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Leafs give Sharks an Offer/Deadline... Devils torn on who to move.

February 1, 2020 - 1:45 PM ET

Every hockey rumor you are seeing right now is including Vatanen and Palmieri as two of the biggest players available...however... There are some seriously mixed signals coming out of NJ right, and from all indications there is turmoil within the Devils themselves as to what to do. Kyle Palmie...

Time for a Super Bowl Sunday "What the Ek?'

February 2, 2020 - 2:52 PM ET

Hope you all are enjoying your day of snack foods, parties, and perfectly legal gambling....Tomorrow starts a CRUCIAL Week in rumor land....so today I am opening up the floor for your questions....I will post my answers in a blog tomorrow, and tonight I will be doing a complete rumor chart update......

Bruins, Islanders and Leafs Lead the Way on Brendan Dillon...

February 3, 2020 - 10:31 AM ET

Start here today... On Brendan Dillon.... The Shark d-man is quickly becoming the biggest fish at the deadline, and two sworn enemies are locked in this battle...along with the NY Islanders...The Islanders have their main focus elsewhere, but Boston and Toronto are both extremely interested in...

Anderson to the Avs?

February 3, 2020 - 1:48 PM ET

Hearing rumors that the Colorado Avalanche have talked to the Senators about former Av Craig Anderson. Craig played 1 1/2 seasons in Denver right before he was traded to Ottawa nine years ago. Anderson has some value right now and Colorado isn't the only team with interest...Toronto also inquir...

Hall on Move Again? Isles/Yotes Talking(e4) Jets and Vatanen(e3)

February 4, 2020 - 11:17 AM ET

Start here today.. Two sources (one directly connected) are telling me that the Arizona Coyotes have begun entertaining the idea of moving Taylor Hall at the deadline after feeling that re-signing him may not be in the cards...From what I am hearing they have talked to three teams about this, but...

Patrick practices with PHI, Giordano Injury, Rumor Update; Wed's Buzz

February 5, 2020 - 12:23 PM ET

SPECIAL ALERT: I JUST UPDATED PLAYERS on the RUMOR CHART CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peeks Breaking: Big News today as Nolan Patrick is practicing for the first time this season with the Flyers...His return to a game is still very much u...

Leafs closing in on Goalie trade. Update. Done deal.

February 5, 2020 - 11:00 PM ET

Looking into reports at this hour that Toronto and the LA kings are working on a deal that would send Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford for Trevor Moore and two third round picks. (Per Elliot Friedman) Stay tuned....

Montreal with Top Interest in Dustin Byfuglien...This hour....Thur's Buzz

February 6, 2020 - 12:57 PM ET

We still don't know if he will ever play again, and YET the Montreal Canadiens rumors involving Dustin Byfuglien are rampant this hour. I am very curious what exactly is driving this sudden uptick because it is extremely rare that so many sources from various places would suddenly be reporting the...

NYR Signing Kreider? PLUS Kevin Allen, Guest Writes Trade Deadline Preview

February 7, 2020 - 8:48 AM ET

Ek’s Note: Today I am extremely thrilled and humbled to welcome Kevin Allen as a guest contributor to HockeyBuzz. I am sure you all know Kevin from his many years covering hockey for The USA Today. He has covered countless Stanley Cups and Olympic Games. In 2014 he was named by the Hockey Hall...

Oilers in big on Kovalchuk, BUT should Montreal move him..

February 8, 2020 - 1:11 PM ET

Just spoke to a source this morning, and word is there are at least five teams who have been talking to Montreal regarding Kovalchuk...and the prize may be as strong as a second-round draft pick..however the Canadiens are climbing a bit in the playoff hunt and this is complicating things a great dea...

Joe Thornton and the Leafs? It has ALWAYS been a possibility...

February 9, 2020 - 1:04 PM ET

Years ago I was fortunate to get to know and talk to Joe Thornton. Big Joe is a lot of things...but above all else he is real and very much "is what he is." The guy shows up in San Jose for the morning skate the day of playoff games in flip flops. He is always relaxed and the Northern California...

Pens going all-in dealing for Zucker

February 10, 2020 - 8:24 AM ET

Breaking News - Jim Rutherford continues to be a GM that is not shy about making big deals and made the first major move of deadline season acquiring winger Jason Zucker from the Minnesota Wild. The Pens paid a hefty price in highly touted defensive prospect Calen Addison and a lottery-protected...

Let the Games BEGIN! Rutherford Sets the Tone, Weber Hurt

February 11, 2020 - 10:21 AM ET

SPECIAL ALERT: I JUST UPDATED PLAYERS on the RUMOR CHART CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peeks Thank you Mr Rutherford AND Mr Guerin! It has been a very slow rumor season to date, but last night we once again saw everyone's favorite horse tr...

Devils Conundrum (aka a huge domino) Shea Weber Update

February 12, 2020 - 12:55 PM ET

The Devils had what many thought was a great off-season heading into this year. And yet now they are showing that they are still a young team with issues...Perhaps the biggest issue they have is who to keep as part of this rebuild? They are getting calls on many players: Vatanen, Simmonds,...

Vatanen Mysteriously Missing From Morning Skate; Thur's Buzz

February 13, 2020 - 12:14 PM ET

Start here today... The Devils have been very hesitant to move Vatanen, but as injuries start to mount around the NHL the price may be right for them to move Sami as a rental...especially to a team like Montreal, The Canadiens have lost Shea Weber and are NOT going into sell mode yet...and the...

Boudreau Fired, Bogosian waived. TO interest in Anderson(e4), Buzz w/ Kevin

February 14, 2020 - 8:28 AM ET

Breaking News - The Minnesota Wild have relieved head coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties. --Also the Sabres have placed UFA D-man Zach Bogosian on waivers. On Josh Anderson... The Toronto Maple Leafs have serious interest in the Blue Jacket's Josh Anderson...A source in Toronto has informe...

Karlsson done for the season

February 15, 2020 - 2:46 PM ET

The San Jose Sharks season has gone from bad to worse, as two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson has been lost for the rest of the season with a broken thumb. The Sharks were expected to be sellers before the February 24th trade deadline, but the placing of Karlsson's $11.5 Million salary o...

Devils move Greene, Coleman and.... PK? Ryan Miller to Avs (e4)? More

February 16, 2020 - 12:10 PM ET

Update: Ryan Miller to Colorado? (E4) Devils working on moving PK Subban as well. Stay tuned. NJ has moved Blake Coleman to Tampa for a first round pick and Nolan Foote. Breaking: Isles GM Lou Lamoriello has acquired veteran blueliner Andy Greene from the New Jersey Devils for a 2021...

Tampa Raises Temperature. BOS/STL/WAS/COL Prepare Responses; Mon's Buzz

February 17, 2020 - 11:40 AM ET

One week to go kids! I am working on the Trade Rumor Chart today and will have a full update later on. It is amazing how what NJ did yesterday has such a ripple effect on the entire hockey planet...The chart is always a good gauge of this... Yesterday, New Jersey's interim GM Tom Fitzgerald, ha...

Toffoli Traded to Vancouver... Who Won the Deal?

February 17, 2020 - 8:47 PM ET

The Pre-Trade Deadline fun continues tonight... The Vancouver Canucks get Tyler Toffoli The LA Kings get Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, and a Second Round pick... I am already on the phones finding out what dominos fall as a result of this move......

Update 8:15pm on Kreider and Vatanen....Dillon to Caps (e5) more trades

February 18, 2020 - 3:47 PM ET

Update 8:07 On Kreider.... The Belief was the Rangers were in better than 50% to be able to extend Kreider...but that now has begin to change...One source told me, "over the last few days it has been sliding quickly in the other direction...I would say there is only about 25% chance that Kreide...

Vatanen Trade Possible, Johnsson to miss 6 months. Leafs trade. Wed's Buzz

February 19, 2020 - 11:21 AM ET

The Leafs have announced that Andreas Johnsson's injury is VERY serious and he will miss 6 months. This is terrible news for the Leafs...for sure...and anyone who saw last night's game knows Toronto NEEDS to get some help on defense and/or in goal to hope to compete and even make the playoffs......

Bruins are STRONGLY Considering JUMBO Joe. Kovalchuk, Palmieri..

February 19, 2020 - 11:23 PM ET

Quick update tonight... On Jumbo.... When Thornton left the Bruins and was traded to the Sharks years back I honestly never could imagine that this would be a blog I would be writing in 2020... But here we are, and sources are telling me this evening that Bruins are seriously considering mak...

Lundqvist and Colorado? Leafs/DeAngelo? Blues/Sabres Talking?

February 20, 2020 - 11:32 AM ET

SPECIAL ALERT: I JUST UPDATED 17 PLAYERS on the RUMOR CHART CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. and get bonus content plus rumor chart sneak peeks On Lundqvist to Colorado... I keep hearing the Rangers are considering this and that some discussions may occur shortly..The Rangers are not go...

Kase dealt to Boston, Kreider deal close

February 21, 2020 - 12:18 PM ET

BREAKING NEWS - Boston has traded David Backes (retaining 25% of his $6 Million salary), prospect Axel Andersson and their 2020 first round pick to Anaheim for forward Ondrej Kase. Kase is signed for another year at $2.6 Million and is a restricted free agent after the 2020-21 season. *******...

Islanders looking at Byfuglien? Kreider, Pageau and Drouin Updates...

February 22, 2020 - 10:54 AM ET

Here we go... Start here today.. On Dustin Byfuglien... The Jets are doing all they can to make a deal and move Byfuglien.. The first legit team I have heard with any interest is the Islanders. The Jets are throwing a draft pick in I am told, so this may be a worthwhile risk... On Page...