In the short history of the Minnesota Wild, defense has almost always been the team’s strong suit. Most recently with the expansion draft, the Wild were willing to part with a top-tier prospect in Alex Tuch to ensure that they could hold their strong defensive core together. Tuch has succeeded in Vegas to this point,
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What’s the best trade destination for Evander Kane? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: I’m a sci-fi geek, and part of being one is the suspension of disbelief. If you’re stressing about explosions that make sound in space, you’re probably not going to enjoy “The Last Jedi.” Yet I can’t apply the same lack of logic to
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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Jack Eichel has been holding this team back. When Eichel dropped to the ice, grabbing his leg in pain last Saturday night in a game against the Boston Bruins, Sabres Nation experienced the seven stages of grief in the span of a few heartbeats. But since that injury in the
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In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the most popular names on the trade market. One day after a big trade that sent defensemen Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings, will the dominos fall when it comes to other trades that might have been contemplated? What is the standing on trades that include players
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2:52 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold medal quests. Three Stars 1. Jan Mursak, F, Slovenia He’s the only Slovenian player with NHL experience (46 career games with the Detroit Red Wings) and my, oh my, did he come up
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The Los Angeles Kings have traded forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Nate Thompson. The deal was originally rumored to be in the works by Bob McKenzie. As part of the terms of this deal, the Senators will also be retaining 25 percent
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9:33 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Seattle has officially applied to be the NHL’s 32nd team. The paperwork — plus a $10 million down payment — arrived Tuesday, nearly two months after commissioner Gary Bettman authorized an ownership group, the Oak View Group, to conduct a season-ticket drive in Seattle and invited the city to apply
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