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Ilya Bryzgalov Arrives in the Great White North

Ilya Bryzgalov has been recalled by the Edmonton Oilers following two AHL starts with the Oklahoma City Barons. He struggled in his first start in OKC, shaking off some of […]

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Defending the Trade That Sent Tyler Seguin To Dallas

On Thursday night, Tyler Seguin set career highs with four goals and five points in Dallas’ 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.  Not surprisingly, this evoked a lot of anger […]

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Blackhawks Look Poised to Repeat; Acquire Versteeg

The Chicago Blackhawks opened up the season as favorites to win the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row and it’s easy to see why. Jonathan Towes is […]

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Should the Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov?

Nail Yakupov has certainly been a hot topic of conversation in recent days. He had already been talked about early in the season as trade bait, his ice cold start […]

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Cha-Ching Time for Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald has been one of the biggest bargains in the National Hockey League the past few seasons. He has been among the leaders in ice time the past three […]

by · November 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Dion Phaneuf NOT Worth $7 Million

As Nick Kypreos recently reported, Dion Phaneuf is seeking a lengthy contract extension. And if the Leafs aren’t careful, it could become costly: Is #Leafs Phaneuf worth 50M over 7 […]

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Downie/Talbot Trade: Who Wins?

News broke yesterday that Colorado’s Steve Downie was being shipped to Philadelphia in exchange for Max Talbot. Almost immediately, the Flyers’ fan base began knocking the trade.  Maxime Talbot was […]

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Top 5 Current Leafs Acquired in Lopsided Deals

There’s always been a lot of buzz about the Leafs making bad deals by giving away draft picks and prospects. For example, Tuukka Rask for Andrew Raycroft (still hurts) and […]

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Ilya Bryzgalov Would be a Good Fit for Edmonton

It is no secret that the goaltending in Edmonton has not been what the team hoped for going into this season. Starter Devan Dubnyk has looked like a goaltender who […]

by · October 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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How the Bruins Won the Flames-Penguins Iginla Trade

A week before the 2013 NHL trading deadline, rumors began to circulate that the Boston Bruins had agreed to a deal with the Calgary Flames to acquire Jarome Iginla.  In […]

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Dennis Seidenberg Extension: A Hometown Discount

As the Boston Bruins prepared to take the ice on Thursday night for their home opener, news began to break that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and the team had agreed to […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Making Sense of the Penguins’ Opening Day Roster Moves

Making Sense of the Penguins’ Opening Day Roster Moves

Constructing an opening day roster for any team can be challenging.  When the salary cap drops from a pro-rated level of $70.2 million last season to $64.3 million in 2013-14, […]