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Grizzlies Sign Vince Carter

Eight-time all-star Vince Carter has reached a three-year, $12 million dollar contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. At the age of 37, Carter has still proven that he can show remnants of his young self and consistently contribute good numbers at a given night, like what he did in […]

The Weakest Link at Every Position on Philadelphia Flyers' Current Roster

As presently constituted, the Philadelphia Flyers roster for the 2014-15 season looks awfully similar to last year's squad. Salary-cap constraints and a batch of seemingly unmovable contracts have tied general manager Ron Hextall's hands to a certain extent. Show More Summary

How Each Offseason Departure Will Affect Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have retooled this offseason. Unfortunately, much of this retooling has come via subtraction and departures rather than additions. The two one-way contract "signings" that Detroit made were re-signings of Kyle Quincey and Dan Cleary. But forget about the re-signing of Quincey and Cleary for a moment. Show More Summary

Is Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland Still Right Man for the Job?

Before we get into this, let’s clarify that questioning whether or not Ken Holland is still the right person for the job of general manager of the Detroit Red Wings is not an activity one engages in lightly. Indeed, for the better part of two decades, Holland has been considered one of, if not the best, general managers in hockey. Show More Summary

Why 2014-15 New York Rangers Will Be Better Than 2013-14 Squad

Since coming up short in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, it seems that it has been all fire and brimstone for the New York Rangers, and their success this past season has been looked at as lucky and fortunate. Critics have said the Rangers are lucky the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins. Show More Summary

Boston Bruins Will Face Tougher Competition From Atlantic Division In 2014-15

Can the Boston Bruins retain their stature at the summit of the NHL’s Atlantic Division in 2014-15? Sure. Will they accomplish that hypothetical feat with the same apparent facility that they did in the first post-realignment campaign?...Show More Summary

Which Toronto Marlies Should Join the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014-15?

While the Toronto Maple Leafs have not enjoyed much success in recent times, the Toronto Marlies have been a very strong AHL club. The Marlies went on another extended playoff run this season. Players are getting important experience...Show More Summary

Which Team Has More Formidable Top-6 Forwards: Anaheim Ducks or Dallas Stars?

The Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks entered the 2014 offseason looking to bolster their top-six forward groups, and both teams were able to address the need impressively via trade and free agency. In late June, the Ducks acquired 2011...Show More Summary

Carolina Hurricanes' Forward Depth Continues to Require Improvement

Despite a great deal of attention and a few bargain additions, the Carolina Hurricanes' third and fourth forward lines remain woefully undermanned as the third week of NHL free agency approaches. The signings of fourth-line center Jay...Show More Summary

Is Brad Richards the No. 2 Centre the Chicago Blackhawks Have Been Waiting For?

For years, the most obvious flaw in a largely exceptional Chicago Blackhawks roster was at centre. Jonathan Toews is a brilliant No. 1 pivot, but the second-line job featured a revolving door of mostly underwhelming candidates. Is Brad...Show More Summary

The 10 NHL Teams That Have Made the Most of the 2014 Free-Agency Period

Barely two weeks into the NHL's free-agency period, most of the best talent has been signed. Many of them were snapped up within a few hours on opening day. Much of the focus by fans and pundits is on which teams signed the best players and which were the best contracts. Show More Summary

How Much Will 2014 Free-Agent Exodus Harm the New York Rangers?

The New York Rangers had a remarkable 2013-14 season, going all the way to the Stanley Cup Final before being eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings. They had a less successful 2014 offseason. Despite the Rangers’ reputation as the destination...Show More Summary

Will 1st-Round Pick Kasperi Kapanen Debut for Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014-15?

Ray Shero is no longer the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins because of his inability to draft quality players frequently enough to support a front-loaded team structure. When you have all-world competitors like Sidney Crosby...Show More Summary

The Best Remaining 2014 NHL Free Agents at Every Position

When NHL free agency opened on July 1, it was only a matter of hours before most of the top players from this year's class inked their new deals. In the days that have followed, the trend has been for teams to hand out smaller-money,...Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: Should They Be Interested in Evander Kane?

In the past few days, the seemingly ever-present rumors about Evander Kane moving on from the Winnipeg Jets have hit a fever pitch once again. After going on Team 1040 in Vancouver, via Illegal Curve, on Tuesday, Kane seemed to all but demand a trade from Manitoba. Show More Summary

Brandon Dubinsky in Right Place at Right Time for Bloated Blue Jackets Contract

Sometimes it's not about if you're good, but when you're good. Timing and perception can be everything when it comes to landing a huge contract in sports, and Brandon Dubinsky seems to epitomize that right now. On Friday, the Columbus...Show More Summary

Detroit Red Wings' Biggest Mistakes in Each of the Last 5 Offseasons

It is starting to become clear that Detroit is no longer the premier destination for high-end free agents. Detroit failed to acquire any of the big-name players available this offseason and will have to find alternatives to improve. As...Show More Summary

An Early Look at the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins

While it may seem like an eternity since the Pittsburgh Penguins left the ice at the Consol Energy Center having blown a 3-1 series lead to the New York Rangers, in reality it's been less than two months. Given all of the changes that...Show More Summary

10 NHL Free-Agency Moves Sure to Backfire

NHL teams head to market each summer with acquisition money and a clear idea about which players to target. Sometimes they lose their man and have to settle for a less ideal option, and sometimes they target the wrong player. This summer,...Show More Summary

10 NHL Players Most Likely to Benefit from Arbitration

Arbitration is a nasty, adversarial process, but it isn't without upside. For young players with little leverage, it often represents their best chance at getting fair value for their services. For NHL teams, it helps ensure that a critical...Show More Summary

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