Las Vegas has all the things I hold near and dear to my heart: degenerate gambling, cheap buffets, and professional hockey. Remember when everyone thought hockey in Vegas was going to be a bad idea? Remember when everyone thought that people wouldn’t leave their slot machines and Cirque du Sole to watch a hockey game?
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The Edmonton Oilers are the gift that keeps on giving. First, the New Jersey Devils were able to steal Taylor Hall in a highway robbery “one for one” trade, only to be followed by that oh so sly Patrick Maroon trade toward the end of last season. When the Devils and Oilers are involved, the
Now I’ve never been to Calgary, but I’m pretty sure the movie “Cool Runnings” took place there, aside from playing host to the NHL’s Calgary Flames. The Flames took the next step forward toward their success in 2019, even if their season ended way too early. Either way, it’s time for us to look at
With the Stanley Cup final coming to close, the end of the 2018-19 season is upon us. This past year might not have gone the way the New Jersey Devils have wanted, but there was one interesting storyline following them throughout this past season. The end of the 2018-19 season also means the end of
The 2014 NHL draft featured the New Jersey Devils making the best out of a bad situation. In his final draft year as New Jersey’s president and general manager, Lou Lamoriello tried to pick the best player for the organization at #30 overall. Five years later, we’re still wondering if John Quennevile was the right
By now, you’ve all heard the “news”, and I use that term extremely lightly. Apparently, keyword apparently, Taylor Hall doesn’t want to sign an extension with the New Jersey Devils. Instead of picking apart that information and proposing trade scenarios (if Chiarelli was still running the Oilers, we could have probably traded him back for
The Canucks are in a weird place. Yes, they are technically rebuilding, but they still enter every season hoping they can push enough to be a playoff team. Rookie sensation Elias Petterson and Brock Boeser kept their shelf life alive long enough that the playoffs were still close enough until the later part of the season when they spiraled out of contention. Obviously, there’s zero chance the Devils can trade for Boeser or Petterson. Everyone in Vancouver is holding onto the Calder favorite as tight as they can. So who can the Devils target instead?
The offseason may have just begun for the San Jose Sharks, but it’s never too early to start thinking of some trades the New Jersey Devils can make. Fresh off their Western Conference finals loss to the St. Louis Blues, San Jose is going to find itself asking what it can do to get themselves
By now, it’s been the goal seen, heard, and debated around the world. You already know which one we’re talking about: the San Jose Sharks overtime winner against the Blues that came off a blatant hand pass. Truth be told, I wasn’t watching the game, I was at a bar, but I knew the situation was bad when I looked down at my phone and saw, not a text from my hockey loving friends, but my own mother explaining the situation.
For today’s DAB trade series, we’re going to go down to the land of rattlesnakes, cactuses (or is it cacti?), and blown Mariano Rivera saves (I’m not over the 2001 World Series) in Phoenix, Arizona to look at the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes are coming off their strongest season in recent memory but fell just