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NHL Draft

2019 Post-U18 NHL Mock Draft

The 2019 NHL Draft is just around the corner, and this means Scrimmage and Stats is bringing you some content on players coming out of this very exciting 2019 class. After spending the better part of 9 months watching over 100 young men play this beautiful game, we’ve compiled, after great debate, our top-31 list. …
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2018 NHL Draft: The Turning Point

For all the Hab fans who were shocked at some of the picks made by the Canadiens, worry not. This was as solid a draft as can be for Trevor Timmins, Shane Churla and the rest of the scouting staff. After partaking in the NHL combine, a combine in Montreal and another in Stockholm, the …
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The 5 Best Rebuilds in the NHL Salary Cap Era

In an era where teams can no longer solve their issue with free-agent splurges, drafting and development have become an essential aspect of long-term NHL success. This means that teams must draft, develop and, in key situations, trade their assets to push for the Cup. It would be excessively easy to simply finish last and …
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Canucks on the Cusp of Something Special

The Vancouver Canucks and their fans have gone through a whirlwind of emotions over the last 5 years. They have finished in the bottom 10 of the NHL standings for years. Adding insult to injury is the fact that they consistently seem to have been shafted at the Draft Lottery. In 2016, the Canucks finished …
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2018 Post-Lottery Mock Draft

With the Stanley Cup Finals starting up on Monday, most hockey fans are getting excited about the upcoming NHL Draft. After the NHL Draft Lottery confirmed that Buffalo, Carolina and Montreal would be picking in the top 3, fans have been buzzing. It is assumed among hockey experts that #1 rated defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will …
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3rd Overall Dilemma: The Ballad of the Montreal Canadiens

When the Montreal Canadiens won one of the three spots in the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery, many were dreaming of Rasmus Dahlin in the bleu-blanc-rouge. Unfortunately for Hab Fans, the Canadiens fell just short by winning the third overall spot. Although Rasmus Dahlin would have been a game-changer for the Canadiens, the player that Montreal …
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