Each week THN.com looks at the creditable buzz around the NHL and beyond, examining trade rumors, potential signings, coaching moves and more.
by Lyle Richardson - June 19, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
the latest on Mark Streit, Stephen Weiss and who is targeting Bryan Bickell.
The Philadelphia Flyers swiftly denied a report from TSN claiming they'd signed defenseman Mark Streit to a four-year, $21-million contract.
by Lyle Richardson - June 17, 2013 4:14 PM EDT
With a couple first-rounders to work with, plus two name players on the block, the Sabres could be active around the draft.
With the NHL draft less than two weeks away, a couple of teams are attempting to move up the selection order. CBC's Elliotte Friedman reported the Calgary Flames offered up their three first round picks (6, 22 and 28) to the Colorado Avalanche for the first overall pick, but the offer was rejected.
by Lyle Richardson - June 14, 2013 11:23 AM EDT
Now that Evgeni Malkin has re-signed, what can Letang expect to get?; Sabres chase after No. 1 pick; and more.
The hockey world didn't have to wait long for the Pittsburgh Penguins to re-sign superstar Evgeni Malkin, who inked an eight-year, $76-million deal with a cap hit of $9.
by Lyle Richardson - June 12, 2013 3:26 PM EDT
After losing in the West final, the 2012 champs face some challenges this summer in keeping their roster intact.
The Los Angeles Kings’ elimination by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final was a bitter disappointment for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
by Lyle Richardson - June 10, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
After being eliminated in four games, Pittsburgh has a lot of soul-searching to do.
The Boston Bruins stunning sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Eastern Conference final has everyone in the Penguins organization struggling to explain how the NHL's highest-scoring team managed only two goals against the Bruins in four games.
by Lyle Richardson - June 7, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Looking ahead to the opening of free agency on July 5 and which players appear will be available.
With the July 5 start of the NHL's 2013 unrestricted free agency period less than a month away, there's rising interest in some notable players who appear will be available by that date.
by Lyle Richardson - June 6, 2013 1:19 AM EDT
With less than a month until the entry draft, trade talk among teams about their picks is at a fever pitch.
The Colorado Avalanche created a stir last week when executive VP of hockey operations Joe Sakic and new coach Patrick Roy said they would consider trading the first overall pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft.
by Lyle Richardson - June 3, 2013 3:24 PM EDT
Would the Isles trade back for the fourth overall pick they let get away more than a decade ago?
TSN analyst Bob McKenzie created a stir last week when he suggested the New York Islanders might be interested in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo “under the right circumstances.
by Lyle Richardson - May 31, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
When the Avs got the No. 1 overall pick it was believed they'd take Seth Jones, but it would be hard to pass up Nathan MacKinnon.
In the weeks since the Colorado Avalanche were awarded the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft lottery, it was assumed they would select Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones, ranked by NHL Central Scouting back in April as this year's top prospect.
by Lyle Richardson - May 29, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
Looking ahead to the post-Stanley Cup buyout period and who is most likely to hit the road.
With the NHL off-season now less than a month away, anticipation is growing over which players will receive compliance buyouts. According to the Toronto Star, this year's compliance buyout period begins 48 hours after the completion of the Stanley Cup final and ends on July 4, the day before the start of unrestricted free agency.
by Lyle Richardson - May 27, 2013 12:29 PM EDT
The Rangers and Senators start their summer in different spots, with different needs.
The eliminations of the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers from the Stanley Cup playoffs prompted different reactions from their fans. For the Senators, overcoming the lengthy absences of their three best players (Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza and Craig Anderson) to injury during the regular season and advancing to the second round was considered a significant improvement.
by Lyle Richardson - May 24, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Oilers will try to move Hemsky; Burmistrov wants out of Winnipeg; and more.
Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky is once again the focus of trade speculation. Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal believes Hemsky’s days with the Oilers are numbered, citing his injury history and the assumed unwillingness of GM Craig MacTavish to invest $5 million of cap space next season in a second-line player.
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