Bargain Shopping: Best Remaining NHL Free Agents (Forwards)

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We’ve had six days of NHL Free Agency and things seem to have really slowed down.  The last big name to move came on Friday when the Senators signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million contract. As more and more days pass, it is clear that the names on the market are no longer […] READ MORE


The Red District: Lack of Urgency May Cost Capitals

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The Washington Capitals seem to have finally hit their stride over the last week, but their new found stability may have come a bit too late in the 2013-14 campaign. With only 11 games remaining before their regular season comes to an end, the Caps find themselves on the outside looking in when it comes […] READ MORE



Best and Worst NHL Free Agency Pick Ups at Midseason

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Free agency is all about commitment to the unknown. You know how a player has played previously and that’s exactly what you are paying him for. But you have no idea how he’s going to mesh with your team and no idea how he’ll perform over the years of the contract. All you can hope […] READ MORE


The Best Line In The NHL

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It’s a debate that is as ambiguous as it is intriguing; who is the best line in the NHL? Sure, discussions over who’s the best player in the league are fun, but as we have seen countless times in NHL history, a great player can only take his team as far as the supporting staff […] READ MORE


Dustin Penner Signs With Anaheim

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Dustin Penner is back with the Anaheim Ducks. The big left wing, who was part of the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks team, has returned to the club, signing a one-year-contract with the club worth $2 million. In the summer following the Stanley Cup win, Penner signed a 5-year $21.25 million offer sheet with […] READ MORE


Building the Los Angeles Kings – Harnessing the Potential

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This is the seventh article in a series of articles looking at and analyzing the success of the last five teams to raise the Stanley Cup.  Be sure to read the first three articles in the series, “Where Have all the Dynasties Gone?”,  “Detroit: Setting the Parameters of a Modern Day Dynasty”, “Detroit: End of […] READ MORE


Sharks and Kings Face Off in the Battle of California

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The Stanley Cup Champs against the Stanley Cup’s ‘always the bridesmaid never the bride’ – it’s the LA Kings vs San Jose Sharks in the battle of the best team on the left coast. The Ducks were the dominant team heading into the playoffs, but they are out surfing right now and eating some In-‘n-Out […] READ MORE


Look out Western Conference, Kings have recovered from Cup Hangover

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For whatever the reason, the NHL features a unique phenomena where the last Stanley Cup Champion often faces a rough start to the new season. Perhaps its a summer spent partying with the cup and not training as hard, perhaps its complacency and a lack of motivation after finally reaching their goal, perhaps its the […] READ MORE


The History of NHL Offer Sheets

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News this morning broke that Shea Weber has signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet made by Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers.   This means that his current team, the Nashville Predators, run by GM David Poile have 7 days to match the offer or be awarded 4 first round picks in compensation. In […] READ MORE