January 18th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins need to make a significant improvement at this year's trade deadline if they hope to regain their reputation as one of the East's best. Despite allowing the eighth least amount of goals per game in the league (2.37), the Penguins are giving up the third most shots against per game (31.8). While fans are calling on the...

January 18th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top Stories, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The trade deadline is fast approaching. From power play centerpieces to third pairing depth additions, defensemen are a hot commodity this season. Below is a look at 20 defensemen who may be on the market and what kind of solutions they could present for interested teams. 1. Dustin Byfuglien Byfuglien may be one of the two most coveted...

January 14th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Wild Goaltending 0 comments

It was one year ago today -- January 14, 2015 -- that the Minnesota Wild sent a third round pick to the Arizona Coyotes to acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Following that trade, Dubnyk piloted the Wild to an incredible late-season run that saw them make the playoffs, while he earned Vezina finalist honors and a six-year, $4.3 million contract...

January 12th, 2016 In Ottawa Senators, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Once again St. Louis Blues' All-Star defenseman and American Olympian Kevin Shattenkirk's name has popped up in trade rumors. Last summer, multiple reports linked the 26-year-old d-man to a number of teams, most prominently the Edmonton Oilers. Obviously, Shattenkirk wasn't traded and he remained in St. Louis, where he continues to rack up...

January 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Rumors, Top 10 Lists, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

In response to a few big trades last week, the NHL is once again giddy with trade deadline talk. And with good reason, as the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline has the potential to be one of the most active in recent memory. Last week, we saw two trades. The first featured the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings, with Luke Schenn and Vincent...

January 11th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

What should the Detroit Red Wings consider on the trade market? While the Detroit Red Wings front office discusses potential roster-improvement opportunities, the NHL has seen a flurry of transactions recently. After nearly half a season of inactivity on the trade front, the NHL was taken by storm with a few high-profile trades to start the New...

January 8th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On Thursday, January 7th, the Colorado Avalanche placed defenseman Brandon Gormley on Waivers, most likely for the purpose of assigning him to the American Hockey League and their affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Come 12 P.M on January 8th, he had cleared Waivers, with no teams interested in his services. Originally drafted by...

January 5th, 2016 In Trades Contracts and Transactions, Winnipeg Jets 0 comments

Since the Winnipeg Jets franchise moved from Atlanta, Andrew Ladd has been the focus point of fans and media. The only captain that Jets fans have known, Ladd quickly became a fan favorite as a hard-working and tough, two-way forward. As the captain he was always available for the media and embodied what this team was trying to become. Things...

December 29th, 2015 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With the NHL Trade Deadline a few short months away, February 29th, 2016, speculation has already begun to surround numerous players and their respective futures. As the 2016 off-season slowly approaches, a number of highly talented and valuable players are set to become Unrestricted Free Agents (UFAs). Amongst these players are Carolina...

December 23rd, 2015 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Top 10 Lists, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With rumors that Ryan Johansen may be on the move from Columbus not dying down, here are eight potential trade partners for the Blue Jackets and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen that could work in both directions. Nashville Predators It's no secret that Nashville has a lot of the pieces of a championship team, but no number one center and no...

December 22nd, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, Top 10 Lists, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The NHL rumor mill has begun to churn. Although we have yet to turn the calendar and welcome in 2016, speculation has already begun regarding the future homes of numerous stars, in particular those who are pending Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA) and are set to become Free Agents come July 1st. With such a strong potential free agent class,...

December 5th, 2015 In Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

During the 2014 NHL entry draft the Pittsburgh Penguins made a trade and it was a big one. They sent the goal scoring wing James Neal to the Nashville Predators for forwards Nick Spaling and Patric Hornqvist. I was not a fan of this trade when it happened and I'm still not a fan to this date. Hornqvist has been a positive addition to the Penguins...

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