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Happy New Year! We Will Crown The Best Ever Today. Now...#14-#9

January 1, 2019 - 11:59 AM ET

Happy New Year Hockey world! This list CAN be changed. If you make a solid argument in the comment thread here, I will throw it to twitter for a vote.. Follow me on twitter @eklund to vote on these.... So far: #31 Vegas #30 Arizona #29 Florida #28 Columbus #27 Carolina #26 Minnesota #25...

The Final List Is Here. The Best All-Time Roster in the NHL

January 1, 2019 - 8:33 PM ET

Well we have done it. Happy New Year Hockeyworld! Here is your final list for consideration..If you think there is a mistake on this list speak now in the comments. And I will consider it for sure...Really excited with what we will next do with this list....Can't wait.. 1. Edmonton 2. Montr...

TRADE! Ovechkin Skipping the All-Star Game... RUMORS A Plenty

January 2, 2019 - 12:22 PM ET

We have a trade!! Vancouver has traded G Anders Nilsson & Darren Archibald to Ottawa for Tom Pyatt, Mike McKenna and a 2019 6th RD pick. From earlier: This is very disappointing...A perfectly healthy Alex Ovechkin has decided to skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra re...

Giordano Snub Baffles Me, source:Nylander Last Chance Already?

January 3, 2019 - 12:50 PM ET

So here we go...The Leafs are moving Nylander to Matthews line...Last year, I flat out loved Nylander with Matthews and I wrote a lot about the fact that Matthews found great chemistry with Nylander was something special. Something the Leafs should ask the Penguins about...Finding a guy to play wit...

Skinner/Sabres Talking Extension (e3), Flyers Get Goalie

January 4, 2019 - 10:58 AM ET

Breaking...The Flyers have claimed Mike McKenna off of waivers from Vancouver...McKenna was acquired by the Canucks a few days ago from Ottawa.... On Skinner... I will have a full rumor update coming shortly, bur I was just told the Sabres and Skinner are finally getting a little more serious...

Second Tier Saturday. A Look at Rumors Surrounding The "Other" Players

January 5, 2019 - 12:31 PM ET

So far today I have updated 21 players on the Rumor Chart. CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018-19 TRADE DEADLINE RUMOR CHART I spend a lot of time chasing the rumors of the big guys like Panarin, Stone, Duchene, Simmonds, Kessel, etc... and for good reason... These are the kind of players everyone is in...

Dougie Hamilton to Montreal (e4)

January 6, 2019 - 1:17 PM ET

A lot of talk about this right now in the hockey rumor world....I would have expected, if Hamilton was truly available, the Leafs, who are looking hard for a right-handed D, would be in on Hamilton....but so far everything points to Montreal.... more to come......

49 Days Until Trade Deadline, Hayes on the Block?

January 7, 2019 - 11:47 AM ET

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peaks The THE 2018-19 Trade RUMOR CHART Is LIVE and I have already updated several players today. We are now under 50 days until the February 25th Trade Deadline so lets get right to it... Kevin Hayes on th...

Mark Stone is available...make an offer; Tues Buzzcast discusses buyers

January 8, 2019 - 11:10 AM ET

It has been interesting to watch the ebb and flow of Stone and Duchene in Ottawa...For a long time I felt Duchene would be staying and Stone would be leaving, but over the trade freeze the Sens and Stone's people met and there looked like there could be room for a deal to be made...Now I am hearing...

TEN Players move in HUGE OHL Deal Including a Hab and a Leaf; Wed's Buzz

January 9, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

You gotta love the Canadian Junior Leagues and trades. I am working on the my rumor blog, but this just went down and does involve top prospects from Montreal and Toronto... Per the Guelph Storm website... GUELPH – Guelph Storm General Manager and Head Coach, George Burnett, has announced...

Rangers "Mulling over" Great Offer For Zuccarello from...

January 9, 2019 - 7:10 PM ET

According to a trusted source...the NY Rangers are mulling over a great offer from the Calgary Flames for Mats Zuccarello....more to come......

Bob told to stay home by CBJ, who's considering him as a rental?

January 10, 2019 - 11:01 AM ET

Next blog I will determine who wins the Mark Stone Sweeps from your offers in the comment threads and on twitter...but we have a breaking situation going on right now.... The Blue Jackets, via their website, announced the following regarding Bobrovsky basically being suspended from the team......

Source: Flyers are Buyers. Mark Stone Target. Anderson too?

January 11, 2019 - 11:26 AM ET

Quick hit here, with more to come today, including the Mark Stone Sweeps from your offers, but I am currently too swamped chasing down this one...and I wanted to post this rumor ASAP. I was working on a buyers/sellers blog that will post on Monday...we find ourselves closer and closer to the dea...

SO many good Offers for Mark Stone...Need Help...

January 12, 2019 - 12:22 PM ET

Ok...so I am trying to come up with a winner for these sweeps and you all put up some seriously intriguing offers... I have narrowed it down to the following....Help me decide.... mreedjr4' offer.... Flyers Get: Mark Stone 2019 4th Round Pick Senators Get: Raffl Aube-Kubel Friedman 2...

And Mark Stone Goes To....

January 13, 2019 - 11:50 AM ET

Nashville....but ONLY if Stone and/or Duchene is extended in the deal.... Southstar's offer Nashville receives: Matt Duchene Mark Stone Ottawa receives: Kevin Fiala Eeli Tolvanen rights to Dante Fabbro 1st round draft pick However, I don't see the Preds doing this...It was just th...

More talk On Dougie Hamilton to Montreal...Will Toronto Get in?

January 13, 2019 - 4:44 PM ET

Keep hearing Hamilton to Montreal rumors today...Toronto apparently doesn't want to spend the current asking price... more to come......

We have a Trade...Plus, Could Toronto Look to Bobrovsky?

January 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM ET

Talking to a source this morning who said there may be deeper concern in Toronto regarding the goaltending than has been let on...The continuing injuries to Andersen and even Sparks have shed a lot of light on the Leafs defensive weaknesses...The Leafs have cap space to spend on rentals and there co...

On Oilers Forward Search, Leafs, Weise on Waivers

January 15, 2019 - 12:23 PM ET

The THE 2018-19 Trade RUMOR CHART Is LIVE and I have already updated Puljujarvi, Silfverberg, Nylander, Parayko, Hayes, Dzingel, Bobrovsky On the Oilers... The Oilers aren't being shy about the fact that they are looking to add a forward and a defender...Making the playoffs is VITAL for this...

EDM trying to get D-man, Canes want Kapanen, Sabres buyers; Wed's Buzz

January 16, 2019 - 11:09 AM ET

Buyers and Sellers coming up today, but there are some rumors I wanted to get out there first this morning.. On Kapanen and Canes... The Leafs don't want to trade Kapanen....that is clear. He has been solid and is one of their better two way forwards among a group of forwards that isn't take...

Ducks Get Del Zotto from Canucks for Luke Schenn; Buzzcast at 1pm

January 17, 2019 - 8:18 AM ET

A pair of ex-Flyers trade places.... I really like this trade for both teams actually.. Del Zotto is very solid in the locker room and can bring some positive energy to a Ducks team sliding downhill fast...Schenn can also help the Canucks or can be moved again at the deadline... Buyers and Sel...

Canes - Wild swap forwards; Top 10 Buyers as of 1/17/19

January 17, 2019 - 1:29 PM ET

UPDATE - Minnesota and Carolina have swapped forwards. The Wild have acquired Victor Rask in exchange for Nino Niederreiter. Sellers in the next blog, but as of now...here are the top ten Buyers as of today: #10 Vegas $2.2M (Cap Space) The excitement is back in Vegas and they are playi...

Source: Leafs "way out ahead of pack" for Ferland; Fri's Buzzcast

January 18, 2019 - 1:30 PM ET

Quick hits before a later blog: The Toronto Maple Leafs are way out ahead of all other teams in the pursuit of power forward, pending UFA Michael Ferland. Also I am told the Flyers may not be in the market to trade for a goalie after all... More to come. On TuneIn Radio Listen t...

Oilers and Caps in "serious talks" about Andre Burakovsky... More

January 18, 2019 - 5:43 PM ET

I updated a bunch of players on the rumor chart....check it out by clicking the "Rumor Chart" tab above... Also.... I just got off the phone with a source who tells me he is hearing the Caps and Oilers have had serious discussions regarding Andre Burakovsky....Not sure what it would take...loo...

Flyers Core Pushing Hard to Keep Simmonds

January 19, 2019 - 1:24 PM ET

The Wayne Simmonds rumors continue to intensify with Chuck Fletcher coming out and saying that he would either be trading Wayne or re-signing him by the deadline... Simmonds is an important player in the Flyers room, more important than most know, but apparently Fletcher has recognized this more...

Duchene Gets Take it Or Leave Ottawa Offer....

January 20, 2019 - 1:57 PM ET

Rumors and Reports today that the Sens are offering Matt Duchene an 8 year $64M offer to either sign in the next two weeks or be put on the trading market.... Full update in the works...including the Seller list.... Do you think Duchene should (or will) accept this deal?...