Stars acquire goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the Buffalo Sabres

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 02:49PM

The Dallas Stars have belatedly upgraded their goaltending by acquiring legitimately good if undersized netminder Jhonas Enroth from the busy Buffalo Sabres. The deal has been confirmed by both clubs, and the Sabres will receive a conditional third-round pick in return for their most frequent starting netminder.

The Stars have received the second worst overall goaltending in hockey this season and were desperate to add some help in net. Adding Enroth, a pending unrestricted free agent, is a quality move, though it's possible that the move will prove to be too little, too late for the Stars. 

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks reclaim top spot

Thomas Drance
February 09 2015 11:33AM


They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Why it makes sense for the Ducks to pay a premium to acquire Tyler Myers

Thomas Drance
February 06 2015 01:05PM

The Anaheim Ducks are reportedly keen on acquiring Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, and may even be willing to include promising young defenseman Cam Fowler in the exchange.

That seems like a steep price to pay, but there may be a bit more going on here than meets the eye. Let's get into it.

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Setting the Salary Cap: The Zero-Sum Game and How to Fix it

Thomas Drance
February 05 2015 10:35AM

What follows is an article from Nation Network senior collective bargaining agreement correspondent and corporate lawyer @BeantownCanuck. You may remember him from his stellar work on rule 13.23, or his piece on the penalties for cap floor violations

Today Beantown sets his eyes on the NHL's confusing escrow system, which pits players against players, and results in uncertainty for NHL executives. He has some ideas to improve the system. 

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Road to the Stadium Series - Episode 1

Thomas Drance
February 04 2015 10:38AM


What follows is a hilarious cross-posted recap of Epix's Road to the Stadium series from our sister blog The Royal Half! It was written by Jesse Cohen, follow him on Twitter.

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