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Second-round NHL predictions: Staff picks for each series, Cup champ, Conn Smythe and more

Second-round NHL predictions: Staff picks for each series, Cup champ, Conn Smythe and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning–Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues–Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers–Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers–Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games begin? What have we learned so far? Who …

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Down Goes Brown: Chaos, comedy, conspiracies in the draft lottery power rankings

Down Goes Brown: Chaos, comedy, conspiracies in the draft lottery power rankings

The draft lottery goes tomorrow night, meaning all you fans of the bad teams will have something to pay attention to for an hour before going back to hate-watching the playoffs. It’s a bit of a weird year, with some new rules kicking in and a consensus top pick in Shane Wright who’s considered blue …

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Pronman: Is Shane Wright still the No. 1 pick? What's at stake at the NHL Draft Lottery

Pronman: Is Shane Wright still the No. 1 pick? What’s at stake at the NHL Draft Lottery

Shane Wright entered the 2021-22 season as the consensus No. 1 prospect for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. He was considered a true elite prospect by many scouts, a potential star No. 1 center. After being granted exceptional status to play in the OHL as a 15-year-old, he promptly scored 39 goals in 58 OHL …

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