Ben Smith to San Jose, Brian Flynn to Montreal.

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded winger Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks for forward Andrew Desjardins. The Buffalo Sabres dealt forward Brian Flynn to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2016 fifth-round pick.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: Essentially this is a move between two...

Antoine Vermette Dealt to Chicago.

The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Antoine Vermette to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a 2015 first-round pick.  SPECTOR’S NOTE: The most-pursued player leading up to this year’s trade deadline is finally dealt. The...

NHL Rumor Mill – February 28, 2015

Could Patrick Sharp get dealt to the Capitals? Get the latest on the Blackhawks, Leafs, Senators, Flyers, Rangers, Sharks, Wild and more.  Sharp to the Capitals? CSNWASHINGTON: Chuck Gormley cited a tweet from the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc reporting a source...

Flyers Trade Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks

The Philadelphia Flyers have traded defenseman Kimmo Timonen to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional draft pick in 2016.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bit of a steep price paid by the Blackhawks for an aging defenseman who is...

NHL Evening Rumor Mill – February 27, 2015

Latest on the Bruins, Red Wings, Blackhawks, Capitals and Sabres.  Latest Bruins rumors. CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty lists the Boston Bruins trade priorities approaching the March 2 deadline as “an offensively dangerous right wing that’s preferably big and...

NHL Blog Beat – February 27, 2015

10 most burning NHL trade deadline questions, reaction to several recent notable NHL trades and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe lists the tom most burning NHL trade deadline questions. THE CANNON: Matt Wagner...