Are the Colorado Avalanche ‘In’ on Claude Giroux?

Mile High Hockey

Earlier this month, Elliotte Friedman mentioned on his 30 Thoughts Podcast that he would “bet” Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux will gets moved at this year’s NHL trade deadline.

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Capitals, Blues, Avalanche Have Goalie Situations Worth Watching

Pro Hockey Talk

Goaltending is the one of the greatest equalizers in the NHL.

Great play at the position will mask a lot of flaws and carry an average team a long way.

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J.T. Miller is drawing interest from the Rangers, Bruins, Flames and Wild

Daily Faceoff

The Vancouver Canucks’ leading scorer is drawing interest from multiple teams around the league.

Frank Seravalli appeared on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver on Monday and said that the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild are interested in acquiring J.T.

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NHL Trade Candidates

Sportsnet

With the trade deadline inching closer and the "mini-deadline" nearing, as reported by Jeff Marek in last week’s Rink Fries, there’s more focus on players who could be on the move.

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NHL hopeful to conclude Evander Kane investigation by mid-week

TSN

We could be getting closer to a resolution in the Evander Kane investigation.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports there are rumblings about the conclusion of the league's investigation into a possible COVID-19 breach involving Kane, who is currently a free agent.

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3 Destinations Where Max Domi Could Land After the Trade Deadline

The Hockey Writers

The Columbus Blue Jackets season isn’t going quite as planned. In a vacuum, this record would be as predicted in preseason, but an extraordinary start was followed by the pendulum promptly swinging the other direction and sending the team sputtering down the standings.

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Jacob Panetta Suspended Indefinitely By ECHL, Released By Jacksonville

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Jacksonville Icemen, after initially stating this morning that the team would wait to take any action until a league review had concluded, announced they’ve released Panetta.

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Shocked that racism keeps happening in hockey? Don’t be.

The Athletic

Why?

Why is anyone surprised that this still keeps happening?

Because of that time we watched an eight-minute, 46-second video from summer 2020?

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Can Boston Offer Up Enough to Get Leon Draisaitl from Oilers?

NHL Trade Talk

Last week we covered the suggestion by one writer/fan that the Calgary Flames and New York Rangers might make for good trade partners with Johnny Gaudreau being the central piece in a deal between the two teams.

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Top Landing Spots for Canucks Forward J.T. Miller

Bleacher Report

It's been a tale of two seasons for the Vancouver Canucks, and that puts them in a tough spot with J.T.

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Rangers Exploring Forward Trade Market

The Fourth Period

The New York Rangers have cast their nets and are fishing for a second-line right winger and a bottom-six, two-way forward to add to their lineup before the trade deadline comes along in two months.

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Chicago Blackhawks Reportedly Open To Moving Alex DeBrincat At Trade Deadline

Awesemo

Could Blackhawks star winger Alex DeBrincat be wearing a different jersey soon?

It’s been an extremely weird season for the Blackhawks.

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Latest On Potential Trade Of Jakob Chychrun

Pro Hockey Rumors

One of the biggest names emerging for the NHL trade deadline is Jakob Chychrun, who made his return to the Arizona Coyotes lineup on Wednesday with one assist in more than 20 minutes of action.

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3 ideal Claude Giroux trade destinations

Sportsnaut

As the Philadelphia Flyers sit near the bottom of the NHL standings, captain Claude Giroux is one of the hottest trade candidates leading up to the deadline.

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10 of the most interesting NHL trade candidates to watch

Sportsnet

I was having a conversation with a manager a couple of weeks ago who mentioned to me that more than a few teams were looking to do deals just before the Olympic break.

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Tony DeAngelo thriving in quiet life with Hurricanes after dramatic Rangers exit

New York Post

It’s been a minute since the Rangers and Tony DeAngelo shared a sheet of ice, but when the Blueshirts take on the ‘Canes here Friday night in their next challenge, No.

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Shane Wright still No. 1, but Logan Cooley enters conversation

Sportsnet

The NHL Draft and draft lottery are still months away, but the Montreal Canadiens look more and more destined for best odds at the No.

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NHL Announces Revised Schedule

Pro Hockey Rumors

The NHL has announced the revised schedule, filling up the February Olympic break with games that had previously been postponed.

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NHL Trade Deadline Big Board: John Klingberg, Jakob Chychrun and 28 others who could be dealt

The Athletic

Before we dive into our 2022 NHL Trade Deadline Big Board 1.0, here’s a view from an NHL executive about the current state of trade talks, which never seem to unfold as quickly as fans (or writers) want them to.

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Eight NHL Players Who Would Be Revitalized With a Trade in 2022

Bleacher Report

The new year supposedly ushers in new beginnings. It's an opportunity to cut ties with everything that you didn't like about the 365 days prior and begin anew.

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5 Potential Trade Returns for Dallas Stars’ Defenseman John Klingberg

Bleacher Report

This season appears to be John Klingberg's last with the Dallas Stars.

The 29-year-old defenseman is an unrestricted free agent this summer and has expressed his frustrations over contract talks that have reportedly come to a standstill.

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Leon Draisaitl, Oilers Reporter Blast Each Other In Wild Exchange

Yahoo! Sports

After a long string of losses and just overall poor play, Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl was put in front of the media to try and explain why Edmonton has only earned five points since Dec.

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NHL Expected To Change Testing Protocols After All-Star Break

Pro Hockey Rumors

The NHL is expected to make some changes to their COVID-19 testing procedures following the All-Star break, according to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

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The 5 NHL Players Likeliest to Be Traded Next

Bleacher Report

It’s beginning to look a lot like crunch time.

Even though the 2021-22 season is just short of halfway complete for most teams, general managers around the NHL are already feeling the stress needle move as postseason races begin to take early shape.

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5 trade destinations for John Klingberg

The Score

The Dallas Stars appear set to make a major impact on this season’s trade deadline, as recent reports suggest they’re ramping up efforts to deal disgruntled blue-liner John Klingberg.

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Karson Kuhlman Placed On Waivers

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Boston Bruins have seemingly decided that Karson Kuhlman’s time on the active roster has come to an end for the time being, as Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that the depth forward is on waivers today.

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Stars increasing efforts to trade John Klingberg

The Score

The Dallas Stars are ramping up their efforts to trade disgruntled defenseman John Klingberg, reports Sportsnet's Jeff Marek.

Klingberg's name has been in the rumor mill for much of the season.

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Even Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl duo can’t pull Oilers from mediocrity

New York Post

If the Bruins had failed to rise above mediocrity despite having both a young Bobby Orr and a young Phil Esposito in their lineup in the late 1960s and early 1970s, would that be tantamount to the ongoing failure in Edmonton?

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Ranking the 5 NHL Teams That Desperately Need to Win the Draft Lottery This Year

Bleacher Report

The 2022 NHL draft will be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal on July 7-8. Prior to that, a lottery consisting of two draws following the completion of the 2021-22 regular season will determine the order of the draft for the 16 teams that failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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NHL Trade Candidates: What Mark Giordano, Jakob Chychrun, John Klingberg Bring to Teams

Sportsnet

Between now and the trade deadline, there are going to be developing stories around the league about available players and where they might go.

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Canucks’ Quinn Hughes Overlooked Among Young Defenseman in the NHL

The Hockey Writers

Young, puck moving offensive defenceman are all the rage in today’s NHL. Players like Cale Makar, Miro Heiskanen and Adam Fox are just a few examples of what every team is looking for in a young, cornerstone d-man.

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Four NHL teams facing critical roster choices in 2022

Sportsnet

The NHL trade deadline isn't until March 21 this season, so we're still a ways away from available players coming into full view, and when teams have to make the call: are they in, or out, and to what degree?

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Looking deeper into the “Should Avs get a Marc-Andre Fleury or Carey Price?” question

Colorado Hockey Now

Starting Friday, the Avalanche will play the first of three games in four days, the first two against the Arizona Coyotes – who were victors over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.

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Nathan MacKinnon Rips NHL All-Star Format

The Score

Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon didn't hold back when discussing teammate Nazem Kadri's current exclusion from the upcoming All-Star Game.

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Kodak Black’s Girlfriend Responds To His Viral Video At Hockey Game

Awesemo

Kodak Black loves his live sporting events.

After Kodak Black went viral for allegedly having sex at a hockey game, his girlfriend posted that she’s done with him, she’s now “single.”

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Kodak Black: Cops Not Investigating Grind Sesh at Florida Panthers Game

TMZ

Kodak Black isn't in any sort of legal trouble over his NHL game grind sesh … cops tell TMZ Sports there's no investigation into the matter because "they were not having sex."

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2022 NHL All-Star Game Rosters Revealed

Pro Hockey Rumors

During a live reveal on ESPN’s SportsCenter program in the United States, the National Hockey League unveiled their four divisional rosters for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Connor McDavid Open to Idea of Evander Kane Joining Oilers

The Score

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid addressed rumors of Evander Kane joining the club on Wednesday.

Kane has been heavily linked to the team in recent days after becoming a free agent.

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Trade Targets on the Buffalo Sabres

The Hockey Writers

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their winning ways against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, and with Evgeni Malkin back in the lineup, the sky is the limit.

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Jakob Chychrun trade destinations

The Athletic

It’s rare to see a player like Jakob Chychrun available on the trade market. Young, talented defensemen on affordable contracts are usually pieces to build a franchise around, even for a rebuilding club like the Arizona Coyotes.

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Former NHL Off-Ice Officials Allege They Were Fired For Being Whistle-Blowers on Racism

TSN

Two former National Hockey League off-ice officials allege in a newly filed lawsuit that they were fired for reporting a colleague who used racist and sexually charged language for years while working for the league.

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Can Evander Kane or John Klingberg Be a Fit For Maple Leafs?

Sportsnet

If one were to whittle the Toronto Maple Leafs’ dream wish list to two positions that could most benefit from an upgrade in advance of the trade deadline, they would be top-six left wing and top-four right defenceman.

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Penguins GM Ron Hextall on character, chemistry and staving off a rebuild

The Athletic

We are almost a full year into Ron Hextall’s reign as GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby’s squad has delivered a strong message to the boss.

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Stars coach Rick Bowness fined $25K for post-game incident vs. Blues

Sportsnet

Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness has been fined $25,000 for his actions on the bench following the team's game against the St.

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Blue Jackets suspend F Gregory Hofmann

TSN

The Columbus Blue Jackets have suspended Gregory Hofmann, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Monday. 

"Gregory was given permission by the club to step away for personal reasons and informed us today that because of those reasons he has decided not to return," said Kekalainen.

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Ottawa Senators Sign Tyler Boucher

Pro Hockey Rumors

Jan 10: Boucher has been officially loaned to the 67’s, meaning he’ll be in junior for the rest of the season.

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Los Angeles Kings Hire Marc Bergevin

Pro Hockey Rumors

The Los Angeles Kings have hired Marc Bergevin as senior advisor to the general manager, a role that will represent the next step for the former Montreal Canadiens executive. 

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Carolina Hurricanes Sign Jack LaFontaine

NHL.com

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed goaltender Jack LaFontaine to a one-year, entry-level contract.

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Why the Sharks are ready to end their tumultuous relationship with Evander Kane

The Athletic

The relationship between Evander Kane and the Sharks has been broken for months, and the chances for an amicable parting of ways were slim.

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Evander Kane expected to file grievance over contract termination

Sportsnet

In an unexpected bombshell, the San Jose Sharks placed Evander Kane on unconditional waivers on Saturday afternoon — with the purpose of terminating his contract.

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Sharks’ Evander Kane on unconditional waivers to terminate deal

The Athletic

The San Jose Sharks placed forward Evander Kane on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate his contract for breaching his NHL standard player contract and for violation of the AHL's COVID-19 protocols, the team said.

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Dallas Stars’ John Klingberg Sounds Off on Contract Extension Talk

Dallas Morning News

As his contract negotiations have hit a standstill, Stars defenseman John Klingberg said Saturday afternoon that he doesn’t “feel that I’ve been appreciated in that way when we don’t even negotiate.”

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Could The Montreal Canadiens Trade Carey Price Before the Trade Deadline?

The Hockey News

Mired at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the Montreal Canadiens are expected to be sellers at the March 21 trade deadline.

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How Can The Oilers Salvage Connor McDavid’s Prime Years?

Bleacher Report

Connor McDavid was once compared to Wayne Gretzky. It was a fitting comparison in 2015 when the elite center was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers, the team that produced The Great One, arguably the only center more elite than him. 

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Jets won’t temporarily play in Saskatchewan

The Athletic

The Winnipeg Jets will continue to play home games at Canada Life Centre and not in Saskatchewan, according to a letter addressed to season ticket holders from the Jets' chief operating officer and president John Olfert on Friday.

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Citing losses of more than $1 billion, NHL sues insurers over rejected COVID-19 claims

TSN

The National Hockey League and 20 of its teams are suing five of their insurance providers, alleging the companies have breached contracts by refusing to reimburse more than $1 billion worth of losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘I want to win again’: For former Stanley Cup champions, the climb back to the top is daunting and driving

The Athletic

The Climb is what gives The Summit meaning. Just as getting dropped off at the top of a mountain by a helicopter doesn’t bring the same sense of accomplishment as putting crampons to ice and pick-axe to stone, winning that first championship as a rookie just isn’t quite the same as winning it as a veteran.

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Maple Leafs place struggling Nick Ritchie on waivers

Yahoo! Sports

One too many failed back checks. At least for now.

As healthy as they have been all season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have decided that winger Nick Ritchie is the odd man out, placing him on waivers Thursday.

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10 NHL players who should be dealt at the trade deadline

Yahoo! Sports

The NHL trade deadline isn’t until March 21, but it’s never too early to start thinking about transactions.

Few things get sports fans' minds racing like trades, signings, or even potential deals.

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Penguins acquire Alex Nylander from Chicago for Sam Lafferty

PensBurgh

For the first time since July and only the second time since last April, the Pittsburgh Penguins have made a trade!

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Bottom line, Mikko Koskinen has lost the Oilers’ dressing room

Sportsnet

The road map that GM Ken Holland laid out on his desk last summer had this destination on it. It wasn’t the preferred one — like getting re-routed through East L.A.

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Why The 2022 NHL Trade Deadline Could Be A Seller’s Market

Pro Hockey Rumors

The 2022 NHL Trade Deadline is not exactly imminent. The delayed March 21 date this season is 11 weeks away and a lot can change in that amount of time.

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Agent: ‘No Deal In Place’ For Tuukka Rask And Bruins

Boston Hockey Now

Over the past week, there have been numerous reports stating that the Boston Bruins and goalie Tuukka Rask had reached a tentative agreement on a new one-year contract.

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