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Fantasy Hockey Thu Jun 21 2018 14:14:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Just six weeks after he was named the General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes,Don Waddell is already very busy. It seems like Jeff Skinners name has been floating around the trade market for a number of years now, but talks sound like they are hea
The Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs in 2018 but are set up well in the NHL Draft. The Blackhawks selected forward Oliver Wahlstrom with the No.8 overall pick in the DFO Mock Draft and they also have the No.27 overall selection. Chicago acquire
The New York Rangers have a pretty shallow prospect pool because they have been committed to being competitive for the last decade. Last year they were able to add talented forwards Lias Andersson (No.7) and Filip Chytil (No.21) and if the real NHL D
The Toronto Maple Leafs struggled mightily from 2014-to-2016 and that enabled them to draft William Nylander (No.8 in 2014), Mitch Marner (No.4 in 2015) and Auston Matthews (No.1 in 2016) and they have immediately become the core of their team. Since
The Minnesota Wild qualified for the playoffs for the sixth straight season and topped 100 points in each of their seasons under head coach Bruce Boudreau. The Wild are in an interesting spot with most of their top prospects ready to transition into
The San Jose Sharks have traded Mike Hoffman and a 2018 seventh-round pick (No.207 overall) to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick, 2018 fourth-round pick (No.123) and a 2018 fifth-round pick (No.139). Just a few hours after
The Ottawa Senators have traded Mike Hoffman, prospect Cody Donaghey and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the San Jose Sharks for Mikkel Boedker, prospect Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round pick. Hoffman has two-years left on his contract that pays him
The Anaheim Ducks qualified for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, but were bounced in the first round for third time during that span. The Ducks managed to get 100-plus points for the fifth straight year, but will still own their highest d
Three weeks after winning the Stanley Cup, Barry Trotz is stepping down as the head coach of the Washington Capitals. After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washingt
This should be the Ottawa Senators second pick in the first round. The Senators sent a lottery protected first-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche in the Matt Duchene trade. They have the option of keeping the No.4 pick this year and sending next ye
The San Jose Sharks were in the NHL playoffs for the third straight year under head coach Pete DeBoer. The Sharks had 100 points (45-27-10) for first time since 2013-14 and made it to the second-round before being bounced by the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Arizona Coyotes have traded winger Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for centre Alex Galchenyuk. Galchenyuk was the No.3 overall pick in 2012 but has disappointed in recent years after breaking out with 30 goals and 26 assists (56 po
After missing the playoffs in 2017, the Los Angeles Kings were surprisingly back in the postseason in 2018, before being bounced in the first round by the even more surprising Vegas Golden Knights. The Kings have two really good prospects in their sy
This is the Philadelphia Flyers second pick in the first roundtheir own pick after finishing third in the Metropolitan Division and losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first-round of the playoffs. Their first pick in the first-round (No.14 overa
This is the Philadelphia Flyers second pick in the first roundtheir own pick after finishing third in the Metropolitan Division and losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first-round of the playoffs. Their first pick in the first-round (No.14 overa
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a nice run over the last two seasons, winning the fourth most games (95) in the NHL over that span. After going 45-30-7 this season, the Blue Jackets were bounced in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup C
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson had the type of season that every player dreams of. Carlson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, won a Stanley Cup and had the best season of his career in a contract year. Carlson
The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goaltender Peter Budaj to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Andy Andreoff. Budaj was with the Lightning since late-February 2017, but only appeared in a combined 15 games (11 starts) over two seasons in Tampa Bay.
In lieu of Vegas weirdly successful expansion draft and their ability to find stars in under-utilized players, Ive looked into this free agent class and compiled a list of players that teams could take advantage of. Each team has a player, or players
The Arizona Coyotesand defensemanOliver Ekman-Larssonhave reportedly verbally agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension. Sources say the Arizona Coyotes have reached a verbal agreement on a contract extension for Oliver Ekman-Larsson. &
After five years of missing out on playoff hockey, Taylor Hall and a new, youthful New Jersey Devils team made it back to the postseason in 2017-18. Hall took his game to an entirely new level this season but the additions of 19-year-olds Nico Hischi
One year removed from a 22-win season, the Colorado Avalanche found themselves back in the playoffs for just the second time since 2011. The Avalanche appeared to be packing it in early when they traded Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators, but Nathan
    On Thursday, the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Capitals went into the third period trailing 3-2, but Devante Smith-Pelly scored at 9:52
The Florida Panthers went down to the wire, but missed the playoffs by one point and ended up with the No.15 overall pick in the NHL draft. Overall, the Panthers are set up pretty nicely. Their key players, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Vinc
After winning games 2, 3 and 4, the Washington Capitals are back in Las Vegas looking to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. In addition to it being the first Cup ever for the Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin would also become the fir
The Philadelphia Flyers are set up as well as any team in the NHL right now. The Flyers already have a deep prospect pool and have two first-round picks and three picks in the top-50 of this Junes NHL Draft. Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Sean Cout
Somehow with talent like Tyler Seguin, Jaime Benn, John Klingberg and Ben Bishop on the roster, the Dallas Stars missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Goaltending used to be the issue, but Bishop helped them to the seventh lowest goals
The New York Islanders are well positioned in this years draft, with the No.11 pick (I have them taking Barrett Hayton), this No.12 pick and two second-round selections (No.41 and No.43). After taking a forward with their first pick, the team who all
The New York Islanders announced that General Manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight have been relieved of their duties. In late May, Lou Lamoriello was named President of Hockey Operations and he named himself as the new GM, taking over for S
Vegas Golden Knights defensemen Colin Miller suffered a broken nose during the Washington Capitals fifth goal of Game 4 on Monday. Capitals forward T.J. Oshie punished Miller while completing a drop-pass to Nicklas Backstrom in the third period of th
The New York Islanders have missed the playoffs for the last two seasons and enter a crucial offseason that could shift the foundation of the franchise. John Tavares is set to become an unrestricted free agent and it remains to be seen if he will re-
The Edmonton Oilers snapped a 10-year streak of missing the playoffs in 2017 and entered 2018 as one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup. The Oilers started the season at 4-7-1 and never got back over .500. Somehow, the Oilers went from being a
The Vegas Golden Knights have lost games 2 and 3 and that is going to result in them making some lineup changes for Game 4. This marks just the second time in these playoffs that the Golden Knights have trailed in a seriesthe first time was after Gam
After making the playoffs for seven straight seasons, the New York Rangers failed to qualify in 2017-18 after going 34-39-9their worst season since 2003-04. The Rangers traded away Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller in trades that acquired the
After getting bounced in the first round in each of the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2007-08. As a result, the Blackhawks will pick in the top-10 at the NHL Draft for the first time s
The Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs for the third straight season and have not topped 31 wins in any of those seasonsranking last in the NHL in Wins (92) and points (217) over that stretch. Despite the stretch of tough seasons and the Sedin Twi
Following a 25-year run of making the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings have now missed the postseason for two straight seasons. In 2017-18, the Red Wings won just 30 games, the fewest in franchise history since the NHL went to an 82-game schedule. Aft
The Arizona Coyotes missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and dropped two spots during the Draft Lottery. Arizona finished the season with the third-worst record in hockey and will draft No.5 overall despite having a 33.9 percent chanc
The Washington Capitals did exactly what you are supposed to do in Game 2, go on the road and steal a game. Despite losing Evgeny Kuznetsov to an upper-body injury in the first period, the Capitals held on to a 3-2 win in Vegas on Wednesday. The Vega
The Ottawa Senators finished the 2017-18 season with the second worst record in hockey and were the biggest loser in the NHL Draft Lottery. Despite having a 38.8 percent chance at drafting in the top-3, the Senators dropped to No.4 and will likely mi
In 2017-18 the Montreal Canadiens missed the playoffs for the second time in three years and finished under .500 for the first time since 2011-12. A lot of their struggles can be attributed to the health and poor play by Carey Price, but they also la
Despite finishing with the 11th worst record in the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes were the biggest mover in the NHL Draft Lottery. Despite having just a 9.8 percent chance at a top-3 pick, the Hurricanes moved up nine spots and will pick second overal
While the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals are fighting for the Stanley Cup, the other 29 teams have turned their sights on the NHL Draft. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be taking a look at the NHL Draft and trying to figure out w
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov took part in Fridays optional skate after suffering an upper-body injury in Game 2. Kuznetsov shaken up by this hit from McNabb pic.twitter.com/4TVhi285sm — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 31
The Detroit Red Wings own the No.6 overall pick in this summers draft, but they may trade down. The Red Wings are also reportedly nearing a contract extension with a former first-round pick, Anthony Mantha. Mantha is one of many restricted free agent
On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals won their first ever Stanley Cup Finals game but it didnt come without drama. You can basically expect the Vegas Golden Knights to score the first goal of the game right now, and they did so for the 13th time in
Vegas Golden Knights winger Jonathan Marchessault is 100 percent fine to play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals according to Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant. Marchessault left Game 1 in concussion protocol after being crushed by a controversial lat
If Game 1 was any indication, we are going to be in for an unbelievable series. The game opened with a sword fight at centre ice won by the Vegas Golden Knights and ended with another Vegas Golden Knights victory. The game was fast-paced with both of
The Golden Knights were awarded the first power-play of the Stanley Cup Finals and made no mistake, taking an early 1-0 lead. After the first power-play unit struggled to get anything going, the second unit hopped over the boards. Erik Haula was able
The Vegas Golden Knights opened the 2018 season with the worst odds to win the Stanley Cup, but open their Stanley Cup Finals series tonight vs. the Washington Capitals. Back in August, the Golden Knights were given 200/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup,