Hockey News: Hall of Fame Inductees; Details on Mike Richards

Should Eric Lindros be in the Hall of Fame? [Today’s Slap Shot]. The voters didn’t think so. [Globe and Mail], [NHL]

The Bruins have inexplicably traded a third round pick for Zac Rinaldo. [NESN]. What exactly are they doing? [Boston Magazine]

The San Jose Sharks have signed goalie Antti Niemi to a contract. [Puck Daddy]

What’s going on with Mike Richards? [Sportsnet], [ESPN] and [CTV News]

UPDATE: Pierre has the dirt on Richards. Sort of. [Yahoo]

Mike Richards
Mike Richards (Photo by Bridget Samuels).

The Canucks have re-signed goalie Jacob Markstrom. [CBC]

Dave Tippett likes the direction of the Coyotes. I assume he means the one that has them headed out of Arizona? [Fox Sports]

Griffin Reinhart speaks. [Oilers Nation]

Contract talks aren’t going well between Brandon Saad and the Blackhawks. [CBS Chicago]

Johnny Oduya is set to become a free agent. [ESPN]

Ryan O’Reilly is ready to lead the Sabres to new heights. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

The Sabres are going to buyout the contract of Cody Hodgson. [Buffalo News]. Nashville is doing the same with Viktor Stalberg. [The Tennessean]

Cody Hodgson has been placed on waivers for the purpose of a buyout (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

What do the Penguins have planned for free agency? [Post Gazette]. They re-signed defenceman Ian Cole for starters. [Toronto Sun]

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenceman Chris Wideman. [Hockey Buzz]

Could Roman Polak be on the move? [Leafs Nation]

Auston Matthews won’t be playing in Europe after-all. [The Score]

And finally, the real victims in hockey player controversies: [Pension Plan Puppets]