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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Penguins only had five draft picks in the 2014 NHL entry draft. A number of the team's selections had been moved out under the Ray Shero regime, so Jim Rutherford had to do the best he could with what he had. After taking...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Need a Breakout NHL Season from Ryan Murphy

The first professional season for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy began strong, faltered late and answered few questions about the former first-round pick's future. Murphy, the 12th overall selection in the 2011 NHL draft,...Show More Summary

NHL Teams with the Most Work to Do in 2014 Offseason

Every summer, all 30 NHL teams try to improve their position in next season's league rankings. It's mathematically impossible for them all to succeed. As the frenzy of activity surrounding the 2014 NHL draft and free-agency period winds...Show More Summary

Predicting the 10 Best Rookies for the 2014-15 NHL Season

NHL teams have learned over the years that patience is a virtue when it comes to draft picks. Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season, most of the best rookies have been in their organization for a year or more. Some are high picks fromShow More Summary

Are the Chicago Blackhawks' Top Young Talents Destined to Be Traded?

When young players get drafted or signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, it is almost always considered a big honor. The Blackhawks have one of the most talented rosters and deepest organizations in the NHL. They don't just bring playersShow More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: 5 Players to Watch in Development Camp

After a seemingly successful draft weekend, the Buffalo Sabres are now able to gather most of the prospects many have said comprise the best pipeline in the NHL at their development camp. Practices began on Monday, but the big event will be Tuesday night's scrimmage at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel: 2015 NHL Entry Draft Sweepstakes

Let's take a look at the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel draft sweepstakes—or who are the five teams most likely to be the worst at the end of the 2014-15 NHL season. Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid are the two most highly touted hockey prospects since Sidney Crosby (2005) and Alex Ovechkin (2004), per Mike Morreale of Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Best Option to Improve in the 2014 Offseason

With the NHL 2014 draft now history and all of the best unrestricted free agents signed, general managers must seek other means to improve their rosters for 2014-15. With nearly two months until training camps open in September, plenty...Show More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Mike Green, Vincent Lecavalier and More Offseason Buzz

After an exciting Stanley Cup Final, an entertaining NHL draft and the start of free agency, the 2014 offseason has officially kicked into high gear as trade rumors continue to circle. With top names like Mike Green and Vincent Lecavalier...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2014: Ranking Top Players Left on Open Market

The Stanley Cup Final was entertaining and the 2014 NHL draft built genuine excitement surrounding the offseason, but the landscape of the league shifted after this year’s crop of top free agents chose their final destinations. While...Show More Summary

NHL Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands After Start of Free Agency

The NHL has changed a lot since Alec Martinez scored the double overtime goal that clinched the 2014 Stanley Cup for the Los Angeles Kings. We've seen the draft, buyouts, trades, free agent departures and arrivals and shifts both inShow More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Vincent Lecavalier, James Reimer and More

The progression for NHL teams during the offseason is alarming to watch. They go from the frantic pace of the draft, trading picks and players as fast as they possibly can, to the insanity of free agency. When the latter arrived on July 1, everything else moved to the back burner. Show More Summary

Potential Replacements for Former New York Ranger Benoit Pouliot

As reported by, Benoit Pouliot is now a member of the Edmonton Oilers; therefore, he will not be a member of the Broadway Blueshirts come October 2014. The departure of the 2005 No. 4 overall draft choice will hurt the New York...Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Best 1st-Round Draft Picks in San Jose Sharks History

While not all great NHL players are acquired in the draft, great teams have to be able to draft well or they won't be successful over the long run. The San Jose Sharks are no exception. Here is a look at the five best first-round draft picks in Sharks' history. Show More Summary

NHL ETAs for Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 Draft Picks

It wasn’t a surprise the Pittsburgh Penguins had such an offensive-minded approach during the 2014 NHL draft, which concluded Saturday. The team stockpiled forwards using four of its five selections on three wingers and one center. Going...Show More Summary

Washington Capitals' New Regime Making Few Changes to Draft Strategy

The 2014 NHL draft was the first, best chance for the Washington Capitals new general manager Brian MacLellan to prove that he is indeed a "new voice" in the team's front office. I asserted as much in my June 3 column, predicting that...Show More Summary

NHL ETAs for Montreal Canadiens' 2014 Draft Picks

The Montreal Canadiens finished the 2014 NHL draft by selecting six players in total. The picks included three forwards, two defensemen and a goaltender. General manager Marc Bergevin and his team had a solid draft. They added both size and skill to their already-deep pool of prospects. Show More Summary

NHL ETAs for Los Angeles Kings' 2014 Draft Picks

The Los Angeles Kings entered the 2014 NHL draft as Stanley Cup champions and with nine picks were tied for the most in the draft. But after trading Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks, the Kings picked up another pick, the 50th overall...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency 2014: Intriguing Storylines to Watch as Market Develops

It's a shame NHL free agency occurs when it does. Especially this year. Were it not for the NBA draft and free agency, MLB's Midsummer Classic and the almighty global spectacle that is the World Cup, the ridiculous amount of talent and...Show More Summary

Ryan Miller goes to the Canucks on a 3-year deal

With Roberto Luongo a thing of the past, the Canucks have a new starting goalie in Ryan Miller. In Round 2 of the NHL Draft, the Canucks selected who they hope will be their future goalie in Boston College's Thatcher Demko. But on Tuesday,...Show More Summary

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