Category Archives: Eller

Analysis of Notable First-Round Trades – 2016 NHL Draft

The Calgary Flames acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for their second-round pick (35th overall) and a conditional third in 2018. Having struck out on Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury and Tampa Bay’ Ben Bishop, the Flames finally land their starting goaltender in Elliott. How long he’ll be with them could depend […]

NHL Rumor Mill – April 22, 2016

Latest on the Red Wings, Canadiens and Bruins in today’s NHL Rumor mill.  Could the Red Wings and Canadiens pursue Stamkos? THE GLOBE AND MAIL’s  James Mirtle observed a lot of hockey people believe the Detroit Red Wings have a shot at signing Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos via free agency in July. NHL.COM: […]

Latest on the Oilers – March 3, 2016

Check out the most recent post-trade deadline Oilers speculation.  EDMONTON SUN: Following the recent NHL trade deadline, Terry Jones wondered why Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli didn’t ship out disappointing right wing Nail Yakupov. Jones notes the Oilers didn’t exactly showcase Yakupov during the game before deadline day, leaving him on the fourth line. He speculates […]

NHL Rumor Mill (Part One) – February 25, 2016

List of teams potentially active at the deadline, 10 non-rental players who could be moved and more in Part One of your NHL Rumor Mill.  LIST OF TEAMS THAT COULD BE ACTIVE AT THE TRADE DEADLINE.  USA TODAY: Kevin Allen lists 12 teams he believes will be active at the trade deadline. The buyers include […]

NHL Rumor Mill (Part Three) – February 23, 2016

Latest on Andrew Ladd, Mikkel Boedker, Scott Hartnell, Nazem Kadri, Radim Vrbata and more in part three of your NHL rumor mill.  HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIEDMAN’S LATEST “30 THOUGHTS”. SPORTSNET: Elliotte Friedman reports the Los Angeles Kings were believed seeking a defenseman, but Marian Gaborik’s injury could have them in the market for a winger. So […]