The Canadiens desperately need a top-four defenseman Eric Engels of Sportsnet: The Montreal Canadiens desperately need another top-four defenseman – one that is left-handed and can play on the power play. It’s something that GM Marc Bergevin may need to overpay for. At the top of the free agent list is Toronto Maple Leafs pending
Arizona Coyotes search for goal scoring… Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Imagine not having one 20-goal scorer in your lineup. For a variety of reasons, that is what happened to the Arizona Coyotes this season. “It’s not just the number,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “It’s having those guys that can improve your chances; give
Avs will be aggressive in free agency … Trading Barrie may not make sense Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic said they will likely use their No. 4 and No. 16 picks but will “listen” to trade offers. Head coach Jared Bednar will get a contract extension but it is
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ opening-round exit from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs sparked speculation of possible roster changes. All options short of trading captain Sidney Crosby and goaltender Matt Murray are reportedly under consideration. Phil Kessel and Kris Letang are the notables most often mentioned as possible trade candidates. Of late, however, center Evgeni Malkin also
Big decisions for the Blue Jackets and their pending free agents Shannon Coulter of Sportsnet: Pending unrestricted free agent Matt Duchene said he’s really enjoyed being in Columbus and would consider re-signing with the team. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here and we will definitely be talking with and the Blue Jackets and seeing what’s
Ken Holland on finding a backup goalie… Jason Gregor: A goalie remains a priority but Ken Holland tends to want a goalie who will be effective in his system. That requires going out and finding one via free agency. Trade is not a likely option at this juncture. Is Milan Lucic movement not as costly?
Will Henrik Lundqvist finish his career with the Rangers? Jon Lane of NHL.com: New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist told Swedish paper Expressen that he isn’t sure if he’ll finish his playing career with the Rangers. “I don’t know if I’ll stay with the Rangers my entire career,” said the 37-year-old goalie, who has two
Plenty of free agent decisions for the Islanders this offseason Brian Compton of NHL.com: The New York Islanders have pending unrestricted free agents in Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson, and Robin Lehner. GM Lou Lamoriello said they’d like to have them back but will have to see how they can fit them in. The
Michael Arace of the Dispatch: Artemi Panarin when asked about his process of deciding on whether he wants to stay or leave via free agency. “I feel empty right now. I can’t think about that.” Sergei Bobrovsky when asked about his pending free agent status. “I want to have a good rest right now, settle
Keys to the Dallas Stars offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys to the Dallas Stars offseason. Re-sign their restricted free agents or move them to a new team – Pending restricted free agents include Mattias Janmark, Brett Ritchie, Jason Dickinson, Esa Lindell and Julius Honka. Dickinson and Lindell are
Penguins and Panthers talking? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Sources from around the league and some that are close to the Pittsburgh Penguins front office said that the Evgeni Malkin trade speculation is true. Malkin does hold a no-movement clause. Some sources are saying the Florida Panthers are one of the teams that are
Malkin on Rumors Igor Eronko: Evgeni Malkin to @galkevich32: “I’m used to the talks I’m get traded so it doesn’t get me nervous. Now I’m in the team Russia and I’ll try to prove I’m good. I had a bad season and I’m going to get me out of the pit. Sometimes criticism is justified.
Keys to the New York Islanders offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters: Looking at keys to the New York Islanders offseason. To re-sign or not to re-sign: Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson are all pending unrestricted free agents for the Islanders. The sticking point for Eberle could be term. Nelson had a career
No decision on Pominville yet Lance Lysowski: Source said last week that the Buffalo Sabres haven’t made a decision on whether or not to attempt to re-sign unrestricted free agent forward Jason Pominville. They are waiting to until they get a new head coach in place so they’ll have a better idea on where they
report this ad The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a season in which they put up 96 points and still did not qualify for the playoffs. Adding insult to injury, was seeing the Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. However, one of the Canadiens’ key flaws was that their
The Penguins may have to look at moving Letang? Sean Tierney: Elliotte Friedman on his 31 Thoughts podcast with suggested that the Pittsburgh Penguins may need to look at trading defenseman Kris Letang first if they really want to start collecting significant assets. Jeff Marek asks Letang before Phil Kessel, to which Friedman answers: “I’m
Do the Coyotes have two starting goaltenders? Matt Layman of Arizona Sports: Darcy Kuemper filled in for injured Antti Raanta this season getting in a career-high 55 games with a .925 save percentage. Do the Arizona Coyotes now have two starting goalies for next season? “There are organizations that’ll go a decade without having one
Oilers could be made available Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers have some depth on the blueline. They may need to make some decisions on which veterans to move this offseason to create room for some younger players. Adam Larsson has two years left on his deal and would get some trade interest.