Rumor Roundup

Brendan Morrow trade buzz

Brendan Morrow trade buzz

by Lyle Richardson - August 17, 2012 10:50 AM EDT

Could the Stars ship out their captain? Will someone take Tim Thomas off the Bruins' hands? Are the Hurricanes looking for 'D'?
Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow has been mentioned in trade rumors over the summer, but Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk has stated his intent to retain the 33-year-old, believing he'll overcome the neck and shoulder injuries that limited him to only 57 games last season.


Many restricted free agents still without contracts

Many restricted free agents still without contracts

by Lyle Richardson - August 16, 2012 11:36 AM EDT

The list of noteworthy unsigned restricted free agents is surprisingly long for mid-August.
Entering mid-August and with training camps slated to begin in a month’s time, there’s a surprising number of talented young restricted free agents yet to re-sign with their respective teams.


Does Pittsburgh have the goods to land Bobby Ryan?

Does Pittsburgh have the goods to land Bobby Ryan?

by Lyle Richardson - August 15, 2012 12:10 PM EDT

The Penguins are exploring Bobby Ryan and Shane Doan to bolster their scoring on the wings.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins traded center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Zbynek Michalek to the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL draft weekend, the anticipation was GM Ray Shero was clearing cap space to take a run at pending free agent left winger Zach Parise or blueliner Ryan Suter.


Free Agent Freeze

Free Agent Freeze

by Lyle Richardson - August 14, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

Remaining free agents are left to wait and wonder while CBA negotiations unfold.
NHL training camps are slated to open in a month's time and several quality players remain available via unrestricted free agency. Right winger Shane Doan is still unsigned, though the reasons are well documented.


Is Bouwmeester the Red Wings answer?

Is Bouwmeester the Red Wings answer?

by Lyle Richardson - August 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT

Detroit needs 'D' and Bouwmeester's name keeps popping up. What is the likelihood he lands in Motown?
Speculation over what the Philadelphia Flyers might do to address their depleted defense corps – which suffered yet another blow with Andreas Lilja reportedly sidelined by off-season hip surgery until December – has overshadowed the blueline plight of the Detroit Red Wings.


Shane Doan saga drags on

Shane Doan saga drags on

by Lyle Richardson - August 10, 2012 1:44 PM EDT

The latest suitors for the free agent winger and where Greg Jamison stands with the Coyotes.
Entering mid-August, there appears little indication the Shane Doan free agent watch will end anytime soon. On Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, acknowledged his client had received a four-year contract offer worth at least $7 million per season from a team outside New York, a hefty deal for a veteran right winger due to turn 36 in October.


Calm waters in Minnesota

Calm waters in Minnesota

by Lyle Richardson - August 9, 2012 11:33 AM EDT

After making a big splash in free agency, the Wild aren't in the mood to make any trades...yet.
The Minnesota Wild have been quiet following their signings of left winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to lucrative, long-term contracts.


The Flyers' thinning blueline

The Flyers' thinning blueline

by Lyle Richardson - August 8, 2012 12:36 PM EDT

After news of Andrej Meszaros' injury, P.K. Subban, John Carlson, Carlo Colaiacovo and others have been linked to the team.
The Philadelphia Flyers’ need to bolster their blueline depth became more urgent following news on Tuesday that defenseman Andrej Meszaros underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.


Shane Doan watch continues

Shane Doan watch continues

by Lyle Richardson - August 7, 2012 1:22 PM EDT

Suitors are lining up for a shot at landing Doan if the Coyotes sale crumbles.
It’s been nearly a month since Shane Doan set the first of his deadlines in hopes of getting clarity on the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to prospective buyer Greg Jamison.


Red Wings, Flyers, Predators seek defense

Red Wings, Flyers, Predators seek defense

by Lyle Richardson - August 6, 2012 1:30 PM EDT

With big losses to their bluelines this summer, these three teams still have options.
With NHL training camps slated to begin in mid-September (barring another lockout), the Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators are among several teams either actively seeking blueline depth, or expected to be in the near future.


Shane Doan visits Vancouver

Shane Doan visits Vancouver

by Lyle Richardson - August 3, 2012 11:52 AM EDT

The latest on Shane Doan's traveling free agent show; and are the Red Wings interested in Bouwmeester?
The Shane Doan free agent road show continued this week, with a stop in Vancouver on Tuesday to meet with Canucks ownership and management. Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province believed they would have little difficulty selling themselves to Doan, but the real issue would be working out the dollars and term.


Maple Leafs with work to do

Maple Leafs with work to do

by Lyle Richardson - August 2, 2012 12:57 PM EDT

Brian Burke has talked about getting the pieces his team needs this summer, but little has been done.
Nearly a month ago, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke assured fans he wasn’t done seeking upgrades for his roster. Those upgrades have yet to materialize.


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