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His numbers have softened since, having not reached 40 points the past five seasons. There’s no denying the talent is there, and knowing the Capitals signed defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to big money this past offseason, Green would appear to be in line for a huge free-agent payday at just 29 years old. Current Statistics (as of 11/27/14): 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points Current Cap Hit: $4,150,000 Notes: In what will be a paper-thin free-agent class for wingers, Chris Stewart may be the best not named Martin St. Louis . It’s very hard to evaluate a player’s performance when he plays for the hapless Sabres. Stewart is no different, as he’s capable of contributing at least 15 goals per season behind a competent lineup. What makes Stewart an intriguing player is the fact that he’s never played a season with premier linemates, yet he has produced quality numbers. In his last year with the Avalanche in 2009-10, Stewart scored 28 goals and notched 64 points. The Sabres are likely to trade Stewart midseason for prospects. Though it’s conceivable the team Stewart is traded to will resign him at the end of the season, it’s more likely Stewart with test an open market that lacks quality wingers. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2282432-nhl-free-agents-who-will-score-big-contracts-next-summer

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(AP) — The Anaheim Ducks , strapped for healthy defensemen, acquired 16-year veteran Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015 draft. The 35-year-old Brewer was the fifth overall pick in the 1997 draft by the New York Islanders . He also played for Edmonton and St. Louis, where he was captain for three seasons. He was in the playoffs twice with the Oilers and twice with the Lightning. Brewer’s arrival can’t come soon enough for the Ducks. Francois Beauchemin is sidelined for a minimum of four to six weeks because of a broken finger on his right hand, which occurred when he blocked a slap shot by T.J. Brodie during Tuesday night’s 3-2 victory over Calgary. In addition, Clayton Stoner missed his third straight game on Friday because of the mumps. Defenseman Jesse Blacker made his NHL debut during Friday’s matinee against the Chicago Blackhawks after getting promoted from Norfolk of the AHL. Sports & Recreation source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ducks-acquire-brewer-lightning-215942461–nhl.html

“Very comparable to what happened here last year. We got a lot of chances, got a lot of sniffs around the net and came out on the wrong side. Today it was nice to come out ahead.” Pickard, making his first start after winning two games in relief of Reto Berra , kept the Avalanche in the game with a career-high 42 saves. He left for an extra skater with 2:15 remaining, but Colorado couldn’t tie it. Ryan O’Reilly and Max Talbot scored for the Avalanche, who had won two consecutive games. “I should have had a lot more,” O’Reilly said. “The goal was definitely nice, but I still need to keep working harder and do a lot more things better.” Colorado tied it 2-all on O’Reilly’s third goal of the season at 3:36 of the third. Chicago stepped up the pressure but Pickard kept it a tie game until Bickell’s go-ahead goal at 14:43 on a pass from Kane. “Duncan (Keith) threw kind of a half-decent pass to Kane and he picked it up,” Bickell said. “I don’t know how he was handling it when it was bouncing, but he made a play and got the puck to the net.” Until then it appeared Pickard might steal a win for Colorado. He kept the Blackhawks off the board in the first period and made four of his 13 saves in the first 20 minutes on Marian Hossa , who had several chances. Hossa finished with a game-high nine shots. source: http://stats.denver.cbslocal.com/nhl/recap.asp?lg=NHL&g=2014112617&ref=rec&tm=17&src=NHL

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The defense has been more of an issue than the offense, as evidenced by the fact that the Maple Leafs are an impressive fourth in the league in goals per game but 22nd in goals against. Whether that means they will target defensive improvements remains to be seen, but expect some type of move from Toronto before the deadline. Los Angeles Kings Chris Szagola/Associated Press The Fourth Period also passed along the latest on the Los Angeles Kings in a separate piece: Kings GM Dean Lombardi would like to add a No.2 or No.3 defenseman, with just over $4 million in available salary cap space to play with. The Kings had been taking calls on center Mike Richards, prior to receiving cap relief from Voynov being placed on the equivalent of long-term IR. It’s unclear if he’s still in play, but two separate league executives told TFP the Kings will need to part with a “solid roster player” in order to acquire a top-tier defenseman. Slava Voynovs loss has certainly been felt on the defensive side, and the same report suggested that some of the Kings prospectssuch as Nick Shore, Valentin Zykov and Adrian Kempecould be potential trade chips. What should the Kings do? Keep the roster intact Submit Vote vote to see results What should the Kings do? Keep the roster intact 0% Total votes: 0 The defending champs are 11-6-4 in the early going, but they are fresh off a 5-4 loss to the Dallas Stars. The defense struggled in that contest, and it was clear that there is a need for some more depth in the blue-line area. Packaging any youngsters in a trade may compromise some of the future, but the Kings are in win-now mode, especially after taking home the Stanley Cup last season. Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Darren Dreger of TSN.ca provided an update on the Edmonton Oilers potential plans: Among Oilers trade targets…David Perron. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2279303-nhl-rumors-latest-trade-speculation-from-around-the-league

 

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