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Date Added: 2009-04-25 08:25:22
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Leafs Fans Must See This Mitch Marner Video
There’s been so much news and hockey action  – and I’ve started a new job – that I haven’t even had time to throw out the obligatory Mitch Marner Celebration […]

Canucks Need to Target Free Agent Franson
Depth of Canucks Blue Line Still Lacking One of the question marks for the Canucks’ roster heading into this summer was how their defense would shape up, and despite a flurry […]

Captials Add Depth, Sign Dan Ellis
On Saturday, the Washington Capitals added goaltending depth by signing veteran netminder Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract. NEWS: #Caps sign goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract. […]

Maintaining Independence: Top Free Agents Remaining
Happy Independence Day American readers! It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the NHL to say the least. With the NHL Awards, the 2015 Entry Draft, and a […]

Ivan Provorov Ready to Solidify the Flyers’ Blueline
The Philadelphia Flyers used their first first-round draft pick on the Russian defenseman Ivan Provorov. He was considered one of the best defenders in the 2015 NHL entry draft, and the […]

The NHL’s 2015 All Free Agency Team
There is no denying that one of the most exciting times of the year for hockey fans is the beginning of free agency on July 1st. With so many guys […]

Phil Kessel, Toronto’s Resected Tumor
Steve Simmons’ recent red-faced column in the Toronto Sun lambasting Phil Kessel for, among other things, eating hot dogs, is a jarring piece of vitriol. By Simmons’ estimation, this man, this professional athlete, […]

Available Free Agents That Bear Watching For The Bruins
Three days into free agency, the Boston Bruins have made some shrewd moves to improve their club for the foreseeable future. General manager Don Sweeney had a rocky start in […]

Likeliest Right-Wing Options for Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens remain in the hunt for scoring, with their top-line right-wing position being the most logical area for improvement. Left-winger Max Pacioretty led the team in scoring last […]

How The Anaheim Ducks Are Fighting To Avoid Salary Cap Hell
Anaheim Ducks’ general manager Bob Murray has been a busy man this off-season. One game shy of the Stanley Cup Final, the Ducks had an extremely successful season. However, both […]

San Jose Sharks Grow Stronger With Joel Ward
Joel Ward signed a three-year $9.825 million deal with the San Jose Sharks Friday for an annual salary cap hit of $3.275 million. The veteran right wing Ward, 34, was a […]

Lingering Questions Remain After Saad Signs With Columbus
This July 4th weekend will go down in history for the Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s the weekend that Brandon Saad came to Columbus. On Friday, Saad agreed to a six-year […]

Sharks Sign Joel Ward; Excitement Brewing in San Jose
What a difference a year makes, eh? Around this time last offseason, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson was using the term “rebuild” and making comments like “we’re not […]

Islanders Going About Their Business
Since the NHL Draft ended, general manager Garth Snow has focused on getting his restricted free agents signed. Of the three big RFAs the Islanders had this off-season, two are […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 Prospects
The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking towards the future so there’s no better time to look at the Leafs best prospects. Most of these players are a season or two […]

Montreal Canadiens Missed Their Chance To Add Top Six Winger
The Montreal Canadiens had a strong regular season this year, and followed it up with a trip to the second round where they fell in a hard fought six game […]

Brad Richards Key to Red Wings’ Early Success
The Detroit Red Wings were not very active on the first day of free agency, but they did make two important moves to help fill needs on their team. First, […]

Flyers GM Ron Hextall Dominating Offseason
Flyers GM Ron Hextall is absolutely killing it. In just his second offseason in Philadelphia’s executive role, the former Broad Street Bully has found a way to open up over […]

Oshie and Ovi on Capitals’ Top Line is Key
After a major trade deal Thursday, T.J. Oshie is heading to the Washington Capitals from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Troy Brouwer, Phoenix Copley and a third-round pick. […]

Blue Jackets Sign Brandon Saad
Just days after being dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade, Brandon Saad is the new holder of a nice, long contract. The former Chicago Blackhawks left […]

For Leafs to Rebuild Right, Get JVR & Bernier Outta Sight
The Leafs took the biggest plunge into their rebuild on Wednesday when they sent Phil Kessel to the Penguins.  To many, including me, the trade prompted a huge sigh of […]

Colorado’s Off-season Finally Shows Front Office Evolution
The Colorado Avalanche are learning. Last off-season was a disaster for general manager Joe Sakic and company. Paul Stastny left town for nothing, and almost nothing was done to fix […]

Welcome to Colorado: Carl Soderberg
On the eve of the NHL entry draft, the Colorado Avalanche acquired the rights to Carl Soderberg who was set to become an unrestricted free agent. The sixth round pick […]

Blues Make it Official: Jake Allen is Staying Put
The St. Louis Blues made it official on Friday, they’ll be committing to Jake Allen for a little while longer. The team signed him to a two-year contract extension. We're […]

REPORT: Sabres, Ryan O’Reilly Agree to Extension
He’s only been a member of the Buffalo Sabres for a week, but it appears that center Ryan O’Reilly has agreed to be a part of the organization for much […]

Connor McDavid Signs First Contract
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft’s #1 overall pick, Connor McDavid, has signed his first NHL contract. The #Oilers have agreed to terms with 2015 first-overall pick @cmcdavid97 on a three-year […]

Andrew Desjardins “Loves” Chicago, Is Staying for 2 Years
Andrew Desjardins got a good deal at the trade deadline. He left the struggling San Jose Sharks, the only NHL team he’d ever played for, in a trade with the […]

Boedker, Hanzal Among Coyotes Seeking Bounceback Year
Last week, the NHL Entry Draft gave fans a glimpse into what the future has in store for their teams. Now, the attention shifts to the present as the free […]

Hockey News: Voynov Faces Jail Time; Media Bashing Phil Kessel
One-sided trade alert! The Capitals acquire TJ Oshie. [CBS]. Not everyone is happy. [The Score] People with a platform will always have their 15 minutes of fame. Aren’t we getting […]

Kyle Brodziak is Going Blue
After trading T.J. Oshie, the St. Louis Blues weren’t quite finished with moves. They have signed former Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Brodziak to a one-year, $900K contract. Kyle Brodziak will […]

3 Cheap Forwards Sharks Should Consider Bringing Back
While the San Jose Sharks should certainly be kicking the tires on top-nine UFA wingers, there might be a more shrewd way to bolster their forward corps. With around $5 million […]

Redrafting the Edmonton Oilers: 2007-2014
This idea came to me shortly before Stu MacGregor was served his walking papers, just prior to the draft. It lost a bit of lustre with his dismissal, but I […]

5 Un-Familiar Faces To Watch At Flyers Development Camp
On Thursday afternoon the Philadelphia Flyers released the roster and schedule of their 2015 Development Camp. The Camp is an opportunity for Flyers prospects to get to know each other, […]

Analyzing the Return for Phil Kessel
As you probably have already heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded mercurial star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, ending Kessel’s six year run with the team […]

Winners & Losers From Day 1 Of Free Agency
In recent years, July 1 was a day that teams would spend an exorbitant amount of money to bring in the best players available. That was even the case in […]


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