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The Case for Kassian

Canucks Nation may well have been frothing at the mouth over Vancouver’s deadline deal that sent favourite Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Zack Kassian, but there may be an upside to this deal worth considering. The Canucks got within a breath of winning the Stanley Cup last season, but they missed […]

Howson: “The price was high and I don’t apologize for that”

One of the more compelling storylines on a slow trade deadline day involved whether or not Columbus’ Rick Nash would be moved. The Blue Jackets had been having a fire sale and stripped the team of most of its offensive punch, moving Jeff Carter and Antoine Vermette prior to the deadline. It was no secret […]

Vancouver Canucks Acquire Samuel Pahlsson

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired centre Samuel Pahlsson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for two fourth round draft picks. The deal is a good one for the Canucks as it bolsters their club up the middle and gives them a defensive specialist. The checking centre has won a Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. […]

Tom Gilbert Traded to Minnesota for Nick Schultz

Welp, a trade has finally come through worth talking about. Tom Gilbert has been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Minnesota Wild. Nick Schultz will be going to the Oil. For Gilbert, the trade means a homecoming. He’s 29-years-old and is good for some point production. His best season thus far cam-e in 2008-2009 […]

Andrei Kostitsyn Traded to Nashville Predators

Andrei Kostitsyn has been traded to the Nashville Predators for a second round pick in 2013 and the conditional draft pick from the Hal Gill trade. This means that AK-46 joins his younger brother, Sergei, with the club. The deal mostly gives the Predators some depth, as it doesn’t really address any immediate needs. In […]

Wild Trade Zidlicky to New Jersey

After waiving his no-trade clause, Marek Zidlicky is on his way to New Jersey. The Minnesota Wild sent the defenceman to the Devils on Friday in exchange for defenseman Kurtis Foster, forwards Nick Palmieri and Stephane Veilleux, and a second-round draft pick top-loaded with conditions. Zidlicky had been in a tough spot with the Wild and head coach Mike […]

Oilers Sign Hemsky to Two-Year Extension

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Ales Hemsky to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million. This takes Hemsky off the market. Many thought that the Oilers would move him, but the signing puts the forward in the fold through 2013-2014. Hemsky would’ve been an unrestricted free agent come July 1 and will, for the time […]

Blue Jackets to Make More Moves?

Despite moving Jeff Carter and Antoine Vermette, it doesn’t look like Columbus is done when it comes to making trades before this Monday’s deadline. “I’ve been pretty clear about what I’m saying,” GM Scott Howson said. “We’re looking at every and all opportunities to improve this hockey team; but I’m not going to comment on […]

Jeff Carter Traded to Kings

The Columbus Blue Jackets have pulled the trigger on yet another significant deal, this time sending Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings. They’ll get defenceman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft pick in return. The trade is pending Carter passing a physical. This means that Carter will reunite with Mike Richards, his former Philadelphia […]

Canes Sign Ruutu to Four-Year Extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up a key piece to the puzzle by signing Tuomo Ruutu to a four-year contract extension worth $19 million. The deal includes a no-trade clause active for the first three years of the contract. The Hurricanes had set Wednesday as a sort of internal deadline for signing Ruutu. He was […]

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