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In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at a couple players who are starting to make more noise as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches. Will Erik Karlsson really be traded before Monday? Or, are the Senators thinking more long-term? Also, why was Tomas Plekanec kept out of the lineup on Saturday for the Montreal Canadiens? Is
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has already gotten a head start, acquiring as many draft picks as possible ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. While the NHL Entry Draft can be a crapshoot, Habs history has proven the team can get lucky whatever the round. So, what’s the value of a draft pick?
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4:44 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON — Ever since the NHL decided not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, there’s been speculation about how that decision affected its relationship with NBC, which holds the U.S. broadcast rights for both entities. That speculation intensified when Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, recently told
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The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal had a lot of moving parts in place and in the end, the following pieces were sent to the following teams: The Penguins received Brassard, prospects Vince Dunn and Tobias Lindberg as well as a third-round draft pick in 2018. The Senators
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It gave me chills. Listening to Roberto Luongo address the crowd prior to the Florida Panthers’ game against the Washington Capitals was emotional, inspiring and exactly why the netminder is one of the classiest in the league today. Luongo is a Parkland, Florida, resident. He has been for the last 12 years and he spoke
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Late last night, the New Jersey Devils acquired right-winger Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick and defenseman Yegor Rykov. Grabner, 30, has 25 goals this season and should provide solid scoring depth for the Devils. The Scoring Threat the Devils Needed In his time with the Rangers, Grabner
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With the 2018 trade deadline fast-approaching, there’s no question the Calgary Flames should be looking to add a piece or two. A number of solid players are rumored to be available including Evander Kane, Max Pacioretty, Mike Green, Patrick Maroon and Radim Vrbata. Although any of these players would make a nice addition, it’s unlikely
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The Toronto Maple Leafs success this season can be attributed to one player, Frederik Andersen. Although Auston Matthews has led the way with timely goals and dominance in the offensive zone, Andersen has been the one to have elevated this team to be the third best team in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference.
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The New York Rangers have traded veteran forward Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick and defensive prospect Igor Rykov, Darren Dreger announced Thursday night following the Rangers 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. This is the first trade between the Devils and Rangers in history. Grabner to
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You have to give something up to get something, and when the Columbus Blue Jackets traded center Ryan Johansen to the Nashville Predators for Seth Jones in January 2016 they sacrificed one of their young, playmaking forwards for a player they believed could be a pillar on their blueline, and cornerstone of their franchise for
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With a trade market already well-established in the NHL, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin finds himself in prime position to be one of the major sellers prior to Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline. Bergevin has already begun unloading expiring contracts and depth defensemen before the re-tooling of his roster starts this summer. On Wednesday, Jakub
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Every team has rivalries. The Minnesota Wild are no different. From divisional opponents to playoff kryptonite there is little shortage of headaches for the Wild. Some have gone on since their inception. Others have begun with division realignment. This article will look into only the most intense and significant rivalries that the Wild have developed.
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The Boston Bruins have traded forward Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Vatrano was placed on the injured reserve on Feb. 17. The Bruins just packaged a third-round pick and prospect Rob O’Gara to acquire Nick Holden from the New York Rangers and
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The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Shea Weber will undergo surgery to repair a tear in a tendon in his left foot, effectively ending his 2017-18 season. Weber’s last game came on Dec. 16 in a losing effort to the Ottawa Senators and he’s been sidelined ever since with an injury to his foot. The extent
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The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes have completed a pre-deadline deal that will see Darcy Kuemper head to Arizona in exchange for forward Tobias Rieder and goaltender Scott Wedgewood, according to Bob McKenzie. Going to Los Angeles Going to Arizona G Darcy Kuemper F Tobias Rieder G Scott Wedgewood McKenzie also reported that the