Nill is a wily executive who has pretty much made over the entire Stars roster in his 33 months on the job, so he is not afraid to pull the trigger on a big deal. But he also knows that building the youth of the team can bring dividends that last for years.
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The San Jose Sharks are looking for a backup goaltender, according to Friedman. The Calgary Flames may also be in the market for help between the pipes as a replacement for Karri Ramo, who was lost for the remainder of the regular season earlier this week. They can cross at least one name off their wishlist.
Loui Eriksson would be the perfect fit. A smart, two-way vet who can play in all situations, he comes with a workable cap hit ($4.25 million) and an expiring contract. The Bruins are looking for a young, NHL-ready defenseman in return, something Chicago can’t provide, but the Hawks have other assets, including this year’s first-round pick/prospect forward Marko Dano, who might get the ball rolling.
“I’m really happy with how things are going personally this year.”
Talked to a pro scout who thinks, despite depressed market, Hamhuis+Vrbata still have significant value. If they agree on trades.
— Iain MacIntyre (@imacVanSun) February 19, 2016
Sorry I don’t post rumors today. I was out of town and got a flat on the lonely highway.
Gorton has the duty to bolster his team if he can. The Rangers may be fifth in the league in goals per game and 13th in goals against average (the latter stat skewed by dreadful penalty killing), but their biggest need remains the same as it was through the last two springtimes. They need a formidable, physical top-six winger who will bring a presence to the down-low, grinding game and to the power play.
And Eric Staal is that player.
Brian Campbell told me he's open to coming back to #FlaPanthers … Dale Tallon says they want him back. Agent here next week, will discuss.
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) February 17, 2016
A playoff spot is hardly assured to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but, as currently constructed, they are all-in.
And if they get in, who knows in this parity-filled league — particularly the Eastern Conference — how far they just might get.
The Maple Leafs defenceman knows that many National Hockey League observers figure he will be dealt on Feb. 29, the day of the NHL’s trade deadline.
Polak isn’t inclined to disagree. In fact, he has had the idea in the back of his mind since last summer.
The Ottawa Senators have struggled to build any serious momentum throughout the opening stages of the season and really needed to make some form of change in order to get their season back on track.
While there weren’t many calls for a managerial switch-up, a trade was welcomed and the Senators managed to acquire experienced defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a five-man switch. Not only are the Ottawa fans excited to see just what he can do on the ice but his gritty determination and desire to win should have a positive effect on the entire locker room.
When the Hawks arrive in New York for Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, they could be asked about a report speculating about a Shaw trade. They might even hear rumors about a certain Finnish forward, whose biggest move should be to the top line.
For anyone to overreact to a tough stretch for Teravainen would be rash. For the Hawks to consider trading Teravainen for a more proven veteran would be reckless — and eventually regrettable.
“I try not to think about that at all,” Teravainen said. “I just try to think about us winning the Cup again this year.”
I love Yakupov asguy. Works his butt off, rink rat, cares. But, I'm tired of people saying Oil coaches should play him with better players.
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) February 17, 2016