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Taylor Hall: Expectations vs. Reality

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On June 29th, New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero pulled off a blockbuster move that sent defenseman Adam Larsson to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Taylor Hall. The general consensus amongst those in the Devils community feel that the move was a necessary one and will play a role in bringing Jersey’s Team back into the playoff fold. But just what can fans truly expect to get out of the young Hall? (more…)

Does the All Star Game Need a New Voting System?

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The All Star Weekend for the NHL is a time when most players can spend much needed moments with family and friends and rest up for the final last push of the regular season. There are a select few however, who are chosen to take part in the All Star Game festivities such as the skills competition, rookie showcase and the actual game. But is it time a new voting format should be introduced that takes the power out of the hands of the fan? (more…)

Who Wins the Patrick Sharp Trade?

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On July 10th, to really the surprise of no one who pays attention to hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Patrick Sharp and defensive prospect Stephen Johns to the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt. So which team came out on top in the end? (more…)

2015 Free Agency Winners and Losers

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As usual, when the free agency period began on July 1st, there was a flurry of activity from teams trying to sign the new players available in the hopes of bolstering a club for the upcoming season. And like with every season, there were teams and certain players that made out like bandits while others were left in the dust before they realized what had happened. Let’s look at the teams and players that made out the best, and those who could have done better for themselves. (more…)

2015 NHL Draft Winners and Losers

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This past weekend, the 2015 NHL Draft was held in Sunrise, Florida. For residents and fans, the weather outside was one to enjoy and relax while inside the BB&T Center, it was all business for 30 NHL general managers and their staffs. Not strictly speaking in terms of draft picks, but there were also a few trades made along the way that added some entertaining value to the weekend. Some teams did better than others, and here are the five teams that had the best draft this year and five that probably could have done more. (more…)

Top 10 Projected Picks for the 2015 Draft

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On June 26th and 27th, the NHL will hold the 2015 Entry Draft in Sunrise, Florida at the BB&T Center which is home to the Florida Panthers. This draft has many excited, not just for the first two expected picks, but for the talent that can either move up or down the list depending on each team’s specific needs. (more…)

Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning Set for Stanley Cup Final

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What once started out as a field of sixteen teams trying to win the Stanley Cup has now been trimmed down to the final two. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning are the two opponents who will be facing off against each other to determine who will be the best team in the NHL this season. (more…)