Post Draft Garrioch and LeBrun rumor round up

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Vincent Lecavalier met with nine teams in New York: Boston, Calgary, Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, St. Louis, Washington and Dallas. On all the interest:

    “Teams can’t resist the chance to get a big centre and especially a free agent. You don’t have to give up anybody to get him and he can still contribute,” said a league executive

    The Oilers called the Penguins to see if they were interested in trading Marc-Andre Fleury and the sense is that he isn’t going anywhere.

    The Penguins will likely let Pascal Dupuis go to free agency. They could also move James Neal, who would interest the Senators.

    If the Avalanche where to trade the No. 1 pick, they were looking for a top player, a prospect and a first round pick.

    The Sabres offered the Hurricanes their No. 8 pick and Andrej Sekera to move up to the No. 5 slot.

    In attempt to keep Nathan Horton, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli sniffed around to see what Tyler Seguin might bring back. Chiarelli was caught off guard when Horton said he would test the free agent market. 15 teams called the Bruins about Seguin. Trade talks died after Horton said he was moving on.

    The Blackhawks and Ray Emery will talk this week. The Flyers and Oilers could look at Emery if he gets to July 5th.

    One team asked the Senators for Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen in return for a player.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Oilers and Canucks discussed a Cory Schneider trade. The Flyers talked a bit but talks didn’t go far. The Flames got a call but wouldn’t trade the No. 6.

    The Hurricanes debated about taking Bo Horvat at No. 6 but decided on Elias Lindholm.

    GM Chiarelli continue to listen to teams on Seguin after Horton said he wouldn’t be returning. It’s likely that he won’t go anywhere, but LeBrun wouldn’t close the door on it.

    Decision not to buyout Brad Richards means the Rangers can’t really afford Ryane Clowe. Shopping his rights.

    Before talks getting back on track with Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets talked to Sabres about Ryan Miller and Canucks about Cory Schneider.


  1. Jeff

    07/01/2013 at 9:25 am

    Sens, whah…? Was that for #1?

  2. Dave

    07/01/2013 at 10:41 am

    Will you stop with this “Pens could move James Neal”…..It’s not going to happen!!!

    Maybe you wish it would happen because the only one who ever starts this rumor is you.

    Neal is a Penguin because #71 & #87 are penguins. That’s not changing so Neal is staying put. End or rumor/story or whatever else you want to characterize it as.

  3. Matt

    07/01/2013 at 11:28 am

    Unless the Sens were inquiring about Stamkos for those 2 players that is so ridiculous it unbelievable, and if it was for a pick Im absolutely shocked, people need to remember a pick is a prospect, Karlsson is the best Offensive Dman in the league and Cowen will be a good #3-4 on any team.

  4. Patrick

    07/01/2013 at 12:11 pm

    Well it’s not like the Sens offered it. It was just what the opposing GM wanted as an asking price. The Sens didn’t do it so obviously that counter offer looked as ridiculous to them as it does us.

  5. Will

    07/01/2013 at 12:18 pm

    I really hope that my Ducks put in an offer for Colorado’s top pick. I’d have been comfortable paying that price. Bobby Ryan, Smith-Pelly, 26th pick would have been comfortable for me for the return.

  6. hotwings

    07/01/2013 at 1:25 pm

    nashville seemed to be the biggest winner in the draft… devils also did well, getting a huge discount on a franchise goalie…. but vancouver did get 2 good players in the first round.. i think calgary screwed up their #22 pick.. dont know why they didnt pick fucale or shinkaruk..

    nice to see the leafs getting better…they prob have the best depth in the east… their current makeup spells 2nd round this year…

  7. John

    07/01/2013 at 4:08 pm

    Dave is a little angry eh?

  8. DK

    07/02/2013 at 8:27 am

    Dave, What in the world does Crosby or Malkin have to do with Neal being there or the Penguins and Shero trading him?? Absolutely nothing. It won’t matter whether he wants to be there with Malkin or Crosby if the price is right and they need to free up salary. The Penguins are gonna have to make sacrifices if they finally lock Letang up and get his contract finalized. So someone is gonna end up being traded, everything going around has Neal’s name in it. Whether they actually do it is another story, but if they don’t than they will need to add a good amount of entry level guys around there studs. So they need to figure it out and balance the team out somehow.

  9. Dave

    07/02/2013 at 8:44 am


    Ray Shero new there was a possibility of the cap going down once the new CBA was signed two seasons ago when he signed James Neal. That tells me that Neal was a core player that Shero would make adjustments around.

    Now I agree that someone may have to be traded. I believe that Shero will trade 32 yr old Paul Martin who counts 5 million dollars against the cap for the next two years before he’ll ever touch 26 yr old james Neal.

    And, the “entry level studs” you talked about make this the obvious choice because 4 of the top 5 prospects in the system are all d-men.

    You can talk all you want about how the Penguins could get more in return for Neal but Shero is aware you simply don’t find 26 yr old 40 goal scorers everyday and without a ton of highend forward prospects in the system. He isn’t goingt o trade James Neal.

    Those are simply the facts.