April 5th, 2016 In Long Read, Top Stories, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

As you've surely heard by now, for the first time since 1970, there will not be a single Canadian team in the NHL playoffs this season. https://twitter.com/CBCCalgary/status/715589163245027333 It's unfortunate because there is no atmosphere quite like an NHL playoff game in a Canadian arena. The stadium is packed to the brim, and the...

March 30th, 2016 In San Jose Sharks, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Every General Manager signs players to contracts. Every General Manager makes mistakes. Beginning with this piece, we will look at the work of Doug Wilson, the General Manager of the San Jose Sharks, and grade him on his deals with the current roster. This is part one of a four-part series. In the first part, we will cover the contract grades....

March 28th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

This is a question that no Blue Jacket fan ever wants to think about. However, given the salary cap, it's something that needs addressed. Is there a chance, even a small one, that the Columbus Blue Jackets somehow lose their star defenseman Seth Jones? Let's make one thing clear to start. It is the Blue Jackets intention to sign him to a...

March 23rd, 2016 In Long Read, NHL Expansion, Previews and Predictions, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Talk of NHL expansion is taking the hockey world by storm, and deservedly so. By expanding, not only does the NHL increase its sources of revenue, but more importantly, it helps to further grow the game in additional markets, primarily the United States. NHL Expansion: A Brief History Expansion itself has been a long time coming for the NHL,...

March 15th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, NHL Entry Draft, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Although there are still several months until the 2016 NHL Draft, the draft order is becoming more and more clear each day. While many teams continue to battle for extra points in the standings, making a late playoff push, others are plummeting to the bottom, and are glad to be. A couple of months remain before what is now a highly...

March 4th, 2016 In Top Stories, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

"Bit of mixed emotions. Having put in 12 years of service there, I was really hoping to chase down a Stanley Cup." "Pretty empty feeling... I don't know what else to say." Those are just a couple of quotes from players who were traded at the deadline a few days ago. The first is from Brooks Laich, who went from the best team in the NHL to...

March 3rd, 2016 In Long Read, Previews and Predictions, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Trade Deadline Predictions: 40 Potential Deals Trade Deadline Predictions: 10 Deals I Stand By Trade Deadline Predictions: 5 Deals I Take Back Here I am, again — for my annual walk of shame following the NHL trade deadline. To the surprise of nobody, including yours truly, my predictions missed the mark for the most part. In...

March 1st, 2016 In Long Read, Prospects, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

With this year's trade deadline having just recently passed, the hockey world is moving on from the excitement of valuable assets being moved around the league, to the establishment of true playoff contenders and pretenders. To give an idea of the potential impacts from the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline, we decided to look back on how the major deals...

February 29th, 2016 In Top Stories, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

It’s finally the NHL Trade Deadline. Eric Staal, Jiri Hudler, and Justin Schultz have all been shipped to playoff contenders, making their new teams even more dangerous. But what is to come of the actual deadline day? Loui Eriksson, Cam Ward, and Dan Hamhuis are among the many players waiting to hear whether they’ve been traded or not. It...

February 28th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trade Deadline, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Trades, and the NHL Deadline in particular, provide each and every NHL team with the opportunity to immediately address glaring needs within their respective rosters. Completing a major trade can influence great change within a select organization, molding a team into an instant contender rather than an annual pretender. However, major...

February 24th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Yesterday was just another run-of-the-mill day for the Edmonton Oilers in 2015-16. Things got started early in the day when Peter Chiarelli felt it was necessary to come out and "officially" declare his club as sellers heading into next Monday's NHL Trade Deadline and came to an end with another uninspiring effort in falling 4-1 to the Ottawa...

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