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Who should be chosen 1st overall: Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko?

June 3, 2019 - 12:06 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on which player – Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko – should be selected 1st overall. Todd Cordell Jack Hughes. His game is perfectly built for the modern NHL, which puts a premium on speed, skill, and puc...

Which forwards should teams avoid in free agency?

June 6, 2019 - 12:11 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on which forwards teams should avoid in unrestricted free agency. Todd Cordell Wayne Simmonds. A down season no doubt hurt his value but I continue to see reporters talk about the playoff performances o...

Which defensemen should teams avoid in free agency?

June 7, 2019 - 1:48 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on which blueliners teams should avoid in unrestricted free agency. Todd Cordell Tyler Myers might not make it to the open market – the Winnipeg Jets seem intent on keeping him, especially if they dea...

Thoughts on Jeff Skinner's lucrative extension with the Buffalo Sabres?

June 8, 2019 - 12:21 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on Jeff Skinner's eight-year, $72 million extension with the Buffalo Sabres. Todd Cordell It might seem like an overpayment on the surface but I think the contract is fairly easy to justify when you dig...

Which under the radar forwards should teams target in free agency?

June 10, 2019 - 11:22 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on some under the radar forwards teams should target on the open market. Todd Cordell I think Joonas Donskoi could be a very nice addition to any team. The 27-year-old has quietly averaged 39 points...