What can the Flyers expect out of Jaromir Jagr?

Cam Charron
July 14 2011 09:38AM



When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Jaromir Jagr, my initial reaction was that it was just another crazy transaction from Paul Holmgren, who has been the summer's most talked-about General Manager.

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The best defensive group in the league

Cam Charron
July 12 2011 09:50PM


 (Cam Charron continues to look at general NHL issues for us here at the Nations. This week, he investigates the Sharks new top-four defense rotation and wonders if it's one of the best in the league)

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Getting to know Michael Duco

Cam Charron
July 11 2011 10:21AM



I have to admit that when I first saw that Sergei Shirokov had been trade, I was pretty cheesed. A good chunk of me thought that Shirokov never quite got a fair shake in Vancouver under Alain Vigneault, but, the other chunk of me knows that I'm a bit of a Russian homer and that my feelings on the other piece of the Roberto Luongo trade are more subjective than anything.

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The Nashville Predators and the salary cap floor

Cam Charron
July 04 2011 03:14PM

The trade that sent Brett Lebda to the Nashville Predators is an intriguing one for two reasons, and the strategy behind the deal for both teams is one that we may see more often as rich teams attempt to maximize their spending money and lesser teams attempt to maximize the value they get from their players.

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Some Canucks free agent targets: Your UFA cheat-sheet

Cam Charron
June 30 2011 04:56PM

Heading into tomorrow's free agency period, the Canucks have limited needs to cover, but, at the very least, need for improvement in a couple of areas. As best we can tell, the Canucks three needs are:

Top-Six Winger

The absence of Mikael Samuelsson was noticed through the late rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it might be time to ditch the belief that Ryan Kesler can play effectively through 100 games a season without a winger on either side. Preferably, somebody who can shoot.

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