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Brassard and Sheahan traded to Florida-maybe not for long; Fri's Buzzcast

February 1, 2019 - 12:32 PM ET

Panthers receive Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a 2nd RD pick, a 4th RD pick and 4th RD pick (from Wild) Penguins get Jared McCann and Nick Bjugstad Chances are Brassard will be moved. Vegas and Jets with interest. Although also hearing the Islanders could now be in play for Brassard. Wh...

At least one GM sees an onslaught of offer sheets. But who?

February 2, 2019 - 9:35 AM ET

Let’s talk about offer sheets...aka "The Things that NEVER Happen." I had a fantastic conversation yesterday with a GM who said that while most offer sheets are still NOT going to happen he believes the following: "No one is likely to offer sheet a superstar...it makes no sense due to the co...

Others Report that Panthers Gearing Up to Get BOTH Panarin AND Bob

February 3, 2019 - 2:45 PM ET

Happy Super Bowl Sunday..... This is historically a day where all leagues try to avoid making moves and news because you simply can't compete with the Super Bowl or even the fine people (and friends of hockeybuzz) who do the Puppy Bowl... Last night however all the Canadian pundits jumped on t...

Stone could be the first big name gone...Where?

February 4, 2019 - 12:16 PM ET

It's the first Monday in February and the trade season is truly upon us. As many wrote yesterday, no one was going to make moves or even talk to a media person about moves to stay away from all the excitement that was the Super Bowl.....if you love punting... And speaking of punting...the Ottawa...

Hagelin to Habs(e3), Penguins/Preds and Duchene? Parayko>EDM(e4) [email protected]

February 5, 2019 - 10:43 AM ET

Starting today expect lots of quick hits as the rumors are flying fast and furious... On the Habs and Hagelin... The Canadiens are being very direct about not wanting to give up too much at the deadline, but one player I keep,hearing they really like is Hagelin....and he shouldn’t be too muc...

Auston Matthews EXTENDED 11.634 AAV on 5 year deal

February 5, 2019 - 1:35 PM ET

This will send deep reverberations throughout the hockey world. More on that soon... On TuneIn Radio Listen to the HockeyBuzzcast w/@Eklund @sportsology & @MikeInBuffalo on iTunes (https://t.co/yXakLaiyRy) & Tune In (https://t.co/O3Em8BtZ6W)— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) August 2,...

Preds get Brian Boyle from Devils, Buzzcast at 1pm

February 6, 2019 - 11:25 AM ET

Solid pickup for a second round pick. Full Rumor update to come On TuneIn Radio Listen to the HockeyBuzzcast w/@Eklund @sportsology & @MikeInBuffalo on iTunes (https://t.co/yXakLaiyRy) & Tune In (https://t.co/O3Em8BtZ6W)— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) August 2, 2017...

Arms Race: Preds Get Cody McLeod and Boyle. Simmonds?

February 6, 2019 - 12:45 PM ET

QUICK HITS *A lot out there asking the question "if Boyle gets a very good second round pack, what will players like Wayne Simmonds, or Duchene get you?" We may find out soon... *The Predators have also acquired Cody McLeod from the Rangers, along with Brian Boyle from the Devils... The co...

Jets Going Hard After Mark Stone. Habs and Rangers Talking

February 7, 2019 - 12:31 PM ET

Start here today... The Winnipeg Jets are going to make a move to bolster their offense...Just like they did last season when they grabbed Stastny at the deadline....a move that very much worked out for them in the playoffs...The addition of Mark Stone could be the killer move to put the already...

Big Day Ahead? Rumors: On Barrie, Duchene, Hayes, & Ghost...

February 8, 2019 - 8:48 AM ET

Lots of rumblings today....I just spoke to a high ranking NHL exec who said, "Feels like a big trade day is coming here...either today or this weekend...some dominoes are set up and ready to be tipped..." Start here. On Kevin Hayes: Hayes is getting a lot of attention out there as he is a p...

Flyers/Habs Trade: Tonight Leafs vs. Habs. Winner gets Ferland

February 9, 2019 - 11:23 AM ET

Ok...maybe not.. But still, tonight the Montreal Canadiens play the Toronto Maple Leafs in a battle that finds the two teams in a battle for second place in the division....and both teams are going hard for Carolina Hurricanes Mike Ferland... The news on Ferland as of lately is the team is in...

Rumors: Panarin, Quick, Yamamoto, Silfverberg. Carlyle Fired

February 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM ET

Great day of hockey yesterday and today promise to be even more intriguing, and as we are now two weeks away from the trade deadline let’s get to it... Breaking: The Ducks have fired Randy Carlyle and replaced him with GM Bob Murray on an interim basis. On Panarin... He has changed agent...

Getzlaf>Vegas(e4) Habs trade. HUGE PHI/PIT Game

February 11, 2019 - 12:32 PM ET

UPDATE 2:21: FROM A top NHL source: The Vegas Knights are talking to the Anaheim Ducks about Ryan Getzlaf (e4) More to come on this for sure... Also hearing the Islanders and Derrick Brassard... Update 1:05: Nate Thompson has been traded to the Canadiens...more to come Update 12:20:...

Latest on Getzlaf(another source),"Panrovsky." Hamilton, Duchene

February 12, 2019 - 11:05 AM ET

I continue to update the rumor chart and today I have added back Dougie Hamilton... On Hamilton... There have been a ton of rumors between Carolina and Toronto this season, but sometimes in this crazy world of hockey trades it is the first thing you heard that ends up as the deal which gets...

Dubas on Gudas? CBJ/Duchene? NYI/Brassard? Simmonds Staying? Wed's Buzz

February 13, 2019 - 11:22 AM ET

Quick Hits today... This is blog 1 of at least 2 today...THAT is for certain, as there is a ton happening and the dominos are teetering... Columbus and Duchene... Suddenly the Jackets are appearing much more keen on Matt Duchene and that has other teams scrambling...Why? Because this could...

A Baker's Dozen Dominos: The Most Top 6 Forwards EVER Available at Deadline

February 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM ET

Every year around the trade deadline we hear the same thing: Teams are looking for a top 6 forward to get them over the top...and there are almost NONE available. But not this year. This year we are looking at potentially the best group of forwards EVER available at the deadline and there are e...

Per Dreger: Flyers/Oilers Talking Talbot. BOS out on Panarin

February 14, 2019 - 12:13 PM ET

Quick hits to get things going today... *Per Darren Dreger...The Oilers and Flyers are having discussions regarding Cam Talbot...We've had the Flyers on the Rumor Chart for Talbot for a while, but other teams have been included as well...Now though it feels like the Flyers are serious about bring...

D-Day? What Could Happen if Duchene Moves On... Fri's Buzzcast

February 15, 2019 - 9:45 AM ET

TEN DAYS. That's it folks. Ten days until what promises to be one of the craziest trade deadlines we've seen in the salary cap era. According to several sources this is the day the Sens are expecting some clarity from Matt Duchene. Whether or not that means his decision will become public is...

Mark Stone to Winnipeg Gaining Tons of Momentum. (e4)

February 15, 2019 - 4:11 PM ET

Just spoke to a source who said Ottawa personnel are in Winnipeg and scouting the Moose as well as the Jets leading many to feel the final pieces are being put into place for a possible deal to send Mark Stone to Winnipeg... More to come.....

Oilers make two deals, Preds and Zuccarello(e4), Nyquist>Caps(e3)

February 16, 2019 - 7:22 AM ET

NOTE: I have updated 22 players on the Rumor Chart.. Looking for info between blogs or when the next blog is coming? CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON Facebook. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE. Talbot for Stolarz. Great move for both players and both teams....

Eric Staal Interest From Calgary/NYI..Lovejoy> Sabres (e3) Duchene

February 17, 2019 - 11:47 AM ET

Quick hit to start today... For the first time this trade season I am hearing legit Eric Staal Rumors....two teams are heading this up as of now: Calgary and the NY Islanders... As I have written quite a bit about, the Islanders are aggressively searching for a second line Center....Eric wou...

Tonight....Isles/Duchene Heats Up, While Jets/Sens Talk Stone/Dzingel

February 17, 2019 - 8:41 PM ET

A lot going on tonight... The Jets and Sens have had several discussions tonight regarding Mark Stone as well as Dzingel....I talked to one source who put it this way, "It feels like something is imminent, but that is only when you talk to the Jets side of things. The Sens are playing a bidding...

One Week More. Let’s start with the Big 3...Mark, Matt, Artemi

February 18, 2019 - 9:10 AM ET

On Stone… The Jets and Sens spent a lot of time talking and the public aspect of it was completely calculated. Dorion realized that reporters would be around AND that Twitter existed when he walked back into the building in Winnipeg to talk to Chevy...The Sens need a bidding war started NOW......

Bobrovsky Interest Grows, Simmonds and Tampa Bay?

February 19, 2019 - 10:26 AM ET

Start here today... I am hearing that interest in Bobrovsky has picked up a lot over the last few days...the bottom line here appears to be the fact that there are only a few teams who see themselves as legit contenders and two of them out west see goaltending as their Achilles heal. Current...

Duchene to Preds Intensifies. Stone decision Today...more coming [email protected]

February 20, 2019 - 11:07 AM ET

Start here...updates coming... Hearing a ton of chatter surrounding Matt Duchene to the Preds. from a source, "The Preds are willing to give the most right now. by quite a bit." Also....waiting on the Mark Stone decision pretty much any minute...many are saying that his decision will start...

Leafs & Hayes? PHI & D? Habs, Duchene, Simmonds, Coyle dealt to BOS

February 20, 2019 - 2:45 PM ET

UPDATE - Minnesota has dealt F Charlie Coyle to Boston for Ryan Donato and a mid-round pick. Bruins add secondary scoring as expected. ******* A few quick hits... * I am hearing a lot of talk at this hour that Kevin Hayes is now a target for the Maple Leafs.... * According to a well pla...

Update: 1:27...in an oddly Buyers Market... Buzzcast at 3pm

February 21, 2019 - 11:13 AM ET

Update at 1:27pm ET... Hearing Tampa and the Flyers are talking a deal that could send Simmonds to the Lightning and return Boris Katchouk, who was at one point a linemate of Flyers prospect Morgan Frost, and possibly a draft pick... I honestly can’t remember a trade deadline like this one.....