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report this ad The 2018 NHL Entry Draft was a bounce-back year for the QMJHL. Four players were selected in the first round, double the results of 2016 and 2017. Filip Zadina was the first taken from the league at sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings. Noah Dobson nearly joined him in the top
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report this ad The Winnipeg Jets have always stressed the importance of their “draft and develop” strategy: that is, building a contender through patience, deft selection, and molding of promising youngsters into top talent rather than through finagling blockbuster trades for established elites. Through the draft is how Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has transformed,
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report this ad The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is less than two weeks away, taking place on June 21-22 in Vancouver. After not possessing a first-round pick in 2018, the Nashville Predators and general manager David Poile enter this year’s draft with theirs still intact. The Predators remain one of the league’s better teams, and
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report this ad It’s here. Welcome to NHL Combine Week, 2019 edition. That means we are less than a month away from the NHL Draft. Business will finally start to pick up. And that’s where our story begins with the Combine. While there are many things we watch for, perhaps our biggest story is what
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report this ad Darryl Sittler, the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. In his 15-year NHL career, he scored 484 goals, 637 assists, and 1,121 points in the regular season. And although he scored another 29 goals in the playoffs, his most famous tally came in overtime against Czechoslovakia
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report this ad Coffee and beer. In the simplest form, it’s what separates Dan Bylsma from Ralph Krueger. Two years ago, after another disappointing season, then-Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray suggested that then-Sabres head coach Dan Byslma needed to “grab a cup of coffee and start talking to all his roster of millionaire players.”
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report this ad Ken Holland needs to find the Oilers some new forwards before fall. Scorers, grinders — you name it, he needs it.  Edmonton has a long list of needs — starting with another new head coach — but overhauling the forward group ranks right up there on Holland’s to-do list. Acquiring wingers that
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report this ad Recently, I’ve been diving into David Poile’s draft history as general manager of the Nashville Predators. Since he’s been the franchise’s only GM, he’s been at the helm for every draft since 1998. Beginning with that first draft, I’m working forward to the present, with this installment covering the 2005 Draft. For
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