April 30th, 2015 In Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

In the long run, most trades end up being more or less even. There are the lopsided trades that everyone remembers, but those aren't the norm. Even more uncommon are trades, even the lopsided ones, that send the two franchises involved in polar opposite directions like these four trades. In each case, the winning team was catapulted to instant...

April 28th, 2015 In Hockey History, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Once upon a time, the Dallas Stars owned a 1st round draft pick in arguably the best draft in history, the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. However, the Ducks felt they needed to move up a few spots in hopes of picking up their second possible future star. They were calling around with no luck, until the Stars picked up the phone. Anaheim owned the 36th...

April 28th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Having missed the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season, the coming off-season will be one filled with great change for the perpetually poor Edmonton Oilers. Coaches have come and gone, and so too have players, however each season has yielded the same result for the Oilers, who have failed to reach the post season since the 2005-06...

April 20th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Edmonton Oilers literally won a lottery on the weekend. That, of course, being the NHL draft lottery — better known as the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. This, as Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish termed it, is a “game-changer for the franchise.” It also, undoubtedly, changes the way MacTavish must approach this off-season. In...

April 14th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Situation: Prior to the 2008-2009 campaign, the Ottawa Senators were in the midst of an eleven-year postseason streak that saw them finish as the top team in the Eastern Conference twice. However, the club failed to win a the Stanley Cup in that span, which frustrated both the team and its fanbase. Ottawa had not raised the Cup since...

April 13th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Earlier today Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish addressed the media in his end of season press conference and once again painfully preached patience to an Oilers fanbase that hasn’t seen a playoff game in almost a decade. "I think we can be a competitive team, for sure, but we’ve got to make additions there. For me, it gets to how much...

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...

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