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NHL Power Rankings: The story of the second half for all 32 teams
With just two weeks remaining in the regular season — yes, really — we thought we’d examine the last chunk of time shared by every squad and determine what the story of the second half has been for all 32 clubs.

The story of Nashville’s second half is just injury after injury.

Hughes, emerging on and off ice, helps Canucks make positive Pride Night statement
Quinn Hughes, whose emergence this season as a team leader is every bit as impressive as his development into an elite player, gave the latest example of his off-ice leadership ahead of Vancouver’s annual Pride Night celebration. “I know in our organization everyone is welcomed.”

Way to go, Quinn Hughes.

One player to watch on each team through the OHL playoffs
The OHL Playoffs will begin on Thursday, and Sam Cosentino gets you set with one player to watch on each of the 16 participating team.

I’m sure some future draftees or undrafted prospects will be trying to make a name for themselves.

Scout’s Analysis: Updated reports on top five prospects for 2023 NHL Draft
Ahead of his updated draft list being released Thursday, scout Jason Bukala teases the top five with fresh reports on each player.

It’s almost Draft Season!

Brian Boyle announces NHL retirement, will join NHL Network as studio analyst
In a career that spanned 14 years and 871 games, Boyle registered 141 goals, and 111 assists for 252 points.

Boyle’s time with Nashville was short, but I loved every minute of his time in gold.

Super 16: Bruins No. 1 in power rankings; questions before playoffs begin
The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers could be on a collision course to face off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the sixth time in NHL history and first time in 11 years.

I have a lot of questions about most of the bubble teams. It seems that the gap is very, very wide this year.

AHL notebook: Prospects with NHL experience to watch in postseason push
With the American Hockey League regular season down to its final two-plus weeks, some NHL teams have opted to send top prospects with NHL experience to their AHL affiliates to face the pressure and scrutiny that comes with the push to the Calder Cup Playoffs.

It’s AHL playoff season, too.

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