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Bruins GM Shopping for Defenceman – Maybe

Don Sweeney knows it, the team knows it, the fans know it: the Boston Bruins need a defenceman. There are still some changes in the wind for this team and for good reason, as this is a club that lacks central identity and requires a bit of a tune-up. As our Season Preview explored yesterday, […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins did not have the season they wanted in 2014-2015. Once considered one of the most dominant teams in the National Hockey League, the Bruins fell short and missed the playoffs. They had 96 points, two short of the last wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The off-season has seen all sorts of […]

Dallas Stars Sign Johnny Oduya

The Dallas Stars have signed defenceman Johnny Oduya, becoming the latest player to leave the Chicago Blackhawks fold after their latest Stanley Cup win. Oduya joins the likes of Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, and Antoine Vermette as former Blackhawks now set to see action in other locales. The path for Oduya’s exit was […]

Del Zotto, Holtby, Stepan Headed to Salary Arbitration

There are nearly 20 players set to hit arbitration when the hearings take place in Toronto from July 20 to August 4 and the NHLPA has released the schedule for those meetings. There are a couple of big arbitration hearings worth nothing, including a few that saw the NHL teams actually choose arbitration over signing […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Arizona Coyotes

Let’s be honest: it’s not easy to be an Arizona Coyotes fan. They’ve had nothing but trouble with the city of Glendale, going so far as to file a restraining order against the place. Glendale has been trying to terminate their lease agreement by citing a host of excuses, which remains an issue to be […]

Blackhawks Trade Sharp to Dallas Stars

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenceman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt. Prospect Stephen Johns was also sent to Dallas in the move. Sharp won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, but Chicago was up against the cap and needed to create space. With two years […]

Blues Sign Tarasenko to Eight Year Contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed winger Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight year contract worth $60 million, the club announced Tuesday. This is the richest contract in franchise history, worth an average annual value of $7.5 million. “I think it’s a great day in Blues history to get a player of Vladi’s calibre locked into […]

2015-2016 Season Preview: Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have a lot to be proud of over the last two seasons, amassing 225 points and coming awfully close to the big one in 2014-2015. They took the Chicago Blackhawks to the limit in the Western Conference Final, eventually losing in seven games. That accomplishment is somewhat tainted by the fact that […]

San Jose Sharks Sign Joel Ward

The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Joel Ward to a three year deal worth $9.75 million. “Originally when the season ended, my first thought was to maybe head back [to the Washington Capitals],” Ward said. “And just kind of more and more into the summer and free agency period, it just seemed unlikely. So […]

Blues Trade Oshie to Washington Capitals

The St. Louis Blues knew they had to alter their core if they were going to push further into the post-season. After a third straight elimination in the first round, they made a deal in the form of a good old-fashioned “hockey trade.” The Blues traded forward T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals in exchange […]

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