by Lyle Richardson - January 17, 2013 1:03 PM EST
Phil Kessel will be up for UFA status in 2014, so how far will this season go towards determining his future in Toronto?
In the aftermath of the Toronto Maple Leafs firing GM Brian Burke, some pundits are looking ahead at potential moves by the new management.
by Lyle Richardson - January 16, 2013 3:07 PM EST
Looking at the defensemen who may be available and the teams who are seeking upgrades on the blueline.
NHL teams interested in adding some blueline depth should contact the New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes or Buffalo Sabres. These clubs have a surplus of defensemen and are willing to move some for the right deal.
by Lyle Richardson - January 15, 2013 3:09 PM EST
If the Boston native becomes available, will his hometown come calling?; plus more options for Toronto's crease.
Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reported Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney had been working on a trade in the days leading up to the start of the NHL lockout that he hoped to have “in the hopper” to pull off once the lockout ended.
by Lyle Richardson - January 14, 2013 11:40 AM EST
With training camps in session, rumors old and new are popping up as a short season nears.
With the new NHL collective bargaining agreement officially ratified over the weekend, there was anticipation of significant trade activity soon after.
by Lyle Richardson - January 11, 2013 12:20 PM EST
The Leafs have long been rumored, but the Flyers are a surprising late arrival to the rumor party.
The Toronto Maple Leafs firing of GM Brian Burke on Wednesday dominated NHL headlines and even overshadowed the announcement the Board of Governors had unanimously approved the new collective bargaining agreement.
by Lyle Richardson - January 10, 2013 11:05 AM EST
The Senators, Leafs and Canucks appear interested in adding to their bluelines before the season.
Reports out of Ottawa earlier this week indicated Senators GM Bryan Murray would be in the market for depth on the blueline once the new NHL collective bargaining agreement was officially implemented.
by The Hockey News - January 9, 2013 2:10 PM EST
With teams able to buy out two players, names like Scott Gomez and Wade Redden are swirlling in the rumor mill.
Among the notable points to emerge from the new NHL collective bargaining agreement is the allowance for two compliance contract buyouts per team.
by Lyle Richardson - January 8, 2013 11:33 AM EST
Will Subban and Montreal and Jamie Benn and Dallas be able to come to terms before the 2013 season begins?
With the new NHL collective bargaining agreement soon to be ratified, several NHL teams will be scrambling to re-sign their key restricted free agents before the start of the shortened season.
by Lyle Richardson - January 7, 2013 1:11 PM EST
Vancouver needs to work around a lowered salary cap that starts in the 2013-14 season.
Leading up to the end of the NHL lockout, some Vancouver pundits speculated over the implications of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on the Canucks roster, especially for 2013-14 when the salary cap will drop to $64.
by Lyle Richardson - January 4, 2013 11:05 AM EST
Sergei Gonchar is in the final year of his deal, leaving open the possibility for a trade and a return to Pittsburgh.
Since signing a three-year, $16.5-million contract with the Ottawa Senators in July 2010, defenseman Sergei Gonchar's performance has drawn mixed reviews from Ottawa fans and pundits.
by Lyle Richardson - January 2, 2013 2:50 PM EST
Looking at past rumors Winnipeg was considering shopping its young star and the likelihood it comes to pass.
Winnipeg Jets left winger Evander Kane was no stranger to criticism from the local media in 2012, mostly over his on-ice performance and rumored off-ice behaviour.
by Lyle Richardson - December 19, 2012 2:41 PM EST
The Oilers couldn't trade the shifty Swedish winger prior to the lockout, but his play in Switzerland could open up opportunities.
The NHL lockout hasn't been bad for all players. Swedish left winger Linus Omark has been tearing it up this season with EV Zug of the Swiss League, scoring 12 goals and 43 points in 29 games by mid-December.
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