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A New Year of Buzzcasts

January 3, 2022 - 12:37 PM ET

Watch and listen to the @HockeyBuzz Buzzcast for your daily #NHL news and rumors on:@YouTube https://t.co/[email protected] https://t.co/[email protected] https://t.co/M5dT4bhrDt— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) January 5, 2021...

Mark Giordano Viewed as the "Prize of the Deadline."? Tues Buzz

January 4, 2022 - 10:59 AM ET

Mark Giordano is an out and out leader who will go through walls for his teammates. His experience and attitude have him right up there with Ben Chiarot in the deadline sweepstakes game right now. Some say they value Gio even higher. Who is interested? One name will give Flames fans the nightsw...

Source: Carey Price Will 100% be in play at the Deadline

January 5, 2022 - 11:39 AM ET

Big story here as the goalie market has never been more intriguing at the deadline. With one playoff-proven goalie in Fleury already available, the other most proven goalie, Carey Price, will also be up for grabs at the deadline. It won’t be an easy deal to make, but I keep hearing Price wouldn...

Jake Allen to Colorado(e3)? Also Rangers/Vegas Showdown; Thur's Buzz

January 6, 2022 - 12:17 PM ET

Start here today.. Per my sources, there have been some preliminary discussions between Colorado and Montreal regarding Jake Allen...Allen is very appealing to a lot of teams right now and the Avalanche are really looking for. SOLID 1A. That does fit Jake Allen perfectly... Tonight... Some...

Kevin Allen:Rask gives Bruins a boost; Lawson Crouse drawing trade interest

January 6, 2022 - 5:53 PM ET

Predators hit a home run with Tanner Jeannot find and MacKenzie Weegar is an unheralded impact player.

The Flyers and Tocchet or a Giroux trade: Could it Happen? How Soon?

January 8, 2022 - 1:03 PM ET

The Flyers are officially at a crossroads. There are no shortages of opinions and the rumor mill is truly going nuts right now. When you look back at the start of the NHL season, teams in the NHL they tended to fall into the following categories. 1. Teams that were contenders and every kne...

Leafs and Rangers with interest in Pavelski. What could the price be?

January 9, 2022 - 11:39 AM ET

Joe Pavelski is quickly becoming a hot topic among NHL GMs. As the Stars continue to struggle, Joe Pavelski is an absolute PERFECT rental for a team on the verge of serious Cup Run. Few players can bring what Joe brings to a locker room. I have said for years that if you ask a fan in San Jose whi...

Colorado Leading the Way for Hertl; Mon's Buzzcast

January 10, 2022 - 11:32 AM ET

The Rumor Chart launches in the next 24 hours so it is all hands on deck! But first… Tomas Hertl has been playing out of his mind lately an teams are taking notice. He brings a lot to the table and the latest rumors out there have the Avalanche adding Hertl to play with MacKinnon and Rantan...

Kevin Allen: Canes take an unusual route by signing NCAA player mid-season

January 10, 2022 - 8:12 PM ET

Jack LaFontaine could play games for the Hurricanes this season.

Can Anyone But the Current 8 Make the Playoffs in the East? Wed's Buzz

January 12, 2022 - 12:44 PM ET

Rumor chart in final stages before launch. ALOT of possibilities to sort through! But first, the eastern conference playoff race...never can I remember when 8 playoff teams looked more solidified this early....also, never in January, to my recollection at least, have we had 8 teams with winning...

Is Marchand a Hall of Famer? Kane to the Oilers Close?; Thur's Buzz

January 13, 2022 - 11:36 AM ET

In case you missed it, Brad Marchand, the player everyone outside of Boston truly hates, had a hat trick last night. It was the third game in a row Marchand has scored Multiple Goals…as pointed out by the NHL Network the only other Bruins to have ever done this are Bergeron, Neely, and Esposito...

Should the NHL Have an All-Star Game THIS year? Fri's Buzz

January 14, 2022 - 12:53 PM ET

Quick hit question today. The NHL All-Star teams are announced and the players will be heading to Vegas for the All-Star game…. In normal times, I actually like the NHL All-Star weekend.. I get it. If you ever get a chance to be in a city when the NHL All Star circus comes to town you will...

Giordano MAJOR target for Rangers, Flames, Caps

January 15, 2022 - 11:52 AM ET

Start here today. I will be adding to this blog in a bit, but this morning there is a lot of talk of Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano being the first player to be moved in the coming trade season. The New York Rangers are out front on this one, and that is pretty clear. But Calgary Fl...

Rumor: Oilers have Discussed Vanecek with Caps; Mon's Buzz

January 17, 2022 - 12:10 PM ET

just got a text regarding this...stay tuned. Watch and listen to the @HockeyBuzz Buzzcast for your daily #NHL news and rumors on:@YouTube https://t.co/[email protected] https://t.co/[email protected] https://t.co/M5dT4bhrDt— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) January 5, 2021...

Kevin Allen: Ten events that could make NHL second half more entertaining

January 17, 2022 - 7:42 PM ET

Goals for Malkin. More suitors for Fleury. High-Priced rentals for the Rangers. How entertaining would that be?

NHL Will Stop Testing Asymptomatic Players After All-Star Game; Tues Buzz

January 18, 2022 - 11:47 AM ET

Breaking> The NHL and NHLPA have decided they will stop COVID testing players unless they have symptoms after the All-Star Weekend. This is similar to what the NFL has done and is highly controversial. What say you? I will be back with rumors... Watch and listen to the @HockeyBuzz Buzzc...

Korpisalo Could be First Major Trade.Teams Stocking up on G's; Wed's Buzz

January 19, 2022 - 11:26 AM ET

We are about to find out how the NHL is planning on squeazing in their postponed games and it appears the answer will result in many teams playing 4-5 games a week over the next few months. With several back-to-back contests expected, the role of backup goalie has never been more vital if you wan...

Johnny Gaudreau Could Extend in CGY, NJ and Philly Changes? Thur's Buzz

January 20, 2022 - 12:57 PM ET

The saga of Johnny Hockey has been long and complicated... This South Jersey Native was assumed all but gone when the year began in Calgary, and yet no one player has benefited more from Sutter's system than Johnny Gaudreau. This season is the first season he is again putting up serious numbers...

Do we have our first members of Team Canada?

January 22, 2022 - 12:31 PM ET

The Athletic's Scott Wheeler has just tweeted out the following players are officially on Team Canada… Forward: Kent Johnson Adam Cracknell David Desharnais Landon Ferraro Eric Staal Daniel Winnik Daniel Carr Defense: Owen Power Jason Demers Mark Barberio More to come…...

Should the NHL Stop the Yotes from Trading Jakob Chychrun

January 23, 2022 - 1:32 PM ET

The Coyotes have some offers on the table for Jakob Chychrun and it is looking more and more likely that they are going to move this talented and game changing defenseman. It’s pretty much insane. When the Yotes moved out a bunch of talented players this summer, especially Garland, I felt...

What Team Has the Most Players Worth a 1st in the East? Mon's Buzz

January 24, 2022 - 12:54 PM ET

One of the questions that comes up a lot when I talk to people is: "Who out there would you trade a first round pick for? In the NHL this is an interesting gauge of talent on a team... How do you decide on criteria when doing an evaluation like this? The salary cap obviously plays a HUGE fac...

Kevin: Five reasons why the Penguins are still legit contenders; Tues Buzz

January 24, 2022 - 3:52 PM ET

Tristan Jarry playing with more confidence than he did last spring

Caps, Oilers, Wild, Avalanche in on Fleury(E4), Wed's Buzz

January 26, 2022 - 11:19 AM ET

More coming as I work on a few things, including my look at the Western Conference teams with the most guys you would trade a tenth overall pick for AND a what could be a developing story in Philly…but as always, when a rumor pops up we drop all else and chase…especially when that rumor pertains...

U.S. Olympic men's squad will still have an NHL flavor; Thur's Buzz

January 26, 2022 - 4:55 PM ET

Americans opting to primarily go with college players at the Olympics.

Crowdsourcing: Evander Kane; Did Edmonton Make a Good Signing? Fri's Buzz

January 28, 2022 - 12:57 PM ET

Quick hit this morning with more on the way after the podcast. Yesterday the Oilers signed Evander Kane. The money isn't a lot and its pretty easy to see how if he stays out of trouble he can add to your scoring. But the Oilers need goaltending. And they need every bit of cap space to make tha...