The Nation Notebook: Demers to Arizona, Pastrnak Finally Signs, and Ducks Injuries

Christian Pagnani
September 18 2017 09:00AM

cut

‎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. 

The Florida Panthers trade Jason Demers to Arizona. David Pastrnak signs long-term with Boston. The Ducks will have to deal with some significant injuries to start the season. Please, won’t someone please think of Matt Duchene?!

Read Article | 0 Comments

Finding the next Patrick Maroon

Christian Pagnani
September 13 2017 03:33PM

usatsi_9965432

PHOTO CREDIT: KIRBY LEE-USA TODAY SPORTS

The Patrick Maroon trade is one of Peter Chiarelli’s best trades. It’s a unanimous win for Edmonton: they gave up very little (Martin Gernat and a fourth round pick), got Anaheim to retain salary, and received a player who’s played in their top-six for $1.5 million a year.

Maroon has 56 points in 97 games since coming over to the Oilers, including 35 goals, which is in range of both Jordan Eberle (60 points in 100 games) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (47 points in 91 games), but at a much lower price than their $6 million cap hits. Maroon’s played with one of the league’s best, if not the best, players in Connor McDavid, a luxury RNH hasn’t shared. Eberle did, and his stats didn’t skyrocket as many expected.

Read Article | 0 Comments

The Nation Notebook: Vanek to Vancouver, CBJ signs Wennberg, and Danis Zaripov

Christian Pagnani
September 04 2017 07:00AM

notebook

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.

The Vancouver Canucks signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal. Columbus locks up their top center. Russian winger Danis Zaripov is eligible to play in the NHL despite his suspension overseas. And more PTOs are being signed each day.

Read Article | 0 Comments

The Nation Notebook: Tavares and the Islanders, Nate Schmidt, and PTO's!

Christian Pagnani
August 07 2017 07:00AM

notebook

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. 

John Tavares' contract situation is getting a lot of attention. Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights go through the arbitration process. Brandon Prust lands a professional try out contract (PTO) with Los Angeles, meanwhile, Brandon Pirri is holding out for an NHL opportunity despite rumours he was signing in the Swiss league.

Read Article | 1 Comments

The Nation Notebook: Oilers sign Jokinen, Ovi Dances, and Arbitration Cases

Christian Pagnani
July 10 2017 07:00AM

notebook

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. 

The Oilers sign Jussi Jokinen to a cheap one-year contract. Ilya Kovalchuk isn't coming back to the NHL, at least not for one more year. A bunch of players elected for salary arbitration, but almost all will settle beforehand. Alex Ovechkin gets a little wild during his wedding.

Read Article | 0 Comments