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  1. Links from around the rink - December 29

    Doug Mittler

    Changing head coaches is nothing new to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. Over the past 15 seasons, New Jersey has shuffled the deck 13 times, four more than any other NHL club. Lamoriello's latest change is the most unique of all. Not only...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. The top need for every team

    Craig Custance

    On Dec. 27, the NHL's roster freeze is lifted, and general managers can return to trying to address their teams. Moves have been relatively quiet this season, but every day the trade deadline draws closer, the chances we'll see trades increases. ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Ryan Kesler has made an immediate impact with the Anaheim Ducks -...

    Sam Hitchcock

    Sam Hitchcock of Hockey Prospectus examines how the biggest offseason acquisitions are being deployed by their new teams and what to expect in the future.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
  4. Links from around the rink - December 1

    Doug Mittler

    After squandering a 3-0 lead to the Kings in the first round of the playoffs last spring, the San Jose Sharks turned some heads by deciding to retain longtime general manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan. But does the duo have little margin fo...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  5. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. Bylsma's wait might not be much longer

    Craig Custance

    When Dan Bylsma was working in the AHL and the parent club Pittsburgh Penguins needed something, he typically heard from former Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher. So when he saw a phone call coming from Ray Shero, a call that led to his hirin...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  7. Why the Penguins signed Fleury deal now

    Craig Custance

    With the potential of free agency looming for one of his most high-profile clients, Allan Walsh was given pretty clear instructions from Marc-Andre Fleury. Get a deal done. New Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made his affinity...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. Three big questions as camp winds down

    Craig Custance

    It happened quickly, just a flick of the wrists on a pass from Dominic Moore, and Anthony Duclair had another one. It was his third goal of the preseason, building momentum and his case to make the New York Rangers as a 19-year-old rookie. Heading...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  9. Johansen pact will have NHL-wide impact

    Craig Custance

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- For two years, the Columbus Blue Jackets have worked hard to build an identity. They're a four-line, everybody-works, blue-collar group where no one player is more important than the team. In 2013-14, the season started w...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Links from around the rink - Sept. 8

    Doug Mittler

    Training camp is fast approaching and Daniel Alfredsson is still unsure whether he will play this season. The 41-year-old Alfredsson, who had back surgery three years ago, missed 14 games last season but still led Red Wings forwards with 49 points...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  11. Links from around the rink - Aug. 25

    Doug Mittler

    Stability may finally be on the horizon for the New York Islanders, but exactly how will the tenure of owner Charles Wang play itself out as the club plans to relocate to Brooklyn after the upcoming season? Rumors of a potential sale of the club s...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  12. Links from around the rink - Aug. 11

    Doug Mittler

    The Edmonton Oilers are not exactly a franchise known for thinking outside the box in recent years. After all, the team is on its fifth head coach since it last made it to the postseason in 2006. But give the Oilers some credit last week for brin...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  13. Devils among top bounce back candidates

    Craig Custance

    The New Jersey Devils are so inclined to keep information in house that they didn't reveal how many years Andy Greene's contract extension was for during the announcement of his deal being signed on Wednesday. Contrast that against the Ottawa Sena...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Summer trending: Atlantic Division

    Craig Custance

    The Detroit Red Wings had just finished up their prospect camp in Traverse City, Michigan, and the frustration of striking out in free agency was nowhere to be found. Instead, the optimism of youth was everywhere. There was Anthony Mantha, the big...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  16. Summer Trending: Central Division

    Craig Custance

    The Nashville Predators' trade for James Neal had only been official for a few minutes when the questions started as to who would be the center feeding him the puck in Nashville. In Pittsburgh, he had his biggest success with Evgeni Malkin. In Dallas...

    Blog | July 22, 2014