NHL Rumors II: Iginla, Stastny, Robidas, Ehrhoff, Orpik, Gionta, Kulemin and Vanek

  • Richard Labbe: Contrary to reports, the Canadiens haven’t asked about Jarome Iginla. Chris Johnston: Iginla will be testing free agency for the second straight year.
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Avs and Paul Stastny couldn’t get a deal done last night, he hit the open market today.
  • Darren Dreger: Stephane Robidas’ agent said that at least eight teams inquired, cutting the list down last night. Robidas is looking for a two or three year deal. His leg is fine and is already skating.
  • Eric Stephens: Doesn’t look like the Ducks are in on Christian Ehrhoff. As of early evening yesterday the sides hadn’t spoken.
  • Jim Matheson: Matheson thinks the Ducks could take a run at Brooks Oprik or Willie Mitchell.
  • Richard Labbe: The Canadiens and Brian Gionta couldn’t come to a deal last night. Not expecting anything until this  morning.
  • Chris Johnston: Nikolai Kulemin’s agent said that Kulemin will “miss the Maple Leafs.”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “I think Vanek to Minnesota will get announced tomorrow. There are 10 teams interested. He’ll get $5/$6 maybe someone goes $7” … “Say what you want about Vanek in the playoffs but this is a guy who can score 35 goals for fun” …  “Teams won’t worry about April, because Vanek will get you to April and beyond” …  “Vanek is a pretty good goal scorer boys. Gaborik’s playoffs helped Vanek tomorrow.”


  1. Jeff

    July 1, 2014 at 7:53 am

    What in the world does Gaborik’s post season run have to do with Vanek’s next contract?

  2. Rob

    July 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Right this way Mr. Stasny. Take a tour of the arch, or our awesome zoo. Don’t forget to check out your new locker room here at the Scottrade center. Were so happy to have you!

  3. EastCoastHockeyFan

    July 1, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Jeff, Gaborik’s great post season run landed him the offer he accepted from the kings, witch took Vanek’s main competition off the market
    with Gaborik gone Vanek is more likely to have teams making real offers