NHL Rumors (June 23): Datsyuk, Bishop 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:

…early demands have focused on 2015 first-round pick Evgeny Svechnikov and Andreas Athanasiou…

With Bishop entering the final year of his contract ($5.95 million cap hit), an expansion draft looming next season, and several teams (like Calgary, with the sixth overall pick) looking for a No. 1 goalie, general manager Steve Yzerman will likely field some calls on Bishop…

  • Sabres GM Tim Murray has made his scouts aware that picks may be dealt this week, including the eighth overall pick.

“If we can trade a couple picks and improve our team, we’ll continue to do that…”

…Joffrey Lupul, who has told friends he believes he’s played his last game as a Leaf…

  • There is no truth to the rumored Ben Bishop to Calgary deal being completed. Be sure to look out for fake Twitter accounts.

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!

Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything regarding the 2016 NHL Draft and Free Agency with the official deal tracker of The Hockey Writers. You’ll find a list of every deal and signing that has taken — and will take — place in the league.