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.
February 11 2015 12:56PM
In case you slept in this morning, which I definitely didn't do, the Winnipeg Jets made a big trade today.
No longer Kevin "no NHL player-for-player trades" Cheveldayoff, the Jets General Manager was able to move Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres. An interesting side plot though was the additional trade of young, right-handed defensemen Zach Bogosian and Tyler Myers.
Let's look at what the numbers say about this swap.
February 10 2015 01:00PM
Some of the gents over at Canucks Army have been doing an excellent job investigating trends in drafting and success. This analysis includes excellent articles on size having an impact on draft success looking at forwards (by Money Puck) and defensemen (by Josh Weissbock).
I've gotten my hands on some data, so I thought I throw my own analysis into the pile.
Let's take a glance at what some numbers say.
February 10 2015 08:00AM
We’re into the final stretch of the season, and as playoff races heat up, so do the races for individual awards. In terms of the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top goaltender, there has been a handful of really strong goaltending performances this season, but the race appears to be between three guys who have unmatched value to their respective teams.
Let’s take a look.
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!