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Posts Tagged Ben Scrivens
Garrioch’s roundup … Hejduk could retire … No calls for Komisarek … Flyers fans shouldn’t expect Weber
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Four GMs that could be on the hotseat: Greg Sherman (COL), George McPhee (WAS), Jay Feaster (CAL) and Dale Tallon (FLA).Marian Gaborikturned down a $79 million from the Wild in 2009, thinking that he could get $100 million. He ended up signing a 5 year, $35 million deal the with Rangers. The Blue Jackets were the only team interested in his $7.5 million contract for next season.
Sources say the Blue Jackets offered one of their three first round picks to the Stars for Jaromir Jagr. The Red Wings were also interested in Jagr at the deadline.
A decision on the Phoenix Coyotes is imminent. ”In Canada, the fans have been very forgiving,” said a league executive. “There are 20 owners in the United States who are sick of writing cheques for $1 million to prop this thing up.” Garrioch thinks that moving them to Quebec City and keeping the Blue Jackets in the West makes the most sense until they have expansion.
The Sharks thought about trading defenseman Dan Boyle but they went on a 5 game winning streak. The Flyers, Rangers and Red Wings were interested. They could look to move him in the summer.
Ryane Clowe gave up on his sign-and-trade thoughts when he found out that nobody would give him an 8 year deal in the $5.5 to $6 million range.
The Devils and Sabres had interest in Jets Alex Burmistrov.
It wouldn’t surprise some people if the Wild bought out Dany Heatley and his $7.5 million salary in the summer.
Expect the Flyers to be looking for a new coach at the end of their season.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk remains out with a shoulder injury and he could retire after the season. “Hejduk, 37, has hinted this season will be it for him. He could change his mind, and here’s hoping he might. But I doubt it. Age is the great equalizer, and Hejduk has suffered his share of injuries in recent years. Along with the shoulder, he has had serious knee injuries and a troublesome back.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis called both James Reimer and Ben Scrivens five minutes after the trade deadline to let them know that neither was offered in a trade. The Canucks did ask for Scrivens in their offer, but the Leafs wouldn’t do unless they included a “significant portion” of Roberto Luongo’s salary. The Flames had agreed to take a 2nd round pick from the Maple Leafs for Miikka Kiprusoff. The Leafs didn’t get one call on Mike Komisarek.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Isaac notes that Flyers fans shouldn’t expect to see Shea Weber in a Flyers uniform anytime soon. After all of Weber’s signing bonuses, the Predators will pay him $27 million before next season and $41 million before the 2014-15 season starts, 37% of his contract. Weber also has a no-trade clause.
“That’s a financial unlikelihood for Nashville looking to move him, especially to Philadelphia,” said Stu Grimson, a former NHL tough guy who now is a radio commentator for the Preds.
The Flyers will have to look elsewhere. Coyotes Keith Yandle? Could they outbid the Islanders for Mark Streit if he doesn’t sign before free agency starts? Do they look at Senators Sergei Gonchar or Ron Hainsey?
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Hockey Central: The Leafs were negotiating late for Roberto Luongo. In the end they decided it didn’t make sense.
- Darren Dreger: There were multiple options in the Luongo to Leafs trade talk. The Canucks were looking for Ben Scrivens and multiple picks between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm yesterday. “Canucks called at 2pm…made a trade offer, Tor declined. Van called at 2:30 with 2nd offer, Tor declined…3rd offer at 2:45pm…decline.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canucks lowered their demands in the last hour, but it wasn’t enough for the Leafs. The Canucks were looking to get Ben Scrivens and two 2nd round picks in their final offer for Luongo. There may not have been a team that “was even remotely interested in Luongo.” If the Canucks would have retained some of the salary, the Maple Leafs may have been more likely to make a deal for him. There will now be more competition on the goalie market this summer with Ryan Miller, Jonathan Bernier and maybe Mike Smith. Nonis and Gillis don’t get along.
- TSN Radio: Dreger said that Luongo’s term doesn’t make sense to Leafs management or it’s board. Dreger added that the Leafs didn’t counter offer.
- Ben Kuzma: Canucks GM Mike Gillis on Roberto Luongo: ”We’ve been close a number of times. We were listening a lot and confident in getting something done.”
- James Mirtle: GM Nonis said that if the Leafs brought in Miikka Kiprusoff, it was only to help James Reimer develop as a goalie.
- Randy Sportak: Kiprusoff on why he didn’t want to accept trade to Maple Leafs: “I don’t think it’s the right thing to do for the Leafs if my heart is not 100% there.”
- Mike Zeisberger: Nonis on pending UFA Tyler Bozak: ”If both sides want to be here, it’s my experience that things will work out.”
- Mark Masters: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis said they inquired about Ryan O’Byrne about 7-10 days ago, but thought the price tag was too high then. Will likely be paired with John-Michael Liles or Michael Kostka.
- Mark Masters: Nonis added that they were close to trading for a depth center but ’not really until late in the day.’
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Bruce Garrioch: A lot of teams will see where they stand after last night to determine what they’ll be doing at the deadline.
- Bob McKenzie of TSN: “Under the right circumstances” the Maple Leafs could add a veteran goalie. Nonis may be leaning more towards Miikka Kiprusoff than Roberto Luongo. The Leafs are trying to find out if Kiprusoff would consider leaving Calgary. The Canucks asking price hasn’t dropped that much. Not including Nazem Kadri, but still looking for a center, Tyler Bozak, a prospect and a pick.
- Damien Cox: Cox guesses there is a 60% chance that the Maple Leafs will stick with James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, 15% Miikka Kiprusoff, 15% Robert Luongo and 10% something else.
- Jimmy Murphy: Murphy’s sleeper deal: Mike Smith to the Leafs. Smith is on the IR, but if he’s OK, he may not cost much more than either Luongo or Kiprusoff.
- The Fourth Period: The Leafs and Canucks had talks this week, but it may take another team to get a trade done according to a source. Nikolai Kulemin, John-Michael Liles, Korbinian Holzer, Tyler Biggs, Stuart Percy and Jesse Blacker have been attached to a possible trade. The Leafs are open to moving Bozak, but would need to find a replacement for him right away. Derek Roy has been tied to the Leafs. Mike Ribeiro may become available, but the price would be higher. The Flames are taking calls on Alex Tanguay. The Oilers aren’t shopping Shawn Horcoff, but they are taking calls. Liles would have to be apart of the deal due to salaries, $5.5 million to $3.875 million. The Leafs have asked about Sam Gagner, but it would take a package that includes Morgan Reilly.
- The Fourth Period: The Kings have inquired about Flames Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich. The Kings want add a stay-at-home defenseman. The cost to get Sarich shouldn’t be that high. The Kings are also looking at Sabres Robyn Regehr. Winger Drew Stafford has also been part of talks.
NHL Rumors II: Nonis talks deadline, Maple Leafs, Luongo, Kiprusoff, Khabibulin, Smith, Reimer and Scrivens
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis,
“Last year I had a list of teams I kept in touch with. I did about half. Brian (Burke) did about half. That’s how we operated.
“Now, I pretty much talk to everybody. That’s the plan this year. We bring our hockey staff together. We want to hear everybody’s views on things. Then we get ready for what comes.
“You go into a trade deadline with certain expectations. But you never really know what the next phone call you’re going to get is. I don’t believe in untouchables. There’s always a price for any player. The question is: Is anyone willing to pay it?
“Right now, I can tell you I don’t have anything even interesting on the go. Nothing at all. But I believe there will be something for us to think about by Wednesday.
“Right now, we’re not close on anything.”
Nonis might be interested in 1. A veteran goalie – maybe not Luongo, someone closer a Nikolai Khabibulin. 2. A depth center – can play on various lines. 3. A top-4 defesneman – someone who could take some pressure off of Dion Phaneuf.
Nonis might be able to land a veteran goalie and a depth center without giving up too much. Many teams are looking for a top-four defenseman, there aren’t many available, and if they are, the price is high, see: Dan Boyle.
There are no untouchables on the Leafs roster.
“You always listen no matter who they ask about,” he said. “There’s a price tag for everybody. You just don’t get it very often.”
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Talks between the Maple Leafs and Canucks have quietly resumed this week after weeks of silence. GM Mike Gillis’ asking price may have come down and may no longer be demanding Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. Tyler Bozak would still be a fit. There are now other goalie options for Nonis. James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have played well for the most part. They could take a run at Miikka Kiprusoff. It likely won’t take a first rounder to get him. Coyotes Mike Smith has a concussion and it’s not clear if the Coyotes are interested in moving him. Kiprusoff may be the Leafs top choice. Remaining with Reimer and Scrivens would allow the Leafs to not create a hole up the middle by trading Bozak to the Canucks.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E.Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Ruutu-Nash-Dwyer, Westgarth-Brent-Hall.
- Elliott Pap: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler is in for Cam Barker.
- Dave Isaac: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- James Mirtle: Looking like Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- James Mirtle: Looks like Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Lou Korac: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
- Farhan Lalji: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in next for the Blue Jackets.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Fehr-Johansson-Brouwer; Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward; Volpatti-Beagle-Crabb; Wolski-Perreault-Laich.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Bennett-Jeffrey-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Defensive pairings: Orpik-Martin Despres-Letang Niskanen-Engelland Eaton-Bortuzzo.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche lines: Landeskog-Stastny-Hejduk McGinn-Duchene-Parenteau Mitchell-OReilly-Jones McLeod-Kobasew-Bordeleau
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres power-play lines: Hodgson-Vanek-Ennis, with Pominville-Ehrhoff, and Ott-Stafford-Leino, with Myers-Leopold.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs John-Michael Liles will be back in the lineup tonight.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul won’t play tonight.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn won’t be in the lineup. Philip Larsen is in, Jamie Oleksiak is out.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Dan Ellis will likely start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask is the likely starter for the Bruins.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Anders Lindback the likely starter for the Lightning.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
- St. Louis Blues via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
- Pat Leonard via twitter: Rangers lines: “Hag-Step-Call, Pyatt-Rich-Gab, Miller-Boyle-Powe, Kreid-Halp-Nash (Nash in blue tho; could just be skating in Ash place”
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames lines: Tanguay-Stajan-Iginla, Glencross-Cammalleri-Stempniak, Hudler-Comeau-Baertschi, Aliu-Begin-Jackman
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- John Hoven via twitter: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Kings against the Red Wings.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Pens, Caps, Sens, Habs, Rangers Leafs, Lightning, Wings, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Oilers, and Wild
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Cooke-Malkin-Neal Bennett-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Jeffrey-Adams.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Lines: Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ovechkin, Fehr-Perreault-Ward, Hendricks-Beagle-Crabb. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Kundratek, Erskine-Carlson, Schultz-Poti.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Silfverberg-Turris-Alfredsson; Greening-Da Costa-Condra; Alphabet-Smith-Neil and Daugavins-Regin-Zibanejad.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole; Galchenyuk – Eller – Prust; Moen – White – Armstrong. Defensive pairing: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Diaz; Bouillon – Subban
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: It will be Craig Anderson and the Senators against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Sabres.
- Defensive pairing: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Anders Lindback will start in net for the Lightning.
- George Sipple via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Oilers.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Sabres, Stars, Penguins, Sharks, Senators, Islanders, Maple Leafs and Oilers
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres lines: Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville, Foligno-Ennis-Kaleta, Ott-Hecht-Gerbe, Scott-McCormick-Stafford. Defensive pairings: Regehr-Myers, Ehrhoff-Sulzer, Brennan-Weber and Leopold-Sekera. Grigorenko is skating as the extra forward. Power-play lines: Vanek-Ennis-Foligno, with Pominville-Brennan; and Gerbe-Hodgson-Ott, with Myers-Ehrhoff.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr. Smith-Eriksson-Fraser. Rousell-Eakin-morrow/Jagr. Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Cooke-Malkin-Neal Bennett-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks 2nd line: Havlat with Clowe and Couture. 3rd line: Wingles, Handzus and Kennedy.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators against the Islanders.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Rick DiPietro will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight against the Lightning.
- Vancouver Canucks via twitter: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Nikolai Khabibulin will start in net for the Oilers.
At least 6 teams inquired about O’Reilly … Flyers asked for Couturier … Leafs still interested in veteran goalie … Wings looking for help
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Renaud Lavoie wrote that the Flyers, Rangers and Maple Leafs are among the teams interested in Avs center Ryan O’Reilly. They asked the Flyers for Sean Couturier.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators have looked at acquiring Ryan O’Reilly. Sources say that Bryan Murray has talked with Avs GM Greg Sherman, but the asking price may be too high. The Avs may be looking for a roster player, a prospect and a draft pick. Sherman has had talks with the Maple Leafs, Bruins, Rangers and Penguins. He’d like to trade him to an Eastern Conference team.
- Chris Peters of CBS Sports: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis an TSN Radio 1050 radio when asked if they are still looking to acquire an experienced goalie:
“Yes, if we could. Both of our goalies are aware of it, not that we don’t think that we don’t have NHL caliber goaltenders, or goalies with the ability to become very good starting goaltenders.
“If we could add someone to help them along, a veteran that would help them grow, we would do it. At this point, there hasn’t been a veteran available, at least not at a price that makes any sense for us.
“To the credit of both our goaltenders, they’ve stepped up and played very, very well. It hasn’t changed. We’d like to give them some help along the way. If that’s not available at a reasonable price, we’re content to go with the two that we have.”
- The Fourth Period: Red Wings GM Ken Holland has been looking for some secondary scoring help and a shutdown defenseman for the past couple weeks. Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle could be available, but the asking price seems to be too high.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Red Wings have recalled Jonas Gustavsson and sent Petr Mrazek to the AHL.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: The Canucks place Andrew Ebbett on waivers today.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Loktionov-Butler.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Greening-Costa-Daniel Alfredsson, Grant-Turris-Silfverberg, Dziurzynski-Smith-Neil, DaugavinsO’Brien-Condra.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning lines: Conacher-Stamkos-Purcell; Pouliot-Lecavalier-St Louis; Killorn-Thompson-Pyatt; Panik-Hall-Crombeen.
- Jon Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Eller; Prust – Galchenyuk – Cole; Moen – White – Armstrong. Defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Diaz; Bouillon – Subban.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Gaborik-Richards-Callahan Pyatt-Boyle-Miller Asham-Halpern-Kreider/Mashinter.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers lines: Read-Giroux-Voracek; Briere-Schenn-Simmonds, Talbot-Couturier-Knuble, Zolnierczyk-Fedotenko-Rinaldo.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Jose Theodore is the likely starter for the Panthers. Kris Versteeg remains out with an upper-body injury.
- Pat Hickey via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Canadiens.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- James Gordon via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against the Senators.
- Randy Miller of the Courier Post: Projected starters: Ilya Bryzgalov and Evgeni Nabokov.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Butler/Darche. Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Zidlicky; Tallinder-Harrold. Goalies: Brodeur, Hedberg.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Gaborik-Richards-Callahan Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Miller-Boyle-Pyatt Asham-Halpern-Powe.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Komarov-Grabo-Kulemin, MacArthur-Kadri-McClement, Orr-Steckel-McLaren. Extra, Brown. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Holzer, Liles-Kostka,Fraser-Franson, extra: Komisarek.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders against the Rangers.
- Sean Hartnett via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will be in net for the Maple Leafs against Dan Ellis and the Hurricanes.