Semin looking for 2 years, $10 million … Blackhawks dangling Bolland for Luongo … Galchenyuk to sign soon … No truth to Gomez to Isles

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Alexander Semin is still available. Would the Capitals be interested?

    “I’ve never really discussed that sort of thing, whether we’re going to sign someone or not,” Capitals general manager George McPhee said Saturday on the final day of development camp.

    “I’d rather not start now. I know that’s not a great answer, but I’ll just stay neutral.”

    When asked if the it’s a surprise that Semin is still available, McPhee said: “Not necessarily. It would have to be the right fit for him.” The Penguins and Hurricanes have shown interest, but apparently Semin is holding out for a 2 year, $5 million deal.

  • St. Louis Post Dispatch: Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues have been looking for defenseman, and GM Doug Armstrong continues to the explore the trade market. He’s not looking to trade roster players, only draft picks. Andy Strickland: Carlo Colaiacovo still hasn’t been signed, but Strickland has been told they want to do something bigger.
  • L.A. Lariviere via twitter: The Canadiens will soon sign 1st round pick Alex Galchenyuk according to his agent, Igor Larionov. Larionov expects Galchenyuk to play in the NHL next year, “My strong thought is he’ll play in the NHL”
  • BD Gallof via twitter: There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that the Islanders have a trade offer or an interest in Scott Gomez.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche letting Peter Mueller go for nothing could easily come back and bit them in the rear. The Avs had let Tomas Fleischmann go for nothing in 2011, and he put up 61 points in 82 games last year.


  1. Tom

    July 15, 2012 at 10:56 am


  2. Dylan

    July 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    It’s surprising enough that the Canucks and Blackhawks are even discussing Luongo, but Bolland will never play for the Canucks given the history between the two sides.(imo)

  3. LordStanley34386110

    July 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Bolland Ain’t going to Vancouver your freaking nuts

  4. Shark

    July 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Haha I know Tom that’s a pretty good deal for a guy with his skill, especially playing alongside Sid.


    July 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Blackhawks Getting LU and giving up bolland to Vancouver that would just be stupid dont joke like this people
    And Man Someone sign Semin already

  6. gambi99

    July 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Devils need to fill in for Parise and Semin is good friends with Kovy plus 2yrs is not a big risk (better then 13yrs for Parise) just don’t know if Semin is Lou’s type of player.

  7. Mikey Calcagni

    July 16, 2012 at 1:44 am

    If Semin wants 2 years at $10 million, then what is Ray Shero waiting on!