1. San Jose Sharks Take Away Captaincy from Joe Thornton in Latest PR Move

    The offseason of the San Jose Sharks has been like a guy who starts a fight outside a bar, only the guy has zero intention of engaging in fisticuffs...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 2 days ago 11,448 reads 42 comments

  2. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Are the Boston Bruins Still Stanley Cup Contenders?

    This has quietly been a very disappointing offseason for the Boston Bruins . That’s surprising on its own, as the Bruins have become one of the model organizations in recent years and won the Presidents' Trophy in 2013-14...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 4 days ago 7,628 reads 25 comments

  3. Red Wings Make the Smart Move by Giving Ken Holland a 4-Year Extension

    The Detroit Red Wings and Ken Holland put an end to any speculation that this would be the general manager’s final season with the organization, as Holland signed a four-year ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 8 days ago 3,241 reads 33 comments

  4. 1 Bold Prediction for Every NHL Team in the 2014-15 Season

    Fortune favors the bold—unless those bold moves fail to pan out, which is usually the case with bold moves...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 9 days ago 110,127 reads 258 comments

  5. Martin Brodeur's Options in NHL Free Agency Remain Limited; Retirement Coming?

    With a week remaining in July, Martin Brodeur remains without an NHL home. If he was holding out hope at a return to New Jersey for the 2014-15 season, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello just about shut the door on that possibility on Tuesday..

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 29 days ago 14,912 reads 48 comments

  6. Ranking the 28 Active NHL Players Most Likely to Make the Hockey Hall of Fame

    It's late July and there's not much happening in the hockey world, so let's enjoy a fun slideshow that won't upset anyone and will serve to entertain and pay homage to some of the best players in the NHL today...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 77,398 reads 347 comments

  7. Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Bargain NHL Signings Are Both Great and Meaningless

    Last week, the hockey world looked more like people storming a Target on Black Friday, as people fought and stumbled over one another in an effort to praise two signings by the Nashville Predators...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 24,072 reads 41 comments

  8. Is Anyone Having a Better 2013-14 Offseason Than the New York Islanders?

    The New York Islanders are having a wonderful offseason—a persuasive case can be made that no team has done more to improve itself this summer via trade and free agency—but it hasn’t been perfect...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 19,395 reads 87 comments

  9. The San Jose Sharks' Weird Offseason and How It Sets Them Up for 2014-15

    It’s been almost three months since the San Jose Sharks were eliminated from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in spectacular fashion...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 16,353 reads 24 comments

  10. 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...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 9,176 reads 38 comments

  11. Hit or Miss for Every NHL Team's Biggest Move So Far in the 2014 Offseason

    We are nearly two weeks beyond the start of free agency, and for some teams, the offseason began in April. Now seems like as good a time as any to begin judging each team's best offseason moves...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 65,513 reads 129 comments

  12. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews Contracts Keep Blackhawks in Line for Dynasty

    Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane became the first $10 million men of the NHL 's salary-cap era Wednesday, signing eight-year, $84 million extensions with the Chicago Blackhawks ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 15,474 reads 70 comments

  13. Will Washington Capitals Be Better in 2014-15 After Free-Agent Spending Spree?

    The Washington Capitals identified a glaring weakness on their roster, and new general manager Brian MacLellan strengthened that fragile link in the chain...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 6,502 reads 22 comments

  14. Why Offer Sheets Will Be Extremely Rare in the 2014 NHL Offseason

    Signing a player to an offer sheet is a great idea in principle but is rarely practical or fruitful, like hitchhiking at night or a live-action Garfield movie...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 9,803 reads 10 comments

  15. How Bad NHL Teams in Small Markets Are Finding Ways to Improve in 2014 Offseason

    Brad Richards, the fifth-leading scorer among unrestricted free agents this summer with 20 goals and 51 points in 2013-14, signed for relative peanuts with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 24,004 reads 46 comments

  16. Talent Gap Between Western, Eastern Conferences Widening in 2014 NHL Offseason

    Since the NHL 's second lockout that wiped the 2004-05 season from existence, the Western Conference has been using the Eastern Conference as a punching bag, thoroughly dominating the inferior grouping for nearly a decade...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 35,713 reads 94 comments

  17. Winners and Losers from the 1st Day of 2014 NHL Free Agency

    Individually, the big winner on the first day of NHL free agency is Matt Niskanen, who signed a seven-year, $40.25 million deal with the Washington Capitals, the biggest contract of the day...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 93,532 reads 237 comments

  18. Dallas Stars Take Huge Step Forward with Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky Acquisitions

    For the second summer in a row, the Dallas Stars have landed an elite center via trade. About two hours later, they also landed a scoring wing to play with that center...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 5,479 reads 6 comments

  19. NHL Free Agents 2014 Tracker: Rumors and Destinations for Top 30 Players

    The first three days of free agency saw just about every big name pack up his bag and move. After three days, there are still four of our top 30 free agents in need of contracts: Dustin Penner, David Legwand, Derek Roy and Andre Benoit...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 247,340 reads 145 comments

  20. NHL Free Agents 2014 Signings: Tracking Every Team's Moves

    The trilogy of our free agency coverage has reached its conclusion in this slideshow. Day 1 was the star with over 90 signings. Day 2 trickled to a quarter of that and Day 3 was the post-dinner hiccup with only eight signings...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 123,105 reads 92 comments

  21. 2014 NHL Draft Results: Biggest Winners and Losers

    Just about every fan feels like a winner after the NHL draft. You can look over the mind-blowing junior numbers of the player your team just selected and imagine them doing something similar for your favorite NHL team...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 71,740 reads 124 comments

  22. Penguins Deal James Neal to Nashville: The Rare Deal in Which Neither Team Wins

    Is it possible for both teams to come away as losers in the same trade? The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday proved that it can be done...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 24,786 reads 47 comments

  23. Ryan Kesler Trade: Ducks Get Bigger, Better in Effort to Compete with Kings

    There's some good news and some bad news for Ryan Kesler on Friday. The good news: Kesler has been traded from the tailspinning Vancouver Canucks to the Anaheim Ducks , ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 10,088 reads 32 comments

  24. NHL Free Agents Most Likely to Get Big Money in 2014 Offseason

    Pictured above are former Buffalo Sabres stars Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek, who were both traded this past season (Vanek twice) and are now among the best unrestricted free agents available this summer...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 17,448 reads 15 comments

  25. 2014 NHL Awards: The Winners, Losers and Those That Didn't Deserve Votes

    There's nothing quite like the pageantry and majesty of the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. You simply can't find that mix of elite, well-dressed athletes, an elderly performer in ...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 1 month ago 9,714 reads 14 comments