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Predicting How 2013-14 NHL Rookie Standouts Will Fare During Sophomore Seasons

The 2013-14 season was a fine one for rookies in the NHL. First-year players of all types announced themselves as important contributors around the league. Fresh-faced draft picks straight out the minors, college players and unheralded...Show More Summary

NHL - Better odds to better teams in draft lottery revamp

last weekNews : The Newsroom

- A revamped National Hockey League Draft Lottery format announced Wednesday by the league will offer lower odds for the five worst clubs in a season to land the top pick. The move rewards superior performance while still giving the best chance at claiming the top choice to the teams that need it the most based upon futility, a move made the help create parity.

NHL announces changes to draft lottery

The NHL has tweaked its draft lottery system with a couple of changes that will go into place over the next two years. Shooting for the No. 1 overall pick just got a little bit more difficult. The NHL made trying to tank for Connor McDavid...Show More Summary

NHL Announces Changes to Draft Lottery Format Starting in 2015

After changes to the NHL divisions and playoffs last season, the league has now announced changes to the 2015 NHL draft lottery process. The decision to change the lottery was reported by NHL.com, along with details about the new system: The...Show More Summary

The NHL, with a minimum of fuss, has re-weighted its draft lottery odds and changed the system for s

last weekSports : Deadspin

The NHL, with a minimum of fuss, has re-weighted its draft lottery odds and changed the system for selecting the top three picks, in an obvious attempt to de-incentivize tanking. [NHL.com] Read more...

Ranking the 10 NHL Teams Most in Need of More Changes in 2014 Offseason

Most of the 30 NHL teams made moves this summer via free agency, trades and the draft to address their respective roster needs. Ten clubs, however, are still in need of more changes. One team must shed salary to become compliant with the NHL salary cap. Show More Summary

Islanders Prospect Josh Ho-Sang Scores Absolutely Wicked Shootout Goal at Camp

Josh Ho-Sang was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2014 NHL draft, and it's easy to see why once you see this video of him pulling off a wicked move during a shootout. Ho-Sang showed absolutely no mercy on goalie Malcolm Subban at the BioSteel Camp. Show More Summary

Pavel Buchnevich Showing Signs of Becoming Rangers' Next Top Offensive Prospect

The New York Rangers drafted a very talented player in the third round of the 2013 NHL draft named Pavel Buchnevich. Even though this particular player was ranked No. 11 out of all international prospects, the good ole' "Russian factor"...Show More Summary

Early Ranking of the Top 10 Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft

The Ivan Hlinka Tournament signals the beginning of another year of scouting the next generation of NHL prospects. This year's tournament did not boast the top-ranked players, but the cream of the crop is rising throughout the hockey...Show More Summary

The Biggest Question for Each Philadelphia Flyers Star in 2014-15

The start of the 2014-15 season is less than two months away, and rosters for the 30 NHL squads are coming into focus following the draft and free agency. For the Philadelphia Flyers, this year's edition of the orange and black willShow More Summary

Tampa Bay Lightning Position Battles to Watch in 2014 Offseason

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have a long list of position battles to watch as the NHL prepares for the upcoming training camp and preseason slate. Tampa Bay's depth acquired through the past few drafts will make for some extremely tight...Show More Summary

Reason 5236 why Connor McDavid will be the NHL's top draft pick

That's Connor McDavid, the sure-fire No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, performing in Friday's Canada vs. Czech Republic U20 scrimmage. Just plain bonkers stuff happens when this kid gets the puck on his stick. He made those two...Show More Summary

Haydn Fleury Faces Tough Battle to Crack Carolina Hurricanes' Roster

Haydn Fleury, the No. 7 overall selection in the 2014 NHL draft, took the first step forward in his NHL career on Thursday. But his campaign to become a regular defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15 remains a difficult one. Fleury...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes: Looking Back on the Jordan Staal-Brandon Sutter Trade

Two years after the blockbuster trade of the 2012 NHL draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are still searching for the Jordan Staal they thought was coming to Raleigh. When then-general manager Jim Rutherford pulled the trigger to send Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the No. Show More Summary

Hockey's Future: McDavid, Eichel and the Race to No. 1 in 2015

Nine years ago, the NHL had a revolutionary draft that changed the league forever. That year, Sidney Crosby, the long-heralded wonder from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, was taken No. 1 overall and anointed the Next One. The 2015 NHL draft has the potential to change the league as well. Show More Summary

Stock Watch for Philadelphia Flyers' Top 5 Prospects

For the first time in a long time, the prospect pool for the Philadelphia Flyers is well stocked and awfully encouraging. On the heels of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers have now chosen a player in the first and second round ofShow More Summary

Pittsburgh Penguins' Best and Worst Picks in Each of the Last 10 NHL Drafts

Teams that don't draft well don't win the Stanley Cup. There's no way around that in today's NHL, where the salary cap prevents teams from loading up on established veterans by trading away draft picks for years on end. Yes, we're looking...Show More Summary

Why 2014-15 Could Be a Make-or-Break Year for Rangers' 2010 Pick Dylan McIlrath

Dylan McIlrath was selected No. 10 in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry draft, and so far he has looked more like a fourth- or fifth-round selection than the top-notch defender the New York Rangers thought they were drafting. According to TSN, McIlrath was the No. Show More Summary

10 New Arrivals from Europe to Watch in the 2014-15 NHL Season

NHL teams import European options every season, via the draft and free agency. For fans, it's often difficult to keep track of them—some are returning from a couple of years in Europe, others are making their first sojourn into North American hockey. This year's list is dominated by intriguing free-agent signings. Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Patrick Brown Following Unusual Path Toward NHL

In a Carolina Hurricanes prospect development camp laden with former high draft picks and major junior top scorers, 22-year-old Patrick Brown's resume and background hardly fit in. Brown is only a few months removed from his collegeShow More Summary

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