Because It's The Cap: Anaheim Ducks Offseason Preview

Cam Lewis
June 15 2017 08:00AM


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For the first time since 2013, the Anaheim Ducks won a Game 7 on home ice, knocking out the Edmonton Oilers in the second round to reach the Western Conference Final for the second time in three seasons. So they made it over one hump, but unfortunately, they weren't able to get over the other. The Nashville Predators, for the second year in a row, took down the Ducks in the playoffs, this time en route to their first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance. 

All in all, it was a good season for the Ducks. Obviously the goal for a team with three core players in their early 30s is a Stanley Cup, but reaching the Conference Final is no small feat. Now the Ducks will head into an offseason with some major challenges as they try to maximize the value of their assets before the Vegas Golden Knights can take advantage. 

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Christian Roatis
June 14 2017 04:02PM


Chugging along steadily with the NHL Draft Scout Series, we cross the pond to Sweden, factory of great defenceman and a seemingly ageless people (yes, I’m looking at you Henrik Lundqvist).

To talk about the 2017 crop of Swedish prospects for the NHL Draft, we are joined by FutureConsiderations scout Chapin Landvogt after the jump.

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Because It's The Cap: Montreal Canadiens Offseason Preview

Shawn Reis
June 14 2017 09:00AM


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Division winners, seventh in the league in points, third in shot attempt differential, fourth in goals against. You'd think a team with all those accolades would be thought of a lot more highly than they are. But behind all the nice numbers is a team that's traded skill for size (with a bad contract to boot) too many times to call it a one-off. Couple that with an imbalanced roster and a complicated cap situation, and you have real reason for concern. Let's take a closer look at the Montreal Canadiens to see what makes this team so polarizing, and what they can do to fix it moving forward.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: USA

Christian Roatis
June 13 2017 03:11PM


We head south of the border with the next stop on the NHL Draft Scout tour, and a look at the best prospects America has to offer. USA Hockey has been producing high-end prospects at a higher rate than ever before, and looks to keep the same pace in 2017. and USHL Central Scouting’s Matt Grainda joins us to explain what sort of draft crop we can expect from USA Hockey in 2017 after the jump.

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No Movement Clause Expansion Draft Thread

Cam Lewis
June 13 2017 10:36AM


June 12 was the deadline for teams to ask to players to waive their No Movement Clauses to be exposed to Vegas in the expansion draft. Players have until June 16 to accept or deny. 

Here's a list of every player with a NMC with up-to-date information in regards to their status. This article will be continually updates as news comes in. 

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