April 30th, 2016 In Free Agents, Montreal Canadiens 0 comments

When the Montreal Canadiens claimed Mike Brown off waivers at the 2016 trade deadline, many Habs fans were rightfully confused. The winger was playing with the San Jose Sharks, but was waived prior to their end of season run. Brown made his presence felt with the Canadiens right away. He brought experience, tenacity and a motor that never seemed...

April 26th, 2016 In Canucks Transactions, Free Agents, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

In a period when the Vancouver Canucks and its fan base are looking ahead, recent musings have the Kings' Milan Lucic, Bruins' Loui Eriksson and Isles' Kyle Okposo as potential free agent targets this offseason. Benning says #Canucks have some money to spend this summer and they'll look at options on free agents they can add. — Omar A...

April 20th, 2016 In College Hockey, Free Agents, NCAA, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

It came as a surprise to some Canucks fans at last June's NHL draft when Jim Benning and company picked forward Brock Boeser 23rd overall, over some highly touted prospects. But after Boeser's freshman season at the University of North Dakota which featured 27 goals (more than any of UND alumni Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews or T.J. Oshie in...

April 19th, 2016 In Free Agents, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

Whether or not the Los Angeles Kings will rebound from on 0-2 series hole against the San Jose Sharks is yet to be seen in this first round. Also yet to be seen is whether the speculation on Milan Lucic donning Canucks colors is a real possibility. The hard-nose winger is set to have his contract expire after the 2016 playoffs, which paid him...

February 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Edmonton Oilers, Free Agents 0 comments

With Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets coming to agreement on a five-year extension earlier this week, the upcoming NHL unrestricted free agent market for potential impact defenceman has dwindled down to next to nothing.  While the Edmonton Oilers were likely hoping to grab another quality player for a second consecutive summer on the open...

January 11th, 2016 In Free Agents, Ottawa Senators 0 comments

At the end of last season, the Ottawa Senators told Mike Hoffman they wanted him to do it again. After an impressive rookie season in which he scored 27 goals, Hoffman was a restricted free agent with arbitration rights. Rather than sign him to a longer-term deal like Bryan Murray and company did with Mark Stone, management was instead content to...

September 29th, 2015 In Free Agents, Maple Leafs Transactions, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It's amazing what a change in management can do for an NHL franchise. For the last few years the Toronto Maple Leafs have been widely considered to be one of the NHL's worst-managed organizations. When you make decisions like the Tuukka Rask/Andrew Raycroft trade and the albatross David Clarkson contract it's easy to see how that stigma could...

September 23rd, 2015 In Commentary, Free Agents 0 comments

As big-name pending free agents like Steven Stamkos and Anze Kopitar make headlines every other day with updates on the status of their likely eventual contract extensions, some stars are falling through the cracks. Sure, there’s a chance neither of those two will end up re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings. However,...

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