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The Lionetti Yearly: Does Will Butcher Make the Opening Night Roster?

In what is becoming a post with some regularity for me (excluding 2015), I take a look at a player who could be in either the NHL or AHL to begin the season and predict which way that player goes. Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports So far, for two of the past three season that I have been writing for AA

ALLABOUTTHEJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 15:00:02

Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 Season Preview

Take a breath Vancouver Canucks fans, the team is finally rebuilding. Even though Trevor Linden and Jim Benning were reluctant to toss out the dreaded "R" word, it's clear that's what the team is doing, especially after Benning's recent interview with Bob McKenzie, although his moves at the trade de

THE HOCKEY WRITERS - 2017-09-21 14:20:01

New York Rangers: Making a case for Filip Chytil to make the roster

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Filip Chytil, 21st overall pick of the New York Rangers, poses for a portrait during Round One of the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)Filip Chytil, the New York Rangers 21st overall pick, is ma

BLUELINESTATION.COM - 2017-09-21 11:00:07

Central Division bold ‎predictions‏ for the 2017-18 season

The Colorado Avalanche, a 48-point team in 2016-17, will easily surpass 70 points this season and will not be picking inside the top-2 (unless they win the draft lottery). Defense is still a concern, and the Matt Duchene cloud hovering over the team is less than ideal, but there's plenty of reason

HOCKEYBUZZ.COM - 2017-09-20 17:48:00

THN's 2017-18 Season Preview: San Jose Sharks

BURNING QUESTION: Who can pick up the slack this year? As the Sharks' core continues to age out of its prime, new pups are needed to fill the void. Losing David Schlemko in the off-season puts pressure on Dylan DeMelo or Czech free agent Radim Simek to step up on the blueline and it will be a chal

THE HOCKEY NEWS - 2017-09-18 13:17:38

New Jersey Devils Daily: First Game, Second Line Projections, More

On today's New Jersey Devils Daily, we have actual hockey to watch tonight, who could crack the top six as a second-line forward and why Miles Wood needs to improve to make the team this year. After five long months without New Jersey Devils hockey, we finally see the NJ crest on the ice tonight. Ch

PUCKSANDPITCHFORKS.COM - 2017-09-18 12:27:39

THN's 2017-18 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

BURNING QUESTION:How can a team that barely made the playoffs and bowed out in the first round of a weak Eastern Conference expect to improve after doing virtually nothing to its roster in the off-season? Well, the Bruins are obviously hoping to build on the momentum they gained down the stretch whe

THE HOCKEY NEWS - 2017-09-15 21:55:55

Top 10 Hart Trophy candidates for 2017-18

It's unlikely McDavid releases his vice grip on the big awards anytime soon, but he has some legit challengers for the MVP. My 2017-18 NHL award predictions blogs conclude with the most coveted of all, the Hart Trophy for league MVP. If you missed the other awards blogs, you can find them here: We

THE HOCKEY NEWS - 2017-09-13 16:14:17

2017-18 Boston Bruins Betting Preview

Last Updated: 2017-09-11 Hi. I'm Parker Michaels. Some of you may know me by my Twitter handle, @kreatture. Some of you might not know me at all. I've been around for a while but generally keep a pretty low profile. I had a couple of sweet jobs back in the day but after unexpected layoffs - twice -

BANGTHEBOOK.COM - 2017-09-12 01:26:07

Bruins notebook: Prospects whistled down in third against Sabres

BUFFALO - If you were in the crowd at the exquisite HarborCenter last night you saw the future of the Bruins - or at least a very big part of it. What could be the core of the team in coming years was on display in the B's second game of the third annual Prospects Challenge, as they dropped a wild 7

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-10 07:00:00

Jason Botchford: If Boeser shines at camp he should stick with 'rebuilding' Canucks

Brock Boeser, included in many pre-season prediction stories to have a shot at being the NHL's rookie of the year, is just hoping to crack the Vancouver Canucks' roster.Rich Lam / Getty Images Files PENTICTON - Blame modern media. Brock Boeser's pro debut was wrenched from a fable. He was home in th

THE PROVINCE - 2017-09-08 01:36:07

This Flyers team will not be an easy one to project

With the hockey world at large relocating from sandy beaches to refrigerated practice facilities, it's time for that hotly anticipated pre-training camp tradition: NHL standings predictions. The deluge of conference breakdowns and "Players To Watch" features has already begun. The Hockey News Yearbo

THEATHLETIC.COM - 2017-09-06 10:55:55

New Jersey Devils Daily: Hischier On Bottom Six, Damon Severson Contract, More

On today's New Jersey Devils' Daily, Travis Zajac's effect on Nico Hischier, where Damon Severson is in contract talks and a bold prediction for the team's offense. Pucks and Pitchforks looks at the effect Travis Zajac's pectoral injury has on the plans for first-overall pick Nico Hischier. The team

PUCKSANDPITCHFORKS.COM - 2017-09-05 14:57:30

Canucks Army Monday Mailbag: September 4th

@JDylanBurke to your knowledge, is there any sort of data available for pass completion rates (ie which D complete outlet passes better)? - Markus Meyer (@Markus_Meyer27) September 3, 2017 I know that Ryan Stimson of www.Hockey-Graphs.com and www.TheCoachesSite.com first opened everyone's mind to th

CANUCKSARMY.COM - 2017-09-04 19:43:03

Predicting The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs (Part One)

Each day for seven days, I will predict the top 3 teams in a division, followed by the wildcard teams, and eventually I will be predicting the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. Today, I am predicting the first two rounds of the 2018 NHL playoffs (day 6/7). Bracket Eastern Conference New York Rangers vs Col

ENDAROUNDSPORTS.COM - 2017-09-04 02:24:36

One BOLD Prediction For Each ‎NHL‏ Team In 2017-18

The 2017-18 NHL season is just weeks away and there are a million reasons to be optimistic about this upcoming campaign. Last season, we saw five Canadian teams qualify for the playoffs. Connor McDavid became the NHL's scoring champion, the Ottawa Senators came within a goal of reaching the Stanley

THESPORTSTER.COM - 2017-09-01 22:00:11

Down Goes Brown: Five rules to navigate the wave of ‎NHL‏ pre-season ‎predictions‏

Instead of making our own picks for the 2017-18 NHL season - those will come later - we're trying something else. We're predicting the predictions, using five basic rules to figure out what the coming surge of forecasts might have in common. The dog days of hockey's off-season are nearly over. Soon,

THE HOCKEY NEWS - 2017-08-30 14:39:49

The Hockey News has thoughts on the Edmonton Oilers

It's almost September, meaning we're nearly into real hockey talk and out of speculation and nonsense silly season. But since we still have a few more weeks until camp opens and pre-season begins, let's talk about what The Hockey news has to say about the Oilers and the 2017-18 season. Spoiler: It's

OILERSNATION.COM - 2017-08-28 19:03:15

Breaking: Czech reporter drops a huge bombshell regarding Jaromir Jagr!

There has been a ton of speculation regarding the future of National Hockey League legend Jaromir Jagr this offseason, but there now seems to be a consistent note among all the rumors floating around. Over the course of roughly the last 48 hours there have been more and more rumors suggesting that

HOCKEYFEED.COM - 2017-08-23 18:58:03

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Bishop Gets a New Mask

Goalie Ben Bishop gets a new cage, Tyler Seguin is 8th best center, Spezza gets no respect and other NHL news. This prediction has the Stars getting 97 points on the year, 18 points more than last season. Tyler Seguin is the 8th best center in the NHL according to the NHL Network. Speaking of Seguin

DEFENDINGBIGD.COM - 2017-08-21 11:00:05