June 27th, 2015 In Los Angeles Kings, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Going into the 2015 NHL Draft there was plenty of speculation surrounding the Los Angeles Kings and their 13th overall pick. There were rumors circulating that the pick would be packaged with Mike Richards in order to sweeten the pot and move his $5.75 million cap hit. There were also whispers of using the pick as trade bait to bring a...

June 26th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The NHL draft is becoming the new trade deadline. While the deadline itself gets all the hype, reality is that it's pretty difficult for teams to swap star players midseason. Think about it. How many true 'hockey trades' involving NHL roster players do we actually see in the regular season? Potential suitors are limited -- as some teams...

June 26th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Canucks goalie Eddie Lack is likely to be dealt before or during the NHL draft, for a number of reasons that make sense for the franchise. The business of the potential move is a hard one for Canucks fans to swallow, as over 1,400 people in Vancouver have signed a petition to keep the fan favorite Lack in town. Petition seeks to stop Canucks...

June 26th, 2015 In NHL Entry Draft, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With today being one of, if not, the most exciting day in the NHL year, we make three bold predictions for 2015 NHL Draft Day. Beyond the hype of the extremely talented prospects available, tons of rumours are swirling on Twitter of possible blockbuster trades. It's hard to know which rumours are realistic, and which are completely farfetched...

June 24th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Some big news came from Russia early this morning with a source inside the Pittsburgh Penguins eventually confirming it, they're going to attempt and sign Sergei Plotnikov. He plays in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League and might be in line to play with Evgeni Malkin, should he sign. Plotnikov is a 25-year old, left-handed, forward who is...

June 24th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft begins on Friday, June 26. Just a few days later, pending unrestricted free agents will be able to sign with any team come July 1. With all the potential suitors, a number of free agents are bound to be overpaid. Whether or not actual bidding wars ensue, the following five players will see big money this...

June 23rd, 2015 In Boston Bruins, Hockey History, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

In today's look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did not take place at the NHL Annual Meetings held in the first week in June, it is inextricably linked to the events that were scheduled for that gathering. June 6, 1967 June 6, 1967 is arguably the most significant day...

June 23rd, 2015 In Calgary Flames, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With just 8 days until the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, trade rumours are beginning to swirl. Multiple superstars are known to be available, with tons of teams calling for them. As for the Calgary Flames, they are reportedly interested in Ottawa Senators goaltender, Robin Lehner. Just yesterday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun said, "It's...

June 22nd, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins need a top-six forward, or two. General manager Jim Rutherford has admitted that the impending free agent class is weak and will not provide much help. That leaves the Penguins with one option, trading to acquire a talented forward.  It's already been reported that the Penguins are potentially interested in the...

June 22nd, 2015 In Hockey History, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Today's trip  down the memory lane of  National Hockey League summer meetings takes a look at a blockbuster trade that moved two goaltenders who would eventually end up in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A deal that shook the NHL The barter took place on June 4, 1963 and rocked the hockey world to its core. The Montreal Canadiens, for three years...

June 22nd, 2015 In Detroit Red Wings, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Last week, I took a look at what options the Red Wings had with Stephen Weiss, and the general consensus was to give Weiss a chance to play his way back into the lineup. Assuming that doesn’t happen, or the Red Wings can get something in return for Weiss, where exactly could he go? Vancouver Canucks With the recent news that Shawn Matthias...

June 21st, 2015 In NHL Entry Draft, San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Busy Days in San Jose This has been an eventful weekend for San Jose Sharks fans and the media, with small story lines emerging throughout the past 48 hours. And for once in Sharks history, all the news was good. Contracts, injuries, and the upcoming draft were all highlighted by the organization when speaking with the media. These...

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