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Flashback Friday: Boston Bruins Trade Joe Thornton to San Jose Sharks

On November 30, 2005, the Boston Bruins traded away former first-overall pick, Joe Thornton, to the San Jose Sharks. In exchange, the Bruins received Wayne Primeau, Brad Stuart, and Marco Sturm. The rest is history… In 1997, Boston decided to use their first-overall pick on Joe Thornton of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. His rookie season with the Bruins was far from noteworthy, playing mainly on the fourth line for 55 games. However, he made an impressive leap in production his sophomore year, recording 16 goals and 25 assists in 81 games. In addition, Thornton managed...

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Flashback Friday: Boston Bruins Trade Joe Thornton to San Jose Sharks

On November 30, 2005, the Boston Bruins traded away former first-overall pick, Joe Thornton, to the San Jose Sharks. In exchange, the Bruins received Wayne Primeau, Brad Stuart, and Marco Sturm. The rest is history… In 1997, Boston decided to use their first-overall pick on Joe Thornton of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. His rookie season with the Bruins was far from noteworthy, playing mainly on the fourth line for 55 games. However, he made an impressive leap in production his sophomore year, recording 16 goals and 25 assists in 81 games. In addition, Thornton managed...

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Flashback Friday: James van Riemsdyk Traded to Toronto Maple Leafs

Whenever a team participates in a trade, they are taking a risk. All of the research possible could have been conducted and a transaction could backfire. In “Flashback Friday” we will travel through history and revisit trades from the National Hockey League’s past. Our voyage begins on June 23rd, 2012 when the Philadelphia Flyers sent young forward, James van Riemsdyk, to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Former Flyers General Manager, Paul Holmgren, made a reputation in Philadelphia as someone who was not afraid to make a risky deal. Shortly after the 2012 NHL Entry Draft came to a close, he...

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NHL Rumors: Brock Nelson & Erik Gudbranson

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Brock Nelson and Erik Gudbranson. New York Islanders Shopping Brock Nelson For the New York Islanders, 2017-18 is a playoff or bust kind of season. Unfortunately, the Isles have won only three of their last ten games and currently sit outside of...

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NHL Rumors: Anthony Duclair & Evander Kane

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Anthony Duclair and Evander Kane. Duclair Requests Trade Rumors about Anthony Duclair’s days with the Arizona Coyotes being numbered are not new. However, Craig Custance reported in a piece for The Athletic that Duclair has officially requested a trade and Arizona...

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NHL Rumors: Max Pacioretty and the Pittsburgh Penguins

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors made by the most reputable people in the business. This week’s rumors include names such as Max Pacioretty and Evander Kane. It is safe to say that the 2017-18 season has not gone as planned for the Montreal Canadiens. The team currently sits close to the bottom of the Eastern Conference with no sign of making...

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NHL Rumors: St. Louis Blues Interested in Mike Hoffman?

After making the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals, the Ottawa Senators are one of the more disappointing teams this season. It is clear that everyone in the organization is upset with the team’s performance and the time to make some changes is now. Winger, Mike Hoffman, has been the subject of a few rumors and could be the first big name headed out of Ottawa. Since his first full season in the National Hockey League, Hoffman has been a 25-plus goal scorer. At 28-years-old, he’s also got plenty of good hockey left to play. Add in the fact that he still...

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NHL Rumors: Kris Letang, John Tavares, and Anthony Duclair

Rumors, we all love to read about them. There is truly very little that is more exciting in the world of sports then speculating trades, free agent destinations, and possible coach firings. In this segment, we will look at the hottest NHL rumors each week made by the most reputable people in the business. The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a unique scenario with the opportunity to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup. With an 18-16-3 record through 37 games, it is uncertain where Pittsburgh will finish in the standings. Of course, many assume they will make the postseason....

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