In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Columbus Blue Jackets who are working on a long-term deal for one of their young defensemen, there are more and more insiders estimating trouble for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Bruins are thinking long-term about a few players and the NHL GM’s are getting
The New Jersey Devils defense needed a facelift and it is currently in the midst of that process after the trades this season that shipped out two expiring contracts in former captain Andy Greene and Sami Vatanen. There is still work to do whenever the off-season begins and with more free time than we know
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.
Our editors have identified relevant NHL players at each position who can become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2020. Taylor Hall, Nicklas Backstrom, Torey Krug, and Braden Holtby are all among the most valuable players in a contract year. In this article, we go over those who can make the biggest difference for whoever signs them.
Patience for the Ducks Eric Stephens of The Athletic: The Anaheim Ducks are headed towards a lottery pick – potentially an early pick in the first round. They had been trying to add to their blue line since the offseason – Justin Faulk and Kevin Shattenkirk – and added Erik Gudranson. It didn’t make sense
The Wild could host the 2021 NHL Winter Classic and play the… Greg Wyshynski: The Athletic reported that the 2021 NHL Winter Classic could be hosted by the Minnesota Wild at Target Field. ESPN has learned that their opponents could be one of the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, or the Winnipeg Jets.
Oilers likely in a holding pattern for now Kurt Leavins: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland was on Bob Stauffer’s 630 CHED show yesterday. From what Holland was saying, it’s sounding like they intend to keep the same roster for the next couple of months and then possibly make a significant addition if they are still
Joe Haggerty: The Boston Bruins signed forward Charlie Coyle to a six-year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $5.25 million. The Bruins also signed forward Chris Wagner to a three-year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $1.35 million. Cap Friendly: Coyle contract extension has a no-movement clause and a modified no-trade
The start of the 2019-20 season has been mostly pleasant for the Boston Bruins. After falling just short of a Stanley Cup last spring, the Bruins swiftly swept any concerns of a Cup hangover under the rug, getting out to one of the best starts in the National Hockey League. And while the team hit
31 Thoughts Rumor Roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Roman Josi‘s $9+ million contract extension will definitely affect the future contracts of defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug. One executive said the St. Louis Blues and Pietrangelo appear to be waiting for the other side to make the first move. Getting a deal done may be
Craig Custance of The Athletic: One agent notes that some of these RFAs signing big extensions early, it may limit the money that would be available for the group of pending UFAs. Some players will still get paid, but others may not. “I think some guys will be overplaying their hands. It’ll be interesting,” said
No offseason work for Byfuglien Neal McHale: Bob McKenzie on Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien: “He reportedly did not skate or train all summer.” Bruins right side on the second line and left side on the blue line Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: (mailbag) The Boston Bruins will try Karson Kuhlman and Brett Ritchie on
Extension talks to start for some pending restricted free agents Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: From understanding, the New York Islanders and the agent for Mathew Barzal, J.P. Barry, have already established that they’d like to have contract extension talks this fall. Barzal’s numbers so far have him between Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. That
The Bruins, Krug and Coyle have started contract extension talks Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: After a not having contract extension talks with the Boston Bruins this past offseason, defenseman Torey Krug seems little relieved that negotiations have started. “It’s exciting. Now that we’re in the regular season I don’t want to talk too much
Penguins probably won’t be negotiating with Murray and Schultz in-season Rob Rossi of The Athletic: Both Alex Galchenyuk and Justin Schultz will be unrestricted free agents after this season. Restricted free agents for the Pittsburgh Penguins will include Matt Murray, Marcus Pettersson, Jared McCann, Dominik Kahun and Dominik Simon. That group of seven carries a