Jack Eichel has taken his game into a new stratosphere this season. In his fourth year in the league, Eichel has put all the tools together, making him one of the most unique players in the NHL. Eichel’s Toe Drag The toe drag is one of the most common moves attempted in hockey. For the
Anaheim in a selling mood and Josh Manson? Eric Stephens of The Athletic (Mailbag): The Anaheim Ducks have lots of questions to resolve. The defense suffered greatly this season and even Josh Manson’s play has faltered considerably. Even among prospects, they have progressed far more slowly than expected. It is clear that the Ducks need
Phaneuf hanging out with the Maple Leafs TSN: Bob McKenzie notes that Dion Phaneuf has been shadowing Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan for the past few days. “Now, I should point out. Dion has not officially retired from hockey, he would like another opportunity somewhere but the reason he is in Toronto is simply
Henrik Lundqvist and the Colorado Avalanche? Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The latest team for Henrik Lundqvist to be linked to is indeed the Colorado Avalanche. After all, this makes sense considering all the cap space that Colorado has ($31 million approximately). They would be on the hook for the remainder of Lundqvist’s deal.
KHL goaltender getting NHL interest Aivis Kalnins: Source saying the Ak Bars goaltender Timur Bilyalov has turned down a contract extension. He is committed to going to North America for next season. Aivis Kalnins: Have been told that the Toronto Maple Leafs are not the only serious contender for Bilyalov. There are at least three
By The Canadian Press January 14th, 2020 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres centre Tage Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair an injury to his right shoulder. The Sabres announced Thompson had the operation on Tuesday and will require between five and six months of recovery time. Thompson was
Notes on the Predators, Sabres, Penguins, Bruins, and Senators Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Nashville Predators GM David Poile has been trying to trade Kyle Turris for the past year. Coach Peter Laviolette could eventually take the fall but Poile said it doesn’t appear to be an option at this time. Former New Jersey
Devils eyeing a Sabres defenseman? The Fourth Period: New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero has his eye towards next year and he’s looking to retool their blue line. It is believed that Shero has some interested in Buffalo Sabres defenseman Colin Miller. The 27-year old Miller has two years left on his contract at a
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday. Conor Sheary and Henri Jokiharju also scored for the Sabres in their second straight win. Linus Ullmark made 32 saves. Florida lost for the second time in three games. Mike Matheson and Evgenii
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward and the NHL’s rookie scoring leader Victor Olofsson will miss between five and six weeks with a lower body injury. The Sabres provided the update Friday, a day after Olofsson was hurt during the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton. Upon making a pass to set
Salary cap asset for the Flames Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun: The Calgary Flames moved out forward Michael Frolik Thursday night, clearing $4.3 million in salary cap space. The move now gives them just under $2 million in cap space leading up the trade deadline. “You always want to improve your team, but No.
Sabres trade Scandella to the Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Buffalo Sabres for a 2020 fourth-round pick. The pick originally belonged to the San Jose Sharks. Thoughts from the media John Shannon: “Scandella being moved by Buffalo to Montreal makes a ton of sense on so many levels. Sabres
Bracco as part of a bigger deal? James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman earlier this week on Sportsnet 590: The asking price for Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jeremy Bracco is high. Other teams have asked about him in the past. After reported that Bracco is available, some teams are wondering the Maple Leafs are wanting to use
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are appears to be more unrest in Buffalo where another player is looking for a change of scenery, there is good news out of the Team Canada World Junior team and there is buzz around the Edmonton Oilers on a few fronts. Finally, are teams ready to sign some
The NHL’s annual trade deadline will be at 3 pm ET on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. However, several clubs could attempt to make moves well before that date. Non-contenders, such as the Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings, could wait until the deadline to maximize the returns on the players they attempt to shop.
Sabres have defensemen available … Will someone quickly move on Toffoli? Saad will get trade interest when healthy Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on Saturday night Headline’s The Buffalo Sabres have some extra defensemen and are looking to make moves. The New Jersey Devils are among the teams looking at defensemen. The Los Angles Kings could make
The NHL is under its annual roster freeze until 12:01 am ET on Dec. 28. After that, teams will be able to engage in trade activity. Despite the recent Taylor Hall trade, most deals involving significant players tend to take place in the month leading up to the annual late February trade deadline. However, several
Several teams considering signing Kovalchuk John Shannon: Free agent Ilya Kovalchuk is getting interest from teams with several of them considering signing him. Those teams are looking to talk with their coaches and staff over the holiday roster freeze to see what role he could play and if there is a fit. The Sabres could