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Will Kadri Fix the Isles? Metro Continues to Lap the Field; Mon's Buzz

August 1, 2022 - 10:44 AM ET

I have little doubt that the Islanders are going to be signing Kadri. A source in Colorado tells me the Avalanche are today acting very much like Kadri is heading to NY. Staying this quiet for this long has Lou Lamoriello all over it. I think it is a brilliant move by Lou, and will be just...

Who is Better Right Now? Edmonton or Toronto?

August 2, 2022 - 12:31 PM ET

Slower rumor day today, so I thought it would be fun to go through some hockey thought experiments here…. and I would love your input… Let’s take two teams that continually get linked together and based on what we have seen this past season, as well as this offseason, let’s see where they...

Flames Extend Mangiapane. 3 years, just over @6M AAV. Good signing?

August 2, 2022 - 11:06 PM ET

The Calgary Flames tonight, per sources, have extended Andrew Mangipane for three more years at just under $6M per year,… I think this is a good price for Mangiapane, but it also doesn’t secure him past three years in Calgary…. Do you like this deal?...

The Great Debate: What is the Best NHL Line You Ever Saw? Wed's Buzz

August 3, 2022 - 12:14 PM ET

I am reviving an old series I had here on hockeybuzz, called, “The Great Hockey Debate.” Today’s topic is one of my absolute favorites: “What is the best NHL line you ever got to see?” What makes a great NHL line? I have always felt that that you know you love an NHL line when yo...

Who Are The Vegas Golden Knights and Are They in Serious Trouble?

August 4, 2022 - 11:25 AM ET

In a recent interview on a podcast called the “Raw Knuckles Podcast with Chris Nilan and Tim Stapleton,” Max Pacioretty talked about what is was like to play in Vegas for the past few years. He talked of a very odd situation where the team plays with essentially no outside pressures and there...

Calgary Signs. Huberdeau. 8 years.

August 4, 2022 - 10:50 PM ET

Huge deal and a game changer for Calgary! Hearing it is over 10M per year. More to come …...

Crowd Sourcing: Who is Better: Huberdeau or Gaudreau? Fri's Buzz

August 5, 2022 - 11:31 AM ET

With the signing of Jonathan Huberdeau in Calgary, this question needs to be asked…. Who is better: Jonathan Huberdeau or Johnny Gaudreau? Have at it hockeybuzzards…. Watch and listen to the @HockeyBuzz Buzzcast for your daily #NHL news and rumors on:@YouTube https://t.co/yKfvRAkraC...

Bruins Sign Bergeron, Krejci to Good Deals. Sign Zacha; Mon's Buzz

August 8, 2022 - 11:40 AM ET

The Boston Bruins just got a lot better for a little bit of money. Today they announced the official deals for Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Each player signed a one-year deal. Bergeron signed for 2.5M with an additional 2.5 in performance-based incentives. Krejci signed for just $1M, w...

Six Former World Juniors Super Stars Who Didn’t Become NHL Super Stars

August 9, 2022 - 12:13 PM ET

Today we get a special mid August treat as the World Juniors, postponed from their normal holiday season, will begin again in Edmonton. This tournament is HUGE in Canada and always has been, although the NHL Network has truly made this event more and more popular in the US. One of the most fasc...

Karine Hains: Caufield Extension

August 9, 2022 - 12:36 PM ET

Cole Caufield has now entered the last year of his entry level contract and is therefore eligible to sign a contract extension.

Leafs and Coyotes Discuss Chychrun Trade. (E4). Nylander?

August 11, 2022 - 11:56 AM ET

This just in this morning. I have been hearing this possibility for a few weeks now, but talking to another GM I am now convinced enough to post this here.. Always afraid of Toronto rumors, because….well there are so many… But this one fits. The Leafs aren’t done, and solidifying their...

Big Rumor. Vegas wants to be kept up to date on Carey Price.

August 13, 2022 - 2:06 PM ET

This just in..The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights usually gets what he wants..seee Jack Eichel...Well now I am being told he wants Carey Price, and the wheels may be in motion...My source was clear that Vegas Knights want Montreal to keep them in mind...more to come...

Rumor: Isles may move from Kadri to JT Miller; Naz back to Avs? Mon's Buzz

August 15, 2022 - 10:36 AM ET

So for a few months now the Islanders have been out front of the Kadri sweeps, with people close to the situation even saying the word is Lou Lamoriello has "figured it all out." And yet, no one close to the Isles has said "figuring it all out" is 100% linked to Kadri. Now, another source today...