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Posts Tagged Cal O’Reilly
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: The Blues and T.J. Oshie are expected to be in Toronto today to exchange files before their Friday arbitration hearing. They are still talking in hope to avoid arbitration. Strickland thinks that David Backes $4.5 million cap hit is an internal cap. The Blues and Oshie may agree on a short term deal if a long term one can’t be worked out.
- QMI Agency in the Toronto Sun: Hockey Night in Canada’s Andi Petrillo said the Maple Leafs made an offer for Jonathan Bernier. Brian Burke has said he’s looking for a proven goalie. Earlier this month Burke said,
“We’re not looking at that avenue,” Burke told The Fan. “A couple goalies that moved are young, unproven guys. That’s an avenue were not interested in. We’ve kicked the tires, looked at all the prices, but that’s not an avenue we’re looking at.”
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle would be surprised if they Leafs were that interested in Bernier after all of Burke wanting a veteran goalie talk.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: 2 teams have shown interest in P.J. Axelsson according to his agent. The 37 year old has 1 year left on his Frolunda contract. Joe Haggerty via twitter: Confirms that 2 teams have expressed interest in Axelsson. Aaron Ward via twitter: Ward points out that Axelsson doesn’t have an “Out Clause” in his current deal that would facilitate a move.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avs Ryan O’Reilly is the only player that they don’t have under contract for next year. Dater wonders if Matt Duchene’s 2 year, $7 million deal hurt O’Reilly’s leverage. Both players came up at the same time, and Duchene put up more points in their 1st 2 years, but O’Reilly had a better season last year. It wouldn’t be a big deal if they didn’t have something worked out until next month.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: While Evander Kane and the Jets are talking, there is nothing imminent.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Sport-Express reporting that Cal O’Reilly signed a 2 year deal with KHL’s Metallurg.
Some intriguing UFA names left … Flyers notes … Maple Leafs top priorities … Subban – Canadiens talks ongoing
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: There are really only 3 places for Canucks to trade Roberto Luongo to: the Blackahwks, Panthers and Maple Leafs no matter how long it drags out. Simmons wonders if someone will sign the 38 year old Jason Blake. Some intriguing names still out there: Peter Mueller, Wojtek Wolski, Cal O’Reilly, Chris Campoli and Alex Semin.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers tried and failed to sign Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Matt Carle, and Jaromir Jagr. They did sign Ruslan Fedotenko and 3rd pairing Bruno Gervais. They might still add a veteran piece or two. They are interested in Shane Doan if he becomes available. Mike Knuble could be a possibility. Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan won’t be coming to the Flyers unless the Blue Jackets and Ducks lower their demands.
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke’s top 3 priorities: “(a) getting bigger (b) adding a veteran goaltender and (c) adding another top two centre.” Not easy holes to fill even with $12 million in cap space. This Leafs team needs more top end talent, and to keep the puck out of their net. Mirtle thinks their top 3 priorities should be: “1. A top four (and preferably top two) defenceman. 2. Another NHL calibre goaltender. 3. A top six forward (preferably a centre) who has the ability to play against other team’s top lines.”
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: A source close to Bobby Ryan doesn’t see the Capitals in the mix.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Contract negotiations between P.K. Subban and the Canadiens are on going.
Top 5 Bubble teams and who they could have available … Things easier for Nieuwendyk … Targeting Tuomo … Armstrong, Liles back
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance ranks trade deadline bubble teams who will have a crucial next 10 days. 1. Tampa Bay – Dominic Moore and Ryan Malone could come up in talks. 2. Montreal – Travis Moen, Hal Gill, Chris Campoli and Andrei Kostitsyn are trade possibilities 3. Dallas – Brenden Morrow and Sheldon Souray could come up. 4. Phoenix – Shane Doan, Daymond Langkow, Adrian Aucoin and Ray Whitney will be free agents 5. Anaheim – Bobby Ryan, Jason Blake and Teemu Selanne could find themselves on the move if the Ducks will be sellers.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Since Tom Gaglardi bought the Stars, GM Joe Nieuwendyk is finding things a little easier:
“What I’m finding now is I can get in on more conversations and at least test the waters more, and we’re doing that,” Nieuwendyk said. “We’re asking and we’re listening, and we’re trying to make sure of every opportunity that’s out there. Then, it’s up to us to make smart decisions.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Tuomo Ruutu and Vinny Prospal could be targeted by the Kings.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators are believed to be interested in Tuomo Ruutu, but the asking price is high.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Cal O’Reilly was claimed by the Penguins on re-entry waivers.
- George Richands via twitter: Panthers forward Scottie Upshall will have sports hernia surgery tomorrow. He’ll likely be out for 2 months. Jack Skille could be back by the weekend.
- Barry Davis via twitter: Colby Armstrong confirms he’ll play tonight. John-Michael Liles won’t say he’s 100% playing but he should be back. James Reimer will start in net.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Sourcing LeBrun for Maple Leafs assigning Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie to the Marlies.
Afternoon notes involving: Parise, Moore, Visnovsky, Blake, Suter, Ruutu, Morrow, O’Reilly, Theodore, lines and starting goalies
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils forward Zach Parise said there have been no contract negotiations, but he still wants to stay in New Jersey.
- Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Lightning Dominic Moore would be a nice addition to many playoff bound teams. If the Ducks can’t get back in the playoff race, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky could become available. Winger Jason Blake could also becomes available.
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Ryan Suter knows the Predators will pay market value, though the sides haven’t talked serious numbers. Suter hasn’t signed as he’s waiting for them to show him that they’ll compete for the Stanley Cup this year, and in the future. It seems unlikely that David Poile would trade Suter. Tuomo Ruutu would be a good fit with the Predators. Poile may be looking for a long-term addition as well.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Responding to James Murphy’s question on where will the Blues trade goalie Ben Bishop: The Lightning, Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Devils, Hurricanes and Anaheim … teams that need goaltending or who have piece the Blues would want.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu has had no negotiations with the team. Ruutu on trade rumors: “I’ve heard rumors I’m going to every team in the NHL. … I hear that stuff but there’s nothing I can do.”
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars forward Brenden Morrow has been activated from the IR.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Coyotes have put Cal O’Reilly on re-entry waivers.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers coach Dineen says that Jose Theodore is still his starter but is not happy with his last 2 games.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Hagelin-Stepan-Gaborik, Dubinsky-Richards-Callahan, Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust, Rupp-Anisimov-Mitchell.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: Flames lines: Tanguay-Backlund-Iginla; Comeau-Jokinen-Cammalleri; Bouma-Jones-Stempniak; Kostopoulos-Stajan-Jackman.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Jaromir Jagr will be in the lineup tonight. Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers tonight against the Jets.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against Martin Biron and the New York Rangers.
- Pens Inside Scoop: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
More on Flyers-Leafs … Roy could come up in discussions … Hemsky’s trade value … Iggy staying … Carter to IR … Lines and Starting goalies
- Darren Dreger of TSN (mailbag): It has been reported that the Flyers and Leafs have talked. That James van Riemsdyk is a big bodied forward that the Leafs are interested. JVR would be easier to get than a Ryan Getzlaf. There have been no offers made by either side, and Luke Schenn “most definitely hasn’t been offered.” If and when the likes of Ryan Suter or Shea Weber aren’t made available, the Flyers may go back to the Leafs. “Toronto, without question would include Schenn in a trade if JVR is the return.” Dreger thinks the Sabres could move Derek Roy, or at least will be in talks with other clubs about him. A Ryan Miller trade is not likely to happen ‘in-season’ if they are considering it at all. The Senators won’t alter their long-term plans, but if they are able to add a forward, probably a top 9, Murray might make a move. Oilers Ales Hemsky’s trade value will depend on how he plays from now until the trade deadline. The Oilers will want a young player for Hemsky and possibly a draft pick depending on the player.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: “Don’t be surprised if Burke meets with Schenn today. If deal doesn’t go down soon, I expect Burke will tell Luke its not happening.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster: “That’s correct. Iggy is going nowhere and we are going for it.”
- Capgeek via twitter: Once all Flames become healthy, it’s estimated they’ll need to clear $2.5 million in cap space.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins Sidney Crosby received clearance to begin skating earlier this week.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance names some top candidates who could be GMs soon: Julien BriseBois (TB), Paul Fenton (NASH), Ron Hextall (LA), Jeff Gordon (NYR) and Jim Nill (DET)
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Wild have put Colton Gillies on waivers. The Red Wings have put Chris Minard on waivers. Coyotes Cal O’Reilly clears waivers.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: The Blue Jackets have put Jeff Carter on the IR.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore will likely be back on Monday against the Bruins.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers confirm that Brandon Dubinsky will be a game-time decision.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Wolski-Stepan-Gaborik, Prust-Richards-Callahan, Hagelin-Boyle-Mitchell, Rupp-Anisimov-Fedotenko.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Johansson-Semin, Knuble-Laich-Brouwer, Hendricks-Halpern-Ward, Chimera-Eakin-Beagle.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Leafs defensive pairings: Aulie-Phaneuf, Gunnarsson-Schenn, Komisarek-Franson.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will face Ryan Miller tonight. Sabres center Derek Roy is back in the lineup. No lineup changes for the Leafs.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Dwayne Roloson will start in net for the Lightning tonight against the Capitals. Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net tonight for the Capitals.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens against the Senators.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Blues against the Wild.
- Mark Spector via twitter: It will be Nikolai Khabibulin against Jonas Hiller tonight.
- Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Curtis Sanford will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight.
No truth to Doan rumors … Possible Sens targets … Wild looking for scoring … Karlsson back … Dubinsky GTD … Starting goalies
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said there is “no truth whatsoever” to the Shane Doan trade rumors.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: 5 forwards who might be of interest to the Senators: Ales Hemsky, Tuomo Ruutu, Jordin Tootoo, Olli Jokinen, and Frans Nielsen.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on acquiring some offensive help:
“We have a lot of cap space. That’s fortunate,” he said. “If we can add some skill … and it’s not a crazy short-term deal where you’re giving up a lot of assets for a rental, then I think we’ll look at anything at this point.”
- Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter won’t play in the their next 2 games. His separated shoulder will be re-examined tomorrow.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Coyotes have put Cal O’Reilly on waivers. Steve MacIntyre (PIT) clears waivers.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators coach MacLean confirms that Erik Karlsson will be back in the lineup. Matt Carkner will be a healthy scratch.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes coach Muller wants forward Jeff Skinner to have a few more practices before he returns to the lineup, possibly on the weekend.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers coach Tortorella said yesterday that forward Brandon Dubinsky will be a game-time decision.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres lines: Vanek-Hecht-Pominville; Gerbe-Roy-Stafford; Adam-Boyes-Leino; Ellis-Gaustad-Kaleta/McCormick.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Leafs lines: Lupul-Connolly-Kessel, Crabb-Grabovski-Kulemin, MacArthur-Lombardi-Kadri, Boyce-Steckel-Crabb (Rosehill)
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Tim Thomas will start in net for the Bruins against the Canadiens.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Flyers.
- Brian Compton via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Expect Henrik Lundqvist to start in net for the Rangers tonight.
Jim Gintonio via twitter: The Phoenix Coyotes have traded for center Cal O’Reilly from the Nashville Predators for a 2012 4th round pick. GM Maloney said the door is still open for Turris.
O’Reilly will be a RFA after this season, and is carrying a $1.05 million cap hit.
Trouble could be brewing for Predators … Varlamov could head to KHL tomorrow … Cole to test market … Senators options
Nick Kypreos via twitter: Some are questioning Predators missing qualifying offers on RFA’s Cal O’Reilly, Nick Spaling, Matt Halischuk and Sergei Kostitsyn.
Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Semyon Varlamov could sign a KHL contract tomorrow, 99% that it would be with SKA.
Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Erik Cole’s agent confirmed that he’d like to test free agency.
“Erik wants to see what the options are on July 1st,” Bartlett said via email. “That is in no way a slam on the Hurricanes or his appreciation of the role they have played in his career. He has never really explored free agency in his career and feels that he is at the age when it makes sense to see all offers before deciding on what he wants to do.”
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators currently have 15 players under contract at $43 million, and have a couple needs that would help bring them over the salary floor. 1. A forward who can put the puck in the net. 2. They need a backup goalie as they decided to let Curtis McElhinney walk. Some players they may go after are: Tomas Fleischmann, Michael Handzus, Tim Connolly, Josh Harding, Mike Smith, Alex Auld and Jose Theodore.
Phillips re-signs with Sens … Richards likely staying … Likely no extension/trade for MacArthur … NHL Sources Say Video
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Ottawa Senators and Chris Phillips have agreed to a 3 year contract worth approximately $9 million.
- Damian Cox via twitter: Brad Richards is likely staying in Dallas. Clarke MacArthur is unlikely to re-sign with the Leafs by the deadline, but also unlikely to be traded.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Brad Richards skates on consecutive days, Kings and Rangers most interested.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: Blackhawks looking for a center, they have scouted O’Reilly and McClement of the Avalanche.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets are interested in John-Michael Liles, and sources say he’d waive his no trade clause for Blue Jackets. Elliotte Friedman via twitter, responding to Portzline saying Liles has a list of 12 teams that he’d waive his no trade clause for, and Friedman doesn’t think that Columbus is on that list. If there is a potential deal, they can always ask.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: James Reimer left in the 2nd period for precautionary reasons with neck stiffness and a slight headache, will be reevaluated tomorrow.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: A predators sources said “No” to Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville rumors.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Minor trade. McGrattan and Zimmerman to Anaheim for Bruins Chaput and Laliberte.
- NHL Sources Say: “The Hockeycentral Panel discusses Chris Phillips, Brad Richards, Dustin Penner, Ales Hemsky, Stephen Weiss and John-Michael Liles.”
Stamkos Hurt? Jackets need to make a move … Howard and Holmstrom injured … O’Reilly crashes heavily into boards … plus more rumors
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersberg Times: Goalless in 6 games, and there are indications that Steven Stamkos is injured.
But then Boucher indicated Stamkos has been playing hurt.
“We never said it but he was injured,” Boucher said.
Well, that sparked all kinds of other questions.
What is the injury?
“Some parts of the body injury,” Boucher said. “It’s a lot better but it was really annoying for a while.”
Did the injury coincide with his scoring drought?
“nothing major, nothing that’s going to keep me from playing a game. Honestly, it’s the bumps and bruises I go through every year.”
He also said he has been fighting “a little bit of the flu, lately.”
- Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets are in a 6-14-3 slide (heading into last night’s game) and need to make a trade to shake things up. They could use a centerman and a defenseman. Some of their veterans brought in to instill a winning attitude haven’t really lived up to the plan. Arace wonders if they’d overrated some of their younger players. They could trade Jake Voracek or Derick Brassard for a defenseman, and change the makeup of the team. Maybe trade a couple draft picks for one, like the Canadiens did in getting James Wisniewski, and where was Howson on that one? They could also move Sammy Pahlsson, Chris Clark, Fedor Tyutin, Jan Hejda and Mathieu Garon to a contender.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Jimmy Howard injured his knee in the first period last night. He was helped off the ice with about 7 minutes to go with a bruised knee. The Red Wings have also lost Tomas Holmstrom for likely 4 weeks with a fractured right hand. “Battling around the net,” he said. “Felt something. “Got to the bench and I felt like I can’t hold on to the stick anymore.” The Wings are already without Mike Modano, Pavel Datsyuk, Dan Cleary, Chris Osgood and Brad Stuart.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart had surgery on this broken jaw and will be out 6-8 weeks.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Cal O’Reilly crashed heavily into the boards (video below), was taken to hospital, but was later released. He was able to join the team on their charter home, the injury he sustained is not known yet.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Stars will likely look for a puck moving defenseman, “but it would have to be the perfect deal.but it would have to be the perfect deal.” If a new owner is not found by the trade deadline day, it would have to be a ‘cash for cash’ deal as there is no extra money.
- Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun: Flames GM Jay Feaster has been working the phones, “If for nothing else, I want to know what it is the teams are looking to do. Are there things that may make some sense for us? “You always want to make sure you’re gathering that information.” Feaster has 11 players with no-trade clauses and 11 with a cap of more than $3 million.
“Some guys will be honest with you up front and say, forget dollar for dollar, I have to win the battle of the dollars. I want to send more out than I’m taking back.
“That’s the tough thing. Guys want to match up term, too. It’s difficult when you have contracts with term and big dollars.
“I had to laugh, I had one guy say to me it has to be a fair deal skill for skill, but it has to be even money, too.”
Stars-Richards talking extension … Canucks need to clear $1.8 million for a Salo return … DiPietro hurt again … Reimer Staying? Trades in future for Kings?
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk told Strickland that he’s focused on getting Brad Richards re-signed. They are concentrating on getting an extension done and not looking to trade him. Both sides have started talking, and ownership situation won’t get in the way of negotiations.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: It looks like the Canucks will have to clear about $1.8 million when Sami Salo is ready to return. Though it’s unlikely the Canucks would waive both Aaron Rome and Andrew Alberts, their combined cap hit is $1.8 million. The Canucks could make a trade before Salo comes back, but GM Mike Gillis has said recently he’s not a fan of trading players.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Despite having many no-trade clauses and high salaried players, Lou Lamoriello is still trying to be a seller. Jamie Langenbrunner has a no-trade, but could be on the move.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Rick DiPietro left last night’s game and will re-evaluate today, he had this to say after the game, “It was a little tweak and I’ll be back as soon as possible.”
- Bryan Mullen of the Tennessean: Predators center Cal O’Reilly broke his right fibula on Sunday. O’Reilly was 3rd on team scoring with 18 points (yikes!). Preds centers have missed a total of 60 games this season, Matthew Lombardi (concussion), David Legwand (lower body injury) and Marcel Goc (shoulder) have all missed time.
- Dennis Bernstein (TFP) via twitter: Bernstein thinks the Bruins may take a look at Francois Beauchemin and Tomas Kaberle at the deadline.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: With Murray’s comments about Jarret Stoll’s line and Marco Sturm hitting the wall, GM Dean Lombardi may have to overpay to bring in some scoring help.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: The Maple Leafs may not send James Reimer back to the AHL when JS Giguere returns from injury implied coach Ron Wilson.
- Dave Hilson of the Toronto Sun: Mike Brown skated yesterday and is about a week to 10 days away from returning to Leafs lineup.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Avalanche tonight.