June 12: This Day in NHL History

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June 12 NHL History 1958: The Red Wings name Gordie Howe, 30, as their new captain. Howe serves as captain for the next four seasons before he’s named an assistant coach and turns over the captaincy to linemate Alex Delvecchio. 1979: At age 31, Bobby Orr becomes the youngest player in NHL history to be selected for induction to the […]

June 2: This Day in NHL History

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June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]

Which Targets Make Sense For Jonathan Drouin?

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 112

The news that’s become the talk of NHL trade rumors in recent days—that elite prospect Jonathan Drouin has requested a trade out of Tampa Bay—has been somewhat incomplete in that it’s been relatively one-sided. It’s known that Drouin and his agent want out, largely due to the winger’s limited playing time (despite solid production). However, […]

NHL Rumors: Blues, Bruins, Blackhawks

Thursday, May 28, 2015 59

STLToday: The St. Louis Blues have to re-sign Vladimir Tarasenko this summer and he will be looking at a $7 million / year contract. The Blues are already tight against the cap, to free up cap space the Blues will be looking to either trade defenseman Jay Bouwmeester or forward T.J. Oshie. St. Louis will also look at […]