Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Phil Kessel to Arizona Coyotes

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have dealt star forward Phil Kessel and defensive prospect Dane Birksto the Arizona Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk and prospect Pierre-Oliver Joseph. Kessel, 31, carries an $6.8 million cap hit through the 2021-22 season. Toronto has the remaining $1.2 million cap hit retained from when Kessel was traded to Pittsburgh. PO Joseph and Galchenyuk to […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Trade Forward Matt Duchene to Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Ottawa Senators have dealt premiere forward Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets, as well as Julius Bergman, who is returning to the SHL next season. In return, Ottawa received Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson a first rounder, and a conditional first rounder. The condition is if Duchene re-signs Ottawa gets another first. However, no contract talks have begun. Duchene, 27, carries a $6.0 million cap hit […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Scoring Depth an Issue Entering New Year

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If your team was lucky enough to dress Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Gabriel Landeskog, you’d never expect to have trouble scoring. Rantanen and MacKinnon sit second and third, respectively, in scoring league-wide. Landeskog has 44 points himself too, good for 16th in the NHL. However, that represents the vast majority of the teams’ total production. And with […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Handcuffed by Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky

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Usually, when a team has a pending unrestricted free agent star who publicly makes clear intentions to test free agency, that team does everything in its power to trade the player. As great as he may be, or as much of the team’s success that he contributed to, the team knows they’ll be without the […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin Chasing Wayne Gretzky’s All-Time Goal Record

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At the end of the 1998-99 season, the NHL watched as The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, hung up his skates. His 2,857 career points dwarf all other players throughout history, with Jaromir Jagr sitting almost a full 1,000 points behind him for second all-time. Now, 20 years later, Washington Capitals forward and captain Alex Ovechkin might be the […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Climbing Back into Playoff Contention

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Roughly a third of the way through the 2018-19 season, the playoff race has become quite crowded. This is to be expected to some degree with so many games left to play, but it appears more teams are sticking in the race this year than usual. In the two conferences combined, only two teams sit ten […] READ MORE


Seattle Unanimously Approved for NHL Expansion in 2021-22

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After years of discussion and rumors, the NHL finally firmly set and approved an expansion to Seattle, Washington. The team will become the league’s 32nd franchise and begins play in the 2021-22 season. Congratulations, @NHLSeattle_! ?? The NHL's 32nd franchise will begin play in the 2021-22 season!!! pic.twitter.com/bekbMiwZos — NHL (@NHL) December 4, 2018 For […] READ MORE


J.T. Compher Solving Depth Scoring Problem for Colorado Avalanche

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Not many teams in the NHL have a line quite as strong as the first one of the Colorado Avalanche. Between Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, and Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs have 99 points and 39 goals. That is the highest amount for any three individual players in the whole NHL right now. Their team’s 86 goals scored ranks second […] READ MORE


Dale Tallon And The Florida Panthers Need A Major Shake Up

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The Florida Panthers have been given time. General manager Dale Tallon has done everything he set out to do. The roster features eleven players drafted by the organization itself, most of them filling primary roles on the team. They struggled for a long time, built through the draft, and now are reaping the benefits. Or at […] READ MORE


NHL Global Series Wrap-Up: Luongo’s Return Helps Florida Panthers Top Winnipeg Jets

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The NHL Global Series brought tons of excitement for international fans since its inception, and this year was no different. Hockey fans in Helsinki, Finland experienced two games between the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers this year. After the first game in the Global Series went to Winnipeg by a score of 4 to 2, […] READ MORE