Sabres haven’t considered not qualifying Montour Paul Hamilton: Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams on the speculation that they may not give restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Montour a qualifying offer: “That’s news to me. We have not even considered that. All of our conversations about Brandon have been very positive, so not sure where that’s
Teams will be calling the Rangers about the No. 1 pick Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton on what they are going to do with the No. 1 overall pick. “If I just went on this call and told you all the things we’re going to do, it probably
Top 20 NHL free agent forwards Josh Gold-Smith of theScore: Listing the top 20 potential NHL unrestricted free agent forwards that could hit the open market this offseason. Taylor Hall – Arizona Coyotes – GM John Chayka has said he wouldn’t hesitate to make Hall contract offer while the season is on hold. Will Hall
Kings linked to Nesterov … Nothing new between Canucks and Tryamkin Rick Dhaliwal: Have heard that defenseman Nikita Nesterov is leaving CSKA of the KHL. Nesterov has been linked to the Los Angeles Kings. There is nothing new to report with regards to the Vancouver Canucks and defenseman Nikita Tryamkin. Free agent defensemen the Vancouver
While the NHL announced that the 2019-20 season is temporarily suspended, hockey fans can rest assured that unrestricted free agency won’t be canceled once July arrives. There’s a chance free agency could be pushed back from its normal day of July 1, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the pool of available
General manager Bill Guerin certainly got the Minnesota Wild’s money back and then some by trading forward Jason Zucker, a second-round pick back in the day. That’s the way Wild fans have to look at Zucker, because otherwise it’s hard to see it as a win. Zucker to the Penguins In Zucker, the Wild have
The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Alex Galchenyuk, a 2020 1st round pick and defensive prospect Calen Addison. Bob McKenzie: “Official announcement from PIT. The condition on the 2020 first-round pick is that it can be deferred to 2021 if PIT misses the playoffs this season. H/T
Trade deadline notes on the Blackhawks, Penguins, rentals, Senators, and Rangers Emily Kaplan of ESPN: If the Chicago Blackhawks are in a good position at the trade deadline, don’t expect them to do much. GM Stan Bowman would likely hold onto both Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford. Bowman could listen to offers on Erik Gustafsson.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Alex Galchenyuk in a trade involving Phil Kessel last offseason, the team was hoping he’d mesh with the top-six and produce in a similar way that Kessel did. Over halfway through the season, things haven’t gone according to plan. Galchenyuk has just 4 goals and 15 points in 36 games
The injury-ravaged Pittsburgh Penguins recently suffered another blow when Jake Guentzel underwent surgery for an injured shoulder. With the 25-year-old left-winger sidelined four-to-six months, his absence robs the Penguins of one of their leading scorers. Throughout this season, the Penguins have coped with an unusually high number of injuries. Guentzel joins Sidney Crosby, Brian Dumoulin,
Canadiens have a few weeks to decide the trade deadline plans TSN: Pierre LeBrun on TSN noted that the Montreal Canadiens had their pro scouting meetings yesterday. The week of the 20th they have their bye week, and then there is the All-Star break. That is when they could decide how they’ll approach the trade
The NHL is under its annual roster freeze until 12:01 am ET on Dec. 28. After that, teams will be able to engage in trade activity. Despite the recent Taylor Hall trade, most deals involving significant players tend to take place in the month leading up to the annual late February trade deadline. However, several
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.
Is Alex Galchenyuk not fitting in with Pittsburgh? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It seems to be happening yet again. Alex Galchenyuk tallied just three points so far in his ten games since coming back from injury. He was a non-factor in New Jersey on Friday night as well. Mike Sullivan said it as
Sportsnet: It’s not looking likely that the New Jersey Devils will be getting Taylor Hall signed to an extension in-season. “I think the Devils now know it’s unlikely they are going to be able to get a contract done during the year,” said Elliotte Friedman during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. “I
Penguins trade talks fell through, but could they pick up again Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: A source has said that at the end of September/start of October that at least one player was told that he could be involved in a trade – which obviously hasn’t happened yet. Talks fell through before injuries
By The Canadian Press October 9th, 2019 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins placed forward Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve after he aggravated an undisclosed injury that limited him during the preseason. Galchenyuk joins centre Evgeni Malkin and forward Bryan Rust and Nick Bjugstad on IR for the Penguins, who are off to a 1-2-0 start.
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