By Lori BennettNational Sports Columnist NHL NoiseThe reigning Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche kicked off trade season last week when they dealt a former first round pick, forward Martin Kaut, and depth defenseman Jacob MacDonald to the San Jose Sharks for depth forward Matt Nieto and defenseman Ryan Merkley, who
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By Lori BennettSports Columnist NHL NoiseWe are past the halfway mark of the season, and this week a couple of NHL executives met with the media to provide their mid-season commentary. President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford had the unenviable task of addressing the media on Monday to provide his
By Lori BennettSports Columnist NHL NoiseWith the IIHF World Juniors in the rear-view mirror, teams are beginning preparations for the upcoming NHL Amateur Draft. This year’s draft is booked for June 28-29 in Nashville, and a generational talent will be selected. Beyond one team winning the jackpot and selecting Connor
By Lori BennettSports Columnist World JuniorsThe 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, held in Moncton and Halifax, delivered some of the best holiday season hockey we have seen in years. Fans enjoyed watching generational talent Connor Bedard destroy records, a couple of entertaining upsets and, of course, a rousing performance by