by Lyle Richardson - March 14, 2012 11:25 AM EDT
If Semin doesn't re-sign, will he bolt to the KHL?; can the Flames re-sign Jokinen?; and more.
The NHL's unrestricted free agent market doesn't open until July 1, but with no trade rumors to report until the end of the playoffs, media speculation has turned to what the future might hold for several of this year's notable UFAs.
by Lyle Richardson - March 13, 2012 1:15 PM EDT
Will Anaheim GM Bob Murray make changes if the Ducks fail to make the post-season? Will the big three be busted up?
In early January, Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray had seen enough of his club's poor performance in the first half of this season. Murray implored his players to improve over the remainder of the season, suggesting there could be significant off-season changes – including a shakeup of the team's core – if they failed to pick up their play.
by Lyle Richardson - March 12, 2012 11:48 AM EDT
With Radulov's KHL club eliminated from the playoffs, rumors abound of the Russian's return to Music City for the NHL post-season.
Speculation has been growing since late last week of the Nashville Predators’ talented “prodigal son” returning to their lineup.
by Lyle Richardson - March 9, 2012 2:24 PM EST
The Kings power forward was rumored to be on the block, but wasn't traded before Feb. 27. So what's next?
Rumors claiming the Los Angeles Kings were shopping right winger Dustin Brown made headlines in the weekend leading up to this year's NHL trade deadline.
by Lyle Richardson - March 8, 2012 4:29 PM EST
It's been a long season for Montreal fans, but at least the future holds promise.
Calling this season a disappointment for the Montreal Canadiens and their fans would be an understatement. Having pushed the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins to overtime in Game 7 of their 2011 conference quarterfinal series, the Habs entered this season with high hopes for significant improvement.
by Lyle Richardson - March 7, 2012 11:40 AM EST
James van Riemsdyk was rumored as a trade candidate, but after the injuries he's sustained this year, will he be available in the summer?
Leading up to this year's trade deadline, Philadelphia Flyers left winger James van Riemsdyk was frequently mentioned as a trade candidate. Signed last August to a six-year, $25.
by Lyle Richardson - March 6, 2012 12:08 PM EST
The Edmonton Oilers have a promising future in front of them, but the wait is getting a little too long for fans.
The good news for the Edmonton Oilers is they won't finish last overall for a third straight season. The bad news is they could finish with the second-worst record.
by Lyle Richardson - March 5, 2012 12:20 PM EST
Suter leads deep group of free agent D-men; Parise headlines forward class; and more.
Teams seeking scoring punch and quality goaltending in this summer's unrestricted free agent market will find slim pickings, but those in search of blueline depth will have better luck.
by Lyle Richardson - March 2, 2012 12:55 PM EST
Even though free agency looms, Mikhail Grabovski may remain a Leaf for a long time.
The passing of the trade deadline means the buzz over this year’s possible swaps has died down, which can mean only one thing: it's time to ramp up the speculation over this summer's crop of free agents.
by Lyle Richardson - March 1, 2012 2:55 PM EST
The Wild hope their latest trades pan out better than their other recent moves have.
One of the notable moves at this year's trade deadline was the Minnesota Wild shipping long-time defenseman Nick Schultz to the Edmonton Oilers for puck-moving blueliner Tom Gilbert.
by Lyle Richardson - February 29, 2012 11:33 AM EST
Rangers GM Glen Sather put in an 11th-hour offer for Rick Nash, but couldn't get Columbus to bite.
This year's NHL trade deadline was notable for three factors: a lack of deals involving big-name talent, a decline in the number of trades for the second straight year and several deals which were actual “hockey trades” – the swap of NHL players – among the usual salary-dumping moves.
by Lyle Richardson - February 28, 2012 12:40 PM EST
No Nash trade means the sideshow in Ohio will continue towards the June draft.
After two weeks of rising speculation, the Columbus Blue Jackets opted not to trade right winger Rick Nash at the trade deadline. It wasn't for lack of trying on the part of GM Scott Howson.
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