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]
- A Jonathan Drouin trade could be getting close.
- It doesn’t look like Keith Yandle wants to stay with the New York Rangers.
- Despite nothing being close, St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk is on the market.
“Jobs in St. Louis depend on a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the Blues’ scoring concerns are real – particularly in the postseason – and general manager Doug Armstrong has an opportunity to deal from a position of depth. “
- Chris Higgins’ time in Vancouver is over.
“The Canucks, backed into a corner because they need his roster spot, have sent Higgins home and told the world they are done with him, and are trying to trade him. He has played his last game with the Canucks.”
- Lyle Richardson mentions Washington, Florida and Dallas as fits for Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien.
“The Jets, meanwhile, are in tough for a playoff berth. If they fail to gain ground in the standings by late-February, they could shop Byfuglien near the trade deadline.”
- The Minnesota Wild could be looking to add a top-line center.
“Mikko Koivu’s having a renaissance season, but he’s 32. Mikael Granlund, after averaging eight goals and 40 points the past two seasons, is on a two-year, “let’s see if you can break out” bridge contract. He is on pace for eight goals and 49 points this season. Charlie Coyle has been one of the Wild’s best players the past month, but he’s also the guy coach Mike Yeo moves up and down the lineup, often moving him to right wing.”
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!
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.