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  1. Links from around the rink - July 28

    Doug Mittler

    The name of Eric Staal has been floated in trade rumors for months, and the Carolina Hurricanes' captain didn't enhance his value by tallying just 61 points in 79 games, his lowest in a full season since his rookie season of 2003-2004. The Hurrica...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. Links from around the rink - July 14

    Doug Mittler

    While the free agency period in other professional sports can drag on for weeks, if not months, the NHL gets the overwhelming majority of its deals done in the first few days of July. But some free agents are still looking for work, which brings ...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Links from around the rink: June 30

    Doug Mittler

    We are still one day away from the official start of free agency, but the reshuffling of NHL rosters is already underway. The new-look Vancouver Canucks got the ball rolling a few hours before Friday's draft, shipping Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim D...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. Links from around the rink: June 23

    Doug Mittler

    Dan Bylsma looked like a favorite for the coaching vacancy in Florida, but Panthers GM Dave Tallon decided on Canadiens assistant Gerard Gallant over the weekend. With the Vancouver Canucks finalizing a deal with Texas Stars coach Willie Desjardins...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  5. Links from around the rink: June 16

    Doug Mittler

    Forget any talk of East Coast bias. The best team in the NHL resides out west, where the Los Angeles Kings are enjoying their second title in three seasons. And while Hollywood revels in another Stanley Cup, the race to catch up with the Kings alr...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. Links from around the rink: June 9

    Doug Mittler

    Dan Bylsma is hardly keeping a low profile just days after being canned as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bylsma has been hired as a studio analyst for the NHL Network's coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. After opining on the Kings and Rangers...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  7. Links from around the rink: June 2

    Doug Mittler

    The offseason began a couple weeks earlier than expected for the Chicago Blackhawks, who looked like a team of destiny before Sunday's overtime ouster at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings. There is no need for an overhaul, but it could still be a...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Links from around the rink: May 19

    Doug Mittler

    Could the Washington Capitals' slow and methodical search for a general manager finally speed up following the firing of Ray Shero? The Penguins' surprising second round ouster at the hands of the Rangers sparked a front-office reshuffling in Pitt...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  9. Links from around the rink: May 12

    Doug Mittler

    Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA have experienced a statistical renaissance in recent years, but the NHL has the reputation, and a well-deserved one at that, of being less willing to embrace the advanced metrics. "Statistics are like a l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. Links from around the rink: May 5

    Doug Mittler

    Could the Washington Capitals be looking to make a big front office splash? According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, there is "mutual interest" between Ted Leonsis and Wayne Gretzky for the position of president of hockey operations, "which...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  11. Links from around the rink: April 28

    Doug Mittler

    The ax finally fell in the nation's capital over the weekend when general manager George McPhee and coach Adam Oates lost their jobs with the Washington Capitals, who failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. While team president...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. Links from around the rink: April 14

    Doug Mittler

    The NHL regular season came to a close on Sunday and it was Black Monday for Barry Trotz, the league's longest tenured head coach who was told he would not be back for a 16th season with the Nashville Predators. ESPN Insider's Craig Custance takes...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  13. Links from around the rink: April 7

    Doug Mittler

    The Stanley Cup playoffs begin in a little more than a week, which also means that more than a dozen teams will soon be trading in hockey sticks for golf clubs. We'll start our links with some speculation regarding teams on course for an early su...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Links from around the rink: April 1

    Doug Mittler

    In case you missed it, Monday's Insider content featured our Craig Custance taking a look at why the two-horse race between the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks is so important out West. The loser projects to get the Los Angeles Kings as a difficult...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  15. Links from around the rink: March 31

    Doug Mittler

    Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and the New Jersey Devils are five points out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. So could we be witnessing the final days of Martin Brodeur in an NHL uniform? The future Hall of Famer doesn't...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  16. Links from around the rink: March 24

    Doug Mittler

    There has been ample speculation that the NHL is more than open to the idea of placing an expansion team in Seattle. Back in September, we at ESPN Insider conducted a mock draft of what a new team in the Pacific Northwest might look like. If the N...

    Blog | March 24, 2014