NHL Free Agency: Grading 10 Teams for Their Off-Season Actions – or Lack Thereof
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by Adam Proteau
1w ago
Jonathan Marchessault Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Most of the major UFA signings took place as NHL free agency kicked off Monday. It quickly became clear which teams deserve a positive grade on their off-seasons thus far and which teams are failing for their actions, or lack thereof, on the trade and free agency fronts.  Here are this writer’s picks for the best and worst grades for 10 NHL teams so far this summer: Nashville Predators Predators GM Barry Trotz was not messing around this off-season. First, he got star goalie Juuse Saros to agree to an eight-year contract exten ..read more
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2024 NHL Draft: Best Value Pick for Every Round
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by Tony Ferrari
1w ago
Ivan Demidov Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The 2024 NHL draft is finished, and it’s time to take a look at the best value pick in every round, from the first to the seventh.  Who was a steal at their slot? Who could make their team look like geniuses? That’s what we’re here to discuss. Round 1: Ivan Demidov, RW, No. 5 overall to Montreal This kid literally wants to bring ‘Mamba Mentality’ to Montreal. Arguably the second-best player in the draft class and the player with the highest upside in the eyes of many analysts, Demidov plays with a killer instinct. His creativity ..read more
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Which NHL Team Will Follow Florida as the Next First-Time Stanley Cup Champion?
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by Carol Schram
2w ago
The Florida Panthers pose for a photo with the Stanley Cup after Monday's Game 7 victory, capturing the team's first championship. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports With their Stanley Cup win on Monday, the Florida Panthers became the NHL’s fourth first-time winner in the last seven years. Their championship comes in the club’s 30th season.  Last year, of course, Vegas did it in just Year 6. But the St. Louis Blues didn’t get to the top of the mountain until Year 51, in 2019. One year earlier, the Washington Capitals got their title in their 43rd year of operation, with just one previous appear ..read more
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Making a Draft Splash: Will Utah's First Pick Follow the Patterns of Past New NHL Teams?
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by Carol Schram
3w ago
Utah Hockey Club GM Bill Armstrong remained at the helm when the hockey operations staff transferred from the Arizona Coyotes, but there could still be a franchise-setting first draft pick. Photo courtesy of the Arizona Coyotes On June 28 and 29, the Utah Hockey Club will pick the first players to form the foundation of the new franchise. Even though the Arizona Coyotes' roster, hockey operations staff and prospects have been transferred to Utah, all their records remain the property of the now-inactive Coyotes. For statistical purposes, Utah will start with a blank slate, just like Vegas or S ..read more
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Three Young NHL Forwards Who Could Be Trade Options This Summer
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by Jacob Stoller
1M ago
Cole Perfetti James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports Nothing beats an NHL trade that involves a young, promising player. Whether it was the Casey Mittelstadt for Bowen Byram swap or the Cutter Gauthier for Jamie Drysdale deal, the hockey world always seems to get revved up when hyped-up prospects are traded. Heading into the 2024 NHL off-season, several high-end young players could be dealt this off-season. In the first part of this two-part series, we're examining three young forwards. Marco Rossi, C, Minnesota Wild At first glance, the thought of trading Rossi fresh off a 21-goal, 40-point camp ..read more
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World Championship: Most Impressive Player for Canada, Sweden, Czechia and Switzerland
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by Jacob Stoller
1M ago
Dylan Cozens Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports While the IIHF men's World Championship is always overshadowed by the Stanley Cup playoffs in North America, this year's tournament has shown lots of promise for fans of NHL teams out of the post-season. The 2025 4 Nations Face-Off, the first best-on-best international tournament we’ve seen in a while, is on the horizon. It’s helped the four teams participating — Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland — ice more star-studded lineups than usual. While drawing in big fish at the World Championship is somewhat of a delicacy for those four nations, it’s ..read more
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Archive: Veteran Coach Bruce Boudreau's Been Big-Time Motivator For Teams, Including Wild
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by Adam Proteau
1M ago
Vol. 70, No. 14, May 8, 2017 The Hockey News Archive Longtime NHL coach and former player Bruce Boudreau earned the respect of his players and teammates in his lengthy career as a bench boss. And in this feature story from The Hockey News’ May 8, 2017, edition (Vol. 70, Issue 14), writer Matt Larkin profiled Boudreau in his time as coach of the Minnesota Wild. (And here’s a friendly reminder: to access The Hockey News Archive, visit THN.com/Free and subscribe to the magazine.) Boudreau joined the Wild in 2016 after five seasons coaching the Anaheim Ducks, and he led the Wild to secon ..read more
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NHL Announces 2024 Calder Trophy Finalists
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by Michael DeRosa
2M ago
The NHL has announced the three finalists for the 2024 Calder Trophy.  Chicago Blackhawks center Connor Bedard, Minnesota Wild defenseman Brock Faber and New Jersey Devils blueliner Luke Hughes are all in the running to be named the NHL's top rookie this season, as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Bedard, 18, entered this season with a plethora of hype surrounding him. It was justifiable, as he was selected first overall in the 2023 NHL draft and was viewed as the league's biggest prospect since Connor McDavid. He lived up to expectations in his fir ..read more
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NHL Sour Rankings: Mock Drafting Dream Picks for Every Non-Playoff Team
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by Tony Ferrari
2M ago
Macklin Celebrini Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The NHL season has come to a close, and we have the finalized draft lottery order.  San Jose finished with just 47 points, tying them for the sixth-worst record in a season with at least 82 games. Along with that, when super-rookie Connor Bedard wasn't on the ice, Chicago struggled in all aspects of the game. And Anaheim didn’t take the step many in hockey thought they would. The final lottery odds are as follows, with the odds at No. 1 overall in brackets: San Jose Sharks 18.5% (25.5%) Chicago Blackhawks 13.5% (13.5%) Anaheim Ducks 11 ..read more
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NHL Calder Trophy Tracker: Connor Bedard Beats Faber, Hughes in Final Rookie Ranking
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by Tony Ferrari
3M ago
Connor Bedard Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Coming into the season, we all thought Connor Bedard would run away with the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year.  It took a performance no one saw coming and an injury to Bedard, but the race for the Calder ended up being tightly contested all season. It’s been a two-horse race for much of the year. Bedard has led most of the way, but there was a brief moment when Brock Faber pulled ahead. His incredible impact defensively and a blossoming offensive game stood out while Bedard was out of the lineup for a month-and-a ..read more
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