by Lyle Richardson - May 10, 2012 1:45 PM EDT
The Flyers looked like the team to be after Round 1...and the Devils did just that, with ease.
Following the Philadelphia Flyers’ first round elimination of the Pittsburgh Penguins, there were concerns the Flyers shaky goaltending and poor defensive play in that series would carry over into their second round match-up against the New Jersey Devils.
by Lyle Richardson - May 9, 2012 11:44 AM EDT
The Predators season ended earlier than expected and that leaves with with lots to figure out in the summer.
Entering the 2012 NHL playoffs, the Nashville Predators were considered one of the favorites to contend for the Stanley Cup. With Vezina nominee Pekka Rinne in goal, a blueline anchored by all-stars Shea Weber and Ryan Suter and an offense bolstered by late-season additions Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn, the Predators finished fourth overall in the Western Conference and rolled to a five-game, first round series victory over the veteran-laden Detroit Red Wings.
by Lyle Richardson - May 8, 2012 1:03 PM EDT
The Blues' lack of offense and depth bit them against the Kings and will need to be addressed in the summer.
A season in which the St. Louis Blues far exceeded expectations came to a disappointing end on Sunday, when the Los Angeles Kings swept them from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
by Lyle Richardson - May 7, 2012 1:16 PM EDT
Why trading Craig Anderson should be an option for Ottawa; what will Carey Price sign for?; and more.
Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray's need to add a top-six forward (which will become urgent if team captain Daniel Alfredsson retires) spurred an Ottawa pundit to suggest a radical solution: use goaltender Craig Anderson as trade bait to land a scorer.
by Lyle Richardson - May 4, 2012 1:38 PM EDT
More speculation the Oilers will trade down, plus the latest on Scott Gomez and Erik Karlsson.
Recent speculation has the Edmonton Oilers shopping the first overall pick in this year's draft, but one Edmonton writer isn't buying it. Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal dismissed the idea of the Columbus Blue Jackets or New York Islanders, who hold the second and fourth overall picks, flipping their selection with the Oilers.
by Lyle Richardson - May 3, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
Erik Karlsson had a Norris-worthy season, so whatever his new deal is will ripple through the organization.
The Ottawa Senators’ season ended with elimination from the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, but it's an ending few foresaw last fall.
by Lyle Richardson - May 2, 2012 1:35 PM EDT
The Lightning are in dire need of a goalie, but they might be in luck with a few big names popping up in rumors.
The anticipated availability of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, combined with speculation the Bruins might shop Tim Thomas, prompted Tampa Bay hockey reporters to examine the possibility of either goalie joining the Lightning.
by Lyle Richardson - May 1, 2012 12:18 PM EDT
Tim Thomas, David Krejci and more have been named as trade candidates, but the Bruins GM has a desire to stand pat.
The first round elimination of the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins generated considerable attention toward the potential off-season plans of GM Peter Chiarelli.
by Lyle Richardson - April 30, 2012 2:29 PM EDT
Should Boston trade their No. 1 goalie or hang on to him in case Rask needs more development time?; and more.
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo remains the hot topic of recent rumor mill speculation and will continue to be in the coming weeks, but he's not the only notable starter facing a doubtful future with his current club.
by Lyle Richardson - April 27, 2012 12:51 PM EDT
Who is on Roberto Luongo's trade list, which team is a likely destination, and what will the cost be to acquire him?
The Roberto Luongo trade rumor saga took an interesting turn Wednesday evening when TSN's James Duthie reported via Twitter that the Canucks goaltender would not only submit a short list of preferred trade destinations to management, but that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be on it.
by Lyle Richardson - April 26, 2012 12:42 PM EDT
After years of being a dominating regular season force, the Sharks have some tough off-season decisions to make.
Entering this season, the San Jose Sharks were coming off a four-year run as one of the dominant teams in the NHL, with four consecutive Pacific Division titles, a Presidents’ Trophy in 2008-09 and consecutive conference final appearances in 2010 and 2011.
by Lyle Richardson - April 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT
First it was Schneider, now it's Luongo rumored to be on the block, but will both return to Vancouver?; and more.
Roberto Luongo's comments to the Vancouver media Tuesday gave weight to speculation he’s played his final game with the Canucks. As his teammates cleaned out their stalls before dispersing for the summer, Luongo admitted he would waive his no-trade clause if asked to do so by management.
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