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What the Sharks-Maple Leafs deal says about both teams

The most recent NHL deal took place while some of you were still sleeping, and it was another of the many moves made by the Toronto Leafs.Toronto dealt defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks in the wee hours Monday morning in exchange for Raffi Torres and second-round picks in both the 2017 and 2018 NHL Drafts.Here’s what the moves mean for some...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks acquire Polak, Spaling in trade with Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling from the Toronto Maple Leafs for two second-round picks and forward Raffi Torres. The deal Monday comes a week before the trade deadline. San Jose sends 2017 and 2018 second-round picks to Toronto. Polak and Spaling are set to be unrestricted free agents. San Jose general manager...
Via Associated Press
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins sign Sutter, Spaling

Nick Spaling General Manager Jim Rutherford took care of his last bit of off season business yesterday by signing his last remaining RFA Brandon Sutter to a two year, $6.6 million dollar deal. Sutter’s contract came just days after the Pens avoided arbitration and signed forward Nick Spaling to a two-year, $4.4 million dollar deal. The Penguins now have a full roster signed with...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

According to many, Nick Spaling sucks, and is overpaid because his advanced stats aren’t great

There is a place for advanced stats in the NHL. There is no question about that. But are they revelant after a player changes teams? Are they the final word? Nick Spaling signed with the Penguins for 2.2 million for two years on Thursday, and people raged. Ryan Wilson from HockeyBuzz completely overracted in his take: There is an argument to be made that 2.2M is the going rate...
Via The Pensblog
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling Negotiations

Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that the Penguins are offering $1.65 million. He has an arbitration hearing scheduled for this Friday. Here’s how arbitration works: “A...
Via The Pensblog
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds send Hornqvist, Spaling to Penguins for Neal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent forward James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Both teams announced the trade Friday night. The addition of Neal signals the Predators' emphasis on boosting their offense under new coach Peter Laviolette as they attempt to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling quietly taking advantage of offensive opportunities

If anyone would have guessed that Predators forward Nick Spaling would be playing first line or powerplay minutes for Nashville in mid-December, it would have been a small group. Scoring a powerplay goal tonight in Nashville’s 4-3 overtime loss against the Montreal Canadiens, Spaling has now scored two goals and an assist in his previous six games. Coming off an off-season that...
Via The Predatorial
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Unlikely scorer Clune leads Predators over Rangers

NEW YORK -- Nick Spaling and Rich Clune scored first-period goals, and seldom-used backup Carter Hutton made 28 saves as the Nashville Predators snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night. Hutton (5-3-1) made his first start since Nov. 10 and his third appearance in that span as the Predators try to get by while Pekka Rinne (hip) is out...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators' fast start paves way to 4-2 win over Coyotes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Spaling, Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque scored first-period goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night. Shea Weber also scored for Nashville, which has won four of five. Mikkel Boedker and Tim Kennedy scored for the Coyotes, who lost their third straight. Spaling scored the game's first goal at 1:02 of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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