2017 Consolidated Draft Rankings: March

Jeremy Davis
March 23 2017 01:15PM

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I skipped over last month, what with the NHL trade deadline and all, but we are now just three months away from the NHL Entry Draft, and plenty of services have dropped new rankings on us, so it’s a fine time to take a look at how the first round is shaping up.

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Watch the Game Episode 31: Rebuilding the Red Wings with Prashanth Iyer

Watch The Game Podcast
March 22 2017 10:42AM

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Sam has Prashanth Iyer of Winging It In Motown on to discuss the Red Wings season thus far. They talk about the coaching, the GM, the play on the defensive end and most importantly, how to rebuild this team.

Get into it!

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The New York Rangers And Their Consistently Weirdly Amazing Backup Goalies

Pat Keogh
March 22 2017 07:00AM

Over the past decade, the New York Rangers have become known or their goaltending. Stolen games, highlight reel saves, and a generally elevated PDO figures have become the hallmarks of the team’s backend. I’m referring, of course, to their exceptional backup goalies.

While Henrik Lundqvist has generally held down the fort as more or less the best goalie of the past ten years, the Rangers have quietly developed some solid backups. Goalie coach Benoit Allaire is to thank for this, masterfully turning diamonds in the rough into, well, diamonds. Although Martin Biron tapered off towards the end of his Rangers career, he was generally solid. Cam Talbot had that wonderful stretch of games while Lundqvist was out with a throat injury, and these past two seasons, Antti Raanta has stepped up to the plate in a major way for the team. 

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NHLN Power Rankings: Mar. 21, 2017

Scott Maxwell
March 21 2017 05:03PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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Olympics? Don’t Hold Your Breath

baggedmilk
March 21 2017 04:07PM

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you had dreams of NHL players going to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Gary Bettman likely just tinkled in your Corn Flakes.

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