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2017-18 RealGM NHL Hockey Power Rankings

by Darryl Reina

Oct 2, 2017 5:02 PM

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins hope to threepeat while Connor McDavid and the Oilers may represent their toughest challenge. Read more »

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2015 NHL Offseason Power Rankings

by Darryl Reina

Jul 9, 2015 12:52 AM

The NHL's more elite free agents have either moved on or re-signed with their home team, trades have been made and the draft has come and gone. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »

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