The NHL week in review…How the trade deadline could be a good thing for the Flames…Free agent goalie options for the Blue Jackets…Jack Adams award nominees…Could Niklas Hagman be a good choice for the Senators?…How are last summer’s top acquisitions doing?…Tim Gleason for Jakub Voracek?..The 7 Ugliest NHL All-Star Game jerseys.
GRANTLAND: Katie Baker looks at the NHL week that was, including a look at the league’s toughest division.
MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: How the Calgary Flames could further bolster their depth at the trade deadline without sacrificing too much of their future.
THE CANNON: Andy Newman examines the potential free agent goalie options for the Columbus Blue Jackets, which aren’t that great, but most would be better than their current tandem.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: A look at the five top candidates for this year’s Jack Adams award as NHL coach of the year. Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators gets my vote.
BLACK ACES: Could Niklas Hagman be a good, affordable trade deadline acquisition for the Senators? Only if there aren’t any better ones available.
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner looks at how well last summer’s biggest acquisitions are doing this season. Some are doing well, some, well, less said, the better, right Ville Leino?
CANES COUNTRY: Cory Lavalette suggests a potential Tim Gleason for Jakub Voracek swap has history on its side, as the Flyers and Hurricanes have done similar deals in the past. I think the Flyer could land Gleason for less than that. We’ll find out soon enough…
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski presents: The 7 Ugliest NHL All-Star Game Jerseys, most of which really aren’t that bad, when one considers some of the truly horrific fashion atrocities some NHL teams have foisted upon us over the years. Like this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and of course, this.