Hockey Wiretap

Kessel Tired Of Criticism Directed At Phaneuf

Mar 3, 2015 4:44 PM

Maple Leafs leading scorer Phil Kessel said Tuesday that the Toronto media mistreats team captain Dion Phaneuf and blasted reporters for being unfair toward the 29-year-old defenseman.

Apparently, Kessel felt he couldn't remain quiet any longer.

"I think the way the media treats Dion in this city is embarrassing," he said to reporters Tuesday.

Kessel did not call out any particular media member but said at least some should be "ashamed" and that they owe Phaneuf an apology.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor

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TSN Apologizes For Tweet Involving Maple Leafs

Mar 4, 2015 12:52 AM

Canadian sports network TSN has issued a public apology to Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, his wife actress Elisha Cuthbert, and forward Joffrey Lupul after it aired an inflammatory fan tweet about Cuthbert and Lupul.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Ducks Trade Bourque, Karlsson, Draft Pick To Ducks For Wisniewski

Mar 3, 2015 2:26 AM

The Ducks have acquired defenseman James Wisiniewski from the Blue Jackets for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and a second-round pick in 2015.

Wisniewski, 31, has two years left on his contract after this season and carries a $5.5 million cap hit, although his salary is $5 million and $3 million over the next two seasons.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Rangers, Mats Zuccarello Agree On Cotract Extension

Mar 3, 2015 2:33 AM

Rangers President and GM Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Mats Zuccarello on a contract extension.

Zuccarello, 27, has skated in 59 games with the Rangers this season, registering 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points, along with a plus-13 rating and 35 penalty minutes. He ranks second on the Rangers in takeaways (46), is tied for third in game-winning goals (three) and even strength assists (18), ranks fourth in assists and shots on goal (127), ranks fifth in points, power play assists (five), and hits (95), ranks sixth in plus/minus rating, and is tied for sixth in goals. 

Zuccarello signed with the Rangers as a free agent on Mar. 28, 2013. He originally signed with the Blueshirts as an undrafted free agent on May 26, 2010.

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Tags: New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Mark Giordano Out With Torn Biceps

Mar 3, 2015 2:39 AM

Flames star defenseman and captain Mark Giordano is out for the season with a torn biceps, GM Brad Treliving told reporters during a news conference Monday.

Giordano, 31, was enjoying a breakout season, with 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games for the Flames. He will have surgery Wednesday and is expected to be out four to five months.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Sabres Trade Chris Stewart To Wild For '17 Draft Pick

Mar 2, 2015 4:40 PM

The Sabres traded Chris Stewart to the Wild at the last moment prior to Monday's 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline, ending weeks of speculation about where the forward might land.

The Wild sent a second-round pick in the 2017 draft to Buffalo, which will retain half of Stewart's salary, a source confirmed to

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Leafs Trade Holzer To Ducks For Brewer

Mar 2, 2015 5:39 PM

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and GM of the Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the club has acquired defenceman Eric Brewer and a fifth round draft pick in 2016 from the Ducks in exchange for defenceman Korbinian Holzer.

Brewer, 35, has registered one goal and one assist in nine games with the Ducks this season after arriving in a trade with the Lightning on November 28, 2014. In 991 career NHL games, he has recorded 266 points (75 goals and 191 assists) and 780 penalty minutes.  Brewer was originally selected by the Islanders with the fifth overall selection in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Bruins Trade Caron To Avs For Talbot

Mar 2, 2015 4:58 PM

The Bruins have traded forward Jordan Caron to the Avalanche for forward Maxime Talbot, according to league sources.

Talbot, 31, has five goals and 10 assists for 25 points in 63 games for the Avalanche.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Coyotes Claim Tye McGinn, Craig Cunningham Off Waivers

Mar 2, 2015 5:03 PM

Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have claimed forwards Tye McGinn and Craig Cunningham off waivers.

The 24-year-old McGinn has registered 1-4-5 and 11 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Sharks this season.

The 24-year-old Cunningham has recorded 2-1-3 in 32 games with the Bruins this season.

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Maple Leafs Acquire Lindstrom From Blues For Jokinen

Mar 2, 2015 4:45 PM

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and GM of the Maple Leafs, announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional sixth round draft pick (2016) from the Blues in exchange for Olli Jokinen.

Lindstrom, 31, has skated in 34 regular season games with the Blues this season, collecting six points (three goals, three assists) and eight penalty minutes. The Skelleftea, Sweden native has registered 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in 131 career NHL regular season games with Columbus, Arizona, Colorado and St. Louis. 

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Coyotes Trade Keith Yandle To Rangers
In exchange for Keith Yandle, the Coyotes will receive John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a first-round pick in 2016, and a second-round pick in 2015.

Caps Trade Draft Picks To Flames For Curtis Glencross
The Flames receive second and third-round draft picks in 2015 from the Capitals.

Source: Rangers, Mats Zuccarello Agree To Extension
The Rangers and Mats Zuccarello have agreed on a four-year, $18M contact extension.

Jackets Sign Dillon Heatherington To Entry Deal
Dillon Heatherington was the 50th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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Leafs Claim Tim Erixon Off Waivers From Hawks
Tim Erixon has played for both the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets this season.

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Coyotes Trade Vermette To Hawks For Dahlbeck, First Round Pick
Klas Dahlbeck has recorded 1-0-1 in four games with the Blackhawks this season.

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Capitals Trade Hillen To Canes For Gleason
The Caps also sent a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 to the Canes.

Ducks Trade Heatley, Draft Pick To Panthers For Fleischmann
Tomas Fleischmann has appeared in 29 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Capitals and Panthers.

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Hawks Send Draft Picks To Flyers For Timonen
Kimmo Timonen has not played this season, but has been cleared for contact.

Panthers Trade Draft Picks To Devils For Jagr
The Devils receive a second-round pick in the 2015 draft, and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016 in exchange for Jaromir Jagr.

Leafs Trade Clarkson To Jackets For Horton
Nathan Horton has not skated this season due to a back injury.

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Leafs Send Abbott To Blackhawks For Brennan
T.J. Brennan will report to the Marlies of the AHL.

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Jackets Trade Cracknell To Blues For Future Considerations
Adam Cracknell has played in 17 games with the Blue Jackets and in 18 games with the AHL's Springfield Falcons.

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Jets Trade Two Draft Picks To Canes For Tlusty
The Jets gave up a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in 2015.

Kane Expected To Miss Twelve Weeks After Surgery
Patrick Kane had surgery on Wednesday to repair his fractured left clavicle.

Kings Send Prospect, Draft Pick To Hurricanes For Sekera
Andrej Sekera has played in 57 games for the Hurricanes this season and has 19 points.

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Maple Leafs Acquire Sill, Draft Picks From Pens For Winnik
Zach Sill has skated in 42 games with the Penguins this season.

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Wild Acquire Bergenheim From Panthers For Draft Pick
Sean Bergenheim has eight goals in 39 games this season.

Ducks Trade Smith-Pelly To Habs For Sekac
Jiri Sekac has appeared in 50 career games with Montreal scoring 16 points.

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David Krejci Out Four To Six Weeks
Bruins center David Krejci has a partially torn MCL in his left knee.