June 2: This Day in NHL History

Friday, June 02, 2017 68

June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]

NHL Rumors: Habs, Blackhawks, Rangers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 67

What free agents will the Montreal Canadiens target? Sportsnet: Eric Engels is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens will make a strong pitch for Steven Stamkos. Engels considers New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo the top pick to address their lack of depth at right wing, with David Perron, Troy Brouwer, Jiri Hudler providing value as low-cost options. What […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Drouin, Hamhuis

Sunday, February 28, 2016 22

Is a Leafs trade of Jared Cowan for Blackhawks Bryan Bickell in the works? Sportsnet: Damien Cox reports the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to trade unhappy defenseman Jared Cowen, who cleared waivers and was loaned to the Toronto Marlies but apparently isn’t going there. Cox suggests the Chicago Blackhawks as a trade destination for […]

NHL Rumors: Islanders, Blackhawks, Canucks

Monday, January 18, 2016 30

Will the Islanders make a trade for Stamkos or Hall? New York Post: Larry Brooks wonders if GM Garth Snow is ready to make a big trade at the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline? Brooks believes the first order of business is to acquire a true top-line winger for John Tavares’ line and add depth to […]

NHL Rumors: Flames, Bruins, Leafs

Monday, October 26, 2015 27

Sportsnet: The Calgary Flames are looking to make a trade for a top-six forward. The Flames are shopping Kris Russell that could fetch that return for sure. The Chicago Blackhawks are sniffing around for a defenseman but can’t afford to fit Russell’s salary on their tight payroll. The Blackhawks are still trying to move disappointing […]

NHL Rumors: Bickell, Weiss, Tinordi

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 39

Elliotte Friedman: A few teams have contacted the Montreal Canadiens about Jarred Tinordi. If Tinordi continues to struggle in his efforts to earn a full-time roster spot, spending the past three seasons shuttling between the Habs and their farm team. If Tinordi hits the trade block, the asking price could be an affordable young player […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Blackhawks, Blues

Monday, July 13, 2015 25

The Fourth Period: The Toronto Maple Leafs are still looking to make some off-season moves. The team would like to trade Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak. Several teams have expressed some level of interest in Lupul and Bozak, and talks remain ongoing, though nothing is believed to be imminent. The LA Kings have interest in Dion […]

NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Senators, Semin

Monday, July 06, 2015 33

The Fourth Period: Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is evaluating the trade market, looking to shed salary cap space by dangling a number of his players. Forwards Bryan Bickell, Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp are among the players the Blackhawks are believed to be fielding offers for. The Florida Panthers and […]

NHL Rumors: Bickell, Franson, Capitals

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 39

The Score: The Boston Bruins have interest in Chicago Blackhawks forward and prime trade candidate Bryan Bickell. The Blackhawks would likely have to retain a portion of Bickell’s $4.5-million salary to facilitate a potential deal. Dhiren Mahiban: The Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars interested in Cody Franson. […]

NHL Rumors: Lack, Bickell, Coyotes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 44

The Score: The Vancouver Canucks have received multiple offers for Eddie Lack, with the Buffalo Sabres most interested. With the improved play of Jacob Markstrom in the American Hockey League, the team looks set to move Lack to capitalize on his breakout season. Sportsnet: Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney is stating that 1 team ‘being […]

NHL Rumors: Kessel, Offer Sheets, NHL Draft

Monday, June 22, 2015 28

The Score: The Toronto Maple Leafs are willing to take contract back in a Phil Kessel trade. Sportsnet Elliotte Friedman reports: “Toronto’s let it be known it will take salary back for Phil Kessel, but there is a limit. It’s got to be less (in term and value) than Kessel’s,” said Friedman. The Leafs are […]

10 NHL players who could be traded this offseason

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 27

USA Today: Kevin Allen has compiled a list of 10 players he thinks could be traded this off season. A lot of trades could happen at the upcoming 2015 NHL draft. RW Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs: Kessel has a limited no-trade clause, but that won’t be an impediment to moving him. Toronto is not a […]