Month: June 2020

NHL.com’s Q&A feature called “Five Questions With …” runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and latest news. The latest edition features Dave Andrews, who is retiring Tuesday after 26 years as president and CEO of the American Hockey League.
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Throughout his tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning, general manager Steve Yzerman found great success at the draft. Even if he struggled at times with first-round picks, his team of scouts consistently pulled top-talent out of all rounds of the draft. With the 2019 edition representing the first draft for the Lightning without Yzerman in
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For years, the NHL draft hasn’t made much sense. It’s something that got made up, or was copied from other professional leagues, when NHL owners wanted an artificial means of controlling prospects and costs. Over the years, people have come to believe in the fairy tale that the draft is about fairness of competition, about
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In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news about the New Jersey Devils coaching search a serious chicken-or-the-egg style question about which hire should come first, the head coach or general manager. Will Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets be back with the team this season? Would the Ottawa Senators consider trading one of their
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It’s hard to be part of an NHL franchise that’s in a rebuild. The team loses more games than they win, fans stop showing up, and there is less of a buzz around the arena and the city. Luckily for the Los Angeles Kings, the ping pong balls fell the right way at last Friday’s
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