Top to Bottom: Checking in with each team three months into the season

Cam Lewis
January 06 2016 07:30AM

The 2016 NHL season is three months old, meaning we're already half way through. By now, it's becoming clear who the true contenders are, but thanks to every other game going into overtime, just about every team in the league is right in the thick of a playoff race. Also, the clock is ticking on teams like Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh who have underachieved all season. Let's look up and down the league at the contenders, bubble teams, and write-offs. 

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Jonathan Drouin is far from the first top-5 pick to hit the market so early

Jeff Veillette
January 04 2016 01:09AM

Yesterday, word made its way out to the public that Jonathan Drouin had requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin, selected 3rd overall in the 2013 draft, is just 20 years old and is considered by many to be a top-end prospect put in a position where he can't succeed; one where the depth ahead of him inhibits his chance of playing the high-octane offensive style he became famous for when he scored 289 points in his final 128 games with the Halifax Mooseheads.

It's a crazy story, leaving many to speculate what Tampa Bay will get in return for him. Interestingly enough, Drouin isn't anywhere close to being the only top pick to move in the past few years. Here are ten others that you may have forgotten about.

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World Juniors 2016 Final Four Preview

Cam Lewis
January 03 2016 08:31AM

After two close calls and a couple of blowouts, we have our final four at the 2016 World Junior Championships as Finland, Sweden, the United States, and Russia have all advanced to the semifinals. Even with Canada being knocked out earlier than many expected, the remaining teams boast a tremendous amount of talent, including a handful of draft eligible players worth keeping an eye on in the semifinals, Bronze and Gold Medal games. 

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Struggling Jonathan Drouin sent to Syracuse Crunch of the AHL

Cam Lewis
January 02 2016 11:23AM

Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced that young forward Jonathan Drouin would be sent to the Syracuse Crunch, the team's AHL affiliate. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 01 2016 06:00AM

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Brandon Prust has a problem with the department of player safety, Zack Kassian is now an Oiler, Martin Marincin's under appreciated game in Toronto, Sean Monahan is going to get paid too, Jets have a Byfuglien sized dilemma, drafting goalies, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Happy New Year Nation!!

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