Joe Sakic's patience paid off.
Nashville, deep on defense, traded defense prospect Samuel Girard and forward Vladislav Kamenev to Colorado, which got forward Shane Bowers (the 28th pick in the June draft) and goaltender Andrew Hammond from Ottawa. Sakic also got Ottawa's first- and third-round draft picks and a second-round pick from Nashville. This could be a win-win-win deal. Duchene's first game for Ottawa will be against Colorado on Friday in Stockholm.
They doubled their win total from one to two when they defeated Carolina in a shootout Saturday, their first home victory this season. Forward Clayton Keller continues to shine, scoring 11 goals and 17 points in his first 16 games to lead rookies in both categories. But here's an odd statistic: the Coyotes scored first in 12 of their first 16 games but won only two of them.
Vancouver's Boeser making a name for himself
Rookie forward Brock Boeser, 20, scored three goals against the defending
Edmonton's coronation still delayed
The emergence of the
Hockey Fights Cancer initiative hits home
The NHL and NHL Players Assn.’s annual initiative to increase awareness of cancer prevention and raise funds for research and treatment took on a new dimension last week when Kerry Fraser, who refereed in the league for 30 years, announced he had essential thrombocythemia, a chronic blood disorder and an incurable form of cancer.