What should we expect from Connor McDavid's rookie year?

Cam Lewis
October 12 2015 08:00AM

13 different players have recorded their first career NHL goal so far this season, and Connor McDavid isn’t one of them. Should we all panic? No we shouldn’t. Many people had the expectation that McDavid, who tore up Major Junior at a borderline unfair level over the past couple years, would jump into his professional career and continue putting the puck in the back of the net at will. Through his first two career games that hasn’t happened, and it’s okay. 

Let’s take a look at some other highly touted rookies from recent memory and put together some realistic expectations for what to expect from McDavid in his first professional campaign. 

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The All-Hipster Team v2.0, Part 2: Defense

Dimitri Filipovic
October 08 2015 01:22PM

I put out Part 1 of this series the other day, focusing on a handful of forwards spread across the league that I've really grown fond of as players. The loosely defined criterion is all spelled out there in the preamble.

Next up: the defensemen.

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5 things: It's okay not to be sold on the Rangers

Ryan Lambert
October 07 2015 01:31PM

It's predictions time and everybody is really high on the New York Rangers. I'm not really sure why. They're a decent team with an elite goalie, and that certainly doesn't make them a cup contender. 

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Age, Size, and 23-Man Rosters

Dimitri Filipovic
October 07 2015 01:24PM

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With the puck set to be dropped on the new season just hours from now, all 30 teams have formally submitted their 23-man rosters for opening night. By this point you've surely read countless different previews analyzing the landscape from all sorts of different angles.

One approach I haven't seen much of yet is a discussion regarding how various teams have chosen to construct their rosters. There obviously isn't just one tried-and-true way in which a winning team can be put together. 

A couple of quick notes regarding this after the jump.

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Last Minute Hot Takes and Predictions for the 2015-16 Season

Cam Lewis
October 07 2015 08:30AM

The NHL season starts today! That means that we can finally stop scrolling through thousands of words of intense speculation per day about what might happen, and we can start watching things actually happen. That being said, I’m going to take this one final opportunity to present my hot takes and predictions in regards to what’s going to transpire over the course of the 2015-16 NHL season — mainly because I want to come back six months from now and laugh at how wrong I was on them. 

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