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October 09 2015 06:45AM

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Cocaine and the NHL, Leafs prepare for misery, Flames fear some regression, how much of an impact will Canucks rookies have his year, Ference gives up 'C' in Edmonton, the NHL All-hipster team, predictions and forecasts for the 2015-16 season and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings

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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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