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2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

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2015 NHL Draft: Hockey’s Future Staff Mock Draft

Photo: 2015 NHL Draft prospects (front l-r) Mitch Marner and Lawson Crouse, and (back I-r) Noah Hanifin, Jack Eichel, Connor McDavid, and Dylan Strome are players expected to be chosen at the top of the draft being held in Sunrise, FL on 6/26 & 27 (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Just like that, another year is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have won their third Stanley Cup in six years, elevating the team’s exciting roster to dynasty status. For the rest of the league, the 2015 NHL Draft now looms large on the calendar, taking place June 26th and 27th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Read more »

Nashville Predators 2015 NHL Draft preview

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Nashville Predators 2015 NHL Draft preview

Photo: Nashville Predators prospect Kevin Fiala, selected in the first round at the 2014 NHL Draft, could challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2015-16 (courtesy of Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)

A late season swoon and a first-round playoff loss to the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks took some luster off what was a very promising 2014-15 season in Nashville. The Predators, expected to struggle when the season started, led the Central Division for much of the year. Rookie Filip Forsberg led the team in scoring while veteran Mike Ribeiro returned to the form he showed during his days with the Dallas Stars.

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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Carlsson, Eriksson Ek tops among prospect group from Sweden

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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Carlsson, Eriksson Ek tops among prospect group from Sweden

Photo: Linkoping defenseman and 2015 prospect Gabriel Carlsson is the top defensive prospect to come out of Sweden for the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In a draft class as pumped up and anticipated as this year’s is, it should come as no surprise that Sweden will likely be the producer of over 20 players taken by NHL teams over the course of the 2015 NHL Draft. For several years now, Sweden has established itself as the third-largest provider of NHL-drafted talent, coming in after Canada and the USA. Read more »

2010 NHL Draft: Atlanta’s final draft left little value for today’s Winnipeg Jets

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2010 NHL Draft: Atlanta’s final draft left little value for today’s Winnipeg Jets

Photo: Winnipeg Jets prospect Alex Burmistrov had enough NHL production early in his career to tantalize fans but he may be happier home in Russia (courtesy of Terry Lee/Icon Sportswire)

The 2010 NHL Draft was the final draft for the Atlanta Thrashers organization before their move to Winnipeg. The draft overall was a failure for the organization, with no players selected in the draft on the current Jets roster.

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2010 NHL Draft: Franchise-record 13 selections buffs blueline, depth chart for Florida Panthers

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2010 NHL Draft: Franchise-record 13 selections buffs blueline, depth chart for Florida Panthers

Photo: Nick Bjugstad has become a solid NHL goal scorer, this season netting 24 in 72 games. (Courtesy of Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon amassed a staggering 13 picks for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the most in franchise history. Although the Panthers had an abysmal 32-37-13 season, the team owned three first round picks, assuring to reinvigorate the franchise with talent and youth. After employing the likes of Bryan McCabe, Steve Reinprecht, and Cory Stillman in the twilight of their careers, Florida desperately needed impact players at key positions. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft Preview: No surprises among OHL prospects with McDavid as top prospect

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2015 NHL Draft Preview: No surprises among OHL prospects with McDavid as top prospect

Photo: Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid will enter the 2015 NHL Draft as the very likely first overall selection in the draft (courtesy of Aaron Bel/OHL Images)

Let’s just get Connor McDavid’s name out of the way. You know he’s going number one in the 2015 NHL Draft. I know he’s going number one. People in countries that don’t even have ice likely know he’s going number one. For the seventh time in the last nine years, a player from the OHL will be going first overall. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: Top five NHL prospect highlights of the year for 2014-15

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Prospect Impressions: Top five NHL prospect highlights of the year for 2014-15

Photo: London Knights forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi capped off a fine junior career by winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Through the second half of the 2014-15 season, Prospect Impressions has brought you the top NHL prospect game highlights of the week. Now that the season in winding down, so too is this series. We’ve been counting down the top plays of the year, which finally culminates with the top five incredible plays made by some top-flight NHL prospects. Read more »

Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Draft Preview

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Washington Capitals 2015 NHL Draft Preview

Photo: Washington’s first round pick in 2013, Andre Burakovsky scored 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) in his NHL rookie season. (Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire)

The 2014-15 season ended in great disappointment for the Washington Capitals, but the outlook for them is certainly bright. Despite losing a 3-1 series lead over the New York Rangers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Capitals appear to have several years of contention left in them. Read more »

Florida Panthers 2015 NHL Draft Preview

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Florida Panthers 2015 NHL Draft Preview

Photo: The Florida Panthers made current Calder Trophy finalist Aaron Ekblad the 1st overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (Courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

The eyes of the hockey world will be upon the BB&T Center in Sunrise as the Florida Panthers host the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. This marks the second time that the team has hosted the draft, the first of them in 2001 when they acquired Valeri Bure to play alongside of his brother Pavel. While you shouldn’t expect any blockbuster moves from the hosts, it’s entirely reasonable to suggest that this is still an important draft for General Manager Dale Tallon, who is in his fifth year at the helm. Read more »

2010 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs fail to improve after flurry of trades

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2010 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs fail to improve after flurry of trades

Photo: Petter Granberg has not finished with a negative plus/minus rating at the AHL or NHL level since arriving in Toronto two years ago. (Courtesy of  Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

The second NHL Draft for the Toronto Maple Leafs under President and General Manager Brian Burke saw the team make seven selections in the draft, however only two of the picks were originally theirs. In a whirlwind of activity, Burke traded five of their original picks and re-acquired five in a series of player trades and transactions to move the Leafs up or down in the draft.

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