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]
- The Los Angeles Kings continue to look for a defensemen to fill the void of Matt Greene. The expectation is that it will be the priority for the team come the trade deadline.
“The Los Angeles Kings are going for it, and they’ll, at the very least, add a defenseman for their second pairing.”
- The Winnipeg Jets don’t appeared to be concerned about the trade deadline, and all the question marks surrounding the roster.
“”Not even a little bit,” Maurice told the Winnipeg Free Press. “I’ve never liked to see guys get traded. You’ve got to go with what you got and I’m not a big fan of moving guys out unless it clearly doesn’t fit. It’s my job to get more out of them.” “
- One of the biggest reasons for the stagnant trade market is the continuing collapse of the Canadian dollar. If it doesn’t improve, moves could be impacted for quite some time.
“With seven Canadian teams accounting for over one-third of the league’s revenue, it has an effect upon the salary cap. Indeed, over the past two years, salary-cap projections have fallen short.”
- The San Jose Sharks are among a handful of teams interested in bringing in Mike Richards when everything gets sorted out.
“Richards is now an unrestricted free agent, and while a number of teams are interested in him, they are waiting for the court process to play itself out.”
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.