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    Nick’s NHL Wrap-Up: December 17, 2018

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    Welcome to Nick’s NHL wrap where I’ll bring a weekly digest of NHL content here on Slant Sports. I’ll cover the latest trending topics of the game to keep you up to date, in case you missed something. You’ll also see the stand-out game of the week as well as a league-wide stock watch where […] More

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    NHL Breakout Players For 2018-19

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    You know they’re out there — the third-liner who showed glimpses last year, the solid supporting player poised to get a shot at a lead role, the high draft pick who has served his time in the minors, a backup traded to a better situation. Somebody who wasn’t anybody is going to surprise everybody. It […] More

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    NHL’s Offseason Losers

    After covering the teams that won this NHL offseason, it’s time to get to the clubs that have struggled this summer. Of course, this wasn’t a very deep free agent class which made things all the more competitive for teams to improve. The running theme throughout this piece will be missing out on retaining or […] More

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    NHL’s Offseason Winners

    As we head into August the NHL offseason is at its most quiet point. The once scolding-hot stove is now ice cold barring the occasional rumor. But there was a lot of action that shook up the league at the start of the summer as teams did what they could to improve for next season. […] More

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    Nick’s Western Conference First Round Picks

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    We pick up with the second part of my playoff preview looking at the Western Conference matchups in round one. The West is once again the class of the league with six 100-point teams, a few of which showed real dominance from start to finish this year. We’ll start with the Central division matchups, which […] More

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    Nick’s Eastern Conference 1st-Round Picks

    I’ve written a lot about the NFL for this site, so I wanted to switch it up with this piece. My favorite sport is in fact hockey, and I have followed it closely for many years now. While my beloved New York Rangers missed out on the big dance this year, the playoffs are the […] More

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    Central Division Winners and Losers

    The dog days of the NHL offseason are upon us.  Time for a quick look at what the teams in the Central Division did this summer (so far) and decide whether they got stronger or weaker! Listed in order of finish this past season: Team Gained Lost +/- Chicago Bouma, Berube, Oesterle, Wingels, Sharp, Saad […] More