by Ken Campbell - July 23, 2012 4:50 PM EDT
THN's senior writer takes a look at the blockbuster trade between Columbus and New York and what it means to both franchises.
Before you go vilifying Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson for not getting enough from the New York Rangers in return for Rick Nash, you should probably realize this guy has been spending almost all of his time since the trade deadline doing nothing else but trying to deal his disgruntled captain.
by Ken Campbell - July 20, 2012 2:55 PM EDT
Can Nashville still negotiate a deal with Philadelphia to make losing Shea Weber more palatable?
There is absolutely no doubt the Philadelphia Flyers pounced on a vulnerable franchise in a vulnerable situation when they signed Shea Weber to his 14-year, $110 million offer sheet.
by Ken Campbell - July 16, 2012 1:00 PM EDT
Far from signalling all-out war, the NHL's first offer to the NHLPA is a reasonable way to get things started.
Man, a guy goes out of town for the weekend to attend a high school reunion and war breaks out between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.
by Ken Campbell - July 13, 2012 11:20 AM EDT
With Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne coming back for another season, where do they stack up against other elite Euros?
With both Teemu Selanne and Jaromir Jagr committing to at least one more NHL season, there’s an underrated and interesting race that will bear watching in 2012-13.
by Ken Campbell - July 9, 2012 2:05 PM EDT
News and views on the upcoming CBA; Nash and Bouwmeester's worth; what Doan says about the Desert; and Lidstrom's future.
Monday news and views as we come close to almost entering the dog days of summer: NEWS: One week into free agency, Jiri Hudler and P-A Parenteau find themselves worth $4 million a year, Brandon Prust gets a $10-million contract and defensemen such as Dennis Wideman and Matt Carle are suddenly worth more than $5 million a year on long-term contracts.
by Ken Campbell - July 6, 2012 8:35 PM EDT
The Kings will be the darlings of Southern California for the summer. Then next
season, it’s the back page again.
LOS ANGELES – Waiting to get into the Kings dressing room after Game 3, these A- and B-list celebrities passed by in succession: Mary Hart, David Beckham, Joshua Jackson, Tom Arnold and Matthew Perry.
by Ken Campbell - June 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT
This free agent period will likely be the last time players will have a chance to sign mega deals like the ones given to Jonathan Quick and Sidney Crosby.
You could make the case that Sidney Crosby and Martin Brodeur have been modern-day Gordie Howes. Like Howe before them, both are superstars who have led their teams to incredible success on the ice and, in the case of Crosby, saved a franchise.
by Ken Campbell - June 27, 2012 6:36 PM EDT
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr wants the players to lead the charge into negotiations, so what does that mean for the start of next season?
If the players get sand kicked in their faces in collective bargaining this time around the way they thought they did in 2005, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.
by Ken Campbell - June 26, 2012 5:35 PM EDT
The HHOF selection committee decided to induct Sundin and leave Shanahan off for a year, but why?
It all started out so promising. After announcing the inductions of one of the greatest goal scorers and set-up men the game has ever seen, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction committee was on a roll.
by Ken Campbell - June 25, 2012 2:51 PM EDT
THN's senior writer gives his views on the news around Zach Parise and the Jordan Staal and Luke Schenn trades.
News and views leading up to Canada Day, better known as The Day GMs in the NHL Generally Take Leave of Their Senses: NEWS: New Jersey Devils left winger Zach Parise is scheduled to meet with his agents Monday in Minnesota to discuss his strategy for July 1.
by Ken Campbell - June 23, 2012 2:47 PM EDT
The University of Wisconsin defenseman and Anaheim Ducks 2008 draft pick will have plenty of offers Monday...plus Jordan Staal speaks.
PITTSBURGH – After spending the past two days picking 211 players in the NHL draft, all 30 NHL teams will turn their attention to just one young and talented asset.
by Ken Campbell - June 23, 2012 1:50 AM EDT
While both teams involved in the biggest trade of Round 1 win, Jordan Staal got what he wanted; plus, will Keith Yandle move?
PITTSBURGH – Jim Rutherford could have waited until this time next summer and he wouldn’t have had to give up anything for Jordan Staal but the cost of his contract – one that would have been governed by the parameters of a new collective bargaining agreement, no less.
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