With the NHL Trade deadline a little less than a month from now, speculation is heating up. Actually, that is a bit of an understatement. Speculation isn’t just heating up, it’s already reached a good rolling boil. We’ve entered the silly season of trade rumours people, where Ryan Getzlaf could be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, you know, just ‘cuz. It’s not just fans or the media that can get swept up in the euphoria that is the trade talk. General Managers can too. With that in mind, here are the four worst trade decisions that could be made...Click here to read more.
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In the spirit of the New Year, here are five resolutions the NHL should make for 2012: 1. Abandon the “game is too fast” narrative As the NHL concussion issue has grown, so too has the argument that the game is currently too fast. According to Ex-NHL’ers (most recently Eric Lindros) and several general managers (Carolina’s Jim Rutherford is the most vocal at the moment), putting the red line back in would slow the game down and reduce the number of concussions taking place on ice. This, naturally, is complete poppycock and a classic case of conservative, backward NHL thinking....Click here to read more.
There’s some speculation that the NHL is considering a doubleheader for next season’s Winter Classic. While the NHL hasn’t officially announced it yet, there was a report about a month ago that mentioned that one game will be played at Fenway Park between the Boston Bruins and (possibly) the Washington Capitals; today, there’s talk that another may be held at McMahon Stadium in Calgary betwen the Flames and… ready for this… the Vancouver Canucks. From CBC.ca: After two seasons of NHL games played outdoors south of the border, Canada could be getting in on the action for the next Winter...Click here to read more.