Rumor Roundup

Bruins interested in Yandle?

Bruins interested in Yandle?

by Lyle Richardson - January 15, 2013 3:09 PM EST

If the Boston native becomes available, will his hometown come calling?; plus more options for Toronto's crease.
Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reported Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney had been working on a trade in the days leading up to the start of the NHL lockout that he hoped to have “in the hopper” to pull off once the lockout ended.


Trade talks pick up

Trade talks pick up

by Lyle Richardson - January 14, 2013 11:40 AM EST

With training camps in session, rumors old and new are popping up as a short season nears.
With the new NHL collective bargaining agreement officially ratified over the weekend, there was anticipation of significant trade activity soon after.


Roberto Luongo's suitors

Roberto Luongo's suitors

by Lyle Richardson - January 11, 2013 12:20 PM EST

The Leafs have long been rumored, but the Flyers are a surprising late arrival to the rumor party.
The Toronto Maple Leafs firing of GM Brian Burke on Wednesday dominated NHL headlines and even overshadowed the announcement the Board of Governors had unanimously approved the new collective bargaining agreement.


Canadian clubs looking for defense

Canadian clubs looking for defense

by Lyle Richardson - January 10, 2013 11:05 AM EST

The Senators, Leafs and Canucks appear interested in adding to their bluelines before the season.
Reports out of Ottawa earlier this week indicated Senators GM Bryan Murray would be in the market for depth on the blueline once the new NHL collective bargaining agreement was officially implemented.


Who will be bought out?

Who will be bought out?

by The Hockey News - January 9, 2013 2:10 PM EST

With teams able to buy out two players, names like Scott Gomez and Wade Redden are swirlling in the rumor mill.
Among the notable points to emerge from the new NHL collective bargaining agreement is the allowance for two compliance contract buyouts per team.


P.K. Subban and FA thoughts

P.K. Subban and FA thoughts

by Lyle Richardson - January 8, 2013 11:33 AM EST

Will Subban and Montreal and Jamie Benn and Dallas be able to come to terms before the 2013 season begins?
With the new NHL collective bargaining agreement soon to be ratified, several NHL teams will be scrambling to re-sign their key restricted free agents before the start of the shortened season.


With lockout over, Canucks have work to do

With lockout over, Canucks have work to do

by Lyle Richardson - January 7, 2013 1:11 PM EST

Vancouver needs to work around a lowered salary cap that starts in the 2013-14 season.
Leading up to the end of the NHL lockout, some Vancouver pundits speculated over the implications of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the Canucks roster, especially for 2013-14 when the salary cap will drop to $64.


Penguins interested in Gonchar?

Penguins interested in Gonchar?

by Lyle Richardson - January 4, 2013 11:05 AM EST

Sergei Gonchar is in the final year of his deal, leaving open the possibility for a trade and a return to Pittsburgh.
Since signing a three-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ottawa Senators in July 2010, defenseman Sergei Gonchar's performance has drawn mixed reviews from Ottawa fans and pundits.


Would the Jets trade Evander Kane?

Would the Jets trade Evander Kane?

by Lyle Richardson - January 2, 2013 2:50 PM EST

Looking at past rumors Winnipeg was considering shopping its young star and the likelihood it comes to pass.
Winnipeg Jets left winger Evander Kane was no stranger to criticism from the local media in 2012, mostly over his on-ice performance and rumored off-ice behaviour.


Linus Omark improves trade stock

Linus Omark improves trade stock

by Lyle Richardson - December 19, 2012 2:41 PM EST

The Oilers couldn't trade the shifty Swedish winger prior to the lockout, but his play in Switzerland could open up opportunities.
The NHL lockout hasn't been bad for all players. Swedish left winger Linus Omark has been tearing it up this season with EV Zug of the Swiss League, scoring 12 goals and 43 points in 29 games by mid-December.


Will all players become UFAs?

Will all players become UFAs?

by Lyle Richardson - December 17, 2012 2:52 PM EST

If the NHL lockout goes into the courtroom, the league is making a case for all contracts to be made void.
The NHL lockout took an interesting turn on Friday, as the NHLPA announced the players would be voting this week on a potential move to dissolve the union, prompting the league to take legal steps to block that possibility.


Mike Smith and the Coyotes

Mike Smith and the Coyotes

by Lyle Richardson - December 14, 2012 3:04 PM EST

Mike Smith's playoff performance spurred contract extension talks before the lockout, but will he stick around?
Last spring, the Phoenix Coyotes not only won their first playoff series since 1987 when they were still the Winnipeg Jets, but surprised many fans by marching to the Western Conference final.


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