NHL Rumors XIII: Toews and Kane, Niskanen, Mitchell, Canucks, Gionta, Oilers and Jets
- Updated: June 26, 2014
- Bob McKenzie: It is believed that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each initially asked the Blackhawks for a contract extension worth around $12 million per year. Toews and Kane will get less than that, but could still end up around $10 million a year.
- Cap Geek: If the Blackhawks were able to sign Toews and Kane at $10 million cap hits, the Blackhawks 2015-16 salary cap payroll would be about $62 million for 12 players.
- Neil Sheehy: Matt Niskanen talked to the Penguins and he’ll be testing the open market in July 1st.
- Craig Custance: The Kings won’t be re-signing Willie Mitchell as: “Unfortunately, no room.”
- Vancouver Canucks: Canucks GM Jim Benning: “We’re inquiring about what it takes to move up, but we’re happy at six if we stay there”
- Jason Brough: Benning on the chance that Jacob Markstrom could be picked up off waivers if they send him down to the AHL: “We don’t have to try and figure that out right now.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Brian Gionta’s agent expected to talk to a few teams today and he’ll talk to Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin afterwards.
- John Shannon: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is downplaying that they are free agent shopping. They are still wanting to get a defenseman and “a forward or two.”
- Ken Wiebe: Source saying the Jets are no closer to re-signing goaltender Al Montoya. He is getting lots of interest from other teams.
- Tim Campbell: The Jets won’t use their compliance buyouts, “Not doable for small-market team.”
- John Shannon: The Penguins have received permission to talk with Travis Green about joining their coaching staff.
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