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2017 NHL Mock Draft

This years draft may not be stacked with superstar names such as McDavid, Eichel, Matthews, or Laine, but make no mistake about it, this draft isn’t all that weak either. The 2017 NHL Draft is more unpredictable than any other in recent years due to the balance in the draft class so don’t expect any miracle 31 for 31 mock draft from anyone. I could bore you all to death with detailed player reports about each player, nitpicking all the

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Farewell Flower

I’ve never known the Pittsburgh Penguins without Marc-Andre Fleury. He was the first pillar in the Penguins dynasty that we know today. He was my childhood goalie. He was guy who always stopped after practice to talk to the fans. He was the team prankster. He was the smiling face that always kept the mood light when things were tense. He was the heartbeat of one of the closest-knit sports team I’ve ever seen. Marc-Andre Fleury was a lot of

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The Expansion Draft – Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins The Golden Knights won’t be building for right now. With Malcolm Subban available, my best guess is that Vegas takes him or Colin Miller. Subban is only 23 and has a fair bit of upside. It’s unknown if he will develop into the goalie he was projected to be, but he may be a risk worth taking.

Sin City

In only 48 hours, Las Vegas is finally going to take one player from every team. Only, they won’t be taking the best players available. And they’ll be better off, too. For months, Golden Knights GM George McPhee has been making side deals with teams. When the protected lists dropped yesterday, McPhee already knew them inside and out. He’s the most powerful man in the hockey world right now. Picking strictly through the expansion draft, Vegas won’t have a good

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Just My View 6/16/17

Joe Thornton Since I’ve finally come to terms with the Pens winning back to back Stanley Cups, I decided to delve into some offseason stuff yesterday. The first thing I did was pull up this summer’s UFA class. At first glance, nothing really stood out. TJ Oshie, Alex Radulov, Kevin Shattenkirk. A pretty underwhelming class of guys looking to cash in on their last big deal. Then as I scrolled down the list just a little further, I found my pipe

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Fleury Forever

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And that seems to be the case when it comes to Marc-Andre Fleury. Next week, the 32 year old will be selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft. It’s important to remember that Fleury didn’t have to go there. Before the emergence of Matt Murray, Jim Rutherford made a commitment to number 29. In November 2014, Fleury signed a four-year deal that included a modified no trade clause. Fleury

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Just My View 6/13/17

Daniel sprong does he play next year and if so with who? — Ryan Ross (@RossRyan8) June 13, 2017 Absolutely. Sprong plays a really unorthodox style and I don’t know how well that would mesh with Sid’s straight-line game. I like Crosby with Sheary and Guentzel. I would say that Sprong’s style would fit best on Malkin’s line, however Geno and Kessel have been great together. Sprong is a little selfish with the puck and that might be just what

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Back to Back

They did it. Oh my God. They did it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are back to back Stanley Cup champions. There are times that you just want to pause life & cherish the moment forever. This is one of those times. We just witnessed history. The first defense to win without a Norris vote getter. The most points by a rookie in Stanley Cup playoff history. The second coach ever to win back to back championships to start his tenure. The first

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Thursday night was the best Stanley Cup final game of Sidney Crosby’s career. And he didn’t even score a goal. From the very first shift, the Predators had no chance. Nashville has the best defensive core in the league. But it didn’t matter. Not even a little bit. When Sidney Crosby imposes his will on a game, it’s all but over. He’s the best player in the world. Truly, he might even be the best player of all-time. As hockey fans,

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