Monthly Archives: June 2009

From Oilers Nation: Has Chris Pronger Been Traded to L.A.?

Has Chris Pronger been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jack Johnson and the 5th overall draft pick. I’ve been updating this situation since Andy Strickland first broke the story, and at this point it’s an awfully tangled web, so I thought that it might be a good idea to list the two sides (“yes,…

From Mirtle: How hard is it to win the Stanley Cup?

It took me a couple days to cobble this together, with some major assistance for the raw data from stats maestro Gabe Desjardins, but I’ve finally got an answer: Of the 6,400-some players to have played in the NHL in the league’s 90-plus year history, 14 per cent won at least one Stanley Cup championship…

Change of scenery? Dany Heatley may want out of Ottawa – ESPN

Is Senators winger Dany Heatley seeking his ticket out of Ottawa? Sources tell me that is the case. According to those sources, Ottawa GM Bryan Murray has been notified of Heatley’s desire for a change of scenery and is mulling his options. On the record, though, Murray said Heatley is still a Senator. “We signed…

Ken Campbell: Best the Wings will ever be?

The link failed to import for some reason, but this is from Ken Campbell’s blog at The Hockey News:  Ask Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland about it and you get a terse, “I’m not going there.” Ask Red Wings veteran Kris Draper and you get the death stare.(Trust me, I got it when I…

Coming Down the Pipe!: On the Fence With Ryan Ellis

Really, really exceptionally great blog post on Ryan Ellis. Hat tip to The Copper and Blue. Here’s the beginning of it, but read the whole thing (follow the link below…).  I’ll admit it; I’m not the biggest believer in Ryan Ellis. To put this in perspective though… on The Pipeline Show we talk about everything…

Some Draftee Contract Issues Explained Not By Me

  Once a player is drafted by an NHL team, he must sign a contract with that organization within two years. The exception is when a college player is drafted. Unlike the NBA, the NHL allows a player to finish his college career. The NHL team holds the draft rights to a college player until…