In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Jack Eichel is reportedly considering filing a grievance against the Buffalo Sabres if the team doesn’t trade him in the next 1-2 weeks. Meanwhile, the ask for Vitali Kravtsov is out there and the New York Rangers are not budging. Finally, how much of the blame is being placed on
Although the NHL’s 2021-22 season is barely underway, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that goaltending storylines are already aplenty. As the position that often faces the greatest fluctuations between scrutiny and celebration, only a few games are ever required for the masses to dictate which trend any given netminder is playing through
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Toronto Maple Leafs are being forced to sign a goaltender to an amateur tryout due to cap space restraints. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers are getting an important forward back into their lineup. The Montreal Canadiens have been told the league won’t challenge their decision to place Shea Weber on
Elvis Merzlikins called it his most important game. Brad Larsen called it both a special and strange night. But many years from now and beyond, Thursday night’s Blue Jackets’ home opener won’t soon be forgotten. A total of 13 Blue Jackets’ scored at least one point in their decisive 8-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Detroit Red Wings have released Bobby Ryan from his PTO deal. Why and where will the veteran winger land? What about Alex Chiasson in Vancouver? Will he get a deal? There’s talk of a Jack Eichel trade before Christmas, plus updates on Brady Tkachuk, Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl.
That’s a wrap on the preseason! The Arizona Coyotes finished their exhibition slate an impressive 5-1, and though the wins obviously don’t impact anything from a regular season perspective, it was certainly encouraging to see the team piece together quality shifts, considering the new-look roster, coaches, and systems. Meanwhile, the Phil Kessel trade rumors are
The Arizona Coyotes are about to embark on a challenging season, this after one of the more memorable offseasons for any team in recent memory. Gone are names that were mainstays on the roster, including former captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson, forwards Conor Garland and Christian Dvorak, and goalies Adin Hill and Darcy Kuemper. They’ve been replaced
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, one reporter denies rumors that Jakob Chychrun might be on the move out of Arizona, while Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell denies rumors he has a long-term deal in place for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. The Ottawa Senators have work to do on a couple of fronts, but what is their priority
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Logan Brown is looking to be traded by the Ottawa Senators. Will he get what he wants? Meanwhile, Rocky Thompson has stepped down as an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks. Why? Will the Montreal Canadiens match the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer or do they have another plan in the
The City of Glendale has announced it will not renew its lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes following the 2021-22 season, ending a tumultuous 18-year relationship between the city and the team. With an increased focus on larger, more impactful events and uses of the city-owned arena, the city of Glendale has chosen to not
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Darnell Nurse talks his new contract with the Edmonton Oilers. What led him to signing an eight-year deal and was it true that he originally wanted a four-year pact? Is there any further news on what the New York Islanders are doing? They’ve announced one deal, what about the others?
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the NHL is reportedly losing one its best defensive defenseman as Niklas Hjalmarsson is set to retire. Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights are signing a pretty good defenseman in Alec Martinez. The only issue is, how can they afford to sign anyone else? The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly receiving
According to a report by David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, now that the Arizona Coyotes have paid forward Phil Kessel a $5 million bonus he was due on July 1st, the team is looking to trade the player. Because he’s only owed $1 million in real dollars to finish off the final year of his current contract,
The next regime of Arizona Coyotes hockey is starting to take shape. The team announced on Thursday that it has named André Tourigny as its head coach, holding true to general manager Bill Armstrong’s desire to complete the search prior to the 2021 NHL entry draft. Tourigny, who replaces former coach Rick Tocchet after his
After a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many intriguing stories and highlights from the season. Connor McDavid recorded a whopping 105 points in 56 games, Adam Fox beat out Cale Makar and Victor Hedman for the Norris, and Marc-Andre Fleury won the Vezina Trophy after an outstanding 1.98 goals against average
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, one Montreal Canadiens player has entered COVID Protocol. What’s the latest? Meanwhile, there are updates on some contract negotiations for the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers could be a team interested in talking to the Arizona Coyotes about Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and an NHL executive comments on the chances Evander Kane
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Toronto Maple Leafs are more likely to work out an extension for defenseman Morgan Rielly than they are to trade him. Meanwhile, Mattias Ekholm and the Nashville Predators have a mutual interest in getting an extension done. The Arizona Coyotes haven’t talked to Conor Garland at
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Chicago Blackhawks are officially in the running to acquire Jack Eichel. What would be going back the other way? Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson again, the St. Louis Blues might be interested in Matthew Tkachuk and the Edmonton Oilers have a