January 26th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Top 10 Lists, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

(UPDATE: The Oilers have claimed Clendening.) The Anaheim Ducks waived 23-year-old defenseman Adam Clendening on Tuesday, after having acquired him just the week before via trade. Clendening is on his fourth NHL team over the last two seasons, and hasn't been able to produce much at the NHL level. Yet, he's also just 23 and a...

January 26th, 2016 In Devils History, New Jersey Devils, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

In life, you only get to make one first impression. Such is the case this season with the newest New Jersey Devils, Kyle Palmieri and Lee Stempniak. The following Devils acquisitions also made quite an impact in their first season in the Garden State. Sylvain Turgeon (1989-90) - Acquired from the Hartford Whalers for Pat Verbeek in June of 1989,...

January 22nd, 2016 In Los Angeles Kings, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

It's official: star center Anze Kopitar's eight-year contract extension is signed, sealed and delivered. It may have been a foregone conclusion that Kopitar would re-up with the Kings, but the process was hardly simple. Los Angeles — as is typical for a franchise in the middle of a multi-year run of icing championship-caliber teams — is up...

January 12th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Champions Hockey League (CHL) is set to kick off the first leg of the semifinals on Tuesday with HC Davos of the NLA facing Frolunda Gothenburg of the SHL, and Lukko Rauma and Karpat Oulu, both of the Finnish Liiga, taking each other on. The winner on aggregate of each two game series heads to the CHL championship. Whether you follow...

January 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Rumors, Top 10 Lists, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

In response to a few big trades last week, the NHL is once again giddy with trade deadline talk. And with good reason, as the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline has the potential to be one of the most active in recent memory. Last week, we saw two trades. The first featured the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings, with Luke Schenn and Vincent...

January 9th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Top 10 Lists, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Detroit Red Wings surprised some on Saturday when they waived Jakub Kindl. Despite the initial surprise, the move makes sense. The team has committed to Alexey Marchenko as a roster staple and Kyle Quincey is ready to come off injured reserve. More surprising maybe was that the team had been actively trying to trade Kindl, but couldn't...

January 8th, 2016 In College Hockey, Editor's Choice, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

In their inaugural year at the NCAA Division I level, Arizona State has gained a lot of press for being a trailblazer for growing college hockey in the South. But looking into the archives of NCAA Division I Hockey, there are a few colleges that few would guess once fielded a varsity hockey team. Here are the five most obscure teams in the history...

January 5th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

While Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin has requested a trade, it's clear that this will be a difficult trade to make. General Manager Steve Yzerman's comments indicate that the Lightning aren't overly eager to make a move and the 2015-16 season hasn't been a booming trade year. Add to this that Drouin is difficult to put a price on....

January 5th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The 2017 NHL Draft will mark the first year in the past three without a so-called "generational player". The battle to be the first overall pick will be a close one, and one that could change drastically in the next year and a half leading up to the draft. Overall, the draft looks to be a fairly deep one. There lacks a truly special talent at...

January 4th, 2016 In Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The semifinals are finished and the medal round is set with Russia facing Finland in the gold medal match, and the U.S. playing Sweden for the right to go home with some hardware. Here are nine players who made their mark during the semifinals at the 2016 World Juniors. Mikko Rantanen & Kasperi Kapanen, Team Finland Coming into the tournament...

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