Rumor Roundup

Will the Ducks split up their Big 3?

Will the Ducks split up their Big 3?

by Lyle Richardson - September 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT

Looking at the possibility one or more of Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf or Corey Perry is moved.
Whenever the NHL lockout ends, three key Anaheim Ducks players will face a crucial season. Winger Bobby Ryan was a fixture in the off-season rumor mill after venting his frustration in late-June over management's seeming unwillingness to dismiss the constant speculation over his future with the club.


Leafs ongoing interest in Luongo

Leafs ongoing interest in Luongo

by Lyle Richardson - September 20, 2012 1:36 PM EDT

Toronto has long been interested in Roberto Luongo, but will its falling out with Francois Allaire have an impact?
In the final hours leading up to the expiration of the NHL collective bargaining agreement, the Toronto Maple Leafs were reportedly still seeking an experienced starting goaltender.


Remaining free agents

Remaining free agents

by Lyle Richardson - September 19, 2012 1:02 PM EDT

Looking at the last of the free agents, who stand to lose the most in a lockout.
A consequence of the expiration of the NHL collective bargaining agreement, and implementation of a player lockout, is all contract negotiations between teams and players have come to a halt.


Strong 2013 UFA crop

Strong 2013 UFA crop

by Lyle Richardson - September 18, 2012 1:38 PM EDT

If the lockout goes longer than expected and wipes out yet another full season, it will make for interesting free agent theater.
Should the current CBA impasse turn into another season-killer and a new agreement isn’t implemented until sometime next summer, it would have an adverse impact on teams with notable unrestricted free agents.


Crazy contracts at deadline

Crazy contracts at deadline

by Lyle Richardson - September 17, 2012 2:15 PM EDT

Despite their insistence the expired CBA didn't work, owners continued to sign players until the deadline passed.
During NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's Thursday press conference forewarning a lockout, he claimed the owners believe they're paying the players too much under the current CBA.


Luongo would report as backup

Luongo would report as backup

by Lyle Richardson - September 14, 2012 2:27 PM EDT

The Roberto Luongo trade rumors are no closer to being resolved, plus much more.
With the current NHL collective bargaining agreement set to expire at 11:59 p.m. EST Saturday, don’t expect the Vancouver Canucks to trade goaltender Roberto Luongo before the deadline.


Evander Kane still unsigned

Evander Kane still unsigned

by Lyle Richardson - September 13, 2012 2:38 PM EDT

Looking at why the Jets haven't inked their young star, plus the Flyers' interest in Subban and Chicago's loaded 'D' corps.
Winnipeg Jets left winger Evander Kane was back in Winnipeg Monday promoting EA Sports’ NHL 13, but offered no word on the status of his contract negotiations.


2013 RFAs sign on

2013 RFAs sign on

by Lyle Richardson - September 12, 2012 2:05 PM EDT

Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand signed extensions, leaving only two 2013 eligible Bruins without a deal.
With the current NHL collective bargaining agreement due to expire Sept. 15, the Boston Bruins were busy in recent days re-signing a couple of key forwards eligible to become restricted free agents next summer.


Luongo travels back to Vancouver

Luongo travels back to Vancouver

by Lyle Richardson - September 11, 2012 1:44 PM EDT

The Canucks netminder is back in town, but is the team any closer to trading him?
Goaltender Roberto Luongo is returning to Vancouver this week to attend a Canucks charity event, but he doesn’t expect to meet with management to discuss his future.


Bobby Ryan backtracks

Bobby Ryan backtracks

by Lyle Richardson - September 10, 2012 11:26 AM EDT

Ryan's future in Anaheim still uncertain; Shea not to stay in Nashville?; Visnovsky decision coming soon
More than two months after Anaheim Ducks right winger Bobby Ryan vented frustration over his name appearing in trade rumors, he is singing a different tune.


Pending lockout stalls trade talk

Pending lockout stalls trade talk

by Lyle Richardson - September 7, 2012 11:00 AM EDT

The countdown to a lockout is running low and it's having a major impact on roster management business.
With only a week remaining in the NHL’s current collective bargaining agreement, it’s increasingly unlikely significant player movement will occur prior to the CBA’s expiration on Sept.


Luongo hungry for Florida

Luongo hungry for Florida

by Lyle Richardson - September 6, 2012 1:36 PM EDT

The Vancouver netminder has his eyes set on a return to Miami, but how does that sit with the Canucks?
With NHL training camps due to begin later this month (barring another lockout, of course), the Vancouver Canucks appear no closer to trading goaltender Roberto Luongo than they were at the start of the summer.


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