1. Slow-Starting NHL Teams Most Likely to Rebound This Season

    Projected as NHL playoff contenders, the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers are among several teams off to slow starts this season. However, both clubs have sufficient time remaining in their schedules to reverse their fortunes...

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  2. What the Top NHL Players in Contract Years Have to Prove in 2017-18

    Every NHL season sees some veteran stars playing in their contract years. In 2017-18, notables such as New York Islanders center John Tavares and Toronto Maple Leafs left wing ...

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  3. Ranking the Top Players at Every Position for the 2017-18 NHL Season

    With the NHL 's 2017-18 season underway, hockey fans will be entertained by the skills of the league's elite players. Two of the very best are the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby ...

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  4. Calling Fact or Fiction on Latest NHL Speculation Early in the 2017-18 Season

    The NHL 's 2017-18 season is underway. It also means the start of early-season trade speculation involving such notable players as Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene . During the offseason, Duchene was a fixture in the NHL trade-rumor mill...

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  5. Predictions for Major NHL Awards in the 2017-18 Season

    Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid received the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL 's most valuable player in 2016-17. The Oilers captain could again be in line to take home that award in 2017-18...

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  6. NHL Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2017-18

    With the start of the NHL 's 2017-18 season on Wednesday, several head coaches face considerable pressure to improve their respective rosters. The Chicago Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville and the Colorado Avalanche's Jared Bednar are among those...

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  7. 10 NHL Players Who Will Have Bounce-Back Performances in 2017-18

    Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene and New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle struggled through the NHL 's 2016-17 season. They are among several players who should regain their form in 2017-18...

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  8. NHL Players with the Best Chance to Score 50 Goals in 2017-18

    For NHL scorers, tallying 50 goals in a season is a noteworthy achievement. Last season, however, marked the first time since 2003-04 that no one reached the vaunted milestone in a non-lockout year...

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  9. Top Storylines to Follow During 2017 NHL Training Camps

    NHL training camps open in mid-September. Several storylines, involving stars such as New York Islanders center John Tavares , Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene and free-agent ...

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  10. 10 NHL Stars Who Could Decline in 2017-18

    All NHL players reach a point in their careers when their skills begin to deteriorate. For some of the league's stars, such as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and New ...

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  11. NHL Teams with the Most Potential Trade Bait in 2017-18

    During the upcoming 2017-18 NHL season, several teams could be active in the trade market. Every club has trade assets but some, such as the New York Islanders , could have more to offer...

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  12. The Biggest Trade Candidates in the 2017-18 NHL Season

    It's quiet in the NHL trade market, but business will pick up over the course of 2017-18. Trade candidates include such notables as Colorado Avalanche forwards Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog ...

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  13. Matching the Top Remaining NHL Free Agents with the Ideal Teams

    Over a month into the 2017 NHL unrestricted free-agent market, the pickings are slim for teams seeking additional roster depth. Most of the best remaining players are aging stars such as forwards Jaromir Jagr , Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan ...

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  14. 10 NHL Players Poised for Breakout Seasons in 2017-18

    Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel enjoyed promising NHL debuts last season. They're among several players potentially on the verge of breakout performances in 2017-18...

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  15. Playing Fact or Fiction with the NHL's Latest Offseason Speculation

    With August fast approaching, there's little activity in the NHL trade and free-agent markets. That hasn't stopped some hockey pundits from speculating over moves involving such ...

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  16. NHL Teams Still in Need of Improvements This Offseason

    Approaching the dog days of the NHL offseason, there's limited activity in the trade and free-agent markets. A number of teams have already made notable roster improvements...

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  17. Revisiting the NHL's Biggest 2016 Free-Agency Signings a Year Later

    The 2017 NHL free-agent market opened on July 1, and all of the biggest signings took place within a few days of that date...

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  18. Grades for All the Top NHL Free-Agent Signings So Far

    Within a week of the 2017 NHL free-agent period, most of the best players were signed to lucrative new contracts...

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  19. Ranking the Best Players Still Available in NHL Free Agency

    The frenzy of the opening days of NHL free agency has passed and many of the top talents are signed. Still, several noteworthy players — such as right wing Jaromir Jagr — are seeking new teams to join...

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  20. Buying or Selling the Latest Speculation for 2017 NHL Free Agency

    The NHL 's annual unrestricted free-agent market opens at noon p.m. ET on Saturday. For notable players such as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk , it's an opportunity to cash in by signing a lucrative long-term contract...

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  21. Predicting Which NHL Teams Will Be Most Aggressive in Free Agency

    When the NHL 's 2017 free-agent market opens on Saturday, several teams could aggressively pursue the best available talent...

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  22. 2017 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition

    The NHL 's annual free-agent market opens on Saturday. It's time to review the stocks of the notable unrestricted free-agent stars, such as Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks...

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  23. Complete Roster Breakdown of the 2017-18 Las Vegas Golden Knights

    The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a complete roster . Team owner Bill Foley and general manager George McPhee announced their expansion draft selections during the 2017 NHL Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday...

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  24. NHL Trade Speculation: Latest Draft-Related Chatter

    The NHL has implemented a roster freeze from Saturday until 8 a.m. ET Thursday for the expansion draft. However, that hasn't put an end to trade speculation approaching the annual NHL draft on Friday and Saturday...

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  25. Ranking the Biggest NHL Draft Steals of the Past Decade

    Much of the focus in the upcoming 2017 NHL draft will be on the prospects selected in the first round. However, teams could also land a future star in the later rounds, much like the ...

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