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Why Thatcher Demko is ready to be a professional goaltender

Photo Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports On Thursday night, Thatcher Demko and the Boston College Eagles were eliminated from the Frozen Four, meaning that Signing Watch is officially on. Heck, it might be over by the time you read this. Demko is a goalie I saw live about a dozen times this season, and several…

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #2 Jack Eichel

View image | gettyimages.com We’re getting down to the nitty gritty here at the Nation Network draft profiles. In fact, we’re down the No. 2 guy on everyone’s draft board, and our very last profile. Yup it’s Buffalo-bound Jack Eichel, who is largely considered the second- or third-best prospect to come along in the last…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #4 – Antoine Vermette

Photo Credit: Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports The outcome of the Stanley Cup Final will, in many ways, vindicate Stan Bowman’s decisions at the trade deadline this year. He spent big to get Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen (a combined cost of two second-round picks, a first, and a decent prospect) and hadn’t, for most of…

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Top-10 UFA countdown: #10 – Johnny Oduya

Photo Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! If you’re looking for a veteran presence that Chicago might be inclined to let walk, especially from that blue line, Johnny Oduya seems as likely a…

5 things: Jim Benning’s blue line plan

View image | gettyimages.com The Canucks’ blueline is a serious area of concern, but with next to no cap space left, how can Jim Benning achieve his goal of adding more NHL-calibre bodies while making it more competitive?

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Chris Osgood retired. Who cares?

  You’re going to hear a lot of talk in the coming week about Chris Osgood. A lot of that talk is going to include the word "great." And all of it is going to be 100 percent incorrect.

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The Great American Victory Report Pt. 4: Still the one

Howdy folks. The Olympics are, of course, all about athletic competition, pushing to be the best, and coming together as a global community to celebrate peace and goodwill. But let’s be honest here, it’s also about winners and losers. Canada may have won the most gold ever but I think it’s time we took a…

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Great American Victory Report Pt. 3: lol “Your Game” okay buddy

Howdy folks. The Olympics are, of course, all about athletic competition, pushing to be the best, and coming together as a global community to celebrate peace and goodwill. But let’s be honest here, it’s also about winners and losers. Canada may have a couple gold medals now but I think it’s time we took a…