NHL Rumors XII: Campbell, Boyle, Kesler, Maple Leafs and Bruins

  • Andy Strickland: Panthers Brian Campbell apparently wants out of Florida. He has two years left at just over $7 million.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Islanders GM Garth Snow said that he’s shopping the rights to Dan Boyle. Darren Dreger: Boyle was intrigued by the Islanders offer and interest in him, but is still undecided. He’s holding firm on a two year contract.
  • Joe Smith: Dan Boyle may not be a top pairing guy anymore, but he would help out the Lightning’s power play. Boyle’s agent has said that Boyle would be interested in returning to Tampa. He still has a home there. The question would be if the role and money would be a fit for both sides.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Ducks and Penguins were after Ryan Kesler at the deadline. Would think that the Flyers could have some interest. Kesler would look good beside Patrick Kane in Chicago.
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: If the Maple Leafs were to not re-sign Dave Bolland and to fill their fourth line with inexpensive useful players, they could have $13 million in cap space. Could use that money to get a solid center, a top-four defenseman, two depth forwards and a backup goalie. If they bought out Tim Gleason, they could increase their cap space up to $16 million. Pending RFAs in James Reimer and Cody Franson could be traded.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins have told Shawn Thornton that they won’t be bringing him back. Some candidates to replace Thornton on their roster next season: Jordan Caron, Justin Florek, Craig Cunningham, Matthew Lindblad, Bobby Robins and Anthony Camara.

4 Comments

  1. MattG

    June 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    James Mirtle pointing out the obvious for the leafs. Will they listen? Probably not.

  2. Greg

    June 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    The Leafs already used their compliance buyouts on Komisarek and Grabovski.

  3. Chris

    June 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah but they can use an actual buyout on Gleason that counts against the cap.

    According to capgeek Gleason’s 4,000,000 cap hit would be reduced to 833 k in 2014-2015, 1.83 k in 2015-2016 and then 1.33 mil until 2017.

    So they’d have an extra 3.2 mil in cap space this year but would have over a million dollars against the cap for three seasons after this one.

    I don’t think Gleason is that bad to be honest with you. Yeah he’s slow but he’s tough and blocks shots. I think of a guy like Matt Greene who plays a very similar game to Gleason but is very effective under Sutter’s system.

    Gleason makes too much money but I’d rather bite the bullet and deal with the lack of cap space by letting young kids take some roster spots (D’Amigo, Holland, Granberg seem to be ready to make the next step) an then when Gleason’s deal is up after next season they have 4 mil in cap space.

    Gleason wasn’t the problem. It was the Leafs unwillingness or inability to play Carlyle’s system; either way the Leafs will be a shit hockey team until they do.

  4. Anonymous

    June 20, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Jordan Caron please go.