Monthly Archives: February 2014

What would it take for the Edmonton Oilers to acquire Ryan Kesler?

While we can only guess about whether or not Kesler would want to come to Edmonton, he’s a clear fit and it would certainly be a bold move to acquire him.

The Oilers also have the pieces to trade for him, starting with a 24-year-old second line centre in Sam Gagner.

Wild shuts out Edmonton in return from Olympic break

A three-week hiatus is so peculiar in the middle of the season, it was hard to know what to expect Thursday night from the Wild.

Sure, the playoff contenders were facing the Western Conference’s perennial basement dwellers, the Edmonton Oilers. But after 21 days of no games and a mini-training camp that didn’t include four jet-lagged Olympians, it wouldn’t have been shocking if the Wild couldn’t rediscover its game instantly.

Avalanche’s MacKinnon leads race for Calder

The number of precocious newcomers to the NHL seems to increase annually, and that’s made handicapping the Calder Trophy race for 2013-14 more difficult than predicting exactas.

Report: Isles seek first-rounder in MacDonald trade talks

The New York Islanders are asking for a first-round draft pick in trade talks for defenseman Andrew MacDonald, according to the New York Times’ Chris Botta.

Botta reports that there is a “lot of interest” in the pending free agent, but passes along word that such demands are too rich for the Boston Bruins’ tastes. They might bite on a lesser deal, though.

Canucks not aggressively shopping and trying to trade Ryan Kesler

Well it’s by no means guaranteed but it is a possibility. The buzz on Kesler is increasing by the day. Now, we should get the disclaimers out of the way. The Vancouver Canucks are not aggressively shopping and trying to trade Ryan Kesler, but I do believe that they’re aggressively listening.