Capitals Trade Grubauer and Orpik to Avalanche

June 22, 2018

The Colorado Avalanche have traded the 47th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals in exchange for goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defender Brooks Orpik, the Capitals announced Friday. This deal came less than a half hour before the first-round of the draft began. TRADE | The Washington Capitals have acquired a second round pick, 47th-overall from the Colorado Avalanche in the…

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Best Draft Picks in Dallas Stars History

June 22, 2018

From Todd Harvey, the teams inaugural draft pick in 1993, to Dylan Ferguson, its most recent draft pick in 2017, and everything in between, the Stars have made a total of 203 selections in its 25 year history. Choosing five of the best wasn’t easy. Before you get upset when you realize that Mike Modano, Neal Broten, Derian Hatcher, or Jere Lehtinen aren’t on the list – yes, widely considered…

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Rinne Won, But Hellebuyck Deserved It

The glitz and glamour of the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas are over, and a number of the league’s top stars are going home — after hitting the Strip for a little carousing, no doubt —  with some well-deserved hardware. One deserving man, however, is leaving empty-handed. That man is Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. He was passed over for the Vezina, as the Nashville Predators’ Pekka Rinne took…

June 22, 2018
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Top Minnesota-Born Wild Players

Minnesota is known as the State of Hockey. The name isn’t taken for granted, as evidenced by the steady stream of talent that pours into the NHL from the state. The Minnesota Wild now being in the league means that many local kids growing up have dreams of playing for their hometown club. The list is still relatively small, but a few players have made impacts for the Wild. The…

June 22, 2018
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Hayden & Hinostroza Bring Hope to Blackhawks Future

June 21, 2018

When the 2017-18 season ended, one of the many thoughts on Chicago Blackhawks fans’ minds was which free agents would be returning for the 2018-19 season. John Hayden and Vinnie Hinostroza were without a doubt the two players fans wanted to return the most. On June 15, the Hawks released statements that both Hayden and Hinostroza signed two-year contract extensions. Many fans breathed a sigh of relief when the news was released, mainly because of what…

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Sabres Should Spend Dough for Panarin

June 21, 2018

On June 19, Elliotte Friedman tweeted: “There is word today that Artemi Panarin has told CLB that he is not ready to consider an extension ‘at this time’” (UFA July 2019.) As a result, the Blue Jackets are testing the market for him.” There is word today that Artemi Panarin has told CLB that he is not ready to consider an extension “at this time.” (UFA July 2019.) As a…

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Intriguing Blackhawks Blue Line Targets

June 20, 2018

If Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman thought the pressure was on him last offseason after being swept out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, it has certainly increased with missing the postseason altogether this past spring. One of the biggest areas the Blackhawks will need to improve this offseason is the blue line, and Bowman will have plenty of options. Trade Market Will Offer Plenty of…

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Blackhawks Re-Sign RFAs Hinostroza & Hayden

June 19, 2018

Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks continued their busy and efficient offseason last week by re-signing two of their impending restricted free agents, forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and John Hayden. Both Hinostroza and Hayden have signed two-year contract extensions. Hinostroza’s deal carries a $1.5 million cap hit, making it $3 million total over the two years. Hayden’s deal is worth $750,000 per season, making it $1.5 million total over the two…

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Should the Bruins Inquire About Panarin Trade?

June 19, 2018

When a player like Artemi Panarin becomes available on the trade market, every general manager with a pulse should be making a phone call to inquire about the potential cost. As is typically the case in the week leading up to the NHL Draft, rumors, reports and actual transactions are flying as teams are looking to bolster their rosters, be it for the present or for the future. With the Columbus…

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Jets Should Sell High On Tyler Myers

Tyler Myers was one of the biggest pieces of the much-debated Winnipeg Jets/Buffalo Sabres trade in 2015. He’s been a reliable foot-soldier on the Jets blueline ever since. Now, however, it might be time for the Jets to trade him. Myers is not necessarily an ideal trade candidate. He’s only got one year remaining on his contract and that year will cost some team $5.5 million. He’s only played one…

June 19, 2018
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