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
Ryan Kesler's name has been popping up everywhere in trade rumours (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Anaheim on the Cusp of Excellence

Back in the 2005-06 season, the Anaheim Ducks set a franchise record for points in a season with 98, going 43-27-12 in Randy Carlyle’s inaugural year as coach. In the […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, NHL Rumors
Reports say that Sidney Crosby was upset with Dan Bylsma's coaching on and off the ice. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Bylsma Should Be Frontrunner For Canucks Coaching Job

The Canucks are in full swing as they pursue a Head Coach for the upcoming season. Many feel the best option was Barry Trotz, who accepted the Washington offer and […]

A Kadri for Kesler deal would make sense on the Leafs' part, but unfortunately for them it will cost a whole lot more  (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Rumours: All Stupid – or – Why the Leafs Should Never Trade Kadri

  I am hoping there is not much to the Leafs rumours I have been hearing this week. I have heard three rumours, all of which I would consider to […]

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Ronnie’s Short List Isn’t Long Enough

As summer approaches along with the NHL Draft, all eyes (in Carolina) are turned towards west Raleigh, waiting for the white smoke to come billowing up from the administrative offices […]

Islanders Sale Rumors: Change in Ownership on Long List of Isles’ Unknowns

Islanders Sale Rumors: Change in Ownership on Long List of Isles’ Unknowns

Could a New York Islanders sale take place in the near future? Ever since Charles Wang took over as the majority owner of the Islanders in 2004, it has been […]

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With No Second-Line Center, Do the Blackhawks Stand-Pat?

  The Blackhawks have spent close to a year trying to find a second line center and it’s unlikely they will find one with just hours left to go in […]

He may not have tried to, but Thomas Vanek ruined the Toronto Maple Leafs' trade deadline (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanek Saga Continues with Ducks Emerging as Potential Favorites

In my previous article, I speculated that Islanders’ forward Thomas Vanek’s rumored interest in the Minnesota Wild may have made them a perfect trade partner for Garth Snow and the […]

Vanek is definitely a featured piece in the trade deadline shuffle. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

For Islanders, it’s No Time to Vanek

When the New York Islanders made a trade for star forward, Thomas Vanek, on October 27, 2013, they were hoping that they had finally found the missing piece to their […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 3 comments · New York Islanders, NHL Rumors
Stephane Robidas has spent the majority of his career playing for the Dallas Stars (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Dallas Stars Caught Between A Playoff Spot And A Hard Place

  On Thursday night’s 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Dallas Stars looked about as much like a playoff team as you could possibly get. The 34-30 shot advantage […]

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Penguins Need to Revive Three-Center Model

If the Pittsburgh Penguins make another splash at the trade deadline, it should be for a big-name center such as Ryan Kesler.