Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal (12) and New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (19)  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Those Wacky Staal Brothers Rumors Keep Swirling

Those wacky Staal rumors just won’t go away. Will Eric stay with the Carolina Hurricanes or will he go? They were rampant back in October and I wrote then that […]

by · January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rumors
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Not Buying Rumors of Tension Between McLellan & Wilson

Mirtle Most of you are probably up to speed by now on this piece by widely respected hockey writer James Mirtle. In it, the Toronto based writer claims Adam Burish […]

by · January 16, 2015 · 3 comments · NHL Rumors, San Jose Sharks
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Who’s On The Boston Bruins Christmas List?

Oh, it’s the greatest time of the year. While we chug eggnog, put our feet up by the fire, and open a few gifts from under a fully decorated tree, […]

by · December 24, 2014 · 9 comments · Boston Bruins, NHL Rumors
Antti Niemi certainly proved that he was worth the money during his solid 2012-2013 NHL season. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Antti Niemi: To Trade or Not To Trade? Perhaps Minnesota?

The Perplexing Niemi Antti Niemi is arguably the most perplexing goaltender in the entire NHL. The old school analysts love to point out his Stanley Cup ring as the main […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 22 comments · NHL Rumors, San Jose Sharks
Cam Ward and Eric Staal (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Hurricanes Rebuild a Long Time Coming

As intentionally bad as the Buffalo Sabres are, they’re struggling to keep their inter-divisional rivals in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes at bay. This is problematic for the Carolina Hurricanes for […]

by · November 9, 2014 · 2 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rumors
Hurricanes Eric Staal Trade Rumors Fast and Furious

Hurricanes Eric Staal Trade Rumors Fast and Furious

Trade rumors are not normally my thing.  They are often just that – rumors, and can get a fan base worked up over what ends up being nothing.  The textbook […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 6 comments · Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Rumors
Nail Yakupov: A Complicated Story (Metcalfe Photography)

Why a Yakupov-for-Larsson Trade Makes Sense

DISCLAIMER: I have no source, not trying to add fuel to any fires or speculations. Just looking at two teams that have the assets that each other may be interested […]

Investor Victor Coleman could help get the arena project off the ground. Credit: 360 Architecture)

Investor Victor Coleman Behind Latest NHL-to-Seattle Efforts

After nearly derailing just a few short months ago, Seattle’s roller coaster ride toward obtaining an NHL franchise appears to be back on track. Reportedly, a local heavyweight investor is […]

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Sharks Captaincy: Much Ado About Nothing

Can’t Measure Leadership In the NHL there is a far too popular narrative that leadership is critical to success. Don’t get me wrong, as an athlete, it’s nice to have […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Rumors, San Jose Sharks
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Raffi Torres: Far From a Goon

**News alert, reports say Torres to miss first few months of 2014-15 with another knee procedure.** Double Jeopardy There is no question that Raffi Torres has deserved much of the […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 6 comments · NHL Rumors, Player Profiles
With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL and NBA - yet. Credit: Spmenic, at Wikimedia Commons.

The NHL to Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When last I wrote on the subject, the sun, moon and stars were aligning perfectly. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly was openly discussing expansion, a contingent of Seattle politicos were […]

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Anaheim’s Second Line Center Targets

A few months before the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I threw out the notion the Anaheim Ducks couldn’t be true Cup contenders without a franchise defenceman. Anaheim can throw out arguably […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, NHL Rumors