In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are whispers on what Taylor Hall’s next deal might look like and there are some options floating around for the Calgary Flames who are in the market for a defenseman. Finally, there are updates on Ivan Barbashev out of St. Louis and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau out of
© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Maroon getting interest Michael Russo: Unrestricted free agent Patrick Maroon has over six ‘job opportunities’ for this season. No update on RFA Ivan Barbashev Jeremy Rutherford: As of yesterday, there is no update on St. Louis Blues restricted free agent forward Ivan Barbashev according to his agent. Guerin leading
The St. Louis Blues only have one restricted free agent remaining with under two months left until the season begins. That free agent is Ivan Barbashev, the the 23-year-old Russian center who played most of last season on the team’s fourth line. With just under two million dollars remaining to spend under the salary cap,
Bruins considering Boyle? Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now: A source is saying that free agent forward Brian Boyle has had some talks with the Boston Bruins to see if there could be a fit. The source did not know how far long the talks got, but there is a mutual interest. A problem for
© James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Blues-Maroon still not out of the question Ben Frederickson: St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Joel Edmundson would be signed by afternoon. Patrick Maroon and the Blues are still on each other’s radar. There is no update on Ivan Barbashev yet. Wild interview two potential GMs Michael Russo
Blues mailbag and notes Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: (mailbag) With the St. Louis Blues salary cap situation and young players already under contract, not easy to see Patrick Maroon coming back unless it’s on a PTO. Believe the Blues should be looking to re-sign Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn to contract extensions.
Pat Maroon does not want to quit St. Louis yet Lou Korac of NHL.com (Personal Blog): Again, these are impressions from Lou Korac on Pat Maroon. I still find it hard to see the #stlblues fit Maroon into their plans moving forward and with the cap situation and three RFA’s left to sign (excluding Husso)
© William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports Canucks active on the trade market as they look for defensemen Rick Dhaliwal: Source is saying that the Vancouver Canucks are very active in the trade market. Getting the sense that GM Jim Benning has made some trade offers to improve their blue line. It wouldn’t be a surprise if