The Vancouver Canucks Trading from Strength or Not at All

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The Vancouver Canucks trading from strength is the only real option to change the team. “The most shocking thing that could happen at the draft is nothing happening at the draft.” -Various Canucks pundits, before July 7th. Canucks Need Trades The current iteration of the Vancouver Canucks can start the 2022-23 season. They have a […] READ MORE


What Each Vancouver Canucks Signing Changes

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The Vancouver Canucks signing two – technically three – forwards at the start of the NHL Free Agent frenzy isn’t what fans expected. If anything, at least one forward getting moved out of town was the minimum. Vancouver Canucks Signing… Forwards? “Everyone knows” is an overused phrase by design. It implies a commonality of thought […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Moves Are Risky, But Understandable

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The Toronto Maple Leafs management team made some risky roster moves this week to start free agency. Critical chatter, of course, followed shortly thereafter. “Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.” Such is the way in hockey-mad, championship-starved Toronto. Yet, it can be argued that their current roster is better than the one they […] READ MORE


Ilya Mikheyev Signs Free Agent Contract With Western Team

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The Vancouver Canucks signed free agent right winger Ilya Mikheyev to a four-year contract worth  $4.75 million AAV per season. This free-agent contract carries him through the 2025-26 season. Mikheyev to Vancouver. 4.75 AAV for 4 years. — John Shannon (@JShannonhl) July 13, 2022 Ilya Mikheyev Contract Official For the first three years of his […] READ MORE


The Value of Jim Paliafito in the New York Islanders

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Since the firing of veteran coach Barry Trotz, the New York Islanders continue to restructure their staff members. Associate coach Lane Lambert was promoted, but assistant coaches John Gruden and Jim Hiller were dismissed. Director of goaltending Mitch Korn and goaltending coach Piero Greco are still unsure of the conditions of their positions. Lou Lamoriello, […] READ MORE


Toronto Maple Leafs Winger Seeking A Raise On His New Deal

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche are still fighting for the holy grail. As we inch closer and closer to the seasons end, the offseason grows and grows. While a lot of it is speculation, some things come to life and paint a picture of what is to come. Being one of the biggest […] READ MORE



Michael Bunting Making the Most of Stellar Opportunity

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After producing 13 points and 10 goals through 21 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, Michael Bunting is finally getting his chance to play a key role on an NHL team. On the first day of free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed the forward to a two-year contract worth $750,000 AAV. Bunting and […] READ MORE



Ilya Mikheyev Injury is Not Short-Term for Toronto Maple Leafs

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As the season fast approaches, the Toronto Maple Leafs have already received bad news. The Ilya Mikheyev injury was described as “not short-term” by head coach Sheldon Keefe. Sure enough, on Monday Sportnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that Mikeheyev requires thumb surgery and is out for approximately eight weeks. Sheldon Keefe said the hand injury Ilya Mikheyev […] READ MORE