Nick Paul’s path to the NHL hasn’t been straightforward, but he’s there now, and his role on the Ottawa Senators team for now and the future is becoming more and more clear as the season progresses. Make Or Break Heading into the 2019-20 season, Paul’s place in the Sens organization was a question mark in
New York Islanders fans will not be hearing the words “we stood pat” after this trade deadline. General manager Lou Lamoriello agreed to send their 2020 first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2022 third-round pick to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Islanders desperately needed a forward, and after
Taylor Hall doesn’t want to go anywhere Tom Gulitti of NHL.com: Arizona Coyotes forward Taylor Hall hopes that he’s not traded ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. “I want to make the playoffs with the guys here,” Hall said. “I don’t want to go anywhere else.” Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo said last week that they are
Canadiens GM watching the Avs again Renaud Lavoie: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is still in Denver and will be watching the Avalanche – Islanders game tonight. Capitals GM on the trade deadline and pending UFA Braden Holtby Samantha Pell: Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan on if the Capitals will make any other trades before
Islanders willing to make moves and could use help up front Arthur Staple of The Athletic: New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello said they are still looking to make moves ahead of the NHL trade deadline. “I don’t think there’s any question we’d be willing to make (moves), but it has to be the right
It is a sellers’ market and the prices are steep. That is evident, based on the deals to date. Teams wanting to upgrade ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline are going to pay a premium, especially for players with term. See Blake Coleman. Even the rentals — from top-six wingers like Tyler Toffoli to bottom-pairing
Trade value limited for most Red Wings players Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen on the approaching trade deadline. “I think we all know the situation,” Frans Nielsen said after Saturday’s loss to the Boston Bruins. “We know anything can happen. We’ve seen from early this year that
Rumor roundup involving the Sharks, Devils, Wild, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, and the Rangers Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The San Jose Sharks season is a writeoff and the “For Sale” sign is up. Defenseman Brenden Dillon is expected to be traded and there will be teams keeping an eye on Joe Thornton. Thornton carries
The Flyers will be buyers at the trade deadline Charlie O’Connor of The Athletic: The Philadelphia Flyers are in the playoff hunt and they will be buyers. What will they look at doing leading up to the trade deadline? The Flyers likely won’t be big-game buyers at the deadline. It’s likely not the time to
Cap issues led to a short-term deal for Darnell Nurse Jason (@Account4Hockey): Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 960 on Monday said that the Edmonton Oilers and Darnell Nurse had looked at longer-term but couldn’t get the salary cap number to work. The short-term deal gives them time for money to come off the books and then
Is Josh Anderson a case of buyer beware? Conor Ryan of Boston Sports Journal: While Anderson dishes out much punishment, his scoring this season has evaporated. He tallied just one goal and four points in 26 games before an injury occurred. Anderson remains out since mid-December. While he expects to return soon, one must wonder
Team watching the Kings … Rangers and Kreider to talk … No talks for Pageau Sportsnet: Teams are keeping an eye on the Los Angeles Kings who are going to be sellers ahead of the NHL trade deadline. At the Kings-Devils game: “There are three scouts there from each of the Winnipeg Jets and also
Top Priority for the Oilers Ryan Rishaug: Have to believe the top priority for the Edmonton Oilers heading into the trade deadline still has to be a third-line center. Ottawa Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau would be a great fit for the Oilers but is not sure they’ll want to give up their first-round pick for him.
Trade deadline notes on the Blackhawks, Penguins, rentals, Senators, and Rangers Emily Kaplan of ESPN: If the Chicago Blackhawks are in a good position at the trade deadline, don’t expect them to do much. GM Stan Bowman would likely hold onto both Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford. Bowman could listen to offers on Erik Gustafsson.
Teams may not be willing to move first-round picks for rentals Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: More teams are looking at a make the playoffs for longer-run as opposed to trying to go “all-in” for two or three years – wanting to hold on to picks and high prospects instead of trying to win now.
Parity throughout the National Hockey League is great for the fans, but it can make things a little more difficult for general managers looking to make changes to their roster prior to the trade deadline on Feb. 24. The Pacific Division is in gridlock, with just five points separating the top five teams. Many teams
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Winnipeg Jets looking to add before the trade deadline, buzz surrounding Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau and is there a possible deal available between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens brewing? Finally, what did Travis Zajac say when asked if he would waive his
Coming out of the 2020 NHL All-Star break, the Boston Bruins are among this season’s top teams. With 70 points, they’re first in the Atlantic Division and second in the overall standings behind the Washington Capitals. With a solid goaltending tandem in Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak, a solid defense corps featuring Torey Krug, Charlie