RANKED: Top 10 Centers

10. Auston Matthews Scoring four goals in his first NHL game should have been your first sign that this kid is legit. He’s a bonafide stud, a franchise player, and a natural goal scorer. Putting up 40 goals in today’s NHL is something only a handful of players can accomplish. Doing it in your rookie year is almost unheard of. Matthews was hard to slot on this list. I think he’s probably already better than a few of the guys

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Just My View 7/11/17

Jaromir Jagr It’s July 11th and this man still does not have a contract. That is an absolute travesty in itself. He’s second all-time in points behind only Wayne Gretzky. Third all-time in goals, fifth all-time in assists, and fourth all-time in games played. More importantly, the guy can still play and play well. Every team in the league would benefit from signing Jagr, and I really mean that. Good teams are getting an excellent top nine winger, who can

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Replacing Nick Bonino

Nick Bonino got paid. He also gets to play for a good team. I’m happy for him and his family. Four years at a $4.1M AAV; that’s what back to back Stanley Cups get you. He was here for two years and never lost a playoff series. He centered the HBK line and always seemed to score in the big situations. I’ll cheer when Bonino returns, because he played his heart out for this team. However, I’m glad the Penguins

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Overpayment Season

It wouldn’t be unrestricted free agency without general managers signing less than stellar players to ludicrous contracts. Who could forget Ilya Bryzgalov’s nine year contract in 2011 or David Clarkson’s seven year deal with a cap hit of $5.25M? The fact is, these monumental overpayments happen year after year, and GMs still can’t help themselves. This year didn’t have any ‘humangus big’ overpayments, but there was still plenty of bad contracts handed out. Let’s take a look at a few

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Just My View 6/29/17

Potential Bonino Departure In the salary cap era, you can rarely keep championship teams intact for too long. Other teams are always willing to pay the extra money to steal players away from the defending champs. As defending champs, you can’t afford to overpay for those role players. This is what the Penguins are facing with Nick Bonino. Mark Madden tweeted this earlier this morning: I'm told Pens have given up on retaining either Bonino or Daley. Will pursue other

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