In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets’ negotiations with restricted free agents Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine. There is also news out of Toronto from Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. Are the Montreal Canadiens serious about dealing Jonathan Drouin? Finally, are the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues making
Notes on the Maple Leafs, Flames, Jets, Avalanche, Capitals, Canucks and Canadiens James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman on WGR 550 yesterday. Friedman thinks that the Toronto Maple Leafs had decided already who their next captain would be before the Auston Matthews news was made public – John Tavares. There were some within the organization that wanted
On Connor, Hall and Byfuglien Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: Kyle Connor‘s agent Rich Evans on Monday on the report that they were close to having a deal done. “That’s just not true,” Evans said. The New Jersey Devils and Taylor Hall‘s camp have had preliminary talks. Now, if a deal can’t be reached …
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Winnipeg Jets and how far apart they are with forward Kyle Connor. There is also news on negotiations starting between the New Jersey Devils and Taylor Hall. What’s going on with Michal Neuvirth in Toronto? He’s fighting for a backup role but not seizing opportunities.
Faulk on the move? Chip Alexander: Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said that Justin Faulk is healthy but was told to keep him off the ice today. Cory Lavalette: There is no trade yet, but a Faulk trade is likely imminent. It is quiet on where he could be going. Puljujarvi being scouted Aivis Kalnins:
Canucks were looking at Lucic Luke Fox: Agent Gerry Johansson said on Sportsnet 650 that there had been a chance this past offseason that Milan Lucic could have landed with the Vancouver Canucks. There had been talks with the team and Lucic was into the idea. More Russian free agents may look at the NHL
The Jets would be in trouble if Byfuglien walks away Jared Clinton of The Hockey News: If Dustin Byfuglien decides to walk away from hockey, it would leave the Winnipeg Jets thin on the right side of their blue line. Their left side to start the season consists of Josh Morrissey, Dmitry Kulikov and Nathan
Honka asks Stars for a trade Mike Heika: Dallas Stars defenseman Julius Honka has asked for a trade. Sean Shapiro: Honka had formally requested the trade on Thursday night. Matthew DeFranks; Stars GM Jim Nill on Honka: “Did we handle him right at times? Yes or no, we don’t know. And it’s on the player,
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Vancouver Canucks © Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Wild could trade Spurgeon this season Michael Russo of The Athletic: (mailbag) Believe that at this point in time there is a better chance that the Minnesota Wild trade defenseman Jared Spurgeon than sign him to
© Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Laine seems prepared that he may not play in Winnipeg next season … Connor wants long-term from the Jets Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: Patrik Laine on playing for the Winnipeg Jets: “Well I’ve got nothing bad to say about Winnipeg, you know? It’s been good so far. But you never
Connor still waiting for a new contract Scott Billeck of NHL.com: Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent Kyle Connor is hopeful to get a new deal in place before the start of training camp. “The player never wants to miss time in training camp,” Connor said. “It’s tough not getting that preparation and time with teammates
© Geoff Burke | 2013 Aug 27 — USA Today — Bill Guerin and Kathryn Tappin Bill Guerin second interview with the Minnesota Wild Michael Russo of The Athletic: Again, Bill Guerin and the Minnesota Wild met on Thursday. This was before some candidates even got their first encounter with Craig Leopold and Matt Majka.
As the old adage goes, “talk is cheap, but actions are priceless.” So, take Kyle Connor’s comments this week with a huge grain (or block) of salt. Before teeing off at The Players Cup golf tournament at Southwood Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg on Wednesday, questions about when he would ink a new contract
Who will blink first? Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press: Agents are saying to not expect the group of top RFAs to sign soon. RFAs and GMs are not wanting to ‘blink’ first. “It’s all about the top young players figuring out and defining what the market place is and will be moving forward.
The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Werenski Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: Do the Columbus Blue Jackets look at signing restricted free agent defenseman Zach Werenski to a bridge deal or do they try to get a long-term deal? Which road does Werenski prefer? Werenski doesn’t have a lot of leverage this offseason
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights and the Winnipeg Jets © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Neuvirth turned down guaranteed deals James (@Account4hockey): Elliotte Friedman said on Sportsnet 590 that Michal Neuvirth had turned down offers of with a guaranteed contract to sign a PTO with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
A few more dollars for Brock Boeser? Jared Clinton of The Hockey News: It’s all about term and money for the Vancouver Canucks and Brock Boeser. The intriguing part is the cap comparables that Boeser draws himself to — Johnny Gaudreau. Gaudreau, similar production, received a deal with an AAV of $7.5 million. That may
© Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports RFAs stalling the markets … FA options for the Islanders and defensive trade candidates Arthur Staple of The Athletic: Sources are saying that there is a seems to be a stalemate around the league with regards to free agents and potential trades. This is partially due to the group of