Chicago trades Hjalmarsson to Arizona for Connor Murphy and Dauphin. Chicago trades Panarin, Motte and 6th Rd pick this year to Columbus for Saad, Forsberg and 5th Rd pick 2018. Both Chicago trades are shocking and questionable. With the way they are heading, I say their Stanley Cup runs may be over. The New York Rangers […]
Just a quick update on post-draft trades: Carolina acquires Trevor Van Riemsdyk and a 7th round pick from Vegas for a second round pick. Edmonton acquires Ryan Strome from the New York Islanders for Jordan Eberle. Montreal acquires David Schlempko from Vegas for a 5th round pick.
Several trades have been made with Vegas so teams can protect specific players on their unprotected list. There are several I originally projected that are now unavailable, so some changes have been made. The Minnesota Wild had left Eric Staal, Matt Dumba, and Marco Scandella unprotected. I had picked Staal to be the one drafted […]
Now that the Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back champions, it is time to begin the offseason. The expansion draft for the Las Vegas Golden Knights will kick it off. The protected (and unprotected) lists were released yesterday, and everyone has their own projected picks. I’m going to spend this time making predictions myself. As everyone knows, […]
“It’s strange but true. Folks, the Carolina Hurricanes are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals.” Those were the first words spoken when Martin Gelinas scored the game-winning goal in overtime propelling the Canes into the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. For the first time in the 85 years of the NHL’s existence, a team residing in […]
The Penguins took the Capitals to seven games and sent them home in the second round once again. They definitely look like Stanley Cup favorites. Ottawa has made it further than expected. They were a bit lucky to survive past the second round against New York. In game 2, they were down two goals with […]
The Predators have been a great story in these playoffs. Before the postseason started, I didn’t expect a Conference Finals appearance, although I did predict them to beat the Blues. While I also predicted the upset against the Blackhawks in round one, no one could’ve predicted a sweep. The Ducks finally rose above their game […]