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Tuesday July 3, 2018
When todays trade news broke that toronto had sent Matt Martin to the Islanders for goaltender Eamon McAdam, a former 3rd round pick in 2013, I thought now would be a good time to access the leafs logjam of minor league goaltenders.I think it is quite clear that this trade was nothing more than than a salary dump, as McAdam doesn't project as more than an ECHL goalie. Bu...
Filed Under: leafs   goaltender   sparks   pickard   toronto  
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Tavares to Leafs? Panarin to Kings?Figured it was about time to start speaking up for a change.First, congrats to the Washington Capitals on winning their first ever Stanley Cup title. It sure seemed bleak when it came down to the Caps vs. Vegas in the end; rooting for a perennial playoff choker to put an end to Mr. Bettman ’s disgusting Vegas Cinderella story, but t...
Filed Under: MAPLE LEAFS   KINGS   JOHN TAVARES   DREW DOUGHTY  
Monday June 25, 2018
With the news that players like Anthony Duclair and Tobias Rieder are heading toward UFA status, I've figured now would be as good a time as any to layout my idea of a reasonable offseason plan for the Oilers to (not) follow.The primary focuses for the Oilers should be as follows:1.) Secure significant RFAs (Nurse, Strome and Benning) 2.) Pursue cheap skill3.) Priorit...
Filed Under: Oilers   Pateryn   Duclair   Rieder   Free Agents   Czarnik   UFA   EDM  
I got quite a kick out of the initial reaction to the Hamilton trade on day-two of the draft. Everything from 'Worst trade in Flames' history' to 'Fire Treliving Immediately'. Holy over reaction Batperson!Dougie's name had been popping up in rumours since the end of this dismal season and it was disclosed after the trade that the teams had been working on the deal for a ...
Filed Under: Flames   Hamilton  
Monday June 18, 2018
Hello all, my name is Sean Desjardins and I currently live in Fort St John, BC after moving from Vancouver three years ago. My favourite teams are the Canucks and the Lightning and I love aggressive, puck control, pinching teams like the Lightning and Nashville. I love hockey at all times of the season, but fully understand the draw of the playoffs as the effort and stak...
Filed Under: Capitals   Stanley Cup   Canucks   NHL Draft   Rebuild  
Friday June 15, 2018
klassy writes...

Oilers strategy?

Posted 7:19 PM ET | Comments 0
At some point during the regular season I started wondering what the Oilers strategy is going forward. During the last three seasons I think everyone would agree that the goal was win now. Mcdavid and Draisaitl on entry level contracts was a recipe for opportunity. Chiarelli made several moves and whether you agree with all of them or not he made the effort and fell short,...
Filed Under: chiarelli  
Hall Fan writes...

Oilers Pre-Draft

Posted 12:08 AM ET | Comments 5
What we know for sure. Chiarelli is shopping the first round pick and he has also said that improving the blue line is his main goal. Actually he claimed they needed " tweaking " but that was the only thing he mentioned other than the players need to play better. He is not wrong.Oilers need Talbot, Klefbom, Larsson, Lucic and Sekeras to simply be better. I would say we...
Filed Under: Oilers   Edmonton  
Tuesday June 12, 2018
The offseason is officially underway, and the Penguins are preparing for what figures to be a relatively routine Summer. Pittsburgh will enter the draft with the core of their squad under contract, and will no doubt be scouring the ranks of eligible prospects in hopes of adding impactful talent to a farm system relatively devoid of it. The Penguins will not have much cap r...
Monday June 11, 2018
CappyJr. writes...

2018 Draft Day Predictions

Posted 2:57 PM ET | Comments 0
The easy predictions are as follows:1) Buffalo Sabres- Ramus Dahlin2) Carolina Hurricanes- Andrei Svechnikov3) Montreal Canadiens- Flip Zadina4) Ottawa Senators - Brady Tkachuk5) Arizona Coyotes- Noah DobsonThe less than likely draft predictions:1) Carolina trades either Jeff Skinner, Justin Faulk, Victor Rask, or Scott Darling for either a first roun...
Filed Under: Carolina   San Jose   Arizona   Ottawa   Montreal   Buffalo  
Saturday June 9, 2018
gipper0073 writes...

Patience Please

Posted 5:24 PM ET | Comments 2
With one single flip of a card...seven years of disappointment and ineptitude were seemingly washed away.Now...less than two months later. Common sense has also seemingly been washed away.With the anticipated addition of super-prospect, Rasmus Dahlin, the Sabres appear to have a bona-fide #1 defenseman on the horizon. For many, it seems as though the Stanley Cup wi...
Wednesday May 23, 2018
First off, the Cinderella season for the NHL that saw many teams make an unfathomable jump with continue. New Jersey, Colorado, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vegas and some could say Washington all had way better or worse than expected seasons. The Golden Misfits as they are more appropriately branded are going to the Cup final. The question remains, was this a one night only Vegas ...
Filed Under: hockey   expansion   vegas golden knights  
Wednesday April 25, 2018
freelancer writes...

RFA Negotiations

Posted 5:56 PM ET | Comments 10
Before the Oilers draft 9th overall on June 22nd, before they make any UFA signings on July 1st the team needs to take care of signing the RFA players.This is all the RFA players the Oilers have that currently have NHL contracts for the purpose of this blog I will not be discussing AHL level deals. Whether the Oilers choose to resign Kyle Platzer or Ben Betker will have ...
Filed Under: oilers   edmonton   nurse   rfa  
Friday April 20, 2018
The NHL DOPS decided to make an ambitious PR plan and explain why certain players were and weren't punished for four reckless hits lately, and their rationale was quite astounding.They reviewed the Doughty hit, the Kucherov hit, the Johansson hit, and the Hartman hit. I was rather enlightened by it! Out of the four hits, I personally ranked the most dangerous ones to b...
Filed Under: satire   nhl. bettman   lateral   body check   head check  
Monday April 16, 2018
zjmac writes...

Underdog Taking Out An UnderDog???

Posted 1:17 PM ET | Comments 1
Quite a title isn't it? Now that I have your attention, what does this title really mean in terms of this time of the season? The answer is comparing last season's successes to this year's expectations. Specifically, the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and why this battle of " underdogs " is in existence and what could come from it from either side; and wh...
Filed Under: Columbus   Washington   Captials   Blue Jackets   NHL   CBJ  
Friday April 13, 2018
As a genetic counselor, I have always been fascinated with twins. When I meet twins, I love to talk to them and find out how similar and dissimilar they are. In the case of identical twins, I simply marvel at nature and how something so unique can happen. With fraternal twins, they are no different than siblings genetically, but I am amazed to sense the bond they share wh...

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