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Toronto Maple Leafs : Do n't Sleep on Zach Hyman for Fantasy

Last season, Hyman appeared in every regular season game for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was able to register 15 goals, 25 assists and a 10.1 shooting percentage. Overall, it was a solid year for Hyman. His totals could have been higher, but his line-mate,Auston Matthews‘ injury-bug set him back.


Colorado Avalanche : 2018/19 ‎NHL‏ season preview

No one predicted theColorado Avalancheto attain the amount of success they did during the 2017/18 season. After fielding perhaps the worst ever team in the salary cap era the prior season, not only did the Avalanche drastically improve, but they actuallymadethe playoffs.


31 outlandish ‎predictions‏ & reality checks : Summertime musings on the 2018-19 ‎NHL‏ season

It’s been two months since the NHL’s last game and it’s two months until the next one. In other words, we’re stuck in the dog days of August, the quietest time in the NHL schedule.


Arizona Coyotes have high hopes for newcomer Hinostroza

Another whirlwind off-season by Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka in which Oliver Ekman-Larsson was resigned for 8 years, Max Domi was traded for Alex Galchenyuk, and Niklas Hjalmarsson and Antti Raanta were both resigned have left Coyotes fans equally excited and optimistic about the upcoming season.


Previewing The August College Free Agent Market

On Wednesday, August 15th, all drafted players who went the NCAA route and graduated this spring will become free agents if they remain unsigned by the team that holds their NHL rights. Unlike the last couple of summers, which featured names likeWill Butcher,Alexander Kerfoot,Jimmy VeseyandMatt Benn


Boston Bruins player preview : Brad Marchand will take charge once again

Brad Marchandis hated all across North America except for one place, New England. Some would call Marchand a rat, and a dirty player. Some would call him an elite goal scorer and their favorite player. TheBoston Bruinswinger is looking to have yet another great season this year.


Vancouver Canucks : 2018/19 ‎NHL‏ season preview

As a result, they finished the season as thesecond worst team in the Western Conferencewith a 31-40-11 record, only three points ahead of theArizona Coyotes.


Signing Evan Bouchard was a matter of course for Edmonton Oilers . Big question is , will he make the team ?

No word on the full details as usual, but it is safe to assume he will have signed for the ELC maximum salary of $925,000, with potential bonuses apt to be in the $700 – 800 K range, based on contracts signed by the last three #10 overall draft picks, Mikko Rantanen (2015), Tyson Jost (2016) and Owe


Penguins Prediction Rewind : Dominik Simon took surprising step forward

Note: Last summer, beat writer Jonathan Bombulie made a series of predictions leading up to the start of the 2017-18 season. Some of them were hilariously off the mark. In this series, Bombulie will explain what he was thinking and where his logic went off course.


Fer Sure Mailbag : The Rochester Conference Edition

I’m not sure how long the interviews will be, so we will either combine them both into a special RITSAC episode or we might use them in future episodes. But, that’s more of an “us” problem, and not a “you” problem.


New York Islanders : Josh Bailey Expectations 2018-2019

Most of the way last year he was a point per game player, but even if he kept up the pace he finished with and played the six more games for a full 82 games, he would’ve finished with a 77 point season.


High/Low : The Fringe

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone through every player who should have an impact on the Oilers and tried to guess what that players “ceiling” is, and also what their “floor” would be performance wise.


Monday Mailbag -- Should the Oilers start negotiating a Talbot extension ?

Welcome, welcome to the 2000th edition of the Monday Mailbag here at the Nation! Alright, so I made that number up but I feel like we’ve been starting our weeks together for ages now and I’m just so thrilled that you’re here. As always, I’m giving all of you an opportunity to learn a little somethin


Nashville Predators Will Have Historic Cup Run

Since the historic sweep over the Chicago Blackhawks in 2017, the Nashville Predators have made some huge marks on their franchise. They now have three banners hanging up in Bridgestone Arena, and the Presidents’ Trophy.


Winnipeg Jets sign Connor Hellebuyck to six-year deal

Going into the 2018 offseason, theWinnipeg Jetsfind themselves needing to extend some key players. The most important among those players? Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, who had a career season and finished as a Vezina Trophy finalist.


5 Bold ‎Predictions‏ for the 2018-2019 Season

Right now is the dry part of the offseason. All of free agency is pretty much wrapped up, and any sort of player movements are few and far between. As we look forward towards the upcoming season, I have a few “hot takes” shall we say of what I expect for the Blues. Reminder, these are bold predictio


An Early Look At The Philadelphia Flyers Roster - Last Word on Hockey

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: (l-r) Claude Giroux #28, Jakub Voracek #93 and Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate Simmond's game tying goal at 10:10 of the third period against the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center on January 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flye