The Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers stocked up ahead of the trade deadline making three acquisitions on Saturday. General manager Dale Tallon added Jiri Hudler, Jakub Kindl and Teddy Purcell in three separate trades as the Panthers look to qualify for the postseason for just the fourth time in 20... Read more
The Penguins have landed Justin Schultz. The defenseman, who had fallen out of favor in Edmonton, was acquired by Pittsburgh in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2016. Schultz is on a one-year, $3.9 million contract. As part of the deal, the Oilers will retain 50 percent of... Read more
I am not sure if NHL general manager love or hate second round draft picks. I am leaning toward love. In the 2015 NHL Entry Draft 24 of the 31 players chosen in the second round were drafted by teams that acquired the pick through a trade. That compares to... Read more
On a somewhat lesser scale, Andy Bathgate — who died at age 83 on Friday — was to the New York Rangers what Jean Beliveau was to the Montreal Canadiens. Majestic is the best way to describe the manner in which Handy Andy carried himself both on the ice and... Read more
James Riemer is headed to San Jose. The veteran goaltender was acquired by the Sharks from the Maple Leafs along with Jeremy Morin in exchange for Alex Stalock, Ben Smith and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft. The fourth round pick would become a third round... Read more
Sergei Plotnikov’s days with the Pittsburgh Penguins could be numbered. According to Mike Liut, the agent for the forward, Pittsburgh is looking to trade the 25-year-old ahead of Monday’s deadline. Plotnikov has been a healthy scratch in 19 consecutive games entering Saturday’s action. “Sergei wants to play in the... Read more
While the NHL trade deadline is fast approaching, Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal remains in limbo. A pending free-agent in July, there’s been no reported progress in contract talks between Staal’s agent and Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. However, The News & Observer’s Chip Alexander reports Francis still hasn’t approached... Read more
Seth Jones has just sat down to dinner in Nashville when his phone rings. It’s Predators GM David Poile on the line. Jones has no idea why he’s being summoned. Little does he know, he’ll board a flight to a new home two hours from now. Ryan Johansen knows... Read more
With Brian Elliott expected to miss up to a month with a lower body injury, the St. Louis Blues have acquired some help in goal. St. Louis dealt goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Anders Nilsson, the Blues announced... Read more
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to load up ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. In a deal with the Montreal, Chicago acquired Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann. In exchange, the Canadiens receive prospect Phillip Danault and a second-round pick at the 2018 NHL draft. Weise and Fleischmann are on expiring contracts... Read more