Rumors II: Boychuk, Johansen, Stars, Jets and Blues
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Johnny Boychuk isn’t bitter about being traded to the Islanders, and wouldn’t rule out a return to the Bruins.

    “I wouldn’t close that door. Who knows what’s going to happen in the future? Boston is such an awesome place, and it’s an awesome team. Everything is Awesome!” said Boychuk, singing the chorus from the song out of the Lego Movie. “It’s such a great place with great people that anybody would be crazy not to want to play in Boston.”

  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets president John Davidson said that contract talks with Ryan Johansen’s camp are going nowhere.

    “We are prepared to go with the guys we have,” he told WTVN-AM.

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars have $1.3 million in cap space, but GM Jim Nill said he’s not looking to make any trades at the moment, but has the room to do so if needed. The Stars could enter next season with $20 million in cap space after Shawn Horcoff ($5.5 million), Sergei Gonchar ($5 million), Erik Cole ($4.5 million) and Rich Peverley ($3.25 million) come off the books.
  • Ken Wiebe: “While #NHLJets Michael Hutchinson likely has appeal to several organizations, what #NHL team hasn’t settled its goaltending situation yet? To be clear, I’m not suggesting the #NHLJets are looking to trade Hutchinson either.I’m sure they would like him to push Hellebuyck in #AHL. Speculation is fun, but let’s just see what happens in the coming days. No guarantee Michael Hutchinson is placed on waivers by #NHLJets”
  • Andy Strickland: If forward Robby Fabbri starts the season with the Blues, they will likely have to make another move. If they return him to Guelph of the OHL, they will be set with their 14 forwards.