The 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus is notable for a number of reasons. It was an American-heavy draft, the first-ever in which U.S. born players went first and second overall — Patrick Kane to the Chicago Blackhawks and James Van Riemsdyk to the Philadelphia Flyers, respectively — and second-ever in which 10 Americans were
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Widely considered one of the best lines in hockey last season, the Boston Bruins’ leading offensive unit had eyes on them throughout the 2017-18 campaign. Consisting of Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on Patrice Bergeron’s flanks, the three players tallied a combined total of 228 points. The line was a huge reason why Boston found
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To say the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2017-18 season was surprising is an understatement. It was astonishing and flat-out jaw-dropping. Coming into the league as a first-year expansion team and completely shattering expectations was artistry. Sure, their relentless 100 miles per hour-esque style on offense and rambunctious home-ice advantage played a role. However, the emergence of
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After the conflict that came in the 2018 Winter Olympics that made men’s ice hockey fans seething with rage because NHL players were outlawed from participating, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) president has spoken as to whether or not the 2022 Olympics will look any different. Long story short, it’s unclear. Dr. Rene Fasel,
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In this last instalment of a four-part series comparing Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to his four immediate predecessors, we take a look at Rejean Houle. Marc Bergevin is not the most popular person in Montreal right now. The Canadiens’ general manager has been under fire for a number of questionable moves and public
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The 2017-18 Florida Panthers defense remained remarkably healthy, as they were the only team in the league to dress just seven defensemen throughout the season. The 2018-19 defense hopes to replicate that success. They are bringing back all seven mainstays in addition to one offseason signing from the KHL. This article will explore the individual
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Now that the Detroit Red Wings have Dylan Larkin signed to a long-term extension, their offseason checklist is complete. Well, almost complete. The only item that really remains is the status of Henrik Zetterberg, who hasn’t been able to train as he normally would during the summer due to lingering back issues. Detroit’s captain is
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There are relatively few question marks for the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into the 2018-19 season. Based on their offseason free-agent signings (or lack thereof) and the general state of their roster, one could reasonably predict the team’s starting forward lineup based off last season. You know that names like Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos
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Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can start signing players for the 2018-19 season. For players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, the free agency period provides them an opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fourth season of the NWHL will begin
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The Anaheim Ducks have signed right winger Ondrej Kase to a three-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. The new deal is worth $7.8 million with an average annual value of $2.6 million, according to multiple media reports. The 22-year-old Kase set career highs in goals (20), assists (18), points (38) and plus-minus (plus-18) last season.
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