UFA Options: Columbus Blue Jackets

UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Do You See What I See Edition III

There is a lot going on right now. The coaching carousel in the NW division is picking up speed, the rumour mill will be spitting out suggestions hourly leading into the draft and the LA Kings are going to be a player this summer.

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Sutter ups the ante

To say Darryl Sutter typically plays his cards close to the vest isn’t quite a strong enough statement. It’s slightly more accurate to say that Sutter will not only protect his hand but also refuse to commit to a specific card game — poker? Canasta? Euchre? Go Fish? — until he’s darn good and ready.

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UFA Options: Colorado Avalanche

UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Colorado Avalanche.

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Looking at Goals per Game…

One of our readers, Homie, thought that PPG wasn’t an accurate enough assessment on a player’s offensive value, so I decided to do one on Goals Per Game. Homie felt that Rick Nash was more valuable than I stated, and that he would be a top five GPG guy. Since Nash has been in the…

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UFA Options: Chicago Blackhawks

UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Chicago Blackhawks.

Tournament of Small Sample Size: The World Juniors

I recently picked up the new THN Draft Preview. There are things – a lot of things, for the matter – that The Hockey News does that I’m not fond of, but their draft preview is always worth the money and this year’s edition was no exception.

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More on Keenan

Admit it. At some point in your life you’ve cast an eye on your neighbours’ trash at the curb and thought to yourself: “That’s a perfectly good end-table (or lamp or suitcase or birdcage or rug or half-eaten peach pie). Why in the world are they throwing it out?” Then, under the cover of darkness,…

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Flames no longer Iron-ic

Ah yes, the old announce bad news on a Friday afternoon trick. That’s the second time we’ve fallen for that this year. The only element missing was putting the word out on Friday before a long weekend.

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Ten years of so-called elite players

So what does a player have to do to be considered elite? Does he need to be in the top-ten scoring for four plus years? Would cracking the top ten twice in ten years qualify? If the average career is four years, would a player only have to be in the top ten four times…