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2010 NHL Entry Draft- Selections and Analysis

June 26th, 2010 No Comments

As expected, the Edmonton Oilers used the number one pick to select Taylor Hall , while the Boston Bruins selected Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick. Hall, who won back-to-back Memorial Cups and Memorial Cup MVP’s, gives the Oilers a very talented, offensive-minded forward who should bring a certain amount of respect back to the floundering Oilers franchise. In Seguin, the Bruins get a player that won the OHL scoring title and is the more well rounded of the two top picks. Given Seguin’s skill-set the Bruins feel as if he is ready to step into their everyday lineup as a top six forward. No question, both teams got great players and, while I suspect Hall will be a tremendous NHL scorer, I suspect Seguin will emerge as the better, more well-rounded player. Despite all the speculation, there never

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Are The Nashville Predators Looking To Sign Ilya Kovalchuk?

June 19th, 2010 No Comments

The Nashville Predators have pulled off two deals this afternoon, sending centre Jason Arnott to the New Jersey Devils in return for Matt Halischuk and a second-round draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and sending the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis and a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2011 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Ryan Parent. Hamhuis, who was widely expected to test the free agent waters this summer, is said to be looking for a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million or more per season on a long term deal. Arnott, a player that has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons, heads back to New Jersey where he was a member of the Devils from 1997-98 through 2001-2002. When you factor in what Hamhuis was going to make ($5 million per)

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Ritter’s Rant: NHL News And Notes

April 27th, 2010 No Comments

He may have only played just over ten minutes, but given his game six performance I think it’s safe to say the P.K. Subban era has commenced in Montreal. There are not too many defensemen that can play in all zones, Subban looks to be that kind of player. Keeping with the Montreal Canadiens, hands up all three of you that predicted the Canadiens would be forcing a game seven in their round one series against the mighty Washington Capitals. The Canadiens have kept Alexander Ovechkin off the scoreboard in two of the six games and they have done a marvelous job extinguishing the Capitals ultra-tough power play which stands at an astonishing 3.3 percent success rate. For the record, the Caps came into the series with the top ranked power play in the regular season, chiming in at a

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