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Capital Coup

So the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. This one was a yawner. Not as many deals as usual and those that were made lacked significance for the most part. The big winner this year is the Washington Capitals. FEBRUARY 27: St. Louis Blues trade D Kevin Shattenkirk and G Pheonix Copley to

Do you feel lucky?

So the Draft Lottery is done and the 2016 draft will see Toronto #1, Winnipeg #2, and Columbus #3 – while Buffalo stays at #8. The Oilers and Canucks fell 2 spots and the Flames fell 1. Getting into the top 3 in this draft is huge, so Winnipeg is obviously happy. For me, I

Go Fund Yourself

After getting home from Finland, The Hockey News annual Money & Power issue came and contained their yearly ranking of the top 100 people of power and influence in the game of hockey. At number 16 this year and last is Dave Andrews, President & CEO of the American Hockey League. I take no issue

Heading for Home

Thursday was a travel day. We checked out, had a nice lunch, then boarded our bus for the airport. Our 5+ hour flight had a little turbulence at the southern tip of Greenland, but was otherwise uneventful.  Some new movies were added to their system since our flight 2 weeks ago so I was able

Finland Day 6 – Espoo & the Beaches

Ahhhhhh, another great day in Finland! We started out the day using the awesome public transit in the region to get from our apartment over to Espoo, part of the 3 city region with Helsinki and Vantaa. We met up with a local that we got to know on Christmas Eve and headed for some

Friday faceoffs

Day three in the NHL had 10 teams in action. The Red Wings handed Toronto their second straight loss, Justin Abdelkader had a hat trick, Dylan Larkin picked up his first goal and assist in the NHL in his first game, and U Maine Black Bear Jimmy Howard picked up the shutout.The Hawks got a

Frozen fantasy

Here is my fantasy team for this year.  Auction league with weekly head to head play. Forwards Nathan MacKinnon Filip Forsberg Nikita Kucherov John Tavares Taylor Hall Evander Kane Jason Pominville Joe Thornton Matt Beleskey Mika Zibanejad Defense Mark Giordano Roman Josi Dustin Byfuglien Jack Johnson Goalies Corey Crawford Martin Jones Week one reserves  Jarome

Online Assist

There is now a menu with links to other hockey sites and leagues onĀ gilbertportland.com Check it out on the right side below the Tweets. If you want to find European teams, click on Champions Hockey League and then click on Clubs on their site, it will bring up a nice menu of almost all the