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Aaron Ekblad: Complete NHL Scouting Report for Elite Draft Prospect

According to, the International Scouting Services have listed Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2014 NHL draft. However, there is a serious buzz around No. 2 prospect and Barrie Colts defenseman...Show More Summary

Sam Reinhart: Complete NHL Scouting Report for Top Draft Prospect

There is no clear-cut No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft class, but the best prospect according to the International Scouting Services’ top 30 players is Kootenay center Sam Reinhart, per Reinhart was ranked in the topShow More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: Could Losing the Draft Lottery Be Better in the Long Run?

On Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET, the NHL will announce the winner of the draft lottery, and Buffalo Sabres fans will finally be able see where this dreadful season will slot us in June's draft. The Sabres hold the best individual odds to win the first pick at 25 percent, according to Show More Summary

Why the Washington Capitals Shouldn't Clean House This Offseason

For the Washington Capitals, to say that missing the postseason for the first time in seven years is embarrassing would be a gross understatement, because much more was expected of this team. And, as is almost always the case when aShow More Summary

5 Reasons for Pittsburgh Penguins Fans to Be Optimistic About the Playoffs

With the 82-game regular season — a season which saw them win 51 games — now behind them, the Pittsburgh Penguins can look ahead to the games that really matter in pursuit of another 16 wins and the Stanley Cup. Last year, the Pens advanced...Show More Summary

NHL Lottery 2014: Projected Order, Odds and Format for Pre-Draft Event

The 2013-14 NHL regular season is finally over. While many teams have already turned their attention to the playoffs, the rest of the league is forced to focus on the draft lottery and where each team will pick in the first round. The 2014 draft lottery will air Tuesday, April 15 on the NHL Network at 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Predictions 2014: Underdogs That Will Overcome Odds in 1st Round

Opinions regarding the NHL's new playoff system seem to run the gamut, but there is no question that it has led to some intriguing first-round matchups. In fact, many of the first-round series could easily pass as conference finals, which ensures that there will be plenty of excitement from start to finish during the postseason. Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Philadelphia Flyers' and New York Rangers' Playoff History

The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers open up the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The two teams are long-time division rivals. This will mark the 11th playoff meeting between these two Metropolitan...Show More Summary

NHL Playoffs 2014: 5 Underdog Teams to Bet on in First Round

Just one week removed from the thrill of the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, hockey fans will scramble to fill out a new set of brackets with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs just days away. The end of the regular season broughtShow More Summary

NHL Draft 2014: Latest on Ryan Kesler, Sam Bennett and More Offseason Rumors

While one group of NHL teams gets ready for a playoff run that will end with one club raising the Stanley Cup, the rest of the franchises have already turned their attention to the offseason. Some front offices have more work to do than...Show More Summary

NHL Western Conference Playoff Betting, Stanley Cup Odds Preview

In the NHL's Western Conference, the surprising Colorado Avalanche enter the playoffs as the Central Division’s No. 1 seed, avoiding a first-round confrontation with the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Despite the Avs ' regular-season success, including an 8-3 run down the stretch to edge the St. Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Betting Preview: Eastern Conference Odds

The heavily favored Boston Bruins start their march toward the Stanley Cup this week against an old foe. The top-seeded Bruins, who enter the playoffs as 7-2 favorites to win their second Stanley Cup since 2011, face the wild-card Detroit Red Wings in the opening round. Show More Summary

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins: Preview and Prediction for NHL Playoffs 2014 Matchup

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets meet in first-round playoff action this spring. The two cities are just three hours from each other, but worlds apart in hockey terms. Columbus made the playoffs for only the second time in their 13-year history. Show More Summary

Top NHL Storylines to Follow in 1st Round of 2013-14 Stanley Cup Playoffs

It's finally playoff time. The NHL regular season wrapped up on Sunday, with playoff matchups set and the postseason schedule following hot on the heels of everything being decided. It's always a special time of year, and this season...Show More Summary

Montreal Canadiens' Biggest Questions in Playoff Series vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The Montreal Canadiens 2013-14 Stanley Cup playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning is set to begin. Game 1 will go off in Tampa on April 16. The Habs will be looking to improve on last year's five-game exit at the hands of the Ottawa Senators. Show More Summary

NHL Draft Lottery 2014: Format, Projected Order and Odds for Every Team Involved

The 2013-14 NHL regular season is finally over, and while many teams have turned their focus to the playoffs, other franchises are now focused on the draft lottery. It will air on Tuesday, April 15, on the NHL Network at 8:30 p.m. ET. With...Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Schedule 2014: TV Info and Predictions for 1st-Round Matchups

The 2013-14 NHL regular season was full of incredible action, but the excitement is growing as the playoff schedule approaches. The intense hockey matchups will kick off on Wednesday, April 16. With elite series in both the Eastern Conference...Show More Summary

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Your Guide to Everything You Need to Know

The Stanley Cup playoffs are here at long last—they open Wednesday with three games—and that means the long, seemingly never-ending 82-game season has come to a close. There is no better time of year for a hockey fan than the next two...Show More Summary

Ranking the Boston Bruins' Top 10 Moments in the 2013-14 Regular Season

Several key personnel changes and a shift in the NHL landscape preceded the Boston Bruins’ 2013-14 season. Those transaction winds precipitated a round of returns to players’ previous domains. They did not, however, amount to much of...Show More Summary

Stars vs. Ducks: Preview and Prediction for NHL Playoffs 2014 Matchup

National Hockey League teams spend six months and 82 games working to capture the best possible seeding for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Though one team is a top seed and one is a wild card, first-round opponents the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars were both thrilled with their regular-season outcomes this year. Show More Summary

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