Western Conference Power Rankings

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Power rankings are fun because they are subjective; in late September, it is a guess how teams will fare from the outset. Without anything to go on besides last season’s performances, beliefs are written in pencil (not pen) about each player and team. As Voltaire said, “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an … Read the whole thing.

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17 Entry-Level Players to Watch in 2014-15

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The restrictive rookie pay scale means that sometimes mega-talents are employed at a huge bargain during their first contract. If a player proves skillful and adaptive enough to succeed in the NHL in his formative years, two options emerge when he reaches the second contract: big money with term, or a bridge contract – a … Read the whole thing.

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