31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that Ralph Krueger is climbing on the Buffalo Sabres list of potential coaching candidates. It’s believed that Jacques Martin is out. Dave Tippet may be more destined to the Edmonton Oilers. John Shannon reported that Todd Richards is out. The Ottawa Senators are looking
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Darcy Kuemper made 36 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Josh Archibald scored two goals and the Arizona Coyotes kept their playoff push going with a 4-0 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. It was Kuemper’s second shutout in three games and the Coyotes moved within one point of Colorado for
Ways to help out the Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap situation Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Looking at five ways that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas could help alleviate some of their salary cap issues. 1. Let their free agents walk – pending UFAs include Jake Gardiner, Ron Hainsey, Tyler Ennis, and Martin Marincin. Igor
Pat Steinberg: Pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Mike Smith said that he’d “for sure” like to return to the Flames next season. The organization wants to win and he wants to be a part of it. Calgary Sun: What the Calgary Flames should do this offseason? Danny Auston: Re-signing Matthew Tkachuk should be the first
As the Minnesota Wild crawled to the end of this fruitless season, there was no more fitting way to finish. Back-to-back blanks. The consecutive shutouts by Boston and Dallas gave the Wild a total of 11 games without a goal in 2018-19, pushing them to 27th in the NHL in scoring out of 31 teams.
Spurgeon on an extension Michael Russo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon on the possibility of signing a contract extension this offseason: “Obviously my family loves it here. We love it here. I want to win here so you can just go about it the way you can and let your agent to do his thing.”
Arizona Coyotes eye more changes in offseason Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Again, Arizona faces uncertainty from a multitude of fronts. One of them will be what they do with John MacLean. Will they keep him or let him go? From a free agent standpoint, Richard Panik and Darcy Kuemper expect to test the market.
Alex Edler’s future uncertain Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet: In a perfect world, the 32-year old forward would have re-signed already. Unfortunately, the reality is Edler likely goes into the offseason with a little unsettled feeling. This is because a deal is not done. No one knows if this is truly goodbye or not. This is
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on Kyle Turris out of Nashville and how he might be connected to Matt Duchene, college free agent Jimmy Schuldt and his narrowing down of viable NHL options and what will the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Brandon Dubinsky’s contract? Kyle Turris Unhappy in Nashville? Adam Vingan
Schuldt to narrow down list Michael Russo: St. Cloud State Jimmy Schuldt will meet with his agent on today to get a list down to five or six. There are lots of teams interested, with the Minnesota Wild being of them. After they shrink the list, they will talk to each team a little more
PHILADELPHIA — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. It was just the second win in the last 11 games for
BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each had a goal and two assists, Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for his first shutout this season and the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Tuesday night. Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk also scored as Boston won its season-high fifth straight game. John Moore and
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Logan Couture scored twice and Martin Jones made 26 saves for his first shutout this season and the 20th of his career in the San Jose Sharks’ 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Joe Pavelski added his 21st goal for San Jose, which has won five straight games
VANCOUVER — A pair of goals from Jason Zucker led the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night. The victory snapped the Wild’s three-game losing streak and extended a slump that has seen the Canucks post a single win in their last 13 outings. Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota (15-10-2). Josh Leivo and