Day: June 28, 2023

Arizona Coyotes Select Dimitri Simashev 6th Overall.

In a move that stunned many, the Coyotes take the first “reach” of the draft in selecting the 6’4” mobile defenseman out of Russia. Reasons for optimism Simashev immediately steps into the role of Coyotes top defensive prospect. The only guy they have with top-pair upside was definitely a position of need. Arguably the highest […]

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Colby Barlow Selected 18th Overall by the Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have selected Colby Barlow with their first-round draft pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Barlow is an incredibly wise forward who can put up a ton of points given the right opportunity. Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets organization are heading into a rebuild, Colby Barlow fits their needs to a […]

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Sharks select Quentin Musty with the 26th pick.

With the 26th pick, the San Jose Sharks select Quentin Musty from Sudbury Wolves in the OHL. Musty scored 26 goals and 52 points in 53 games for the Wolves. The alternate captain also added 4 points in 4 playoff games. “The draw with Musty was always obvious. He brings a little bit of everything […]

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Sabres Take Zach Benson With 13th Overall Pick.

The 2023 NHL Draft took place in Nashville, TN, Tuesday night. In the midst of a period of re-righting the ship, the Buffalo Sabres used their only pick in the first round to draft forward Zach Benson of the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice. Benson is a 5’10” 159 pound offensive threat who can slot in on […]

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Sharks select Will Smith with the 4th overall pick.

Nashville – The San Jose Sharks have selected Will Smith with the 4th overall pick. Smith spent last season with the USNTDP, where he scored 51 goals, and 76 assists in 60 games. Smith was also named the MVP of the U18s, where America won gold over Sweden. “Mostly, these dangles serve Smith’s ends as […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with forward Michael Eyssimont (23) and forward Ross Colton (79) during the third period of Game 5 Thursday night in Toronto.

Lightning Trade Ross Colton to Avalanche

In an offseason that has been fairly quiet until recently, the Tampa Bay Lightning made their first move around noon on Wednesday, June 28. First reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Twitter, the Lightning have traded forward Ross Colton to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2023 second round draft pick (37th overall). A restricted free […]

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Milan Lucic skating for the Calgary Flames

Report: Milan Lucic is Headed Back to Boston

Recently, the mass exodus from the Calgary Flames began, and the reports came out that the Flames had permitted Lucic to talk to other teams about signing with them in Free Agency. Reports coming out on Draft Day from Rick Daliwahl that Milan Lucic will reunite with the Boston Bruins this offseason. While it is […]

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Farewell, Alex Iafallo: An Anomaly in the System

The 2016-17 Season was disastrous for the LA Kings. The team came off a stunning first-round exit via the San Jose Sharks from Dean Lombardi’s final push for a third cup. The primary acquisition, Milan Lucic, walked away in free agency to the Edmonton Oilers. Vincent Lecavalier retired off into the sunset. The Kings finished […]

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Rumor: Canucks Circling in on Luke Schenn

Rumors are swirling that the Vancouver Canucks might be on the verge of reacquiring veteran d-man Luke Schenn. It’s an exciting development considering they traded him away just before last year’s trade deadline in exchange for a 3rd round pick. However, it seems that the Canucks are keen on bringing him back into the fold. […]

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Leo Carlsson

Smith, Carlsson, or Michkov? No Matter What, the Sharks Win.

The San Jose Sharks are set to make their highest pick in the draft since they drafted Brad Stuart third overall in the 1998 draft. The raging debate between Sharks fans about drafting Will Smith, Leo Carlsson, or Matvei Michkov has been the center of discourse since the season ended. No matter who Mike Grier […]

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