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Morning Rumors: Coaches on the hot seat, Elliott, Lundqvist, Canadiens, Sabres, Vanek, Boyle and the Oilers

  • Bruce Garrioch: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen, Wild’s Mike Yeo and Jets Claude Noel could be on the hot seat.

    “When you see one team make a coaching change there can most definitely be a domino effect. No question about it, especially if the Flyers have success with Craig Berube. It can get a GM thinking,” a league executive said.

    Blues goalie Brian Elliott’s name has come up in trade talk. He has a salary of $1.8 million. Could be an option for the Oilers.

    Some wondering if Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles are due to his negotiating a contract extension.

    Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is sniffing around for a defenseman. Some think that Douglas Murray may be more injured than they are letting on.

    Will something give with regards to Sabres GM Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston if their struggles continue. Canadiens assistant GM Rick Dudley could be the top candidate.

    The Coyotes, Devils and Panthers could take a run at Sabres Tomas Vanek.

    Rangers GM Glen Sather is calling around looking for help on the blueline. He may circle back to Sharks Dan Boyle, who they discussed at last year’s trade deadline.

3 Comments

  1. jeff

    October 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    How are the rangers looking for a D? They have 5 really good ones already…

  2. hotwings

    October 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    The Oil need to seriously look at getting Lundquist or Miller from Buffalo. Their season is tanking fast and for them to even slip in for the final playoff spot, they need a bonafide #1 goalie — even a D upgrade isn’t going to help them too much… what is it, 5 games this year, giving up 4 plus goals each time…??

    If MacT doesn’t move quick, hello top 5 pick.

  3. Ian

    October 14, 2013 at 2:22 am

    I’m surprised that the Ducks Jonas Hiller name hasn’t come up. Anaheim has two top goalie prospects in John Gibson and Frederick Anderson and current back-up Viktor Fasth signed through 2015. Hiller’s a UFA at the end of this season.