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Number 5 looms over Radek Martinek — but with Martinek's departure, you would think some Isles fans want to see his #24 raised to the rafters.

Backchecking: Radek Martinek — Long Island Legend?

First and foremost — I wish Radek Martinek the best of luck. He is a solid player and brought many positives to the game. He played in the Islanders system for years, on some difficult teams, and gave it his all every shift. If on the ice — the Jackets are getting a good player. [...]

Backchecking: Isles Making Moves On the Blueline – UPDATED

Backchecking: Isles Making Moves On the Blueline – UPDATED

In what seems like a great deal of recent activity following an exciting Islanders draft, the activity continues to pile on for the Islanders — most notably on the blueline. On day 2 of the draft the Islanders shipped out defender Bruno Gervais to Tampa Bay for “future considerations” and on Monday, they did not [...]

A Big Name To Trade…Is It Hammer Time?

A Big Name To Trade…Is It Hammer Time?

There are three established Blackhawks which many fans seem to think could be dealt this summer if Stan Bowman wants to retool. They are Brian Campbell, Patrick Sharp and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Let’s take a look if trading any of the three is a real possibility. If the Hawks are able to deal Campbell they would [...]

NHL TRADE DEADLINE 2010-2011: The Official Count

NHL TRADE DEADLINE 2010-2011: The Official Count

Per the NHL: NHL clubs made 16 trades involving 35 players today prior to the 3 p.m., ET, trade deadline. Following is a list of the transactions: Anaheim traded C Maxim Lapierre and C MacGregor Sharp to Vancouver for C Joel Perrault and Vancouver’s 3rd-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft. Atlanta traded RW Niclas [...]

Will Isles GM Garth Snow will have a quiet deadline day?

Backchecking: Sellers, buyers or None of the Above?

The standings suggest the New York Islanders are not buyers — that is certain. But does that automatically make the Islanders sellers? I don’t think you will see the Isles involved in something like the big St. Louis/Colorado deal we saw late Friday night. Islanders GM Garth Snow has been a somewhat honest guy when [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Another Brad Richards Rumor . . .

DAILY RUMORS: Another Brad Richards Rumor . . .

Just when you think everyone in the mainstream media finally had the good sense to realize the Dallas Stars won’t be trading star center Brad Richards this season up pops a pundit – who is either engaged in wishful thinking or really hasn’t paid much attention to Richards and the Stars – envisioning trade scenarios. [...]

Avalanche Retool the Blueline

Avalanche Retool the Blueline

I wrote earlier this year that I didn’t expect the defensive prowess of the Avs to improve this year because it was basically unchanged from last year except for the departure of Brett Clark. Yes, Ruslan Salei left for Red Wing territory but he was not a factor last season, logging most of his ice [...]

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 [...]

DAILY RUMORS: No Big Trade Coming For Leafs For A Scoring Center

DAILY RUMORS: No Big Trade Coming For Leafs For A Scoring Center

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 [...]

Quite the Coup After All: Trade Price for Gagne Well Worth the Risk

Quite the Coup After All: Trade Price for Gagne Well Worth the Risk

So, yeah, I’ve spent much of the last week preaching every reason I could think of as to why Steve Yzerman and the Tampa Bay Lightning should not acquire Simon Gagne from the Philadelphia Flyers and I did so in several forums. Here, where comments and responses elsewhere were split – about 50/50, in terms [...]

Gagne to Tampa Anything but “Methodical”

Gagne to Tampa Anything but “Methodical”

I exchanged several tweets with Tampa Bay Lightning fans this morning after sharing my opinions on reports that the Bolts should/could/might be interested in acquiring Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne. I came away slightly disheartened. Have we learned nothing from the last two summers? Granted, making a play for a proven commodity in Gagne wouldn’t [...]

DAILY RUMORS: Dismissing Destinations For Tim Thomas

DAILY RUMORS: Dismissing Destinations For Tim Thomas

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: Flyers Saying Goodbye To Gagne

DAILY RUMORS: Flyers Saying Goodbye To Gagne

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 [...]

Recap of today’s Free Agent Frenzy, Eastern Conference

Recap of today’s Free Agent Frenzy, Eastern Conference

Today was one of the most entertaining day of the season in the NHL, much more than the 2010 trade deadline, as most of the big names found a new home only five hours after the free agency period began. Let’s have a look at the key signings and trades that have occurred as of [...]

Twas the Night Before Free Agency

Twas the Night Before Free Agency

  Twas the Night before Free Agency Twas the night before free agency, when all through the NHL Not a GM was stirring, not even Brian Burke’s cell. The fax machines were shiny and humming with tender care, In hopes that some overpriced UFA soon would be there. The hockey fans were nestled all snug [...]

Paging Dr. Frankenstein: Are the Bruins re-working team chemistry?

Paging Dr. Frankenstein: Are the Bruins re-working team chemistry?

So every fan has been living through rumor hell since the playoffs concluded.  It started before the draft and has continued right through the start of the free agent signing period.  It has been  one rumor after another and it has been painful.  Maybe the WAY the Bruins bowed out of the playoffs in a [...]

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT’s FREE AGENCY LIVE SHOW: 11am to 5pm on July 1st. Be There!

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT’s FREE AGENCY LIVE SHOW: 11am to 5pm on July 1st. Be There!

The LIVE CHAT will open at 11am. We will have a breaking news twitter feed in the chat so we all know at the same time as things break. Cut through the blogosphere and twittersphere noise and spend your Free Agent Frenzy day with us!

30 thoughts/facts/predictions around the 2010 NHL draft/free agency ***updated***

30 thoughts/facts/predictions around the 2010 NHL draft/free agency ***updated***

Three hours away from the beginning of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California, there is a lot of talk surrounding what is likely to happen tonight, and before the start of the NHL free agency on July 1st. Below, you will find 30 thoughts/facts/predictions about the NHL that might happen in the [...]

Chicago Trade Means No Sharp

Chicago Trade Means No Sharp

Well, scratch another player from the Toronto Maple Leafs’ list of potential top-six forwards. Patrick Sharp is no longer an option for trade with the departures of Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager and Brent Sopel from the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks now have the cap space necessary (with the anticipated demotion of  goaltender Cristobal Huet) to tend [...]

Seven Blackhawk Untouchables

Seven Blackhawk Untouchables

Here are some specifics as to which Chicago players might be traded in the next few days or before next season begins. Stan Bowman has a short list of seven untouchables, and every other Blackhawk player can be had with an acceptable offer. Word going around to NHL general managers is Dave Bolland, Marian Hossa, [...]