NHL Rumors III: Capitals, Ducks, Kings, Leafs and Panthers

The Fourth Period: Capitals pending UFAs Mikhail Grabovski and Dustin Penner may not be back next year. Their new GM will ultimately decide, but it’s “unlikely” according to a source close to the organization.

Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: “If Anaheim doesn’t make it, I don’t necessarily thing there will be severe consequences.”

Hope Smoke: Hope Smoke: “Same for LA, though I could see them making significant changes down the road”

Hope Smoke: Former Maple Leafs assistant coach Scott Gordon: “You won’t get a clearer picture of Carlyle’s patience than how he was with Gardiner. We liked having Gardiner as part of our mix” … “It always surprises me when I saw that there was a conflict between Jake & Randy.”

Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Tallon is making contacts with coaches and he is overseas watching the Worlds. He’ll make a decision when he gets back”