NHL Trade Rumors: UPDATES; RFA/UFA Free Agency Buzz, Trouba & Ristolainen | NHL to Olympics?! | Nash for Shattenkirk?! | Tatar, BUF/CHI | More
posted Aug 24 2016, 09:02AM
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NHL Trade Rumors On the: NHL to Olympics?!...

 Jonas Siegel of Globe & Mail: While the NHL has participated in the Olympics games for over 15 Years now. The league is considering to pt out of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. As of right now the NHL doesn't want to pay the insurance/travel etc, which could be the big issue here.

 

Some NHL Executives have also said what's the point in stopping the league for 3 weeks, stopping revenue/games etc. just to send all our players to a tournament in which they can injured in.

 

So what do you think of all this? Tweet your opinion @TheHockeyPress.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Blues GM Quotes, Nash for Shattenkirk Buzz, Elliott/Allen...

• Radio: St. Louis Blues GM recently said while they managed to keep a Brian Elliott and Jake Allen tandem for a long time, it was best to separate them. The reasons for that included Elliott getting older & wanting a starting role, plus both goalies contract were about to expire. 

 

• St.Louis Today: In a Live interview St. Louis Blues GM, Jeremy Rutherford was asked if they were to trade Kevin Shattenkirk for Rick Nash who carrie a $7.8M contract, who would they add to make the deal even. Rutherford said possibly a player like Jori Lehtera or Patrik Berglund.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: UPDATES; RFA/UFA Free Agency Buzz | Kucherov Contract [LT], Trouba Buzz, Russell/Canucks, Elias, & Much More...

• Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Updates on RFA/UFA. Free Agency Buzz.

 

Nikita Kucherov [RFA]: Tampa Bay Lightning GM had said a few weeks ago they are "confident" TB will have Kucherov signed before the start of the Hockey Season. Long Term deal is expected.

 

Rasmus Ristolainen/Zemgus Girgensons: Contract discussions are still going back-and-fourth.

 

Jacob Trouba: Been quiet w/Winnipeg Jets. Short term deal is expected. Trade maybe?

 

Patrick Elias: If he stays in the NHL he'll sign with the New Jersey Devils.

 

Kris Russell: Reportedly the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks are all interested.

 

Dreger reported Russell is waiting for team to clear cap space before signing. 

 

Valeri Nichushkin: A 1 year deal is likely.

 

Dimitri Orlov: A shortness in cap space is making these talk go longer than they actually should be.

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Tatar Buzz, Avalanche Coach [4 Options]...

• MLive: Ansar K. writes w/Tomas Tatar becoming a UFA next year, his next contract may be similar to Gustav Nyquist $4.75M one. Another option would be to trade Tatar for a Def.

 

• Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche GM Joe Sakic is reportedly down to 4 Options to fill the vacant Head Coach position. He will arrange interviews soon.

AHL Coaches:

Travis Green Jared Bednar

 

NHL Coaches:

Capitals Asst. Lane Lambert

Rangers Asst. Scott Arniel

 

NHL Trade Rumors On the: Blackhawks/Sabres, Kane, Vesey...

• The Athletic: Scott Powers; With just under $3M cap space left after losing out in the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. The Chicago Blackhawks, they could possibly go after a Free Agent forward to fill a Top 6 Fwd void. Couple options include: Lauri Korpikoski OR David Jones. 

 

• Buffalo News: Writer Mike H. says there was probably lots of tampering going on behind the scenes of the Vesey Sweepstakes. Although Vesey decision on choosing the New York Rangers could involve the expected increase of available cap space in a couple years. 

 

While Evander Kane is to likely stay w/Buffalo now, the Sabres could go after Jiri Hudler.

 

More to come. Stay tuned. Get more rumors on Twitter @TheHockeyPress OR http://www.thehockeypress.ca

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