2018 Hart Trophy Candidates

Nikita Kucherov The league’s leading point scorer, who plays on the league’s best team. To put anyone else at the top of the MVP race right now would be pure injustice. Kucherov has posted 82 points in only 63 games this season, which also gives him the highest points per game mark in the league at 1.30. Kucherov and Stamkos combine for arguably the league’s best duo. Allowing the Lightning to have two talents like that on the same line

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Just My View 2/21/18

I usually take questions from followers on this write-up, but today I’ve got something a little bit different in mind. I’ve been thinking a lot with the NHL trade deadline approaching, and the Olympics, and just so many crazy topics to discuss. Instead of answering questions, I’m just going to spitball my thoughts on everything into one big mashup. I hope you all enjoy. 1. Derick Brassard I think Derick Brassard is a hell of a player. He’s an offensive-oriented

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Just My View 2/10/18

Do you even think it's entirely necessary for the Pens to trade for a 3C while they seem to be turning the season around on their own? — hearta surgeon #1 (@ericlawrence_) February 9, 2018 You know, I’ve thought about this quite a bit. The Penguins really are turning it on. They really are heating up just like they always do when it starts to matter. Would the Penguins be hard to beat four times out of seven right now?

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2018 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker

If you’re looking for made up rumors and juicy trade news that someone’s cousin heard from a ‘scout in the organization’, then just turn back now. I’m not an insider, no one else is either, besides the guys that you know, get paid to be insiders. What you’ll find ahead is all verified news and rumors from trusted NHL sources like Elliotte Friedman, Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Dan Rosen. There are so many fake rumor accounts out there, and

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Top 10 Jaromir Jagr Moments

10. His Personality is Unmatched On HBO’s 24/7 series, Ilya Bryzgalov stole the spotlight with his comments about the universe and his philosophies on it. The day after it aired, Jagr let Bryzgalov know he didn’t want to sit by the class clown with an absolute roasting.

Penguins Trade Targets

Evander Kane Position: LW Stats: 47GP 16G 20A 36PTS Cost of Acquisition: High Evander Kane was the first player officially on this year’s trade deadline market. He also might be the most talented. All personal issues aside, Evander Kane is one of the most gifted wingers in the NHL. He has never been on a good team, either. Now, that’s not to say that Kane’s attitude couldn’t be toxic to a winning locker room, but it’s also equally as likely

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Just My View 10/12/17

Will Ovechkin ever win a cup playing for the Capitals? — Chase Smith (@smith_c8) October 12, 2017 Honestly, I love Ovechkin as an individual player, but I think his chance to win a Cup in Washington was last year. He’s not getting any younger and the Penguins are going to be good until he retires. Anything can happen, but I don’t think Ovechkin will win a Cup in Washington.

Just My View 9/24/17

I think Sheahan could be someone who plays on another level in a new situation, especially Pittsburgh. What’re your thoughts? — Devyn Pincin (@dpinc22) September 24, 2017 I was going to do my opening write-up on this, so it’s cool that someone asked it. I don’t think that Sheahan is as bad as his stat-line indicated last season. He’s not a two goal in 80 games player, but he’s no elite third line center, either. Sheahan is pretty decent defensively

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RANKED: Top 10 Defenseman

10. Dougie Hamilton I could have put a lot of different players at number ten. Leaving Roman Josi off was really tough for me, but I think this guy edges him out due to Josi’s lackluster play in his own end. Dougie Hamilton can do it all. At only 24, he is just scratching the surface of his true potential. He’s a fleet footed giant at 6’6″, who can bring it at both ends of the ice. Just last year,

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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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