by Lyle Richardson - June 12, 2012 12:48 PM EDT
There are pros and cons in going after Alexander Radulov, so who is willing to take on the risk?; and more.
The Nashville Predators are hoping to shop the rights of restricted free agent right winger Alexander Radulov, but given his baggage (suspended for missing team curfew during the Coyotes series, possibility of returning to the Kontinental League), it could prove difficult to find a trade partner.
by Lyle Richardson - June 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT
With Sidney Crosby up for contract, will Jordan Staal be back in a Penguins uniform?; and is Ondrej Pavelec going to the KHL?
A new contract for Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby could affect the future of teammate Jordan Staal. Crosby is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
by Lyle Richardson - June 8, 2012 12:40 PM EDT
Will Alex Semin find a home next to Pavel Datsyuk?; does the Sharks' goalie pipeline give them an edge for Nash?; and more.
CBC’s Elliotte Friedman noted Washington Capitals right winger Alexander Semin enjoyed playing with Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk at the recent World Championship.
by Lyle Richardson - June 7, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
Taking a look at the summer futures of Zach Parise, Rick Nash, Alex Radulov and Steve Mason.
New Jersey Devils fans may hold out hope captain Zach Parise re-signs, but league-wide speculation is he'll become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
by Lyle Richardson - June 6, 2012 11:15 AM EDT
Taking a look at the likelihood we'll see an offer sheet extended to a player and the tactic of trading for a pending UFA.
Since the Edmonton Oilers signed left winger Dustin Penner away from the Anaheim Ducks in August 2007 (following their failed attempt to do the same with Buffalo Sabres left winger Thomas Vanek), the spectre of offer sheets to top restricted free agent players has hung over the NHL off-season.
by Lyle Richardson - June 5, 2012 12:12 PM EDT
Tomas Vokoun's trade to Pittsburgh took one netminder off the market and made things more interesting.
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ acquisition of goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals Monday significantly reduced the depth of available goaltending talent.
by Lyle Richardson - June 4, 2012 10:55 AM EDT
How does Tim Thomas' decision to sit out a year affect the Bruins going forward?
A year after goaltender Tim Thomas backstopped the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years, he’s surprised the hockey world by announcing his intention to sit out next season for personal reasons.
by Lyle Richardson - June 1, 2012 1:33 PM EDT
The Nashville defenseman is a popular subject in Detroit now that their Swedish great has retired.
The retirement of Detroit Red Wings long-time cornerstone Nicklas Lidstrom has increased speculation the club will turn toward free agency and Nashville Predators blueliner Ryan Suter as a replacement.
by Lyle Richardson - May 31, 2012 1:37 PM EDT
The latest on the biggest UFA in the Stanley Cup final and whether or not he'll stick around.
The 2012 Stanley Cup final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils is underway, but questions about the future of one Devil could become an unwelcome distraction.
by Lyle Richardson - May 30, 2012 1:54 PM EDT
Semin and Vokoun shipping out of D.C.; Hawks stalking Staal; Jackman's future in St. Louis uncertain.
Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington.com recently reported Alexander Semin dropped more hints about not returning to the Washington Capitals during an interview last week in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
by Lyle Richardson - May 29, 2012 2:05 PM EDT
The Canucks coached stirred the pot with recent comments and put the big-ticket goalie back in the spotlight.
Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault stirred up the rumor mill late last week when, in an interview with TVA Sports, he said goaltender Roberto Luongo had requested a trade.
by Lyle Richardson - May 28, 2012 12:10 PM EDT
The Blueshirts fell just short of the Cup final. What roster tweaks will get them there next season?
The New York Rangers couldn’t stage a repeat of their 1994 Game 6 rally over the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference final, as they were eliminated from the playoffs with a 3-2 overtime loss on Friday.
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