Rumor Roundup (Jan. 2): Barkov Extension, Johansen Trade 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:

“Panthers GM Dale Tallon, who inked his own three-year extension earlier today, is finalizing details on Barkov’s new contract. “

  • CTV’s Brian Wilde says the Montreal Canadiens need to trade for a right wing.

“Kassian & Semin didn’t work at RW. Help is needed there & MB has the D depth to attain wing strength.”

  • Darren Dreger thinks a Ryan Johansen trade is more likely during the offseason than before the deadline.

“For me, that feels like a deal that would likely get done in the offseason.”

“The team hoped somebody would see enough of Nikitin to trade for him if they ran into injury trouble but there were no takers.”

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!