Late morning rumors involving: Karlsson, Parise, Moore, Grabovski, MacArthur, Gleason, Mason, Subban, Thomas and Morrow

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators will start serious talks with defenseman Erik Karlsson’s agent next week.

    “We do have to talk,” Murray said Saturday. “In the next week or so, we either have to make a phone call or they have to make a phone call to at least initiate some discussion.” Murray said

    Don’t expect the Devils to trade Zach Parise. He’s a UFA on July 1st and there haven’t been any talks. The Kings and Wild will be interested in Parise on July 1st. Lightning Dominic Moore is getting interest, and the Sens may make a pitch. The Maple Leafs have been tossing Mikhael Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur’s names in trade talks.

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Blackhawks could have interest in Hurricanes Tim Gleason, as would half a dozen other teams. The Blue Jackets are trying to move Steve Mason but are not finding takers with his $3.2 million salary. They may have to put him on re-entry to see if someone would take him at half price. Don’t expect the Canadiens to move P.K. Subban. Tim Thomas’s no trade clause expires July 1st. Thomas would be in the last year of his deal, and will have a $3 million salary with a $5 million cap hit. Matheson thinks that Brenden Morrow could be a good fit with the Sharks, Canucks or Red Wings.

9 Comments

  1. Jeff

    January 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Sucks for OTT that they have to pay this kid now. Teams get screwed on second contracts.

  2. Mark Easson

    January 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I thought they would have waited until the new CBA is settled. 2nd contracts may be an issue during negotiations

  3. GP

    January 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Doug Wilson does not trade with Dallas, and Morrow will not be coming to the Sharks.

    Look for Wilson to go after Kristen Huselius he is more the Wilson type of player.

  4. Brown

    January 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Have been many or havent been any talks between dev’s and parise? Do you think the devils wont sign him during the season and would let him have the chance to walk for nothing or are they going to try and sign him until they run out of time and can only trade his rights if a deal isnt going to happen.

  5. Wunschkind89

    January 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I think some team would be willing to give Steve Mason a go. He’s only 24 and obviously there’s a lot of potential. Because of the cap hit and the cap hit, his value is quite low. Maybe Tampa Bay would be interested in the off-season?

  6. Wunschkind89

    January 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Because of the cap hit and the cap hit

    Lulz. Because of his low value and the cap hit!

    *facepalm*

  7. poppers

    January 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    ^great joke

  8. Mark Easson

    January 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Haven’t been talks with Parise. I think they’d be crazy not to talk to him during the season, unless he says he doesn’t want to. If they can’t sign him by July 1st, I’m sure they’ll look to trade his rights.

  9. Dick

    January 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Would love to see Morrow on the Kings! Perfect Ryan Smyth replacement.