Flyers Ship Hartnell to Blue Jackets for Umberger.

Various sources reports the Philadelphia Flyers have dealt winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015.   SPECTOR’S NOTE: Well, nobody saw this one coming. Hartnell had a full no-movement clause and...

This Summer’s NHL “Buyer Beware” List.

With the NHL draft fast approaching, followed by unrestricted free agency, there’s considerable speculation over destinations for potential trade candidates and pending unrestricted free agents. While this summer’s UFA pool is a shallow one, there’s...

NHL Evening Rumor Mill – June 17, 2014

Updates on Jason Spezza, Ryan O’Reilly and R.J. Umberger, plus the latest on the Devils and Predators.  PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski cites TSN’s Darren Dreger claiming Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza has placed the other Canadian NHL teams, along with...

NHL Rumor Mill – June 3, 2014.

Is a Sam Gagner-for-RJ Umberger swap in the works? Will the Capitals buy out Brooks Laich and Mike Green? What’s the latest on the Red Wings? Read on for the latest.  COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Aaron Portzline reports there’s a rumor floating around which has the...

NHL Rumor Mill – June 2, 2014

The latest on the Blackhawks, Sharks, Blues and Red Wings, possible draft day trades, plus updates on Kris Letang, Mike Green, RJ Umberger and more.  ESPN.COM: In the wake of the Chicago Blackhawks’ elimination from the Western Conference Final, Craig Custance...

NHL Morning Rumor Mill – May 20, 2014

The latest on Ryan Miller, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Boyle, Matt Niskanen, Kevin Bieksa, R.J. Umberger and more.  STLTODAY.COM: In the wake of the Blues re-signing Brian Elliott and promoting Jake Allen to their goaltending tandem for next season, they...