NHL Rumors XIII: Bolland, Boyle, Leafs, Niskanen, Blues, Penguins and Grabovski

  • Iain MacIntyre: The Canucks were interested in Dave Bolland but weren’t going close to the 5 years and $27.5 million he got from the Panthers.
  • Hope Smoke: Dave Bolland “Florida was there with the money and Toronto wasn’t. I thank the fans and the city of Toronto”
  • Terry Koshan: Bolland got $5.5 million a season for five years, the Leafs were offering $4.9 million for five years.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Dan Boyle left a lot of money on the table to sign with the Rangers. (2 years, $9 million)
  • Howard Berger: The Leafs were in talks with Matt Moulson. That signing would have allowed them to trade Joffrey Lupul.
  • David Pagnotta: Red Wings looking for a trade to improve their blueline. Out on Matt Niskanen.
  • Nick Kypreos: Delay in Matt Niskanen’s signing is the steep price he’s looking for.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said the his roster is complete. If they were to get back into the market, “we’re going to have to make some changes.”
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Nikolai KuleminI guess there’s always a chance, but it would take someone getting very, very creative”
  • Bob Stauffer: Mikhail Grabovski is looking for five years and $5 million per season.