Gaunce won’t be qualifed Rick Dhaliwal: Have been told that the Vancouver Canucks won’t be qualifying restricted free agent forward Brendan Gaunce. The 2012 first-round pick could use a change of scenery. Canucks could use a top-six forward and a top-four defenseman, possibly two Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet: The Canucks could use another winger for
Plenty of free agent decisions for the Islanders this offseason Brian Compton of NHL.com: The New York Islanders have pending unrestricted free agents in Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson, and Robin Lehner. GM Lou Lamoriello said they’d like to have them back but will have to see how they can fit them in. The
The Montreal Canadiens need a reliable backup Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Montreal Canadiens backup goaltender Antti Niemi has already been told that he won’t be back next season. The Canadiens need to find a reliable, cost-effective backup goaltender. They have Charlie Lindgren signed for two more years on a one-way deal, but he needs to
report this ad Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz. Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders led the
Malkin on Rumors Igor Eronko: Evgeni Malkin to @galkevich32: “I’m used to the talks I’m get traded so it doesn’t get me nervous. Now I’m in the team Russia and I’ll try to prove I’m good. I had a bad season and I’m going to get me out of the pit. Sometimes criticism is justified.
Keys to the New York Islanders offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters: Looking at keys to the New York Islanders offseason. To re-sign or not to re-sign: Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson are all pending unrestricted free agents for the Islanders. The sticking point for Eberle could be term. Nelson had a career
The Penguins may have to look at moving Letang? Sean Tierney: Elliotte Friedman on his 31 Thoughts podcast with suggested that the Pittsburgh Penguins may need to look at trading defenseman Kris Letang first if they really want to start collecting significant assets. Jeff Marek asks Letang before Phil Kessel, to which Friedman answers: “I’m
Do the Coyotes have two starting goaltenders? Matt Layman of Arizona Sports: Darcy Kuemper filled in for injured Antti Raanta this season getting in a career-high 55 games with a .925 save percentage. Do the Arizona Coyotes now have two starting goalies for next season? “There are organizations that’ll go a decade without having one