Rumor Roundup

Philadelphia's blueline concerns

Philadelphia's blueline concerns

by Lyle Richardson - August 1, 2012 1:40 PM EDT

Fans want scoring, by the Flyers need 'D'; do the Sharks also need to improve the back end?; and Carolina looks to add toughness.
The Philadelphia Flyers are often listed among the leading suitors in trade rumors regarding Anaheim Ducks right winger Bobby Ryan, but one Philadelphia pundit doesn’t believe Ryan is the type of player they need.


Attention turns to Bobby Ryan

Attention turns to Bobby Ryan

by Lyle Richardson - July 31, 2012 2:30 PM EDT

With Rick Nash in New York, trade talk surrounding Bobby Ryan is ready to hijack the rest of the summer.
With Rick Nash now off the trade market, the focus of the summer rumor mill has shifted to Anaheim Ducks right winger Bobby Ryan. It's been more than a month since Ryan, 25, vented his frustration over his name constantly appearing in trade rumors involving the Ducks last season.


Doan, Thornton and Bernier

Doan, Thornton and Bernier

by Lyle Richardson - July 30, 2012 1:15 PM EDT

Are the Penguins preparing an offer for Doan?; are the Rangers after Jumbo Joe?; and will Jonathan Bernier be dealt?
As the Shane Doan free agency watch drags on, conflicting reports emerged over the weekend regarding a meeting scheduled last Friday between Doan and prospective Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.


Who will the Flyers target next?

Who will the Flyers target next?

by Lyle Richardson - July 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT

After striking out on Shea Weber, what will the Flyers do now to improve their blueline?
The Philadelphia Flyers' failed attempt to sign Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber has some observers pondering GM Paul Holmgren's next move.


Hurricanes interested in Semin?

Hurricanes interested in Semin?

by Lyle Richardson - July 24, 2012 1:22 PM EDT

Is Carolina talking contract with the Russian winger?; who is interested in Tim Thomas?; and more.
Former Washington Capitals left winger Alexander Semin remains unsigned, but at least one NHL team is interested in him. Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer tweeted Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is still in the market for a top-six forward and has had several conversations with Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, regarding a one-year contract.


Doan searches for new team

Doan searches for new team

by Lyle Richardson - July 23, 2012 1:12 PM EDT

While Shane Doan still waits on the Coyotes, he's begun to meet with other potential suitors; and more.
Two weeks after his self-imposed deadline of July 9, as he awaits news on the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes, free agent right winger Shane Doan finally started meeting with other teams interested in his services.


Doan stuck in neutral

Doan stuck in neutral

by Lyle Richardson - July 20, 2012 11:50 AM EDT

The latest on Shane Doan and looking at the aftermath of Shea Weber's contract.
It's increasingly apparent right winger Shane Doan is in no hurry to leave the Phoenix Coyotes. Despite considerable interest around the league (reportedly by as many as 16 teams), Doan's agent, Terry Bross, claimed his client was still awaiting clarification regarding the sale of the Coyotes to an ownership group headed by former San Jose Sharks executive Greg Jamison.


Shea Weber offer sheet puts Predators into a corner

Shea Weber offer sheet puts Predators into a corner

by Lyle Richardson - July 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT

Looking at the mammoth 14-year offer sheet extended to Shea Weber by the Philadelphia Flyers and what Nashville's options are.
Two weeks after the Nashville Predators lost defenseman Ryan Suter to the Minnesota Wild, they could be poised to lose top blueliner Shea Weber.


Bernier crowds goalie market

Bernier crowds goalie market

by Lyle Richardson - July 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT

The Kings backup goalie requested a trade, but did he hurt his own value? Plus the latest on Alex Semin.
Whenever the Columbus Blue Jackets are mentioned in trade rumors these days, it’s about their efforts to move right winger Rick Nash. Late last week, however, a report from the Columbus Dispatch claimed the Blue Jackets were also looking to add a goaltender.


Top remaining UFAs

Top remaining UFAs

by Lyle Richardson - July 17, 2012 3:05 PM EDT

We take a look at the 10 best players still available on the UFA market.
There has been little activity in the UFA market since the signings from the first few days two and a half weeks ago. The reason, of course, is the lack of quality depth in this year’s free agent pool and with the big names like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter now gone, there’s not much left to entice most teams.


Will Luongo end up in Chicago?

Will Luongo end up in Chicago?

by Lyle Richardson - July 16, 2012 3:10 PM EDT

Continued discussion surrounding the futures of Luongo, Bobby Ryan, Shane Doan and more.
The Vancouver Canucks aren’t rushing to move veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo, but speculation persists over where he’ll wind up.


Uncertain futures

Uncertain futures

by Lyle Richardson - July 13, 2012 1:05 PM EDT

The latest on Rick Nash, Shea Weber, Chicago's search for a goalie and Jonathan Bernier's trade request.
Even though the Boston Bruins are one of the teams on Rick Nash's “wish list,” one Boston writer doubts the winger will be pulling on the Black and Gold.


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