Twitter rumors and notes involving: Ryan Smyth and the Oilers, Varlamov, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Flyers, Sharks and Jagr

  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators assistant GM Tim Murray said they haven’t ruled out moving into the top 3, though it could be difficult to do.
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: Leafs GM Brian Burke on trying to trade up in the NHL draft, “We haven’t had any success, but it’s still early. There is still a possibility it might happen.” Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Burke on pre-draft trades, “Right now, I got nothing. Lots of lines in the water, no bites.”
  • Michael Traikos via twitter: The Maple Leafs announce that Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin are their new assistants. Keith Acton and Tim Hunter not returning. Greg Brady via twitter: Brady is hearing the Leafs wouldn’t have let Tim Hunter go without Scott Gordon available.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: A source inside the Red Wings tells Strickland that he believes Nicklas Lidstrom will play 2 more seasons.
  • Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland says they are looking to be active and have the money to spend. But adds that they won’t spend just to spend.
  • Mike Brophy via twitter: Red Wings forward Kris Draper is still waiting to hear if the Wings want him back next year.
  • Dustin Leed via twitter: From Holmgren’s conference call, he’d like to acquire a 1st or 2nd round pick, would like to re-sign Ville Leino and sign Bryzgalov.
  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Red Wings, Penguins and a few others are in on Jaromir Jagr, Canadiens “not so much anymore.”


  1. Jeff

    June 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Ryan Smyth isnt a free agent correct?

  2. harry

    June 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    dont think so and pierre lebrun spelt Jaromir Jagr what the heck

  3. kevyboy

    June 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    @ How do you think jaromir jagr is spelt?

  4. harry

    June 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    nevermind my mistake its right sorry