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Winning transactions

Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter rolled the dice this week when he acquired defenceman Nelson Nogier and forward Austin Adamson from the Saskatoon Blades. Nogier was the centrepiece of the deal from Sutter’s point of view, a shutdown defenceman who at 18 years of age should a key member of next season’s team that will host the Memorial Cup tournament in May of 2016. READ


Canada adds another weapon

Curtis Lazar is leaving the Ottawa Senators to play for Canada at the world junior championship, a decision those involved consider a “win-win.” The 19-year-old Lazar gets the experience of playing against the best junior players in the world, Canada gets a polished top-six forward and the Senators hope to benefit down the road from the development their top prospect gets from his second of these tournaments. READ


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