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The Case for the Chicago Blackhawks to Trade Star Defenceman Brent Seabrook

Brent Seabrook has been a foundation piece of the Chicago Blackhawks for three Stanley Cup wins. He averaged 26 minutes and 17 seconds of ice time per game in the team’s latest run and played in all situations. The 6’3”, 220-pound right-shooting...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2015: The Best Bargain Player Available at Every Position

The start of NHL free agency in most years sees a flurry of high-profile players signed to rich long-term contracts. This summer was different, with most deals featuring shorter terms and reasonable dollar figures. Now we're more than two weeks in and at the point where the deals tend to be short-term bargain contracts. Show More Summary

Predicting Every NHL Team's Top Rookie for the 2015-16 NHL Season

While established NHL players are enjoying the offseason, teams are staging development camps for their top prospects. Out of these camps could come each team's next young star. Among the notables are well-known prospects like Edmonton's...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved Players for the 2015-16 NHL Season

As the NHL offseason winds into the dog days of summer, transactions among teams start to slow to a trickle. During their downtime, players rest their bones, spend time with their families and friends and hit the gym in an effort toShow More Summary

Why Ryan Kesler's New Contract Is a Massive Risk for the Anaheim Ducks

On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they had signed centre Ryan Kelser to a six-year contract extension. As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed, but minutes later Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register...Show More Summary

Ryan Kesler, Ducks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Ryan Kesler still had one year remaining on his contract with the Anaheim Ducks, but the team announced Wednesday that Kesler signed a six-year extension. Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports the fresh deal is worth $41.25 million. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 50 NHL Prospects

With the 2015 NHL draft in the books, it is a perfect time to reevaluate the league’s top young players. We have compiled a list of the top 50 prospects with many of the recent draftees cracking the ranking. To qualify for the list, a player must be under the age of 23 and have played no more than 39 games in the NHL. Show More Summary

Johnny Oduya to Stars: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

One of the last major chips on the NHL free-agent market finally fell Wednesday, as veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The Stars made the signing official with a press release via their website. Show More Summary

NHL Teams with the Most Work Still to Do in 2015 Offseason

The NHL's 30 teams have passed through the draft and free agency, with fans left to suss out who won and who lost at the annual auctions. There are several teams that have basically done their work and a few others waiting for arbitration...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Face Shortage of Right-Handed Forwards

Elias Lindholm and Riley Nash. Above is the entire list of Carolina Hurricanes forwards who shoot right-handed —a mere two out of 11. As the discussion surrounding whether Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis will or will not makeShow More Summary

Johnny Oduya's Price Tag Should Make NHL Teams Cautious of Signing Veteran D-Man

Generally speaking, players who are still available on the open market two weeks after the start of NHL free agency are going to end up signing low-dollar contracts due to a lack of interest in their services. A lot of times, this point...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2015: Rumors, Predictions for Key Players Still Available

The marquee part of NHL free agency has come and gone with plenty of moves that will have fans excited. Moving into the second- and third-tier players still on the board, things figure to get very interesting as teams look to fill out their rosters. It's no secret that stars win championships. Show More Summary

5 Players with Something to Prove During the New Jersey Devils' Development Camp

After a long offseason, a handful of New Jersey Devils are taking the ice this week. A total of 42 players are attending the Devils' prospect development camp, which opened on Monday and closes on Saturday. A full list of players attending...Show More Summary

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings saw their chance at defending the Stanley Cup go down in ashes after falling to the Calgary Flames with only days left in the regular season. The two teams had been battling for a final spot, and the loss extinguished...Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Latest Trade Talk on Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and More

While the initial rush of free-agent signings and blockbuster trades has come and gone, NHL teams are still trying to position themselves for the 2015-16 campaign, which means player movement is far from over. The trade front is particularly interesting since plenty of organizations would benefit from salary-cap relief. Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early Ranking of the Top 10 Prospects in the 2016 NHL Draft

With the Connor McDavid draft wrapped up, it’s never too early to start looking ahead at the latest crop of prospects, including Arizona product Auston Matthews and the rest of the 2016 draft class. U.S. talent is one of the main themes of the draft. Show More Summary

Pittsburgh Penguins Sale: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Potential Owners

The possibility of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise being sold by owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle hasn't been in the news long, but with an offer looming, the Pens could change hands in the near future. Continue for updates. Anonymous...Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Worst Contracts in the NHL for the 2015-16 Season

A marginal increase in the NHL's salary cap for 2015-16 and limited talent in the free-agent market resulted in more reasonable contract signings this summer compared to recent years. However, there are several players entering nextShow More Summary

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Chicago Blackhawks

The 2014-15 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have been busy this offseason, and they have made a number of changes. Such is the life of an elite contender, and this isn't the first time the Hawks have won a Stanley Cup and cleared...Show More Summary

Grading the Top Offseason Moves for the Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings enter the 2015-16 season heading in a different direction, but the ultimate goal remains the same. Detroit had a golden opportunity to eliminate the eventual Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning but failed to take advantage of its series lead. Show More Summary

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