Rumor Roundup

Three teams looking for defense

Three teams looking for defense

by Lyle Richardson - July 8, 2013 2:01 PM EDT

The Oilers, Flyers and Avalanche have all made a splash this summer, but are still shorthanded on the blueline.
Craig MacTavish promised bold moves when he took over as Edmonton Oilers GM this spring, but so far the results have been underwhelming. He shed Shawn Horcoff's $5.


NHL's biggest free agents

NHL's biggest free agents

by Lyle Richardson - July 4, 2013 1:02 PM EDT

Looking at the biggest names available on July 5 and where they may end up signing.
The NHL's unrestricted free agent period begins at noon ET on July 5. Under the new CBA, pending unrestricted free agents are allowed to be interviewed by any team 48 hours prior to the start of free agency.


Will Miller or Vanek move this summer?

Will Miller or Vanek move this summer?

by Lyle Richardson - July 3, 2013 11:16 AM EDT

Rumored in trade talk around the draft, Buffalo's two biggest trade assets are still around; plus Dan Boyle, Ales Hemsky and more.
Speculation persists over the future of Buffalo Sabres stars Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek. Entering the past weekend’s NHL draft, both were mentioned as trade candidates, but neither ended up moving.


Draft day fallout

Draft day fallout

by Lyle Richardson - July 1, 2013 7:34 PM EDT

The surprising trade of Cory Schneider shocked the draft, but there are a lot of loose ends to tie up on roster around the league.
The Vancouver Canucks stunned the hockey world during the 2013 NHL draft by trading goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for the ninth overall pick, used to select London Knights center Bo Horvat.


Where will Lecavalier sign?

Where will Lecavalier sign?

by Lyle Richardson - June 28, 2013 2:30 PM EDT

The Canadiens and Red Wings appear to be the early front-runners for Vinny, plus buzz about Letang, Briere, Luongo and more.
As Tampa Bay Lightning fans mourn the buyout of Vincent Lecavalier, the rest of the league speculates where he'll sign as an unrestricted free agent on July 5.


Who will be Philadelphia's new No. 1?

Who will be Philadelphia's new No. 1?

by Lyle Richardson - June 26, 2013 2:14 PM EDT

Who will the flyers replace Bryzgalov with?; Wild in need of cap room; Red Wings actively seek trades.
The Philadelphia Flyers announcement Tuesday that they will buy out goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov – the largest contract buyout in NHL history - raises questions over who his replacement will be.


Maple Leafs not done dealing

Maple Leafs not done dealing

by Lyle Richardson - June 24, 2013 3:26 PM EDT

After acquiring Jonathan Bernier, what is Toronto up to now?; who will tend goal in Philadelphia?; and more.
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquisition Sunday of goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings could be the first of several moves by the club this summer.


Flyers, Penguins, Leafs look to make moves

Flyers, Penguins, Leafs look to make moves

by Lyle Richardson - June 21, 2013 3:29 PM EDT

What will the Flyers do with Bryzgalov?; the latest on Kris Letang; and the Leafs search for everything.
It's shaping up to be yet another busy off-season for the Philadelphia Flyers. GM Paul Holmgren got the ball rolling earlier this month with his acquisition and (anticipated) signing of defenseman Mark Streit, then informed Daniel Briere of the club's intent to use a compliance buyout on him to shed his cap hit.


Streit-en up and fly right

Streit-en up and fly right

by Lyle Richardson - June 19, 2013 2:15 PM EDT

the latest on Mark Streit, Stephen Weiss and who is targeting Bryan Bickell.
The Philadelphia Flyers swiftly denied a report from TSN claiming they'd signed defenseman Mark Streit to a four-year, $21-million contract.


Are Sabres targeting top five pick?

Are Sabres targeting top five pick?

by Lyle Richardson - June 17, 2013 4:14 PM EDT

With a couple first-rounders to work with, plus two name players on the block, the Sabres could be active around the draft.
With the NHL draft less than two weeks away, a couple of teams are attempting to move up the selection order. CBC's Elliotte Friedman reported the Calgary Flames offered up their three first round picks (6, 22 and 28) to the Colorado Avalanche for the first overall pick, but the offer was rejected.


Kris Letang's value

Kris Letang's value

by Lyle Richardson - June 14, 2013 11:23 AM EDT

Now that Evgeni Malkin has re-signed, what can Letang expect to get?; Sabres chase after No. 1 pick; and more.
The hockey world didn't have to wait long for the Pittsburgh Penguins to re-sign superstar Evgeni Malkin, who inked an eight-year, $76-million deal with a cap hit of $9.


Can the Kings keep it together?

Can the Kings keep it together?

by Lyle Richardson - June 12, 2013 3:26 PM EDT

After losing in the West final, the 2012 champs face some challenges this summer in keeping their roster intact.
The Los Angeles Kings’ elimination by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final was a bitter disappointment for the defending Stanley Cup champions.


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