• Ripple effect of Patrick Sharp trade still stings Blackhawks 2 years later
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    Ripple effect of Patrick Sharp trade still stings Blackhawks 2 years later

    On July 10, 2015, the Blackhawks traded winger Patrick Sharp and defensive prospect Stephen Johns to the Stars for defenseman Trevor Daley and winger Ryan Garbutt. The Hawks and general manager Stan Bowman had to unload Sharp's salary to get below the salary cap and Johns was the price they had to pay — a steep one considering the Stars are also in the Central Division. The trade hurt at the time for Hawks fans. They were saying goodbye to a key component of three Stanley Cup runs in Sharp. And two years later, the trade still stings thanks to the consequences it had on the Hawks roster in its aftermath and how the trade may affect the team's future. The part of the trade that was supposed to

  • Kevin Shattenkirk wants to play a big role wherever he goes
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    Kevin Shattenkirk wants to play a big role wherever he goes

    5/15/17 |While talking about a possible return to the Washington Capitals, pending UFA Kevin Shattenkirk said that if he did return he would want a bigger role. (TSN) Shattenkirk was acquired by the Capitals at the trade deadline and in 19 regular season games played 20:12 and had 14 points, 18 hits, 26 blocked shots, 18 takeaways and 11 giveaways. In the playoffs, Shattenkirk had 1 goal, 5 assists, a minus r rating, 20 hits, 22 blocked shots, 5 takeaways and 12 giveaways in 18:27 per game. In Shattenkirk's career, he averages 21:06 per game in the regular season and 20:57 in the playoffs. Shattenkirk said that he will see what the Capitals can offer as well as see what role they have in mind

  • End to End: Is it really a 2-player race atop the NHL draft?
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    End to End: Is it really a 2-player race atop the NHL draft?

    As he met with general manager Grant Armstrong, Nolan Patrick had just finished an injury-marred junior season. The 18-year-old missed the WHL playoffs and was limited to 33 games because of two separate injuries. He underwent a sports hernia surgery the offseason prior, a major impediment to his summer training. He never quite "caught up to the year," as Armstrong put it. "I don't think he really ever got himself into a situation where he was 100 percent," the Brandon Wheat Kings GM said in a phone interview last week with CSNPhilly.com. But none of that was about to crack Patrick's confidence. "When we had our exit meetings, he told me he was going to play in the NHL," Armstrong said. "I wished