The Nation Notebook: NHL Drops Expansion Draft Ball, Salary Cap To Rise, 'Bye-Week' Questioned

Cam Lewis
March 10 2017 07:00AM

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The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.

Wednesday morning's NHL general manager meetings provided us with a wealth of interesting news about the landscape of the league moving forward. The league doesn't have plans to make a spectacle of the Vegas expansion draft, the salary cap could rise next season, and the bye-week is being reconsidered, but without an Olympic break in mind. 

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Saying Goodbye To Alex Burrows, The Most Underrated And Controversial Player In Canucks History

Cam Lewis
March 09 2017 04:00PM

The Canucks pulled off a heist last week when they acquired Jonathan Dahlen from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Alex Burrows. The benefits of that transaction for the Canucks have been discussed ad nauseam across the blogosphere since then, which will likely continue for the forseeable future. Alex Burrows, on the other hand, has yet to receive a proper send-off from this particular corner of the internet. So, today we look back on Alex Burrows, and his unforgettable tenure with the Vancouver Canucks. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

Cam Lewis
March 04 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  

The Capitals are going all in on their closing window of opportunity, but they'll have to get past the Penguins, who made nice, low-key additions to their depleted blue line. The Islanders yet again did nothing at the deadline, the Rangers and Blue Jackets both made minor additions, the Flyers made an odd move taking a big cap hit off Tampa Bay's hands, and the Devils and Hurricanes sold what they could. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Atlantic Division

Cam Lewis
March 03 2017 07:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  

The Red Wings sold for the first time in 25 years, the Leafs, Panthers, Bruins, and Canadiens are all trying to capitalize on a weak division but didn't go all in like the Senators did, and the Lightning did what they could to try to manage a cap situation that's going to make this offseason stressful. 

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Central Division

Cam Lewis
March 02 2017 09:00AM

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This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday's trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad? 

The Stars, Avs, and Jets all sold with underwhelming results, the Blues finally moved on from Kevin Shattenkirk, the Hawks and Predators made minor additions, and the Wild payed a massive price to capitalize on their biggest window of opportunity in franchise history. 

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