Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day – December 28

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Good afternoon friends! Hockey, well NHL that is, is back in full swing and the holiday roster freeze is over. I don’t expect we’ll see a blockbuster trade right out of the gate, but I’m sure deals will start to trickle in as the New Year hits and teams begin to fall out of the race.

Today we’ll take a look at some bold predictions for 2018, a completely laughable assumption from a certain Sabre, Nashville’s potential secret weapon and more!

Top Hockey News Of The Day – December 28

– Next Monday will mark the first day of 2018. With a new year comes a new playoff race, new postseason, draft and much more. Some crazy things are sure to happen in 2018 in the NHL. Sportsnet’s Luke Fox takes a stab at what some of those things will be with his top ten bold predictions for 2018.

– The Nashville Predators are once again poised for a deep playoff run. This time around, many people believe that Nashville will be the favorite to represent the west as we approach the annual tournament. The Preds have already added Kyle Turris, but many people believe that Nashville will find a way to add another piece or two before the trade deadline. One of those pieces, according to the Tennessean, could be first round pick Eeli Tolvanen.

– Last night, the Buffalo Sabres went into the final minutes of their game against the New York Islanders leading 2-1. The end result? A 3-2 overtime loss for the Sabres. The big play in this loss? A goal that was determined via a controversial video review. Buffalo netminder Robin Lehner was not happy with the call, and sounded off on a tough few days for Buffalo sports and video review via Sportsnet.

– One of the first trades we could see with the roster freeze lifted? Anthony Duclair making his way out of Arizona. The once highly touted prospect has struggled mightily in the desert after a good start, and SB Nation’s Satchel Price reports that Arizona could be willing to move the youngster to give him a fresh start.

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