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The Nashville Predators have rewarded one of their top NHL prospects with a brand-new two-year contact. Also, Carolina Hurricanes’ prospects will have a new home but their head coach is hoping to play the same style of hockey in their new uniforms. Finally, we take a look at a prospect drawing comparisons to one of […]

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Author: Greg Boysen
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:45 pm

The 2020 NHL Entry Draft is stacked. It may be the deepest draft since 2015. (from ‘The Big 13: 2020 NHL draft has most attacking talent of any draft of this century,’ Edmonton Journal, 05/14/2020). The consensus first overall pick this draft is Alexis Lafreniere. Assuming he’s not available for the Los Angeles Kings to take, […]

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Author: Quinn McLellan
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:15 pm

When Derek Grant was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers at the trade deadline, it left a hole in the middle of the Anaheim Ducks’ fourth line between Nicolas Deslauriers and Carter Rowney. Rowney is capable of playing center, as he has in the past, but he’s best utilized as a winger. Enter David Backes, who […]

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Author: Derek Lee
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:05 pm

The Charlottetown Islanders have generally been a skill-first team in recent years, and while they still have a talented group, the club hopes to be tougher to play against this season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. With a very strong returning defensive corps, head coach and general manager Jim Hulton says adding more […]

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Author: Josh Lewis
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:55 pm

Ron Francis was hired to be the general manager of the Seattle Kraken on July 18th, 2019. The role, building a professional sports franchise from literally nothing, is unlike any other position in sport. He doesn’t get to blame the last guy. Nor does he have cupboards full of high picks or promising prospects, though […]

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Author: Sean Mallon
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:45 pm

On Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres announced that they re-signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million deal with an average annual value of $800,000. It’s a budget-friendly contract that fills out a bottom-six role for the team. The versatile 25-year-old forward, who joined the Sabres as a free agent last season, began the season […]

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Author: Jeff Seide
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:35 pm

In a few weeks, the wait will finally be over for the young men waiting for a chance to hear their names called at the 2020 NHL Draft. This year, the draft will be held virtually, but the significance of getting your name called will carry the same weight. The QMJHL has some top prospects, […]

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Author: Mark Jones
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:25 pm

When Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask left the Toronto playoff bubble on Aug. 15 for a family emergency, his absence left the goaltending duties for the remainder of the playoffs to veteran backup Jaroslav Halak. Pressed into action just hours before Game 3 of the first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Halak won three straight […]

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Author: Scott Roche
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:15 pm