent speculation...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 2 months ago 54,964 reads 167 comments