Campbell story shows how big contracts can hurt

Defenseman Brian Campbell is 36 years old and he still can skate as well and as fast as most of the 18-year-olds who entered the league at draft time. He has talent and skill, as is evident by the fact he never failed to score more than 10 goals and 35 points in a season. Last…

Chunnel trip will take Frenchman to his new team

Center Gregory Beron became the second Frenchman taken in the draft, being selected 33rd overall today by the London Dons. He said he plans to take the Channel Tunnel from Calais to Dover later today to meet with his new bosses. General Manager Geoffrey Paul has a left wing, a right wing and a center…

Some of the biggest names in the league traded

Very serious  jockeying  for position has already started in the EURO League leading up to Season 5. Some of the best teams in the league have acquired some of the league’s premier players in trades, and we still have a free agent frenzy to play out. In the Northern Conference, all 8 playoff teams have…

Moscow acquires Pacioretty from Frankfurt

Max Pacioretty assisted on two goals scored by longtime linemates Steven Stamkos and Claude Giroux when the Inferno defeated Milan 6-3 on Sunday, but he won’t feed them any more passes. About five hours after the game, it was announced that Pacioretty has been traded to the defending champion Moscow Spartak. Moscow gave up plenty…

Minsk, Stockholm, Bern dominate last 3 trades

Three more trades to report on during the draft, as three teams were involved in a round robin of deals. The latest trade occurred this morning and saw Shane Doan, captain of the Stockholm Eagles, depart with unsigned free agent teammates Anton Babchuk and Corey Potter. The trio is now property of the Bern Bears…

Trading continues as draft rolls along

Nine more teams made trades Sunday and Monday to bring the total of off-season deals to 10. One deal  saw two big, tough, young forwards go from Helsinki to Frankfurt in exchange for Travis Zajac, a 29-year-old who becomes Helsinki’s second line center. Zajac is a good all-around player who never scored more than 39 points…