December 2: This Day in NHL History

Sunday, December 03, 2017 23

December 2 NHL History 1909: The National Hockey Association, the predecessor of the NHL, is formed in Montreal. Charter members include the Montreal Wanderers, Renfrew Creamery Kings and the Montreal Canadiens. 1925: The New York Americans play their first NHL game, a 2-1 overtime road win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Billy Burch scores the first goal in […]

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: Steven Stamkos, Kyle Okposo, Red Wings

Monday, June 27, 2016 27

Your Monday Steven Stamkos rumors update TSN Radio: Former Tampa Bay Lightning GM Brian Lawton was on TSN 1050 this morning and gave his rankings on where Steven Stamkos might sign. 1) Toronto 2) Tampa 3) Boston Lawton still feels Stamkos wants to play for his home town Leafs. A lot of twitter users were […]

Top 30 NHL free agent list Summer 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016 20

Steven Stamkos, 26, is set to be the youngest superstar free agent in NHL history. Teams will line up to sign a player of his magnitude. NHL trade rumors still have Stamkos signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs this off-season as they have the cap space to fit his salary of $10-11 million/year. Top 30 […]

NHL Rumors: Hamonic, Oilers, Canucks

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 21

Travis Hamonic no longer wants to be traded New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic has rescinded his trade request. Hamonic was believed to have wanted a move to the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames. Edmonton Oilers getting calls for 4th overall pick The Fourth Period: Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli admitted that teams have inquired […]

NHL Rumors: Fleury, Radulov, Islanders

Monday, May 09, 2016 17

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Marc-Andre Fleury? Scott Burnside is reporting Matt Murray’s success thus far with the Pittsburgh Penguins means Marc-Andre Fleury’s days with the Pens could be numbered.  Fleury has a no-movement clause limited to waivers and demotions and a partial no-trade, meaning he could be exposed in an expansion draft. What will the […]

NHL Rumors: Habs, Blackhawks, Rangers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 20

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: Oilers, Staal, Okposo

Friday, December 04, 2015 12

Will the Oilers make a big trade soon or wait till the 2016 NHL Draft? Sportsnet: It’s only a matter of time until the Edmonton Oilers make a major trade. GM Peter Chiarelli will most likely pursue a N0. 2 or 3 defenseman. Taylor Hall would fetch the biggest return, though Hall is the Oilers’ most productive player […]

Will the Islanders trade Kyle Okposo?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 9

New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, 27, has just one year and $2.8 million remaining on his current deal, and with no recent contract talks with GM Garth Snow, Okposo admits he’s been thinking about the prospect of being traded. Contract talks between GM Garth Snow and Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, went nowhere. There have […]

NHL Rumors: Okposo, Richards, Sharp

Sunday, June 21, 2015 10

The Score: The New York Islanders don’t hold a first-round pick in this year’s draft, so if they want one, they’ll have to make a move. There are rumors going around that the Islanders are willing to trade Kyle Okposo. “Kyle Okposo, who is entering the final season of a five-year, $14-million contract, could be […]

Injuries: Okposo, Phaneuf, Johnson

Monday, January 26, 2015 10

New York Islanders: Forward Kyle Okposo out 6-8 weeks with an upper-body injury. Okposo has scored 14 goals and added 30 assists for 44 points in 46 games this year. Toronto Maple Leafs: Captain Dion Phaneuf is out ‘week-to-week’ with an upper-body injury. Phaneuf hurt his hand during a fight against Eric Staal on Jan. […]