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2020 NHL Draft My Top 31 Version 6.0 – Final Rankings

Here is version 6.0 of my rankings. This is my final. If I haven’t seen a player enough, I don’t rank him regardless of what others may have. This is not a mock draft. That will come after the Conference Finals are over. My Top 31 Version 6.0 – Final Rankings

Rick Bowness May Be the Best Coach in the Bubble

Rick Bowness has done a great job coaching the Dallas Stars since taking over for Jim Montgomery on December 10th. That record aside (pre-bubble records don’t mean much to me right now), this has more to do with the feel for his team and how much respect his players have

10 Flyers Thoughts On Game 3

The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to take a two games to one lead in their first-round series. Here are some observations. From puck drop, the Flyers accorded themselves better in their attention to pace and defensive comportment. They seemed to play with better spirit, as well, which

NHL Bob and KHL Bob

Avangard’s new recruit, Corban Knight, is enjoying something of a reunion in Balashikha as pre-season continues. Back in the day, the forward made his NHL debut in Calgary under Bob Hartley and now the two are working together once again in KHL. So, who better to tell us about the

10 Flyers Thoughts on Game Two

The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Friday afternoon, tying their Best of Seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series at one game each.  Here are some observations. 1)         If the second period of Game One was a blueprint that interim Canadiens head coach Kirk Muller (after head coach Claude

10 Flyers Thoughts on Game One

The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1, in Game One of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series. Here are some observations. The goalie match-up is as advertised. Not often you watch two goaltenders but on a technical display as proficient as what Carter Hart and Carey Price displayed. If there

The New York Rangers Will Draft Alexis Lafreniere

New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton doesn’t have to say he’s drafting him. He’s playing it cool. He’s not going to make it known for a while. That’s fine. At the end of the day, Alexis Lafreniere is the player they’re drafting. As with most teams they did a

Quinn Hughes Continues to Elevate His Game

Quinn Hughes is in the midst of his rookie season and first NHL Playoff run. In his first three playoff games, he has a cool four assists. He had two big points in a 3-0 win in Game 4. With his team up 2-1, he’s not getting carried away. “It feels

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