In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Mikko Koivu and the Minnesota Wild have come to the end of their road together. In Montreal, speculation is the Canadiens might shop two forwards, potentially keeping the one most thought might be moved. The Edmonton Oilers have apparently switched their goaltending focus, the Colorado Avalanche
Pierre LeBrun: The Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins have talked about goaltender Matt Murray. From what understands, the asking for Murray is too high for the Oilers at this point in time – maybe a first-round pick? Believe that the Oilers will be patient with regards to their goaltender search. The Oilers also have ruled
Penguins have areas they still need to address but have limited cap space Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins have already acquired a winger for Sidney Crosby this offseason when they traded for Kasperi Kapanen. The Penguins could still use a third-paring defenseman, a third-line center and an upgrade to some other
The Blue Jackets could be in the market for a second-line center Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Blue Jackets will likely be looking at adding a centerman this offseason, but they aren’t easy to come by. “Our center ice position has always been talked about,” coach John Tortorella said last month, when
Despite being in a 2-0 series deficit to the Dallas Stars, which many may not have predicted, the Colorado Avalanche answered back in Game 3 with a 6-4 victory. This game marked another game that got away from the Avalanche as they were leading the game 3-1 with just over 15 minutes remaining in the
It is no question that the NHL’s style of play is transitioning into a fast and exciting game for all to enjoy. Gone is the “clutch and grab” era, along with other rules that were in place that slowed the game down. Even the enforcer-type player is slowly being phased out because a player can
After a dismal 2019-20 regular season, the San Jose Sharks didn’t qualify for the expanded 24-team playoffs. There are however several former Sharks’ who have moved on to other teams and are helping in the postseason. Let’s take a look at where the former Sharks are and much they are contributing to their team’s success.
The Colorado Avalanche bounced back from their Game 3 loss against the Arizona Coyotes in convincing fashion with a 7-1 victory to put the ‘Yotes on the brink of elimination. The whole team was firing on all cylinders in this one right from puck drop, and Arizona failed to provide any sort of response or
The Colorado Avalanche emerged victorious in the first meeting against the Arizona Coyotes with a 3-0 win in Game 1. The game was closer than the score suggests as it was knotted at zero before the Avalanche got their first goal to break the deadlock with just under seven minutes to go in the game.
After coming off a 3-2 victory in their exhibition matchup against the Minnesota Wild, the Avalanche shifted their focus to their first of three round-robin games against the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Related: Senators’ 3 Free Agent Targets The Avalanche would go on to take down the Blues in what was a
With the current state of the NHL, there is no doubt that the effects of the stoppage will continue long past this season. One thing that won’t be affected is the service time of all the players expected to hit the free-agent market this season. Related: Avalanche Need to Take Advantage of the Flat Salary
The Buffalo Sabres aren’t trading Jack Eichel Joe DiBiase of WGR 550: There is no way the Buffalo Sabres are going to trade forward Jack Eichel. Yes, he aired his frustration with losing, but that is about it. gets why fans of some teams would be interested in the idea of acquiring. The cost would
Valimaki unlikely to play this season as it has Seattle expansion draft implications Eric Francis of Sportsnet: Calgary Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki has been rehabbing his knee for the past 10 months. Even if he’s cleared by doctors to return, it’s unlikely the Flames would want to include him for their playoff run. If Valimaki
DeBrusk on free agency … Could he become trade bait if Krug re-signed? Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk is a pending restricted free agent and has averaged 20 goals and 40 points in his first three seasons in the NHL. DeBrusk on his pending free agency. “Obviously that’s going to
The 2020 NHL Draft will have multiple rounds of 1st-round caliber players. That’s what made the THW Writers’ Mock Draft such a challenge; there’s no one “correct” fit for any draft slot. I should have chosen a center for the Colorado Avalanche’s 1st-round selection instead of a blueliner, but I compensated by drafting three middle-six forwards in the 3rd through 5th rounds.
May take a Zadorov trade to get Byram in the lineup Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: (mailbag) The Colorado Avalanche have pending restricted free agent defensemen in Nikita Zadorov and Ryan Graves. Graves will get a nice contract from the Avs, but Zadorov may not. If the Avs move Zadorov, Bo Byram would have
NHL draft lottery at the end of June? Renaud Lavoie: Have been hearing that June 26th could be when the NHL holds the 2020 NHL draft lottery. There are no dates for the actual draft yet. Mark Edwards: Have heard about June 26th being the draft lottery date as well. Any dates for the draft
Canadiens mailbag Eric Engels of Sportsnet: (mailbag) On the idea of the Montreal Canadiens trying to offer sheet Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev this offseason. If the Lightning were able to get Sergachev signed long-term in the $4.2 to $6.4 million (suggested range), they would definitely match it. The Lightning will have to move