The 2015 Trade Deadline Just Became Less Interesting

Anyone who had designs of renting Bobby Ryan to aid a deep playoff run next spring will need to start looking elsewhere, as the Senators announced this morning that Ryan will be spending the better part of the next decade in Ottawa, and being paid handsomely ($7.25 million per season) to do it. Continue reading

Breaking down Free Agency’s First Day

So, what do we have? The worst kept secret in hockey is no longer a secret, or kept, or whatever. The Florida Panthers went on another shopping spree for mediocre players that will both get them to the cap floor and keep them in 10th place, while the Capitals went out and bought the Penguins…all the Penguins.

Now we get to go through the rash of “who won/lost?” articles, which is always fun. Nothing like judging performance before it happens. However, there were some head-scratching moments during the day, as well as some shrewdness by GM’s, some who are named Chuck Fletcher, some who weren’t. Let’s take this team-by-team and see how everyone did. Continue reading