May 23: This Day in NHL History

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7

May 23 NHL HISTORY 1979: The New England Whalers, one of four teams from the World Hockey Association slated to join the NHL for the 1979-80 season, officially change their name to the Hartford Whalers. 1991: The Pittsburgh Penguins score four times in the first 13:41 and hold on to defeat the Minnesota North Stars […]

NHL Rumors: John Tavares, Kris Versteeg, Alex Tanguay

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6

Will John Tavares sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs? TSN 1050: John Tavares once again addressed speculation suggesting he could sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs when he becomes eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2018. Tavares acknowledged one cannot predict the future, he maintains he wants to stay with the New York Islanders and […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Red Wings, Blackhawks

Thursday, June 30, 2016 11

What free agents will the Toronto Maple Leafs target on July 1? Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star looks at a number of players the Toronto Maple Leafs could target on Friday, including a number of wingers and some defencemen. Zwolinski mentions Kyle Okposo, Troy Brouwer, and Jiri Hudler up front and Dan Hamhuis […]

NHL Rumors: Flames, Hurricanes, Flyers

Sunday, February 21, 2016 19

Latest Calgary Flames trade rumors Toronto Sun: Teams are calling GM Brad Treliving about Jiri Hudler and Kris Russell. There was talk the Flames were going to re-sign Russell but the word is the two sides aren’t close to a deal but he could fetch north of $5 million on the open market and Calgary […]

NHL Rumors: Rangers, Stars, Blackhawks

Thursday, February 18, 2016 9

New York Rangers looking at Eric Staal New York Post: Larry Brooks expects New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton to pursue Eric Staal by the NHL trade deadline. Brooks believes Staal is the only player in the trade market worth sacrificing a first-round pick for. The Hurricanes would have to pick up some of Staal’s […]

NHL Rumors: Lupul, Pavelec, Versteeg

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 16

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Joffrey Lupul TSN Radio 1050: Darren Dreger was on the radio and talking about what the Toronto Maple Leafs will do at the NHL Trade Deadline. Besides the usual Leafs being mentioned in the rumor mill with short-term contracts that will be traded for prospects or draft picks. Dreger […]

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Blackhawks, Blues

Monday, July 13, 2015 11

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 16

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: Blues, Bruins, Blackhawks

Thursday, May 28, 2015 16

STLToday: The St. Louis Blues have to re-sign Vladimir Tarasenko this summer and he will be looking at a $7 million / year contract. The Blues are already tight against the cap, to free up cap space the Blues will be looking to either trade defenseman Jay Bouwmeester or forward T.J. Oshie. St. Louis will also look at […]

Top 10 NHL Trade Rumors for 2014 -15 season

Monday, September 22, 2014 10

Source: Bleacher Report Vincent Lecavalier will open the season centering the Flyers’ second or third line. If he regains his scoring touch, it should bolster his trade value. However, his contract remains difficult to move.  If  Cam Ward regains his form and stays healthy, his trade value should improve. Even then, the Carolina Hurricanes could face […]

NHL Rumors: Trade Candidates, Red Wings, Leafs

Friday, September 12, 2014 13

Phil Kessel Rumors: After Tim Leiweke’s comments about character and everyone knows it was pointed at Phil Kessel. Here is Leiweke’s quote: “there are players we have in our organization today whose numbers are off the chart good and whose character is just terrible. I don’t care how good your numbers are, if you have […]

Kris Versteeg traded to Chicago

Friday, November 15, 2013 8

The Florida Panthers have traded Kris Versteeg and forward Philippe Lefebrvre in exchange for Chicago Blackhawks forward Jimmy Hayes and defenceman Dylan Olsen. The Panthers will retain half of Versteeg’s salary as part of the trade; about $2.2 million for the next three seasons. Stan Bowman quote: “We are excited to bring Kris back to […]