The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Cody Eakin to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional 4th round pick. If the Jets make the playoffs or if they re-sign Eakin the pick becomes a 3rd. The 28-year old Eakin was drafted 85th overall in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft by the Capitals. Eakin
Malgin denies trade request Kristen Shilton: Newly acquired Toronto Maple Leafs forward Denis Malgin said that he didn’t want to leave Florida and that he never asked the team to be traded. Hurricanes looking for Top-four Dman, and are eyeing a Canadiens defenseman TSN: Pierre LeBrun said that Carolina Hurricanes are looking for top-four right-handed
The Los Angeles Kings have traded defenseman Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2020 and 2021 second-round pick. There is no salary retention. The 32-year old Martinez was drafted 95th overall in the 4th round of the 2007 draft by the Kings. He carries a $4 million salary cap hit through next
We’re 10 games into Peter DeBoer’s tenure as head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights and already there is a lot learned on what this team is going to be like going down the stretch. The 10 games are broken down into three groups – observation, implementation, and execution. There is a lot to unpack
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
As the old saying goes, you need defense to win championships. That has been the Achilles Heel for the Vegas Golden Knights this season. The team does not have a ton of depth on their blue line and have blown multiple leads this season. They’ve tried switching up their defensive system and fired their coaching
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
Scouting the Vegas Golden Knights and Carolina Hurricanes Jesse Granger: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Golden Knights – Hurricanes game: Buffalo Sabres (2), Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Washington Capitals. Sharks and Simek talking Kevin Kurz:
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.
Twenty-eight games to go, five teams separated by three points, and games in hand, the Vegas Golden Knights’ road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs is going to be an adventure. Oh, and did I mention they fired their much-beloved head coach and replaced him with the coach from their arch rival, the San Jose Sharks?
The Vegas Golden Knights need help on the back end. It’s been the team’s most noticeable flaw since the season’s start. But defensemen — specifically right-handed shots who fit the Golden Knights’ attacking style — are expected to be difficult to acquire. Check that. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline approaching, it’s time to play
What is the Washington Capitals’ biggest trade deadline need? J.J. Regan of NBC Sports Washington (mailbag): Assessing what may be the Washington Capitals’ biggest need is the most essential thing of their trade deadline. Some argue that need is little or no. That may be true. On the other hand, defense seems to be a
Kreider on trade rumors Dennis Bernstein: New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider on trade rumors: ”I have no preference (on destination if I was traded), I’m a Ranger until they tell me I’m not.” Laura Albanese: Kreider added that he’s not thinking about trade opportunities as he still believes the Rangers have a playoff chance.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to be interested in Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker. The Wild aren’t ready to give up on their season just yet. The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t ready to give up on the season yet either. If they get to that point, could former coach Joel Quenneville and the
Scouting the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets Charlie Roumeliotis: Scouts listed to attend yesterday’s Blackhawks-Jets game: Edmonton Oilers (2), Montreal Canadiens (2), Ottawa Senators (2), Vegas Golden Knights (2), Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, New York
Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Senators-Golden Knights game: Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. Flames looking for a top-six TSN: The Calgary Flames have some extra salary cap space after they traded Michael Frolik and they plan on
Scouting the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals Adam Kimelman: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Flyers-Capitals game: Chicago Blackhawks (2), Edmonton Oilers (2), Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, and the Detroit Red Wings. Scouting the Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars Dennis Bernstein: