Quick Hits: Kiprusoff, Bowman, Tippett, Backstrom and Barkley
- Chris Johnston: Flames GM Jay Feaster said he spoke with Miikka Kiprusoff last week, adding that Kiprusoff is still leaning towards retirement.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said that trade talks are on the backburner as teams tend to leave you alone when your team is in the Final.
- Chris Johnston: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that the “dollars and cents” portion of Dave Tippett’s contract is done, just where the franchise will be playing is holding the deal up.
- Daren Millard: The Wild don’t have $6 million to pay Niklas Backstrom. GM Chuck Fletcher said that there is a will, now they have to find a way.
- Josh Rimer: The Predators sign Victor Bartley to a 3 year, $2 million contract.