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NY ISLANDERS TRADE DRAMA: Garth Makes a CBA Cap Trade with the Bruins

NY ISLANDERS TRADE DRAMA: Garth Makes a CBA Cap Trade with the Bruins

  Got to give it to Islanders fans, they are damn passionate bunch. They desperately want to have this team and fortunes turn a corner so quickly. It’s why that start got hyped and overrated to the gills, and a 3 game slide is now a virtual apocalypse.   It is why news of a [...]

A ‘troubled’ Lombardi trying to trade Ryan Smyth

A ‘troubled’ Lombardi trying to trade Ryan Smyth

When the NHL schedule came out yesterday it revealed the Kings will host both the Washington Captials and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Sid and Ovi coming to town? Usually that’s enough to talk about on a boring Thursday in June. Yet, leave it to Dean Lombardi to throw that one out the window. First, he made a huge [...]

Highlights from Meeting w/ Kings GM Dean Lombardi

Highlights from Meeting w/ Kings GM Dean Lombardi

Kings GM Dean Lombardi recently met with a group of about 500 season ticket holders – whom he repeatedly referred to as the team’s shareholders – at their training facility in El Segundo, CA. Backing him up were Jeff Solomon (VP of Hockey Operations) and Ron Hextall (Assistant General Manager). Among the topics covered were the [...]

Another Deadline for Brayden Schenn

Another Deadline for Brayden Schenn

In a season that’s already seen Brayden Schenn make stops in LA (NHL), Manchester (AHL) and Brandon (WHL) – the rumors have picked up dramatically regarding his future destination. Will he be traded this weekend – and if so, to where? We break down the most likely scenarios.

The Complete Story on Brayden Schenn

The Complete Story on Brayden Schenn

The relationship between Brayden Schenn and the Los Angeles Kings seems to be filled with drama. And it’s been that way from day one. From angry GMs to a one day contract, from loopholes to trade rumors, from Team Canada to the NHL, the story never ends. See what’s going on now and where the former first round draft pick could be headed real soon.

DAILY RUMORS: Shutting Down the Parise To Kings Rumor

DAILY RUMORS: Shutting Down the Parise To Kings Rumor

Prior to New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise’s recent knee injury there was some chatter in both the media and the blogosphere regarding his future with the club. The running theme seems to be Parise, who’ll be a restricted free agent this summer, might be growing unhappy with the direction of the club and could [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Shooting Down Leafs Speculations About Chasing RFAs

DAILY RUMORS: Shooting Down Leafs Speculations About Chasing RFAs

We at HockeyIndependent.com want to be your resource and filter for what is going on in the NHL. We try to disseminate the noise in the blogosphere. We don’t look to to attack those sources, but to question the veracity of the rumor with cold logic, hockey smarts and knowledge. To do that… we have [...]

HOCKEYINDEPENDENT FREE AGENCY LIVE CHAT: 11am Start!

HOCKEYINDEPENDENT FREE AGENCY LIVE CHAT: 11am Start!

HockeyIndependent’s Free Agency Live Chat Show

NHL DRAFT DAY WINNERS & LOSERS?

NHL DRAFT DAY WINNERS & LOSERS?

We should remark right here and now, that there can be no gauging on the NHL drafts winners and losers for a good 3 to 5 years. Maybe even 6 years down the line, ultimately. However, we can comment on VALUE. Value in many cases was blown up this draft as many teams started drafting [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Lyle looks at the Trade Rumors Swirling about Thomas and Savard of the Bruins

DAILY RUMORS: Lyle looks at the Trade Rumors Swirling about Thomas and Savard of the Bruins

We at HockeyIndependent.com want to be your resource and filter for what is going on in the NHL. We try to disseminate the noise in the blogosphere. We don’t look to to attack those sources, but to question the veracity of the rumor with cold logic, hockey smarts and knowledge. To do that… we have [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Kovalchuk to the Predators?

DAILY RUMORS: Kovalchuk to the Predators?

We at HockeyIndependent.com want to be your resource and filter for what is going on in the NHL. We try to disseminate the noise in the blogosphere. We don’t look to to attack those sources, but to question the veracity of the rumor with cold logic, hockey smarts and knowledge. To do that… we have [...]

Huet and the Hawks: going their separate ways? (Photo: Wikipedia)

The Last Days of Huet The Hawk?

The career of Cristobal Huet as a Chicago Blackhawk may be coming to a close. For some, it can’t come soon enough. When Huet gave up four goals on seven shots in six minutes in the second period of the Hawks’ game versus Detroit, Sunday, March 7th, the home crowd at the United Center seemed to issue their final condemnation. The internet fan forums reverberated with anger and frustration directed at the French-born netminder. The failed efforts to trade him, widely speculated upon in the press, appear to confirm his departure is just a matter of time.

Breaking Rumor: Exelby a King?

Breaking Rumor: Exelby a King?

Has Garnet Exelby been dealt to the Los Angeles Kings? It’s believed Toronto has acquired a 4th round pick for the defenceman. He was pulled from the game for the entire third period, and there are reports that suggest Los Angeles has acquired him for depth going on their way to the post-season. TSN has [...]

Rumored Umberger to Penguins trade unlikely to happen

Rumored Umberger to Penguins trade unlikely to happen

Observers of the 2009-10 Penguins have noted that the team’s distribution of goals is decidedly centre-centric.  Including last night’s 5-4 win over Buffalo, Pittsburgh’s three star centres, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal have accounted for over 40% of the team’s 173 non-shootout goals.  In fact, the trio have outscored all Penguins’ wingers combined [...]

L.A. Storm Watch – Trade Winds Picking Up

L.A. Storm Watch – Trade Winds Picking Up

The season the Kings have been learning how to win. They’ve been learning how to lose. Yet, the team is short on offense and to make the playoffs they need more of it. A trade for a true top six forward needs to be made now, not closer to the trade deadline. Let’s take a look at some of the guys that could help…