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The Vancouver Canucks have added a lot of depth to their blueline in a short period of time. The team has acquired defencemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenceman Daniel Rahimi and forward Patrick White. Vancouver also announced on Friday that they have inked veteran defenceman Mathieu Schneider to a contract.
The Northeast has been a very interesting story this year, be it the overhaul of Montreal’s forward core, or the Kessel trade that never was between the Leafs and the Bruins, the Northeast is looking very different.
Boston Bruins –
Offense – Boston has a forward core which boasts Patrice Bergeron as a 3rd line center. That statement alone speaks to the depth of the Bruins. They have grit, goal scoring, sublime playmaking, and some good defensive guys. After this year they will have to worry about resigning Marc Savard, but even if he does go David Krejci should step right into his place.
CLOCK TICKS ON RANGERS’ KESSEL BID
Luongo, Canucks both want contract extension settled by start of training camp
Ice time for Forsberg
SILLINGER HANGS UP HIS SKATES
The Carolina Hurricanes made a surprise showing in the Eastern Conference final, eventually losing to the champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Whether they can sustain this success and take it to thre next level remains to be seen. However any team with star power in the name of Eric Staal and Cam Ward will be dangerous.
The team did overacheive a bit, but were a rejuvenated bunch under a new coaching staff and with such a veteran laden group, they know time is not on their side.
The Predators have every intention of placing their developing prospects in the holes left by departing defensemen Greg Zanon, Greg de Vries and Ville Koistinen.
It has become clear to almost everyone that the Tampa Bay Lightning were a fluke and were lucky to win the Stanley Cup in 2004.
The franchise has become a laughingstock finishing last then second last in the past two years and it does not look like the team will advance any further up.
They do have a top heavy roster of stars, but the bickering ownership fiasco may prove to be a distraction, the team lacks scoring depth and has much to improve defensively.
But there are young studs in Steve Stamkos and Victor Hedman to build around and with them comes hope.
McCarty seeks job in Russia
Canucks close to signing Schneider
Thrashers GM optimistic Kovalchuk deal will be completed
Marleau doesn’t view himself as guy taking the fall — but he won’t discuss the NTC in his contract
Habs needn’t name a captain, Pocket Rocket says
Let the Analysis Begin
Sundin saga redux?
We are just a few weeks away from NHL training camp and still no words on who will wear the “C” in Montreal? There is a few candidate but nobody really knows who will be the next Habs Captain?
They first overcame the long playoff drought and finally played meaningful games in the spring. Then they made it past the first round coming within 1 game of the conference final. Now, the Washington Capitals goal is to take the next step in their growth, with eyes on the big prize.