NHL Rumors: Taylor Hall about to be traded, Pens buyout Johnson, Niskanen retires, and more

Another round of NHL rumors and news! The news has been coming in fast and furious. Here we go.

NHL Rumors – Matt Niskanen retires, Laine coming?

The Philadelphia Flyers just picked up 5.75 million to their cap space. How they opt to use is remains to be seen. Remember, this team is considered the lead dog to land Patrik Laine in a trade.

Another note from Elliotte Friedman today, the Blackhawks and Penguins talked a Matt Murray trade but the deal never materialized.

NHL Rumors – Coyotes looking to trade Taylor Hall’s rights

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Taylor Hall (NHLI)

The Coyotes tried to get Taylor Hall to stay, but he will be heading to free agency. Darren Dreger is reporting that the Coyotes are seeking to trade Hall’s rights. There could be a few teams that may be interested in trying to sell him early, and if I had to pick one it would be Montreal.

NHL News – Penguins buyout Jack Johnson

This was not that surprising of a move. The Penguins had to do, even if it is to open a spot on the roster. The buyout will add a little over $2 million in space for next season.

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