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Flashback Friday: James van Riemsdyk Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs

Whenever a team participates in a trade, they are taking a risk. All of the research possible could have been conducted and a transaction could backfire. In “Flashback Friday” we will travel through history and revisit trades from the National Hockey League’s past. Our voyage begins on June 23rd, 2012 when the Philadelphia Flyers sent young forward, James van Riemsdyk, to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Former Flyers General Manager, Paul Holmgren, made a reputation in Philadelphia as someone who was not afraid to make a risky deal. Shortly after the 2012 NHL Entry Draft came to a close, he...

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NHL Rumors: Brock Nelson & Erik Gudbranson

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Brock Nelson and Erik Gudbranson. New York Islanders Shopping Brock Nelson For the New York Islanders, 2017-18 is a playoff or bust kind of season. Unfortunately, the Isles have won only three of their last ten games and currently sit outside of...

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NHL Rumors: Anthony Duclair & Evander Kane

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Anthony Duclair and Evander Kane. Duclair Requests Trade Rumors about Anthony Duclair’s days with the Arizona Coyotes being numbered are not new. However, Craig Custance reported in a piece for The Athletic that Duclair has officially requested a trade and Arizona...

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NHL Rumors: Max Pacioretty and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Max Pacioretty and Evander Kane. It is safe to say that the 2017-18 season has not gone as planned for the Montreal Canadiens. The team currently sits close to the bottom of the Eastern Conference with no sign of making...

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NHL Rumors: St. Louis Blues Interested in Mike Hoffman?

After making the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals, the Ottawa Senators are one of the more disappointing teams this season. It is clear that everyone in the organization is upset with the team’s performance and the time to make some changes is now. Winger, Mike Hoffman, has been the subject of a few rumors and could be the first big name headed out of Ottawa. Since his first full season in the National Hockey League, Hoffman has been a 25-plus goal scorer. At 28-years-old, he’s also got plenty of good hockey left to play. Add in the fact that he still...

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NHL Rumors: Kris Letang, John Tavares, and Anthony Duclair

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors each week made by the most reputable people in the business. The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a unique scenario with the opportunity to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup. With an 18-16-3 record through 37 games, it is uncertain where Pittsburgh will finish in the standings. Of course, many assume they will make the postseason....

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Scott Darling Not Working Out For Carolina Hurricanes

Bringing in a backup goaltender to fulfill the duties of a number one netminder can be a risky move. It is always difficult to predict how it will pan out. Unfortunately for the Carolina Hurricanes, their decision to sign Scott Darling as the team’s starting goalie has not worked out. Looking back at Darling’s time as the backup to Corey Crawford with the Chicago Blackhawks, there were signs that he could serve as a number one netminder somewhere. Last season alone, he played in 32 games, recording a 2.38 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage. In addition, two of Darling’s 18...

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