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NHL 14 NHL ’94 Anniversary Mode Gameplay Trailer

The developers of NHL have released more details on their upcoming NHL 14, scheduled to release September 10 in North America.

Details about the new NHL ’94 Anniversary mode have been released!

NHL ’94 ANNIVERSARY MODE TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8pLV4-RImk[/youtube]

Full details on the new NHL ’94 Anniversary Mode trailer can be found at the link below:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-nhl-94-anniversary-mode-revealed

Don’t forget to pre-order NHL 14 for exclusive pre-order content at your favourite game retailers! Details on NHL 14 pre-order bonuses can be found at the following link:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-pre-order

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NHL 14 Goalies Gameplay Improvements Trailer

The developers of NHL have released more details on their upcoming NHL 14, scheduled to release September 10 in North America.

Details about how the Goaltenders have been improved, have been revealed in the following gameplay trailer..

NHL 14 GOALIES GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFhIG7UEfq0[/youtube]

Full details on the new Goalie Gameplay Improvements can be found at the link below:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-gameplay-improvements-goalies

Don’t forget to pre-order NHL 14 for exclusive pre-order content at your favourite game retailers! Details on NHL 14 pre-order bonuses can be found at the following link:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-pre-order

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2013 NHL Entry Draft – By Team

Who did your team draft in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft? Find out by following the links below.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Vancouver Canucks
Winnipeg Jets

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Carolina Hurricanes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
Montreal Canadiens
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals

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2013 NHL Entry Draft Results – Top 10

Sunday June 30 saw the 2013 NHL Entry Draft take place in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The projected top picks include American Defencemen Seth Jones, Canadian Forwards Nathan McKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, Finnish Forward Alexander Barkov Jr., and Russian Forward Valeri Nichuskin.

2013 NHL ENTRY DRAFT – 1ST ROUND – Top 10

Pick – Team – Player Chosen (position in brackets) – Nationality – Junior/Club/College Team

1 – Colorado Avalanche – Nathan McKinnon (C) – Canada – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
2 – Florida Panthers – Alexander Barkov Jr. (C) – Finland – Tappara (SM-liiga)
3 – Tampa Bay Lightning – Jonathan Drouin (LW) – Canada – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
4 – Nashville Predators – Seth Jones (D) – United States – Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
5 – Carolina Hurricanes – Elias Lindholm (C) – Sweden – Brynas IF (SHL)
6 – Calgary Flames – Sean Monahan (C) – Canada – Ottawa 67’s (OHL)
7 – Edmonton Oilers – Darnell Nurse (C) – Canada – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
8 – Buffalo Sabres – Rasmus Ristolainen (D) – Finland – TPS Turku (SM-liiga)
9 – Vancouver Canucks – Bo Horvat (C) – Canada – London Knights (OHL)
10 – Dallas Stars – Valeri Nichuskin (RW) – Russia – HC Dynamo Moscow (KHL)

The biggest trade made during the draft involved the New Jersey Devils trading away the ninth pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, to the Vancouver Canucks, for G Cory Schneider.

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NHL 14 Cover Vote – Final Result

For the first time since John Vanbiesbrouck on the cover of NHL ’97, a Goaltender will grace the cover of an EA Sports NHL game. Martin Brodeur from the New Jersey Devils, and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, were voted by the fans, as the final two, with only one being able to be on the cover of NHL ’14.

So, without further adieu, let’s reveal the winner of the cover vote, for NHL ’14!

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NHL Awards 2012/13

The NHL Awards were announced over two nights on Friday 14th June and Saturday 15th June 2013.

The winners are identified in bold, with finalists/minor placings stated below.

 

NIGHT ONE

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY

Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game

Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins
Pavel Datsyuk – Detroit Red Wings

JACK ADAMS AWARD

Awarded to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success

Paul MacLean – Ottawa Senators
Bruce Boudreau – Anaheim Ducks
Joel Quenneville – Chicago Blackhawks

GM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the top National Hockey League General Manager

Ray Shero – Pittsburgh Penguins
Marc Bergevin – Montreal Canadiens
Bob Murray – Anaheim Ducks

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Moulson – New York Islanders

NHL FOUNDATION PLAYER AWARD

Awarded to the player who applies the core values of hockey to enrich the lives of people in his community

Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings

KING CLANCY MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community

Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins

BILL MASTERTON MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey

Josh Harding – Minnesota Wild
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
Adam McQuaid – Boston Bruins

BRIDGESTONE MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD

Awarded to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season

Daniel Alfredsson – Ottawa Senators
Dustin Brown – Los Angeles Kings
Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks

MAURICE RICHARD TROPHY

Awarded to the top goalscorer in the regular season

Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals – 32gls
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning – 29gls
John Tavares – New York Islanders – 28gls

ART ROSS TROPHY

Awarded to the player with the most points at the end of the regular season

Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning – 60pts
Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning – 57pts
Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals – 56pts

WILLIAM M. JENNINGS TROPHY

Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in the regular season

Corey Crawford/Ray Emery – Chicago Blackhawks

 

NIGHT TWO

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the NHL’s Most Outstanding Rookie

Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers
Brendan Gallagher – Montreal Canadiens
Brandon Saad – Chicago Blackhawks

TED LINDSAY AWARD

Awarded to the NHL’s outstanding player as selected by the members of the NHL Players Association

Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
Martin St. Louis – Tampa Bay Lightning

VEZINA TROPHY

Awarded to the NHL’s top goaltender

Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets
Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers
Antti Niemi – San Jose Sharks

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

P.K. Subban – Montreal Canadiens
Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins
Ryan Suter – Minnesota Wild

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to the NHL’s Most Valuable Player

Alexander Ovechkin – Washington Capitals
Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
John Tavares – New York Islanders

 

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Trailers! Trailers! NHL 14 Trailers! Part Two

The developers of NHL have released more details on their upcoming NHL 14, scheduled to release September 10 in North America.

Details about the new enforcer engine, and the Official E3 Trailer have been released upon the masses of hockey fans.

NHL 14 ENFORCER ENGINE TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMxd8W6r3hA[/youtube]

OFFICIAL E3 NHL 14 TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRdHDI4f2IM[/youtube]

 

Full details on the new Enforcer Engine can be found at the link below:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl14-developer-diary-enforcer-engine

Don’t forget to pre-order NHL 14 for exclusive pre-order content at your favourite game retailers! Details on NHL 14 pre-order bonuses can be found at the following link:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-pre-order

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Trailers! Trailers! NHL 14 Trailers! Part One

The developers of NHL have released more details on their upcoming NHL 14, scheduled to release September 10 in North America.

Two aspects, the new collision system, and gameplay aspects, have been revealed in the past weeks.

NHL 14 COLLISION PHYSICS TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6tggtJBe7c[/youtube]

NHL 14 ONE TOUCH DEKES TRAILER

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJd6-9I2oM[/youtube]

Full details can be found at the links below.

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news/article/nhl14-developer-diary-one-touch-dekes-t-p-s

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news/article/nhl14-developer-diary-collision-physics

Don’t forget to pre-order NHL 14 for exclusive pre-order content at your favourite game retailers! Details on NHL 14 pre-order bonuses can be found at the following link:

http://www.easports.com/nhl/news-updates-gameplay/article/nhl-14-pre-order

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Bored Hockey Fan Fantasy League Awards

Welcome to the Bored Hockey Fan Fantasy League Awards!

There are 13 awards up for grabs, with 8 awards introduced for the 2012-13 season.

VEZINA TROPHY:
Awarded to the team with the league’s top goaltending

2012-13: It’s The Flying V! (GM: ArmchairMVP) and Legs (GM: J)

ART ROSS TROPHY:
Awarded to the team who leads the league in points at the end of the regular season

2011-12: Golden Brett’s Skate (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)
2012-13:
Legs (GM: J)

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY:
Awarded to the most outstanding rookie GM

2012-13: J (Team: Legs)

WILLIAM M. JENNINGS TROPHY:
Awarded to the team whose goaltending had the fewest goals scored against them in the regular season

2012-13: @GoftheInternet (GM: G)

MAURICE ‘ROCKET’ RICHARD TROPHY:
Awarded to the team with the most goals scored in the regular season

2012-13: Hamilton Tigers (GM: Al Creed) and DarkSideOfTheMoen (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC) – 132 goals

+/- AWARD:
Awarded to the team with the highest +/- statistic n the regular season

2012-13: Hamilton Tigers (GM: Al Creed)

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY:
Awarded to the team who exhibited outstanding sportmanship combined with a high standard of scoring ability

2012-13: FistCity CaPs (GM: Mackey Man)

MIKE SILLINGER TROPHY:
GM with the most moves made throughout the regular season

2011-12: Golden Brett’s Skate (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)
2012-13: DarkSideOfTheMoen (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)

NICKLAS LIDSTROM TROPHY:
Awarded for fewest moves made by a GM in the regular season, while actively reaching an admirable level of success

2012-13: Legs (GM: J)

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR:
Awarded to the top General Manager for the season

2012-13: Legs (GM:J)

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY:
Awarded to the best player in the final week of the playoffs, as decided by the winner of the Stanley Cup

2012-13: Jimmy Howard (Team: DarkSideOfTheMoen) (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)

PRESIDENT’S TROPHY:
Awarded to the team with the best overall record based on points in the regular season

2011-12: Golden Brett’s Skate (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)
2012-13: Legs (GM: J)

STANLEY CUP:
Awarded to the BHF Fantasy League Champion

2011-12: Bad News Bruins (GM: Bruce)
2012-13: DarkSideOfTheMoen (GM: ThatDamnDoubleC)

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2013 NHL Draft Lottery Results

April 29 saw the 2013 NHL Draft Lottery take place, which would decide the draft order from 1 to 14 in the upcoming draft, decided by the 14 teams that did not make the Stanley Cup playoffs.

This was the order of placing, and their odds going into the lottery.

Rank Team % of Winning Points
1 Florida Panthers 25.0 36
2 Colorado Avalanche 18.8 39
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 14.2 40
4 Nashville Predators 10.7 41
5 Carolina Hurricanes 8.1 42
6 Calgary Flames 6.2 42
7 Edmonton Oilers 4.7 45
8 Buffalo Sabres 3.6 48
9 New Jersey Devils 2.7 48
10 Dallas Stars 2.1 48
11 Philadelphia Flyers 1.5 49
12 Phoenix Coyotes 1.1 51
13 Winnipeg Jets 0.8 51
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 0.5 55

The lottery results however, showed a slightly different story. They showed that being the worst team in the NHL, doesn’t necessarily grant you the First Overall Pick, as the Colorado Avalanche move up from 2 to 1, at the expense of the Florida Panthers, who take the 2 spot. Otherwise, there was a status quo with all other positions, meaning the draft order for the first 14 picks in the draft at the moment, are as follows:

Rank Team
1 Colorado Avalanche
2 Florida Panthers
3 Tampa Bay Lightning
4 Nashville Predators
5 Carolina Hurricanes
6 Calgary Flames
7 Edmonton Oilers
8 Buffalo Sabres
9 New Jersey Devils
10 Dallas Stars
11 Philadelphia Flyers
12 Phoenix Coyotes
13 Winnipeg Jets
14 Columbus Blue Jackets

The 2013 NHL Draft will be held Sunday June 30.