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Or…this guy…

In a perfect world, the Ottawa Senators would have settled things on the Marc Methot front long ago. But instead it has dragged out to within a month of the trade deadline, which was exactly what veteran general manager Bryan Murray wanted to avoid back in September. But a change of agents — Larry Kelly…

Why didn’t Lombardi waive Dustin Brown?

This is a serious question. Dustin Brown’s numbers are just as bad as Mike Richards’s. Brown also has a long contract with a big cap hit. Brown is also on the downward slope of the productivity curve. I’m not prepared to write a gigantic post on all the many reasons why Richards and not Brown.…

Phaneuf for Richards? I would not be at all surprised

Los Angeles Kings: On a recent episode of Hockey Night in Canada, Friedman suggested a Phaneuf for Mike Richards swap would make sense for all parties involved. Know what? Friedge ain’t wrong. Both men are on long-term deals with high cap hits attached, and it feels as though the 2004 world junior teammates could both…

If you’re a Sharks fan…

…isn’t the regular season just the hockey equivalent of “look, your shoe’s untied”/up-thwap-on-the-nose? What do you do when winning, even winning decisively, even winning decisively for an entire regular season, isn’t indicative of anything — – and worse, just serves to mock and magnify past betrayals?