2017 NHL Mock Draft

1. New Jersey Devils – Nolan Patrick (C/Brandon WHL) Unlike previous years, there is no slam-dunk top pick for this draft, and it may cause the Devils to ultimately trade this pick. If they do decide to stand pat, it comes down to Patrick and Nico Hischier. Patrick is the most well-rounded player in this…

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Pekka Rinne was in Another World Last Night

After Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Predators looked done. Pittsburgh played poorly in Game 1 and still managed five goals and then dominated Game 2 before the series went to Nashville. Nashville took Game 3 and tied the series last night in Game 4, dismantling Pittsburgh 4-1 due much in part to…

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Montreal Would be Stupid to Trade Carey Price

If you’re on a good team, would you trade your elite, franchise player in their prime? The answer is no!  The Montreal Canadiens have been eliminated by their “Original Six” rivals, the New York Rangers over the weekend in just six games during the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Expectations are always high…

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Devils Great Patrik Elias Retires

When it comes to the New Jersey Devils cornerstone success during the 1990s and 2000s, Hall of Fame names such as Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer come to mind.  Future Hall of Famer and all-time winning goaltender Martin Brodeur and Mr. Devil himself, Ken Daneyko, all come into mind as well. These four names were…

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NHL Gets it Right – Suspends Nyquist Six Games

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday afternoon that Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been suspended six games for his high stick to the face of Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon last Sunday. During play, along the corner boards in the Wild defensive zone, Spurgeon skated towards Nyquist and delivered in what…

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First Place Habs Axe Therrien, Hire Julien

The Montreal Canadiens have decided to go back to their ex on Valentine’s Day by hiring Claude Julien as their head coach and firing incumbent Michel Therrien. Out of work for just seven days after the Boston Bruins slipped him the pink slip, Julien was 26-23-6 this season. During his time in Boston, Julien lead…

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What Will the Devils do at the Trade Deadline?

With the NHL trade deadline just three weeks away, the New Jersey Devils find themselves in rather unique position.  They are just two points from last place in the Eastern Conference, however, are also six points away from the eighth and final playoff spot. They also find themselves with 19 draft picks over the next…

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What’s Next for the Islanders?

On Tuesday, the New York Islanders fired Head Coach Jack Capuano. After showing some promise in 2015-16, which included a second consecutive playoff appearance and first playoff series win since 1993, the Islanders slumped this year, sinking to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. “The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his…

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Devils Add Hall, Quenneville to Roster

The New Jersey Devils made two major roster announcements on Wednesday. Taylor Hall, who has missed the past eight games with a torn meniscus, has been activated and center John Quenneville has been recalled from their farm club, the Albany Devils. Reid Boucher was placed on waivers and Beau Bennett was placed on injured reserve in a…

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Is Jack Capuano on the Hot Seat?

Another midseason coaching chance could be in the horizon in the NHL. Things have been pretty messy in Brooklyn for the New York Islanders since the move from Nassau County. Though the team was able to reach the second round of the playoffs last spring, they are dead last in the Eastern Conference with just…

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