January 08 2016 03:11PM
The Vancouver Canucks have taken their first dip into the trade market, acquiring Emerson Etem from the New York Rangers in exchange for Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick in 2017. Elliote Friedman was the first to break the news, although, speculation on this deal began earlier in the day when Bob McKenzie indicated that the Canucks could be in the hunt for the young winger.
Etem to VAN is being done. Nick Jensen and late pick going the other way.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 8, 2016
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January 08 2016 06:00AM
Jonathan Drouin and Kerby Rychel trade demands, Canucks too proud to tank, Jake Virtanen a Canadian villain, Jarome Iginla hits 600, Zack Kassian speaks, Winnipeg working on outdoor game, it's good Seth Jones is not an Oiler, Kings take on Lecavalier for some reason, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
January 06 2016 07:24PM
So, about that false flag deal from earlier...
The Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets completed the "big deal" that had been rumoured at the start of the day. Big might even be an understatement, as 23-year-old centre Ryan Johansen and 21-year-old defenceman Seth Jones change cities, despite neither being far removed from being considered franchise cornerstones.
January 06 2016 04:29PM
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We've been double crossed! While the hockey world fixated their eyes on Columbus and Nashville, hoping to see the league's first big trade of the season, the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers hit us for a left hook, making a three-player trade full of technicalities and confusion.
January 06 2016 07:30AM
The 2016 NHL season is three months old, meaning we're already half way through. By now, it's becoming clear who the true contenders are, but thanks to every other game going into overtime, just about every team in the league is right in the thick of a playoff race. Also, the clock is ticking on teams like Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh who have underachieved all season. Let's look up and down the league at the contenders, bubble teams, and write-offs.