In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news about the New Jersey Devils coaching search a serious chicken-or-the-egg style question about which hire should come first, the head coach or general manager. Will Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets be back with the team this season? Would the Ottawa Senators consider trading one of their
The Buffalo Sabres recently cleaned house on, well, the entire organization, really. They fired general manager Jason Botterill and both assistant GMs, Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley, as well as the Director of Amateur Scouting Ryan Jankowski and most of his staff. While it’s hard to see the future as bright until the ownership group
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, as the Buffalo Sabres announced the firing of GM Jason Botterill and then the hiring of Kevyn Adams as his replacement, the question being asked is, ‘Why hire a new GM so quickly?’ The Vegas Golden Knights have extended Ryan Reaves but why did he take such a big pay
Making smart, value trades and signings are what separates perennial Stanley Cup contenders from the pretenders. Under general manager Jim Benning, the Vancouver Canucks have made plenty of moves – some hitting, many missing. Except for the JT Miller trade, it’s often the smaller, less flashy deals that push a team to the next level,
You can’t beat bad ownership. No matter how talented the front office or roster might be, bad ownership will consistently get in the way of winning. We’ve seen it in every sport; in James Dolan’s New York Knicks in the NBA, we’ve seen it with other NHL franchises, like the Ottawa Senators under Eugene Melnyk.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, we follow-up yesterday’s news about Jason Botterill being let go as GM of the Buffalo Sabres, detailing ownership’s reason as to why. What’s next for franchise? Who is safe? Who isn’t? In Seattle, things are delayed, but how far behind are they? And, why haven’t they named their team yet?
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Jeff Carter out of the Los Angeles Kings organization, plus news the Ottawa Senators may be a cap floor team again next season. Meanwhile, as most insiders believe Jack Eichel isn’t leaving Buffalo, some are asking what would it cost for a team to acquire him?
In today’s NHL rumors, what does management think about Jack Eichel’s recent comments? Do they understand his frustration? Or, are they upset he spoke so candidly? In Vancouver, there is an update on contract talks between the Canucks and Jacob Markstrom, plus talk of the team trying to reacquire their second-round pick. Is there hope
This is going to be a crucial offseason, as another year passes by with no playoffs for the Buffalo Sabres. Management should know by now that the 2020-21 season is going to be a make-or-break year for so many personnel. Here I’ll dive into the Sabres’ restricted and unrestricted free agents that management should sign.
Now that the Vancouver Canucks are moving on from Judd Brackett, he will become a sought after free agent when his contract ultimately comes to an end. He was a long-time amateur scout for the franchise before becoming the director in 2015. All-in-all, he was a part of the organization for an astounding 12 years,
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
With the NHL draft being mere days (weeks, months… who really knows at this point) away, teams are no doubt ramping up their virtual draft prep. Although the Buffalo Sabres should really look to trade their first-round pick for help right now, it appears unlikely that teams will be trading before the draft. The Sabres
In a given year, the NHL Draft is not an exact science. Players will rise and fall and the real results of a draft can’t truly be known for upwards of five seasons. This season, the idea of the draft itself is mired in questions. When will the draft be? Where will it be? When
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on Anton Slepyshev’s status and that he’s made a decision on the offer from the Edmonton Oilers. There is talk about the Buffalo Sabres trading Rasmus Ristolainen and the NHL is looking at different scenarios to host playoffs. Slepyshev Re-Signs With KHL According to Oilers Now host
As another season of Buffalo Sabres hockey swirls its way down the toilet that is their last decade of hockey, attention has begun to turn toward this summer. The months of May through September will be used to completely reshape the next decade of Sabres hockey. Whether it was designed this way or not, this
The “hit” won’t be found on any statistician’s sheet. The play won’t warrant a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. And it definitely won’t make any highlight reels. However, when Buffalo Sabres blueliner Rasmus Ristolainen was flattened late in the third period in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday, it’s bound to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on what’s going on between the Buffalo Sabres and Zach Bogosian, could the Ottawa Senators keep Jean-Gabriel Pageau and move Vladimir Namestnikov? What about the Toronto Maple Leafs and whispers they might be willing to move Tyson Barrie? Finally, do the Boston Bruins have a backup plan
Avalanche may not be able to afford Zadorov Nick Kypreos: Colorado Avalanche have a pending restricted free agent Nikita Zadorov to keep an eye on between the trade deadline and the opening of free agency on July 1st. Have been hearing that the Avalanche may not be willing to sign him up to a big