April 24 2017 05:00PM
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Arguably the biggest trade the Detroit Red Wings have made over the past few seasons came about 10 months ago, which is funny because nobody involved with the trade has played a game for the franchise since.
With a quick hush coming over the Buffalo arena that finds a way to change its name just about every six months, Gary Bettman announced that the 16th overall selection and the cap hit associated with Pavel Datsyuk's contract would be moved from Detroit to the Arizona Coyotes for the 20th and 53rd overall selections. With those picks, the Arizona Coyotes selected Jakob Chychrun, while the Red Wings were able to land Dennis Cholowski and Filip Hronek with their spots in the draft.
The move was mostly praised at the time for being a moment of genius for Ken Holland. It's far from the worst deal he's ever pulled off, but here's 5 reasons why the trade shouldn't be viewed as a positive move for Detroit:
April 24 2017 07:00AM
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.
April 19 2017 10:14AM
Everyone loves to make predictions, but people never seem to like looking back on them. Probably because some of their predictions end up being way off base. Which is why today I'm going to take a look back at our staff's consensus power rankings that we made last October. As you might expect, we got a lot right, but were also seriously wrong.
30. Vancouver Canucks
Heading into the season the Canucks were seen as a team low on both front-end talent and depth. Couple that with an organization that appears to think they're playoff-calibre and you have a recipe for disaster. The Canucks ended up coming 29th in the league so this one was pretty spot on. Good job team!
29. Toronto Maple Leafs
Oops. This one looks hilariously bad, with the Leafs up 2-1 in a series against the odds-on Stanley Cup favorite Washington Capitals. It also highlights just how unprecedented the Leafs' rookie production was this year.
April 19 2017 07:00AM
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When the Vancouver Canucks signed Ryan Miller back in July 2014, it was surely a move that was expected to make the club competitive. But things didn't work out that way. Miller was solid for the Canucks, save for an injury-riddled 2014-15 season, but the team only made one playoff appearance during his three years in Vancouver. Now Miller is soon to turn 37 years old and is running out of opportunities to win the first Stanley Cup championship of his career.
Is he still good enough to take a team to that level? Or is Miller going to have to switch gears and take on more of a depth, mentorship role with a contending team?
April 18 2017 04:36PM
Adam is back and he joins Sam to preview the playoffs. They agree on the Eastern Conference but you aren't going to believe who they like in the Western Conference.