Will the Jets explore blue line options? Pierre LeBrun: Depending on how the Dustin Byfuglien situation plays out, wonders if the Jets will inquire about Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk and Buffalo Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen. Both are available and are top-four defensemen. The Jets may be on Faulk’s approved trade list. Shawn Simpson: The Jets blue
4,101. That is the number of days Cam Atkinson has been affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets. That is from the date he was drafted in the sixth round of the NHL Draft in 2008 (June 20, 2008) until Sept. 12, 2019, the date of this writing. That number continues to climb by the day.
The first of the big crop of RFA’s has his new deal. It was a great day for both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Zach Werenski. Werenski agreed to a new three-year deal worth $15 million that will see the defenseman get $4 million in 2019-20, $4 million in 2020-21 and $7 million in 2021-22.
On McAvoy and Provorov after Werenski signing (three years, $15 million) Bob McKenzie: Tweet thread. “Nothing imminent on the Charlie McAvoy (BOS) or Ivan Provorov (PHI) RFA deals but with camp opening this week, and CBJ signing Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15M deal today, expectation is talks on McAvoy and Provorov will heat up
© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports About AAV for Rantanen? Adrian Dater: The gap between the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent Mikko Rantanen is not about the term, it’s about the AAV. Many offers for Boeser James (@Account4hockey): Michael Russo said on KFAN 103 on labour day that the Vancouver Canucks have made contract
© Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports Canadiens looking at Pominville? Eric Engels: Have been hearing that the Montreal Canadiens are considering forward Jason Pominville. There have been some talks but nothing is imminent. Something to keep an eye on. Joe Yerdon: Pominville this morning when asked if he’s been negotiating with the Canadiens: “Really!? Wow! I’ve
The Columbus Blue Jackets have more to show for their second-round playoff exit than most may think. After going all in by trading for Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel, the Blue Jackets shocked the Tampa Bay Lightning with a first-round sweep, but ultimately disappointed by losing to the Boston Bruins. It obviously didn’t help matters
Blue Jackets and Werenski’s camp to talk soon Aaron Portzline: There isn’t any indication that the Columbus Blues Jackets are close to signing RFA defenseman Zach Werenski. There also isn’t any indication that they have hit a snag in their negotiations. There currently isn’t any urgency to get a contract done, but that could change
© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers again… Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers ruined many a young prospect in their time. Jesse Puljujarvi remains far from an exception. Nail Yakupov appears to be the closest comparison as he started with 17 goals as a rookie. Subsequently, Yakupov
Nick Foligno isn’t bitter or upset about the mass exodus of free agents from the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer. It’s just that in a few cases, he doesn’t quite understand the logic. Nick Foligno (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Star winger Artemi Panarin, No. 1 goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and trade deadline acquisition Matt
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue… © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A bridge deal for Point makes sense … A good chance Kreider is moved by the deadline Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Could see the Tampa Bay Lightning trying to do a bridge deal
© Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Flames still need to create some cap space, could look to move Michael Frolik Kent Wilson of The Athletic: The Calgary Flames still need to re-sign restricted free agents Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane. They’ll likely need to clear out $5 million in salary-cap space to do so. Moving defenseman
The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Werenski Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: Do the Columbus Blue Jackets look at signing restricted free agent defenseman Zach Werenski to a bridge deal or do they try to get a long-term deal? Which road does Werenski prefer? Werenski doesn’t have a lot of leverage this offseason
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is buzz out of Montreal where the Canadiens have spoken with a former defenseman, the Winnipeg Jets might look to the Dallas Stars for help on their blue line, the Columbus Blue Jackets likely made a critical error when it came to Sergei Bobrovsky and there’s buzz as to
© Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Bobrovsky comments about the Blue Jackets Igor Eronko: Now Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Sport24.ru: “There was no chance I’d sign an extension with #CBJ. I felt I need another scenery. And it’s not just because of tensions with the Jackets “ “I was suspended by the team, there
Home NHL Rumors NHL Rumors: Torey Krug, Calgary Flames, and Jonathan Quick Is Torey Krug getting traded? Oh hell no! Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now: An NHL executive was asked whether there was any trade chatter with Torey Krug. The simple answer was NO! Here is a bit more from Don Sweeney, Boston Bruins
Charlie McAvoy big deal? Maybe not so fast… Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston: A myriad of arguments is used as to why Charlie McAvoy is not near that level of a Zach Werenski. The one clear aspect is health. Second, McAvoy showing flashes is one thing but producing throughout an entire season is different.
© Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports Teams having a hard time justifying Marner offer sheet Jonah (@yyzsportsmedia): Brian Burke said on Sportsnet 590 that teams are having a hard time justifying the money the Marner wants and that the Maple Leafs won’t match the offer. Teams don’t want to piss the Maple Leafs off and not