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 […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, NHL Rumors
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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
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 […]