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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
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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
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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 […]

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Trade Deadline Day Leaves Oilers Defense Dangerously Thin

The Edmonton Oilers and Craig MacTavish may not have made the blockbuster deal at the deadline they have been so desperately trying to pull off, but it doesn’t mean they […]

by · March 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Ryan Kesler's name has been popping up everywhere in trade rumours (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Trying to Make Sense of the (Lack of a) Ryan Kesler Deal

What ownership wants, ownership will get. I’m of course referring to the ownership of the Vancouver Canucks. Who on Wednesday, as one writer said “put the kibosh on any deal […]

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Dallas Stars Strike Nice Balance With Pre-Deadline Deals

  It wasn’t the trade deadline that many Dallas Stars fans expected, but it turned out to be a very memorable one nevertheless. Following months of speculation leading up to […]

by · March 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Vanek was a key piece for the Minnesota Wild in free agency. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Adieu, Thomas Vanek: Winger Traded to the Canadiens

It happened. It really happened. And boy, were the fans mad. The New York Islanders acquired a 2014 2nd round pick and prospect Sebastian Collberg from the Montreal Canadiens in […]

by · March 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Andrew MacDonald Off the Island, and the Return was Great

The hopes of many Islander fans were answered on Tuesday when Andrew MacDonald was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. #Isles get 2014 3rd rounder and a 2015 2nd rounder for MacDonald from […]

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Captain Chaos: Ryan Callahan and Martin St. Louis

In what has been an already chaotic trade deadline the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning stole the show exchanging captains. The major catalyst behind this deal was the […]

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Rangers Pay Steep Price in Captain Swap

The New York Rangers made a big splash at the trade deadline, sending captain and pending unrestricted free agent Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning.   In return, the Bolts […]