Breaking Down the Flyers’ Trade for Justin Braun

report this ad For the second time this week the Philadelphia Flyers have made a trade for a veteran defenseman, this time for long-time San Jose Shark, Justin Braun. The Flyers shipped out a 2019 second-round pick along with a third-rounder in 2020 to acquire him. General manager Chuck Fletcher has kept his promise to […]

A Look Back at RFAs and Offer Sheets

The history of offer sheets in the NHL is a long one. While there hasn’t been a successful offer sheet since the Edmonton Oilers signed Dustin Penner to one in 2007, there is still some significant history that has come from the offer sheet both prior to and following the 2007 season. While this article […]

2019 NHL Trade Deadline: Deal Tracker

By Brandon Share-Cohen February 4th, 2019 The 2019 trade deadline is approaching. With that, a full list of trades that occur prior to deadline passing will be found here. Make sure to check back frequently to keep up-to-date with the deals that are taking place.   Originally published at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheHockeyWriters/~3/qdeA1cVWO7o/

The Worst Trades in NHL History

Every year in the NHL, trades take place between teams in order to improve their respective squads. On most occasions, trades in the NHL work out well, in which both teams improve following the arrival of a new player(s) or asset which addresses a weakness or need a team may have. On other, less common […]

5 Worst Trades of the 2017-18 Season

* originally published in June 2018 With the NHL Playoffs now complete the focus turns to next season and trades will pick up again. Some trades are win-win, the Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen deal is a good example, but plenty of trades become a significant loss for one side (eg. Taylor Hall for Adam […]

3 Biggest Trades in Red Wings History

  August 8, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the trade that sent icon Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles and sent shockwaves around the hockey world. Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three first-round picks, and $15 million. Even more shocking […]

New Coaches, Better Playoff Prospects?

It was speculated upon for the past few weeks, and the news is now official. The Edmonton Oilers have hired three new assistant coaches to support a returning Todd McLellan for the 2018-19 season. Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney, and Manny Viveiros will join McLellan behind the Oilers bench. The trio replaces Jay Woodcroft, Jim Johnson, […]

NHL Bridge Deals Are Falling Down

A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has […]

Oilers Re-Sign Ty Rattie to One-Year Deal

As reported by the Edmonton Oilers official twitter page, the team has signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year deal next season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman followed up that the deal comes with an $800,000 cap hit. Rattie had nine points in 15 games after being recalled by the Oilers. He finished the year on Edmonton’s […]