Vegas signs Pietrangelo, trades Schmidt to Vancouver

         The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven year deal with an AAV of $8.8 million dollars. To make room for Pietrangelo, they traded defenseman Nate Schmidt to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2022 3rd round pick.         The Golden Knights signing Pietrangelo seemed inevitableContinue reading “Vegas signs Pietrangelo, trades Schmidt to Vancouver”

NHL Trade Review: Avalanche acquire Toews

         The Colorado Avalanche have acquired defenseman Devon Toews from the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2021 second round pick and a 2022 second round pick.         Toews is a two-way defenseman on the verge of a breakout, but he is also an RFA. With under $9 millionContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Avalanche acquire Toews”

COLUMN: Trying to Make Sense out of Taylor Hall Signing with the Sabres

            NHL free agency has gotten off to a slow start, as only one of the biggest players on the board signed on day one, with Torey Krug going to St. Louis. But between the big two free agents, Taylor Hall and Alex Pietrangelo, it took until the night of dayContinue reading “COLUMN: Trying to Make Sense out of Taylor Hall Signing with the Sabres”

NHL Trade Review: Devils acquire Johnsson

         The New Jersey Devils have acquired forward Andreas Johnsson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Joey Anderson.         The Maple Leafs\’ salary cap issues are no secret, and they got just a little bit worse when they gave Wayne Simmonds and TJ Brodie a combined $6.5Continue reading “NHL Trade Review: Devils acquire Johnsson”

NHL Trade Review: Avalanche acquire Saad

From Getty Images        The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Brandon Saad and defenseman Dennis Gilbert from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Nikita Zadorov and defenseman Anton Lindholm. The Blackhawks retained $1 million of Saad\’s contract.         With a lot of cap space and a want for moreContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Avalanche acquire Saad”