Archive for December, 2009

Looking for a Defenseman?

As we approach the midway point of the 2009-10 season in the National Hockey League, many questions remain unanswered. Which teams are serious about playoff contention?  Who needs a massive upgrade to make the push from a bubble team?  Which team should sell off the year and attempt a mini-rebuild? Those are some thoughts circulating [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Anthony Curatolo - December 30, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Categories: Detroit Red Wings, Eastern Conference, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Western Conference   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The End to All Team Canada Speculation

As the announcement was made on NHLNetwork in the States and TSN in Canada, NHL Hot Stove was on board and prepared to drop the news to you directly after the announcement. The selection, in order as it was announced: Bob Mickelson: “This is a day every Canadian has been waiting for” and those words [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Anthony Curatolo - at 12:45 pm

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Moves Imminent on Broadway

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun recently reported that the New York Rangers are shopping wingers Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins. The Rangers brought in both players this past off-season to bolster their offense with hopes that they would fit into coach John Tortorella’s system.  GM Glen Sather hoped they would fill holes and perform [...]

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Anthony Curatolo - December 29, 2009 at 7:32 pm

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Possible Scenarios with Mathieu Schneider Placed on Waivers

Earlier today, the Vancouver Canucks placed veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider on waivers.  Team 1040 AM Vancouver interviewed head coach Alain Vigneault about the team’s recent play and their decision to place him on waivers. Both the Canucks and Schneider mutually felt waivers was the best route to take.  According to reports the team attempted to [...]

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Anthony Curatolo - at 3:42 pm

Categories: Buffalo Sabres, Eastern Conference, Montreal Canadiens, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Western Conference   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Caps, Jackets Play Lets Make a Deal

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The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets officially make a deal in which Columbus sends solid left wing Jason Chimera in exchange for depth defenseman Milan Jurcina and surprisingly team captain Chris Clark The Capitals receive probably the best player of the bunch in Chimera, who last year would have posted career highs had he [...]

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - December 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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Today’s Waiver Fodder

Although these are not the type of moves expected following the holiday roster freeze, two GMs made some minor roster decisions today.  The Anaheim Ducks placed forward Kyle Calder on waivers while the Nasville Predators did the same with Dave Scatchard. Calder skated to the left of Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on the top [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Anthony Curatolo - at 3:28 pm

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Columbus Finally Making a Move?

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Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch recently reported that Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson will shake things up soon in an attempt to send a message to his team.  Considered a strong team with room for improvement following their first playoff berth, the young team struggled and currently sit in 14th in the Western Conference, [...]

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - at 1:07 pm

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Alexander Semin Signs One Year Extension

2011WAS

As Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post reports left wing turned right wing Alexander Semin signed a one year extension worth six million dollars.  Definitely a smart move to lock up a player the caliber of this young man. Semin receives a slight raise from his reasonable five million dollar salary while avoiding either an [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - December 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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Power Rankings Week Ending 12/27/2009

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NHL Power Rankings presented by The Hockey Guys. These rankings will be released every Sunday directly following the show and summarize the thinking of Anthony Curatolo, Brandon Augienello and Dustin Leed. Legend: Team – Record – Position Change (Last Week) 1. New Jersey Devils 26-9-1 +2 (3) Brodeur makes it difficult to defeat them. 8-2 [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - at 4:05 pm

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Lunch with Brian Burke

2011TML

Earlier this afternoon, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke discussed numerous topics on Leafs Lunch – Leafs Nation Edition with Dennis Bayak.  With the Leafs playing much better than their winless start, they may make some noise during the trade deadline or as Burke alluded to before it. Personally I have always admired Burke’s honesty [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - December 26, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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The Seven Million Dollar Man

2011NHL

How does a team know their investment will pay off?  Better yet, What would inspire a team to devote a large percentage of their cap space to one single player? This article plans on analyzing the production from “top-tier” forwards based on a seven million dollar cap hit or higher. As of this writing there [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - at 4:25 pm

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Injuries in Ottawa Force a Trade?

2011OTT

The latest from Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun discusses the injury to Daniel Alfredsson as well as the need to replace his production in the lineup.  After sustaining a hit from Craig Adams on Wednesday, the Senators captain expects to miss a few weeks with a bum shoulder.  The 37-year-old joins pivot Jason Spezza [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - at 11:02 am

Categories: Eastern Conference, Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Western Conference   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Merry Christmas From NHLHS!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at NHL Hot Stove!   We would like to take this opportunity to thank the loyal following that support us day in and day out.  We thank you and hope nothing but the best for making NHLHS a source in all things hockey related. Over the last few [...]

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Alexander Monaghan - December 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

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