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Previewing The Stanley Cup Finals

by Darryl Reina

May 31, 2015 11:02 PM

The Stanley Cup finals will have plenty of star quality that will produce an exciting match-up between the young Lightning and the veteran Blackhawks. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning

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NHL Conference Finals Preview

by Darryl Reina

May 14, 2015 3:24 PM

The Ducks, Blackhawks, Rangers and Lightning comprise the NHL Conference Finals. Read more »

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, IQ

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RealGM's Predictions For The Second Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Darryl Reina

Apr 30, 2015 6:44 PM

After going a respectable 6-2 predicting the first-round winners, RealGM takes a look at the Conference semifinals. Read more »

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals

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RealGM's Predictions For The First Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Darryl Reina

Here are RealGM's predictions for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Read more »
Recapping The 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

by Thomas Andreu

As the trade deadline passed, we got a sense of the teams that are trying to fill whatever depth holes that they had. There wasn't a ton of action on deadline day itself, but the weeks preceding it were filled with big trades that have major implications as we progress towards the playoffs. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Sabres Acquire Kane, Hope It Leads To McDavid

by Thomas Andreu

Buffalo is trying to be the absolute worst team in the league and is trying to solidify the best odds at Connor McDavid while also collecting great assets for the future. Winnipeg is attempting to solidify a playoff spot and add to an already stacked defensive core, while also collecting future assets. Read more »
Where The Oilers Go From Here

by Thomas Andreu

Itís been a disastrous year for the Oilers considering all the moves they made in the offseason to finally get out of the bottom half of the standings and they face a lot of questions as they approach the trade deadline. Read more »
How The Islanders Became The NHL's Most Improved Team

by Thomas Andreu

With struggles dating back to 2008, it was time for the Islanders to stop waiting and make a move to establish themselves as a legitimate contending team over the offseason and that is exactly what they did. Read more »
NHL Power Rankings, Mid-January Edition

by Darryl Reina

The Predators, Blackhawks, Ducks, Lightning, Rangers and Islanders have all been banking wins of late to reach the top-tier of our NHL Power Rankings. Read more »
NHL Power Rankings, Mid-December Edition

by Darryl Reina

There are 11 NHL teams all within five points of each other at the top of the standings, but the Blackhawks, Ducks, Red Wings, Penguins and Blues headline our rankings. Read more »
On Toronto's Five-Year Extension For Jake Gardiner

by Sam Metrick

The Leafs signed Jake Gardiner to a five-year extension worth $20.25 million, which is a fair value for a defenseman of his ability even though a two-year bridge deal would have been less risky. Read more »
Nashville's Center Problem

by Sam Metrick

With Nashville being a small market team, the franchise has financially strict parameters. David Poile has always done his best to work around that, often resorting to short-term solutions to try to keep the team in the playoff hunt. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Blackhawks Extend Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews

by Sam Metrick

While it may seem impossible for the Blackhawks to put talent around their two young superstars, it is unlikely that they will have any issues due to the rising salary cap and other talented players on long term deals already under contract. Read more »
Benning Shaking Up The Canucks

by Sam Metrick

Weeks after stepping in as general manager of the Canucks, Jim Benning has already had a huge impact on the club. It is now very obvious that the Canucks have committed to a a semi-rebuild, adding new prospects, draft picks and also making signings to keep the club in the playoff hunt for the 14-15 season. Read more »
The Top Ten 2014 Unrestricted Free Agents

by Sam Metrick

Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek, Marian Gaborik and Jarome Iginla are some of the biggest names in free agency. Read more »
Recapping The 2014 Stanley Cup Finals

by Sam Metrick

Considering the Kings had five players who could have been awarded the Conn Smyth, itís safe to say that their star power and depth were the key reason to their success. Read more »
Previewing Kings/Rangers In Stanley Cup Finals

by Sam Metrick

The Kings had a far more difficult path to the Finals, coming back from 3-0 against the Sharks and beating the rival Ducks before taking down the defending champs in the Blackhawks. Read more »
2014 NHL Power Rankings At Start Of Playoffs

by Darryl Reina

The Bruins appear to be the consensus pick by many to win the Stanley Cup, though the Rangers may be that one dark-horse team to win it all. Read more »
2014 NHL Power Rankings At The Olympic Break

by Darryl Reina

The Ducks, Blues, Blackhawks, Penguins and Avalanche move into our Top-Five NHL Teams at the Sochi Olympics break. Read more »
2013-14 NHL Power Rankings

by Darryl Reina

The Bruins, Blackhawks, Penguins, Kings and Rangers are in the top-five of our preseason NHL Power Rankings. Read more »

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