The Arizona Coyotes avoided the RFA meltdown BUT….. Craig Morgan of The Athletic: John Chayka avoided the logjam by signing players like Christian Dvorak, Jacob Chychrun, and Nick Schmaltz to longer deals early in the process. This was to avoid the logjam. “I don’t think it was being clairvoyant or anything like that,” said Chayka,
The Niklas Kronwall indecision in the decision… From Abel To Yzerman (Paul Kukla and George Malik): As August rolls along, it has become clear that Niklas Kronwall will take his sweet time in any decision made. The information has been scarce at best on the defenseman. George Malik scanned the Swedish newspapers exhaustively and not
© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Flyers and Konecny nearing a deal? Jason Myrtetus: Have spoken with someone who is in the know with regards to the Philadelphia Flyers and RFA Travis Konecny, and was told that a deal could be very close. It will likely be a bridge deal, two or three years with
In today’s NHL rumor rundown there are updates on unrestricted free agent Jake Gardiner and pending unrestricted free agent Taylor Hall, there is speculation the Pittsburgh Penguins might look to trade a top defenseman and the Minnesota Wild are narrowing down their search for a new GM. Gardiner Not Talking Steve Simmons of The Toronto
Fiala waiting for a new GM so he can get a new contract Dan Rosen of NHL.com: As the Minnesota Wild search for a new GM, restricted free agent Kevin Fiala waits for a new contract. Fiala’s agent had been speaking with Paul Fenton before he was fired. Fiala said that he “just have to
© Geoff Burke | 2013 Aug 27 — USA Today — Bill Guerin and Kathryn Tappin Bill Guerin second interview with the Minnesota Wild Michael Russo of The Athletic: Again, Bill Guerin and the Minnesota Wild met on Thursday. This was before some candidates even got their first encounter with Craig Leopold and Matt Majka.
© Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Wild ownership wants to win now, GM candidates and potential line combinations Chip Scoggins of the Star-Tribune: Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold doesn’t want to rebuild and desperately wants the Wild to be a playoff team. The Wild are not a cup contender, maybe a fringe playoff team, and have
© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Maroon getting interest Michael Russo: Unrestricted free agent Patrick Maroon has over six ‘job opportunities’ for this season. No update on RFA Ivan Barbashev Jeremy Rutherford: As of yesterday, there is no update on St. Louis Blues restricted free agent forward Ivan Barbashev according to his agent. Guerin leading
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is talk about who the Minnesota Wild might hire as their next general manager, the Calgary Flames might be looking at trading Michael Frolik, the New York Rangers probably aren’t done despite buying out Kevin Shattenkirk and there is news on the Edmonton Oilers search for young talent. Wild
After a promising rookie season, Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Greenway looks poised to become the team’s big-man and long-term physical presence. Greenway has the skill, the size, and the determination to be an important part of the Wild’s forward core for a long time, and in his rookies season, he showed glimpses of greatness. Greenway
The Minnesota Wild are at a pivotal point in their history right now. The team seems to be lacking direction after missing the playoffs for the first time in the past seven years, and owner Craig Leipold will have a big role in shaping the direction of the franchise with his selection of the new
© James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Blues-Maroon still not out of the question Ben Frederickson: St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Joel Edmundson would be signed by afternoon. Patrick Maroon and the Blues are still on each other’s radar. There is no update on Ivan Barbashev yet. Wild interview two potential GMs Michael Russo
© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Wild have interview two GM candidates already Michael Russo of The Athletic: Sources have said that the Minnesota Wild have already interviewed Ron Hextall and Peter Chiarelli for their vacant GM position. The Wild still plan on interviewing more candidates and there is no timetable to name their new GM.
© Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Flames might be interested in a defenseman Jim Matheson: Have heard that the Calgary Flames could have some interest in right-handed defenseman Alex Petrovic. Rangers still have trade options for more cap space Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Brendan Smith and Marc Staal had been buyout options for the
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Wild GM Candidates … Buffalo Sabres Notes on Gusev, Gardiner… © Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports Some Minnesota Wild GM candidates Michael Russo: The Minnesota Wild didn’t end up meeting with Ron Hextall yesterday about their general manager opening. Sources did say that they are close to setting up an
© David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Holland on Puljujarvi Bob Stauffer: It is possible that Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi is at the Oilers training camp in September. The situation remains fluid and the Oilers can’t just trade Puljujarvi for the sake of trading him. David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Ken Holland when
© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Top 10 ‘untradeable’ NHL contracts Ken Campbell of The Hockey News: The ‘bad’ contracts of Milan Lucic, James Neal, and David Clarkson have been traded over the past week or so. Taking a look at the top 10 contracts that have four or more seasons remaining that may be untradeable.