Canucks Prep for Playoff Run

The Vancouver Canucks remain one of the league’s most practical teams, picking up exactly what they need by trade deadline day. The efficiency of Dave Nonis shone through again Yesterday as Vancouver exchanged a conditional second-round pick for Bryan Smolinski out of Chicago and tossed a second-round and a fourth-round pick over to the LosContinue reading “Canucks Prep for Playoff Run”

Pittsburgh Adds Gary Roberts

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced yesterday that they have acquired veteran winger Gary Roberts from the Florida Panthers for defenseman Noah Welch. This deal swings the Pens some solid veteran presence and some serious grit. Roberts has always been the type of player that will throw his body in front of a train for his team,Continue reading “Pittsburgh Adds Gary Roberts”

Atlanta Stacks Up

Atlanta is making a major push for the playoffs, adding two significant players in as many days. First, the Thrashers added defenseman Alexei Zhitnik from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for up-and-comer Braydon Coburn. Then, on Sunday, Atlanta acquired forward Keith Tkachuk from the consistently-floundering St. Louis Blues for forward Glen Metropolit and a first-roundContinue reading “Atlanta Stacks Up”