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Nylander Not Going Anywhere

From Tarik El-Bashir at Capitals Insider:

I also asked Nylander about all of the trade rumors (Vancouver, New York, New Jersey, etc.) that surfaced over the summer. He acknowledged that he heard them, but he said he’s not worried. And for good reason:

“I have a no move clause in my contract,” he said. “So it’s really up to me if I want to move. I want to stay here and I’m looking forward to the season. There’s lots of rumors about lots of players all the time.”

read on

*emphasis added

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  Tags: hockey+rumors, michael+nylander, no+trade+clause

Nick Kypreos is Wrong

Aaron Portzline at Puck-rakers writes:

Apparently, Nick Kypreos reported on Sportsnet last night that the Blue Jackets were going to trade defenseman Jan Hejda and a fourth-round pick to the Flyers for winger Mike Knuble.

This is ridiculous. This is crazy. This will not happen. Not a chance.

Well, that seems pretty definitive.  Although this doesn’t stop the kids on HF Boards from tackling the rumor from every angle they can think of as well (and Kypreos doesn’t fare too well there either.)

Must be a slow day in rumor land.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, jan+hejda, mike+knuble, nick+kypreos

Any Jay Feaster Sightings?

Mike Chen wondered about the Tampa Bay Lightning GM just yesterday, observing:

Since the Koules/Barrie superteam took over, nearly all of the press releases regarding player movement have been announced by one of them or new executive something-or-other Brian Lawton.

I’m not sure what Feaster is doing these days but there’s a good chance he’s collecting a nice check while sitting in an air-conditioned office watching reruns of The Surreal Life on Tivo rather than calling GMs and dealing with the league.

And Bruce Garrioch shares this theory at Off the Posts today:

The whisper amongst NHL executives is he has three years left on his contract, is on the verge of being fired and will likely get a buyout from the Bolts.

My opinion of Garrioch rumors notwithstanding, he might be onto something.  Feaster is a ghost these days.

Update 3:00pm ET: The new Lightning owners and Barry Melrose will be available for questions at an open town hall meeting next Tuesday.  No indication that Feaster will be attending.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, jay+feaster, len+barrie, oren+koules

Dumb Hockey Rumors

From Puck Daddy at Yahoo! Sports,

The last two weeks have seen rumors surface just about every day about every single free agent, just like they have at every trade deadline and summer free-agent frenzy in recent memory. Here are some of the best of the worst rumors we, as hockey fans, have had to digest and regurgitate over the last several years:

read the list for some entertainingly-bogus rumors

Incidentally, that list reminded me of that “Ryan Smyth signs with Edmonton” deal erroneously reported on Sportsnet in 2007.  Quite the screw-up that was, so here’s a flashback of the day from Chris Zelkovich in the Toronto Star:

 

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Talk, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, trade+deadline

Hashing Out All the Rumors

Earlier today over at Puck Daddy, Greg hosted a live chat with Spector, running down all the rumors floating around today.

Replay their chat here to follow the discussion.

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  Tags: hockey+rumors

Latest Rumors

Spector has been busy today, gathering together all the latest speculation on where the coaches will end up; Leafs, Penguins, Blues and CBJ rumors; and of course, free agency rumors from around the NHL.

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  Tags: hockey+rumors

Rumors Shot Down

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach John Tortorella dismissed speculation of the club shopping Martin St. Louis to Dallas for Marty Turco as “absolute s**t”. He also went on to dismiss the possibility of St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards being dealt, citing their importance to the team and suggesting management threats of possible roster changes aren’t connected with those three.

Spector breaks it all down, more trade talk too…

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  Tags: hockey+rumors, trades

The Talk In The West

from Lyle Richardson at the Hockey News,

With the NHL’s Christmas “trade freeze” set to begin on Dec. 19 and mid-season fast approaching, here’s a look at the latest Western Conference rumors….

Nashville Predators: Forget about GM David Poile shopping restricted free agents Shea Weber or Martin Erat, as he’s indicated his intent to re-sign them before next summer.

read on for more Western Conference talk…

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  Tags: hockey+rumors, trades

Could Tampa Bay Move One Of The Big Three

Spector has an analysis on the talk that the Bolts may move Lecavalier, St. Louis or Richards.

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  Tags: hockey+rumors, tampa+bay+lightning, trades

Leafs Talk, Not Here Today

I believe most of you have had enough Leafs talk in the last week or so, but Spector covers it today along with some trade and signing talk…

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  Tags: hockey+rumors, toronto+maple+leafs

Oh Those Rumors!

from Rich Hammond at Inside the Kings,

I typically dislike commenting on rumors, because anyone can start them without naming sources and 99 percent of published rumors turn out to be exaggerated or just simply B.S. I don’t know the gentleman who wrote the FoxSports.com piece about Lombardi being on the hot seat, and I’m certainly not going to question his motives or sources. And given where the Kings stand—that would be last place in the conference—I suppose it’s fair to question whether Dean Lombardi SHOULD be on the hot seat. Any GM whose team is at the bottom of the conference is going to come under some scrutiny.

I would be completely stunned if Lombardi got fired this year, even if the Kings finished in last place.

continued... and the gentleman at FoxSports is Al Strachan...

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  Tags: dean+lombardi, hockey+rumors, los+angeles+kings

How Rumors Happen

From Lyle Richardson at The Hockey News,

The lack of any real trade action thus far in the NHL season also has some folks clutching at straws to dream up trade scenarios.

Take the presence of Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe in the Boston Bruins press box during the Bruins-Canadiens match-up Nov. 8.

An Edmonton sportswriter wondered if Lowe was there to scout Bruins right winger Glen Murray as, apparently, Lowe nearly had a deal in place for Murray last summer until the Bruins backed out.

Once this story passed through the filter of Internet rumormongers, it quickly went from speculation to confirmation that Lowe was planning to acquire Murray.

The truth, sadly, was far less sexy, as Lowe was in Massachusetts to watch the Springfield Falcons – the Oilers’ AHL farm team – play the following night and merely decided to take in the game while in Boston.

more…

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  Tags: hockey+rumors

It Is Sunday, Time To Breakdown The Rumor Talk

Spector has all the trade and rumor talk and why they may or may not happen.

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  Tags: hockey+rumors

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