by Lyle Richardson - April 20, 2012 2:56 PM EDT
If the Pittsburgh Penguins bow out in the first round, will the roster have a new look next season?
The possibility of the heavily favored Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks becoming early playoff casualties has given rise to rumors of significant off-season trades.
by Lyle Richardson - April 19, 2012 12:55 PM EDT
If the Canucks bow out in Round 1, will Roberto Luongo move on? What other moves will happen?
The Vancouver Canucks finished atop the Western Conference with the NHL's best overall record, but find themselves fighting for their playoff lives, down 3-1 in their opening round series with the LA Kings.
by Lyle Richardson - April 18, 2012 11:52 AM EDT
How will Columbus use its assets to trade this summer?; and add Anders Lindback to the trade block.
Following yet another disappointing season, it was widely anticipated the Columbus Blue Jackets would conduct a total roster rebuild this summer, starting with the trade of team captain Rick Nash, whom they unsuccessfully shopped – at his request – leading up to the February trade deadline.
by Lyle Richardson - April 17, 2012 1:39 PM EDT
The Buffalo Sabres were supposed to be Stanley Cup contenders, but missed the playoffs. So what's next?
Last summer, new Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula gave GM Darcy Regier the OK to spend whatever it took under the salary cap to bolster the roster into a Stanley Cup contender.
by Lyle Richardson - April 16, 2012 2:48 PM EDT
His contract status, the new CBA and the cost of acquisition all make a Jarome Iginla trade a complicated matter.
It's been more than a week since the Calgary Flames' season came to an end, but they continue to make headlines in the rumor mill, where the trade status of right winger Jarome Iginla remains a hot topic.
by Lyle Richardson - April 13, 2012 1:16 PM EDT
The slick Oiler wants a shot with another NHL team; Canes expected to be aggressive this summer; and more.
It appears left winger Linus Omark has played his last game for the Oilers. The 25-year-old has spent most of this season playing for their American League affiliate in Oklahoma.
by Lyle Richardson - April 12, 2012 12:31 PM EDT
Joe Nieuwendyk is about to begin his most important summer since becoming GM of the Stars.
It was another season of “close, but no cigar” for the Dallas Stars. Despite winning 42 games for the second straight year, the Stars finished 2011-12 losing nine of their final 12 games and each of their last five.
by Lyle Richardson - April 11, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
How will Brian Burke shake up Toronto? Are long-term deals for Price and Subban on the horizon? Who will the Sabres keep?
The Toronto Maple Leafs head into the off-season with the understanding their roster could have a different look this fall. Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun believes there are four key areas GM Brian Burke must address: find “a big-league producer” at center, a “true shutdown defenseman” who sets the tone for the team at both ends of the ice, a “veteran netminder” as insurance while young goalie James Reimer regains his confidence and veteran leadership.
by Lyle Richardson - April 10, 2012 3:45 PM EDT
The Avalanche were in the running for the post-season, but ultimately fell short, so what's in store this summer?
The Colorado Avalanche were in playoff contention for most of this season, but ultimately fell short in the final week, finishing seven points out of a playoff spot.
by Lyle Richardson - April 9, 2012 2:23 PM EDT
The latest speculation on Zach Parise and what the Calgary Flames will do this summer.
New Jersey Devils left winger Zach Parise is the most talented player in this summer's pool of potential unrestricted free agents and would attract several suitors if he tests the market.
by Lyle Richardson - April 5, 2012 2:40 PM EDT
Are the Islanders showing any improvement or will 2012-13 be much the same as recent years?
For the fifth straight season, the New York Islanders have missed the Stanley Cup playoffs, leaving their shrunken, but devoted fan base wondering if there's any improvement on the horizon for this beleaguered franchise.
by Lyle Richardson - April 4, 2012 1:28 PM EDT
Leafs need another D-man? Is Morrow done in Dallas? What's Vokoun's future? Penguins hunting for a backup?
Should the Toronto Maple Leafs consider adding a more experienced No. 1 defenseman this summer? That's the suggestion from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, who believes Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf may not be well suited to playing the role of the club's top blueliner.
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