NHL Blog Beat – October 7, 2014

Analysis of Bobby Ryan’s worth, the Boychuk trade, the Canadiens preseason, rule changes, expansion to Seattle, Gary Bettman’s performance as commissioner and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness.  PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert...

NHL Morning Rumor Mill – October 6, 2014

Latest on the Sabres, Maple Leafs, Senators, Oilers, Bruins and Stars.  THE BUFFALO NEWS: John Vogl reports the Sabres will have considerable cap space next season (“$13.3 million from the cap floor and a colossal $31.3 million under the cap limit.” )...

Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – October 5, 2014

Fallout from the Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy trades, and an update on Shane O’Brien. THE BOSTON GLOBE: Fluto Shinzawa reports the Bruins trading away Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders removes his $3.677 million cap hit from their books, freeing up room...

Islanders Acquire Boychuk & Leddy.

The New York Islanders traded two second-round draft picks and a conditional third-round pick in 2015 to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Johnny Boychuk, and dealt defenceman Ville Pokka, defenceman T.J. Brennan and the rights to goaltender Anders Nilsson to the...