NHL Rumors IX: Stastny, Panthers, Perron, Ducks, Thornton, Kulikov and Schroeder

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Talks between the Avalanche and Paul Stastny are expected to begin at the NHL Awards next week in Las Vegas.The Panthers continue to listen to offers on the first overall pick.

    “We’ve had one, maybe two, concrete offers,” Panthers GM Dale Tallon told ESPN.com. “About 8-10 teams have showed interest but at this point nothing I would do. We’ll see what happens next week.”

    The Panthers hope to have coach in place by Monday.

  • Jim Matheson: If the Oilers were looking to trade David Perron, it would be because it’s a workable contract at $3.8 million for teams that have extra defenseman. Buffalo would be an example.
  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks GM Bob Murray: “I’m not afraid to use them [assets and draft picks], but I won’t put ourselves behind the eight ball.”
  • Chris Nichols: Elliotte Friedman said the Ducks are willing to pay more for Ryan Kesler now than they were at the trade deadline.
  • Chris Nichols: Elliotte Friedman said that the Sharks are trying to get Joe Thornton to go and that he thinks Thornton is resisting. He’s wounded and only wants to go to a contender.
  • Andy Strickland: The Panthers and Dmitry Kulikov haven’t been on the same page for awhile now and they could look to move him.
  • News 1130 Sports: The Canucks will try to trade former first round pick Jordan Schroeder by the draft.


  1. AJ

    June 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Ducks GM BOB Murray.

    Regular typo lately.

  2. hankbemis

    June 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    kulikov seems like someone the wings would go after, even though he’s another lefty. price? likelihood? i’ll start the conversation. tatar and almquist.

  3. Kyle

    June 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I would hope the wings wouldn’t even think about that deal. Tatar had a great first season (even though he did disappear in the playoffs) and Almquist has a decent upside. Kulikov could turn out to be a good defender, but I wouldn’t do this deal for an unproven player.

  4. Hankbemis

    June 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Word is almquist is out of options and is on the block like kindl. Hard to say what to expect from Tatar.

  5. Indi

    June 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Nygren & Habs first for Panthers 1st overall

  6. GaryMagic

    June 21, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Please no Kulikov to Det. Especially not if Tatar is to be given up. He may have burnt out towards the end of the season, but he is still a rookie and that can happen during an 82 game grind.

    The Wings need help on the blue line but Kulikov is not our answer. They need someone who is solid defensively and can hold their own zone fine so that to help out Howard to get him looking back to form, as well as to be there when Mrazek gets the spotlight.

  7. TheHeez

    June 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Interesting that a reporter is saying the Ducks are willing to pay more for Kesler than at the deadline, especially when the GM has said the exact opposite. One less playoff run of Kesler should equal less picks/prospects.

    I don’t know why they would trade, they have so much cap space and could sign Stastny in a heart beat. Get it done Bob!