Three Surprising NHL Teams in the Eastern Conference

In a new series, we look at the surprising teams to begin the season in the NHL. Next up in the series is the Eastern Conference.

NHL News: Canadiens Trade Casey DeSmith To Vancouver for Tanner Pearson

On the eve of NHL training camp the Montreal Canadiens traded Casey DeSmith to the Vancouver Canucks for Tanner Pearson

NHL Rumors: Trade Talk Starting To Pick Up

Things are starting to pick back up around the NHL and trade talk is heating up a bit according to Elliotte Friedman.

NHL News: The Status of Vancouver Canucks Ilya Mikheyev and Tanner Pearson

Ilya Mikheyev and Tanner Pearson are both working themselves back from injuries last season. Mikheyev isn’t quite ready but Pearson could be.

NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks Short-Term and Long-Term Salary Cap Questions.

The Vancouver Canucks are over the salary cap ceiling and will need to move some money out. An Elias Pettersson extension could cost $10 million-plus.

NHL Rumors and Injuries: Vancouver Canucks – Pearson, Poolman, an Abundance of Wingers and Needing to get Cap Compliant

The Canucks are not cap compliant yet. Poolman is a LTIR candidate but Pearson could be ready to play. They have too many wingers. What will give?

NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

On the Canucks forward group, “someone’s gotta go.” So it may be looking like $13.5 million for Auston Matthews but what term?

NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks

Max Domi turned down two, three-year offers to sign for one in Toronto. The Canucks may have to move a winger eventually.

NHL Rumors: Likely no major roster changes for the Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks don’t really have any cap space for next season. Buyouts are unlikely and moving salary isn’t easy.

NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, and the Washington Capitals

Pettersson and Miller part of the Canucks offseason to-do list. Most will be back but Capitals could make some tweaks.

NHL Injuries: Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Oilers, Islanders, Rangers, Blues, Leafs, Canucks and Golden Knights

Pacioretty leaves early. Kane to the IR. Stone leaves early. Another surgery for Pearson. Matthews out again.

NHL Injuries: Blackhawks, Avs, Red Wings, Panthers, Wild, Devils, Islanders, Canucks, Golden Knights and Jets

Nichushkin getting closer. Eichel activated from the IR. Demko skates without equipment. Ekblad playing through something.