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Friday August 23, 2019
Along with everyone else my eyebrows raised at Ek ’s Friday rumor https://www.hockeybuzz.co...s-involved/1/101066rnrnIn part, because I’ve been wondering about a scenario that would bring Ristolainen to Detroit. I believe with Kaski on the way, the signing of Filppula and some culture changes that the Swedish Mafia is finally giving way to some thing, er, Finnish. The Fi...
Thursday August 8, 2019
Michael OConnor writes...

Canucks Roster Jam

Posted 11:27 PM ET | Comments 0
When it comes to Vancouver, fans have a lot to be excited about. Acquiring Russian star Podkolzin was an absolute steal at the ten spot. Sure, he is signed overseas for another two seasons, but most prospects do not enter the league right away anyway. On top of this, the Canucks saw Swedish forward Nils Hoglander fall into their lap in round two. Both of these guys wer...
Filed Under: Canucks   Vancouver   Benning   NHL   Boeser   Ferland   Miller  
Saturday July 20, 2019
W_1 writes...

Marner Musings

Posted 2:46 AM ET | Comments 9
Mitch Marner is awesome. He plays very well in space, creates space, and finds open players at an elite level. He competes hard on the back-check, is a good penalty killer, and has a very high IQ for the game. I really like Mitch Marner. I could just end my blog here with a rant about how we should keep him at all costs and Dubas needs to break the bank to sign him. B...
Filed Under: Marner   Leafs   RFA   Dubas   Trades   Tavares  
Friday July 12, 2019
archromat writes...

Dubas' Comedy of Errors

Posted 10:57 AM ET | Comments 15
I have been rather critical of several GMs in the past that have certainly proven me wrong - namely Sakic's situation a few years ago about how his team lacked an identity, and Yzerman's dealing with Stamkos even though I believe that situation was still handled clumsily - and I have defended some of Chiarelli's moves - that Griffin Reinhart deal with Barzal was available ...
Filed Under: NHL   Bettman   Dubas   Toronto   Marner  
Saturday June 22, 2019
10. Patrick LaineOf all the entries on this list, Laine ’s inclusion is a bit of an oddity. It’s not like the young sniper had a terrible season. He still hit the 30-plus goal plateau and finished the year with a more than respectable 50 points. It’s just his numbers could have been so much better. After a somewhat slow start to the season, Laine went absolutely on...
Thursday June 6, 2019
Hall Fan writes...

Draft - Oilers Edition

Posted 11:23 PM ET | Comments 11
The draft can not get here soon enough. Mostly as it should be the start of Holland fixing the Oilers. I can say this with certainty because they can't get anymore broken. Also the draft's arrival will stop sites like TSN.ca claiming that Kakko is " closing the gap " on Hughes. There is no actual gap. NJ is picking one player and that is going to be Hughes. Are they lo...
Filed Under: Oilers   draft   UFA   Free Agent   trade   rumor  
Monday May 27, 2019
New Jersey Devils (NJD) did not make it to the playoffs this season (2018-2019). Since then both Taylor Hall and Ray Shero have stated that NJD needs more talent. This prompted a lot of fans to look toward the UFA and the RFA class of 2019 in order to fill in the roster spots.This article only looks at those few RFA players that the fan base wants to offer sheet. There ...
Filed Under: Hockey   NJD   New Jersey Devils   RFA   Metropolitan   NHL  
Saturday May 18, 2019
In truth when it comes to hockey these are the teams I'm most often watching.Even though I'm a Habs fan I have always found it fun to follow the Leafs as well. I do live in Toronto, but even if I didn't I still would. They are the Habs best rival and they are super fun to stack up against one another. The Leafs in my opinion have trended in the right direction for qu...
Filed Under: Toronto   Leafs   Montreal   Habs  
Friday May 17, 2019
Been a while, [expletive removed for reasons]!In honour of the latest bout of disappointment the Oilers chose to throw at us, I figured now would be a great time to review my targets from last offseason and quantify whether I'm more or less disappointing than my favourite team! First, we ought to set the bar: by how many criteria did the Oilers disappoint? 1.) " Compete...
Filed Under: Edmonton   Oilers   offseason   review   suggestions  
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Is Holland a great GM or is Holland a terrible GM? Both statements are lies and both are truths. Why is that, like any other GMs and even his Oiler predecessor, he has had trouble during the cap era. The question is how much is his fault and how much has he learned.One of the greatest things of his Red Wings dynasty days and passed was the ability to assess talent and dr...
Filed Under: edmonton oilers   nhl   hockey  
Saturday April 27, 2019
The Carolina Hurricanes are dominating the NHL playoffs at 5v5, but their special teams play has left much to be desired.Carolina ’s weakness in the playoffs has been their penalty kill and power play units struggling to find success. The Hurricanes poor special teams play nearly wasted a dominating possession performance against Washington. Tampa found out just how da...
Filed Under: carolina hurricanes   hurricanes   nhl  
Saturday February 16, 2019
First Move by Gretzky. Keith that is and a good one IMO.Moving Cam Talbot to Philly in exchange for young tendy Anthony Stolarz was a good move.Good for both goalies. We all know that the deal was to make cap space for Sekera ’s return.The Oil benefits from a younger tendy that can put compete on Koskinen. You don’t think Stolarz is going to want to prove himself...
Filed Under: oilers  
Sunday January 27, 2019
Look I know that many think the all star is stupid, a farce, hurts the league and doesn't belong. Many seem to forget this is mainly an event for kids and hence why the nhl keeps it and continues to try and improve it. Some of it has worked. Lately people seem to get into the 3 on 3 tournament. Here are some ideas I think would improve the game for the fans. 1st - Keep t...
Filed Under: nhl   all star game   hockey  
Saturday December 15, 2018
Leafs are A Mess! A Shakeup Is Needed!Since the Toronto Maple Leafs finally were able to sign William Nylander to a deal, this club has instantly turned into a mess. A bad mess; whereas before the Nylander signing things were a good mess.Both Auston Matthews and William Nylander Hurting the Team, Nowhere Near 100% I think the deal for Nylander is fair, $6.9 million ca...
Tuesday November 27, 2018
On Alzner...rnSo after one of the stupidest free agent signings of all time,we have finally acknowledged reality and put Karl Alzner on waivers. Obviously its the right move, but its disconcerting that the vast majority of the fan base which I am in contact with knew that this was a brutal move at the time we made it. Regardless, the right move has been made, now if we ...
Filed Under: Habs   Alzner   Weber   Deslauriers   Kotkaniemi  

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