All posts by Nathan Kuhr

Recapping the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline

Now that the NHL trade deadline has came and went, let’s take a look back at the major trades that occurred leading up to the deadline. I’m only taking a look at the major, blockbuster trades that involve significant roster moves for teams currently, so minor transactions will not be examined here.

January 28-D Jake Muzzin to TOR for 2 prospects and a 1st round pick to LA

The first real blockbuster that kicked off the trade season saw the Maple Leafs acquire some much-needed depth on the blue line. The Leafs got a defenseman capable of playing a top 4 role in Jake Muzzin, taking some pressure off the rest of the back end. The price may have been a bit steep, but for a good defenseman who can make a big defensive contribution for the Leafs, it was a solid deal. LA got some future assets in the prospects and the first-round pick, which is exactly what they needed to acquire for their rebuild. Overall, I think it’s a solid deal for both sides. Continue Reading!

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NHL Talk: The Panarin and Bobrovsky Dilemma in Columbus

The date was June 23rd, 2017. It was the first day of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, often a day that marks the beginning of teams making moves in preparation for the next season. And that morning, the ball really started rolling with a blockbuster trade: Chicago reacquired Brandon Saad, a key component in their 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup winning teams, from Columbus in exchange for Artemi Panarin, the 2016 Calder winner for rookie of the year. Continue Reading!

The Playoff Chase in the Wild Western Conference: Calgary, San Jose, and Winnipeg Run the Top

As we get closer and closer to April, the race to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs is really starting to heat up, especially in the Western Conference. With many teams in the conference having struggled at certain points during the year, the cut-off line to make the playoffs is much lower than it has normally been. As a result, every team (even the now-last place Ducks) still has a realistic chance to make the playoffs. Let’s take a quick look at the playoff picture as it stands now. Continue Reading!

NHL Talk: Catching Up on the State of Every Team in the Western Conference

The first half of the NHL season has been interesting to say the least, chock full of surprises, drama, and suspense around every turn. Now that we’ve got past the all star break and every team is starting to get back into action, it’s time to reflect on the state of each team headed into the home stretch of the season. Continue Reading!

NHL Talk: Catching Up on the State of Every Team in the Eastern Conference

The first half of the NHL season has been interesting to say the least, chock full of surprises, drama, and suspense around every turn. Now that we’ve got past the all star break and every team is starting to get back into action, it’s time to reflect on the state of each team headed into the home stretch of the season. Continue Reading!