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Because It’s The Cap: Los Angeles Kings Offseason Preview

After spending three years at the top, which included two Stanley Cups and a loss in the Western Conference Final, the Kings have lost their throne. Despite finishing at the top of the league in shot attempt differential, a combination of mediocre goaltending and an inability to score goals resulted in Los Angeles missing the…

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Future Free Agents: Michael Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward. But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve…

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Future Free Agents: T.J. Oshie

There’s a reason the Washington Capitals went all in at the trade deadline earlier this month. With the acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk, likely this year’s biggest rental prize available, the Caps immediately became Stanley Cup favourites — if they weren’t already. Why the urgency? This summer, their window to win with the current group they’ve…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?   The Capitals are going all in on their closing window of opportunity, but they’ll have to get past the Penguins, who made nice, low-key additions to their depleted blue line. The…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Atlantic Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?   The Red Wings sold for the first time in 25 years, the Leafs, Panthers, Bruins, and Canadiens are all trying to capitalize on a weak division but didn’t go all in…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Central Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Stars, Avs, and Jets all sold with underwhelming results, the Blues finally moved on from Kevin Shattenkirk, the Hawks and Predators made minor additions, and the Wild payed a massive price…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Pacific Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Canucks finally bit the bullet and began to sell off their aging assets, the Sharks and Ducks both made slight upgrades to their forward depth, the Flames took a gamble…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Metropolitan Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.   The Metropolitan Division is stacked. At the time this article was written,…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Atlantic Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The Atlantic Division is complete wide open. Every day, depending on who…