A critique of some teams locking up their core players, revisiting the Tyler Seguin trade, an NHL rule which should be brought back, the 25th anniversary of The Gretzky Trade, and more.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert lambasts the Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes and Phoenix Coyotes for “throwing money at their rotten cores” by locking up their core players to long-term contracts. You can read my take of the Jets’ recent moves in my Soapbox.
THE HOCKEY GUYS: Mitch Cole revisits the Tyler Seguin trade and wonders if the Bruins made the right choice? Not enough time has passed yet to fully determine that. We’ll know in a couple of seasons, but if Seguin blossoms into the superstar he was projected to become, the Bruins could end up regretting this move.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: A call to bring back serving the full two minutes for penalties. I like it, but I doubt the NHL will seriously consider it.
NHL NUMBERS: Travis Yost on how winning a hockey fight has impact on future outcomes.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on “The Gretzky Trade”.
ICETHETICS: The Buffalo Sabres offer teasing Tweets about their forthcoming third jersey. Looks like they’re adopting the gold standard.