Rumor Roundup

Would Ryan Miller for Paul Stastny make sense?

Would Ryan Miller for Paul Stastny make sense?

by Lyle Richardson - September 2, 2013 11:56 AM EDT

Will the Avalanche and Sabres swap stars? Will Matt Read stay with the Flyers? Is Selanne the last Duck in the pond?
Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller are eligible for unrestricted free agency next July, so naturally their names are frequently appearing in this summer's trade rumors.


Will the Sedins retire in Vancouver?

Will the Sedins retire in Vancouver?

by Lyle Richardson - August 30, 2013 1:00 PM EDT

Daniel and Henrik have started contract extension talks with the Canucks, while Phil Kessel doesn't want his to go on during the season.
Roberto Luongo faces an uncertain future with the Vancouver Canucks, but Henrik and Daniel Sedin hope to stick around for a while. The twins are eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer, but Henrik recently told the Vancouver Sun's Iain MacIntyre they've started contract extension talks with hopes of re-signing before the regular season opens.


Luongo speaks, Miller keeps quiet

Luongo speaks, Miller keeps quiet

by Lyle Richardson - August 28, 2013 3:55 PM EDT

While Roberto Luongo recently spoke about the unexpected developments in his off-season, pending UFA Ryan Miller wants to stay on the down low.
Nearly two months after the Vancouver Canucks surprised the hockey world by shipping goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils, Roberto Luongo finally broke his silence.


Kadri, Kessel and the Maple Leafs crunch

Kadri, Kessel and the Maple Leafs crunch

by Lyle Richardson - August 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT

Nazem Kadri and Cody Frnason are still without contracts, while the team's premier scorer will need a new deal soon.
Contract negotiations between the Toronto Maple Leafs and center Nazem Kadri continue to dominate an otherwise slow summer rumor mill. Sportsnet's David Alter created a stir Saturday by reporting the Kadri camp initially sought a six-year deal worth $6 million per season and reduced it to $5 million “as a means to help the Leafs with their current cap squeeze.


Latest free agent buzz

Latest free agent buzz

by Lyle Richardson - August 23, 2013 10:32 AM EDT

What's going on with Pietrangelo, Stepan, Kadri, Cowen, Morrow, Brunner and Gill?
Mikhail Grabovski’s new one-year contract with the Washington Capitals injected a welcome jolt of excitement into an otherwise stagnant NHL free agent market.


Phaneuf will remain a Leaf for now

Phaneuf will remain a Leaf for now

by Lyle Richardson - August 21, 2013 11:25 AM EDT

Why the Leafs won't trade Dion Phaneuf yet; Selanne close to a decision; and more.
Lost amid the speculation over the Toronto Maple Leafs’ contract negotiations with Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson are questions about the future of Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.


These Leafs still in limbo

These Leafs still in limbo

by Lyle Richardson - August 19, 2013 12:03 PM EDT

Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri head into late August unsigned and unsure when their deals will get done.
With NHL training camps opening in less than a month, the Toronto Maple Leafs appear no closer to re-signing Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson.


Selanne seeking minutes?

Selanne seeking minutes?

by Lyle Richardson - August 16, 2013 10:50 AM EDT

Will ice time be the key to Teemu's return to the Ducks? Will Boyle finish with the Sharks? Brunner waiting for right fit.
Some good news for Anaheim Ducks fans awaiting word of Teemu Selanne's future plans, as he reportedly met last week with Ducks GM Bob Murray to discuss his role with the club.


Avalanche still short on defense

Avalanche still short on defense

by Lyle Richardson - August 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT

Colorado has plenty of promising pieces at forward, but has lingering problems on the blueline; plus more on the Coyotes and Blue Jackets.
The Colorado Avalanche enter this season with Joe Sakic as the new executive VP of hockey operations, Patrick Roy as the new coach and an exciting group of young forwards led by Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and 2013 first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon.


How much will Pietrangelo sign for?

How much will Pietrangelo sign for?

by Lyle Richardson - August 12, 2013 12:40 PM EDT

Alex Pietrangelo tops the long list of remaining unsigned RFAs - what will he and the others go for?
A month before NHL training camps open, a number of notable restricted free agents are still unsigned. Among them are Alex Pietrangelo of the St.


What does the future hold for Teemu Selanne?

What does the future hold for Teemu Selanne?

by Lyle Richardson - August 9, 2013 11:36 AM EDT

Still unsigned, would the Finnish Flash make a return to Winnipeg?; and much more.
Free agent Teemu Selanne recently told a Finnish newspaper he's considering three options regarding his hockey future. He'll either return to the Anaheim Ducks (where he's played most of his NHL career, including the past eight seasons), sign with another NHL team, or retire from the NHL.


How will the Leafs stay below the cap?

How will the Leafs stay below the cap?

by Lyle Richardson - August 7, 2013 12:29 PM EDT

They didn't buy out Liles and still have to sign Kadri and Franson, so what's the plan?; plus the latest on Pietrangelo.
The Toronto Maple Leafs post-arbitration, 48-hour buyout window passed quietly over the weekend with no action by GM Dave Nonis. It was assumed Nonis would buy out the remainder of John-Michael Liles’ contract.


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