The Real Reason NHL Players Avoid Canadian Teams

ESPN’s Craig Custance recently conducted a poll of several top NHL player agents to determine which teams are on their clients’ no-trade lists. Unsurprisingly, four of the top five were Canadian teams. The Edmonton Oilers topped the list, followed by the...

Random NHL Thoughts – February 16, 2015

My take on some of the notable NHL news and notes of the past week. Tyler Seguin’s recent knee injury could be the death knell of the Dallas Stars playoff hopes. The Stars are struggling to remain in contention for a wild-card berth in the very competitive...

Can We Expect More Big In-Season NHL Trades?

The recent Buffalo Sabres-Winnipeg Jets seven-player-plus-first-round pick trade was a rarity in today’s salary-cap world: a true blockbuster deal involving several very good players, taking place during the season. It was a surprising and exciting trade,...

The Risk In Trading Young NHL Players

Calls for the Winnipeg Jets to trade Evander Kane, and for the Vancouver Canucks to deal Zack Kassian, have increased this season, particularly in recent weeks. In Kane’s case, it’s because of a recently-reported falling out with teammates, while Kassian...

NHL News and Notes – February 4, 2015

A look at some recent notable NHL news.  Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is turning into a sharp critic of the NHL salary-cap regulations. Earlier in the season Lombardi criticized the league’s slow response toward allowing him to clear suspended defenseman...