NHL Rumors: Canucks, Oilers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, More

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Oilers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, More

September 18th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, TSN's Frank Seravalli named 10 players most likely to be traded this offseason and there are some interesting names on the list. Teams like the Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars have some surprising names included, but the Vancouver Canucks saw two...
Coyotes Hire Bill Armstrong as General Manager

Coyotes Hire Bill Armstrong as General Manager

September 17th, 2020 The Arizona Coyotes have hired former St. Louis Blues assistant general manager Bill Armstrong to be their new full-time general manager. He takes over from interim general manager Steve Sullivan, effective immediately. It's official.Welcome to the desert, GM Armstrong....
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September 17th, 2020
World Junior Hockey Championship

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is lots of news and talk surrounding the Minnesota Wild who have been active in the past few days. Meanwhile, in Arizona, it sounds like the team has the doors wide open in terms of doing business on the trade front. In Toronto, a scribe examined the needs on the Maple Leafs blue line. Finally, there is news on the World Junior Championships. Maple Leafs Looking for Right-Handed Defenseman First According to Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun, because only two of the nine current Maple Leafs defenseman are right handed, the team has made it priority to acquire one. New Jersey Devils Sami Vatanen (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Koshan notes that options could include Sami Vatanen, Travis Hamonic, Dylan DeMelo, Justin Schultz and Chris Tanev. He also says that the Maple Leafs were looking at Zach Bogosian until he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dubas doesn’t seem willing at this time to move William Nylander but wonders if...
September 15th, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation that both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have kicked tires on a top-end defenseman. In Montreal, it appears the Canadiens have begun extension talks with a forward on team-friendly contract, and in Vegas, the Golden Knights need to get down to business, including looking at their goaltending and second-line center position. Finally, might the NHL be thinking about restructuring divisions for next season? Oilers and Flames Have Called About Oliver Ekman-Larsson According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, the Arizona Coyotes are fielding calls on a number of players and apparently, the team has seen interest come from the two Alberta teams when it pertains to defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Friedman noted on SN960 that both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have looked into Ekman-Larsson's availability and the Oilers might be...
September 14th, 2020
Edmonton Oilers

Rumors have been circulating over the past few days regarding a potential trade involving the Arizona Coyotes and their star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Despite his no-trade clause, discussions have been present throughout the hockey world pertaining to a trade due to a variety of reasons, and one of the teams being mentioned is the Edmonton Oilers. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) As outlined by THW, there are serious doubts pertaining to the captain’s future in Arizona, especially with a new front office regime arriving, following former general manager John Chayka’s departure. Although his offensive production has dipped slightly in recent years, OEL remains an elite puck-moving defenceman who can still be a solid anchor and provide significant leadership on the back end for any team in the NHL.  Reasoning Behind Arizona Potentially Trading Ekman-Larsson On its surface, these trade rumors may seem odd, as it’s not...
September 12th, 2020
Edmonton Oilers

According to a number of reports, the Edmonton Oilers have shifted focus away from Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins and towards goaltender Darcy Kuemper of the Arizona Coyotes. As the Oilers continue to gather information, trying to make the best possible decision for next season's goaltending tandem as possible, Elliotte Friedman noted on a recent episode of The Instigators podcast, the Oilers and Kuemper might make sense. Friedman acknowledged that he'd heard Oilers GM Ken Holland had been kicking tires on Murray. But, as the asking price of a first-round pick made its way back to Edmonton, the Oilers determined that was too rich for their blood. So, if this report is accurate, what exactly does that mean? Oilers Value Keumper Higher Than Murray? One would have to assume the Coyotes are going to ask for a first-round pick if a team is going to shake Kuemper loose. As they should. He had a fantastic season and an incredible playoff run before, as...