A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:
How have mid-season trades helped to fuel recent Stanley Cup Champions? [National Post]
So who won this years trade deadline? [The Hockey News]
The Dallas Stars have acquired defenceman Kris Russell from the Flames. He’s a gritty player who is well-liked in the room, but they paid a hefty price. Perhaps the Stars don’t believe they’ll make the Conference Final? [Today’s Slapshot], [Calgary Herald], [NESN]
Hamhuis: I’ve put my heart and soul into this organization and I want to keep doing that. And I hope fans aren’t holding that against me
— TSN Radio Vancouver (@TSN1040) February 29, 2016
Dan Hamhuis likes Vancouver and would prefer to stay there. [Metro News]
Turns out the Penguins are that one team that believes they can make Justin Schultz into a player. [Cult of Hockey]
Pittsburgh finished the day with another minor league deal. [Pensburgh]
The Oilers added some waiver-wire pickups. [Copper N Blue], [Oil on Whyte]. They also traded for the not-so fleet of foot Patrick Maroon. [Beer League Heroes]. That’s quite an upgrade in size for the notoriously small Oilers.
We will finally get to see the first installment of McDavid vs. Eichel. [Edmonton Journal]
Things didn’t work out in Montreal for Devante Smith-Pelly. Can’t say the kid doesn’t care. [Eyes on the Prize]
The Blue Jackets have signed Boone Jenner to a contract extension. [Yahoo]
Nothing changed for the Blues. No Backes trade. [St. Louis Game Time]
And finally, Mats Zuccarello helped a guy get a prom date. [Daily News]
Marcy, a former hockey player, is a hockey correspondent on CTV News and TSN radio. She began her career as a Sports Journalist in 2009 and has been part of The Hockey Writers since 2010, where she is currently a senior writer and editor.