Oilers acquire Manning from Blackhawks for Caggiula

TRADE ALERT: The have acquired forward Drake Caggiula (AAV of $1,500,000) and defenseman Jason Garrison (AAV of $650,000) from Edmonton in exchange for defensemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell.

Craig Anderson and Justin Falk suffered concussions

GM Pierre Dorion shared with the media this morning that both Craig Anderson and Justin Falk suffered concussions before the break and won’t play this weekend.

https://twitter.com/Senators/status/1078316140412264448

Maple Leafs’ John Tavares playing exactly as advertised

Winning free agency doesn’t always equate to winning hockey, although it’s been a long while since the NHL had a free agent like John Tavares.

Still, it isn’t difficult to concoct a scenario where things might not have gone so well for a 28-year-old arriving into hockey’s largest market with the league’s second-highest cap hit and sky-high expectations.

And yet, through the first segment of games the Toronto Maple Leafs have played with Tavares, he’s come exactly as advertised and been worth every penny of the $15-million he was paid in a signing bonus on the afternoon he chose Toronto over five other free-agent finalists.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-john-tavares-playing-exactly-advertised/

Brandon Manning ‘open’ to trade out of Chicago

Usually as the trade deadline approaches in the NHL, 28-year old defensemen with a history of success aren’t readily available. Ones that pack a physical punch and are signed to a reasonably low cap hit are usually even more rare, and can generate bidding wars that can get out of hand. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brandon Manning checks all those boxes, but his struggles this season have made him unwanted on the market and by his current team. There have been reports for weeks that the Blackhawks were looking to move one or both of Manning and Jan Rutta, and Monday Mark Lazerus of The Athletic (subscription required) checked in with the former to see how he feels about the situation.

Great players from Latvia

Latvia is a country of just under 2 million people and is located on the Baltic Sea. Although Latvia does not have a very big population count, it is noted that some very awesome hockey players have come from this nation, most notably, Sandis Ozolinsh. Ozolinsh, was an awesome offensive defenseman in his day and played 875 games for the Sharks, Rangers, Ducks, Panthers and Avalanche.  You should check out sporta likmes to bet on who you think is the best Latvian player.

Leafs would be better off if they signed Nylander going into 2019

One of the leagues best teams this year, the Toronto Maple Leafs will have to make a tough decision in the next week with regards to unsigned young sniper William Nylander. It is well known that the Leafs have set a December the first, 2018 date to either sign with the team or sit out the season. The other option, that remains a possibility is a trade. It would seem a little silly for the Leafs to let Nylander, or his trade value, sit on the sidelines for the entire season when they are having one of the best seasons in years. Websites such as  https://casino-bonus.com/new-casino-sites/ should do odds on if he will sign, how much for or if he will be traded.

An Early Look At The Top Five 2019 Stanley Cup Contenders.

The Maple Leafs were installed as the most favourable to win the Stanley Cup 2019. This came a day after signing the most sought-after free, unrestricted agent.
The Tampa Lightning is next in line with 9-10 odd followed by the Boston Bruins 19-2, Vegas Golden Knights and Nashville Predators at 11-1 odds each. Since the odds were posted last month, the Islanders have dropped from 60-1 to 80-1 after losing John Tavares. The worst in the league is the Stumbling Senators who plummeted from 100-1 to 150-1. With a Novibet promo code, you could bet on all the Stanley Cup matches, and knowing the top contenders can make your job easier.

The Heroes of the 2018 US Ice Hockey Team

The members of the US Men’s Ice Hockey team may not have fared as well in Pyeongchang as their female counterparts. However, in the aftermath of the Winter Olympics, heroes have emerged from both camps, each one likely to be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come. Here are a few of the names to watch out for.

Players likely to move before the end of the winter transfer window in the NHL

The transfer window in the NHL is still open for another few weeks and as usual, fans are looking forward to epic trade deals. Last minute deals as has become the norm are always epic and at times surprising. This is a great time for fans not just because their teams are strengthening for the upcoming season but because it’s a good time to make some profits betting on the potential destinations of NHL superstars.

Let us look at some of the players likely to be traded before the end of the transfer window.

The latest NHL trade rumors

There are two months left until the 2018 NHL trade is over. For some people, this might seem like a long time, but the team’s managers know that they cannot waste their time. The NHL trade rumors are building up and some of these rumors are expected while others are surprising. We will use this article to highlight some of the latest NHL trade rumors.

NHL: A Comparison of the Stats So Far

The 2017-18 NHL season started less than a week ago, and the buzz has already begun. While it is too early to predict who will reign supreme in the 101st season of the operation, we are comparing some key stats to provide a projection.

Big Signings pushing other teams to their cap limits

The dogdays of the summer season are officially upon us. What is interesting though is just how much money teams continue to be willing to spend to lock up their players long term. For example, according to tsn.ca, the Nashville Predators just spend 64 million dollars to lock up Ryan Johansen for 8 years. Wow, that is 8 million US dollars per year on a young player who has never had more than 71 points in a single season.

A crazy week to start Free Agency

The first week of NHL free agency has lived up to all expectations. It has been crazy and has seen players like Patrick Marleau shift from the San Jose Sharks to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another major transaction was that the Dallas Stars were able to sign Radulov away from the Montreal Canadiens and it is likely that he will play on the Stars top line.

Another of the big signings was that the New York Rangers were able to sign slick puck moving defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a 4 year contact that will pay a little over 6 million dollars per year.