The Carolina Hurricanes announced Tuesday that the team has signed defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four-year, $18.2 million deal. Based on his career so far in the NHL, it can be said that he improves an already stout Hurricanes defense. The addition of Dougie Hamilton was already a strong improvement on the blue line,
In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are letting teams chat with Erik Karlsson about a contract extension, the Leafs are looking to upgrade their defense and might have a target in mind and the Bruins might be shopping one of the more high-profile blueliners. What’s Happening With Erik Karlsson? After failing to get Erik
At the beginning of the 2017-18 season, the Montreal Canadiens placed Victor Mete with Shea Weber on the top defensive pairing. Mete, a left-shot defenceman, was an ideal fit to play alongside Weber, a right-hand shot. Also, Mete’s speed and ability to move the puck suited Weber’s shutdown, defensive-minded game. The two had good chemistry.
If there was a glaring weakness on the Vancouver Canucks’ roster last year, it was that big black hole on defence. Although Travis Green’s up-tempo style resulted in more offensive chances, the Canucks’ defence was more porous than that of the 2016-17 squad—not a dubious designation considering that the Canucks gave up the second-most goals in
With more than a quarter of the season in the rearview mirror, the question, “Who are these Boston Bruins” remains unanswered. A debilitating string of injuries have temporarily disrupted Boston’s plans for a youth movement. Rookies have been thrust from their intended complimentary roles into prominent ones before they too landed on the shelf. The development