Ottawa - Feb. 9, 2016: The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, forward Casey Bailey, forward Ryan Rupert and defence prospect Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenceman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening, Milan Michalek and Tobias Lindberg as well as Ottawa’s second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. No salary will be retained by either team over the trade’s entirety. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jan. 19, 2016: TSN tweeted out this morning that Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk had been traded to the New York Rangers. Shortly after posting the tweet, TSN removed the tweet from their news feed. van Riemsdyk, the Leafs’ leading scorer, will miss six to eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his left foot.
- Nov. 16, 2015: For many, Mike Babcock was the logical choice to be named as Canada’s coach at the return of the World Cup in 2016 mainly due to his previous successes in both Vancouver and Sochi. General Manager Doug Armstrong had an important choice to make but, while there were a number of suitable candidates, he went back to the man with the two Olympic gold medals. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Nov. 4, 2015: Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid is expected to have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left clavicle sustained Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, general manager Peter Chiarelli said. He did not have a timetable for how long McDavid would be out but said it would be months. FULL STORY
Toronto - Oct. 27, 2015: As the Leafs season starts to hit its stride, the team is struggling. Even with Mike Babcock at the helm the Leafs cant seem to win games. Are wins and losses the best way to gauge the success of the team this year? Is there not more to be learned from the progression of Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk and others? I tell you how you should approach this years Leafs' team and what they've done well thus far. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Oct. 26, 2015: What can you say…while it was far from their finest effort, the Edmonton Oilers were certainly dealt a crappy hand on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Kings over at Rexall Place. While it looked as though Connor McDavid had snuck a last second game-tying goal past Jonathan Quick to force overtime, the replay official saw it differently and in the end it left Edmonton on the wrong side of a 3-2 decision.
Edmonton - Oct. 24, 2015: After winning three straight games, the Edmonton Oilers were brought back down to earth by Evgeny Kuznetzov and the Washington Capitals on Friday night. While
Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two points a piece in the 7-4 loss, it was Kunetzov who stole the show with a hat-trick and a five-point effort.
Edmonton - Oct. 22, 2015: While it was far from a perfect performance, the Edmonton Oilers still found a way to beat the Detroit Red Wings in regulation for the first-time in a very long time on Wednesday night. On the strength of another solid outing by netminder Cam Talbot and some timely production from the trio of Connor McDavid, Benoit Pouliot and Nail Yakupov, the Oilers managed to sneak past the Wings with a 3-1 win over at Rexall Place.
Columbus - Oct. 21, 2015: John Tortorella was named the new coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday after the club fired Todd Richards, according to a report by Darren Dreger of TSN.
The Blue Jackets are 0-7-0 after losing 4-0 at home to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Edmonton - Oct. 18, 2015: On the strength of goals from Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, the Edmonton Oilers registered their first win of the 2015-16 season with a 5-2 drubbing of the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The four former first overall picks combined to score all five of the Oilers goals while combining for nine points.