Nail Yakupov

Nail Yakupov asked for a trade from the Oilers Nail Yakupov had hoped to be traded from the Edmonton Oilers at the NHL trade deadline. Yakupov is quaoted as saying “I asked a trade and the Oilers gave me permission to speak to other teams, about 8 of them were interested, but something went wrong”.  Expect Yakupov to be traded at some point this summer.

Will the Minnesota Wild buyout Thomas Vanek?

Edmonton Journal: Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek has been a frequent healthy scratch of late. The Wild may buy out the final season of his contract.  Buying out Vanek this summer will certainly free up some much-needed cap space for the Wild.

Latest Steven Stamkos rumors

Ottawa Sun:  The Tampa Bay Lightning and Steven Stamkos contract talks will likely drag into the offseason where he will become an UFA and the trade rumors will go crazy to see if he signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs? Odds are he will re-sign with the Lightning, everyone will find out in just over 3 months!


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