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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Central Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Stars, Avs, and Jets all sold with underwhelming results, the Blues finally moved on from Kevin Shattenkirk, the Hawks and Predators made minor additions, and the Wild payed a massive price…

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The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Pacific Division

This is a four-part division by division look at what each team did at Wednesday’s trade deadline. Who did good and who did bad?  The Canucks finally bit the bullet and began to sell off their aging assets, the Sharks and Ducks both made slight upgrades to their forward depth, the Flames took a gamble…

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Ten years ago today, the rebuild began with the Ryan Smyth trade

February 27th, 2007 was the end of one era and the beginning of another. It’s a day that all Edmonton Oilers fans surely remember. Hell, a lot of us shed some tears, whether in public or in he privacy of our own homes when the news broke. Ten years ago today, Ryan Smyth, the team’s heart and soul, was…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Metropolitan Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.   The Metropolitan Division is stacked. At the time this article was written,…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Atlantic Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The Atlantic Division is complete wide open. Every day, depending on who…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Central Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The decline of both the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars coupled…

Top to Bottom — Trade Deadline Edition: Pacific Division

Embed from Getty Images This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.  The Pacific Division is completely wide open. Though San Jose appears to…

Oilers recall Iiro Pakarinen (still on IR), return Anton Lander to AHL

Embed from Getty Images The Edmonton Oilers have sent Anton Lander back to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. The corresponding transaction was recalling Iiro Pakarinen from the AHL, but Pakarinen remains on the Injured Reserve, meaning the Oilers are currently one body below the 23-man NHL roster limit.  The #Oilers have recalled Iiro Pakarinen…

Oilers recall Oesterle and Lander from AHL

Embed from Getty Images Just a couple days from coming out of their NHL mandated one-week break, the Oilers have recalled Anton Lander and Jordan Oesterle from the AHL Condors. Both Oesterle and Lander were sent down after Sunday’s win against the Canadiens in order to get some game action in the AHL over the…