Archive for May, 2012

(Rick Nash (Icon SMI))

Parallel Paths: Nash, Kovalchuk and the Reality of Change

As the calendar slips from May to June, Columbus Blue Jackets fans are likely facing what was unthinkable less than a year ago – the impending trade of team captain Rick Nash. Simultaneously, New Jersey Devils followers are relishing their involvement in the Stanley Cup Finals, due in large part […]

The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL

The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL

Before the NHL lockout of 2004-05, the second contract acted as a bridge between a player’s rookie/entry level contract (ELC) and a large pay day. The second contract now serves a different purpose, thanks primarily to two factors – the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Kevin Lowe’s 2007 summer […]

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What Makes a Successful NHL General Manager?

Finding a leader for a $445 million hockey team doesn’t happen overnight. Montreal Canadiens owner and CEO Geoff Molson spent over a month carefully trimming a list of approximately 20 candidates before finally finding the man he hopes can rebuild the historic franchise. “We were looking for a candidate with […]