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NHL’s best players under age 25: Jack Eichel ranks No. 8 on the verge of a contract year
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Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. See the complete list and information on how the rankings were compiled. It feels like the 2017-18 season is going […]

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NHL’s best players under age 25 for 2017: Johnny Gaudreau’s explosive creativity ranks No. 9
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At age 24, Johnny Hockey is one of the NHL’s most dynamic offensive players. Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. While the NFL’s “Johnny Football” is […]

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NHL’s best players under age 25: Matt Murray tops goalies at No. 10
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Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. See the complete list and information on how the rankings were compiled. It’s rather incredible to consider that Matt Murray […]

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David Desharnais thinks his best role is on the third line
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David Desharnais says that he thinks he can play throughout the lineup but that the "third line" is his "role." (La Presse) He said that he thinks that he can move around as the season goes on and that it's better to start on the third line and finish higher up than the other way […]

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Do the Toronto Maple Leafs Have the NHL's Best Top-6?
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The Toronto Maple Leafs boast an impressive amount of players with a knack for finding the score sheet. With Patrick Marleau signing as a free agent this summer, the Leafs added a player fresh off of a 27-goal season to an already incredible top-6 forward group. One thing's for sure in today'

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New name for Capitals' home puts it at top of list of best arena handles
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For the second time since it opened in 1997, the Washington Capitals' home arena is changing names. Verizon Center is Capital One Arena effective immediately, according to the Washington Post, with a "signage and branding makeover" coming this fall along with a separate $40 million investment from stadium owner Ted Leonsis. With the switch, which […]

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Hockey hair: The NHL's best beards, mullets and more
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Hockey hair: The NHL's best beards, mullets and moreHockey is known for a great many things, but nothing says hockey like some good hair. There's the flowing mullet, the old school mustache and, of course, the playoff beard.The San Jose Sharks feature

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: What are the best hockey movies?
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It's summer so let's talk about movies! Without much news to talk about, there's no better time to talk about hockey movies. JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson talk about their favorites and discuss Nate Schmidt's new contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Plus, Alex Ovechkin talked about the Olympics again, but he struck […]

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NHL’s best players under age 25 for 2017: Playmaker William Nylander ranks No. 16
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Nylander’s chemistry with Auston Matthews turned the Maple Leafs’ first line into a force of nature. Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. Last season wasn’t William

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End to End: If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?
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Going End to End today are CSNPhilly.com reporters John Boruk, Tom Dougherty, Jordan Hall and Greg Paone. The topic: If Nolan Patrick makes the Flyers, where is he best featured in the lineup? Despite the surge of momentum that led to Nico Hischier going No. 1 overall to the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers were […]

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Panthers’ best hope for improvement in 2017: Better health for top players
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Whether or not the Florida Panthers made the right moves this offseason is certainly up for some level of debate. Dadonov is a pretty big question mark, Haley isn’t going to provide any offense, and while Vrbata is still a very productive player he’s probably not a clear improvement over what Jagr or Marchessault provided […]

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Poll: Will the Maple Leafs have the NHL’s best offense next season?
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Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner are all 21 or younger, and they’ve already shown that they’re capable of putting up points at the NHL level. Sure, they may have given up more goals than any other team in the top five (Penguins, Wild, Capitals, Rangers), but they’re still sorting things out defensively.

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