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Do Lightning Stars Lecavalier and Richards Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Between 1998 and 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted exactly two impact NHL players. They took them in the same year and even from the same team. Both would be key pieces in the only Stanley Cup win in Bolts franchise history. This...Show More Summary

Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark for the 2016-17 Season

The 2016 offseason has been explosive and entertaining for NHL fans, with blockbuster trades and surprising destinations for free agents. The balance of power further shook with at least three impact draft picks heading to bottom-feeder...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 50 NHL Prospects

With the 2016 NHL Draft and the busiest part of free agency now in the rearview mirror, this is a good time to take a moment and look at some of the best young players in the game of hockey. To do that, we’ ve compiled a list of theShow More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved Players for the 2016-17 NHL Season

The latest crop of young talent has been drafted and evaluated. The free agents have been signed—most of them, anyway. The big trades have gone down. At this point, we have a good idea how most teams' rosters will look once opening night...Show More Summary

NHL Teams with the Most Work Still to Do in 2016 Offseason

The draft is already a distant memory, and the free-agent blitz has quickly quieted, leaving NHL teams time to plot out their next steps in building a contender for the Stanley Cup. In some cases, it's adding a little depth through a strategic free-agent signing. Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early 2017 NHL Draft Top 10 Prospect Rankings

The ink is barely dry on the 2016 NHL entry draft, and teams and their scouts have already gathered lots of information on the 2017 edition. The draft last week featured three top forwards—Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi—followed by a dozen or more skaters of about equal value. Show More Summary

With Free Agency Set To Begin, NHL General Managers Remain Jittery Ahead Of Expansion Draft

General Managers throughout the NHL could be leery of adding depth on offense in Free Agency, with the Expansion Draft less than a year away. With Free Agency set to begin on Friday, GMs must strike a balance of building their teams without adding so much depth that they could risk losing a marquee player to Las Vegas next June.

NHL Free Agency 2016: Latest Rumors, Predictions Surrounding Top Players

The Stanley Cup has been raised, the prospects have been drafted and the NHL's offseason is in full swing. While teams are looking for ways to make their rosters into contenders for the 2016-17 season, the summer will heat up a lot more on July 1 when free agency begins. There are some big-time names that are expected to hit the market. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Kevin Shattenkirk Trade, Steven Stamkos and More

The 2016 NHL draft has come and gone, which allows teams to hone their focus back on this summer's free-agent market. For those general managers worried about finding any value in free agency, the trade market could prove more fertile...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agents 2016: The All-Risk Team

Now that the 2016 draft is in the books, NHL teams get their next chance to improve their rosters for the upcoming season when the free-agency window opens on July 1. Traditionally, unrestricted free agents have been able to secure their...Show More Summary

Andrew Shaw, Canadiens Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Chicago Blackhawks dealt Andrew Shaw during the first round of the 2016 NHL draft on Friday, and the Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a new contract with the forward Monday, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. The agreement is aShow More Summary

NHL Draft Grades 2016: Final Report Card for Every Team

The 2016 NHL draft is over for another year, and the topic turns to teams that won the draft or lost ground during the annual selection. As this season was not as strong as the 2015 edition, the thought going into the draft was thatShow More Summary

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on P.K. Subban, Cam Fowler and More

With the NHL draft in the rearview mirror and free agency looming, this week is all about trade talk, as teams look to improve their rosters before entering bidding wars on the market. Below, I've gathered a few of the juiciest trade rumors that are making the rounds. P.K. Show More Summary

NHL Rumors: The Latest on Kevin Shattenkirk Trade Buzz, Edmonton Oilers and More

The 2016 NHL draft featured mostly minor trades, but several big names could be on the move in the coming days. The Chicago Blackhawks shipped Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, but he is still a restricted free agent, so the Canadiens need to move quickly to re-sign him. Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2016 Results: Re-Ranking Every Team's Prospect Pool

The 2016 NHL draft will shape the fortunes of many teams in the years to come. Between trades and selections, no club comes away unchanged from the event. Some of the repercussions will be major and immediate, felt as soon as 2016-17; others will take years to reveal themselves. Show More Summary

2016 NHL Draft Results: Full Review, Grade for Each Franchise

While the second day of the 2016 NHL draft from First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, might have not provided the star power or grandeur of Friday night's first round, 181 players heard their names called in Rounds 2 through 7 on...Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2016: Team-by-Team Results, Grades and Analysis

The 2016 NHL draft has come and gone, each roster experiencing a slight overhaul with an influx of new prospects ready to start their journeys to the big club. Several trades also occurred, as they do every year, during the draft. Teams can still make moves in the coming days, but the focus now shifts toward free agency. Show More Summary

2016 NHL Free Agents: Stock Watch for Top Players, Post-Draft Edition

With the 2016 NHL draft completed, the start of the unrestricted free-agent market on July 1 is almost upon us. It's time to review the stock of this summer's top free-agent stars, such as Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic. Much has changed since we last examined this topic on March 17. Show More Summary

Las Vegas Hockey

It’s official that Las Vegas is getting its own NHL hockey team, starting with the 2017-18 season. This will be Las Vegas’ first major league sports team. The team will be formed by pilfering (i.e. drafting) one player from each of the other 30 NHL teams. Show More Summary

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