NHL Rumors (Feb. 23): Drouin Trade, Flyers Staying and More!

The rumor mill is one of the most controversial areas for a hockey fan. Different names on different days make for the most interesting conversations around the water cooler.

The daily rumor roundup takes a look at some of the latest rumors making waves, and shares them all in one place so you don’t have to search around. Let’s take a look.

[quote_box_left author=””]Reminder: Rumors are just that — rumors. It’s information that is circulating around the hockey world. Remember, take it all with a grain of salt.[/quote_box_left]

Latest Rumors:

While the team is expected to take calls on some of their pending UFAs, Elias won’t be one of them, according to a source close to the team.

  • After it being quiet, rumors are swirling that Jonathan Drouin will be dealt by the deadline.

Several teams, according to TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta, remain in the mix for Drouin, including the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators

“We’re not adding,” Hextall said. “We feel comfortable with our team. We feel comfortable with our depth. We’re not gonna add.”

  • The Avalanche won’t be trading Tyson Barrie. Instead, expect him to be the team’s highest-paid defenseman.

“…but after Saturday night’s late game at Edmonton, he can certainly expect to become Colorado’s highest-paid defenseman at more than $6 million”

  • The Panthers feel they are a couple pieces away from being true contenders. One player could be Andrew Ladd.

Panthers GM Tallon told us other day that he’s looking for 2 pieces to put team over the top.


If you’ve heard of any substantial rumors, let us know in the comment section below. Also feel free to discuss the above rumors with fellow fans. And don’t forget have fun with it!

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