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Almost Everybody Wins At Deadline
Another trade deadline has come and gone, with more winners than losers this year as far as I’m concerned. Twice as many, in reality. It was a seller’s market and […]

Radko Gudas Was Born to Play Hockey on Broad Street
Radko Gudas was born to play for the Philadelphia Flyers. In 126 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the bruising defender had Broad Street written all over him. Now that […]

As Anze Kopitar Goes, So Go The Kings
The Los Angeles Kings roller coaster of a season continues this week. After winning eight straight games and climbing back into a playoff spot in the Pacific Division, the Kings […]

Introducing The New And Improved Anaheim Ducks
Deadline Ducks The Anaheim Ducks made a flurry of moves leading up to Monday’s trade deadline that has left them a vastly improved hockey club. How head coach Bruce Boudreau […]

Baertschi Pushed out of Calgary, Gets a Fresh Start with Canucks
When Sven Baertschi came over from the Swiss-B league and lit up the Portland Winterhawks as a rookie, the Flames ended up drafting him 13th overall in 2011 with hopes […]

Mr. 1000 Alex Tanguay
Alex Tanguay will play in game 1000 of his NHL career when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.  The veteran forward has played in the […]

Ducks Make Smart Moves to Gear Up for Playoffs
Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray knew it had to be done. He needed to add to acquire at least one blue liner to help the struggling Ducks defense. Along […]

McLeod, Landeskog Fined by NHL
The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild are starting to build a rather nasty rivalry that extends back to last years first round playoff match up.  In three previous meetings of […]

Doomed from the Start: David Clarkson’s Time in Toronto
When David Clarkson was first signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 5, 2013, there was a strong reaction from the hockey community. On the one hand, the Maple […]

Hockey News: Mark Giordano Injury; Trade Deadline Recap
Time to find out who won and lost the trade deadline. [Calgary Sun], [Full Tilt Hockey] The Sabres aren’t even trying to hide their tank job. [Hockey Buzz] Really tough […]

Erik Karlsson is Back to Norris Form
As of late, Erik Karlsson’s play has been a mirror image of his Norris-winning year in the 2011-12 season. The Ottawa Senators are currently climbing back into the playoff race and aside […]

Top 5 Winners of the NHL Trade Deadline
One of the more exciting and hectic times on the NHL schedule has passed as of Monday afternoon. The NHL trade deadline was at 3PM Eastern standard time Monday as […]

3 Moves the Sharks Should Have Made At Deadline
The craziness of the Trade Deadline came and went. The argument over whether the Sharks are packing it in or pushing for the playoffs is underway. Doug Wilson didn’t make […]

Red Wings Mailbag: Was Jimmy Howard’s Injury a Positive?
View image | The trade deadline has come and gone, and the Detroit Red Wings decided to add some depth to their forward unit, as well as on the […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey: Harris Reports to Amerks
Billy Harris, the slender centre demoted to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, has agreed to report to the team.  Harris […]

Chicago, Detroit Boast Winning Formula
It seems like every year, fans expect the Detroit Red Wings to slow down or the Chicago Blackhawks to finish the postseason without a long run. The thought has consumed […]

Rangers Yandle the Trade Deadline With Key Acquisitions
The Rangers acquired defenseman KeithYandle, defenseman Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick in exchange for defenseman John Moore, prospect Anthony Duclair, a  2016 lottery-protected first-round draft pick and a […]

Rangers Deadline Roundup: Down Preds in Yandle’s Debut
By the time the buzzer sounded and 3 p.m. eastern on Monday rolled around, the Rangers trade dealings had been almost 22 hours in the books, but that is not […]

Hockey Violence in Quotations
The NHL’s legal problems are beginning to pile up in the form of class action lawsuits filed by former players accusing the league of encouraging its players towards on-ice violence […]

On the Phone With Ron Francis
View image | Ron Francis, the Carolina Hurricanes Executive Vice-President and General Manager held a teleconference Monday. He talked about the trade deadline and what he sees for his […]

Deadline Dealing: Meet Columbus’s Acquisitions
Talk about a hectic Monday at the office. General manager Jarmo Kekӓlӓinen and company kept busy in the hours leading up to Monday’s  trade deadline. The club gave winger Cam […]

D-Day: Rangers Defeat Predators In Defensive Showcase
Two teams with arguably the best defense cores in their respective conferences met at the fitting Madison Square Garden Monday night. The New York Rangers, the hottest team in the […]

5 Biggest Losers of the NHL Trade Deadline
An exhausting couple of days for hockey fans is now over as the 2015 NHL trade deadline has now passed. The obvious question is who came out looking smart and […]

All the Right Moves: Chevy’s Way
We’ve all heard the sarcastic comments concerning GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and his lack of trades over the past few seasons. Nicknames like “Chevel-SummerOff” or “Chevy-TakesDaysOff” have been heard in coffee […]

Colorado Avalanche 2015 NHL Trade Deadline
The 2015 NHL trade deadline has now come and gone and as the past couple years foreshadowed the Colorado Avalanche were mostly quite on the trade front.  Three trades were completed […]

Jets Are Ready For Playoff Push
It had been a busy three weeks for Kevin Cheveldayoff. The Winnipeg Jets general manager had transformed himself from a hesitant participant in the trade front, to an active dealer. […]

Boston Bruins Acquire Brett Connolly From Tampa Bay
While Boston Bruins fans were sleeping, Peter Chiarelli was up late into the night trying to improve his hockey club. The first official deal of the National Hockey League’s trade […]

A Quick Look at The Flyers Trade Deadline Deals
It’s a time that most Flyer fans dread. Who are we going to land this year? What bad contracts can we shed this year? All of these are questions that […]

J.T. Miller Is Becoming the Player the Rangers Think He Can Be
Over the past few weeks J.T. Miller has had a certain swagger in his game that the Rangers haven’t seen yet. He has been using his frame to lay punishing […]

The Flames Files: Severing Ties With Sven
Well, it finally happened. The rocky relationship between the Calgary Flames and Sven Baertschi is now over. Since picking up the young Swiss winger in 2011 (ranked to be the […]

How The Anaheim Ducks Won The Trade Deadline
There’s a notion in the NHL that to get, you must give, and even sometimes give a lot more than what you’re getting. This season’s trade deadline saw the Anaheim […]

Welcome to Minnesota: Wild Acquire Chris Stewart, Jordan Leopold
The trade deadline has come to an end, but the Minnesota Wild did pretty well considering GM Chuck Fletcher wasn’t expected to make any big moves. This afternoon the Wild […]

Montreal Canadiens Get Petry, Not Much Else
If you can’t beat them, have them join you. That might be the reasoning behind Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin’s acquisition of centers Brian Flynn and Torrey Mitchell via […]

Trade Deadline: Goalie Trade Part II, Neuvirth and Halak Team Up
The 2015 NHL Trade Deadline has warranted few trades so far, at least on deadline day. But the Buffalo Sabres have made their mark with a chance at the top […]

Sharks Trade Tyler Kennedy for a Bucket of Pucks
Apparently the dog house never really leaves a player. Tyler Kennedy struggled to get playing time his entire time in San Jose. It was widely reported that he and Todd […]

Penguins Add Cole, Lovejoy on Deadline Day
Rumor around Pittsburgh after the Daniel Winnik deal last week was that General Manager Jim Rutherford was done making deals, but would keep the phone on during Monday’s Trade Deadline […]

Nashville’s Own March Madness
  We’re already into the month of March and the Nashville Predators are arguably one of the best stories in the league with a five-point lead over the St. Louis […]

Grading the Jets Deals
The 2014-2015 NHL season has been something different for the Winnipeg Jets compared to recent years. The team is in the middle of a tough playoff race in the Western […]

Red Wings Acquire Marek Zidlicky, Add Depth on Defense
After rumours circulated yesterday and earlier today regarding a deal between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings for blueliner Dion Phaneuf, news broke that the Wings decided to go in another […]

Trade Deadline: New Face of the Central Division
We’re breaking down the new faces coming into each division following the trade deadline. These posts will be updated with new information throughout the day. Chicago Blackhawks The Blackhawks were […]

Sharks Swap Desjardins For Blackhawks’ Smith
The San Jose Sharks have reportedly moved pending unrestricted free agent forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith. Both fourth line players, Smith has a year […]

Trade Deadline: New Faces of the Pacific Division
We’re breaking down the new faces coming into each division following the trade deadline. These posts will be updated with new information throughout the day. Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim Ducks […]

Trade Deadline: New Faces of the Metropolitan Division
We’re breaking down the new faces coming into each division following the trade deadline. These posts will be updated with new information throughout the day. Carolina Hurricanes In a deal […]

How the Montreal Canadiens Stole Jeff Petry
In the week leading up to trade deadline day, teams were overpaying for players left and right. But Habs GM Marc Bergevin managed to acquire a top four defenceman in […]

Did The St. Louis Blues Improve On Deadline Day?
St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong is known for his shrewd approach to personnel management, never one for making a deal for it’s own sake. Today’s NHL Trade Deadline […]

Top 10 Moves of the 2010 Trade Deadline
We finally arrived everyone! The 2015 trade deadline is upon us and it will either be really boring or really tense and eventful. It will also be a day where […]

Petry Trade Should Help The Oilers In McEichel Sweepstakes
It certainly was not the sort of return fans of the Edmonton Oilers were hoping for but in the end, no one should have been overly surprised to see Jeff […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Olmstead to Coach Rangers?
Former NHL star Bert Olmstead, now the director of player personnel for the New York Rangers, said yesterday he is open to the possibility of coaching the Rangers should they […]

Leafs Trade Deadline Tracker: Running Thread
The Trade Deadline is today at 3 PM.  I will track any Leafs moves and offer some instant analysis as anything happens.  Use the comments section to discuss any moves […]

The Flames Files: Saying Goodbye To Glencross
After seven seasons, 5 injuries, 418 games and 242 points, Curtis Glencross’s time with the Calgary Flames has come to an end. On Sunday, March 1st, it was announced that […]

Trade Deadline: New Faces of the Atlantic Division
We’re breaking down the new faces coming into each division following the trade deadline. These posts will be updated with new information throughout the day. Boston Bruins He stays in-division, […]

Stempniak Will Improve Jets Penalty Kill
While the Winnipeg Jets were in the process of beating the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday evening, General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was in the process of making yet another trade […]

Oilers Trade Jeff Petry to the Montreal Canadiens
On Sunday, Jeff Petry was a member of the last place Edmonton Oilers, a team looking forward to nothing but a high draft pick, and entrenched in what seems like […]

Hockey News: Glencross Joins the Caps; Yandle to the Rangers
If you didn’t know any better, you may have thought Sunday was the NHL trade deadline. Here’s what you may have missed: Curtis Glencross was traded to the Capitals. It […]

A Look Back: Avalanche at the Trade Deadline
Today is the NHL trade deadline and names are have already started swapping zip codes.  The Colorado Avalanche have been relatively quite on this day in past years but today […]

The Top 5 Edmonton Oilers Trade Chips
As the 2015 Trade Deadline approaches, it appears as though the Edmonton Oilers will once again have an extremely eventful day ahead of them. With the playoffs out of reach […]

New Jersey Devils Top Enforcers
Ever since the New Jersey Devils assembled a coaching staff with Lou Lamoriello, Scott Stevens and Adam Oates sharing leadership duties, the team has shown an increased emphasis on toughness. […]

KHL Business: 25 million Dollars To Win Regular Season Title
25 Million Dollars is what CSKA Moscow spent this year to win the Regular Season title in the KHL, according to, who in turn used the public information archives […]

Q & A with Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara has come a long way in his NHL career — from looking like an awkward giant on skates with the New York Islanders in 1997 to becoming a […]

THW Presents: #TinyTrades
The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching and with a number of transactions already going down, GMs around the league are in full fledged deal making mode. While the recent David […]

Fantasy Hockey: 7 Goalies To Consider Adding
With the fantasy hockey season winding down – and most formats heading into the playoffs – managers are probably gearing up for the last few weeks of the regular season. While […]

Inconsistent Play Leaves The Bruins Lacking An Identity
Amidst the constant banter about rumors of so-and-so packing his bags for a more desirable destination, the Bruins find themselves in a conundrum. Peter Chiarelli finds himself staring at a […]

Stars Trade Cole to Detroit
The best trade deadline rental left on the board ended up getting traded tonight.  I was thinking it would come down to Boston or Nashville but the Stars traded Erik […]

Erik Cole Acquisition a Solid Move for Red Wings
View image | Wings have acquired left wing Erik Cole from Dallas, pending trade call, source confirmed. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 2, 2015 The Detroit Red Wings made […]

Coyotes Make Moves For The Future
Over the recent weekend, a drastic transformation of the Arizona Coyotes began. From a sorry, desperate season, general manager Don Maloney and decision-makers within the organization made the commitment to […]

Sharks Throw in Towel, Trade Sheppard to Rangers
In a move that was far too predictable that I predicted it here last week, the San Jose Sharks shipped out pending unrestricted free agent James Sheppard on Sunday. The […]

Buyers Beware: The Worst Contracts On All 30 NHL Teams
On Thursday night the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs pulled off a move that everyone thought would be impossible: trading forward David Clarkson and his mammoth five year contract worth an […]

Rangers Acquire Yandle: It’s Cup or Bust on Broadway
If there was any question as to whether the Rangers were in full-blown “win now” mode, there isn’t any longer. On Sunday, the Rangers were a part of a monster […]

What is the Penguins’ Salary Cap Situation?
The biggest challenge for the Pittsburgh Penguins is going to be navigating the salary cap.

Most Intriguing Landing Spots for Eichel & McDavid
As we inch closer to the end of the season, and the “McEichel” race heats up, now is a great time to have some fun and project where the dynamic […]

Jay McClement Signing Shows Philosophical Change in Canes
Today, the Carolina Hurricanes announced they have signed veteran center Jay McClement to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. There’s few players on the Canes this year that deserved an extension […]

50 Years Ago in Hockey – No Deals as Deadline Passes
The National Hockey League trade and AHL call-up deadline passed at midnight last night with no significant trades made by any NHL team.  There were a few players recalled from […]

Will a Bruins Trade Change Anything?
By Monday afternoon at 3:01 pm, there is a chance that the Boston Bruins roster looks different. It’s common knowledge that the Bruins have made several inquiries and that General […]

Colorado Avalanche with a History of Big Trades
The 2015 NHL trade Deadline is tomorrow and things are heating up.  The Colorado Avalanche find themselves on the out side of the playoffs looking in.  Speculation of trades have […]

Best Trade Deadline Rental Still Available
As has been the case in recent years, the closer we get to the NHL trade deadline (Mon. 3pm), the fewer gems remain available.  After much anticipation, many of the […]

What if Mike Green Was a Detroit Red Wing?
Let me start by saying that I’m not taking a stance on what if Mike Green were on the Detroit Red Wings, opposed to a defenseman like P.K. Subban, Shea […]

What a Sharks “Tomorrow” Team Should Really Look Like
After losing to the Los Angeles Kings last spring in their epic collapse, San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson called his club a “tomorrow team” during the offseason. However, this season […]

5 Bold NHL Trade Deadline Predictions
March 2nd is the day hockey fans have been longing for: the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline. On this day, almost anything can happen, as has been proven throughout NHL history. […]

Mike Cammalleri: The Underrated Asset at the Deadline
The 2014 NHL offseason was the start of a new era for the New Jersey Devils. With franchise goaltender Martin Brodeur left unsigned, Devils management focused on adding offense to […]


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