Trades Contracts and Transactions

A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has
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A few players were claimed off of waivers Monday. The Philadelphia Flyers claimed veteran defender Johnny Oduya, the Calgary Flames claimed forward Chris Stewart and the Colorado Avalanche claimed defenseman Mark Alt. While many teams are making trades to bolster their clubs or acquire assets ahead of the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline, the waiver wire
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Phil Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame on this day in 1994. For a look back at his impact on the league, THW presents this article, originally published in June, 2015. In today’s look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did
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Originally published in Sept. 2013, a look back at some great trades for the Anaheim Ducks. In the first years of the Ducks’ existence, the team struggled to compete with a cast of players from the expansion draft.  While solid drafting and player development played a big part in the turnaround, the organization has benefitted greatly
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The NHL silly season is almost complete and as always, a number of the contracts handed out in the last couple of days will backfire on the teams that offered them. Past examples range from the “probably a bad idea” Andrew Ladd contract the Islanders signed last year to the “definitely regret that one” Ryan
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In a late trade on Sunday, the New Jersey Devils have acquired former Washington Capital Marcus Johansson for a second round pick (previously owned by Florida) and third round pick (previously owned by Toronto). Capitals trade forward Marcus Johansson to the Devils for 2nd & 3rd round picks. More: https://t.co/ar4JW6NYxy pic.twitter.com/3yx1X4S66E — TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 3,
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The Boston Bruins can scratch one restricted free agent off of their “To Do” list. Noel Acciari inked a two-year, one way contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, and though his re-signing with the club likely raised few (if any) eyebrows, the salary and nature of the deal are a pleasant surprise. His $725,000 cap hit
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The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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