Flames Stand Pat While Rivals Load Up at Deadline

On a trade deadline in which almost every other Western Conference contender made significant moves, the conference-leading Calgary Flames only added a depth defenseman. Flames general manager Brad Treliving was apparently reluctant to mess with team chemistry and/or give up futures for rental players. In doing so, he seems confident his team can make a […]

Panthers Trade Brassard to Avalanche

The Florida Panthers have traded Derick Brassard and a sixth-round pick to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie have reported. This deal comes just a few hours ahead of the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. For a third in 2020, I believe. […]

Nyquist Traded to Sharks

The Detroit Red Wings have traded Gustav Nyquist to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Red Wings announced Monday. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today acquired a second-round draft pick in the 2019 NHL […]

Analyzing Wayne Simmonds’ Value

Wayne Simmonds is one of the most-discussed players leading into the NHL’s Monday Trade Deadline. The lanky winger has been a Philadelphia Flyers stalwart for the last eight seasons, but his contract ends this summer. The Flyers’ once-flickering playoff hopes have dimmed after a pair of thumpings this week, quickly vaulting them closer to a […]

Maple Leafs Don’t Need McQuaid

Yesterday, my colleague at The Hockey Writers, Brandon Share-Cohen, wondered if the Boston Bruins trading defenceman Adam McQuaid to the New York Rangers in September might come back to haunt them, if McQuaid ends up being moved by the Rangers to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins’ most likely first-round playoff opponent. Share-Cohen wrote that […]

Canadiens Best Deadline Targets

Over the last few weeks, the Montreal Canadiens have amped up their play and now look like a legitimate playoff contender. A few weeks back, I wrote about how general manager Marc Bergevin will likely make depth trades before the deadline as he continues to hold onto to his budding young core. Since that time, […]

Lightning & Rangers Make Perfect Trade Partners

For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be buyers at the trade deadline, looking to stock up before making a push for the Stanley Cup. On the other side of the coin, for the second straight season, the New York Rangers will be looking to sell as they rebuild their franchise with […]

Maple Leafs Need to Land Pesce

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes continue to be linked in trade rumours, for obvious reasons. Each has a surplus of what the other covets. The Hurricanes have four right-shot defensemen in their top-six and the Maple Leafs have been searching for a right-shot blueliner for quite some time. Meanwhile, the Leafs have plenty […]