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...

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

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray knew it had to be done. He needed to add to acquire at least one blue liner to help the struggling Ducks defense. Along the way, Murray would skim the market and if the right deal presented itself, he would try to acquire some offensive help. As deadline day approached, Murray made smaller moves to help...

March 3rd, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 2 comments

When David Clarkson was first signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 5, 2013, there was a strong reaction from the hockey community. On the one hand, the Maple Leafs were getting a gritty, hard-hitting, hard-working, goal scoring forward who was coming off a couple of impressive seasons. On the other hand, they signed him to a ludicrous...

March 3rd, 2015 In Top 10 Lists, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

One of the more exciting and hectic times on the NHL schedule has passed as of Monday afternoon. The NHL trade deadline was at 3PM Eastern standard time Monday as a number of moves were made. Last night we took a look at the biggest losers of the mad deadline bonanza of trades. What about the winners? Well, here are five of them. Carolina...

March 3rd, 2015 In San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 10 comments

The craziness of the Trade Deadline came and went. The argument over whether the Sharks are packing it in or pushing for the playoffs is underway. Doug Wilson didn't make any huge moves, but he had a few moves he left on the table. Sharks Trade Deadline Summary Before the madness of Monday, the Sharks began slowly making changes. Spoiler...

March 3rd, 2015 In San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 1 comments

Sharks Sacrificed For the Future Doug Wilson may have avoided a blockbuster trade at the deadline, but that does not mean that he wasn't active in the market. In the time leading up to March 2nd, San Jose's general manager executed four trades for his roster. They are listed below: 1) James Sheppard to NYR for a 2016 4th round pick 2)...

March 2nd, 2015 In San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 20 comments

An exhausting couple of days for hockey fans is now over as the 2015 NHL trade deadline has now passed. The obvious question is who came out looking smart and who came out looking, well, not so smart? On my winners list coming out tomorrow you will see teams who were trade partners at the deadline because sometimes trades are good for both teams....

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