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The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped. The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began. Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start.
Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
In the wake of the Nick Leddy trade, many fans are concerned about the condition of the Blackhawks’ blue line. Coach Joel Quenneville has indicated the team plans to open the regular season with eight defensemen on the roster, but … Continue reading →
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When Stan Bowman completed the trade sending Nick Leddy to the Islanders, many Chicago Blackhawks fans thought the team was done moving players. According to the salary cap numbers that might not be the case.
NHL Salary Cap
NHL teams must be cap compliant by October 7th or need to make extremely difficult decisions on contracts to buyout. When the Blackhawks dealt Nick Leddy it appeared...
Official: #Isles acquire D Nick Leddy from CHI for D Ville Pokka, D T.J. Brennan and G Anders Nilsson.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 4, 2014
The Blackhawks already had a pretty good idea of what their roster was going to look like heading into their preseason finale against the New York Rangers.
For most, it will be back to work in a Blackhawks uniform on opening night. For some, there could be time in Rockford now but a bright future ahead here.
For another, it could be the end of the road in Chicago.
Nick Leddy was...
from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Defenseman Nick Leddy might have played his last game in a Blackhawks sweater.
After the Hawks’ 3-2 shootout loss Friday to the New York Rangers — the second consecutive game in which Leddy was a healthy scratch — coach Joel Quenneville sounded like someone who didn’t expect to have the 23-year-old defenseman on his team...
The Blackhawks lost to the Rangers in a length shootout on Friday night, but the talk around the club is more about who won’t be wearing the Indian head when the season begins next week than it is about the … Continue reading →
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It seems that the Chicago Blackhawks are certainly shopping Nick Leddy to teams in an effort to get under the $69.0 million NHL Salary cap (checkout capgeek.com for exact figures). Now however, TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting the Hawks might be telling teams they must also take Kris Versteeg in any deal involving Leddy, as mentioned here:
Per @TSNBobMcKenzie, the #Blackhawks...
As most people know by now, someone from the Chicago Blackhawks has to get moved and according to Nick Leddy’s agent, it won’t be Leddy.
The Blackhawks are currently $2.2 Million over the salary cap, and they need to find a way to shed that extra cash before the season begins on October 9th in Dallas.
Leddy’s agent Neil Sheehy spoke to ESPN’s Scott Powers, and he is confident...
In his fourth year for the Blackhawks, Nick Leddy continued to be a solid source of offense from the blue line. He scored 31 points through 82 games, placing third among Chicago defensemen. Leddy also tied with Seabrook for most goals from the blue line. One of Leddy’s greatest assets, however, is his ability to start a breakout with his speed.
Leddy unquestionably has great...