April 22 2016 01:28PM
After Auston Matthews there’s a steep drop off when it comes to centers in the 2016 draft. Not that the next few options aren’t good, but they are having difficulty climbing into the top ten rankings in draft year that is much deeper on defensemen and power wingers.
One of the centers who could hear his name called early in the draft is Clayton Keller. Keller’s offensive numbers certainly warrant him being considered as he has put up 144 points in 86 games for the US Under 18 Team this year.
April 22 2016 09:22AM
Photo of Garret Sparks via Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com. Photo of Christopher Gibson via HartfordWolfPack.com
It's time for the Toronto Marlies to start playing meaningful hockey again. If we're being honest about things, the team has been able to coast with a minimum required effort since taking over the first seed from Wilkes-Barre in mid-December. "Typical Marlies Hockey" began to form, where the team appeared to spend 45 minutes experimenting with new ideas before securing the a win, no matter what the score was when they flipped the switch. They come into the playoffs as arguably the best team in AHL history; certainly, they have the third-best record of all time.
But none of that matters if they can't execute. Remember, this is the same team that was the hottest team in the AHL heading into last year's playoffs, only to get reverse swept by the Grand Rapids Griffins. This year, they'll kick things off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in what should be an interesting series.
April 22 2016 07:00AM
My friends, today I am here to bestow the honour of greatness upon a group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy warriors put their money where their mouthes are and stepped up by entering a top-20 calibre fantasy team. Today, we announce the winners of the mid-season NationDrafts pool!
April 22 2016 06:06AM
On this episode, the guys discuss the Andrew Shaw incident, the playoffs, a Connor McGregor update, and a bizarre Twitter... feud? If you can even call it that.
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April 22 2016 05:00AM
Kyle Dubas staying with the Leafs, 5 losses that shaped the Canucks season, City says no to CalgaryNEXT, should McDavid be Captain in Edmonton, does hitting mean you don't have the puck, how likely can a team come back from 3-1, Top 10 All-time fighters, Jesse Puljujarvi, Patrick Laine and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.