Why the "Stamkos Tax" may actually be in Toronto's favour

Jeff Veillette
June 28 2016 08:30AM

Today is June 28th. Steven Stamkos is just 73 hours away from being able to sign with another NHL team, which, if the gossip holds, may very well be the Toronto Maple Leafs. But the debates continue to rage about where else he could head. Will he take the Buffalo Sabres' likely massive offer? Will he take the winning past of the Detroit Red Wings? Will he be another New York Rangers victim of July? 

Many feel he'll end up staying in Tampa Bay. You'd think he'd have signed at this point if that were the case, but most feel that he'll give in due to their silver bullet; their tax benefit. But what if I told you that there's a good chance that the benefit doesn't actually exist?

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NHLN Live Draft Thread

Cam Lewis
June 24 2016 04:53PM

Welcome to the NHLN 2016 Draft Thread! Throughout the night, we'll be updating this post with analysis and interesting stuff for each selection and trade (if we, ya know, get any) as they happen. So keep clicking refresh for real-time takes! Updates from Cam Lewis (CL) and Shawn Reis (SR). 

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Because It's The Cap: Where Each NHL Team Stands Heading Into The 2016 Offseason

Cam Lewis
June 24 2016 03:33PM

Over the past month, we at NHLnumbers have been analyzing each team's roster and current cap outlook heading into the 2016 offseason, trying to paint a picture of what the team's summer is going to look like in order for them to achieve their short- and long-term goals. Here are all thirty articles from the Because It's The Cap series we've done with a quick primer on where each NHL team stands and what we can expect from (and hope for) from them heading into what should be a busy and exciting summer. 

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HERO Chart Rankings For The Players On The Trade Market

Shawn Reis
June 24 2016 12:18PM

With the first round of the draft only a handful of hours away and at least a couple of trades sounding pretty likely to drop within the next 24 hours, now seems like a good time to take a surface-level look at the quality of players rumored to be available.

Domenic Galamini's excellent HERO Charts provide us a great avenue to do that. I've compiled the Primary Points Per 60 and Relative Corsi For % numbers of both the forwards and defenseman that may or not be in play. These numbers give us a good look at which players teams would be smart to go after and which players teams should avoid.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 24 2016 05:00AM

RoundUp

Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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