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Three potential suitors to acquire Jack Johnson

Yesterday, The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline reported that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson had requested a trade from the team.  Read the rest of this entry

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Power Rankings – Week of 1/6/18

Power rankings for the week of January 7th, 2018. The number in parenthesis is where the team was ranked last edition. Happy New Years everyone! Read the rest of this entry

The Islanders recent struggles do not bode well for their future with John Tavares

The New York Islanders dropped their fifth straight contest on Friday night, as the once hopeful team drifts further and further out of the picture in the competitive Eastern Conference. After starting the season on an offensive and overall successful tear, the team has only managed to win five of their last 18 games. Read the rest of this entry

A decade of the Winter Classic: ranking the games from worst to best

The tradition of an NHL outdoor game every New Year’s Day now began a decade ago in 2008. Since then, there have been a number of tremendous and dramatic contests, however there have been several duds as well. Read the rest of this entry

Five players that could be traded now that the NHL holiday freeze is over

Now that the NHL holiday trade freeze has lifted, chatter around the league should begin to pick up. Most insiders within the league view January as the time where general managers and owners alike begin to view their teams as sellers or buyers for the trade deadline. However, that may prove to be a bit more difficult this year. Read the rest of this entry

NHL Power Rankings – Week of 12/24/17

Power rankings for the week of December 24, 2017. The number in parenthesis is where the team listed was ranked last week. Have a happy holidays everyone! Read the rest of this entry

Eugene Melnyk’s controversial comments over the weekend came at the worst time possible for the Ottawa Senators

It is no secret that the Ottawa Senators have reached code red in terms of panic.  Read the rest of this entry

It’s time for the Islanders to make another team-altering, midseason trade

Since the infamous Thomas Vanek for Matt Moulson swap in October of 2013, Garth Snow and the New York Islanders have shied away from blockbuster deals in the midst of regular season play. They have acquired complementary pieces, such as Tyler Kennedy, Shane Prince, and Michal Neuvirth, from time to time, yet nothing of true significance has taken place.

It is time for that to finally change.  Read the rest of this entry

The details: Matt Duchene traded to Ottawa 

The Avalanche have finally ended the Matt Duchene saga. After months of negotiations and patience, Duchene is off to Ottawa.  Read the rest of this entry

Which NHL team had the worst offseason?

As we enter into the preliminary stages of NHL training camp, the regular season is becoming visible on the horizon. The final roster preparations are being made, and to be fair, trades could still go down. Read the rest of this entry

2017 NHL Free Agency: Day one notes and analysis 

Day one has free agency has come and gone (for the most part). Some big names still remain on the board, however many have already vanished. Here are some of my notes and analysis from the first wave of the frenzy.  Read the rest of this entry

2017 NHL Draft notes and analysis  

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone, and here are some of my notes and analysis on what happened.  Read the rest of this entry