1. 10 Changes That Will Have the Biggest Impact on the 2013-14 NHL Season

    If the offseason is any indication, the 2013-14 NHL season will be an interesting one with plenty of story lines to keep fans and pundits entertained...

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  2. Predicting the Next Star for Every NHL Team

    Depth wins Stanley Cups in the NHL , but few teams can go the distance without a little bit of star power...

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  3. 10 Biggest Questions Entering the 2013-14 NHL Season

    The 2013-14 NHL season may seem like the light at the end of a long hockey-less tunnel right now, but soon enough teams will be gearing up for training camp and then suddenly it'll be October...

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  4. 10 Prospects We Can't Wait to See in the NHL

    Few things will invigorate the fan base of an NHL team quite like the arrival of a highly touted prospect...

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  5. Every NHL Team's Most Overpaid Player

    Overpaid players have just become part of the NHL landscape since the salary cap was implemented in 2005. General managers are quick to lock up their own top talent, and they sometimes overspend and over-term to keep certain guys in the fold...

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  6. NHL Stars Facing the Most Pressure in the 2014 Winter Olympics

    The men's hockey tournament that is set to take place in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics is shaping up to be one of the best ever...

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  7. 10 Moments the NHL Would Like to Forget

    The NHL may not be mired in a PED scandal like the MLB, but that doesn't mean that there haven't been some awful moments that NHL fans have had to endure recently...

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  8. Pros and Cons of the Top Prospects in the 2014 NHL Draft

    There is no such thing as a perfect prospect in hockey. Even Sidney Crosby had some black marks on his scouting sheet prior to being selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005...

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  9. Power Ranking the Best Power-Play Units at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will provide a ton of entertainment to NHL fans. The best players in the world will all gather in Russia for just over two weeks to find out who the ultimate hockey superpower is...

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  10. Ranking the 10 Best Fighters in the NHL

    Some folks will tell you that fighting is dead in the NHL these days, but we dare you to tell these top 10 fighters that to their faces...

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  11. Every NHL Team's All-Time Worst Moment

    Whether you're a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks (Est. 1926) or the Columbus Blue Jackets (Est. 2000), each and every team in the NHL has a dark moment. Every great shake in the league has a flip side...

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  12. Ranking the NHL Coaches with the Best Mustaches

    If the finalists for this year's Jack Adams Award were any indication, rocking a wicked mustache is a key component to being an excellent coach in the NHL . Both Joel Quenneville and Paul MacLean were finalists for the coach-of-the-year award...

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  13. 10 Young NHL Talents Who Will Blossom into Bonafide Superstars

    So you want to be a superstar in the NHL , do you? Well it takes more than a few Upper Deck trading cards and some promise to carve out that kind of space for yourself in what is ...

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  14. Every NHL Team's Best-Case Scenario for the 2013-14 Season

    Every NHL season features winners and losers. Teams for which everything went right, and teams for which everything went wrong...

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  15. 10 Names to Learn for the 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2014 NHL draft isn't supposed to be quite as strong as the 2013 version, but that doesn't mean that there won't still be plenty of top-end players available to teams whose seasons don't go quite according to plan...

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  16. Ranking the NHL's Worst Expansion Clubs of the Modern Era

    Various sources, including Yahoo's Puck Daddy , have pounced on the story of Seattle possibly becoming home to an NHL franchise sooner rather than later...

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  17. 10 NHL Players Destined to Make the Transition to Coaching After Retirement

    Patrick Roy is the newest head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, but he's hardly the first player to become a bench boss once his playing days are over. The NHL 's history is littered with players-gone-coaches...

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  18. The Biggest Challenge Each New NHL Coach Will Face in 2013-14 Season

    It's a lot easier to turnover your coaching staff than it is to rollover an entire roster. At least that seems to be the prevailing logic around the NHL these days...

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  19. 10 NHL Players Who Will Outperform Their Current Contracts

    To be successful in the NHL , savvy general managers must lock up outstanding talent while not brutally overpaying. The squads that typically win the Stanley Cup aren't littered with bad contracts...

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  20. 10 NHL Players Whose Reputation Doesn't Match Reality

    In a way, perception is reality. Especially when it comes to NHL players and how we as fans view players on the ice. Sometimes guys see literally one incident tattoo and tarnish their reputations forever...

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  21. Is Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard a Stanley Cup-Caliber Goaltender?

    Jimmy Howard has never won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings , and until he does so, questions about whether or not he's the man in net will continue to swell. And rightfully so...

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  22. Breaking Down Contenders for the No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2014 NHL Draft

    The 2013 NHL draft is firmly in the rear view now, with top draftees already inking their entry-level deals and heading out to development camps around North America. That leaves plenty of spotlight for the kids that are due to be drafted in 2014...

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  23. NHL Playoff Hopefuls Who Still Have Work to Do This Offseason

    At the start of each NHL season, the baseline goal is the same for every franchise: make the playoffs. Certain teams have internal goals such as making the conference finals, but that can't happen without being one of the top 16 teams in the league...

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  24. The NHL's 10 Most Exciting Goal-Scoring Prospects

    Since the implementation of the salary cap in 2005, there has been an increased importance placed on young players who are able to produce outstanding results within their first full year or two in the NHL ...

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  25. Ranking the 10 Players with the Most Wicked Slap Shots in the NHL

    Today's NHL features some of the hardest shooting players to have ever taken to a sheet of ice. Since the early days of hockey, the slap shot has been one of the most tantalizing and effective tools in the scorer's tool belt...

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