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Offseason starts early for the Blackhawks

Thomas Gidlow,  2018-07-12

New acquisitions already shaping Chicago's future

  • Offseason starts early for the Blackhawks

    Thomas Gidlow,  2018-07-12

    New acquisitions already shaping Chicago's future

  • San Jose Sharks 2017-18 Review

    Kyle Phillips,  2018-07-12

    Weighing the Pros & Cons of Another Long Season

  • Devils Clear House

    Cole Bates,  2018-07-06

    New GM Makes Splash In 6 Trade Bonanza

  • Final Version

    Doug Waite,  2018-07-05

    WSS Mock 3.0 with Special Guest

  • San Jose Barracuda 2017-18 Playoff Recap

    Kyle Phillips,  2018-07-05

    Sharks Farm Team Wins Calder Cup



Kevin Lacy

Is anyone else as aggravated as I am that SB Nation stopped providing rankings for NCAA prospects this year? I found that super useful in past years for drafting guys like Vinnie Hinostroza, Cal Petersen, and Tanner Laczynski.

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Thomas Gidlow There doesn't seem to be as many available this year, so it seems at least a bit easier to rank them on your own.

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Jared Mitchell

How are you guys comfortable making all these trades while not knowing how these guys will be rated next year?

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Thomas Gidlow I'm actually surprised when I talk to some GMs and bring up statistical analysis. Granted some are here for fun but I take this seriously. Like Kirklan said, it definitely isn't a guessing game, but there is some ambiguity.

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Jared Mitchell

Where can I find the draft order?

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Kevin Lacy It's on the draft page. Sorry for the long delay in getting that up there. I had been trying (unsuccessfully) to make it more automated prior to posting it, plus there were a number of quirks to this year's order. Your team pages now show the exact picks you own (although that 'draft year' bug that I thought I fixed two years ago has suddenly reappeared on the right side).

Also cheers to Travis for having the correct draft order on the forum in the interim.

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Thomas Gidlow

RIP Ray Emery. So sad...apparently died in a drowning accident. :(

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Stephen Gough Even thought he beated to his own drum, he added a swagger to the Sens

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Doug Waite

Between the articles by Thomas and Kyle, I need to step my game up.

Offseason starts early for the Blackhawks
New acquisitions already shaping Chicago's future

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Shaun Stephens yes I would take a little bit of this thing called time as well please

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Kevin Lacy

Great article. It was the season the Sharks organization needed. As I always say, if you're not in the NHL playoffs, you'd better be in the AHL playoffs (even though it's improbable for all 15 teams to do). Otherwise, your team is trending in the wrong direction. You've built a good foundation. No reason the Sharks can't be a playoff team in two years, if not sooner!

San Jose Sharks 2017-18 Review
Weighing the Pros & Cons of Another Long Season

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Kevin Lacy Haha I still think the whole "Things Kevin Says" deal is quite justified

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Bob McGugan

Good read Thomas!

Offseason starts early for the Blackhawks
New acquisitions already shaping Chicago's future

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Kevin Lacy

Alex Burrows made a ridiculous $7.5M last season to play 7 minutes a night but retired as a Cup champ. Living the dream! ;)

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Thomas Gidlow Well when Al MacInnis comes out of retirement next February and Insign him to a $10 million contract, he will have a ring too. : P

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Thomas Gidlow

I'll tell you one thing that is a surefire success - your writing ability sir. Fantastic article!!

San Jose Sharks 2017-18 Review
Weighing the Pros & Cons of Another Long Season

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Kyle Phillips Thanks Thomas, much appreciated. *tips cap*

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Just an update on putting the site into offseason mode. I've been testing out some security patches for the website that are well beyond my level of expertise. But since I've been on a good roll on learning what to and not to do, I've been trying to keep my focus only on this task. That's why there hasn't been an offseason data update yet, which requires a great deal of attention in its own right. Rest assured, it'll happen sometime this week!

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: 2018-07-20
Brad Richardson
2018 DP - Round 4 (COL)
$4,000,000
: 2018-07-19
Joachim Blichfeld
David Bernhardt
Scott Wilson
2018 DP - Round 4 (STL)
: 2018-07-18
Ian Cole Zack Kassian
2018 DP - Round 5 (TOR)
2018 DP - Round 5 (NYI)
: 2018-07-17
Darren Helm Zemgus Girgensons
2019 DP - Round 5 (ANA)
: 2018-07-13
Tyler Johnson
$1,000,000
Charlie Coyle
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Steve Mason
 
 
 
 
82 WPG $6,000,000
Eddie Lack
 
 
 
 
74 MTL $3,500,000
Nick Bonino
 
 
 
 
69 PIT $4,125,000
Andrej Sekera
 
 
 
 
69 MTL $5,750,000
Brock Nelson
 
 
 
68 CGY $3,500,000
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Carey Price
 
 
 
 
87 31 UFA
Devan Dubnyk
 
 
 
 
86 32 UFA
Pekka Rinne
 
 
 
 
85 36 UFA
Tuukka Rask
 
 
 
 
85 31 UFA
Cory Schneider
 
 
 
 
84 32 UFA
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[7/19/2018] - Dan Catenacci transferred overseas.
[7/19/2018] - TRADE: Chicago Blackhawks acquired Scott Wilson and a 2018 4th round pick from the St. Louis Blues for Joachim Blichfeld and David Bernhardt.
[7/19/2018] - Patrick Cannone transferred overseas.
[7/19/2018] - Brent Regner transferred overseas.
[7/19/2018] - Mathieu Brodeur transferred overseas.
[7/18/2018] - Mike Blunden transferred overseas.
[7/18/2018] - TRADE: New York Islanders acquired Ian Cole from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Zack Kassian and two 2018 5th round picks.
[7/18/2018] - Ottawa Senators reached a new affiliation agreement with the Belleville Senators.
[7/18/2018] - Mackenzie Skapski transferred overseas.
[7/18/2018] - Michael Latta transferred overseas.
[7/18/2018] - Teemu Pulkkinen transferred overseas.
[7/17/2018] - TRADE: New York Rangers acquired Darren Helm from the St. Louis Blues for Zemgus Girgensons and a 2019 5th round pick.
[7/17/2018] - Torrey Mitchell transferred overseas.
[7/16/2018] - Victor Bartley transferred overseas.
[7/16/2018] - Adam Comrie transferred overseas.
[7/15/2018] - The Elite Hockey Experience mourns the death of Ray Emery. 1982–2018
[7/15/2018] - Los Angeles Kings reached a new affiliation agreement with the San Diego Gulls.
[7/14/2018] - Tyler Biggs transferred overseas.
[7/14/2018] - Steven Hodges announced his retirement.
[7/13/2018] - TRADE: Chicago Blackhawks acquired Tyler Johnson and cash considerations from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Charlie Coyle.
[7/13/2018] - TRADE: Dallas Stars acquired Denis Smirnov, a 2018 5th round pick, and cash considerations from the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2018 2nd round pick.
[7/13/2018] - TRADE: Chicago Blackhawks acquired a 2018 3rd round pick from the Dallas Stars for 2019 3rd round pick and cash considerations.
[7/13/2018] - Dustin Gazley transferred overseas.
[7/12/2018] - Simon Despres was reassigned to the Maple Leafs.
[7/12/2018] - Greg Rallo announced his retirement.
[7/12/2018] - Christian Thomas transferred overseas.
[7/12/2018] - Mitchell Heard transferred overseas.
[7/11/2018] - Darren Nowick transferred overseas.
[7/10/2018] - Joe Whitney transferred overseas.
[7/10/2018] - Matt Ginn transferred overseas.

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