Week 14: January 1 - 7, 2018 Trading blockThe Montreal Canadiens turned heads this week as they make both literal and theoretical moves, trading back-up goalie Al Montoya to the Oilers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round 2018 draft pick, and allowing rumors of a Max Pacioretty trade to spread ravenous around the league. Their … Continue reading Weekend Update: New Year, New Team?
Winter is flu season for us normal folk, but injury is spreading like a nasty virus through the National Hockey League. In this weekend's update, we take a look at the various injuries that have plagued the league, and the impact on their respective teams. Jaden Schwartz (STL) - Following a brutal ankle injury, the … Continue reading Weekend Update: Catching the Injury Blues
Week 9: November 27 – December 3, 2017 End of an eraLate this week, the New Jersey Devils traded Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a third-round 2018 draft pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Sami Vatanenand a conditional draft pick. The trade shook the world of Devils fans, considering the legacy that Henrique … Continue reading Weekend Update: I Do’s, Detroit Don’ts
Week 8: November 20 - 26, 2017 Injury report Kyle Palmieri (NJD) - The Devils right winger suffered what was eventually evaluated to be a broken foot during a game against Minnesota on Monday night. The injury could have Palmieri sidelined for up to six weeks, an unsavory outcome to his return after already missing … Continue reading Weekend Update: Happy Birthday, NHL!
Week 7: November 13 - 19, 2017 Transaction historyAt the beginning of this week, the Montreal Canadiens claimed Antti Niemi off waivers from the Panthers. With Price and Montoya still out, goaltender Charlie Lindgren surely needs a back-up, but there is much speculation on whether or not Montreal will be able to find that in … Continue reading Weekend Update: A Hat Trick of Hat Tricks
Week 6: November 5 – 12, 2017 Making headlines Matt Duchene was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team transaction between Colorado, Ottawa, and the Nashville Predators on Sunday, November 5th. The long anticipated blockbuster move occurred mid-game, with Duchene leaving the ice in the first period after less than two minutes … Continue reading Weekend Update: Duchene, Desert Disasters, Drought