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Dylan has been an Associate Editor of DailyFaceoff since 2018 and a co-host of the DFO Podcast since 2015.

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2018-19 Season Preview: Florida Panthers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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The Florida Panthers ended the 2017-18 season with a 44-30-8 record, finishing just a single point shy of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They finished the year strong, winning their last five games, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 12-16-5 record to open the season.  Their top-six group of forwards was as strong as any…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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The Bruins are coming off a strong 2017-18 that saw them go 50-20-12. Their 112 points was good enough for fourth in the league but only second in the Atlantic Division, finishing one point behind the Tampa Bay Lightning. They eliminated their divisional rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs, in game 7 of the first round…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Maple Leafs finished the 2017-18 season with 105 points and a 49-26-7 record. They were bounced in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight season, losing in 7 games to their divisional rivals, the Boston Bruins. They made easily the biggest splash of the off-season, signing free agent John Tavares to…

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2018-19 Season Preview: New York Rangers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Rangers sputtered to a 34-39-9 record in 2017-18, finishing with 77 points, their worst finish since the 2003-04 season. It was a far fall from the 102-point effort they put together in 2016-17, and it cost head coach Alain Vigneault his job.  With no major offseason acquisitions to speak of, the Rangers enter 2018-19…

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2018-19 Season Preview: New York Islanders

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Islanders enter the post-Tavares era in 2018-19, or perhaps more accurately, the Mathew Barzal era. The departure of John Tavares bumps Barzal from complementary sidepiece to franchise cornerstone. Coming off an 85-point rookie season, he’s the building block Lou Lamoriello will need to lay a foundation around. The holes left in the Islander roster…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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The Hurricanes finished with a disappointing 83 points last season despite leading the league with a 54.45 CorsiFor%. Unsurprisingly, they finished fourth last in 5v5 Shooting Percentage and second last in 5v5 Save Percentage. Their SH% is due to bounce back, but a questionable goaltending tandem means there’s no guarantee they improve on their .909…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

Monday, September 17, 2018

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The Blue Jackets’ 45 wins last year only earned them a fourth-place finish in a stacked Metropolitan division. They took the Capitals to Game 6 of the first round but were ultimately defeated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions. Given their young core, Columbus should continue to improve this season, but they failed to add…

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Senators Trade Erik Karlsson to Sharks

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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  The San Jose Sharks announced they acquired  Erik Karlsson and Francis Perron from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, Rudolfs Balcers, Josh Norris, a  2019 second-round pick, a 2020 first-round pick, and two more conditional draft picks. Karlsson is the obvious centrepiece in this deal, but here’s what we know about the other pieces involved in the trade: The…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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After three straight second-round exits from the playoffs, the Capitals finally broke through in 2017-18 and won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. The Ovechkin-era Capitals were long overdue for a championship, having won the President’s Trophy three times since drafting the Great Eight in 2004. Braden Holtby surrendered his starting job to Phillipp Grubauer at the end…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2017-18 season as back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions, looking to become the first team to win three in a row since the 1981-83 New York Islanders. Instead, they were bounced from the second round by their rivals and eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals. Now they come into the 2019…

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