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Night Train Add Veteran Stastny

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2021 at 1:09 pm

It’s been a relatively quiet offseason, but with the 2021 Rookie Draft now only weeks away, the action is about to heat up. The Vancouver Night Train made their first pre-draft move of the year, acquiring veteran centre Paul Stastny from the expansion Clarington Coyotes, along with a fourth round pick, for their second rounder, 43rd overall.

Stastny, who scored 35 goals for the Farmington Fighting Saints last season, was one of the best offensive performers to be picked in the expansion draft. The veteran is likely in the twilight of his career, but the Night Train hope he can settle into a third line role or possibly play on a second line with Mat Barzal to shelter him from faceoff duties. The Coyotes, meanwhile, have no shortage of experience up front and need to build a solid prospect pool around them.

South Side Adds Carlo to Blueline

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2021 at 2:37 pm

The Boston Banshees and South Side Renegades broke the silence of a slow off-season trade period, agreeing to a deal that will send defenseman Brandon Carlo to South Side in exchange for Filip Chytil and a 4th round pick in the 2021 rookie draft.

Carlo, a former 13th overall pick, has 252 games under his belt as a regular defensive defenseman for the Banshees. He notched 14 points in 78 games for Boston in 2020-21. Chytil, who was drafted 16th overall in 2018, never found his stride for the Renegades, and has 22 points in 102 career games.

Boston Opens Trading with Pair of Moves

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2021 at 8:47 am

To the surprise of no one, it was the Boston Banshees – a team in constant flux – who were the first to strike once trading opened following the 2020-21 season.

The Banshees made a pair of moves, first acquiring veteran goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a third round pick from the expansion Clarington Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Oliver Kylington and two fourth rounders. Then, in a splashier move, the Banshees unloaded veterans Joe Pavelski and Zach Parise to the West Virginia River Rats. In return, the Banshees acquired promising forward Robert Thomas, Nicolas Roy, and a third.

The latter move signals a retooling year for the Banshees and a commitment to go all-in by the River Rats, who are fresh off a 6-game loss to El Dorado in the cup finals. The Rats lost three key veterans in the expansion draft (Jacob Markstrom, Mark Giordano, and David Savard) and seem intent on reloading quickly. Parise had 37 goals and 59 points in 82 games last season for Boston, while Pavelski added 20 goals and 52 points.