June 16 2016 10:00PM
18 year old Michael McLeod of the Mississauga Steelheads checks in at #14 in our Nation Network draft rankings. The centre is the epitome of a playmaker, amassing 40 assists and 21 goals in 57 games. McLeod has been playing on and off with Alex Nylander, another future first round draft pick.
Lets take a look at what McLeod brings to the table.
June 16 2016 02:30PM
Avalanche NOT trading D Tyson Barrie, GM Joe Sakic tells me. LT deal preferred for RFA, or arbitration. "Either way, he'll be here" - Sakic— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) June 16, 2016
There aren’t a lot of good right-shot defencemen certain to be available in trade or via free agency this summer. Tyson Barrie was one of the few players widely believed to be on the market, a skilled offensive defenceman looking for a raise from a team that was thought to be lukewarm to the prospect.
June 16 2016 01:00PM
It is no surprise the television ratings in Canada during the 2016 NHL playoffs were down. With no Canadian teams entered it was obvious the numbers would be low. However, in the United States they had 16 teams in the postseason for the first time ever, yet their ratings were well below the past few seasons.
Despite having one of the league's best players involved, viewership for the Stanley Cup Finals was down 29% from last year and 23% from 2014. That is a massive drop, and the NHL needs to address the reality that fewer people are watching games on cable TV.
June 16 2016 11:30AM
The Edmonton Oilers will be shopping heavily over the next two weeks—draft, trades and free agency all in play. We have examined most of the NHL options, but what with possible targets being taken off the trade table in Carolina, Chicago and Denver, we may be looking at other options fairly soon. What about the bubbling under prospects in the AHL? With Edmonton needing help on right defense and the NHL men appearing to be fewer and farther between, let's have a look at some strong options in the AHL.
June 16 2016 07:00AM
My friends, I am here, today, to bestow the Nation's praise onto a fine group of fantasy hockey heroes. This group of fantasy heroes opened up their wallets for a chance at glory and prizes, and today is the day where we announce the winners of the NationDrafts playoff pool!