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]
- Despite being 39 and in the last year of his contract, Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan wants to keep playing beyond 2016.
“Obviously, I’m enjoying this right now and this run and the fact that the puck’s going in the net,” Doan told the Arizona Republic. “It feels like you can contribute, and that’s a big part of it. Then there’s a big part of your family and everything that’s going on with my family and everything that’s happening with them, too. It’ll be a decision that when we talk about as a group, all six of us will make a decision.”
- The Stars and Maple Leafs could be exploring a trade, maybe involving Dion Phaneuf?
“The Stars have been keeping tabs on the Maple Leafs of late, with Head Pro Scout Paul McIntosh taking in Toronto’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Saturday night. “
- The Florida Panthers are trying to finalize a multi-year extension with Vincent Trocheck.
“Panthers,working on tying up Trocheck on 2 to 4 year deal acc. to source”
- Joe Yerdon of NHL.com speculates what a deal involving Jonathan Drouin could include.
“Looking at the deals for Niederreiter and Turris, you’re basically looking at a roster player and a not-first-round pick.”
- Keep an eye out on the Washington Capitals in the Dustin Byfuglien sweeps.
“If Brooks Orpik is out long-term, Washington could look at the pending UFA as a rental player for a cup run.”
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.