1. NHL Players Thriving Under New Coaches in the 2017-18 Season

    Finding the right fit can do wonders for an NHL player's career. Whether it is as part of a new team or working under a new coach on the same club, certain situations bring out the best in certain players...

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  2. Ranking the Hottest Goaltenders in the NHL in 2017-18

    The early stages of the 2017-18 NHL season have featured plenty of scoring—and not just when the Tampa Bay Lightning are banging in nearly four goals per game...

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  3. Slumping NHL Stars Most Likely to Rebound in 2017-18

    Through the first month of the 2017-18 NHL season, hockey fans have been treated to plenty of scoring—especially if they're watching the explosive Tampa Bay Lightning, who are back with a vengeance and averaging an extraordinary 4...

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  4. Stock Watch for Top NHL Rookies Early in 2017-18 Season

    One of the most enjoyable parts of today's NHL is watching the evolution of the league's top rookies. Whether they are fresh out of the draft, emerging from the college ranks or ...

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  5. Ranking the Biggest Surprises at the Start of the 2017-18 NHL Season

    The 2017-18 NHL season is approaching the two-week mark. After a long summer, it's great to have the players back on the ice—and easy to overinflate some of the early trends that catch our eyes...

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  6. Buying or Selling Hot Starts to the 2017-18 NHL Season

    The 2017-18 NHL season is off to a rollicking start with a brand new franchise, plenty of scoring and hat tricks galore. Results from the first few days of any season can sometimes be a mirage...

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  7. NHL Rookies with the Best Chance of Making 2017-18 Rosters

    Look around the NHL as the 2017-18 season kicks off, and you'll see at least one promising rookie listed on nearly every team's roster. Today's young players have been working their whole lives to be NHL-ready...

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  8. Bold Predictions for the 2017-18 NHL Season

    On Wednesday, the puck drops to kick off the 2017-18 NHL season. Over the next nine months, the league's 31 teams will fight it out—first for a chance to reach the playoffs, then for the coveted Stanley Cup...

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  9. The Top Storylines for the 2017-18 NHL Season

    It won't be long now. The curtain has fallen on an eventful preseason. NHL teams will start playing for keeps Wednesday, with four games on the opening-night schedule...

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  10. Predicting Whether Each New NHL Coach Will Be a Success or Failure in 2017-18

    When the 2017-18 NHL season kicks off on October 4, seven teams will be have new head coaches behind their benches. In the salary-cap world, coaching changes are becoming more and more frequent...

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  11. NHL All-Underrated Team: The Most Overlooked Player at Every Position

    It's easy to identify the NHL 's brightest stars. Look for players with top-level skill sets on the teams in hockey's most passionate markets. A bit of razzle-dazzle and plenty of playoff exposure complete the picture...

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  12. Rising NHL Stars Most Likely to Develop into Franchise Cornerstones

    One of the most entertaining elements of today's NHL is the impressive influx of young talent that is wasting no time making an impact in the league...

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  13. 10 NHL Players to Watch in Their Contract Years During 2017-18 Season

    Opening night for the 2017-18 NHL regular season doesn't arrive until Oct. 4, but it's never too early to start looking at the next crop of unrestricted free agents who could soon be switching teams...

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  14. Predicting Which NHL Goaltenders Will Improve the Most in 2017-18 Season

    Over the past few years, successful NHL teams have shifted their focus away from the grinding physical style that helped the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014...

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  15. NHL Players Most Likely to Have Sophomore Slumps in 2017-18

    When a young player comes into the NHL and makes a statement, it's easy for the masses to believe he's on track for a long, successful career. Look at Connor McDavid, who won the 2017 Hart Trophy as the league's MVP in only his second season...

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  16. NHL Teams That Missed the Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

    If you're not moving ahead, you're falling behind. That's life in the NHL, where the passage of time is an enemy that challenges every club. Every player has a window of peak performance...

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  17. Predicting the Most Unstable NHL Goaltending Situations for 2017-18

    Around the NHL , there are different schools of thought about the best way to manage the goaltending position. It's great to build a team around an elite netminder in his prime playing years, but that can also eat up significant salary-cap space...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 4 months ago 10,607 reads 0 comments

  18. NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint in the 2017-18 Season

    In the NHL 's salary-cap world, it's more important than ever for teams to use the offseason to make their most important changes...

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  19. The 10 NHL Teams That Have Improved the Most in the 2017 Offseason

    In today's National Hockey League, nearly all significant organizational moves are made during the summer months. The salary-cap system sets up chain reactions for virtually all transactions...

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  20. NHL Stars Facing the Biggest Question Marks in the 2017-18 Season

    In the financial world, SEC regulations require mutual funds to inform potential investors that "past performance is not indicative of future results," per Forbes ' John Brown...

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  21. NHL Free Agents 2017: Players Whose Situations Have Improved the Most

    Action around the National Hockey League heated up in a big way in the month of...June. Yes, June. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup win, the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft, Nico Hischier vs...

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  22. 2017 NHL Free Agency: Ranking the Best Value Signings so Far

    NHL free agency is best known as the time of year when general managers are required to outbid their rivals with long-term contracts and massive dollar values in order to reel in the players they hope will effectively fill out their team's rosters...

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  23. Winners and Losers of the Start of NHL Free Agency

    The 2017 NHL free-agency period has looked a little different from what we usually see. Maybe it's the lack of high-octane superstars who have opted to explore unrestricted free agency...

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  24. NHL Free Agents 2017: Final Predictions for Where Top Players Will Land

    Enough talking. Let's get down to business! On Saturday at noon ET, the National Hockey League's 2017 free-agency period will begin...

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  25. Burning Questions for 2017 NHL Free Agency

    The rumor mill has been spinning on the high as the NHL 's annual free-agency window prepares to open. Teams are allowed to chat with players who will become free agents on Saturday to get a sense of whether they would be a good fit...

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