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Mike Yeo’s Seat Finally Cooling In Minnesota

It took about 24 hours after the Wild’s Game 6 loss to Chicago for reports to begin circulating that coach Mike Yeo would be getting a prompt contract extension. Those […]

by · May 16, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Minnesota Wild, Trades Contracts and Transactions
No one ever expected a Tampa stopover for Sam Gagner then Arizona did they? (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

The Sad Reality of a Sam Gagner Trade

For years Gagner has been the center of trade talks in Edmonton but will this finally be the off-season in which a deal actually takes place? Gagner was pegged to […]

by · May 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Mikhail Grabovski will be given a chance to play alongside John Tavares, but how well will he do? (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

Mikhail Grabovski – How Much Is He Worth?

Who Is Mikhail Grabovski? Mikhail Grabovski, aka “Grabo,” is a centreman who plays for the Washington Capitals.  He is a 2004 fifth round draft choice of the Montreal Canadiens.  He […]

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Ben Scrivens, Heart of Oil Country

Since arriving from Los Angeles, Ben Scrivens has captured the heart of hockey in Edmonton and he’s provided the Oilers with some long lost stability between the pipes. The Spruce […]

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P.K. Subban’s Contract Negotiations

  When P.K. Subban signed his bridge contract most figured he’d stroll into an open vault for his next one. Over the past few months his value seems to have […]

by · April 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Insanity in Nashville, Predators Wasting Shea Weber

The insanity in Nashville has left Shea Weber a very wealthy man. But despite being the game’s highest paid player, Weber failed to get what former teammate Ryan Suter got […]

Milbury shrewdly acquired the draft pick that would become Roberto Luongo.

Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo Not Enough, More Help is Needed

Before the NHL trade deadline, the Florida Panthers made one of the most incredible deals to improve their franchise. The Cats sent goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias to […]

by · March 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Miller was acquired by the Blues on Friday (File Photo)

Was The Trade Deadline A Success For the Buffalo Sabres?

Another trade deadline day has passed in the Buffalo Sabres rebuild. While the changes were even more drastic this year, the question is whether the day can be viewed as […]

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Evaluating the Oilers’ Moves at the Deadline

The trade deadline has come and gone, and it is possible now to reflect on the moves made by the Edmonton Oilers this season. The team clearly focused on acquiring […]

by · March 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Viktor Fasth with the Ducks. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Some Trade Deadline thoughts, and why the Ducks did well

  The NHL trade deadline – or as I’ve creatively renamed it, ‘Christmas Two’ – is usually more hype than substance. After all, us Canadians see it as the second […]

by · March 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Trades Contracts and Transactions
He may not have tried to, but Thomas Vanek ruined the Toronto Maple Leafs' trade deadline (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Deadline Demons: Thomas Vanek Ruined Leafs’ Trade Plans

The Thomas Vanek trade impacted more teams than just the Canadiens and Islanders. The Maple Leafs were having a good day until he swapped teams.

by · March 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell - Photo Credit:  Andy Martin Jr

The Bickell Contract: Albatross or Blessing In Disguise?

One of the surest ways for a professional athlete to secure a big payday is a great postseason run.  Over-zealous GMs with money to burn often mistake a few weeks […]