Matt Duchene’s name has been swirling in trade rumors for months, but the question is, what would it take to acquire him? Is Duchene a first line centre? A key piece of a Stanley Cup winning team? Well first let’s start off with what is a first-line centre these days. What is a “First-Line” Centre? […]Read more "What is the Cost of a 1st Line Centre?"
With the NHL Expansion Draft coming up, the protected lists from all 30 teams were released. While most selections were expected, there were some players left exposed that present intriguing options for the Vegas Golden Knights. The big caveat in all of this is the side deals teams may make with Vegas to protect their […]Read more "20 Intriguing Exposed Players for Vegas"
On June 15, Montreal made a splash and acquired the rights French-Canadian winger Jonathan Drouin, and promptly signed him to a 6 year, $33 million contract. After this signing, many thought this spelled the end of Alex Galchenyuk’s time in Montreal, as he is a restricted free agent, in need of a contract, and doesn’t […]Read more "Trading Alex Galchenyuk – Why It’s A Bad Idea"
There’s a lot of weight placed on scoring the first goal of the game, to get off on the right foot so you don’t open the game chasing and trying to catch up. While scoring the first goal of the game is important, a more underrated aspect is scoring the third goal of the game. […]Read more "The Underrated Importance of Scoring The Third Goal"
Now that the 2016/2017 NHL season has come to a close, the inevitable awards discussions have started. Some of the awards have already been decided, such as the Art Ross, which went to Connor McDavid, who lead the league with 100 points, or the Maurice Richard, which went to Sidney Crosby, who lead the league […]Read more "NHL Awards Predictions"
And the nominees for the 2017 Hart Memorial Trophy are……. Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. The Ted Lindsay Award is awarded to “the player judged most valuable to his team.” Crosby has previously been nominated 4 times, with 3 wins. Burns and McDavid are first-time nominees. Brent Burns scored 29 goals and 76 points in […]Read more "2017 Ted Linsday Nominees – Who Should Win?"
And the nominees for the 2017 Ted Lindsay Award are……. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. (I did a write up on Awards Predictions a little over a week ago, which included more in-depth discussion on the Hart Trophy. You can read it here) The Hart Trophy is awarded to “to […]Read more "2017 Hart Nominees – Who Should Win?"
And the nominees for the 2017 Jack Adams Award are……. Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers, and John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (I did a write up on Awards Predictions a little over a week ago, which included more in-depth discussion on the Jack Adams Award. You can read it here) The Vezina Trophy is awarded to “the […]Read more "2017 Jack Adams Nominees – Who Should Win?"
And the nominees for the 2017 Lady Byng Trophy are……. Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild, and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues. The Lady Byng Trophy is awarded to “player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” All three of these finalists have never been nominated […]Read more "2017 Lady Byng Nominees – Who Should Win?"