Rumors: Predators, Senators, Sharks, Maple Leafs, Rangers and Avs

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  •  Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Cooper thinks it would be a low risk move for the Predators to attempt to sign Ryan Johansen to an offer sheet. The success rate is low for them though. It would cost them some big money, but would be a good long-term solution down the middle.
  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators GM Bryan Murray said earlier this week that a Bobby Ryan contract extension won’t come easy. Newly re-signed Clarke MacArthur will try to convince to stay.

    “He’s a natural, he’s a player we want on the team,” MacArthur said Wednesday, “If I can nudge him to stay, I’m going to try to.”

  • Ken WarrenClarke MacArthur’s contract extension includes a modified no-trade clause where he submits a list of 10 teams that he can’t be traded too.
  • Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman on the Fan 590: “A year and a half ago at the deadline the Sharks made some big moves in trading Clowe & Murray & I heard the Leafs called and asked about Thornton” … “The Leafs said, if Thornton’s available we’d like to talk about this with you and him.” … “It didn’t go anywhere because the Sharks were interested in shaking things up but didn’t want to move Thornton” … “Even though Nonis is still there & was involved, I don’t know where things are now. I know they had interest a year & a half ago”
  • Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman:  “Here are my thoughts on Phaneuf. He’s a lightning rod here, but he likes to play here” … “In Canada now, if you have guys who like and can handle your market you have to keep them.” … “I look at Gardiner & Rielly. The best thing that can happen to those guys is Dion carrying the load until they’re ready.” … “If Dion’s not there playing all your tough minutes, who’s doing it?” … “Until you give me a satisfactory answer to that question I wouldn’t trade him.”
  • Dan Rosen: Looking at potential Rangers lines after the signing of Kevin Hayes: Kreider-Stepan-Nash, Hagelin-Brass-St. Louis, Zuccarello-Miller-Hayes, Lombardi-Moore-Stempniak.
  • L.A. Lariviere: Joe Sakic had asked Alex Tanguay to help convince Jarome Iginla to sign with the Avalanche:  “Wasn’t too difficult.”


  1. hotwings

    August 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    new site has a more boxey/disorganized/unaligned feel to it.. prefer older, more concise, more basic, less cluttered site

    • mhgghgj

      August 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm


  2. trevor

    August 22, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Love the new site. Looks a lot more professional with the same great unmatched content.

  3. OldSchoolHockey

    August 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    If that’s going to be the rangers real lineup then AV needs to pack his bags and get the fuck out. We will be the softest team in the league by far. What was the point of getting Glass if he’s going to be the odd man out. Still even with Glass we are soft (glass is just a middle weight.) McIlrath is rotting away in the AHL getting no shot under the all skill no balls Vigneault. It will be a long season of injuries and possibly only Hagelin being the one to step up again, and we all remember how that went…

    • Chris Cee

      August 23, 2014 at 8:50 am

      No way Brass and Zucc aren’t playing together ….

    • BigB22

      August 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      WOW! Usually have to venture to Yahoo or HFBoards to find such a moronic comment!

  4. hotwings

    August 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    it just seems a bit messy to me and a bit heavy on the eyes

  5. Captain Pickles

    August 23, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Site I’m sure will get tweaked as it gets comfortable, but I gotta say I love where this site is headed!