Twitter notes: Ott, Hemsky, Nabokov, Spacek, Radulov, Wisniewski, Wallace, Bertuzzi … Stars, Oilers, and Devils lines … starting goalies

  • Tracey Myers via twitter: Stars forward Steve Ott on trade rumors: “It’s a compliment if teams are calling and asking for u but it’s nervewracking b/c you’ve been here for a long time.”
  • Jason Gregor via twitter: Gregor is hearing that Oilers forward Ales Hemsky would consider a 2 year deal at $10 – $11 million.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: KHL’s Salavat pursuing Kuznetsov implies that Alex Radulov will leave for the NHL this summer. Chesnokov via twitter: (responding to my question) Alexander Radulov won’t return to the NHL this season, as he is set to play for Russia at the World Championships after the KHL season ends.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is projected to be in the lineup tomorrow against the Avalanche.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Todd Bertuzzi’s 2 year contract: $1.975 million next year, $2.175 million the following year. $2.075 million cap hit.
  • Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder. Ott-Wandell-Vincour. Nostrum-Fiddler-Dvorak. Petersen-Garbutt-Burish.
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Smyth-Gagner-Eberle, Paajarvi-Belanger-Eager and Hordichuk-Lander-Petrell.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Sykora-Elias-Clarkson; Ponikarovsky-Zubrus-Bernier; Carter-Josefson-Palmieri; Boulton-Veilleux-Janssen.
  • Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start in net against the Red Wings. Cory Schneider will start on Friday against the Devils.


  1. Cobra Kai

    02/23/2012 at 3:04 pm

    Look out for the Devils!

  2. Delaware Guy

    02/23/2012 at 3:29 pm

    2 years at $10 to $11 million for Hemsky?!??

    You MUST be joking!

  3. Lennycle7

    02/23/2012 at 3:52 pm

    Oilers should be keeping his contract asking price quiet. They should have moved him long ago and if GMs get a whiff of what it might take to resign a guy with 5 goals in 46 games this season chances are they won’t shell out much in a trade. He’s an overrated forward on a team with an abundance of talented forwards. They’ll be lucky to get a 2nd rounder for him now.

  4. hotwings

    02/23/2012 at 4:52 pm

    hemsky needs a change of scenery. i agree taht his trade should have been done long ago.. why didnt management move him when they realized they had like what, 4 top 10 draft pics that are forwards??… and then you are looking at another one this year…

    whoever picks up hemsky,needs to do it on the cheap.. like 3rd rounder cheap.. 5/mil a season is a laugh.. 3mil is pushing it also..

  5. Johnny

    02/23/2012 at 9:09 pm

    Im sure that was Hesmky’s agent who is floating that into the media.

  6. Jeff

    02/23/2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hemsky is/was PPG player when healthy.

  7. Gary

    02/23/2012 at 9:14 pm

    @Johnny – That’s what agents do.