The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL’s annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what’s in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The
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Despite rumours to the contrary, Tomas Plekanec has likely played his last game for the Montreal Canadiens. It’s painful to see his regular season games played total sitting at 998. A player of his calibre deserves to have played 1,000 NHL games. It’s a badge of honour that tells fans you survived training camps, played
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1:32 PM ET Rob VollmanSpecial to ESPN.com Close Hockey analytics pioneer Rob Vollman is ESPN Insider’s armchair GM, exploring how modern statistics can inform front-office decisions. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email comment One key matchup could make the difference in a tightly matched Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights
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If history has shown hockey fans anything, then it has illustrated that there are no guarantees when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. Here are the top five Stanley Cup upsets in hockey history. Greatest Stanley Cup Upsets #5: 1945 Semifinals Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens After the end of the 1944-1945 regular season, the
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Jason Botterill has been very busy this offseason, adding a number of young players to the Buffalo Sabres organization. With the likes of Rasmus Asplund, Victor Olofsson, and Lawrence Pilut among others signing with the Sabres, Botterill has flexibility with his roster. The Sabres GM needs to use this flexibility to unload some of the
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7:10 AM ET Emily Kaplan Greg Wyshynski Greg Wyshynski: So which occurrence is the greater harbinger of the apocalypse: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup, or an expansion team winning the Stanley Cup? Emily Kaplan: The Capitals exorcising their demons feels cathartic to me. We always knew Ovi & Co. had
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The Boston Bruins made significant progress in 2017-18, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2014 while several of their young prospects in Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy emerged into the spotlight and have shown great signs of being All-Star caliber players for both the present and near-future. Lack of production at forward, depth
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The 2018-19 NHL season is nearly four months away and pending a lack of offseason changes, the Detroit Red Wings roster is pretty much complete. “I’m hoping and expecting that minimum of two, maybe four or five kids between the ages of 19 and 22 are on the roster next year that weren’t on the
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May 25, 2018 Greg Wyshynski Ben Arledge Close ESPN.com Editor for fantasy, chalk and NHL, as well as a contributing hockey writer. Previously with ESPN The Magazine. Joined ESPN in 2012 after graduating from Colgate University. Not many picked the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals to play for the Stanley Cup. The Knights’
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fee” payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is “extortion” for the leagues to demand money in return for hosting honest games after
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