National Hockey League Hockey Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Zero Chance Of Trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Zero Chance Of Trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Published On: Thu, Dec 28
Feb 29, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) skates in the ice during warm-ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the Arizona Coyotes looking up from the bottom of the standings once again, trade speculation surrounding their best player has heated up in recent months. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a free agent in the summer of 2019, and could fetch a massive return if the Coyotes decided to move him. That wont be happening any time soon though, as GM John Chayka told Craig Custance of The Athletic. When asked about the chance Ekman-Larsson is traded, he made it clear:

Nope. None. Zero. For us, its pretty simple. Oliver has invested a lot into this team, continues to want to make it work. Hes one of the top defensemen in the league and, I guess, is expecting to be paid that way and thats fine with me.

Ekman-LarssonChayka goes in-depth on his reasoning and strategy behind keeping Ekman-Larsson on the team, and Custance susses out some of his interesting theories on rebuilding. At the end, it seems clear that Chayka wouldnt consider a move for his star defenseman.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

With Jaroslav Halak in place, dealing Tuukka Rask shouldn't be out of the question
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
There are a couple of inalienable facts about next yeara€™s goaltending situation with the Boston Bruins.The first is that the Ba€™s have most definitely upgraded in that area with ...
Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign C.J. Smith
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
The Buffalo Sabres are making quick work of their restricted free agents, signing Danny Oa€™Regan, Nicholas Baptiste and Justin Bailey over the last few days. Today theya€™ve scratc...
Flames Re-Sign Elias Lindholm to Six-Year Contract
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
TheA Calgary FlamesA announced today that they have signed forwardA Elias LindholmA to a six-year contract with an AAV of $4,850,000.A Lindholm, a native of Boden, Sweden was acquir...
Artemi Panarin Meets With Columbus Blue Jackets, Still No Extension Progress
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
One of the most interesting emerging storylines of this offseason has been the future of Columbus Blue Jackets forwardA Artemi Panarin. The 26-year old forward told the team he was ...
Dillon Heatherington Re-Signs With Dallas Stars
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
After helping the Texas Stars to the Calder Cup Finals and making his NHL debut, Dillon Heatherington has re-signed with the Dallas Stars. The 23-year old defenseman wana€™t eligibl...
How Red Wings goaltending is shaping up for future
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
The Detroit Red Wings have a glut of forwards, including a pair of prime prospects, Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina, they hope will make the roster out of training camp.They stil...
Predators sign Ryan Hartman to 1-year contract
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
The Predators re-signed versatileA forward Ryan Hartman on MondayA to a one-year, $875,000 contract.A Hartman, a restricted free agentA acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhaw...
New York Rangers Sign Five Players
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
The New York Rangers have officially announced that Chris Bigras, Steven Fogarty, Boo Nieves and Rob Oa€™Gara accepted their qualifying offers and have re-signed with the team for n...
Senators sign forward Nick Paul to a one-year deal
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
Forward Nick Paul has signed a one-year, two-way contract with theA Ottawa Senators.The contract is worth US$650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL.The 23-year-old Paul had one g...
Sandin signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs
Published On: Mon, Jul 16
Rasmus Sandin, who was a first-round pick (No. 29) at the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.The 18-year-old defenseman...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts