In his career, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, Kris Letang has developed into one of the best defensemen in the NHL. At least one of those seasons, especially 2015-16, could have resulted in a Norris Trophy. However, luck was not on his side. Again. Letang suffered a concussion that prevented him from finishing the regular season and
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news that Alex Ovechkin is representing himself during new contract talks with the Washington Capitals, while in Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin is going the traditional route to get a new deal done. Talks out of Winnipeg are that the Jets are very serious about trading Patrik Laine and in
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Patric Hornqvist to the Florida Panthers in exchange for defender Mike Matheson and forward Colton Sceviour. This deal was originally reported by Kevin Weekes before Elliotte Friedman mentioned there was a “glitch” in the trade. Sceviour wasn’t originally reported to be part of the deal, but the official deal
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is apparently a trade in the works between the Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins, but also a glitch in the trade. Is this the only deal the Penguins are working on? In Toronto, would the Maple Leafs actually consider moving Morgan Rielly to make room for Alex Pietrangelo? Finally,
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Arizona Coyotes won’t be able to trade defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson because he has no desire to leave. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, there are updates as far as potential trades go, and in Detroit, the Red Wings could be eyeing a very popular goaltender. Finally, who will the Edmonton Oilers take
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news on Kris Letang feeling uncertain in Pittsburgh, Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights are talking deal, and the Chicago Blackhawks have tabled an offer for Corey Crawford to chew on. Finally, in Toronto, there’s more detail on a power forward that is looking at the team
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is an update on contract negotiations between the Carolina Hurricanes and Dougie Hamilton, the Pittsburgh Penguins have said they’ll be moving on from one of their defensemen, and are the Edmonton Oilers a team that could make a deal with the Penguins for an available goaltender? Finally, Torey Krug
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, how long will Evgeni Malkin be out after undergoing elbow surgery? In Toronto, will the Maple Leafs extend Frederik Andersen? There is uncertainty as far as his future with the team is concerned. The Nashville Predators are likely to use a key free agent and will the NHL consider an
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Boston Bruins are losing goaltender Tuukka Rask for the remainder of the playoffs. Why is Rask leaving in the midst of a series with the Hurricanes? There is also buzz that perhaps the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs might be a good fit to make a trade. Finally,
In today’s NHL rumors, Bryan Little of the Winnipeg Jets comments on the possibility of him never playing hockey again. The Pittsburgh Penguins have made sweeping changes to their coaching staff, and in Toronto, Auston Matthews comments on the opinions from fans and media about how the Maple Leafs team is constructed. The Florida Panthers
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation already surrounding teams that have made an early exit from the 2020 NHL play-in rounds. Who played themselves into a trade? Who won’t get re-signed? How will teams improve? And, in a strange story, two former Vancouver Canucks players have a different opinion about what was included
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, with the Winnipeg Jets now out of the playoff picture, the team is finally allowed to reveal the extent of the injuries to both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine. The Pittsburgh Penguins are making a chance in goal and the head coach explains why. Will Matt Murray’s playoff performance play
When the Pittsburgh Penguins were swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2018-19 NHL Playoffs, many questioned the team’s toughness and motivation. General manager Jim Rutherford even stated the goal of going into this 2019-20 season was to make his team tougher to play against. The Penguins played 69 games
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have to do without their star defenseman for a few days, while the Edmonton Oilers will get one of their key defensemen back. The Arizona Coyotes have a new GM, but he may have to deal with the rumored fallout of a low ball offer
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting some players back, while the Avalanche may have lost a key piece. The Edmonton Oilers have a young defenseman who looks strong, while the Toronto Maple Leafs may have to make sacrifices on their blue line. Finally, there is news out of Dallas and Chicago.
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Calgary’s GM clears the air about the rumored conditioning (or lack thereof) of Johnny Gaudreau. In Pittsburgh, the Penguins don’t have room to re-sign everyone so they may have tough decisions ahead. Is Michael Frolik leaving the NHL? Finally, in Edmonton, Rogers Place suffered extensive damage thanks to a storm.
To have a top defenseman who manages both the role of a power-play quarterback and the role of a player who shuts down the opposing team’s best attackers is a luxury not many NHL organizations have. Although, when we look at recent history, such players are vital pieces of Stanley Cup-winning rosters. In last season’s playoffs,
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Vancouver Canucks and the status of some pending free agents. In Philadelphia, one scribe talks about the chances Shayne Gostisbehere is traded. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, there could be players leaving the organization next season. Finally, will Marcus Foligno re-sign in Minnesota? He certainly wants to.