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On Toronto's Five-Year Extension For Jake Gardiner

by Sam Metrick

Aug 7, 2014 9:00 PM

The Leafs signed Jake Gardiner to a five-year extension worth $20.25 million, which is a fair value for a defenseman of his ability even though a two-year bridge deal would have been less risky. Read more »

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Nashville's Center Problem

by Sam Metrick

Aug 7, 2014 4:31 PM

With Nashville being a small market team, the franchise has financially strict parameters. David Poile has always done his best to work around that, often resorting to short-term solutions to try to keep the team in the playoff hunt. Read more »

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Grading The Deals: Blackhawks Extend Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews

by Sam Metrick

Jul 15, 2014 12:47 PM

While it may seem impossible for the Blackhawks to put talent around their two young superstars, it is unlikely that they will have any issues due to the rising salary cap and other talented players on long term deals already under contract. Read more »

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Benning Shaking Up The Canucks

by Sam Metrick

Weeks after stepping in as general manager of the Canucks, Jim Benning has already had a huge impact on the club. It is now very obvious that the Canucks have committed to a a semi-rebuild, adding new prospects, draft picks and also making signings to keep the club in the playoff hunt for the 14-15 season. Read more »
The Top Ten 2014 Unrestricted Free Agents

by Sam Metrick

Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek, Marian Gaborik and Jarome Iginla are some of the biggest names in free agency. Read more »
Recapping The 2014 Stanley Cup Finals

by Sam Metrick

Considering the Kings had five players who could have been awarded the Conn Smyth, itís safe to say that their star power and depth were the key reason to their success. Read more »
Previewing Kings/Rangers In Stanley Cup Finals

by Sam Metrick

The Kings had a far more difficult path to the Finals, coming back from 3-0 against the Sharks and beating the rival Ducks before taking down the defending champs in the Blackhawks. Read more »

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