Rumor Roundup

Staal trade shakes NHL

Staal trade shakes NHL

by Lyle Richardson - June 25, 2012 12:17 PM EDT

How the Jordan Staal trade puts the Pens in the UFA market; how Bobby Ryan impacts Rick Nash; and more.
The Pittsburgh Penguins shook the hockey world Friday by trading center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes and uniting him with older brother Eric.


Nash talk running wild

Nash talk running wild

by Lyle Richardson - June 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT

Will Nash be dealt this weekend? What about Bobby Ryan? Did Staal reject a big offer from the Penguins? And much more.
With the 2012 NHL draft starting tonight, the rumor mill regarding the potential swap of established NHL players has gone into overdrive. Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Rick Nash continues to dominate the news.


Nash, Staal and Maple Leafs goalie buzz

Nash, Staal and Maple Leafs goalie buzz

by Lyle Richardson - June 21, 2012 11:37 AM EDT

Did the Senators make a pitch for Rick Nash? Will the Penguins keep Jordan Staal? Who can Toronto target in goal?
The Ottawa Senators made headlines Tuesday by re-signing defenseman Erik Karlsson to a seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension, but that may not be the only significant move they have in the works.


Suter to test free agency?

Suter to test free agency?

by Lyle Richardson - June 20, 2012 8:00 PM EDT

Is Suter done with the Predators? Are the Flyers and Stars interested? Souray looking for long-term deal?
Nashville Predators GM David Poile remains optimistic over getting UFA defenseman Ryan Suter re-signed, but it appears the blueliner will test this summer's free agent market.


Busy Canadian teams

Busy Canadian teams

by Lyle Richardson - June 19, 2012 2:35 PM EDT

Five Canadian franchises have some tough decisions to make as the season of trading heats up.
Most of the focus over which Canadian-based teams will make major moves this week is on the Edmonton Oilers (fielding offers for the first overall pick), Vancouver Canucks (shopping goalie Roberto Luongo) and Toronto Maple Leafs (rumored to have interest in Luongo and Columbus right winger Rick Nash).


Rick Nash talk heats up

Rick Nash talk heats up

by Lyle Richardson - June 18, 2012 1:25 PM EDT

As the draft draws near, rumors and speculation have heated up around the Blue Jackets sniper.
With the draft fast approaching, expectation is the Columbus Blue Jackets will attempt to move right winger Rick Nash and could even do so a day or two before the event.


How to keep the Kings on top

How to keep the Kings on top

by Lyle Richardson - June 15, 2012 5:52 PM EDT

Los Angeles will return with much of their roster in tact, but pressing questions remain: Can they re-sign Quick? Is Parise a target?
As the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their first Stanley Cup championship, speculation turns toward their potential off-season moves, which will affect their chances to repeat as champions.


Busy New Jersey summer

Busy New Jersey summer

by Lyle Richardson - June 14, 2012 11:39 AM EDT

Will Martin Brodeur and Zach Parise be back? And how will the team's financial woes impact the off-season?
The New Jersey Devils’ impressive playoff run ended against the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup final, but it brought in more than $32.


Is Luke Schenn on the block?

Is Luke Schenn on the block?

by Lyle Richardson - June 13, 2012 11:15 AM EDT

The Leafs defender has been mentioned in connection with the Oilers; plus will Matt Carle stay with Philly?; and more.
It didn’t take long for a recent trade rumor by Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman involving Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn to raise the ire of Leafs management.


Who has interest in Radulov?

Who has interest in Radulov?

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.


Room for Staal in Pittsburgh?

Room for Staal in Pittsburgh?

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.


Is Detroit a fit for Semin?

Is Detroit a fit for Semin?

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.


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