Vancouver Canucks notes Rick Dhaliwal: According to a Harvard source, it will be at least a few weeks before Jack Rathbone makes a decision whether to sign with the Vancouver Canucks or return to school. Rick Dhaliwal: Nikita Tryamkin‘s agent Todd Diamond on TSN 1040 radio in Vancouver if he’d go to Utica of the
Blue Jackets have two pending RFA goalies Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: Can assume that the Columbus Blue Jackets and pending restricted free agent goaltenders Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins have held some contract talks. Merzlikins did say last week that he didn’t know if there were any. Both goalies are a year away from
TSN: Darren Dreger on Tuesday on KHL forward Alexander Barabanov. “He’s a 5-foot-10, 195-pound forward. He’s got decent numbers in the KHL. Over the course of this year, there’s been as many as 20 NHL clubs that have inquired. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes believe to be the frontrunners. I believe that
Baertschi still looking at the NHL over Europe Rick Dhaliwal: The agent, Andre Rufener, for Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi said that there are teams from Europe that are calling about Baertschi. Talks aren’t lasting that long: “the discussions are short. Sven wants to play in NHL, whether it ’s Vancouver or not, he will be
Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was on WEEI radio yesterday morning. Rask has a year left on his contract and clarified that he hasn’t made any decisions on his playing future after his contract is up. “Listen, I remember the interview if you can even call it an interview. This
Zub still looking at the Senators Darren Dreger: 24-year old free agent defenseman Artyom Zub has his NHL list down to two team. The Ottawa Senators are still his top choice. Zub is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks. Igor Eronko: “Zub doesn’t play PP cause his playmaking abilities are not
Re-signing DeAngelo won’t be cheap Larry Brooks of the New York Post: It could cost the New York Rangers at least $6 million per season on a long-term deal for pending 24-year old restricted free agent defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. Another option could be a bridge deal at around $5 million per season. Salary arbitration could
Looking like the Senators will land Zub TSN: The Ottawa Senators are expected to sign KHL free agent defenseman Artyom Zub. “The expectation is that Zub, who’s got the potential to be a top-four shutdown D-man in the NHL, will sign with the Ottawa Senators,“ TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger said Thursday on Insider Trading.
Maple Leafs and Coyotes are KHL free agent Alexander Barabanov Igor Eronko: Have been hearing that Alexander Barabanov is getting closer to signing with an NHL team. There has been a report from Russia that he’ll be signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Recently he narrowed his list of teams down to three. The Arizona
At least 20 teams showed interest in Barabanov Darren Dreger: The Toronto Maple Leafs are among the at least 20 teams who have reached out to Alexander Barabanov’s agent Dan Milstein this season. There is no guarantee that Barabanov is making the jump to the NHL next season. They are going to start having interviews
A college free agent goaltender still unsigned Frank Seravalli of TSN: (from earlier this month) There were teams who had been thinking about using a late round pick last year on Michigan State goaltender John Lethemon. The Winnipeg Jets were one of those teams. There are numerous teams considering signing the free agent goalie –
Bruins in on some college free agents Mark Divver: Have been hearing that the Boston Bruins are in on college free agents Jack Ahcan of St. Cloud and Mitchell Chaffee of UMass. Mark Divver on NHL.com: On Chaffee: “Chaffee (6-foot, 205 pounds) is a wing who plays a heavy game and has a good touch
Thornton isn’t finished with hockey yet Pierre LeBrun: San Jose Sharks pending UFA forward Joe Thornton when asked him about playing next season. “I have years to go!” Islanders plan on extending Barzal before he could receive an offer sheet New York Islanders: A Q&A involving New York Islanders President and GM Lou Lamoriello and
A Puljujarvi trade still seems likely by the draft David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: A report from Kaleva.Fi has Karpat head coach Mikko Manner saying that Jesse Puljujarvi should spend another season in Finland. “(through google translate)“This season has definitely restored him the joy of play, self-confidence and the feeling that he is important.
The Vancouver Canucks will talk contract with two prospects Rick Dhaliwal: There are some player agents that are willing to talk to teams about contracts while there are some others who are preferring to wait. The Vancouver Canucks and 2018 draft pick Nils Hoglander’s camp will talk but it will take some time. Rick Dhaliwal:
The NHL’s decision to pause its 2019-20 regular-season schedule over COVID-19 concerns generated uncertainty over when the league will return to action. The best-case scenario is May 15, allowing sufficient time to finish the schedule and stage full playoff rounds. It’s also possible the league will be forced to scrap the remainder of the regular
Is this the end of Lundqvist in a Rangers jersey? Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic: If the NHL canceled the regular season and moved straight to the playoffs, the New York Rangers would be on the outside looking in. Would it mean that Henrik Lundqvist could have played his final game in a Rangers jersey?
A Matthews offer sheet may have been in the Coyotes plans Matt Layman of Arizona Sports: Elliotte Friedman said on Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets that he believes that the Arizona Coyotes were intending to offer sheet Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews last season if he wasn’t re-signed by July 1st. The Maple Leafs thinking