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Do you think that Subban is worth more than Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane?

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Do you think that Subban is worth more than Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane?

Duo commit to Blackhawks cause

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As the Chicago Blackhawks build for the next NHL campaign the franchise have been given the boost with the news that both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have put pen to paper on new long-term deals.

Yandle would command hefty price

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press writes … Detroit Red Wings trade talk: Defenseman Keith Yandle would command hefty price.

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Will the Canucks go after the Rangers Boyle?

Gallagher on why they might pursue Rangers’ Boyle, the refreshing candour of Lundqvist, and Vigneault’s fast starts.

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Who is the best player available?

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Who is the best available player this offseason

All NHL Teams would have to OK a Kovalchuk return

Hockey Rumors & News – March 29, 2014

Pat Hickey thinks that it “It’s time for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to get a deal done with his most valuable defenceman.”
http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Hickey+Hockey+Habs+should+give+Markov+three+year+contract/9674243/story.html

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s number next season
http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24504493/sabres-to-retire-dominik-haseks-number-next-season

Luongo benching catalyst for Canucks-Panthers trade

A seat at the end of the bench wound up getting Roberto Luongo a ticket out of Vancouver.

When Luongo was passed over for the start in the Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators at B.C. Place on Sunday in favour of Eddie Lack, the slight by Canucks coach John Tortorella led to a series of events that resulted in Luongo’s trade to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Habs land Vanek

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F Thomas Vanek
Islanders
F Sebastien Collberg
2nd-Round Pick

There is talk that the Blue Jackets and the Kings are talking trade

Gaborik is the main piece of the trade talks

Kings and Sabres talking trade

Hot Rumor – Hemsky to the Senators

Still more to come

Coyotes and Bruins swing a deal

 

Edmonton Oilers offered Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild, Russo reports

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is open to trading at least Bryzgalov at the deadline, which might well mean Bryz isn’t in the Oil’s future.

Either the Oilers aren’t that keen on Bryz or Bryz isn’t keen to stay here, or a bit of both.

Bryzgalov has been must OK with the Oilers this year, posting a .907 save percentage, which is about in line with his save percentage in Philadelphia the previous two seasons.

His play does not scream out “keeper.” He’d be unlikely to get much in a trade, but one can see why MacT would be open to moving him.

As for Bryz’s competition in net in Edmonton, Ben Scrivens has been hot this year with a .940 save percentage in seven games with the Oilers.

Vanek, Callahan, Jagr, Stastny, Cammalleri, Moulson could all be moved

Head of the class: Vanek. He’s remained focused during his move downstate, totaling 19 goals and 47 points in 54 games. He’s shown a trade won’t impact his production. His playoff experience is a bonus. Vanek put up 15 goals and 20 points in 36 games with the Sabres. The postseason is what rentals are all about.

Not far behind: Ryan Callahan, Rangers; Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey; Paul Stastny, Colorado; Mike Cammalleri, Calgary, Moulson.

Major trades, coaching changes, teams playing spoiler and their possible impact on predicting wins

William Hill Hockey Betting

Over the course of the next month or so many hockey players are likely to change teams.  Some of the players include Hemsky, Miller, Mike Cammalleri amongst others.  One of the interesting things about player trades besides the fact that there are some teams gearing up for the cup and others selling players to make their team better is the notion of how trades may effect sports betting, hockey in particular.

Jets fire head coach Claude Noel

The Winnipeg Jets have fired head coach Claude Noel after just over two seasons behind the bench and hired Paul Maurice as his replacement.

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Is Paul Maurice a good replacement for Noel?

Who wins ?

Peat vs Stock
Peat vs Stock - Who wins?