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Sabres shuffling, Scandella dealt to Habs, obtain Frolik from Flames

January 2, 2020 - 9:48 AM ET

The Buffalo Sabres have been slowly declining in the Eastern Conference playoff race after a good start. GM Jason Botterill has been seeking to trade off some of his defensive depth and get some help up front and did that on Thursday, sending pending UFA Marco Scandella to Montreal for a 2020 4th ro...

Kovalev 2.0? Ilya Kovalchuk to Habs - Done, Fri Buzzcast w/ Kevin Allen

January 3, 2020 - 11:38 AM ET

1 year 700 k. two-way deal. Interesting move Is this Alexei Kovalev 2.0? We'll discuss on the Buzzcast at 3pm On TuneIn Radio Listen to the HockeyBuzzcast w/@Eklund @sportsology & @MikeInBuffalo on iTunes (https://t.co/yXakLaiyRy) & Tune In (https://t.co/O3Em8BtZ6W)— Michael Aug...

The Latest on Vatanen, Toffoli, Hoffman, Pageau and More...

January 4, 2020 - 12:49 PM ET

Good After "quick-update" noon, hockey world. Quick update on the Rumor Winds today I will be getting to part 2 of the Q & A, I do promise by end of day tomorrow to post the exciting sequel. But first, things are happening in the rumor world, and after talking to a source late last night, I h...

The Thrilling Conclusion...Answers to your Great Questions...Part 2

January 5, 2020 - 3:57 PM ET

GudbransonFan Asks… The Panthers need defense. Who will it be and what will they give up? Ek… Since Tallon has taken over the Panthers haven’t been afraid to go big or bold...I continue to hear they have strong interest in Gostisbehere, and Flyers management is very unhappy with what they f...

Kreider has Canadian Teams on no trade list....however

January 6, 2020 - 12:36 PM ET

Larry Brooks is reporting Chris Kreider will not allow a trade to a Canadian team...however, I have heard this will not stop a few teams from trying to convince him otherwise. It’s only a few months after all and Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver may still try and contact Kreider and convince him ot...

Preds Fire Laviolette. New Coach...John Hynes

January 6, 2020 - 6:39 PM ET

Update: The Predators announce that John Hynes will assume Head Coach duties for Nashville. What do you think of the hire? Breaking news out of Nashville on Monday, as the Predators have fired Peter Laviolette. “Under the leadership of Peter and Kevin, our organization reached unpreceden...

Flames, Leafs and Possibly Canucks Hot on the Georgiev Trail. Buzzcast

January 8, 2020 - 11:37 AM ET

The Rangers have a problem. The old adage goes like this... Having One Great Goalie is dangerous. Having Two Great Keepers is Amazing. Having Three Keepers is a quagmire.... Essentially, think of it this way...When a team practices there are only two nets. So when there are three goalies it...

Source, "Montreal NOT in Sell Mode..." PLUS Matthews Magic. Buzzcast

January 9, 2020 - 12:18 PM ET

Start here today...Full rumor chart update coming up tonight... With the Canadiens last trade many fans are saying the team is officially in "Sell Mode"...as did I. But truth be told a source informs me that the Canadiens are not yet and in fact have had discussions on trades that would prove th...

Sabres, Oilers, Canucks Push Hard for Hoffman, Chart Updated

January 10, 2020 - 12:28 PM ET

he SPECIAL ALERT: I JUST UPDATED ALL PLAYERS on the RUMOR CHART CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peeks Start Here. On Hoffman... Mike Hoffman probably shouldn't be available...But there is no doubt he is. And so far three teams are mak...

On Athanasiou to...

January 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM ET

Working in my full rumor blog but I was sent a text that the Colorado Avalanche are ramping up to make a serious offer for Athanasiou....stay tuned.....

Shero Fired by Devils

January 12, 2020 - 5:58 PM ET

Tom Fitzgerald in as interim GM....

Pens and LA discuss Swap (e4)...Leafs/Rangers talking Deal?

January 13, 2020 - 12:46 PM ET

Here is what I have so far today... The Leafs and Rangers have had discussions about not only Georgiev but possibly Anthony Deangelo...The Leafs would have to give up alot of salary to make this happen...but they have serious interest in both players..and the Rangers have issues moving forward re...

Caps Extend Backstrom...Will Ovechkin Follow? Holtby Gone?

January 14, 2020 - 1:44 PM ET

Big news today... The Washington Capitals have extended Nicklas Backstrom for 5-years and $46 million dollars. This puts the pressure firmly into the Ovechkin Camp. Ovechkin is already signed for one more year, but there is mounting speculation that last year could be his last in Washington a...

Vegas fires Gallant. DeBoer In. Carter Hart to Miss 2-3 Weeks

January 15, 2020 - 10:41 AM ET

Gerard Gallant Out in Vegas. Pete DeBoer in. CRAZY. More to come! Carter Hart will be out several weeks with a lower abdominal strain. It could get interesting for the Flyers regarding the deadline. More to come. On TuneIn Radio Listen to the HockeyBuzzcast w/@Eklund @sportsolo...

Vegas, Boston and Brenden Dillon. Galcheynuk, King Henrik to....?

January 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM ET

Ok, so there are three players who I have NOT yet put on the rumor chart, but I continue to get questions regarding...The reason I haven't yet put them on the chart varies by the player, but it is safe to say that at the least TWO of them will be on the chart... On Brenden Dillon... Yes the Sh...

Buzz Debate: The Greatest Goal Scorer EVER?

January 17, 2020 - 12:32 PM ET

Last night Alex Ovechkin had another hattrick passing the 30 goal mark AGAIN. It's truly unreal what OV has done in the NHL..and he doesn't show even the smallest signs of slowing down. So my question to you is this: Is Alex Ovechkin the Greatest Goal Scorer Ever? On TuneIn Radio...