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Stock Watch for the Top Players Eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft

NHL teams have their amateur scouts out in force this season as the talent available for the 2015 draft is historic. Comparisons to the watershed 2003 edition appear to be reasonable, and the top end of the draft is incredible. All of that talent means a lot of movement among prospects, as some emerge and others fade during the season. Show More Summary

The Top NHL Draft Prospects to Watch at the 2015 World Junior Championships

This year's World Junior Hockey Championships will boast some of the best talent available in the 2015 entry draft. Most world junior tournaments have only two or three draft-eligible players, with most of the prime roster spots given...Show More Summary

Jaden Schwartz Injury: Updates on Blues Forward's Foot and Return

St. Louis Blues left winger Jaden Schwartz has been placed on injured reserve due to a foot injury, the team announced Wednesday. Schwartz was the Blues' first-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft at No. 14 overall and has started to really come into his own this season. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Biggest Draft Busts in the NHL Since 2000

While many stars have emerged from the NHL draft, a number of promising players have fallen short of expectations. Players selected in the top 10 of the first round are expected to have successful NHL careers, but some notable exceptions failed to achieve fame. Several factors can contribute to a top-10 pick falling short of NHL stardom. Show More Summary

NHL scores 2014: Backstrom's hat trick leads Capitals, Canucks routed by Rangers

Nicklas Backstrom keeps flying under the radar. Sometimes Hockey Twitter will get into random discussions about hockey completely out of nowhere. The discussion on Saturday revolved around the 2006 NHL Draft, one of the most elite drafts in recent memory. Jonathan Toews. Show More Summary

The Latest Buzz on the Top Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

Last month I kicked off my "countdown to draft day" by taking a look at the top prospects of the 2015 NHL draft, and a lot has happened since we last talked. Players have shot up the charts, others like Connor McDavid were injured, and...Show More Summary

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending December 6, 2014)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. You Can Beat the Market: Estimating the Return on Investment for National Hockey League (NHL) Team Scouting using a Draft Value Pick Chart for the NHL

Aaron Ekblad proving why he was NHL's No. 1 overall draft pick

The first overall pick is thriving in the NHL, and is already one of his team's best players. Early in Tuesday’s contest between Florida and San Jose, Panthers D-man Willie Mitchell fired a slap shot from the left point. The puck hit Sharks forward Tommy Wingels, took a favorable bounce for San Jose and fluttered past the blue line. Show More Summary

Paul Bissonnette's Comments on Fighting, Connor McDavid's Injury Are Laughable

Super prospect and presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft Connor McDavid broke his hand in a fight Tuesday night, prompting another round of commentary about the place of fighting in the NHL from those keyboard warriors that can...Show More Summary

10 AHL Players Proving They're Ready to Make an Impact in the NHL

NHL teams use their minor league systems as both a developmental team and a place to store useful players whom they can recall as needed during the season. Some are draft picks in need of seasoning in pro hockey before stepping into the NHL, while others are college or European free agents signed to see if they can survive at this level. Show More Summary

Top NHL prospect Connor McDavid injures hand during fight

Early reports out of the McDavid camp do not sound good. Erie Otters center Connor McDavid, arguably the best player in the upcoming 2015 NHL Entry Draft, injured his right hand on Tuesday during a fight with a fellow CHL player. McDavid...Show More Summary

The Latest Buzz on the Top Prospects in the 2015 NHL Draft Class

The 2015 NHL entry draft is one of the most highly anticipated moments in recent NHL history. It is highly anticipated not because of who will be drafted first overall, but who will be the lucky team to draft Connor McDavid first overall. McDavid...Show More Summary

NHL schedule 2014: Ekblad returns to Philadelphia, Blues look for 7 in a row

2014 first overall pick Aaron Ekblad returns to the city he was drafted in. Elsewhere, St. Louis looks to knock off New Jersey to keep their winning streak alive and the Penguins hope to make it six in a row as they face the Jets. While...Show More Summary

Kings prospect suspended for inappropriate comments on social media

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Forward Jake Marchment of the Belleville Bulls, a Kings prospect who was taken in the sixth round of the NHL's entry draft in June, and Greg Betzold of the Peterborough Petes have been suspended for 15 games by the Ontario Hockey League for allegedly making inappropriate comments on Tinder.

Hurricanes prospect Haydn Fleury learning how to be great in Red Deer

Haydn Fleury's coaches have big hopes for his NHL career, but for now, the 2014 first-round draft selection of the Carolina Hurricanes is being groomed as a junior player. Brent Sutter stopped himself mid-sentence, started again, then stopped once more. Show More Summary

Marian Hossa reaches 1,000 career points against the team that drafted him

Just one more milestone in a hall of fame career. Marian Hossa joined elite company on Thursday, becoming the 80th NHL player to reach 1,000 career points. And, as usual, he did it in style. It was almost inevitable that Hossa would accomplish the feat this night. Show More Summary

NHL Thursday: Marian Hossa seeks milestone against old team

Marian Hossa needs just two points to reach 1,000 in his career. He'll try and complete the accomplishment on Thursday against the team that drafted him: the Ottawa Senators.

Here's What A Beer Will Cost You At Every NHL Arena This Season

The average cost for a small draft beer at NHL games this season is $7.45, according to data collected by Team Marketing Report from each team. That's up just 1.5% from the 2013-14 season when the average price was $7.34. The New York...Show More Summary

2016 NHL Draft to be hosted by Buffalo Sabres

The 2016 NHL Draft will be the third to be held in Buffalo. Add another premier hockey event to the calendar in the City of Buffalo. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the Buffalo Sabres and First Niagara Center will host the 2016 NHL Draft. Show More Summary

Odds for Junior-Eligible Draft Picks to Make 2014-15 NHL Rosters

When most top NHL players are drafted at age 18, even the best of the bunch typically need more time to develop before they graduate to the big league. That's one of the reasons why young draftees aren't permitted to play in the NHL's...Show More Summary

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