Rumor Roundup

What's the price for O'Reilly?

What's the price for O'Reilly?

by Lyle Richardson - February 18, 2013 10:23 AM EST

As the Avalanche start looking to trade their young center, there are conflicting reports what they want for him.
With word emerging last week the Colorado Avalanche are shopping Ryan O'Reilly, speculation is growing over which clubs have interest in the 22-year-old.


Senators need help on defense

Senators need help on defense

by Lyle Richardson - February 15, 2013 1:42 PM EST

Ottawa starts its search for a blueliner to fill in for Erik Karlsson; what next for Columbus?; and more.
Erik Karlsson's season-ending injury (lacerated Achilles tendon) has Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray calling around in search of an affordable defender who can help the club make the playoffs.


O'Reilly's Avs days numbered?

O'Reilly's Avs days numbered?

by Lyle Richardson - February 14, 2013 3:34 PM EST

RFA Ryan O'Reilly isn't any closer to a deal with Colorado, which has led to plenty of suggestions his trade is inevitable.
Ryan O'Reilly's contract standoff with the Colorado Avalanche appears to have come to a head. For several weeks, Avalanche management denied rumors the 22-year-old center was being shopped, but on Tuesday it was reported the situation had changed.


Behind Blue eyes

Behind Blue eyes

by Lyle Richardson - February 13, 2013 4:15 PM EST

The St. Louis Blues have spun into trouble, raising speculation about what GM Doug Armstrong will do.
The St. Louis Blues entered February with a 6-1-0 record, but dropped five straight games and tumbled down the Western Conference standings.


Whitney, Setoguchi struggling to produce

Whitney, Setoguchi struggling to produce

by Lyle Richardson - February 12, 2013 2:10 PM EST

While Ryan Whitney has been relegated as a healthy, Devin Setoguchi has struggled and both could be on their way out.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney entered this season facing questions over his health and mobility. Injuries to his right ankle and knee have limited Whitney to only 86 games over the past two seasons.


Phil Kessel, Bruins trade buzz

Phil Kessel, Bruins trade buzz

by Lyle Richardson - February 11, 2013 1:06 PM EST

Would the Toronto Maple Leafs consider dealing Phil Kessel this season? Will the Bruins make a move for a left winger soon?
The opening two weeks found Phil Kessel struggling to regain his offensive form. Through his first nine games, Kessel managed only four assists, sparking concern among Toronto Maple Leafs fans and prompting questions by the Toronto media over his future with the franchise.


Should the Capitals trade Ovechkin?

Should the Capitals trade Ovechkin?

by Lyle Richardson - February 8, 2013 1:37 PM EST

After a tough start, there are actually trade rumors around Washington's star player.
The Washington Capitals are off to their worst start in years, languishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a league-worst 2-8-1 record.


Concerns in Calgary's crease

Concerns in Calgary's crease

by Lyle Richardson - February 7, 2013 12:31 PM EST

If Miikka Kiprusoff ends up missing more games than expected, Calgary will have to make a tough decision.
Calgary’s 4-1 victory over Detroit Tuesday night proved costly, as Miikka Kiprusoff was forced from the game with a lower-body injury.


Sabres slow start garners attention

Sabres slow start garners attention

by Lyle Richardson - February 6, 2013 2:53 PM EST

Aside from their top line, the Sabres have struggled, which has led to calls from teams looking to swoop in on their players.
The early season struggles of the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have overshadowed those of the Buffalo Sabres.


Luongo no fit in Washington

Luongo no fit in Washington

by Lyle Richardson - February 5, 2013 6:22 PM EST

Speculation ran rampant that the Capitals had interest in Luongo, but that doesn't appear to be the case - plus much more.
The appearance of Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis and assistant GM Laurence Gilman at Sunday's Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals game created instant buzz throughout the NHL.


Will the Senators make a trade to fill Jason Spezza role?

Will the Senators make a trade to fill Jason Spezza role?

by Lyle Richardson - February 4, 2013 1:21 PM EST

Can Ottawa survive without its No. 1 center? Will Dallas deal its veterans? Are the Rangers still UFA hunting?
The Ottawa Senators offense suffered a serious blow last week when Jason Spezza was sidelined by back surgery. The club hopes he'll return in time for the playoffs, but his absence creates a significant void on their first line.


Western trade winds

Western trade winds

by Lyle Richardson - February 1, 2013 3:20 PM EST

Looking at six Western Conference teams off to slow starts and how they're being represented in rumors.
Yesterday, we examined how the slow starts of several Eastern Conference teams could threaten their playoff hopes and spark some roster shuffling in this shortened season.


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