The first instances of expansion prep came this week via Montreal and Anaheim 

The expansion draft is looming. Teams have been planning for this event below the surface for months, but now that we are within half a year of the actual event, more public moves are beginning to be made.

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The Five Most Influential Hockey Figures of 2016

The NHL, like any other sports league, has a large number of influential figures. These big names come from on the ice and off the ice. Many men and women had a large impact on hockey in 2016, but here are some who have had the biggest.

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2017 NHL Mock Draft: Edition I

2017 NHL Mock Draft

Edition I

Standings as of December 18, 2016

Bear in mind, it is nearly impossible to predict at this point. There will be two or three more mock drafts coming out over the course of the year.

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Five Players Off to Disappointing Starts in 2016-2017

As every new season rolls around, there are bound to be players that come in hot and players that come in cold. Most of the time these come as surprises, especially for teams paying big money for players that start the season slow.

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The next two years for the Islanders are about retooling, not winning

After two straight 100-points seasons and three playoff appearances in four years, things are looking pretty bleak for the New York Islanders.

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Three teams that could claim Andrew Hammond off waivers

After failing to trade him, the Ottawa Senators placed 28-year-old goaltender Andrew Hammond on waivers earlier today.

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Mock NHL Expansion Draft (Nov. 2016)

The Anaheim Ducks protect: 

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Four potential forwards the New York Islanders could trade for

It’s no secret that the New York Islanders desperately need help this season.

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Contributor article: 2016-2017 Fantasy Hockey Sleepers 

The following article was contributed by Anthony Magliaro. He can be found on Twitter at @amags7.

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Three key takeaways from the 2016 World Cup of Hockey 

The World Cup of Hockey has come and gone with, quite honestly, not much of a stir in the hockey world.

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Predicting the World Cup of Hockey lineups 

All predictions are in part based on intuition and in part based in past line combinations during international play.  Read the rest of this entry

Three name suggestions for the Las Vegas hockey team

Naming a sports team is difficult in today’s age. Nearly every object and animal is trademarked by a team, whether it be professional or an affiliate. Bill Foley and his Las Vegas crew face the challenge of having to come up with something unique and memorable for their brand. The task will be tough, but there are still some options available. Here are three that should be at the top.  Read the rest of this entry