NHL Trade Rumors: Wayne Gretzky/Red Wings Buzz | Who's Left? Vesey Saga | Top 5 PTO | Las Vegas [Team Name] | Bruins, Avs, More
posted Aug 13 2016, 08:58AM
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NHL Trade Rumors On the: Wayne Gretzky/Red Wings Buzz...

• MLive: In 1988 The Great #99 Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings from the Edmonton Oilers.

 

But History could have been TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Gretzky was on NHL Network and said he was almost certain he'd be a Detroit Red Wings Player the night before the deal. He and his family wanted to go to Detroit due to the market and the Gordie Howe saga. But then Wayne's father told him to create his own legacy in LA, and to not follow up Howe's respectively.

 

So he did and in a matter of days the deal was done. At the time, the GM of the Oilers was ready to talk to the Red Wings because he knew that's where Gretzky wanted to be, but Wayne changed his mind. Then it didn't take long for the LA General Manager to pay up for #99.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Top 5 Candidates for a PTO...

• The Score: 

1. Antoine Vermette: While his offense has disappeared, Vermette bring a veteran presence to any locker room.

2. Jiri Hudler: He dropped in point last season but he can still chip in with goals/assist.

3. Just like Hudler here, but it was reported Vrbata talked with 4 Teams this offseason.

4. Brandon Pirri: This kid is young and can score goals. Will be a cheap pickup.

5. Cody Hodgson: Thought to be amazing, but now he is a "BIG RISK".

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Who's Left? Vesey & Blackhawks/Maple Leafs, Bruins & Lightning...

• Joe Haggerty [Csnne] Two sources say the Boston Bruins are not even in the top 3 favorites list to sign Jimmy Vesey. While the B's are a team of interest, Blackhawks/Rangers/Devils are the likely destination per Haggerty.

 

CHI - Wants him to play with Toews/Kane

 

NYR/NJD - Good relationship with Vesey camp.

 

• Adrian [Twitter] Dater: Sounds like it will be either the Chicago Blackhawks or Toronto Maple Leafs who will be signing Jimmy Vesey.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning could come up and steal him as well.

 

• Mark Divver [Twitter]: New York Islanders GM watched Jimmy Vesey play on Thursday in Foxboro.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Patrick Roy News...

• Sportsnet: Reports suggests Montreal Canadiens Coach Michel Therrien could be fired if the Habs get off to a slow start. In return the Habs would offer the fans with the French Speaking goaltender Patrick Roy who recently quit his job with the Colorado Avalanche.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Las Vegas [Team Names]...

• @sportslogosnet: It's down to 5 Choices for the Las Vegas management group. The Expansion team will either be called the Desert Hawks, Redhawks, Nighthawks, or 2 unknowns.

 

UPDATED. SportsLogoNet reported yesterday Las Vegas have listened to the fans and have eliminated all Hawks Team Name options. 

 

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