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]
- Carolina captain Eric Staal has let his contract situation get to his head.
“It’s been more challenging than I thought it would be, but I’m doing my best,” Staal said. “Doing my best to contribute and try and help this team win and play hard. I have a family. There’s things you think about. My brother’s playing here. There are a lot of different things you think about. You try not to worry about it too much, and play, and hopefully we can get on a little bit of a run here and go from there and let it sort itself out. We’ll see what happens.”
- The Boston Bruins could look to deal Loui Eriksson rather than sign him to an extension.
“That’s where they come in as sellers as well; they want a defenseman and maybe another forward, but they have to make a decision with Loui Eriksson if they can’t sign him before the deadline. Maybe he gets moved in a deal like that to bring back a defenseman,” he said.”
- Vancouver could be looking to deal more than just Chris Higgins.
Once that matter is settled, the Canucks will have to decide the fates of other veteran players, such as Radim Vrbata, Brandon Prust and Dan Hamhuis, all of whom can become unrestricted free agents July 1.
- There is no new information regarding Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
Dreger on any info coming from Stamkos situation: “No, crickets.”
- In our daily Jonathan Drouin update, a deal could happen this week.
Pierre McGuire mentioned Drouin could be traded this week. Minny high on the list.
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.