Category: Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks vs Dallas Stars: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

If you called the Anaheim Ducks finishing first in the Western Conference this season, well-done. Many believed they overachieved to win the Pacific in the 2012-13 lockout shortened 48-game season, but they’ve more than duplicated the achievement, so I guess…

Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season?

The Edmonton Oilers need a change. As much as fans and management alike wish this were the 80’s, it isn’t and there’s no Gretzky or Messier or Coffey or Fuhr to save the day. Instead the once storied franchise is…

Canucks face Roberto Luongo less than two-weeks after Tortorella’s Heritage Classic snub

One year ago, it was Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo who was supposed to be with another organization, probably the Florida Panthers. Pressing up-and-comer Cory Schneider was stealing the crease job and he had all but dethroned Lou – the…

Los Angeles Kings acquire sniper Marian Gaborik

For the second straight NHL trade deadline day, Slovakian sniper Marian Gaborik has been traded. The Los Angeles Kings acquired Gaborik today in exchange for depth forward Matt Frattin and two conditional draft picks. Puck-rakers: #CBJ trade RW Marian Gaborik…

Ryan Kesler: Who needs him? Who wants him? Who’s getting him?

Many names have been bandied about on the trade front over the last week as the NHL trade deadline rapidly approaches. Arguably the biggest product on the market – Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller – was moved last night to…

Vancouver Canucks: Henrik Sedin will not be representing Sweden in Sochi

Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks.

On the same day that one Art Ross winner was added to an Olympic roster, another was removed. Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks has been deemed unavailable to represent his native Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi,…

Sam Gagner to L.A. Kings rumour is picking up steam

Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers.

According to various media sources, including TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers are in serious talks about a trade that would send centre Sam Gagner to Tinsel Town. It’s no Gretzky Trade, but hey, this one…