Red Wings: Too Little, Too Late as Detroit Picks Up Some Wins

The Detroit Red Wings may not have a lot to show for themselves at this point, with the playoffs out of the picture and just 66 points. But a funny thing is happening as the season pulls into the station: the Red Wings are winning. They’re 5-5 in their last 10 games and have wonContinue reading “Red Wings: Too Little, Too Late as Detroit Picks Up Some Wins”

Red Wings: Is the Ken Holland Era Over?

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is approaching this trade deadline like it’s his last. It may well be. Apart from any portentous overtones, Holland knows that he may be out in the Motor City as the team transitions. He’s got a year to go on his contract, but there’s a fog of ambiguityContinue reading “Red Wings: Is the Ken Holland Era Over?”

Blue Jackets Acquire Thomas Vanek from Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have traded Thomas Vanek to the Columbus Blue Jackets. There was considerable pressure on the Canucks to move Vanek ahead of the deadline with no contract in place, so this deal fits all the right pieces. It’s believed Vancouver is acquiring Jussi Jokinen and Tyler Motte in exchange for Vanek, although thatContinue reading “Blue Jackets Acquire Thomas Vanek from Canucks”

Canucks Sign Thomas Vanek to One Year Contract

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Thomas Vanek to a one-year contract worth $2 million. The 33-year-old has a dozen years of NHL experience under his belt and has become somewhat of a journeyman as of late. Vanek spent last season with the Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings, scoring 48 points in 68 games.Continue reading “Canucks Sign Thomas Vanek to One Year Contract”

Who’s Left: Four More Compelling Unrestricted Free Agents

A few days ago, we took a quick look at four available unrestricted free agents. To date, Shane Doan, Jarome Iginla, Andrei Markov, and Jaromir Jagr are still on the market. And there are some other captivating names available, even as teams get closer and closer to finalizing their NHL rosters for the 2017-2018 season.Continue reading “Who’s Left: Four More Compelling Unrestricted Free Agents”