Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 

Eklund's Archive

You're the GM:The Summer of Seth Begins....Make a Pitch for Jones;Tues Buzz

June 1, 2021 - 11:04 AM ET

Elliotte Freedman has confirmed what I have previously mentioned, that Seth Jones will be testing free agency after this coming season.... If you remember back at the deadline, I had said the Flyers backed off of Ekholm and Ellis talks with the idea that Seth Jones would be their target this sum...

EXACTLY What Will Happen in Montreal vs Winnipeg; Wed's Buzz

June 2, 2021 - 12:14 PM ET

It's time for the second round to finally move North! On Montreal vs. Winnipeg. Well, I can proudly say I pickled Toronto and Edmonton to be in this series....so,....this one may not be EXACTLY what will happen, but we will see.. This series truly is a hard one to look at... In the regul...

The Sabres Win the Draft Lottery.

June 2, 2021 - 7:29 PM ET

The Buffalo Sabres have won the Draft Lottery and will get to select the first pick overall in the 2021 draft. Discuss....and enjoy tonight's games!...

Scheifele should get rest of series for hit on Evans; Thur's Buzz discusses

June 3, 2021 - 11:25 AM ET

Mark Scheifele's vicious attack last night against Jake Evans is dominating the hockey world this morning....We have seen the NHL hand down some extremely random suspensions as of late and that has also eroded the fans trust/confidence that this will be handled properly. Watch and listen to t...

Philipp Grubauer is a Pending UFA...No Extension Talks...Fri's Buzz

June 4, 2021 - 11:14 AM ET

He has shown he is a number 1 goalie and on July 28th (this year's UFA Day) he could be a #1/Stanley Cup Winning Goalie. Philipp Grubauer is by far the most attractive UFA2B in net, and there are plenty of teams who will be looking at him....It is rather odd that to he has not yet talked extensio...

Who's Better: Varlamov or Sorokin?

June 5, 2021 - 4:34 PM ET

The Islanders and Bruins series is only three games in, but already feels like a classic. Aftere Sorokin's masterful first round performance, Varlamov, who I honestly think deserved to be in the final three for the Vezina, started and won game 2 for the Islanceders against the Briuins...He didn't...

Patrice Bergeron. The Best Defensive Forward of All-Time?

June 6, 2021 - 1:31 PM ET

Happy Sunday Hockey World. Quick note today as I am finalizing the summer rumor chart for release tomorrow... Patrice Bergeron has been nominated for the Selke Trophy for the tenth time. That is an amazing stat. My question to you is as follows: Is Patrice Bergeron the best defensive forw...

Quinn rumored to be heading for a reunion with Eichel; Tues Buzz

June 8, 2021 - 12:26 PM ET

Last week or so there has been a definite divide between the Sabres and their star Jack Eichel..Eichel wants to get somewhat experimental surgery on his neck, and the Sabres are obviously concerned. But this might help things a little. A source tells me that he has heard that former Rangers bo...

THE 2021 UFA/TRADE RUMOR CHART LAUNCHES with 53 NAMES! Wed's Buzz

June 9, 2021 - 1:23 PM ET

Yes indeed hockey fans! The 2021 UFA/Trade Rumor Chart is FINALLY LIVE! Launching with 53 names, I fully expect this to grow to over 65 names this summer, which would make it the largest rumor chart to date. Just getting initial reads on, and tracking these names, was quite a lot of work...

Rumors...The Three key UFA Bruins...What happens now...Thur's Buzz

June 10, 2021 - 11:29 AM ET

The 2021 UFA/Trade Rumor Chart is FINALLY LIVE! The Islanders are moving on, Nassau Coliseum will live to see another series, and we get to add three more players to the Rumor Chart from the Boston Bruins... On Taylor Hall... Hall's playoffs may have salvaged his next contract...a bit. He h...

Freddy Andersen to Pitt? (e4). Also Leafs and Grubauer? Fri's Buzz

June 11, 2021 - 12:36 PM ET

The 2021 UFA/Trade Rumor Chart is FINALLY LIVE! We will get to our final four picks soon, but first....RUMORS. Penguins target Freddy Andersen?... According to three sources now, the Penguins first choice to bolster their position in goal may be someone Brian Burke is VERY familiar with....

"Power" play......Owen returning to Michigan??

June 12, 2021 - 12:30 PM ET

According to the University of Michigan, likely first overall pick Owen Power is leaning towards returning to Ann Arbor for one more year...Does this affect the Sabres choice? More to come.....

EXACTLY What will Happen Islanders vs Lightning. Get your Final 4 Picks in.

June 13, 2021 - 9:57 AM ET

Here we go! It's the Final Four, and an intriguing Final Four it is...Tomorrow we will do a deep dive into Montreal and Vancouver, but today we get a good ole fashioned, old-school semi-final rematch...Tampa vs the NY Islanders... There is something very cool today about the simple fact that w...

EXACTLY What Will Happen Montreal vs Vegas(+Hamilton); Mon's Buzz

June 14, 2021 - 11:14 AM ET

Many years ago, in the 1980s, I read an article in The Hockey Digest that was a lot of fun...It predicted hockey in the 2000s. I have looked everywhere for this article for years. Even collecting Hockey Digests whenever some popped up on ebay. I remember the article was highly entertaining and o...

Gerard Gallant is the new head coach of the NY Rangers.

June 14, 2021 - 5:25 PM ET

Per Larry Brooks. I love this fit. A young team capable of playing at the high speeds Gallant loves to push his players to play... As for the other coaching vacancies.... My picks as of now are... Quinn to Buffalo Tocchet to Seattle Brind'amour to Carolina Granato to Arizona. more a...

Sabres Talking SERIOUSLY to Teams Regarding Reinhart. Seattle? Tues Buzz

June 15, 2021 - 12:47 PM ET

Full rumor chart update this afternoon... But currently I am chasing a rumor that the Sabres are closing in on a MAJOR deal. I do not believe it to be involving Jack Eichel like others are speculating, but rather Sam Reinhart. I know one of the teams they are talking to is Seattle. Reinhart, t...

Brind'Amour, Carolina deal close, the reality of Zach Hyman; Wed's Buzz

June 16, 2021 - 12:38 PM ET

Start Here Today. There has been a ton of talk surrounding Rod Brind'Amour and there is NO doubt that Ron Francis and Seattle are involved in this. But it appears at this hour that Brind'Amour is about to become the coach for the Carolina Hurricanes for a long, long time. I am hearing that the...

The Keystone Dominos Are Changing, Rumor Chart Update; Thur's Buzz

June 17, 2021 - 10:45 AM ET

The Rumor Chart is always a moving target...but this past week everything has changed... The UFA/Trade Market can ALWAYS go one of two ways... Some years we just see the players get moved/signed in a fairly regular way..this season appears to be headed the other way...where a few key players h...

RUMOR: Reinhart to the Canucks for first round pick and prospect;Fri's Buzz

June 18, 2021 - 12:51 PM ET

Start here today... All of the talk that the Sabres might be getting another top ten pick in the draft appears to be focused around a potential deal with the Canucks....The Canucks would send their first round pick along with a prospect (possibly a prospect in net)P to Buffalo....Stay tuned....

Seth Jones Not Willing to Sign Extension w/ Teams; Fri's Buzz

June 18, 2021 - 6:57 PM ET

Talking to two teams today who were/are willing to move large amounts of assets to for Columbus if they knew they could extend Seth Jones and there is some disappointment there...The teams are saying they are not getting the impression that Jones is willing to extend beyond this season and he "very...

Kevin Allen>10 good fits for teams seeking new look in UFA or trade markets

June 19, 2021 - 9:54 AM ET

Dougie Hamilton might be just what the Kraken need