Morning Hits: Avs lines, Kostitsyn, Sabres, Coyotes and Seguin

  • Adrian Dater: Patrick Roy told Dater what their top three line for next season could be: Ryan O’Reilly-Matt Duchene-P.A. Parenteau, Gabe Landeskog-Paul Stastny-Alex Tanguay, Jamie McGinn-Nathan MacKinnon-Steve Downie.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile said there is nothing finalized yet with Sergei Kostitsyn and Omsk.
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Darcy Regier said again that they won’t be using a compliance buyout this year.
  • Tery Koshan: 211 players taken yesterday. 96 Canadians, 57 Americans, 23 Swedes, 11 Finns, 8 Russians.
  • Pierre LeBrun: People with knowledge of the Glendale situation predict a wild finish with the vote on Tuesday. It could go either way. If they are to re-locate, LeBrun thinks Seattle is the most likely destination. Andy Strickland: Strickland has been told that even if the Coyotes deal is voted down, the team may not be going anywhere next season.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Tyler Seguin:

    “He’s got to commit his mind and focus to the one task at hand,” Chiarelli said. “He’s got to become more of a professional. You know what? I can say that about a lot of 21-year-olds.

    “I know he got criticized for playing on the periphery and all that stuff. He did. He’s got to commit to being a professional and focusing on the game. Simple as that. He does that, we don’t expect him to be crashing and banging. Just play your game.”


  1. Jeff

    July 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Avs have work to do yet..

  2. Peter

    July 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Tanguay is a left wing and shoots left.
    They may need to flip McGinn for a RW.