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NHL playoffs 2018: Golden Knights elaborate pregame features Lamborghini, sword fight

The car, worth an estimated $545,000, displayed a number of team logos and "Vegas Born" slogans.

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2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Joe Veleno

Veleno wasn’t just a great teenage hockey player growing up in Quebec; he was exceptional. He was so exceptional, in fact, that he was the first player ever to be awarded “exceptional status” for the QMJHL, allowing him to play in the league as a 15-year-old, as opposed to the normal minimum age of

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Roundtable: How will legalized sports betting impact the NHL?

11:17 AM ETESPNOn Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and give states the power to pass legislation legalizing sports betting. Hockey has never been a highly bet sport in volume, but the decision will certainl

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2018 NHL Playoffs: Dustin Byfuglien can't stop flaunting his ridiculously impressive strength

If nothing else, this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have served as an incessant reminder of how strongDustin Byfuglienis. They don't call theWinnipeg Jets' defenseman "Big Buff" for no reason; he's listed at 6-foot-5,, 260 pounds and he uses every bit of it to assert his dominance over opposing player

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2018 NHL Playoffs: Golden Knights go full Vegas in pregame ceremony, slice a jet in half

If we've learned anything this NHL postseason, it's that theVegas Golden Knightsaren't afraid to really go for it when it comes to their pregame ceremonies. Those ceremonies have beenquite a tacky, over-the-top spectacle...and why shouldn't they be? It's Vegas, after all.With the Golden Knights adva

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NHL playoffs 2018: Golden Knights surprise family of Humboldt Broncos' head coach

We’re honored to host Christina, Carson & Jackson, the family of Humboldt head coach & GM Darcy Haugan at tonight's game#HumboldtStrong??pic.twitter.com/KnNwNvQwon— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights)May 17, 2018

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Conn Smythe power rankings: Top 10 candidates for NHL's playoff MVP so far

With the NHL's conference finals well under way, a few favorites have emerged, to be named this year's Stanley Cup playoff MVP.

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Top 2018 NHL draft prospects at each skill

With such a high skill level, we took a look at some of the individual skills that make certain players stand out. I reached out to scouts to get their picks for a series of skills that I find particularly valuable when evaluating players. This also gives you a bit of insight into my process, as wel

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2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Smith

Smith will go around where Dallas is picking, but if he’s still there, would Dallas be wise to reject him? That answer depends on how they truly feel about their blue line.

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Blueshirt Banter 2018 NHL Draft Rankings - #7 Evan Bouchard

Evan Bouchard, London Knights (OHL)VitalsPosition: Right DefenseAge on Draft Day: 18.7Height/Weight: 6’2, 192 pounds2017-2018 Stats (Including Playoffs):71 GP 26 G, 66 A, 60 PIM, +18Other RankingsNHL Central Scouting: 4th (North American Skaters)Bob McKenzie (TSN): 5thCraig Button (TSN)(March): 5thI

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Storm Advisory 5/16/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

John Forslund joined the David Glenn Show yesterday and discussed the hiring of Rod Brind’Amour and may have thrown a bit of shade at Bill Peters in the process. [

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2018 NHL Mock Draft 1.0

In a little over a month, the hockey world will gather for the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. The Buffalo Sabres hold the top pick in the draft, but after the obvious selection of Rasmus Dahlin, things have the potential to get interesting. This will be the first of a few mock drafts I put together lead

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NHL Trade rumors: could the Penguins and Hurricanes be partners in the near future?

When it comes to the National Hockey League and excelling as a General Manager, it feels like the best thing you can do to give yourself the best chances -- take advantage when a team is acting dumb and/or desperate. The Carolina Hurricanes may very well be doing both of these things. If what Bob Mc

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2018 NHL draft position preview — Centers

Last week, we began our 2018 NHL draft coverage by examining the history of the Flyers’ two first-round picks,14th overallandNo. 19. Today, we begin looking at this year’s draft class.

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2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Jacob Olofsson

That’s the expectation for Jacob Olofsson. The 6’2”, 192 pound center broke into Sweden’s second best league (behind the SHL) in the 2016-2017 season and eventually found his groove this season where he won the award for best junior — a list that includes names like Jonathan Dahlen, William Karlsson

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Storm Advisory 5/15/18: NHL News, Rumors, Links and Daily Roundup

The NHL and NHLPA address Supreme Court ruling, Kempny fined, and IIHF World Championships continue.

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Should the Bruins consider breaking up the best line in the NHL next season?

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s a total of 281 points between the three guys. TheBruins, as a franchise, played 94 games this season, thoughPastrnakis the only one of the above to play in all 94.

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New York Islanders: Use 2018 NHL Draft Take Best Available

The New York Islanders have a golden opportunity to set up the organization for the next number of years, with four premium picks at the 2018 NHL Draft. However, the Isles need to focus on the best available talent and not needs of the current squad.

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NHL Playoff Bracket 2018: TV Schedule, Predictions for Conference Finals

Although the Capitals and Jets appear to be on a collision course in the Stanley Cup final, there's still plenty of hockey left to be played, and there's a chance two quality teams like Tampa Bay and Vegas find a way to make their respective series competitive at some point.

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2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Isac Lundestrom

When it comes to scouting and the annualNHL entry draft, a common descriptor that is used to describe many players is “safe pick.” What this generally means is a prospect that seems incredibly likely to go on to a long and successful NHL career, but won’t necessarily ever be a superstar or a team’s

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