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NHL 15: Five Teams to Rebuild in Be a GM


NHL 15: Five Teams to Rebuild in Be a GM

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In EA SPORTS NHL 15, the National Hockey League is the premier competitive league available to play in.  Each of the 30 franchises are rated in Offense, Defense, and Goalie, and here at we’ve created an Overall rating which is an average of those three rating numbers to determine the best and worst teams in this year’s game.  Read on to find out who the Top 5 Rebuilding Projects—the lowest-rated teams—are in NHL 15!


5. Toronto Maple Leafs

(38-36-8, 6th Atlantic Division)

  • Offense: 87
  • Defense: 88
  • Goalie: 88
  • Overall: 87.67

Top 5 Players: Phil Kessel (RW, 90); Tyler Bozak (C, 87); James Van Riemsdyk (LW, 87); Joffrey Lupul (LW, 86); Jonathan Bernier (G, 86)

The Maple Leafs may boast a rich history as a member of the “Original 6” of the National Hockey League, but a recent history which has seen them qualify for the playoffs only once since 2005—and lose in a shocking seven game series to the Boston Bruins in the opening round in 2013—has Toronto among the lower echelon of the league now.  The Atlantic Division competition is fierce, and the Maple Leafs will once again face an uphill battle if they hope to make this season one where the playoffs are a possibility.

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Brian Parker is the Senior Associate Editor at He focuses on the NCAA Football, NHL, and FIFA Soccer franchises, though he plays nearly every sports game on the market. You can follow Brian on Twitter at @Paakaa10.

  • Jrod

    This list is silly, the Leafs and Ducks are not in need of a rebuild. And the Oilers are already a few years into their rebuild.
    Teams that are in need of a rebuild are: Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes, and the New Jersey Devils.

    • ididi

      oh boy, could you be more wrong.

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