NHL Buzz: Saturday's Rumors

Todd CordellCorrespondent IMay 29, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 22:  Hockey USA General Manager and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke (R) speaks to the media prior to the start of the Women's USA vs. Sweden  women's semifinal game on day 11 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 22, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NHL Buzz is a new blog that I will be doing based on rumors I hear, giving you a taste of what could or will happen.


— Buzz around the NHL is that Sharks captain Rob Blake will retire.

— It is possible that the Florida Panthers will trade the 3rd overall pick as they are looking for an offensive player and the best ranked players around the three spot are defensemen.

— Leafs General Manager Brian Burke does not like the asking price for Nikolai Kulemin.

— With the depth the Anaheim Ducks have at defense they could look to move under-rated defenseman James Wisniewski.

— New Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman will not waste time trying to re-sign Steven Stamkos.

— According to Gary Bettman the NHL salary cap could rise as much as 2 million heading into next season.

— Due to the poor playoff performance of Tomas Plekanec, he may not get what he is asking for.


This concludes the first edition of NHL Buzz, enjoy!