Antoine Vermette has joined the Blackhawks (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Trade Deadline Predictions: Minnesota Wild

With the 2014 Trade Deadline in just about two weeks time, coming at 3:00PM EST on March 2nd, trade rumours are in full effect. Although none of the players that […]

Thornton is still a top-tier forward (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Tuesday Trade Review: Thornton to San Jose

The Background In the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, a young Canadian by the name of Joe Thornton was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins. Many years later he would become a […]

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Leafs’ Failed Actions or Missed Opportunities: My Replies

My article about the Franson-Santorelli-Leipsic-Jokinen trade generated a lot more attention than I thought it would. I thought the point that I was trying to make was fairly salient. I knew […]

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Failed Actions or Missed Opportunities: Leafs

Hockey and Economics As someone who studies economics, I am concerned with the concept of ‘opportunity cost’ . That is, what is the cost of the action forgone, for the […]

Trading Day; Maple Leafs Trade Chips

Trading Day; Maple Leafs Trade Chips

There really are no untouchables at this point. If a team calls with an offer and includes the name Morgan Rielly or William Nylander you’d have to listen, right? One […]

Did Dion Phaneuf play his last game in a Maple Leafs uniform? (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Revisiting the Dion Phaneuf Trade

Five years ago, on January 31st, 2010, the Toronto Maple Leafs made headlines across the hockey world with a blockbuster trade. It appeared as if the Leafs, and GM Brian […]

Antoine Vermette has joined the Blackhawks (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

18 Players and Where They’ll Land at the NHL Trade Deadline

Where will 18 of the most coveted players land between now and the March 2 NHL trade deadline?

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Deadline Depth: Trading for Forward Depth

As the trade deadline creeps closer, rumors are increasing, and players are feeling the tension in locker rooms where GMs are saying no one is untouchable. Teams hope to land […]

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Predators’ Trade for Franson, Santorelli Is the Right Move

The two teams that brought up the most trade speculation as of late were the Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs. After Nashville hosted Toronto in a 5-4 win on Tuesday, […]

Jhonas Enroth was traded from Buffalo to Dallas, but will the goalie get a chance to push Kari Lehtonen and steal some starts? (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

Sabres Not Done, Enroth Shipped Back to Ruff

When Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray said that he wasn’t necessarily done for the day on Wednesday, he wasn’t kidding. He didn’t have any specific plans, he said, but he […]

Evander Kane [photo: Amy Irvin]

Win-Win Blockbuster for Sabres, Jets

It’s official, Evander Kane is on the move, traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Tyler Myers as part of a seven-player, eight-asset blockbuster deal announced on Wednesday morning. | gettyimages.com   […]

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Evander Kane Deal Could Change Andrej Sekera’s Future

By now, most of the hockey world has heard the news about the trade that saw the Winnipeg Jets trade young forward Evander Kane and sturdy defenseman Zach Bogosian to […]