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What’s The Plan For The Montreal Canadiens?

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette, There is no plan, Stan. For weeks, Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin have been talking about this famous plan that will somehow turn around the fortunes of the Montreal Canadiens. With the draft and the free-agency sweepstakes long gone, it’s now clear and transparent that in fact there never was any plan. In Management 101 — a...
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Toronto Maple Leafs top 25 under 25: Reviewing the 2017 list

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (elseldo) — Were we wrong about Auston Matthews being #1? The Top 2018 Top 25 series starts in earnest next week, and today I bring you some filler to get us over the hump. Last year we were two years into the upswing after the tank and the Maple Leafs ended up losing to the Boston Bruins in round one of the playoffs, a year after losing to the Washington Capitals in round one as well. The Toronto...
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Friday’s FTB: The Top Maple Leafs who ARE 25

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (elseldo) — He’s finally #1 at something other than popcorn eating With all this talk about Leafs who are under 25, it got us thinking about the best Leafs who are over 25. That was a fun discussion and then it hit me. What about the guys who are right on the button? Let’s check them out: Josh Leivo - LW The only one on the NHL roster last year, technically. Relegated to the press box so often...
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HockeyDB’s Best Players Drafted by Draft Position PART 2: Late-Round Success Stories

Mile High Hockey (Hardev Lad) — There’s a lot of Maple Leafs trauma in this one. Sorry? HockeyDB.com has a fun tool called “NHL Best Players Drafted by Draft Position.” This tool lists the players that have the most games played, most goals, most assists, and most points for each draft position in league history. The categories are then subdivided by forwards and defensemen. Goaltenders are judged by games played, save...
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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Hibernation

On the Forecheck (Hayley Alexandra) — The days are long, it’s too hot, and there’s no hockey. Wake me up when it’s October. Hockey News & Rants Blog: Preds Staffers, Soles4Souls Give Back in Honduras | NHL Do we love the Preds organization or do we love the Preds organization? Six early NHL breakout candidates to watch in 2018-19 |SportsNet It’s never too early to start piling your teams’ hopes and dreams on the newest...
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HockeyDB’s Best Players Drafted by Draft Position: Which Colorado Avalanche players make the list?

Mile High Hockey (Tom Hunter) — We used HockeyDB’s tool to figure out who ranks best in each draft position for the Colorado Avalanche HockeyDB.com has a fun tool called “NHL Best Players Drafted by Draft Position.” This tool lists the players that have the most games played, most goals, most assists, and most points for each draft position in league history. The categories are then subdivided by forwards and...
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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Waiting

On the Forecheck (Rachel K) — The Season of No Hockey just sucks. Another slow week in July without hockey...meanwhile, I’ve read around 12 books since development camp because otherwise I’ll be bored. Watching my husband’s beer league games at Centennial is always fun, too. Nashville and Milwaukee News Five other upcoming UFAs who could follow Fleury by inking big-money extension – TheHockeyNews Ryan Ellis is...
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Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Rest In Peace, Ray Emery Former NHL goaltender Ray “Razor” Emery drowned while swimming in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sunday. He was just 35-years-old. At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former @NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been...
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Monday FTB: These are the dullest days of summer

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (There is no brigstew, only Z!) — No major signings, no trades, everyone’s off to the cottage. With grace, like a hockey player. Arbitration hearings are under way. That was my excited voice. Speaking of excited, here’s the newest Back to Excited podcast ! Now it’s back to unexcited. We’re still waiting for Karlsson to be traded, if he ever is. Ditto guys like Pacioretty and Skinner, or even Faulk. Around these...
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Canadiens make a good move: Solid deal for Danault

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (James O'Brien) — Wise choices sometimes feel rare with Montreal.
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Former First-Round Draft Picks Find A Landing Spot In Montreal

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette, What do right-winger Joel Armia and defenceman Simon Desprès have in common? Well, they both recently joined the Canadiens and they are both former first-round NHL draft picks. The Canadiens acquired Armia last month in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets and on Friday signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract worth US$1.85 million....
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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Summertime...and the livin’s easy

On the Forecheck (Shaun Smith) — Poile needs to make deal with Ryan E, and all people in the league will agree that we’re well qualified to win the Stanley C Each day, I wake up earlier than I would prefer and start tapping the refresh button for 16 hours straight in hopes that soon I’ll see an update regarding Ryan Ellis. And, each day, I go to bed disappointed. Hellebuyck signing another instance of Jets building...
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Weekend Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Litter Box Cats (Todd Little) — Cats sign defenseman Julian Melchiori  to a two-way deal The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with depth defenseman Julian Melchiori on a one-year, two-way contract. The 26-year-old Melchiori appeared in 49 regular season games with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, recording 14 points. Over seven Calder Cup Playoff games, the 6-foot-5, 214-pound native of Richmond...
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Weekend FTB: One Swede down, one to go...

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (There is no brigstew, only Z!) — We got our mind’s on our Willy, and our Willy’s on our mind. On Friday, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the low-key re-signing of Andreas Johnsson , who accepted his qualifying offer rather than trying to negotiate anything longer term. You may have seen one of the myriad of tweets that Johnsson is clearly “betting on himself” to have a good year, put up good numbers in his first full...
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Predators’ Prospects Recap: Free Agency Update

On the Forecheck (Eric Dunay) — Lots of Milwaukee love in July. David Poile and Co. have made six signings since free agency opened on July 1 and all six are - hopefully - aimed at helping the Milwaukee Admirals now and in the future. Below I will breakdown each signing, explain where each player fits on the depth chart, and provide some game analysis. Jarred Tinordi - D Tinordi was a 2010 first-round pick of...
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