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]
- Despite ideas to the contrary, Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk is not available for trade.
During Saturday’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman reported that the Canadiens have told teams Galchenyuk is not up for grabs.
- The Winnipeg Jets don’t want to give Andrew Ladd or Dustin Byfuglien the contracts the two players are looking for.
As such, Ladd moves to the top of the list of Deadline Day acquisitions, as the Jets — unwilling to invest somewhere in the neighbourhood of $36 million and six years into Ladd — will look to recoup something for their departing captain in a trade.
- James Reimer wants to stay in Toronto, but knows that isn’t likely.
“I’ve loved being a Leaf & I’d like to be a Leaf my whole career, but obviously this unrestricted thing is sometimes a weird thing”
- Speaking of the Maple Leafs, the team could move as many as eight players by the trade deadline.
For the most part, the names in play aren’t surprising. Lamoriello has been gauging teams’ interest in rental players Roman Polak, P.A. Parenteau and Shawn Matthias, veterans who are all in the final year of their contract.
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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Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.