Posts From Liz Pendergraft

New York Rangers Season Preview

At the end of last season, the New York Rangers were the talk of the NHL. James Dolan finally remembered he owned a hockey team, but several people in the front office paid the price for that.

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Carolina Hurricanes 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Carolina Hurricanes made waves taking a total of 13 picks in the draft. They traded back five times throughout the draft, and it became clear that the Hurricanes were focusing on quantity as the draft went on.

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Florida Panthers 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Florida Panthers cruised into the 2021 NHL Draft on the tail-end of the best regular season in franchise history. While they didn’t trade any of this year’s picks, they did acquire Sam Reinhart from the Buffalo Sabres.

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Pittsburgh Penguins 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Pittsburgh Penguins went into the 2021 NHL Draft with five total picks. However, they had no first-round selection, and three of their picks came in the seventh round.

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Philadelphia Flyers 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Philadelphia Flyers ended the 2020-21 season sixth in their division. They started out great and looked like they were playoff bound, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be this year.

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Columbus Blue Jackets 2021 NHL Draft Recap

After coming in last in the Central Division, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back in the Metropolitan division, looking to continue with their rebuild. Despite not having actually said the word “rebuild”, it is what it is.

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Colorado Avalanche 2021 NHL Draft Recap

After a disappointing run in the playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche turned their eyes toward the draft. Wade Klippenstein is the new Director of Amateur Scouting, and he’s been with the team since 2016. He understands what the franchise’s front office is looking for in a pick.

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Chicago Blackhawks 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Chicago Blackhawks last won the Stanley Cup in the 2014-2015 season. Since then, they’ve only made the playoffs three times, with all three chances ending in first-round losses.

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Dallas Stars 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Dallas Stars were looking good going into the draft without any noticeable need. However, it was necessary to start building up their prospect pool after having five picks last year and just four the year prior.

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