September 23rd, 2015 In Flyers Management, Flyers Transactions, Philadelphia Flyers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Philadelphia Flyers organization has too many players. At the moment, there are roughly 21 defensemen in training camp vying for 12 spots on the Flyers and Phantoms (16 spots if each team carries two extras). In terms of forwards, there are over 30 players in camp, most of whom can hope to earn one of 24 spots on the Flyers and...

September 21st, 2015 In Oilers Transactions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers re-signed Oscar Klefbom to a seven-year contract. The deal, worth $29 Million with an annual average value (AAV) of $4.176 Million, ensures Klefbom's presence on the Oilers blue-line until the 2022-23 season. However, mere hours after the signing was announced, negativity quickly began to...

September 15th, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

If you've never heard of Artemi Panarin, you are in the majority of NHL fans. No need to worry though, he will be a household name in the very near future. The native of Korkino, Russia has played in the KHL since he was just 17-years old. After his seventh season, Panarin had become a superstar of the league, while still at the ripe age of 23....

September 15th, 2015 In Commentary, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Although the 2015-16 season has yet to officially get under way, let's take a quick look ahead to what projects to be yet another incredibly busy, and exciting, year in the NHL. At the moment, a number of highly skilled NHL stars are set to become Unrestricted Free Agents, all of which are in line for significant pay raises. However, in many...

September 14th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

As the 2015-16 season begins, it's safe to say that the Edmonton Oilers will be a much improved club. Still, this is an organization in transition and more moves are going to be needed before this roster resembles anything close to a Stanley Cup contender. The two more popular names to throw out there are the bigger name players like Jordan...

August 31st, 2015 In Calgary Flames, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Calgary Flames have had an interesting past few months. They made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and won a playoff round for the first time in over a decade. They signed Jon Gillies, college hockey's top goaltender and most valuable player for the NCAA's national champions. They added veteran Czech defender Jakub Nakladal. They...

August 11th, 2015 In Canucks History, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

In the slow time of the year in the hockey world, and amidst a summer of confusing trades for the Vancouver Canucks, it makes for a good time to focus on trades that have proved to be the most beneficial over the team's history. The Canucks have acquired a good portion of their best ever players via trade, including three of their four top...

August 10th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Management, Maple Leafs Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

When Brendan Shanahan was introduced as Maple Leafs President, he promised a culture change. We now have a clear indication as to what he meant. Shanahan is laying the groundwork for, what he hopes will become, a future dynasty. For the first time (in decades, if ever), the Maple Leafs are drafting prospects with immense skill and...

August 10th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The history of the offer sheet in the NHL is an interesting one. In the 1990s, the offer sheet was a popular tool among GMs, with 25 being extended in the decade, and to some popular names like Scott Stevens, Teemu Selanne, and Sergei Fedorov. But from 1999 to 2005, a dead period existed when there wasn't a single offer sheet signed. There has...

August 6th, 2015 In Canucks Transactions, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It's been a puzzling offseason so far in Vancouver. Several trades have left the Canucks faithful wondering where this team is headed, next season and beyond. It appears on paper that the team may have a long season ahead in what should be a powerhouse Pacific Division. Vancouver is looking to get younger, which for the most part GM Jim...

July 14th, 2015 In Power Rankings, Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Related Reading NHL Off-Season Report Card: Atlantic Division NHL Off-Season Report Card: Metropolitan Division NHL Off-Season Report Card: Central Division Anaheim Ducks - Grade: B+ Notable Additions: Carl Hagelin, Anton Khudobin, Kevin Bieksa, Shawn Horcoff, Chris Stewart Notable Subtractions: Emerson Etem, James Wisniewski, Matt...

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