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New York Rangers 2017 Draft Class

The New York Rangers kicked off draft day by making a big splash on the trade market. Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta were moved to the Arizona Coyotes in return for the seventh overall pick in this year’s draft along with defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. With this pick, the Rangers had seven draft picks. So, let’s get […]

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Boston Bruins NHL Entry Draft Picks and Grades

As part of our series on the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, we will now take a look at the Boston Bruins. The Bruins had 6 picks in this years draft.The Boston Bruins added six players to their system in this years NHL Entry Draft.They had a first rounder, a second round pick, a fourth ...

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Reviewing the 2017 Calgary Flames Draft Class

For the second time in three seasons, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving came into the annual NHL Draft coming off a playoff appearance by his club. For the second time in three seasons, he made a big move at the draft to upgrade his team’s blueline group in an effort to keep them in […]

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Maple Leafs Round Table: Liljegren and Qualifying RFAs

The Expansion Draft is done. The Entry Draft? Yeah, it’s come and gone as well. Now, the league is getting ready for free agency with restricted free agents (RFAs) starting it off. With the offseason off to an interesting start for the Leafs – losing Brendan Leipsic and gaining Timothy Liljegren – there’s much more […]

CSN Washington

Shane Gersich has eye on NHL after breakout season in North Dakota

There are not a whole lot of expectations that come with being drafted 134th overall in the NHL Draft.The NHL is not the NFL where

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Revisiting Josh Ho-Sang Spitfires/Ice Dogs Trade

When the Windsor Spitfires drafted forward Josh Ho-Sang fifth overall in the 2012 OHL Draft, they envisioned a kid who was going to lead their club to new offensive heights. Instead, he became part of one of the most talked-about trades over the last 10-years. From the moment Ho-Sang stepped onto the WFCU Centre ice, […]

St. Paul Pioneer Press

AHL players might be in line for NHL roles with Minnesota Wild

After deciding not to make a trade during the NHL draft, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher turned his attention to what’s in store for the rest of the offseason. Fletcher clearly has a main goal of re-signing both Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, both of whom are in line for hefty raises. He also still […]

Newark Star-Ledger

What the Devils need to address in free agency

Even after a productive NHL Draft, the Devils need more help. Here are some things the Devils need to address when free agency opens.

Kypreos on T&S: Salary cap stinks especially in an expansion draft year

Nick Kypreos joins Tim and Sid to talk about the mishandling of the Marc Methot situation in Ottawa, the possibility of Dion Phaneuf being traded, what the Canadiens will do their free agents and Connor McDavid's contract. -------------------------------

Stars acquire defenceman Methot from Golden Knights

The Dallas Stars have acquired former Senators (and Golden Knights) defenceman Marc Methot from Vegas in exchange for a draft pick and goaltender Dylan Ferguson.

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2017 NHL Draft Recap: Top 5 Steals

With the 2017 NHL Draft having finally concluded after months of analyzing and comparing prospects, we can now begin to study those picks. It’s no secret that late-round picks have a very slim shot at developing into full-time NHL players, let alone stars in the league, but it’s also not impossible. Draft picks like Brett Hull, […]

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Ron Hextall Continues Spectacular Drafting

Another draft has come and gone, and the “Nolan or Nico?” debate is finally settled. Barring the obvious selection of Nolan Patrick with the second overall pick, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall was not afraid to mix it up in order to move up in the draft, acquiring some underrated talent in the later rounds. […]

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Colorado Avalanche 2017 Draft Grades

The Colorado Avalanche came into the 2017 NHL Draft on a mission to continue building a pipeline so the future looks better than the 48 point disaster that was the 2016-17 season. Continuing their recent trend of good drafts was a key to delivering more hope, but there were more boxes the Avalanche needed to […]

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Ducks Past & Present: Selanne, Kariya, Eaves, Holzer & RFAs

Amidst the dust still settling from the expansion draft and the NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks have had several other noteworthy events transpire just recently. Let’s catch up on all of them. Selanne & Kariya to Hockey Hall of Fame Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were the faces of the Anaheim franchise in the […]

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Lightning take stock of draft picks, prospects with development camp

The Tampa Bay Lightning opened up their annual development camp, which gives them a chance to get a look at some of their top prospects as well as their recent draft picks.

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Losing Miller Is Not a Problem

After months of anticipation, the Vegas Golden Knights were finally able to reveal their Expansion Draft selections last week. By the end of the evening, the roster of two included 37 new faces and 10 extra draft picks. One of the new faces was Boston Bruins’ defenseman, Colin Miller. Although the Golden Knights’ selection was not […]

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Golden Knights Trade Methot to Stars

The Vegas Golden Knights have traded Marc Methot to the Dallas Stars in exchange for goaltender prospect Dylan Ferguson and a second-round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 32-year-old Method is coming off his fifth season with the Ottawa Senators in 2016-17 and his 11th year in the NHL after spending parts of six […]

Bergen Record

Video: Nico Hischier tours Newark & NYC

The Devils first round draft pick, Nico Hischier, talks about changes that could be coming to his hockey game as well as his life. Monday, June 26, 2017.        

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Cal Looks to Leave His Own Foote-Prints in the NHL

With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Callan Foote at 14th overall, the son of former defenseman Adam who won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, played in over 1,000 NHL games and was a captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The younger Foote doesn’t play like […]

FOX Sports

First-round pick Joseph takes the ice with Coyotes' prospects

Coyotes first-round draft pick Pierre-Olivier Joseph gets an initial taste of pro hockey at Prospect Development camp.

New York Post

The ‘exceptional’ talent who could force way onto Rangers radar

Elite talent is the one ingredient that all the cap space in the world won’t buy for the Rangers, whose past practice of trading draft choices in their chase for an elusive Stanley Cup has left the organization all but bereft of high-end, difference-making skill. But the Blueshirts, who probably didn’t go for the highest-ceiling...

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Lightning Prospect Ben Thomas

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and the Tampa Bay Lightning selected six players to fill their prospect ranks. While most, if not all, of those six players will not be making their NHL debut next season, one Lightning prospect who has a very strong chance to make his is defenseman Ben […]

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Overhauling the Sabres Requires Patience

When the Buffalo Sabres lost winger Will Carrier to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the task of Sabres’ General manager Jason Botterill to take a mediocre roster and guide it to within spitting distance of the playoffs became that much harder. Not because Carrier was an integral part of the Sabres’ future, […]

CSN Washington

Who still needs a goalie? Possible trade destinations for Philipp Grubauer

Heading into the expansion draft, the Caps knew they would most likely lose either defenseman Nate Schmidt or goalie Philipp Grubauer. They lost Schmidt and, in

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Oilers Re-Sign Gritty Gryba

Prior to the 2017 NHL Draft, rumours of a potential Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders swap began circulating rapidly. Where there was smoke, there was fire as Jordan Eberle was flipped for Ryan Strome the day before the first-round. From Oilers general manager, Peter Chiarelli’s point of view, the deal was necessary to shed salary cap […]

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Maple Leafs’ Free Agent Targets

The 2017 NHL Draft has come and gone, which means the next stop on the NHL calendar is free agency. Now the Toronto Maple Leafs are in “win now” mode while Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander are still on their entry-level deals. That gives the Leafs two years in the cases of Matthews […]

Denver Post

Tyson Jost showing leadership at Avalanche development camp

Tyson Jost's leadership is on display at Family Sports Center. The 2016 first-round draft pick (10th overall) didn't need to impress the Avalanche brass at development camp. He is all but assured of an NHL opening-night roster spot in October, given that the Avs are rebuilding and Jost is a big part of the plan.

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Capitals Development Camp: Prospects to Watch

The Washington Capitals kicked off development camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday, showcasing their prospects and newer draft picks for the first time this offseason. With this year’s camp comes a wave of returning players and newcomers, and each of them come with something to prove. While big-name prospects like Madison Bowey and Christian Djoos are […]

LA Kings Insider

Interesting Kings bits dropped in Friedman’s 30 Thoughts

Via the best column in hockey, Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts: 4. Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion had a lengthy conversation with Los Angeles compatriot Rob Blake during the later rounds of the draft. There is one move that could make sense for both sides: Dustin Brown for Dion Phaneuf. Both have the same cash remaining — […] The post Interesting Kings bits dropped in Friedman’s 30 Thoughts appeared first on LA Kings Insider.

Treliving makes another splash on draft day

Sean Reynolds and John Shannon talk about the moves that Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving made on Day 2 of the 2017 NHL Draft and what to expect come free agency July 1st.