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  • @NHLJets • 2m

    ESPN.com: Source: Jays trade Stroman to Mets for prospects

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

    ESPN's Keith Law had Kay and Woods-Richardson ranked as the No. 6 and No. 7 prospects in the Mets system before the season.

    MLB.com was first to report the trade.

    Stroman, a first-time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. Mostly a ground ball pitcher, the 28-year-old has the third lowest home run percentage (1.

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

    ESPN's Keith Law had Kay and Woods-Richardson ranked as the No. 6 and No. 7 prospects in the Mets system before the season.

    MLB.com was first to report the trade.

    Stroman, a first-time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. Mostly a ground ball pitcher, the 28-year-old has the third lowest home run percentage (1.

  • @Capitals • 2m

    Fansided: Washington Capitals: A look back at Scott Stevens

    The Washington Capitals entered that 1982-83 season with some defensemen hurt, which opened up a chance for the then 18-year old Scott Stevens to make the team right out of training camp. Stevens was a physical defenseman that packed an offensive punch and he did exactly that on his first shift at his first to show the NHL world his arrival.

    Stevens scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot and finished with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 77 games. He finished third in the Calder Cup trophy voting as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

    The Washington Capitals entered that 1982-83 season with some defensemen hurt, which opened up a chance for the then 18-year old Scott Stevens to make the team right out of training camp. Stevens was a physical defenseman that packed an offensive punch and he did exactly that on his first shift at his first to show the NHL world his arrival.

    Stevens scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot and finished with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 77 games. He finished third in the Calder Cup trophy voting as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

  • Vegas Hockey Knight: Vegas Golden Knights: Life after Marc-Andre Fleury: Malcolm Subban?

    The big question is who is next? Based on the moves this offseason, the answer looks to be Malcolm Subban as he is far superior than any other goaltender the Knights have on their depth chart. Do the Knights think Malcolm Subban is the best option for a long-term netminder? Or is he the best they could get for the price point? Maybe a little of the first, and a lot more of the latter?

    This article we aren't going to discuss the contract because that has already been covered here by Richard Cardinale.

    Yes, Subban's record last season was a little shaky at 8-10-2, but there is more to the story.

    The big question is who is next? Based on the moves this offseason, the answer looks to be Malcolm Subban as he is far superior than any other goaltender the Knights have on their depth chart. Do the Knights think Malcolm Subban is the best option for a long-term netminder? Or is he the best they could get for the price point? Maybe a little of the first, and a lot more of the latter?

    This article we aren't going to discuss the contract because that has already been covered here by Richard Cardinale.

    Yes, Subban's record last season was a little shaky at 8-10-2, but there is more to the story.

  • @Canucks • 2m

    Fansided: Vancouver Canucks: Why Elias Pettersson won't have a sophomore slump

    Nope, not going to happen. At least, not to Vancouver Canucks' forward Elias Pettersson. The sophomore slump has been a hot topic in recent years, with players such as Nikita Zaitsev, Scott Wilson, and even Vancouver's very own Ben Hutton seeing a dip in production after their rookie campaigns in the NHL.

    The worry with Pettersson would be the less than glamorous second half of his season. After finding success early on -- from scoring ten emphatic goals in his first ten games to make everyone around the league take notice of him, all the way to his shifty moves and slick playmaking abilities that Canucks fans saw on a nightly basis -- Pettersson saw a dip in production in the second half of the season.

    Nope, not going to happen. At least, not to Vancouver Canucks' forward Elias Pettersson. The sophomore slump has been a hot topic in recent years, with players such as Nikita Zaitsev, Scott Wilson, and even Vancouver's very own Ben Hutton seeing a dip in production after their rookie campaigns in the NHL.

    The worry with Pettersson would be the less than glamorous second half of his season. After finding success early on -- from scoring ten emphatic goals in his first ten games to make everyone around the league take notice of him, all the way to his shifty moves and slick playmaking abilities that Canucks fans saw on a nightly basis -- Pettersson saw a dip in production in the second half of the season.

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  • Toronto Mike's Blog: Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 495: Andrew Stoakley Returns

    In this 495th episode, Mike catches up with Andrew Stoakley while they spin some tunes. This episode is exactly 1:53:46.

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    In this 495th episode, Mike catches up with Andrew Stoakley while they spin some tunes. This episode is exactly 1:53:46.

    You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

    Subscribe in iTunes
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    Toronto Mike'd is proudly brought to you by Great Lakes Brewery, Palma Pasta, Property in the 6ix, StickerYou and Kapadia LLP.

  • TBO: Andrei Vasilevskiy's eight-year contract seems long. But is it?

    TAMPA -- Eight years is a long time. Most people have little idea where their careers will take them in eight years. Heck, think of how much trends change in that time.

    Eight years ago, Charlie Sheen re-defined #winning, planking meant taking a picture of yourself lying somewhere weird and maybe dangerous, and Rebecca Black sang about the wonders of Friday.

    At that time, Andrei Vasilevskiy was playing in the Russian juniors league. Now, he's the second Vezina winner under 25 in 30 years. In eight more years, Vasilevskiy is scheduled to be right here, going into the final year of his $76-million contract.

    TAMPA -- Eight years is a long time. Most people have little idea where their careers will take them in eight years. Heck, think of how much trends change in that time.

    Eight years ago, Charlie Sheen re-defined #winning, planking meant taking a picture of yourself lying somewhere weird and maybe dangerous, and Rebecca Black sang about the wonders of Friday.

    At that time, Andrei Vasilevskiy was playing in the Russian juniors league. Now, he's the second Vezina winner under 25 in 30 years. In eight more years, Vasilevskiy is scheduled to be right here, going into the final year of his $76-million contract.

  • Fansided: St. Louis Blues 2019-20 Player Projections: Vladimir Tarasenko

    St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been nothing short of spectacular throughout his seven-year career with the Blues. After another impressive season last year, look for him to continue his great play.

    In Tarasenko's seven seasons playing in the NHL, he has netted 30 or more goals in five of those years. If the Russian plays in more than 70 games in a year, then you can bank on him netting a high number of goals.

    The 27-year-old forward has registered 30 goals in five straight seasons and has tallied exactly 33 goals in each of the last two.

    St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been nothing short of spectacular throughout his seven-year career with the Blues. After another impressive season last year, look for him to continue his great play.

    In Tarasenko's seven seasons playing in the NHL, he has netted 30 or more goals in five of those years. If the Russian plays in more than 70 games in a year, then you can bank on him netting a high number of goals.

    The 27-year-old forward has registered 30 goals in five straight seasons and has tallied exactly 33 goals in each of the last two.

  • Fansided: 3 Ways the San Jose Sharks Can Replace the Loss of Joe Pavelski

    Joe Pavelski decided to join the Dallas Stars during this summers free agency period. Now the San Jose Sharks have a huge void to fill up front and will be looking for answers internally as the 2019 - 2020 season approaches.

    It will be nearly impossible to replace what the former captain brought to the San Jose Sharks locker room but from judging by Team Teal's roster composition it appears that they have skaters within their organization that can replace Pavelski's scoring output.

    The former Shark put up a monster season last year tallying leading the team with 38 goals and ending the season with a total of 64 points.

    Joe Pavelski decided to join the Dallas Stars during this summers free agency period. Now the San Jose Sharks have a huge void to fill up front and will be looking for answers internally as the 2019 - 2020 season approaches.

    It will be nearly impossible to replace what the former captain brought to the San Jose Sharks locker room but from judging by Team Teal's roster composition it appears that they have skaters within their organization that can replace Pavelski's scoring output.

    The former Shark put up a monster season last year tallying leading the team with 38 goals and ending the season with a total of 64 points.

  • @penguins • 2m

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Watch: Tanev talks about joining Penguins

    Brandon Tanev attended Smashfest this week in Toronto, a celebrity ping-pong tournament held to benefit cancer and concussion research.

    Before the event, Tanev spoke with reporters about his ping-pong skills, joining the Penguins, his summer with Gary Roberts and more:

    "Both Sidney (Crosby) and Matt Murray reached out to me," Tanev said. "It was awesome to chat with those guys for a little bit. I'm looking forward to finally meeting them in training camp .

    Brandon Tanev attended Smashfest this week in Toronto, a celebrity ping-pong tournament held to benefit cancer and concussion research.

    Before the event, Tanev spoke with reporters about his ping-pong skills, joining the Penguins, his summer with Gary Roberts and more:

    "Both Sidney (Crosby) and Matt Murray reached out to me," Tanev said. "It was awesome to chat with those guys for a little bit. I'm looking forward to finally meeting them in training camp .

  • @NHLFlyers • 2m

    Fansided: Where Do The Philadelphia Flyers Rank In The Metro On Paper?

    There's been a substantial amount of change in the Metro throughout this offseason. Top draft prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko have entered the fray while players such as P.K. Subban, Nikita Gusev, Jacob Trouba, and Semyon Varlamov have joined the Eastern Conference division as well. Artemi Panarin also stayed within the division even though he signed with a new team, going from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers.

    Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher did make moves to improve the roster this offseason in his own right, although nearly none of the players he brought in carry the same name value around the league as the talent mentioned above.

    There's been a substantial amount of change in the Metro throughout this offseason. Top draft prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko have entered the fray while players such as P.K. Subban, Nikita Gusev, Jacob Trouba, and Semyon Varlamov have joined the Eastern Conference division as well. Artemi Panarin also stayed within the division even though he signed with a new team, going from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers.

    Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher did make moves to improve the roster this offseason in his own right, although nearly none of the players he brought in carry the same name value around the league as the talent mentioned above.

  • @Senators • 2m

    Silver Seven: 20 in 2020: An Early Look at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft (#1-10)

    Is this article way too early? Absolutely. Is the 2020 NHL draft going to be much needed compensation for what's likely to be another treacherous season for the Ottawa Senators? Also yes.

    The Sens currently possess five selections in the first two rounds of next year's draft, including their own first round pick this time around. Luckily for them, the 2020 draft is shaping up to be one of the best in NHL history, with a crop of game-breaking talent at the top and incredible depth through the later rounds.

    In this two-part series I'll be taking a look at the projected top 20 players for next year's draft.

    Is this article way too early? Absolutely. Is the 2020 NHL draft going to be much needed compensation for what's likely to be another treacherous season for the Ottawa Senators? Also yes.

    The Sens currently possess five selections in the first two rounds of next year's draft, including their own first round pick this time around. Luckily for them, the 2020 draft is shaping up to be one of the best in NHL history, with a crop of game-breaking talent at the top and incredible depth through the later rounds.

    In this two-part series I'll be taking a look at the projected top 20 players for next year's draft.

  • @NYRangers • 2m

    Blue Seat Blogs: Rangers hire Gord Murphy as Hartford Wolf Pack Assistant Coach

    The coaching staff at Hartford just doubled in size, as the Rangers have announced that Gord Murphy has joined the Hartford Wolf Pack as an assistant coach. Murphy spent the last five seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach, the last two with newly hired Pack head caoch Kris Knoblauch. Murphy was fired in November of the past season as the Flyers cleaned house from the Ron Hextall era.

    Murphy worked primarily with the defensemen in Philly, and it is expected he will take on that role with the Pack as well.

    The coaching staff at Hartford just doubled in size, as the Rangers have announced that Gord Murphy has joined the Hartford Wolf Pack as an assistant coach. Murphy spent the last five seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach, the last two with newly hired Pack head caoch Kris Knoblauch. Murphy was fired in November of the past season as the Flyers cleaned house from the Ron Hextall era.

    Murphy worked primarily with the defensemen in Philly, and it is expected he will take on that role with the Pack as well.

  • Fansided: New York Islanders: Samuel Girard Contract Impact on Devon Toews

    The Colorado Avalanche just re-signed young puck-moving defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract. What does that have to do with the New York Islanders? Devon Toews.

    Girard is a smooth-skating defenseman, that moves the puck well out of the zone, and can be the quarterback on a power-play unit. Sounds just like Devon Toews, does it not?

    Girard still has a year left on his three-year ELC, but GM Joe Sakic didn't mess around and got him under contract ASAP. The Avalanche signed him to a seven-year $35 million contract. That's a $5 million AAV for the 21-year-old.

    The Colorado Avalanche just re-signed young puck-moving defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract. What does that have to do with the New York Islanders? Devon Toews.

    Girard is a smooth-skating defenseman, that moves the puck well out of the zone, and can be the quarterback on a power-play unit. Sounds just like Devon Toews, does it not?

    Girard still has a year left on his three-year ELC, but GM Joe Sakic didn't mess around and got him under contract ASAP. The Avalanche signed him to a seven-year $35 million contract. That's a $5 million AAV for the 21-year-old.

  • @NJDevils • 2m

    Fansided: New Jersey Devils: Nico Hischier's Breakout Year

    The New Jersey Devils know they have something special with Nico Hischeir. The 2017 number-one overall pick doesn't score at the clip of a Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews, and he is probably not gonna produce as much offense long term as his new teammate Jack Hughes. What he is going to do, is be exactly the type of center you need to be a championship contender.

    Hischier is no slouch offensively either. His next point will be his 100th career point and he has only played in 151 games played.

    The New Jersey Devils know they have something special with Nico Hischeir. The 2017 number-one overall pick doesn't score at the clip of a Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews, and he is probably not gonna produce as much offense long term as his new teammate Jack Hughes. What he is going to do, is be exactly the type of center you need to be a championship contender.

    Hischier is no slouch offensively either. His next point will be his 100th career point and he has only played in 151 games played.

  • @PredsNHL • 2m

    On the Forecheck: Report: Predators, Grimaldi Roughly $350k Apart on Contract

    After much speculation on the numbers, Elliot Friedman reported today that restricted free agent Rocco Grimaldi and the Nashville Predators sit roughly $350k apart on a new contract. According to Friedman, the Predators are looking to sign Grimaldi to just above the league minimum, while Grimaldi is hoping to sign for $1.25m per year. No term was specified.

    Quickly endearing himself to Predators fans for his constant hustle and work ethic, Rocco Grimaldi was a key cog in the Predators' bottom six this season. However, head coach Peter Laviolette often dropped him out of the lineup after the trade deadline brought Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds, and Cody McLeod into the roster.

    After much speculation on the numbers, Elliot Friedman reported today that restricted free agent Rocco Grimaldi and the Nashville Predators sit roughly $350k apart on a new contract. According to Friedman, the Predators are looking to sign Grimaldi to just above the league minimum, while Grimaldi is hoping to sign for $1.25m per year. No term was specified.

    Quickly endearing himself to Predators fans for his constant hustle and work ethic, Rocco Grimaldi was a key cog in the Predators' bottom six this season. However, head coach Peter Laviolette often dropped him out of the lineup after the trade deadline brought Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds, and Cody McLeod into the roster.

  • Fansided: Montreal Canadiens Jesse Ylonen Off To Strong Start in Finland

    The Montreal Canadiens have not been shy to acquire players from Finland over the past few seasons. They drafted Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. They have had Artturi Lehkonen as their property since selecting him in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Joel Armia was acquired from the Winnipeg Jets a year ago and Otto Leskinen was signed as an undrafted free agent in May.

    They also have Jesse Ylonen in the system. He was taken in the same draft as Kotkaniemi, 32 picks later in the second round.

    The Montreal Canadiens have not been shy to acquire players from Finland over the past few seasons. They drafted Jesperi Kotkaniemi third overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. They have had Artturi Lehkonen as their property since selecting him in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Joel Armia was acquired from the Winnipeg Jets a year ago and Otto Leskinen was signed as an undrafted free agent in May.

    They also have Jesse Ylonen in the system. He was taken in the same draft as Kotkaniemi, 32 picks later in the second round.

  • @mnwild • 2m

    My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Flames, Rangers, Red Wings and Wild

    Jim Matheson: Have heard that the Calgary Flames could have some interest in right-handed defenseman Alex Petrovic.

    <strong>Rangers still have trade options for more cap space</strong>

    Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Brendan Smith and Marc Staal had been buyout options for the New Rangers, but with the addition of righties Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox, made Kevin Shattenkirk more expendable.

    The Rangers do have some trade options to clear out more salary. Chris Kreider ($4.

    Jim Matheson: Have heard that the Calgary Flames could have some interest in right-handed defenseman Alex Petrovic.

    <strong>Rangers still have trade options for more cap space</strong>

    Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Brendan Smith and Marc Staal had been buyout options for the New Rangers, but with the addition of righties Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox, made Kevin Shattenkirk more expendable.

    The Rangers do have some trade options to clear out more salary. Chris Kreider ($4.

  • Fansided: Florida Panthers Need Scoring Balance Throughout 2019-20

    One particular area that has really limited the Florida Panthers over the years is the lack of scoring depth they have received from all four lines.

    Last season, the Panthers ranked ninth in goals per game with 3.22 goals, according to NHL.com. Their success in the offensive department comes in thanks to their first line of Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Evgenii Dadonov, who did the unquestionable amount of scoring last year.

    The Panthers' top line seems to never let the team down. Over the last few years especially, they have always done their part to ensure that enough offense is being created from a first-line standpoint.

    One particular area that has really limited the Florida Panthers over the years is the lack of scoring depth they have received from all four lines.

    Last season, the Panthers ranked ninth in goals per game with 3.22 goals, according to NHL.com. Their success in the offensive department comes in thanks to their first line of Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Evgenii Dadonov, who did the unquestionable amount of scoring last year.

    The Panthers' top line seems to never let the team down. Over the last few years especially, they have always done their part to ensure that enough offense is being created from a first-line standpoint.

  • My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers and Jesse Puljujarvi ... Minnesota Wild and Zach Parise

    Bob Stauffer: It is possible that Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi is at the Oilers training camp in September. The situation remains fluid and the Oilers can't just trade Puljujarvi for the sake of trading him.

    David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Ken Holland when asked if he'd be okay with keeping Puljujarvi if he asked to remain with the team.

    "I don't want to box myself into one position," he said. "So I'm going to operate today based on the information at hand.

    Bob Stauffer: It is possible that Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi is at the Oilers training camp in September. The situation remains fluid and the Oilers can't just trade Puljujarvi for the sake of trading him.

    David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Ken Holland when asked if he'd be okay with keeping Puljujarvi if he asked to remain with the team.

    "I don't want to box myself into one position," he said. "So I'm going to operate today based on the information at hand.

  • Winging It In Motown: An Updated, But Still Way Too Early Look at the Seattle Expansion Draft for the Red Wings

    Back in December, we took a look at the Seattle Expansion draft, set to take place in June of 2021.

    I was planning on taking another look at the Red Wings' expansion draft situation during the off-season, but when I sat down to do so, I realized that not really much has changed, at least in terms of who Detroit would protect if they had to make the decision today.

    So, this is going to be a quick update on that end, but more of a look into what Detroit's options for expansion draft protection mean for the team as Steve Yzerman enters his first season at the helm of the team he once captained.

    Back in December, we took a look at the Seattle Expansion draft, set to take place in June of 2021.

    I was planning on taking another look at the Red Wings' expansion draft situation during the off-season, but when I sat down to do so, I realized that not really much has changed, at least in terms of who Detroit would protect if they had to make the decision today.

    So, this is going to be a quick update on that end, but more of a look into what Detroit's options for expansion draft protection mean for the team as Steve Yzerman enters his first season at the helm of the team he once captained.