2012 NHL Draft - Top 80 Forwards

Derek Zona
May 22 2012 10:23AM


Sebastian Collberg might be a top 10 pick
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The May version of the Consensus Top 100 is in and the top of the draft continues to be dominated by European forwards and Canadian defensemen. 

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Should The Devils Forfeit The Kovalchuk Pick?

Brent Morris
May 21 2012 04:19PM

He's been worth it.
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It was an unfortunate post-script to the summer-long Ilya Kovalchuk saga for Devils fans - they were happy that the thing was finally settled, Ilya had his 15-year contract, and it seemed to disinterested observers that the NHLPA had struck a blow for long-term contracts.

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Zach Parise: Excellent player, free agency contract risk

Eric T.
May 21 2012 01:01PM

There's no question that Zach Parise is an excellent player and will receive a lot of attention in free agency. Someone will sign him, and he will immediately make that team better.

But that improvement will come with a cost.

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Kings - Coyotes Game 3 Scoring Chances

Corey S.
May 19 2012 10:54AM

 

Another game, another browbeating of the Phoenix Coyotes at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix's worst game of the series. Most people saw this as a mismatch on paper and the on-ice results have been in line with those expectations as the Kings have thoroughly dominated the Coyotes in just about every facet of the game.

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When The Stars Went Back To The Drawing Board

Josh L.
May 17 2012 12:00PM

The Dallas Stars are a franchise that has been in flux for several years now. After making the deep playoff run on the heels of acquiring Brad Richards the Stars were looking up when Murphy's Law took over. The defense collapsed, the remaining core players from the 1999 Cup lost several steps, and Marty Turco fell off a cliff. Adding to the chaos was the fact that the Stars traded their premium draft picks in 2007 and 2008 for Ladislav Nagy and Mattias Norstrom (while drafting goalies Jack Campbell and Tyler Beskorowany high also).

Then, after refusing to waive his no trade clause at the 2011 trade deadline, Richards left for New York. The holes his departure left in the Stars lineup were huge. Richards manned a point on the powerplay, centered the top line, and took 70 more shots than anyone else on the roster. The Stars plan under new coach Glen Gulutzan was to rely on Mike Ribeiro and Jamie Benn (converting to center) as the top two centers.

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