NHL Trade Review: Avs bring back Soderberg

         The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Carl Soderberg from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Ryder Rolston and Josh Dickinson.  Soderberg is a familiar face to many in the Colorado organization, as he was a middle-six center for the team for four seasons, but left after scoring 49 points inContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Avs bring back Soderberg”

NHL Trade Review: Canucks and Blackhawks make a swap

         The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired forward Adam Gaudette from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Matthew Highmore. From Vancouver\’s point of view, this is a confusing trade. Gaudette has not had good underlying numbers in his NHL career and is not good at face-offs, but he is young and scoredContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Canucks and Blackhawks make a swap”

NHL Trade Review: Oilers acquire Kulikov

         The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Dmitry Kulikov from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional 2022 4th round pick. If Edmonton wins a playoff round this year, the pick upgrades to a 2022 3rd rounder.  His two points may not show it, but Kulikov was a nice additionContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Oilers acquire Kulikov”

NHL Trade Review: Bruins steal Hall

         The Boston Bruins have acquired forwards Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Anders Bjork and a second round draft pick.  The Taylor Hall sweepstakes are finally over, as the real winner is obviously the player who gets to leave the tire fire that isContinue reading “NHL Trade Review: Bruins steal Hall”

NHL Trade Review: Penguins bring in Carter

          The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jeff Carter from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2022 3rd round pick and a 2023 4th round pick. Both picks have unknown conditions on them. The Kings also retained half of Carter\’s salary. This is an odd trade to begin with,Continue reading “NHL Trade Review: Penguins bring in Carter”