Each week THN.com looks at the creditable buzz around the NHL and beyond, examining trade rumors, potential signings, coaching moves and more.

Rumor Roundup

Rumor Roundup: What trades can the Canadiens make?

Rumor Roundup: What trades can the Canadiens make?

by Lyle Richardson - November 28, 2013 11:43 AM EST

If Montreal needs to shore up its defense, what players could they deal away? Does an "Evander Kane for Max Pacioretty" swap make sense? And which defensemen are on the Ottawa Senators' radar?
A decline in the Montreal Canadiens offense prompted speculation GM Marc Bergevin will soon make a significant move. TSN’s Bob McKenzie recently reported Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty was mentioned in trade talks.


Rumor Roundup: Who will take the Capitals' Martin Erat?

Rumor Roundup: Who will take the Capitals' Martin Erat?

by Lyle Richardson - November 27, 2013 12:29 PM EST

Martin Erat wants out of Washington, but is there another NHL team that would want him at this point? Is Martin Havlat still on the block despite his agent's insistence he's not leaving the Sharks? And what do the Oilers have to do to land a top-pair defenseman?
After only 32 games with the Washington Capitals, right winger Martin Erat wants out. Unhappy over his limited playing time, the 32-year-old recently requested a trade.


Rumor Roundup: Gaborik, Havlat trade buzz

 Rumor Roundup: Gaborik, Havlat trade buzz

by Lyle Richardson - November 20, 2013 12:04 PM EST

Two often-injured but high-potential veterans are in the rumor mill once again. Are the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks looking to make a deal?
When the Columbus Blue Jackets acquired right winger Marian Gaborik last season from the New York Rangers, they hoped he would replace Rick Nash, whom the previous management had dealt to the Rangers.


Rumor Roundup: Shea Weber for Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle?

Rumor Roundup: Shea Weber for Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle?

by Lyle Richardson - November 18, 2013 12:05 PM EST

Trade buzz is swirlling around a possible deal involving the Nashville Predators and the Edmonton Oilers. But it's not just the Preds 'D' being discussed - are they also in the market for a goalie?
Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish’s willingness to shop his 2014 first round pick in a package deal for a “stud defenseman” prompted the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson to suggest Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber as a trade target.


Rumor Roundup: Will Lightning GM Yzerman make a trade to replace Stamkos?

Rumor Roundup: Will Lightning GM Yzerman make a trade to replace Stamkos?

by Lyle Richardson - November 15, 2013 1:18 PM EST

The Lightning’s strong start allows GM Steve Yzerman to remain patient with his roster, but that could change if they tumble in the standings in the coming weeks.
Losing superstar Steven Stamkos to a broken leg threatens to derail the Tampa Bay Lightning’s surprising start (14-5-0) to this season.


Rumor Roundup: Rangers-Oilers trade unlikely to happen

Rumor Roundup: Rangers-Oilers trade unlikely to happen

by Lyle Richardson - November 7, 2013 12:51 PM EST

A report from the New York Post speculating trade talk between the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers sparked considerable buzz in hockey circles. But what's the chances a trade actually takes place?
A report from the New York Post speculating trade talk between the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers sparked considerable buzz in hockey circles.


Would the Leafs trade Reimer for a center?

Would the Leafs trade Reimer for a center?

by Lyle Richardson - November 6, 2013 12:59 PM EST

Is Toronto looking at Stastny or Couturier and what would it take to get them? Are the Oilers and Rangers talking trade for Hemsky or Yakupov for Del Zotto?
With pivots Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak sidelined indefinitely, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is reportedly shopping for depth at center.


Rumor Roundup: Will Varlamov’s arrest trigger a trade?

 Rumor Roundup: Will Varlamov’s arrest trigger a trade?

by The Hockey News - November 4, 2013 1:33 PM EST

Is Ryan Miller a fit in Colorado? Are the Senators shopping for defensemen? Would Ilya Bryzgalov be a fit with the Oilers? Are teams interested in the Islanders' Andrew MacDonald?
Semyon Varlamov’s arrest last week has many in the hockey world wondering how this will affect the Colorado Avalanche goaltender and the Avs season.


Rumor Roundup: How much should the Maple Leafs pay Phaneuf?

Rumor Roundup: How much should the Maple Leafs pay Phaneuf?

by Lyle Richardson - November 1, 2013 11:53 AM EDT

Is Dion worth $50 million over seven years? Will the Oilers stand pat despite defensive deficiencies? Just how many draft picks do the Sabres plans on acquiring?
Contract talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf's agent opened earlier this week. While the two sides have yet to swap numbers, Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos believes the parameters are $50 million over seven years.


Should Brodeur move on from Devils?

Should Brodeur move on from Devils?

by Lyle Richardson - October 31, 2013 11:30 AM EDT

Would Marty ever consider leaving New Jersey? Is Vinny Prospal ready for a return to the Rangers? Are teams not really interested in Ryan Miller?
Martin Brodeur’s recent admission Cory Schneider had taken over as the New Jersey Devils starting goaltender prompted Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox to suggest Brodeur consider moving on from the struggling Devils.


How the Sabres’ Thomas Vanek trade impacts Ryan Miller

How the Sabres’ Thomas Vanek trade impacts Ryan Miller

by The Hockey News - October 29, 2013 1:00 PM EDT

Due to Ryan Miller's contract and the need for goalies around the NHL, it will likely take months before we see him leaving Buffalo.
The Buffalo Sabres were the first NHL team to make a blockbuster trade this season, by shipping left winger Thomas Vanek to the Islanders for winger Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015.


Is Dion Phaneuf worth $6.5 million?

Is Dion Phaneuf worth $6.5 million?

by Lyle Richardson - October 3, 2013 3:23 PM EDT

The Maple Leafs took care of Phil Kessel, but will they lock up their captain, or let him walk?
The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided losing star forward Phil Kessel to free agency next July by inking him this week to an eight-year, $64-million contract extension.


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