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2015 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings draft review

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2015 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings draft review

Photo: Los Angeles added talented Slovakian defender Erik Cernak to the prospect pool with its first pick (43rd overall) at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

‏After a disappointing end to the Los Angeles Kings‘ 2014-15 season, the team went into one of the deepest NHL Drafts in recent memory needing to fill some holes and restock. Unfortunately, with just six picks going at the actual draft table, the Kings had the fewest number of selections since 2012. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: New Jersey Devils draft review

by John Iadevaia
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2015 NHL Draft: New Jersey Devils draft review

Photo: Mackenzie Blackwood’s six top-ten finishes in the Draft Combine fitness testing were the most among all competitors. (Courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After hiring Head Coach John Hynes earlier in the month, General Manager Ray Shero proclaimed he would mold the New Jersey Devils into a fast, attacking, supportive team. The 2015 NHL Draft provided him with the chance to put his own stamp on the team and begin rebuilding the Devils farm system. The organization entered Sunrise, Florida with six selections and needs at almost every position, most notably at forward. Read more »

CHL Import Draft: Zacha prime example of Import drafting success, plus a review of 2015 draft

by David Hahn
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CHL Import Draft: Zacha prime example of Import drafting success, plus a review of 2015 draft

Photo: HC Kosice forward Radovan Bondra was a fifth round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, and was also the eighth selection overall of the 2015 CHL Import Draft (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

For junior hockey enthusiasts, has there been a better month of hockey? The Stanley Cup was awarded to the Chicago Blackhawks, the 2015 NHL Draft lived up to expectations, free agency is looming and the 2015 CHL Import Draft capped off a busy month of June. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Winners, losers, and in between from this weekend’s draft

by David Hahn
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2015 NHL Draft: Winners, losers, and in between from this weekend’s draft

Photo: Seattle Thunderbirds forward Mathew Barzal was ranked as a top-10 talent, but fell to the New York Islanders at 16th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the 2015 NHL Draft in the rear-view mirror, hope and optimism abounds among NHL organizations and their fans. It’s truly a great time of year, and with 211 picks in the books, this draft should be remembered for years to come. Read more »

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