April 10th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The search continues as the Edmonton Oilers look to get some stability in net going into the 2015-16 NHL season. Before fans start jumping up and down, screaming and hollering about the performance of Laurent Brossoit (49 saves  last night) remember that rushing another young 22-year-old into the mix in a high-pressure position is the last...

April 2nd, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers reached a two year contract extension with Anton Lander. The extension will pay Lander 925K in 2015-16 and 1.05 Million in the 2016-17 season. Lander, who was originally drafted by the Oilers in the second round, 40th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, is in his fourth season with the...

March 31st, 2015 In Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Situation In the 2007-2008 season, the Buffalo Sabres were in the mix of the playoff hunt in the middle of February. Piggybacking off of incredible performances by Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, and Thomas Vanek, the team was searching for its third consecutive postseason birth. Granted, this club was not as good as they were the...

March 25th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

As the 2014-15 NHL season comes to a close, the Edmonton Oilers will once again attempt to address the major needs within their roster. As they long have been, defense and goaltending remain the major areas in which the Oilers must make drastic improvements. In goal, there are a number of goalies which Edmonton could and should pursue. However,...

March 24th, 2015 In San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Logan Couture has become one of the best first-round draft picks in San Jose Sharks' history. Selected ninth overall in the 2007 Entry Draft, he has been successful in teal and is now one of the key pieces in the Sharks' plans for the future. However, the pick used to draft him was not originally San Jose's. The team had to make a three-way...

March 23rd, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Rumors, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With the completion of the 2014-15 National Hockey League regular season just around the corner, one cannot help but wonder where the Edmonton Oilers organization will go from here. While few had the Orange and Blue down as being a legitimate playoff contender prior to the start of the season, many were expecting this group to at least take a step...

March 18th, 2015 In Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

In the course of negotiations between NHL GMs, many potential deals are thrown back and forth in the bargaining process. Most of the time, these trade talks never come to fruition, falling harmlessly by the wayside. But in some cases, the best trades are the ones that GMs don't make. They may have seemed like good deals at the time, but in...

March 17th, 2015 In San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Situation: Tampa Bay After being ranked number one in the Eastern Conference and winning the Stanley Cup in 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning became a mediocre team in the National Hockey League. They qualified for the playoffs in the two succeeding years as the seventh and eighth seeds, but failed to make it past the first round in both...

March 10th, 2015 In Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Background: Quebec/Colorado Gather round children, it's story time. Once upon a time there was a mediocre hockey team in Canada called the Quebec Nordiques. They were so mediocre that Eric Lindros didn't want to play for them after being selected by the team in 1991. But even though the supposed "Next One" did not wish to play for...

March 5th, 2015 In St Louis Blues, Trades Contracts and Transactions 2 comments

The St. Louis Blues knew they needed depth at the trade deadline this year to ensure they have enough high quality players ready for the long and grueling playoff run that's only a little over a month away. That's why picking up Olli Jokinen, Robert Bortuzzo, and Zybnek Michalek was essential for Doug Armstrong and this year's Blues' team. But did...

March 4th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Well, I guess it’s time to pick up the pieces from my annual trade deadline predictions. As predicted — by online psychics and/or haters — I went 0-for-26 in the big picture. Not a single one of my proposals came to fruition. For the second year in a row, after going 0-for-28 at the 2014 deadline. So, it may come as some surprise that...

March 3rd, 2015 In Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Another trade deadline has come and gone, with more winners than losers this year as far as I’m concerned. Twice as many, in reality. It was a seller’s market and the teams that sold first got the best returns. The teams that held onto their assets until the last possible second got 50 cents on the dollar — see Buffalo, with Chris...

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