CHN Re-Draft: 2009 NHL Entry Draft

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# Team Selected CHN Re-Draft
1 New York Islanders John Tavares Victor Hedman (2)
2 Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman John Tavares (1)
3 Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene Matt Duchene (3)
4 Atlanta Thrashers Evander Kane Ryan O'Reilly (33)
5 Los Angeles Kings Brayden Schenn Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6)
6 Phoenix Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson Brayden Schenn (5)
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Nazim Kadri Evander Kane (4)
8 Dallas Stars Scott Glennie Nazim Kadri (7)
9 Ottawa Senators Jared Cowen Ryan Ellis (11)
10 Edmonton Oilers Magnus Paajarvi Marcus Johansson (24)
11 Nashville Predators Ryan Ellis Mattias Ekholm (102)
12 New York Islanders Calvin de Haan Mike Hoffman (130)
13 Buffalo Sabres Zack Kassian Kyle Palmieri (26)
14 Florida Panthers Dmitry Kulikov Tyson Barrie (64)
15 Anaheim Ducks Peter Holland Chris Kreider (19)
16 Minnesota Wild Nick Leddy Sami Vatanen (106)
17 St. Louis Blues David Rundblad Nick Leddy (16)
18 Montreal Canadiens Louis Leblanc Jakob Silfverberg (39)
19 New York Rangers Chris Kreider Tomas Tatar (60)
20 New Jersey Devils Jacob Josefson Reilly Smith (69)
21 Columbus Blue Jackets John Moore Calvin de Haan (12)
22 Vancouver Canucks Jordan Schroeder Anders Lee (152)
23 Calgary Flames Tim Erixon Dmitry Orlov (55)
24 Washington Capitals Marcus Johansson Craig Smith (98)
25 Boston Bruins Jordan Caron Erik Haula (182)
26 Anaheim Ducks Kyle Palmieri Cody Eakin (85)
27 Carolina Hurricanes Philippe Paradis Richard Panik (52)
28 Chicago Blackhawks Dylan Olsen David Savard (94)
29 Tampa Bay Lightning Carter Ashton Alex Chiasson (38)
30 Pittsburgh Penguins Simon Despres Dmitry Kulikov
# Bonus 2nd Round
31 New York Islanders Mikko Koskinen Robin Lehner (46)

CHN Re-Draft: 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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# Team Selected CHN Re-draft
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos Erik Karlsson (15)
2 Los Angeles Kings Drew Doughty Steven Stamkos (1)
3 Atlanta Thrashers Zach Bogosian Drew Doughty (2)
4 St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo Braden Holtby (93)
5 Toronto Maple Leafs Luke Schenn Alex Pietrangelo (4)
6 Columbus Blue Jackets Nikita Filatov John Carlson (27)
7 Nashville Predators Colin Wilson Roman Josi (38)
8 Phoenix Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Jordan Eberle (22)
9 New York Islanders Josh Bailey Derek Stepan (51)
10 Vancouver Canucks Cody Hodgson Adam Henrique (82)
11 Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach Jared Spurgeon (156)
12 Buffalo Sabres Tyler Myers Cam Atkinson (157)
13 Los Angeles Kings Colten Teubert Josh Bailey (9)
14 Carolina Hurricanes Zach Boychuk Mikkel Boedker (8)
15 Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson Slava Voynov (32)
16 Boston Bruins Joe Colborne Gustav Nyquist (121)
17 Anaheim Ducks Jake Gardiner Jake Gardiner (17)
18 Nashville Predators Chet Pickard Colin Wilson (7)
19 Philadelphia Flyers Luca Sbisa Tyler Myers (12)
20 New York Rangers Michael Del Zotto T.J. Brodie (114)
21 Washington Capitals Anton Gustafsson Justin Schultz (43)
22 Edmonton Oilers Jordan Eberle Tyler Ennis (26)
23 Minnesota Wild Tyler Cuma Travis Hamonic (53)
24 New Jersey Devils Mattias Tedenby Michael Del Zotto (20)
25 Calgary Flames Greg Nemisz Zach Bogosian (3)
26 Buffalo Sabres Tyler Ennis Zack Smith (79)
27 Washington Capitals John Carlson Jason Demers (126)
28 Phoenix Coyotes Viktor Tikhonov Jimmy Hayes (60)
29 Atlanta Thrashers Daultan Leveille Marco Scandella (55)
30 Detroit Red Wings Thomas McCollum Jake Allen (45)
# Bonus 2nd Round
31 Florida Panthers Jacob Markstrom Tommy Wingels (177)

CHN Re-Draft: 2007 NHL Entry Draft

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# Team Selected CHN Re-draft
1 Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Patrick Kane (1)
2 Phildelphia Flyers James van Riemsdyk PK Subban (43)
3 Phoenix Coyotes Kyle Turris Jamie Benn (129)
4 Los Angeles Kings Thomas Hickey Jakub Voracek (7)
5 Washington Capitals Karl Alzner Logan Couture (9)
6 Edmonton Oilers Sam Gagner Ryan McDonagh (12)
7 Columbus Blue Jackets Jakub Voracek Max Pacioretty (22)
8 Boston Bruins Zach Hamill James van Riemsdyk (2)
9 San Jose Sharks Logan Couture David Perron (11)
10 Florida Panthers Keaton Ellerby Evgenii Dadonov (71)
11 Carolina Hurricanes Brandon Sutter Wayne Simmonds (61)
12 Montreal Canadiens Ryan McDonagh Kevin Shattenkirk (14)
13 St. Louis Blues Lars Eller Kyle Turris (3)
14 Colorado Avalanche Kevin Shattenkirk Sam Gagner (6)
15 Edmonton Oilers Alex Plante Carl Hagelin (168)
16 Minnesota Wild Colton Gillies Alex Killorn (77)
17 New York Rangers Alexei Cherepanov Mikael Backlund (24)
18 St. Louis Blues Ian Cole Karl Alzner (5)
19 Anaheim Ducks Logan MacMillan Lars Eller (13)
20 Pittsburgh Penguins Angelo Esposito Brandon Sutter (11)
21 Edmonton Oilers Riley Nash Jake Muzzin (141)
22 Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty Paul Byron (179)
23 Nashville Predators Jonathon Blum Nick Bonino (173)
24 Calgary Flames Mikael Backlund Patrick Maroon (161)
25 Vancouver Canucks Patrick White Justin Braun (201)
26 St. Louis Blues David Perron Riley Nash (21)
27 Detroit Red Wings Brendan Smith Alec Martinez (95)
28 San Jose Sharks Nicholas Petrecki Ian Cole (18)
29 Ottawa Senators Jim O'Brien Carl Gunnarsson (194)
30 Phoenix Coyotes Nick Ross Nick Spaling (58)
# Bonus 2nd Round
31 Buffalo Sabres T.J. Brennan Thomas Hickey (4)

CHN Re-Draft: 1990 NHL Entry Draft

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The 1990 NHL Entry Draft is considered one of the best of all time with Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur leading the way.

# Team Selected CHN Re-draft
1 Quebec Nordiques Owen Nolan Jaromir Jagr (5)
2 Vancouver Canucks Petr Nedved Martin Brodeur (20)
3 Detroit Red Wings Keith Primeau Sergei Zubov (85)
4 Philadelphia Flyers Mike Ricci Keith Tkachuk (19)
5 Pittsburgh Penguins Jaromir Jagr Doug Weight (34)
6 New York Islanders Scott Scissons Slava Kovlov (45)
7 Los Angeles Kings Darryl Sydor Owen Nolan (1)
8 Minnesota North Stars Darian Hatcher Alexei Zhamnov (77)
9 Washington Capitals John Slaney Petr Nedved (2)
10 Toronto Maple Leafs Drake Berehowsky Darryl Sydor (7)
11 Calgary Flames Trevor Kidd Keith Primeau (3)
12 Montreal Canadiens Turner Stevenson Robert Lang (133)
13 New York Rangers Michael Stewart Derian Hatcher (8)
14 Buffalo Sabres Brad May Geoff Sanderson (36)
15 Hartford Whalers Mark Greig Bryan Smolinski (21)
16 Chicago Blackhawks Karl Dykhuis Mikael Renberg (40)
17 Edmonton Oilers Scott Allison Mike Ricci (4)
18 Vancouver Canucks Shawn Antoski Craig Conroy (123)
19 Winnipeg Jets Keith Tkachuk Felix Potvin (31)
20 New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur Andrei Kovalenko (148)
21 Boston Bruins Bryan Smolinski Jiri Slegr (23)
# 2nd Round Bonus
22 Quebec Nordiques Ryan Huges Jaroslav Modry (179)
23 Vancouver Canucks Jiri Slegr Jason York (129)
24 New Jersey Devils David Harlock Roman Turek (113)
25 Philadelphia Flyers Chris Simon Chris Simon (25)
26 Calgary Flames Nicolas Peureault Valeri Zelepukin (221)
27 New York Islanders Chris Taylor Brad May (14)
28 Los Angeles Kings Brandy Semchuk Ken Klee (177)
29 New Jersey Devils Chris Gotziaman Richard Smehlik (97)
30 Washington Capitals Rod Pasma Trevor Kidd (11)
31 Toronto Maple Leafs Felix Potvin Turner Stevenson (12)

CHN RE-DRAFT: 2006 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

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# Team Selected CHN Redraft
1 St. Louis Blues Erik Johnson Jonathan Toews (3)
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Jordan Staal Nicklas Backstrom (4)
3 Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews Claude Giroux (22)
4 Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom Phil Kessel (5)
5 Boston Bruins Phil Kessel Brad Marchand (71)
6 Columbus Blue Jackets Derick Brassard Jordan Staal (2)
7 New York Islanders Kyle Okposo Bryan Little (12)
8 Phoenix Coyotes Peter Mueller Milan Lucic (50)
9 Minnesota Wild James Sheppard Erik Johnson (1)
10 Florida Panthers Michael Frolik Derick Brassard (6)
11 Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Bernier Semyon Varlamov (23)
12 Atlanta Thrashers Bryan Little Nick Foligno (28)
13 Toronto Maple Leafs Jiri Tlusty Kyle Okposo (7)
14 Vancouver Canucks Michael Grabner Michael Frolik (10)
15 Tampa Bay Lightning Riku Helenius Artem Anisimov (54)
16 San Jose Sharks Ty Wishart Michael Grabner (14)
17 Los Angeles Kings Trevor Lewis Patrik Berglund (25)
18 Colorado Avalanche Chris Stewart Chris Stewart (18)
19 Anaheim Ducks Mark Mitera Mathieu Perreault (177)
20 Montreal Canadiens David Fischer Andrew MacDonald (160)
21 New York Rangers Bobby Sanguinetti Nikolai Kulemin (44)
22 Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux Jeff Petry (45)
23 Washinton Capitals Semyon Varlamov Steve Mason (69)
24 Buffalo Sabres Dennis Persson Jamie McGinn (36)
25 St. Louis Blues Patrik Berglund Cal Clutterbuck (72)
26 Calgary Flames Leland Irving Jonathan Bernier (11)
27 Dallas Stars Ivan Vishnevskiy James Reimer (99)
28 Ottawa Senators Nick Foligno Victor Stalberg (161)
29 Phoenix Coyotes Chris Summers Peter Mueller (8)
30 New Jersey Devils Matt Corrente Jiri Tlusty (13)

CHN Team of the Night - 2018/19

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  CHN Team of the Night - November 10th, 2018

CHN Team of the Night - November 10th, 2018

Standings

Forwards:

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Defencemen:

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Goaltenders:

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CHN Team of the Month

  CHN Team of the Month - October 2018

CHN Team of the Month - October 2018


CHN Team of the Week

  October 29th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018

October 29th, 2018 - November 4th, 2018

CHN Predictions 2018

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Atlantic Division

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  1. Toronto Maple Leafs

  2. Tampa Bay Lightning

  3. Florida Panthers

  4. Boston Bruins (WC)

  5. Buffalo Sabres

  6. Detroit Red Wings

  7. Montreal Canadiens

  8. Ottawa Senators

Metropolitan Division

  1. Washington Capitals

  2. Pittsburgh Penguins

  3. Columbus Blue Jackets

  4. Philadelphia Flyers (WC)

  5. Carolina Hurricanes

  6. New Jersey Devils

  7. New York Islanders

  8. New York Rangers

Central Division

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  1. Winnipeg Jets

  2. Nashville Predators

  3. Colorado Avalanche

  4. St. Louis Blues (WC)

  5. Dallas Stars

  6. Minnesota Wild

  7. Chicago Blackhawks

Pacific Division

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  1. San Jose Sharks

  2. Vegas Golden Knights

  3. Edmonton Oilers

  4. Arizona Coyotes (WC)

  5. Los Angeles Kings

  6. Calgary Flames

  7. Anaheim Ducks

  8. Vancouver Canucks

Hart Memorial Trophy

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  1. Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers

  2. Mark Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets

  3. Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

  4. Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

  5. Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs

  6. Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

  7. Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

  8. Antti Raanta - Arizona Coyotes

  9. Erik Karlsson - San Jose Sharks

  10. Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

Art Ross Trophy

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  1. Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers

  2. Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche

  3. Mark Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets

  4. Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

  5. Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs

  6. Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

  7. Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

  8. John Tavares - Toronto Maple Leafs

  9. Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

  10. Blake Wheeler - Winnipeg Jets

Rocket Richard Trophy

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  1. Patrik Laine - Winnipeg Jets

  2. Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

  3. Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs

  4. Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers

  5. Tyler Seguin - Dallas Stars

  6. Nikita Kucherov - Tampa Bay Lightning

  7. Brad Marchand - Boston Bruins

  8. Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins

  9. Max Pacioretty - Vegas Golden Knights

  10. William Karlsson - Vegas Golden Knights

Vezina Trophy

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  1. Sergei Bobrovsky - Columbus Blue Jackets

  2. Frederik Andersen - Toronto Maple Leafs

  3. Antti Raanta - Arizona Coyotes

  4. Andrei Vasilevskiy - Tampa Bay Lightning

  5. Brayden Holtby - Washington Capitals

  6. Connor Hellebuyck - Winnipeg Jets

  7. Martin Jones - San Jose Sharks

  8. Pekka Rinne - Nashville Predators

  9. Roberto Luongo - Florida Panthers

  10. Marc-Andre Fleury - Vegas Golden Knights

Norris Trophy

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  1. Erik Karlsson - San Jose Sharks

  2. Victor Hedman - Tampa Bay Lightning

  3. Roman Josi - Nashville Predators

  4. Drew Doughty - Los Angeles Kings

  5. Brent Burns - San Jose Sharks

  6. PK Subban - Nashville Predators

  7. Dougie Hamilton - Carolina Hurricanes

  8. John Carlson - Washington Capitals

  9. Aaron Ekblad - Florida Panthers

  10. John Klingberg - Dallas Stars

Selke Trophy

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  1. Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

  2. Patrice Bergeron - Boston Bruins

  3. Anze Kopitar - Los Angeles Kings

  4. Sean Couturier - Philadelphia Flyers

  5. Radek Faksa - Dallas Stars

  6. Jonathan Toews - Chicago Blackhawks

  7. William Karlsson - Vegas Golden Knights

  8. Brayden Point - Tampa Bay Lightning

  9. Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

  10. Ryan O’Reilly - St. Louis Blues

Lady Byng Trophy

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  1. Ryan O’Reilly - St. Louis Blues

  2. Aleksander Barkov - Florida Panthers

  3. Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs

  4. Anze Kopitar - Los Angeles Kings

  5. Johnny Gaudreau - Calgary Flames

  6. Marc-Edouard Vlasic - San Jose Sharks

  7. Jacob Slavin - Carolina Hurricanes

  8. William Karlsson - Vegas Golden Knights

  9. Alec DeBrincat - Chicago Blackhawks

  10. Evgeni Dadonov - Florida Panthers

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GM of the Year

  1. Doug Wilson - San Jose Sharks

  2. Dale Tallon - Florida Panthers

  3. John Chayka - Arizona Coyotes

Calder Trophy

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  1. Elias Pettersson - Vancouver Canucks

  2. Andrei Svechnikov - Carolina Hurricanes

  3. Rasmus Dahlin - Buffalo Sabres

  4. Miro Heiskanen - Dallas Stars

  5. Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Montreal Canadiens

  6. Casey Mittelstadt - Buffalo Sabres

  7. Brady Tkachuk - Ottawa Senators

  8. Anthony Cirelli - Tampa Bay Lightning

  9. Kailer Yamamoto - Edmonton Oilers

  10. Eeli Tolvanen - Nashville Predators

President’s Trophy: Winnipeg Jets
Prince of Wales Trophy: Toronto Maple Leafs
Clarence S Campbell Bowl: San Jose Sharks
Stanley Cup: San Jose Sharks

CHN Presents: Worst Hockey Mascots

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Alright, so lets take a look at some of of the worst mascots in hockey history, starting with the mascot that inspired the list…. Gritty the MethHead Muppet!

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Gritty looks like you Youppi cut off Elmo’s face and pasted it on, then someone gave him all the drugs and forced him to live in the streets of Philadelphia for a year.

The fact that this probably had to be approved by multiple people and no one questioned it is the most mind boggling thing here.

According to the Flyers website he is the son of a "bully," and has been hiding in Wells Fargo Center for years… watching you, just watching, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.

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Edit: I wrote this the day he was announced. After a few days and seeing the reaction to the character go from negative to meme, I’m going to give someone in the Flyers organization credit. Either they planned Gritty to be an internet sensation or they switch gears extremely quickly to turn into the skid. Either way, it is turning out to be a huge success for the Flyers, even if a few kids need to be scared to get there.


Scorch the Ember

When the Adirondack Flames introduced Scorch in 2014 he didn’t seem so bad. He was a little weird looking with a goofy face, but he was kid friendly and fit the team…. Then they unveiled his backstory. From Flames president Brian Petrovek’s apology letter:

“Earlier today we unveiled our new mascot Scorch. In an attempt to provide background material for the character who will be the face of our team, particularly with young fans, we crafted a story that Scorch was the remaining ember from the tragic fire that destroyed much of Glens Falls in 1864.” -

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I mean, sure not so bad, except to show this they unveiled him with a skit. And during this skit he murdered a firefighter…HE MURDERED A FIREFIGHTER.

"We also crafted a skit that helped to launch the new mascot — with the help of the Glens Falls Fire Department. While it seemed in good taste when it was on the drawing board, it is evident now that it was in poor taste.”

Yeah…no shit. Needless to say murdering firefighters as a way to appeal to children did not go over well and Scorch was extinguished five days later.


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Boomer the Cannon

No idea what the Columbus Blue Jackets were thinking when they unveiled the oddly inflatable Boomer in 2010.

  1. You guys have Stinger, who is one of the best mascots in the NHL.

  2. Rule 1 of having a mascot that is suppose to appeal to children, don’t make it look like a giant penis/bong.

I mean, that just seems like common sense. Boomer was decommissioned before seasons end.


Iceman

The mighty Iceman cometh, the Iceman leaveth.

Iceman was the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim’s secondary mascot for their inaugural…. two periods. He performed during a very 90’s, very Disney pregame ceremony that has to be seen to be believed.

The Mighty Ducks were down 5-1, the fans turned on the Iceman and the call was made by Disney’s Director of Entertainment, Mike Davis, to call it a night after the 2nd intermission. He was never seen or heard from again.

“We’ve . . . got to put some distance between that bad performance and the crowd. At this point, it wouldn’t matter if he was Neil Diamond up there, he’d still get booed.” - Mighty Ducks President Tony Tavares.

Well, at least the primary mascot introduced that night was Wild Wing.


Penguin Pete

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The story of Penguin Pete is sad more than anything.

Pete the Penguin was on loan to the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo and made two appearances with the club in 1967/68.

That offseason they had specially made skates commissioned for him from CCM Canada with the attention of teaching him to skate to lead the team out on opening night. However, Pete never heard how to skate as he was more interested in sliding on his belly.

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Pete was suppose to be a mainstay in 1968/69, but ended up making his final appearance on November 16th.

You see, Pete was a Ecuadorian Penguin and was not used to the cold. He was returned to the Pittsburgh Zoo and contracted pneumonia, passing away on November 23rd. He was then stuffed and put on display in The Igloo, where he was reportedly later discarded in the trash.

A sad end to the Penguins first mascot.

Let me tell you all the story of Penguin Pete,
Knock-kneed and bow-legged, with skates on his feet.
On the rink he waddled as game time would draw near,
Pittsburgh’s crowds were small but those fans sure did cheer.
Yet poor Pete was from the tropics, rather than the South Pole,
And one day, wouldn’t you know it? He came down with quite the cold.
They took him to the zoo, where they put him to straight to bed,
and a few days later, little Pete the mascot was quite surely dead.

CHN Takes a Look at the Remaining 5 RFAs

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1)    William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

Nylander is reportedly looking for around $8 million per season, which seems unrealistic, while the Maple Leafs are looking at a much more realistic $6 million per season. Nylander is 22 and coming off back-to-back 61 point seasons, which is no small feat, even if those numbers may have been inflated a bit by playing with Auston Matthews.

Lets look at some comparisons. 

Sean Monahan – 7-years, $6.375 million AAV – Coming off a 62 and 63 point season
Nathan MacKinnon – 7-years, $6.3 million AAV – Coming off a 63 and 38 point season
Nikolaj Ehlers – 7-years, $6 million AAV – Coming off a 38 and 64 point season
Mark Scheifele – 8-years, $6.125 million AAV – Coming off a 49 and 61 point season 
Dylan Larkin – 5-year, $6.1 million AAV – Coming off a 32 and 63 point season 


Conclusion: Nylander should probably take the Maple Leafs offer, probably around $6.5 million on a long term deal. $8 million is a bit much. Term wise it should be between 5 and 7 years. If Nylander is extremely confident in himself he takes shorter term, but it would be in everyone’s best interest to go long term.

2)    Sam Reinhart, Buffalo Sabres

Reinhart is basically William Nylander but with Jack Eichel instead of Auston Mattews to play with, which apparently translates to about ten less points per season. Reinhart is coming off a 47 and 50 point season. 

Lets look at some comparisons. 

All the ones above, -$500,000. 

Conclusion: This one should be easy. $5.5 million to $6 million is they are feeling confident and call it a day. Should be at least a 5-year deal, preferably 7 if you are the club. 

3)    Miles Wood, New Jersey Devils

Wood is one-year older and has about half as many points as Nylander and Reinhart. He is coming off a 17 and 32 point season, which was considering his breakout year. Even if he continues to progress he will be hard pressed to hit the 50-point mark. 

Lets look at some comparisons.

Ondrej Kase – 3-years, $2.6 million AAV – Coming off a 15 and 38 point season. 
Andre Burakovsky – 2-years, $3 million AAV – Coming off a 38 and 35 point season.
Connor Brown – 3-years, $2.1 million AAV - Coming off a 6 and 36 point season. 
Radek Faksa – 3-years, $2.2 million AAV – Coming off a 26 and 33 point season. 
Calle Jarnkrok – 6-years, $2 million AAV - Coming off a 18 and 30 point season.

Conclusion: He should probably take a 2-3 year bridge deal with an AAV of $2.5 million. I would not suggest going the Jarnkrok route unless you have little confidence in your ability to improve. Call it a day and eat some pickles with Coleman.  

4)    Nick Ritchie, Anaheim Ducks

Ritchie is similar to Wood as he put up 28 and 27 point seasons coming into this year. The difference is that Ritchie came out stronger and then didn’t improve. That being said, the comparable should be similar. 

Lets look at some comparisons.

See Above: Not too far above though, don’t pass Wood, for god sakes don’t pass Wood. 

Conclusion: Do your bridge deal and go home. Quite frankly it should not have gotten this far to begin with. 2-3 year, $2-$2.5 million, eat some pickles with Wood and Coleman.  

5)    Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights

The lone defensive holdout for this seasons UFA’s Shea Theodore’s comparables go a whole lot clearer in the last 24-hours. Though out of the three RFA defencemen that were on the table he is the closest to that long term, bigger money contract they all seek. 

Lets look at some comparisons… only two needed. 

Darnell Nurse – 2-years, $3.2 million AAV
Josh Morrissey – 2-years, $3.15 million AAV

Conclusion: If Theodore was asking for more than a 2-year bridge deal that was worth more than $3.5 million, he should probably just pack it in. 






A Trade Retrospective of the Anaheim Ducks

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The Beginnings of a Legend: February 7th, 1996

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquire Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard and a 1996 4th round pick round pick from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and a 1996 3rd round pick.

Tverdovsky would be dealt back to Anaheim on June 26th, 1999 for Travis Green and a 1999 1st round pick (Scott Kelman) going to the Phoenix Coyotes. 

I think this one is pretty self explanatory.


Doing Wrong by Zezel: March 23rd, 1999

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquire Peter Zezel from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for future considerations. 

Zezel had requested a trade to an Eastern Conference team at the 1999 trade deadline to be closer to his niece Jilliann, who was terminally ill with cancer in Toronto. Instead, Canucks general manager Brian Burke dealt Zezel to Anaheim, the furthest market from Toronto in the league. Zezel refused to report to Anaheim, the trade was voided, he immediately announced his retirement and returned home to Toronto. 

Facing media criticism, the Canucks bought out the remainder of Zezel’s contract, ensuring he got paid the remaining $110,000 owed to him and made a matching donation of $110,000 to a charity for children with terminal illness.


Solidifying the Crease: June 10th, 2000

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquire goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2000 2nd round pick.

Giguere went on to play 447 games with the Anaheim Ducks, winning the 2003 Conn Smythe Trophy in one of the saddest pictures of all time and finally the 2007 Stanley Cup. In 2008 he finished a career best 4thin voting for the Vezina Trophy, behind Martin Brodeur, Evgeni Nabokov and Henrik Lundqvist. 

Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames flipped that 2ndround pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Miika Elomo and a 2000 4thround pick (Levente Szuper). Neither Elomo or Szuper ever played another NHL game. 


Unexpectedly Solid: March 5th, 2001

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquire Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields and a 2003 2nd round pick  from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Teemu Selanne. 

Friesen would play 114 uneventful games in Anaheim before being dealt, along with Oleg Tverdovsky -  man the Ducks loved to deal Tverdovsky -  and Maxim Balmochnykh, on July 6th, 2002 to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Petr Sykora, Mike Commodore, Jean-Francois Damphousse and Igor Pohanka. 

On March 11th, 2003 they would flip Mike Commodore and Jean-Francois Damphousse to the Calgary Flames for Rob Niedermayer, a deal that inadvertently was a big part of their eventual Stanley Cup run.

That 2003 2nd round pick was packaged with a 2003 3rd round pick and sent to Dallas Stars for a 2003 1st round pick on June 21st, 2003. That pick would be used to select Corey Perry. 

Steve Shields was sent to the Boston Bruins for nothing important. 

Meanwhile, Selanne never really clicked in San Jose, leaving as a free agent after two unremarkable seasons by his standards. He returned to Anaheim on August 22nd, 2005 as a free agent.


Underrated Trade: November 15th, 2005

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim’s high profile signing of Sergei Fedorov on July 19th, 2003 was suppose to be the missing piece of the puzzle after their heartbreaking loss in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final. However, this was not meant to be. Anaheim finished with 11 fewer wins than the previous season and missed the playoffs by 15-points. 

Just 5-games into the 2004/05 season the Mighty Ducks’ made an unexpected move, sending Fedorov and a 2006 5th round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Francois Beauchemin and Tyler Wright. Beauchemin went on to play parts of 10 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks during three different stints, helping them in the 2007 Stanley Cup. 

Meanwhile, Fedorov’s career continued to regress over three seasons with the Blue Jackets and he was later dealt to the Washington Capitals for Theo Ruth….. Ruth never played an NHL game. 

So, the Anaheim Ducks essentially traded Sergei Fedorov for Francois Beauchemin straight up and objectively won the trade. 
 

Another Piece to the Puzzle: July 3rd, 2006

And a big piece of the puzzle, I’m talking like a quarter of the damn puzzle. 

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Chris Pronger from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid, a 2007 1stround pick, 2008 2ndround pick and a 2008 conditional 1stround pick if the Ducks make the Stanley Cup Final… which they did big thanks to Pronger. 

On top of immediately helping the Ducks win a Stanley Cup, Pronger played 220 games with the club, recording 150 points. 

The Oilers didn’t quite have the same success. 

They dealt Lupul and Jason Smith to Philadelphia for Joni Pitkanen, who they flipped to Carolina for Erik Cole, who they flipped back to Carolina for Patrick O'Sullivan, who they flipped to Phoenix for Jim Vandermeer, who played 62 games and left as a free agent, and Geoff Sanderson, who retired after 41 games. 

Smid played 397 games with the Oilers, but never fully lived up to his 9thoverall pick status. He was dealt to the Calgary Flames on November 8th, 2013 in just the 2ndtrade between the two clubs in history. 

Edmonton dealt the 2007 1stand a 2007 2ndto the Phoenix Coyotes for the Coyotes 2007 1st, which they used to pick Riley Smith. The Coyotes picked Nick Ross with their 1stand Joel Gistedt with their 2nd, neither of which played in the NHL, so clean win for the Oilers…. Not quite, they would trade Smith before he even signed a contract to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2010 2ndround pick, which turned out to be Martin Marincin, So, still kind of a win. 

The Oilers dealt the 2008 2nd round pick to the New York Islanders for Allan Rourke and a 2008 3rd…. the New York Islanders used that 2nd to select Travis Hamonic. Rourke played 13 games for the Oilers. 

They used their conditional 2008 1stround pick to select Jordan Eberle. The Oilers developed Eberle into a solid top six forward before dealing him to the New York Islanders for Ryan Strome. At some point in 2008 the Oilers became the Islanders NHL affiliate, a relationship that continues to this day. 


Bad Trade: February 26th, 2009

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Ryan Whitney from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi. 

The Ducks flipped Whitney and a 2010 6th to Edmonton the following year for Lubomir Visnovsky. Who had a nice little year and a half run with with Ducks before being traded to the New York Islanders for a 2nd, presumably as a condition of the Oilers development program with the Islanders. 

Meanwhile, Kunitz turned out to be the ying to Sidney Crosby’s yang. He would play his next 569 games with the Penguins, winning three Stanley Cups. Eric Tangradi never won a Stanley Cup, but has been a good little AHL solider for multiple teams over the years. 


Full Circle: June 26th, 2009

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, a 2009 1st rounder, a 2010 1st rounder and a conditional 2010 3rd rounder from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle. 

Three years after sending Lupul to Edmonton for Pronger the Ducks sent Pronger to Philadelphia for Lupul. Lupul would miss much of the next season with a back injury before being dealt to Toronto with Jake Gardiner, but more on that later. 

The Ducks sent their 2009 1st rounder to Columbus for a 2009 1stand a 2nd. With those picks they selected Kyle Palmieri and Mat Clark. One of those two became a regular NHLer, too bad they didn’t hit their stride until being dealt to New Jersey. The 2010 1st rounder turned into Emerson Etem. The 2010 3rd was conditional on the Flyers winning the 2010 Stanley Cup…. so the Flyers kept that one. 

Pronger played well over 145 games with Philly before concussions ended his NHL career and he was shipped off to the NHL retirement home in Arizona. 
 

Lupul Today, Gone Tomorrow: February 9th, 2010

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Francois Beauchemin from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Joffrey Lupul and Jake Gardiner. 

So, Lupul and Gardiner went to Toronto. Long story short, Gardiner is the scapegoat for Leafs fans now and Lupul is on a permanent residency on Robidas Island. 

Beauchemin’s 2nd stint in Anaheim wasn’t quite as successful as his first as it didn't end in Stanley Cup glory and he left in free agency after four seasons. He did, however, finish 4th in Norris Trophy voting in 2013, marking his best individual season. 


Draft Day Magic: June 24th, 2011

The Anaheim Ducks acquire the 30th overall pick and the 39 thoverall pick in 2011 NHL draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the 22nd overall pick. 

The Toronto Maple Leafs really wanted Tyler Biggs, enough they were willing to trade up to get him… that went well. 

In return the Ducks used the 30th and 39th picks to select Rickard Rakell and John Gibson. 

Even trade? 


Short Term Loss, Long Term Gain: July 5th, 2013

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a 2014 4th round pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Bobby Ryan. 

Another win for the Ducks as Silfverberg has become a consistent secondary threat in the years since, good for about 40-50 points a year, but Noesen was lost to the Devils off waivers. The 1stround pick was used to select Nick Ritchie, who is slowly finding his role. 

Bobby Ryan had three strong years for the Senators before injuries derailed his career. Now the Senators are having trouble finding a team to pay to take him off their hands. 


Kesler.. Just Kesler: June 27th, 2014

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Ryan Kesler and a 2015 3rd rounder from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, a 2014 1st rounder and a 2014 3rd rounder. 

Kesler was fitting in nicely with the Ducks until injuries caught up to him last season and his offence dwindled. The 3rd rounder became Deven Sideroff, who will be lucky to play an NHL game. 

Bonino was flipped from Vancouver to Pittsburgh and won himself a couple of Stanley Cups. Sbisa was taken by Vegas in the expansion draft and was in and out of the lineup. The 1st rounder became Jared McCann, who was flipped to Florida after a cup of tea and finally the 3rd rounded was flipped to New York for Derek Dorsett. 


Expansion Woes: June 21st, 2017

The Anaheim Ducks give the Vegas Golden Knights Shea Theodore to ensure they select Clayton Stoner in the Expansion Draft. 

Yeah, they are probably going to regret that. 


Even Stevens: November 30th, 2017

The Anaheim Ducks acquire Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 3rd rounder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Sami Vatanen and a conditional 3rd. 

Henrique and Vatanen are the focal points of this trade and both players thrived with the change of scenery, making this a rare trade that works out for everyone. At least in the short term. 

CHN: Subjective Ranking of Every 1st Overall Pick Ever

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CHN’s Early Morning Extremely Subjective Ranking of Every 1st Overall Pick Ever.

1st - Mario Lemieux - Pittsburgh Penguins, 1984

2nd - Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins, 2005

3rd - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens, 1971

4th - Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals, 2004

5th - Denis Potvin - New York Islanders, 1973

6th - Connor McDavid - Edmonton Oilers, 2015

7th - Dale Hawerchuk - Winnipeg Jets, 1981

8th - Eric Lindros - Quebec Nordiques, 1991

9th - Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks, 2007

10th - Gilbert Perreault - Buffalo Sabres, 1970

11th - Mats Sundin - Quebec Nordiques, 1989

12th - Joe Thornton - Boston Bruins, 1997

13th - Mike Modano, Minnesota North Stars, 1988

14th - Pierre Turgeon - Buffalo Sabres, 1987

15th - Taylor Hall - Edmonton Oilers, 2010

16th - Steven Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning, 2008

17th - John Tavares - New York Islanders, 2009

18th - Ilya Kovalchuk - Atlanta Thrashers - 2001

19th - Bobby Smith - Minnesota North Stars, 1978

20th - Marc-Andre Fleury - Pittsburgh Penguins, 2003

21st - Rick Nash - Columbus Blue Jackets, 2002

22nd - Auston Matthews - Toronto Maple Leafs, 2016

23rd - Nathan MacKinnon - Colorado Avalanche, 2013

24th - Vincent Lecavalier - Tampa Bay Lightning, 1998

25th - Owen Nolan - Quebec Nordiques, 1990

26th - Wendel Clark - Toronto Maple Leafs, 1985

27th - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Edmonton Oilers, 2011

28th - Ed Jovanovski - Florida Panthers, 1994

29th - Aaron Ekblad - Florida Panthers, 2014

30th - Rob Ramage - Colorado Rockies, 1979

31st - Roman Hamrlík - Tampa Bay Lightning, 1992

32nd - Rejean Houle - Montreal Canadiens, 1969

33rd - Mel Bridgman - Philadelphia Flyers, 1975

34th - Erik Johnson - St. Louis Blues, 2006

35th - Dale McCourt - Detroit Red Wings, 1977

36th - Nico Hischier - New Jersey Devils, 2017

37th - Chris Phillips - Ottawa Senators, 1996

38th - Rick DiPietro - New York Islanders, 2000

39th - Joe Murphy - Detroit Red Wings, 1986

40th - Bryan Berard - Ottawa Senators, 1995

41st - Billy Harris - New York Islanders, 1972

42nd - Alexandre Daigle - Ottawa Senators, 1993

43rd - Rick Green - Washington Capitals, 1975

44th - Barry Gibbs - Boston Bruins, 1966

45th - Brian Lawton - Minnesota North Stars, 1983

46th - Doug Wickenheiser - Montreal Canadiens, 1980

47th - Nail Yakupov - Edmonton Oilers, 2012

48th - Michel Plasse - Montreal Canadiens, 1968

49th - Garry Monahan, Montreal Canadiens - 1963

50th - Patrik Stefan - Atlanta Thrashers, 1999

51st - Gord Kluzak - Boston Bruins, 1982

52nd - Greg Joly - Washington Capitals, 1974

53rd - Rasmus Dahlin - Buffalo Sabres, 2018

53rd - Rick Pagnutti - Los Angeles Kings - 1967

54th - Andre Veilleux - New York Rangers, 1965

55th - Claude Gauthier - Detroit Red Wings - 1964

Dahlin, Hischier, Matthews, McDavid, Ekblad and MacKinnon’s are a little too soon to make any real placement.

So their placements are a mix of their weakest career projection with where they would fall if they blew out their knee tomorrow.