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Posts Tagged Brad Richards
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists some buyout candidates: 1. Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) – $23 million spread out over 14 years. 2. Roberto Luongo (VAN) – $27 million and on the Canucks payroll until 2031. 3. Brad Richards (NYR) – $27 million and on the payroll until 2027.The NHL had meetings to discuss making the nets bigger in an attempt to increase scoring. No one really believes that it will happen.
Terry Murray could replace Peter Laviolette if the Flyers decide to fire him.
There could be house-cleaning this summer in Colorado. President Pierre Lacroix, GM Greg Sherman and coach Joe Sacco could all be fired. Joe Sakic could take over, which could lead to a Patrick Roy return.
It doesn’t look like Jets UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey will be back. The Flyers will be among the teams interested.
The Flyers will make another run at defenseman Keith Yandle.
The Red Wings had calls on Valtteri Filppula at the deadline but decided to keep him. Teams that called were the Penguins, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Rangers.
Two GM’s on the hotseat could be Sabres Darcy Regier and Stars Joe Nieuwendyk. Canadiens assist GM Rick Dudley could be fit in Buffalo. Brian Burke’s name has been mentioned as a possible Stars replacement. Burke has also been linked to the Rangers if Glen Sather steps aside.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Zeisberger lists his top 10 UFAs, but not in order: 1. Jarome Iginla 2. Nathan Horton 3. Stephen Weiss 4. Ryane Clowe 5. Patrik Elias 6. Niklas Backstrom 7. Sergei Gonchar 8. Derek Roy 9. Mike Ribeiro 10. Tyler Bozak
- Eliotte Friedman: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation was arguing that Carl Soderberg was under contract until May 15th. The NHL ruled that, that wasn’t the case as his Swedish team gave him his release. Dominic Tiano: Soderberg is leaving Sweden on Monday. James Murphy of ESPN Boston: He’ll join the team on Wednesday.
“We are fortunate to get a player like Carl at this stage of the season,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a release. “I would like to thank the President of the Linkoping hockey club, Mike Helber and their GM, Johan Hemlin, in playing a significant part in allowing Carl to play for the Boston Bruins. Carl is a big, strong, two-way center who can also play wing. We look forward to him joining our team this week.”
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Brennan thinks that if the Senators could fit UFA wings David Clarkson into their budget this summer, they should do it. There would be lots of competition for him.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will be out for two to three weeks.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Brad Richards said there is no timetable for his return. He said there is no concussion, just soreness and is not a long-term injury.
- Florida Panthers via twitter: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said that Ed Jovanovski is still one to two weeks away from returning to the lineup.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon had an MRI done on his lower-body injury and all is good. He will skate on Friday and then re-evaluate.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Darren Helm is at least a couple weeks away from returning to the lineup. He left the ice this morning as soon as they started doing drills. Valtteri Filppula stayed out.
The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres Patrick Kaleta for five games for boarding New York Rangers center Brad Richards.
Five games was the maximum Kaleta could receive with the phone hearing.
Richards returned to the game. Kaleta is a repeat offender, he has been suspended twice during his career.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will have a phone hearing at 3:00 PM for his cross-check on Rangers Brad Richards. It will be 5 games or less.
- How many games do you think Kaleta will get? How many games do you think Kaleta should get?
Five Bruins targets … Weiss and Theodore available? Richards Buyout? Outdoor Games … Scouting Avs-Ducks
- James Murphy of ESPN Boston: The Bruins may be looking to add some scoring depth, a top-6 forward. Murphy lists 5 trade targets: Jarome Iginla – if GM Jay Feaster comes down on a price to say a 1st round pick and prospects. Michael Ryder – could cost a prospect or pick. Stephen Weiss – could move him to the wing and would be depth at center if an injury occurs. Ryane Clowe – Sharks GM Dough Wilson has said no one is untouchable and it may not cost the Bruins a roster player. Ruslan Fedotenko – would be valuable for the playoffs. Peter Chiarelli has scouted the Flyers 3 times in the last 10 days.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: The Red Wings and Senators are looking for a center and Panthers center Stephen Weiss is in need of a change in scenery. Jacob Markstrom is ready to get his shot as the Panthers main guy. Scott Clemmensen is under contract through next season. Jose Theodore’s deal expires at the end of this season. TSN pointed out that the Bruins aren’t deep in net.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: With Brad Richards‘ early struggles and the salary cap going down from $70.2 million to $64.3 million next season, Brooks floats the idea of the amnesty buyout option of Richards for the Rangers. The Rangers currently have about $10 million in cap space for next season with 5 roster spots to fill. RFA’s include Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. Richards carries a $6.67 million cap hit for the next 6 years.
- The Fourth Period: Multiple sources are saying that the NHL is considering multiple outdoor games next year, with the first being the Winter Classic between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The NHL may be looking at getting a game at Yankee Stadium. A game at Dodger Stadium in LA has also been discussed. There has been talk of having a game in each of the Canada’s 7 markets, Minnesota, Denver and Washington. The Flyers, Sabres, Penguins, Bruins and Blackhawks have hosted a Winter Classic already and are options for future games. The Heritage Classic could be head in either Vancouver or Edmonton.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika thinks with Michael Ryder’s contract expiring at the end of the year, he’s a candidate to be moved.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: Eastern conference teams that scouted the Avalanche-Ducks game last night: Rangers, Sabres, Hurricanes, Flyers, Lightning, Canadiens, Bruins and Jets.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets recall Ryan Johansen.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHLPA confirms this mornings meeting should start around 10 AM. The NHLPA continued to strategize and prepare for their presentation last night.
- TSN: The NHLPA is expect to put forth a proposal this morning. The NHL had asked Don Fehr to make an offer that included how to split revenue and play contracting rights. The league has decided to cancel the first two weeks of December according to a source. Both sides still need to figure out how pay for the damage that has been done because of the lockout.
“If their proposal continues to be a guaranteed player amount, sitting here on Nov. 19, that’s not a proposal that would ever be acceptable to us,” said Daly. “If that happens to be where we are, we will be a long way apart.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Bill Daly:
“(Special counsel) Steve (Fehr) and I spoke late (Monday) night, and he confirmed the union would spend the day working on something to present to us, hopefully as early as (Wednesday),” said Daly Tuesday morning.
The NHLPA may be concerned about including too many givebacks to the NHL. They don’t believe this is the tipping point yet, and the players aren’t ready to cave in just yet. The players do want to get back playing, but they are not waving the white towel just yet. Player agents are putting some pressure on Fehr to get a deal done. Nick Kypreos said that ”there are about a dozen” players putting some pressure on the NHLPA to get a deal done, some are high profile players. Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards showed up on Monday to see first hand how the talks are going.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: League sources feel that Don Fehr may hold back for a couple more weeks. Some remain optimistic of a 50-54 game season.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Walsh spoke with about 15 players yesterday morning: “Players have always wanted a deal, they want to play. No “sense of urgency” any greater or less than before. With Philly article on owners lack of support to Bettman+Jacobs, NHL’s urging of players to make new proposal a “sense of urgency” exists over state of negotiations that cannot be assigned to one side any more or less than the other.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHLPA is working on the questions the NHL has: Where is the NHLPA on guaranteed share/make whole, and on player contracting issues such as backdiving contracts etc.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: “NHL Ave Salary since 04-05 lockout. 05-06 (-16.64%), 06-07 (9.20%), 07-08 (15.20%), 08-09 (-0.29%), 09-10 (6.69%), 10-11 (9.32%), 11-12 (9.33%) = 32.81% NHL Ave Salary Increase. NHL revenues up 50%+”
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Michael Del Zotto is talking to teams in the Swiss League.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Brad Richards in considering his options, though he’s not talking with any teams in Europe at the moment.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: As of now, Henrik Lundqvist doesn’t plan on going to Europe unless season is cancelled.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Can expect a mass exodus of players overseas within the next 7 to 10 days if constructive talks don’t take place next week.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Kris Versteeg is still getting treatment on his hip from the team and is able to use their facilities.
Some thoughts on Nash … 10 unresolved issues … Rangers could look at Thornton … Repik and Pickard could go to Europe
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Portzline offers 61 thoughts on Rick Nash. Portzline thinks that Nash will play with Derek Stepan over Brad Richards.
There were instances last season, before the trade stuff started, when other NHL players were directly advising Nash to leave. One player tells The Dispatch: “I skated over to him before a faceoff and just told him ‘you have to get out of here. Put your agent to work and get it done.’” Many were surprised last February to learn that Nash had asked to be traded. From what I can glean, players around the league were only shocked that it took him so long.
Some believe it was Nash’s father that was the first to give him some wisdom just before the trade proceedings took shape. Portzline thinks that Nash will hit the 40 goal, 80 point plateau at some point.
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen lists 10 unresolved issues that could change the “balance of power” : 1. Shane Doan’s recruitment: some teams will offer him 4 years. 2. Roberto Luongo hasn’t been traded yet: the Panthers are the best fit, but they won’t give up Nick Bjugstad. 3. Bobby Ryan still could be traded: the Ducks will only deal if they are wowed by an offer. The Flyers may like to match the Rangers acquisition of Nash. 4. Lubomir Visnovsky has filed a grievance: he doesn’t think the Ducks had a right to trade him because he had a partial no-trade clause. He had previously waived it in a 2009 trade from Edmonton. 5. Useful players still available: Doan, Jason Arnott, Carlo Colaiacovo, Pavel Kubina, Petr Sykora, Brett Clark, Andrei Kostitsyn, etc. 6. Coyotes ownership isn’t finalized: it’s difficult for Coyotes GM Don Maloney to improve his team. 7. The 2013 free agent class might feel pressure to sign now: there may be restrictions on contract length or a new way to calculate salary cap with the new CBA. 8. Predators still looking for defenseman: GM David Poile is still looking at trade options. Jay Bouwmeester’s name has come up, but he has a no-trade clause. 9. Red Wings pondering a defensive move: they want to give Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl an opportunity to play, and they won’t overpay just to add someone. But they have to look at trade options to add a veteran Dman. 10. Feels like Toronto will make another move: Burke could go after a goalie or more size and grit.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Tuukka Rask’s one year deal, “We tried to go longer in term, but . . . ’’ Dupont says not to be surprised if the Rangers look to Joe Thornton. Thornton and Rick Nash played well together during the lockout and with Team Canada at the Olympics.
- George Richards via twitter: Richards believes that Michal Repik will be playing in Europe this year.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: Former 1st round pick of the Predators, goalie Chet Pickard is talking with a SEL team.
Here is the 3rd installment of our expanded NHL Trade Deadline coverage. We’ll be posting team outlooks leading up to trade deadline over the next couple weeks from a variety of contributing writers.
In an era of armchair video game General Managers, it’s hard not to pick through every trade rumor with a fine-toothed comb to improve your team’s “overall” rating by lobbying for any player you believe would be an upgrade. This of course does not take chemistry into consideration, and with the New York Rangers building towards contention, it may be best to leave the roster alone. At the all-star break the team sits atop the Eastern Conference in points, and has the highest winning percentage in the NHL.
When the New York Rangers’ CEO James Dolan appeared at the podium before reporters after a win against the Nashville Predators a short time ago, he explained that he and General Manager Glen Sather’s plan was finally coming to fruition.
“In 2004, things weren’t going so well,” Dolan explained hitting the nail on the obvious head. “We decided to re-do the strategy… It’s all about the system that [Glen Sather] built. It’s about the farm system, and the scouting system and development. It’s about going with the kids, and sticking with that philosophy.”
Needless to say, when the man signing the paychecks starts buying into the team philosophy, it seems like an awful idea to betray what has gotten the team this far.
Nugent-Hopkins stays with Oilers … Gaborik-Richards broken up … Reimer ready for Sunday … Markov not skating … Starting goalies
- Mark Spector via twitter: Octagon agency announces that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will remain with the Oilers.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards were broken up at practice. Wolski-Christensen-Gaborik, Dubinsky-Richards-Callahan.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson expects James Reimer to be ready on Sunday. Phil Kessel is expected to play tomorrow night. David Alter via twitter: Wilson said that Kessel is a little banged up from last night.
- Brian Wilde via twitter: Jacques Martin said that defenseman Andrei Markov hasn’t skated in 3 weeks. Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Markov will skate for a few days before joining teammates.
- James Murphy via twitter: If the Bruins are looking for a forward, Murphy says to keep an eye on Johnny Boychuk as the odd man out.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Avalanche put Cedrick Desjardins on waivers. The Jets put Brett MacLean on waivers. Jets Aaron Gagnon clears waivers.
- Jesse Spector via twitter: The Ducks have sent Patrick Maroon and J.F. Jacques back to Syracuse of the AHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks. Ray Emery could get the start on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Oilers against the Avalanche.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Brian Elliott will make his 4th straight start for the Blues tonight.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche tonight.
- Kent Youngblood via twitter: Josh Harding will start in net for the Wild on Saturday. Zanon and Stoner are out.
- Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside debate the Kyle Turris – Phoenix Coyotes issue
Modano retires … Doughty rumors false … Leafs looking at Turris … Richards to play tomorrow … Lombardi and Lamoriello audio
- Mike Modano on facebook: Modano retires from the NHL. “After a long summer of thinking about my future, I’ve come to the decision that it’s time to retire as a player from the NHL. There’s way too many people to thank here at this time and too much to say, so I have a press conference scheduled for early Friday afternoon. Check back Friday late afternoon for more. What a great ride it’s been!”
- Helene Elliott via twitter: Rumors that Drew Doughty was in Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s office are false. Lombardi was in Phoenix on Tuesday with the split-squad team and wasn’t in the office on Wednesday.
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox says that the Maple Leafs may be interested in Coyotes RFA Kyle Turris, especially if Matthew Lombardi doesn’t continue to make progress. There have been some preliminary discussions on the possibility of adding Turris between the teams. Turris’ agent may be the driving force in any discussions that have taken place. Cox thinks it would probably cost Tyler Bozak to get Turris. Bozak carries a $1.5 million cap hit, Turris’ is asking for $3-4 million. According to Coyotes GM Don Maloney, “(His) position is just so illogical from our standpoint.”
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will be a UFA at seasons end. Kronwall would like to stay in Detroit. GM Ken Holland and Kronwall’s agent have had brief talks on an extension.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Sean Couturier’s entry level deal carries a $1.375 million cap hit, including a $450,000 bonus each year.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa will likely play in the final 3 preseason games but not before.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ben Eager suffered a concussion and some whiplash after colliding with teammate Kirill Tulupov on Sunday. The Oilers sent Tyler Bunz, David Musil, Jeremie Blain and Brandon Davidson back to junior.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Brad Richards, who’s been bothered by a bad groin, will probably skate today and play tomorrow.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets goalie Mark Dekanich could be out 4 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Portzline notes that it may be a mild injury, high ankle sprains can take months to heal.
- Craig Custance via twitter: UFA goalie Marty Turco says “I’ll be ready if something happens.” Turco is training with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie.
- Fan 590 Audio: Kings GM Dean Lombardi talks with Darren Millard and Doug MacLean about Drew Doughty.
- Fan 590 Audio: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello talks with Bob McCown and Damien Cox about pre-season hockey and possible rule changes.
Umberger signs 5 year extension … Richards has groin issue … Couturier signs entry level … Isles captain options … An NHL tribute video
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed RJ Umberger to a 5 year, $23 million contract extension. Umberger will get $5 million next year, with $4.5 million for the remaining 4 years. A $4.6 million cap hit. The first 2 years of the deal contain a no-trade clause, then a modified no-trade for the final 3 years. (Umberger stats at the bottom of the entry.)
- Katie Strang of ESPN: Rangers center Brad Richards may have a ‘minor’ groin injury, missing part of yesterday’s practice and is not skating today with his group.
- Philadlephia Flyers via twitter: The Flyers have signed 2011 8th overall pick, Sean Couturier, to an entry level contract.