It was a slower-than-expected deadline day for the Vancouver Canucks. The team laid rather dormant, making just two trades. Out are winger Thomas Vanek and minor leaguer Philip Holm, and in are Tyler Motte, Jussi Jokinen, and Brandon Leipsic. Though moves were made, it seems as though Jim Benning could have done more to build
The Vegas Golden Knights are exactly where nobody thought they’d be at the 2017-18 NHL trade deadline. I’m probably the only exception worldwide. The hope for veteran players to perform admirably enough to warrant a nice return from a squad beefing up for the postseason has given way to a buyer’s mentality and Stanley Cup aspirations.
The expansion draft is mere weeks away now and the Leafs have to have their protected lists in less than two weeks. Knowing that, we here at The Hockey Writers obviously had to talk about that in this week’s roundtable. Along with speculation surrounding Kyle Dubas’ future with the franchise, Slawson and Langridge joined me