Stamkos announcement could be looming … Flyers will create a trade package … Talbot contract to be restructured … Maple Leafs notes

  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: No offer sheet for Stamkos. “Its believed #Lightning have closed in and formal announcement could be looming.” The last offer was a 5 year deal at $37 million, $7.4 million cap hit.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Though it’s highly doubtful, a source has said the Flyers will put together a trade package if the Lightning think they can’t re-signed Stamkos. Stamkos reportedly turned down a 5 year deal worth $37.5 million. It’s likely the Lightning would be interested in Brayden Schenn, Sergei Bobrovsky, others and picks.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadlephia Inquirer: The Flyers will have to restructure Max Talbot’s 5 year, $9 million contract. The CBA doesn’t allow a salary to drop more then 50% from year-to-year. From Talbot’s 3rd to 4th year his contract went from $2.25 million to $1 million. The Flyers assistant GM Barry Hanrahan said that no fine was forthcoming.
  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings are still looking for a backup to Jimmy Howard. They are unsure if Chris Osgood (if he doesn’t retire) can stay healthy all year.

    “We owe it to ourselves to see what is out there,” said Holland, who will consider bringing Osgood back. “We have money to spend (under the salary the cap). There are players we remain interested in.”

    Teams continue to call the Red Wings about possible trades. They had contacted some free agent goalies on Friday, but all wanted to look at other teams as the Howard was the Wings #1 goalie. Ty Conklin remains unsigned.

  • Michael Traikos via twitter: Brian Burke on Clarke MacArthur: “He’s going to get a big payday in arbitration. We think that’s fair … if it’s too big, we’re re-evaluate it.”
  • Michael Traikos via twitter: Burke on RFAs Luke Schenn and Tyler Bozak: “I’m not worried about any of these guys getting done.”
  • Michael Traikos via twitter: Burke: “we’re going to sit back and catch our breath now … I don’t like the depth chart being full going into camp.”
  • Chris Botta via twitter: Isles GM Garth Snow is looking for 1 forward and 1 defenseman. A trade is most likely for a top defenseman.


  1. Jeff

    July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

    It feels like the Flyers are always in on every player that may or may not become available.

    Has any reporter asked the Leafs if they made a pitched for Brayden Schenn after the big trade?

  2. wraven

    July 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Thats who I will be going after is B. Schenn. If I was Burke. Screw Stamkos. Go after the brother.

  3. D

    July 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

    if im philly, i wouldnt trade b. schenn for any1 on the leafs, thats the kind of player you trade to get a stamkos. the leafs dont have anything good enough to offer in return.

    also, b. schenn’s cap hit is 900k, a low number that philly isnt desperately looking to get rid of

  4. Mark Easson

    July 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm


    Brayden Schenn carries a $3.11 million cap hit. He as a $900,000 salary.

    I don’t see the Flyers trading him to Toronto. Agree with D, that if they were to trade him, it would be in a big package, to get a big name player.

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  6. Wunschkind89

    July 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    @D – Leafs have plenty enough to acquire Schenn, but they probably wouldn’t do it. Kadri, Aulie + 2nd round pick would maybe be enough to get it done. Remember, he has little NHL experience and has done no better than Kadri so far.