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Friday August 29, 2014
Follow me on Twitter @DailyNHLGrindA Glance BackLooking back, it ’s insane to think that this division didn’t win the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks were amazing, the Blues were great, and the Avalanche were simply fantastic. They actually stole the title from St. Louis during the final days of the season. Patrick Roy got the best out of pretty much every single playe...
Filed Under: stars   avs   blues   blackhawks   wild   jets   predators   central   west  
Thursday August 28, 2014
By Erik CaronThe Bruins were supposed to be the team of destiny last season but were ultimately unable to get the job done as they were ousted by their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens in game seven in what was a very premature exit in the playoffs. There was plenty of blame to go around whether it was pesky Bruins forward Brad Marchand who hit enough posts to win the seri...
Filed Under: Bruins   Boston Bruins   Loui Eriksson  
Wednesday August 27, 2014
Last night Howard Bloom of sportsbusinessnews.com reported via Twitter that Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle and Las Vegas would become NHL expansion teams by 2017. Bloom even included that expansion fees would total $1.4 billion.The tweet spread like wildfire on the social network and was making it ’s way to television within mere hours. A respected journalist with spec...
Filed Under: Expansion   Seattle   Quebec City   Las Vegas   New Teams  
Tuesday August 26, 2014
9 of 12.That's how many regular season away games the San Jose Sharks will be playing in the month of October. It's 11 of 14 if you include the final two pre-season games. For a team being forced to seek out a new identity, or any identity at all, it's not an easy start to a grueling 82-game campaign. With, presumably, new leadership guiding the ship, the Sharks roster ...
Filed Under: Sharks   NHL   schedule  
Tuesday August 19, 2014
I'm looking forward to seeing the additions that MacT brought in action this fall. More specifically I want to see how the additions to the wing, Pouliot and Purcell perform. Both are secondary scorers who may not be an offensive juggernaut every night, but can chip in when needed.Over the last couple seasons, the Oilers have almost had to completely rely on Hall, Nuge, ...
Filed Under: Oilers   Hall   scoring   Eberle  
Sunday August 17, 2014
Much has been written about the strength of the 2015 NHL draft class with Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel appearing to be the cream of the draft crop. You know the class or at least the cream of the crop must be something special when Sidney Crosby says that McDavid " reminds me of me " . Is the strength of the 2015 draft class at least partially the cause of June's action b...
Filed Under: draft   lottery   nhl   first   pick  
Monday August 11, 2014
I have been " Fantasy Hockey Blogging " for a few years now, and thought I would drop a small one on here!I have been a (self-appointed) Fantasy Hockey Guru for a few years now. I play in some insanely competitive leagues that mimic all life like NHL systematics for Drafting, ELC's, Contract renewals etc... so after years of this I have always had a knack of planning, scou...
Filed Under: Fantasy Hockey   Boston   Montreal   Colorado   Dallas   Columbus  
Wednesday August 6, 2014
As we get closer to the start of training camp, the Philadelphia Flyers prepare for a “bridge season” before their most prized defensive prospects are ready to don the orange and black. This past off-season has been a quiet one for the Flyers due to their cap problems but with the news of Kimmo Timonen's blood clots, they have recently signed Michael Del Zotto to a 1 y...
Filed Under: Flyers   Cap   Prospects  
30th.Lowest salary in the league according to capgeek (and maybe their finishing spot in 2014/15). This is new area for the Flames who have been top four a few times in spending.This is an era where David Jones is the Flames top paid player along with Jiri Hudler. An era where they do not have a strong right winger for the first time in recent memory. The Flames req...
Filed Under: Flames   Streit   Flyers   Glencross  
Monday August 4, 2014
For NHL GM's the real challenge is, and always will be, getting your money's worth (or more) for your team.The complex problem they face is this - who do you pay a 'premium' salary and who gets the 'average' salary?Since Pascal Dupuis is a common target on the Penguins Hockeybuzz forum...I'll use him as an example. For this comparison I will use simple statistics from ...
Filed Under: Salary Cap   Letang   Subban   Crosby   Malkin   Staal   Pens   dupuis  
Wednesday July 30, 2014
With Jake Gardiner signed and all players locked up, it's time to look at what the Leafs have done so far this off season and what I can only hope and wish for them to do now. Let's recapNew additions in their natural positions-Leo Komarov-LWDavid Booth-LWMike Santorelli-CPetri Kontiola-CMatt Frattin-RW Daniel Winnik-CStephen Robidas-DRoman Polak-DWilliam Nylande...
Filed Under: leafs   Toronto   hockey   trade  
The Blackhawks are 2.2 million over the cap (1.3 if you take away Teravainen), so they will need to find a way to reduce their salary before the start of the season.Someone will not be in a Blackhawk uniform come the start of the season. Expect one or more of the following players to be dealt:Patrick Sharp 3yr, $5.9m AAV The advantage to moving Sharp is that you would ...
Sunday July 27, 2014
With the 2014 NHL draft in the books, and summer development camps at a conclusion as well, I thought I would share my thoughts on the teams that did well at the draft, how the Calgary Flames stacked up against other organizations, and what the Flames came away with, as 6 new prospects were added to the talent pool. I know it ’s already been a few months, however I feel s...
Filed Under: Flames   Draft  
Thursday July 24, 2014
ZzHockey writes...

Where the Avs are at

Posted 4:39 PM ET | Comments 1
July 23rd 2014 marked a big moment for the Colorado Avalanche organization. Colorado and Executive Vice President Joe Sakic, General Manager Greg Sherman, Ryan O'Reilly and agent Pat Morris were able to settle a short-term bridge contract. O'Reilly was awarded a two-year deal worth $12M, $5.8 and $6.2 per, with a season cap hit of $6M per. It finally opened up a gate to bo...
Filed Under: Avs   Avalanche   Barrie   Sakic   O'Reilly  
Monday July 21, 2014
MHejduk writes...

Predicting the Central Division

Posted 9:57 AM ET | Comments 5
My good friend BHTD9 came to me with the idea of coming up with some predictions for next season today and I have to say I was intrigued. To be fair, I'm not as solid on my western conference material. Guaranteed there'll be a few disagreements here. That said, lets give it a shot then.Last Years Standings Colorado - 112St. Louis - 111Chicago - 107Minnesota - 98Dall...

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