Archive for the ‘NHL’ category

Ranking the 10 Biggest Roster Moves from the 2015 NHL Offseason so Far

July 17th, 2015
This summer has been exciting for fans as blockbuster trades replaced the free-agent frenzy. The storm was inspired by cap-crunched teams and especially the Boston Bruins—who changed their look in one incredible day. Aggressive teams broke through with major additions, and that means clubs that were not active may have lost ...

Bruins Rookie Jake DeBrusk Scores Nasty Behind-the-Back Goal

July 17th, 2015
"Nasty" is about the best way to describe this move Jake DeBrusk tried out at the Boston Bruins development camp.The rookie, who was selected 14th overall by the Bruins in last month's NHL draft, went behind his back to beat goalie Zane McIntyre to score the shootout goal.It's not a bad ...

The Case for the Chicago Blackhawks to Trade Star Defenceman Brent Seabrook

July 16th, 2015
Brent Seabrook has been a foundation piece of the Chicago Blackhawks for three Stanley Cup wins. He averaged 26 minutes and 17 seconds of ice time per game in the team’s latest run and played in all situations. The 6’3”, 220-pound right-shooting defenceman has carried a heavy load for the ‘Hawks ...

NHL Free Agents 2015: The Best Bargain Player Available at Every Position

July 16th, 2015
The start of NHL free agency in most years sees a flurry of high-profile players signed to rich long-term contracts. This summer was different, with most deals featuring shorter terms and reasonable dollar figures. Now we're more than two weeks in and at the point where the deals tend to be ...

Predicting Every NHL Team’s Top Rookie for the 2015-16 NHL Season

July 16th, 2015
While established NHL players are enjoying the offseason, teams are staging development camps for their top prospects. Out of these camps could come each team's next young star. Among the notables are well-known prospects like Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Buffalo's Jack Eichel. As per NHL.com, for a player to be considered ...

Predicting the Most Improved Players for the 2015-16 NHL Season

July 15th, 2015
As the NHL offseason winds into the dog days of summer, transactions among teams start to slow to a trickle. During their downtime, players rest their bones, spend time with their families and friends and hit the gym in an effort to come back better than ever next year. When 2015-16 ...

Why Ryan Kesler’s New Contract Is a Massive Risk for the Anaheim Ducks

July 15th, 2015
On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks announced that they had signed centre Ryan Kelser to a six-year contract extension. As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed, but minutes later, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register had the details: Kesler had one year left on his current contract and would ...

Ryan Kesler, Ducks Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

July 15th, 2015
Ryan Kesler still had one year remaining on his contract with the Anaheim Ducks, but the team announced Wednesday that Kesler signed a six-year extension.   Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reported the fresh deal is worth $41.25 million. Kesler will make $5 million in 2015-16 before his lucrative contract ...

Ranking the Top 50 NHL Prospects

July 15th, 2015
With the 2015 NHL draft in the books, it is a perfect time to reevaluate the league’s top young players. We have compiled a list of the top 50 prospects with many of the recent draftees cracking the ranking. To qualify for the list, a player must be under the age ...

Johnny Oduya to Stars: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

July 15th, 2015
One of the last major chips on the NHL free-agent market finally fell Wednesday, as veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The Stars made the signing official with a press release via their website. They did not include the terms of the deal, although ESPN's ...