Quick Free Agent Hits: Clarkson, Bozak, Weiss, Briere, Giroux, Alfredsson, Henricks and Raymond

  • @Hope_Smoke: Darren Dreger on David Clarkson’s next deal: “Clarkson will get 7 years if that’s what he’s after. I’ll thrown out a number of around $6.5 per season”
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Tyler Bozak: “We have things we can do to make [cap] room and Bozie was an important part of our team.”
  • George Richards: Panthers GM Dale Talon said they probably won’t be active when free agency starts on Friday. He’s not going to overpay for players. Will make deals in August. Talon is also hanging onto the hope that they can re-sign Stephen Weiss.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canadiens have shown interest in Daniel Briere.
  • The Fourth Period: The Flyers and Claude Giroux are having an ongoing dialogue about a contract extension. Giroux is believed to be looking for an eight year deal worth well north of $7 million a season.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Daniel Alfredsson still doesn’t have a deal with the Senators and is able to talk to other teams.  The Bruins could be one of teams making a call to Alfredsson’s agent. The Canadiens, Devils, Islanders and Predators are said to have interest in Daniel Briere.
  • John Vogl: The Sabres will allow defenseman Alexadner Sulzer to become a UFA.
  • Stephen Whyno: Forward Matt Hendricks will go to free agency even if the Capitals call back. Both sides haven’t talked in a long time.
  • Mark Spector: The agent of Canucks UFA Mason Raymond: “Right now we’re proceeding as if he’ll be going to free agency.”
  • Igor Eronko: Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko signed with Donbass of the KHL.
  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets signed Blake Comeau to a one-year deal.


  1. Jeff

    07/03/2013 at 9:37 am

    That is way too much for Clarkson.

  2. Peter

    07/03/2013 at 11:19 am

    I agree completely.

    It’ll make Ryan Malone’s last contract seem almost reasonable, when it was anything but (7rs, $31.5 million, $4.5 million per, coming off a career-high
    27 goal/51-pt season in 2007-08).

    Clarkson’s best season was 30 goals/46 pts in the 2011-12 season. Last year he bagged 15 g/
    24 pts in 48 games (projects to 26 goals/41 pts over a regular 82-game season).

  3. jack

    07/03/2013 at 12:39 pm

    i cant believe some of the numbers im hearing for guys like clarkson and bozak. im not convinced either is a top six on a contender, especially not bozak