- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Penguins have about $2.1 million in cap space, but it’s unlikely they will make any more signings. They want to be around $1.5 million under the cap during the season to give them the room to bring someone in at a later date. The Pens may be tempted to put Malkin and Staal on the same line again this year. “I don’t think you can say ‘Malkin as a winger failed’ because Malkin as a winger never was tried with Crosby and Staal in the lineup,” Bylsma said.
- Mark Everson of the NY Post: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello,
“We’ll be doing some subtraction. There will not be a salary cap problem here,” Lamoriello told The Post yesterday. “There will be different transactions taking place over a short period of time.”
Players that could be affected are Bryce Salvador ($2.9 million cap hit), Brian Rolston ($5.1 million) and Dainius Zubrus ($3.4 million).
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: The Leafs have brought in Tim Connolly, John-Michael Liles, Cody Franson, Matthew Lombardi, and added 2 new coaches in the past couple weeks. Mike Komisarek’s role will be greatly reduced. JS Giguere wanted to stay but was told no. There wasn’t much attempt to keep Christian Hanson and Tim Brent.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Clarke MacArthur has been monitoring the free agent signings, looking for comparables for his arbitration case later this summer. MacArthur could be getting a nice deal if they get to arbitration. You have to wonder if the Leafs would walk away if it was too much.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Panthers last offer to Tomas Vokoun was reportedly 4 years and $10 million. (He signed a 1 year deal with the Capitals for $1.5 million)
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks the Coyotes will gauge Keith Yandle’s trade value and consider if they should re-sign or trade.