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While the St. Louis Blues are a team that could start hitting panic buttons if they don’t meet their goals, the Dallas Stars look like the most exciting team to follow in their journey towards relevance, let alone a Stanley Cup championship. Within the span of two years, General Manager Jim Nill has changed this […]

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While Los Angeles are the Champions and Chicago have been the darlings of the NHL of in the last four years, there are a crop of Western Conference teams that are hoping to catch up to them. Outside of the Kings and Blackhawks, only Vancouver, San Jose and Phoenix have competed in the Western Conference […]

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Since the Detroit Red Wings won their last Stanley Cup in 2008, many hockey fans have been wondering when a new dynasty could overtake a team that has been led by Scotty Bowman, Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom for the last decade and a half. Considering the salary cap has in place for close to […]

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We are now less than 50 days away from the 2014-2015 NHL regular season and in some ways, the summer is soon to be over. School is starting up again in the DC area and traffic is returning in a tour de force during meaningless Redskins preseason games. Soon, the temperatures will drop and returning […]

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Blah, blah, blah…Aaron Ekblad, Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart and Leon Drasaitl are awesome…blah, blah, blah. Go to any website, draft publication, podcast, TV presentation or youtube video and that is what all the experts would tell you. Tonight, you will also hear other names that have been hyped as players to watch out for in […]

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Finally, the NHL offseason is upon us this weekend. Already teams have resigned plenty of the biggest names in the free agent market, while others that are under contract are candidates that could be traded. That buzz will intensify when the 2014 NHL entry draft begins on Friday. Whether it is the current rules under […]

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From Matt Pfeffer’s work. 42-year average (Goals Value Threshold from the 1970-2011 drafts) Pick Total GVT Average GVT 42-yr GVT Value 1 5373 127.9 76.7 2 4070 96.9 66.8 3 2850 67.9 61.0 4 3309 78.8 56.8 5 2542 60.5 53.6 6 2318 55.2 51.0 7 1908 45.4 48.8 8 2078 49.5 46.9 9 1640 […]

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