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2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyson Jost is one of the best playmakers available

Habs Eye on the Prize (Justin Blades) — Jost earned many MVP honours, both in league and international play, in a breakout draft year. Unlike a lot of young Canadian hockey players who recognize their potential and enter Junior hockey with a CHL club, Tyson Jost decided to remain in the Junior A ranks this season, leaving the door open for a collegiate career. He will play his freshman season for the University of North Dakota...
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What We Learned: Oblivious suckers of the NHL offseason

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) The NHL is smarter now than it has ever been. Teams use advanced data of many different stripes to try to gain an edge on the competition, whether it's to...
  • New: 2 hr 55 min ago

The Case For the Red Wings to Trade for Tyson Barrie

Winging it in Motown (Choppens) — If Colorado truly thinks Tyson Barrie is a fifth defenseman, Ken Holland should be on the phone with Joe Sakic and help the talented blueliner escape a sinking ship Growing up, I'd always had a certain respect for Patrick Roy. (Great lead to start my WIIM blogging career, right?) It wasn't that I liked him—I loathed the Avalanche and still take joy in seeing the clip of Osgood having him...
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Ex-Blue Jay David Price receives muted response in return to Toronto

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — When his name was announced as part of the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup, David Price was cheered lightly by the sold-out Rogers Centre crowd on Sunday afternoon. But the overall response to the Blue Jays ’ former left-hander was muted in his return to Toronto. Perhaps that’s because Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox was preceded by a ceremony to...
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Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 St. Louis Blues

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the most.  Here are the Chicago Blackhawks bloggers of The Committed Indian, fondly recalling the 2015-16 St. Louis Blues.) By The Committed...
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2015-16 Colorado Avalanche Year-End Review: Nikita Zadorov

Mile High Hockey (StephHouse) — It's been a disappointing ride for Nikita Zadorov this past year. Traded at the draft to a team he expected to play 82 games with as a future cornerstone defenseman, only to be sent down to the AHL Rampage a month later due to some clear holes in his play, and according to many in the media, to send a message of humility. Recalled along with other promising defenseman Chris Bigras when Erik...
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A Hockey City: Summer Is Coming

Habs Eye on the Prize (Stephen Demone) — It's warm out, the Stanley Cup is close to being awarded, and we haven't seen a Habs game in weeks. Summer must be close... The Russian hockey league has blocked one of its players from joining the NHL due to a contract obligation that will keep him KHL property until possibly December. Too bad. Marc Bergevin was rumoured to be near to closing a deal with someone in Russia... ...
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Penguins, Sharks survive to reach Stanley Cup final

Los Angeles Times (Helene Elliott) — Two teams that appeared to be in disarray not so long ago have emerged from the harsh wilderness of the Stanley Cup playoffs to reach the final, and who doesn’t like a story about redemption, regrouping and bushy playoff beards? The San Jose Sharks, who have accomplished more than ever when the...
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Penguins, Sharks survive to reach Stanley Cup final

Los Angeles Times (Helene Elliott) — Two teams that appeared to be in disarray not so long ago have emerged from the harsh wilderness of the Stanley Cup playoffs to reach the final, and who doesn’t like a story about redemption, regrouping and bushy playoff beards? The San Jose Sharks, who have accomplished more than ever when the...
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The St. Louis Blues Cleared Their Dressing Room Today

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Jeremy Rutherford and Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, There are many questions facing the club this summer, perhaps some that will have light shed on them Tuesday, when general manager Doug Armstrong and head coach Ken Hitchcock meet with the media. But on Saturday, it was the players' turn to look back and look ahead. Here's a collection of news and notes from those...
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Free Agency Preview: Frans Nielsen

On the Forecheck (Alex Daugherty) — The first Danish player to make it in the NHL is now ready for a payday. Do the Predators have room for him on their roster? Player Profile Frans Nielsen is a two-way, top-six center that can perform at a high level in all four major situations within a hockey game: even-strength, power-play, penalty-kill, and shootout. His puck skills are sneaky good, his speed is underrated (though not...
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Kathleen Wynne accepts apology from Alberta Wildrose party member

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG—Kathleen Wynne wonders whether a man would have faced the same kind of vicious attack that was aimed at her by a member of Alberta’s Wildrose party. The Ontario premier says she accepts the Opposition party’s apology but suggests a man might not have been treated the same way. Wynne was a visitor in the Alberta legislature Thursday, at the invitation of...
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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens would consider moving up in the draft

Habs Eye on the Prize (DaveCollins) — Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the possibility of the team moving up to the fourth-overall pick in the draft, Mike Condon's road to the NHL, and P.K. Subban tireless brand-building. Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Elliotte Friedman suggests that the Canadiens are one of many teams in the league who may be willing to move around the draft...
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Greiss joins Nielsen, Halak on Team Europe for World Cup

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — DON'T GET HURT. The final rosters for the World Cup of Hockey were released over the course of the day and one more Islander made the list. Thomas Greiss will join teammates (for now) Frans Nielsen and Jaroslav Halak on the multinational Team Europe , a reward for a breakout NHL season that saw him play a career high in games, sit among the league leaders in save percentage and backstop...
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Team Europe adds Gaborik, Sbisa and Bellemare to World Cup roster (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — If you thought the team of misfit toys for Team Europe couldn't get anymore random, check out the complete list of "pan-European roster of players from birth countries outside of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden" as assembled by GM Miroslav Satan. (Ed. note: Bolded names are final additions.) G Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks (Denmark) G Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders...
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