Are the Senators Rethinking Their Rebuild?

Fans of the Ottawa Senators had no idea what their team would like after Monday’s trade deadline, and many were fearing the worst. However, with several key players supposedly up for grabs, including captain Erik Karlsson, the Senators approach to deadline day showed that they aren’t willing to fully rebuild—at least not yet. The deadline […]

The Sabres Have No Quick Fixes

Buffalo Sabres fans need to face the truth. On one hand, they complain about how bad the team is – which they are – with a 19-33-11 record. On the other hand, they’re steaming mad that their rookie general manager, Jason Botterill, couldn’t get a decent return for even one of their sorry players before […]

Islanders Trade Chimera to Ducks

The New York Islanders announced they have traded forward Jason Chimera to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for heavy-hitting forward Chris Wagner on Monday, according to the team. #Isles Transaction: team has acquired Chris Wagner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Jason Chimera. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) February 26, 2018 Chimera is […]

Sabres Trade Kane to Sharks

The Buffalo Sabres have traded winger Evander Kane to the  San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional first-round pick in 2019, a conditional fourth-round pick and a prospect, Elliotte Friedman announced Monday. The first-round pick will become a second-round pick if the Sharks do not re-sign Kane and is lottery protected. Kane was one of […]

Is Pacioretty the Newest Kings Target?

Rob Blake certainly isn’t shy in attempting to make his Los Angeles Kings team better. He recently added veteran defenseman, Dion Phaneuf, as well as enigmatic winger, Tobias Rieder.  There were also rumblings that the Kings were linked to talented rabble-rouser, Evander Kane. Alas, a new name has surfaced as Blake’s next potential target: Max […]

Yzerman Is Playing (And Winning) at the Deadline

The trade deadline has been an especially interesting time for Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman this season. While the team has been at the top of the league for most of the year, they have had a consistent defensive hole on their first pairing alongside Victor Hedman. While Jake Dotchin played adequately last […]

Soshnikov a Victim of Numbers Game With Leafs

  Word came down last week that the inevitable had happened: the Toronto Maple Leafs had traded Nikita Soshnikov. Soshnikov went to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2019, thus ending the energetic forward’s Toronto tenure. A player who plays the game hard and fast, belying his somewhat smaller […]

Blue Jackets Management Under Deadline Microscope

The Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Thursday night. Even despite the loss, the Blue Jackets stay in a playoff spot. They are tied in the standings with the New York Islanders and stay a single point up on the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blue Jackets held a 1-0 lead after two […]