Hockey Headlines: Latest Trade Rumors; Oilers and Blues Swap Goalies

A collection of all the latest news from around the world of hockey:

Condolences to the family of Andy Bathgate. Legendary player. [The Hockey News]

The Habs turned a training camp tryout and a pending UFA into a pick and a prospect. Not bad. And they’re likely the front-runners to re-sign Weise in the offseason. [TSN], [Hockey Writers]

Is Nail Yakupov now in their sights? [Eyes on the Prize]

The Blackhawks are pretty much adding every player they can at this point. [Along the Boards]. I liked the Ladd deal, I even applauded them getting rid of the Rob Scuderi contract. [Second City Hockey]. But how many forwards do they really need? [USA Today], [Yahoo]

Pittsburgh hoped that bringing back Scuderi would help them win another championship. That experiment failed miserably. Can the Kings make it work? [Los Angeles Times]

Pretty nice goal by the Ducks Rickard Rakell. [SB Nation]

The Oilers have made a trade. It wasn’t for Teddy Purcell or Justin Schultz, but they moved backup goalie Anders Nilsson to the St. Louis Blues. [Copper N Blue]. Considering Nilsson wasn’t really good, and he’ll need a new contract next year (RFA), I’d say Edmonton got a very nice return. Plus, Laurent Brossoit looks like he could handle NHL duty. [Beer League Heroes]

Perhaps Nilsson will fare better behind a decent defence corp in St. Louis. [Blues], [Fox Sports]

(Are the Pens going to overpay? A defenceman with zero confidence who has lost his game isn’t the last piece to their puzzle) 

Because management in Pittsburgh often has no clue what they’re doing. [Post Gazette]

Who is really to blame for the Jonathan Drouin saga? [Today’s Slap Shot]

The Caps Dmitry Orlov shows his stuff against Minnesota. [The Score]

Braydon Coburn has signed a new deal with the Lightning. [Raw Charge]

The Staal brothers just really love playing together. [North Jersey]

And finally, tough read about a former enforcer who’s health is fading. [Globe and Mail]