Monthly Archives: June 2013

NHL Draft Through 10

30th
Jun. × ’13

Two trades: Cal Clutterbuck & the 70th pick went from the Minnesota Wild to the New York Islanders for Nino Niederretter. Cory Schneider went from the Vancouver Canucks to the New Jersey Devils straight up for the 9th overall pick, which Gillis used on Bo Horvat of the London Knights. 1st: Nathan MacKinnon of the […]


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7 Things That Would Surprise Me On Draft Day

30th
Jun. × ’13

The draft always has surprises, in fact they’re more the rule than the exception. Here’s a few things that would surprise me today: Any of: Jones, MacKinnon,  or Drouin falling outside the top 10, although one falling out of the top five is possible. A goalie: being drafted before the fifth defensemen. With Seth Jones, […]


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Kris Letang Signing

30th
Jun. × ’13

There are reports from RDS and elsewhere that Kris Letang has reached a deal with the Penguins to keep him in town another eight years. For $7,250,000.00 each season player 58 will be on the ice for the foreseeable future. This contract makes him the third highest paid defenseman in the NHL and in the […]


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What We Know: The East NHL Draft , Free Agency Preview & More

29th
Jun. × ’13

Some of the biggest cities are really tight to the cap, the Bruins, Flyers, and Lightning could all use a touch more cap space to deal with. Both the Bruins and Flyers are likely to lose pieces to free agency. The Canadiens are in danger of losing Ryder and Armstrong. Boston is supposedly getting attention […]


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What we know: The West NHL Draft , Free Agency Preview & More

29th
Jun. × ’13

With the NHL draft this weekend we know three things a: There will be trades 2: there will be “off the board” picks and d: all bets are off on sane prices being paid to get starting goalies and top four defenseman. Some of the names being talked about are Scott Clemmenson of the Panthers, […]


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Keep It 100: Team USA, NaokoGate, Letang, And More

28th
Jun. × ’13

This is an occasional feature that will take a look at multiple issues, each in 100 words or less. Team USA Management  Announced: Dan Bylsma will coach, and David Polie will be the GM. Only one of those is hope inducing. Here’s a look at potential players. Given who performed in the playoffs, are Paul […]


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8 Top UFA Right Wings

27th
Jun. × ’13

The unrestricted free agent market tends to be where NHL general managers make their most interesting, and often fatal mistakes.  The right wings in this market represent a very strong crop. There are at least three who were in the top twenty for scoring at their position, some of whom were on pretty bad teams […]


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5 Most Intruiging RFA Left Wings

26th
Jun. × ’13

The offer sheet had been a dead letter in the NHL until the mammoth offer sheet the Philadelphia Flyers dropped on the Nashville Predators  Shea Weber. The Predators ended up matching one of the largest offers in league history and signing their franchise cornerstone and most beloved player. The left wings in this restricted free […]


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6 Biggest Surprises of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

25th
Jun. × ’13

Every season, every series we get unexpected things. The NHL wth its grueling schedule, physical play, and hard working players you simply can’t escape the drama. 6: The New York Islanders; Throwing Blows The Islanders may have gone down int he first round, but they didn’t go out alone. The Islanders in fact put Marc-Andre […]


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