November 2018 - Hockey Wiretap

Maple Leafs Acquire Morgan Klimchuk From Flames

Nov 28, 2018 2:15 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Morgan Klimchuk from the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenceman Andrew Nielsen. 

Klimchuk, 23, has appeared in 16 games with the Stockton Heat (AHL) during the 2018-19 season and recorded three goals and five assists. He has appeared in one career NHL game, with Calgary, playing 7:25 in his NHL debut on February 19 vs. Boston. In 204 career AHL games, all with the Heat franchise, Klimchuk has registered 100 points (44 goals, 56 assists).

Klimchuk was originally selected by the Flames in the first round (28th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.


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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Flyers Fire GM Ron Hextall

Nov 26, 2018 1:05 PM

Many expected the Flyers to shake things up after an embarrassing loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Few expected the shake-up to be this monumental: Ron Hextall, the team's executive vice president and general manager, was fired on Monday morning.

The Flyers are 10-11-2 on the season, with a minus-13 goal differential. They sit four points out of the final playoff seed in the Metro Division and five points out of the wild card.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Acquire Nick Schmaltz From Blackhawks

Nov 26, 2018 2:18 AM

The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Nick Schmaltz from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in exchange for forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini.

All three players in the deal are former first-round draft picks.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Oilers Trade Pick To Senators For Chris Wideman

Nov 23, 2018 2:26 PM

The Edmonton Oilers announced Thursday that they have acquired defenseman Chris Wideman from the Ottawa Senators for a 2020 conditional sixth-round draft pick.

Wideman, 28, has two goals and three assists in 19 games for the Senators this season.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Extension Keeps Ducks In Anaheim Through 2048

Nov 21, 2018 2:44 AM

Anaheim has approved a deal that will keep the Ducks in the local Honda Center through at least 2048.

The City Council on Tuesday approved a deal that extends the current Ducks agreement, which ends in 2023, by 25 years. The deal also permits up to five additional five-year extensions.

The team promises to continue featuring Anaheim in its name.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Legal, Misc Rumor

Oilers Fire Head Coach Todd McLellan

Nov 20, 2018 4:12 PM

The underachieving Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and will replace him with Ken Hitchcock.

It was the fourth NHL head coach firing of the season and the second within the past 12 hours, with the St. Louis Blues having dismissed coach Mike Yeo late Monday night.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor

Blues Fire Head Coach Mike Yeo

Nov 20, 2018 4:09 PM

Blues General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job.

"There's going to be experienced head coaches on that list," he said at a news conference Tuesday. "There's going to be European head coaches on that list. College head coaches on that list. Junior head coaches. We're not going to minimize or limit the scope that we're going to look at."

Tags: St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor

Oilers Trade Ryan Strome To Rangers For Ryan Spooner

Nov 17, 2018 12:19 AM

The Oilers traded forward Ryan Strome to the Rangers for forward Ryan Spooner on Friday.

Strome, a fifth-overall pick of the Islanders in 2011, had a goal and an assist in 18 games with Edmonton this season. He has 59 goals and 103 assists in 358 career NHL games with the Islanders and Oilers.

Spooner had a goal and an assist in 16 games this season with the Rangers. He has 46 goals and 114 assists in 289 games with the Bruins and Rangers.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Pens Trade Carl Hagelin To Kings

Nov 14, 2018 3:06 PM

The Penguins have traded Carl Hagelin, a 30-year-old left wing and a contributor to their back-to-back Stanley Cup wins, to the Los Angeles Kings for 26-year-old left wing Tanner Pearson.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Penguins Sign GM Jim Rutherford To Extension

Nov 14, 2018 3:02 PM

General manager Jim Rutherford is sticking with the Penguins.

The team announced Wednesday it has extended Rutherford's contract through the 2021-22 season. His old deal was set to expire at the end of this season.

Rutherford, 69, is the only general manager to win Stanley Cups with multiple teams since the league expanded in 1967.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Hockey HOF Welcomes Memorable Class
The HOF Class of 2018 includes former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Senators Players Apologize For Uber Conversation
Matt Duchene and some of his teammates criticized the club and assistant coach Marty Raymond on a viral online video.

Blackhawks Fire Coach Joel Quenneville
The Blackhawks have promoted AHL coach Jeremy Colliton, who at 33 years old, becomes the youngest coach in the NHL.

Kings Fire Coach John Stevens
The Kings have replaced John Stevens with former Canucks coach Willie Desjardins.

Predators Sign Pekka Rinne To Two-Year Extension
Pekka Rinne's new two-year deal with the Predators is worth $10 million.

Lightning Re-Sign Yanni Gourde To Six-Year Deal
Forward Yanni Gourde will make an average of $5.17M under the new deal with Tampa Bay.

Kings' Jonathan Quick Out Indefinitely
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.