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Would Bruins Trade DeBrusk for Hanifin?

Would Bruins Trade DeBrusk for Hanifin?

June 18th, 2018 Two things are clear at this point in the 2018 NHL offseason. The Boston Bruins are in need of a two-way left-shot defenseman, and former first-round pick Noah Hanifin may want out after a rather bitter end to the 2017-18 season for the Carolina Hurricanes (36-35-11, 14 points out of a playoff...
No Sea Bass on Hurricanes Menu

No Sea Bass on Hurricanes Menu

June 16th, 2018 The Carolina Hurricanes have said that their menu of offerings does not contain any sea bass. Young star-in-the-making forward Sebastian Aho, whose teammates affectionately refer to as "Sea Bass" is not available to be traded. If you are another team looking for a trade from the Hurricanes,...

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June 20th, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins

Let me get this out of the way first; I firmly believe that Phil Kessel will not be a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins this time next week.  That is not to say that I endorse trading the dynamic winger, but I think we can all see which way the wind is blowing. Both player and management seem disenchanted with one another, and with general manager Jim Rutherford's history of making big deals at the draft, what better time to make a move than now? The further we get into the offseason the more intense the Kessel talk is becoming. I recently expressed my thoughts on this subject, so in the words of Forrest Gump, "that's all I have to say about that". As the NHL draft approaches it is becoming more and more likely that the Penguins are going to make a trade or maybe even a few. At the end of the season Rutherford was quoted by a Pittsburgh Trib Live article saying that he was planning to be active. I think it's obvious that I'm going to keep an open mind to making some...
June 20th, 2018
Archives

Getting their name engraved on the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal of every player on all NHL teams. Each year, the league also recognizes its outstanding players and coaches for individual accomplishments through a collection of annual awards. Some of these almost date back to the NHL’s inception. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts Only one team wins the Stanley Cup each year. Nevertheless, fans can still take some pride and satisfaction in seeing a player from their favorite team win an award for being the best at what they do. However, for some fan bases, these individual trophies have been few and far between. Here’s a list of the top ten longest droughts of NHL individual award winners by team. 10. Toronto Maple Leafs, Vezina Trophy Length of Drought: 52 years Even though the Maple Leafs finished fourth in a six team league in 1964-65, Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower combined to allow the league's fewest goals against. This gave them the Vezina Trophy which...
June 20th, 2018
NHL Entry Draft

Blake McLaughlin 2016-17 Team: Chicago Steel (#21) Date of Birth: February 14, 2000 Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota Ht: 5’11” Wt: 161 lbs. Position: LW NHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 24th (among NA Skaters) Future Considerations: 92nd Hockey Prospect: 88th Bob McKenzie: 51st Craig Button: 41st He’s small and he’s skilled, and while the biggest knock against him might be his size, Blake McLaughlin doesn’t shy away from playing as physical as possible for a player of his stature. Still, teams can’t ignore what he did for the USHL’s Chicago Steel in 2017-18. After just 11 games for the Steel in 2016-17 where he had two assists, McLaughlin came back and tallied 23 goals and 52 points in 54 games for the team in 2017-18. He added another seven points in seven playoff games to close out the year. RELATED: THW’s 2018 Draft Guide Now, a University of Minnesota commit, McLaughlin is...
June 20th, 2018
Minnesota Whitecaps

Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can sign players. Additionally, for those players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, NWHL Free Agency provides the best opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. Players who were not drafted by an NWHL team, or who have previously played in a different league, in Europe or otherwise, are free agents and may sign with any team that offers them a contract. The fourth season of the NWHL will begin in October as the Metropolitan Riveters defend their Isobel Cup championship, and with the addition of a fifth team – the Minnesota Whitecaps – this will be the most competitive season yet. My colleague Nathaniel Oliver will keep THW readers up-to-date on Boston and Buffalo’s signings throughout the summer, while I post updates on Connecticut and the Riveters. Together we will collaborate to keep readers informed of all of Minnesota’s signings. Leveille...