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After the New York Rangers’ second-round exit from the playoffs, their newly acquired defensemen Brendan Smith became a UFA. The Rangers gave up a second round pick in 2018, the one acquired from Ottawa in the Mika Zibanijad trade, along with their third round pick in this year’s draft for Smith. Many people, including myself,
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We’ve reached the end, Vegas Golden Knights fans. The Winnipeg Jets are the final course in our 30-part seminar on players you should be familiar with ahead of this month’s expansion draft. Get invested in the local sporting club by reading up on the other 29 teams we’ve covered. Be sure to review those entries
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If you’re the Canucks, what do you do with two sluggish defencemen who don’t score, give up a lot of chances, and make a combined $7 million per season? Ideally, you trade them for any assets possible and usher in younger players or players on short-term deals. That would be ideal for a rebuilding Canucks
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Secondary scoring has been a long-standing problem for the Montreal Canadiens and they’ve relied heavily on their defensive prowess to win hockey games. With a strong defensive core and Carey Price between the pipes, they’ve done reasonably well but that only gets you so far — they’ve only made it past the second round once
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CALGARY, Alta. – The leaders of the game assembled for Hockey Canada’s 2017 Spring Congress in St. John’s, N.L., at the end of May in review and celebration of the 2016-17 season, and to continue the work on developing the game of hockey moving forward. Spring Congress is one of two annual meetings that bring
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The Arizona Coyotes are looking to rebound after a disappointing 2016-17 season. The Coyotes finished 27th in the league, one point ahead of the Vancouver Canucks. Coyotes GM John Chayka (Wikimedia Commons) The NHL draft lottery did not provide any comfort for Coyotes fans when the news broke that Arizona would pick seventh overall. The
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Since Brady Skjei’s selection at 28 in 2012, the Rangers haven’t picked in the top 40 of an NHL draft. Surprising? Some will say no, of course not, they make trades every year. Others will say yes, the Rangers always have new youth talent on the roster! New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (Adam Hunger-USA
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It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks in Washington. Today we’re covering the Capitals on our list of players that fans of the Golden Knights should know. We didn’t include Alexander Ovechkin, whose name has been linked to a new club every couple of days or so. Vegas general manager George McPhee made
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They’ve played over 200 hockey games in the past two seasons, they’re missing one of the world’s best defenseman and they got embarrassed in Game’s 3 & 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the 16th seeded team in the playoffs. Hockey analysts will try to pinpoint reasons why the Penguins are losing but at
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What the 2017 NHL Entry Draft lacks in franchise-altering star power it makes up for with depth and intrigue. Over the past four drafts, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and Nathan Mackinnon were all slam-dunk selections at first overall. This year, we’ve been treated to intrigue and debate right from the get-go between Nolan
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Candy canes, eggnog and the World Juniors – few things are as closely related to the holiday season as those three delightful traditions. Sorry, Santa. Although the IIHF World Junior Championship officially began in 1977, it was a relatively unknown tournament until the late ‘80s. Thanks to the infamous fight between Canada and the Soviet
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At face value, the Montreal Canadiens re-signing depth forward Andreas Martinsen is a nothing transaction. It means very little in the grand scheme of things. The one-year, $675,000 price tag is little more than a drop in the bucket. It’s damn-near inconsequential to all parties involved. The optics are just horrible, though. one year, $675,000
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Ok, Vegas Golden Knights fans we’re down to the final three teams on our rundown of players you should be familiar with. Take a second and educate yourselves on the 108 players we’ve covered to this point. The NHL universe thanks you in advance. As a reminder, teams will submit their lists of players protected
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As the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins scratch and claw for supremacy, they’re bound to develop bad blood for one another. But bad breath? Things got personal following the Preds Game 3 win, when the wildly popular P.K. Subban claimed he was the victim of a vicious verbal attack from Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby. The
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