NHL Rumors I: GM Vacancy in Washington and Vancovuer … Vanek Not Built for Habs?
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: There are still rumors that Wayne Gretzky could join the Capitals. Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning appears to the front-runner for the Canucks GM position. Captials GM candidates include Doug MacLean, Craig Button and Mike Gillis. Also in the mix: Dave Poulin, Claude Loiselle, Paul Fenton, Tim Burke and Julien BriseBois.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Tim Burke’s name has come up a possible GM in Washington. There has been some talk that Trevor Linden should try and bring in Burke on some level.
“One of the best evaluators of talent,” an NHL source says of the San Jose Sharks’ director of scouting. “Always seems to find hidden gems in the draft. Intense and passionate about the game. A good man.”
- Fluto Shinzawa: Thinking the Canadiens would let Thomas Vanek go even if he wanted to stay. Vanek’s game is built for possession and not counterattack.
Claude LoiselleCraig ButtonDave PoulinDoug MacLeanJim BenningJulien BriseBoisMike GillisPaul FentonTim BurkeVancouver CanucksWashington CapitalsWayne Gretzky
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My NHL Trade Rumors Poll
- Trade: The Blackhawks Acquire Vermett For First and Dahlbeck
- Rumors IX: Sharp, Cole, Horcoff, Beleskey, Michalek, Petry and Sens
- Trade Deadline: 2015 Draft Picks, No-Movement and No-Trade Clauses
- Rumors VIII: Sharp, Petry, Lightning, Zuccarello, Bozak and Stewart
- Rumors VII: Blackhawks-Caps Connection, Flyers and Rangers
- Trade: Ducks Acquire Fleischmann from Panthers for Pick and Heatley
- Trade: Washington Acquires Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen and Pick
- Rumors and Video: Zuccarello, Raanta, Kassian, Petry and GMs Not Idle
- Rumors VI: Bozak, Wild and Who the Bruins Could be Interested In
- Rumors V: Coyotes, Blues, Blackhawks, Capitals, Sharks, Devils and Scouting
- Cartler on Rumors IX: Sharp, Cole, Horcoff, Beleskey, Michalek, Petry and Sens
- Cartler on Trade: The Blackhawks Acquire Vermett For First and Dahlbeck
- Mike on Trade: The Blackhawks Acquire Vermett For First and Dahlbeck
- OVIE8 on Trade: Washington Acquires Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen and Pick
- wings on Rumors VII: From the Airwaves: Leafs, Blue Jackets, Flames and Blues