NHL teams are especially interested in trade talks with the Dallas Stars regarding Patrick Eaves, and it’s not because of his stellar beard-per-capita. Nope, it’s instead that he provides such excellent bang for the buck. You won’t find many players who already have 20+ goals and are making just $1 million, particularly outside of the artificial ceiling created by entry-level contracts. Eaves, 32, is enjoying arguably the year of his career, but it’s that bargain price that makes him the Stars’ best bargaining chip (and maybe one of the best in all of the league), according to Pierre LeBrun during the latest round of TSN’s Insider Trading. Interesting, Eaves could conceivably present a now vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin does the micro version, which is to take over individual shifts in a game – and sometimes, it’s the most important shift of the night. Bear witness to this overtime shift from Drouin on Sunday that resulted in the game-winning goal with 3:19 left in overtime, handing the Lightning a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Here is that incredible final shift by Jonathan Drouin in its entirety.
As Andre Burakovsky watched the game in his apartment on Saturday, the Capitals forward trio he’d typically be a part of hopped onto the ice with less than two minutes left in the second period in Detroit. Zach Sanford, playing for the injured Burakovsky at third-line right wing, snapped Lars Eller’s pass into the net for his second NHL goal in as many games. Sanford’s quick trigger in that moment even resembled Burakovsky’s. Burakovsky’s hand injury was unfortunate news for a young forward who was playing some of his best hockey this season and for a Washington team that was on a roll. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that with the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the Capitals can