NHL Rumors XVI: 15 Free Agents, Lecavalier, Sens, Gorges, Phaneuf, Sharks and Leafs

  • Scott Burnside of ESPN: 15 interesting free agents and possible landing spots.

    1. Paul Stastny – Blues
    2. Dan Boyle – Red Wings
    3. Christian Ehrhoff – Lightning
    4. Thomas Vanek – Wild
    5. Ryan Miller – Canucks
    6. Matt Niskanen – Capitals
    7. Anton Stralman – Red Wings or Lightning
    8. Matt Moulson – Islanders
    9. Jussi Jokinen – Winnipeg
    10. Jarome Iginla – Canadiens
    11. Brad Richards – Predators
    12. Jonas Hiller – Winnipeg
    13. Mike Ribeiro – Predators or Blackhawks
    14. Ville Leino – Predators
    15. Steve Ott – Sabres

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: A deal with the Panthers for Vincent Lecavalier fell through at the draft.  They almost had a deal with the Predators as well. The Predators would have been fine with taking the full cap hit for half of Lecavalier’s contract, two of the four years.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Five free agents Garrioch thinks the Senators will look at: Matt Moulson, Martin Havlat, Benoit Pouliot, Jussi Jokinen and keeping Milan Michalek.
  • Darren Dreger: Brendan Shanahan continues to try to encourage Josh Gorges to accept a trade from the Canadiens to the Maple Leafs. He’s not having any luck yet, but there still is a chance.
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “Gorges has a great reputation as a leader. I think they would have dearly loved to have brought him in” … “Not only could Gorges give you quality mins but he can give you something in leadership dept They have some questions on this team”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “For the Leafs to have traded Phaneuf at the draft or up until tomorrow he would have to sign off” … “My understanding is that it’s easier to move him after [the new deal kicks in]…” … “Because he has a list of 12 and they are free to move him outside of his list of 12″
  • David Pollak: Don’t expects to see the Sharks actively go after any free agents tomorrow.
  • Larry Brooks: When Burke was the GM in Toronto he offered to take Wade Redden and a first round pick from the Rangers after Redden’s first year in New York.

7 Comments

  1. jeff

    June 30, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I’d be very surprised if it was the Blues that signed Statsny.

  2. GP Hockey Happens

    July 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

    David Pollak got out of the cafeteria long enough to actually rewrite the same article he writes every year. Pollak is a one of the 3 worst writers in all of the NHL.

  3. Alex

    July 1, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Lecavalier will likely get moved after people strikeout on stastny and spezza. Maybe throw Richards into that mix too.

  4. John

    July 1, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Watch that Burnside article, and see if he gets 1/4 right, then decide whether he’s worth reading.

  5. stees

    July 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Of course Burke did….shitty GM and takes the credit for Anahiems cup from Murray

  6. Jason

    July 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Moulson will not be going back to the Islanders.

  7. Aligatoral

    July 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Who will eventually end up as a new Winnipeg Jet? Who will be gone?