July 15th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Expansion, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

Las Vegas still needs a name for its NHL franchise but put a name to its general manager this week by hiring George McPhee to head up the expansion process. McPhee will be a busy man over the next 15 months, assembling his supporting cast and scouting the league as a whole in anticipation of drafting the inaugural Las Vegas roster next...

June 30th, 2016 In Free Agents, Previews and Predictions, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

For me, free agency has always had a holiday-type impact. Every year, my family gathers at our lake house for the Fourth of July holiday. And every year, I’m the one sharing the latest hockey news with a family full of fans. Twitter and internet-connected cell phones have made sharing breaking news so much easier. In 2008, my friend called to...

June 23rd, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 1 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 2 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Round 3 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Rounds 4 to 7 2016 NHL Mock Draft: Team Results A big part of being a good scout is trusting your gut. Sticking with your initial instincts and not getting swayed by the consensus. In saying that, another big part...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are always more teams wanting to move up than down on draft day. The higher you pick, the better the prospect is the way it’s supposed to work. So most teams will arrive in Buffalo with ambitions of picking the best prospect possible. Yet some will be open to the possibility of dropping down in order to recoup other assets or address...

June 20th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

There are going to be trades during this year’s NHL draft. That is the case every year, but 2016 could produce even more moves than usual. There will be plenty of wheeling and dealing leading up to the draft — that activity has already started — but the real action tends to happen on the draft floor. In terms of swapping picks, trading...

June 16th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

From now until the NHL Entry Draft, we will have a series of articles helping you get ready for both the draft and the combine. Today, we present to you a mock draft. We gathered a group of writers from the Hockey Writers and conducted a two-round mock draft. Were there any major surprises? Here's how the first round went down. Stay tuned for...

June 10th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The NHL draft rarely plays out as anticipated. The actual order often varies greatly from the so-called consensus rankings. Most of the mock drafts that you’ll see over the next couple weeks will be fairly similar, fairly in line with the consensus. Even my own, as hard as I tried to be different here or there, wound up being a bit lame....

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