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Posts Tagged Carey Price
Morning hits: Stars, Ducks Canucks, Price, Kaberle, Blues, Coyotes bid rejected, Dion’s days numbered?
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson laughing at a fan site suggesting a Loui Eriksson trade to the Islanders for Ryan Strome and Michael Grabner, and with Islanders fans saying they wouldn’t trade either straight up for Eriksson. Matheson does note that Eriksson could be in play for a front-line center. The Stars also have some defenseman that could be on the move.
The Stars have lots of young defencemen looking for regular work — Jamie Oleksiak, Joe Morrow and Kevin Connauton — which makes trading Trevor Daley or Alex Goligoski certainly plausible.
Matheson wonders if the Ducks would take a run at Stephen Weiss.
Matheson thinks with the Canucks at $63.5 million for 16 players for next season, will use their buyouts on David Booth and Keith Ballard. Both have two years left at $4.2 million cap hits. Mason Raymond is likely gone as a UFA.
- Dave Stubbs: Addressing a Canadiens Carey Price rurmor: “Price asking for a trade would need to travel a million miles just to reach ludicrous.”
- John Lu: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said a decision on a compliance buyout for Tomas Kaberle hasn’t been made yet.
- Jeremy Rutherford: Blues playoff issue. Rutherford knew fans who didn’t buy tickets as they didn’t know when the games were starting soon enough. The Blues didn’t sell out three playoff home games.
- Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat: (h/t Pro Hockey Talk) Blues GM Doug Armstrong on their need for more scoring.
“This is a public cry that for any GMs that have 50-goal scorers that they want to send to St. Louis, give me a call,” he joked. “This doesn’t happen, you have to deal in reality. The reality is with free agency the way it is now, teams tie up those elusive top-end goal scorers.
“They draft them. (Evgeni) Malkin, (Sidney) Crosby, (John) Tavares, (Steven) Stamkos were drafted by those teams.”
The Blues will send qualifying offers to all of their free agents.
“We’re going to negotiate to try to sign every player that’s a restricted free agent,” he said. “Ownership understands that the window is open now and we have to take care of our own. I don’t see this being a huge free-agency off-season for us. I see it more as taking care of our own business — and then seeing if we want to rearrange some of the chairs via trade.
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: The NHL has rejected California investment banker Darin Pastor’s bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes.
“We have rejected the offer. It didn’t include the elements we had previously discussed were necessary to warrant serious consideration,” Daly said in an email Monday night.
It was rumored that he was willing to pay upwards of $277 million with $42 million in cash at closing, though that seems unlikely as it would be hard for the NHL to walk away from that.
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: (h/t Lyle Richardson in the Hockey News) Shoalts piece was written last Thursday after Dion Phaneuf’s pinch that cost the Leafs the game. Shoalts thinks that Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis should move to Plan B and “The plan should include quietly putting Phaneuf on the trade market no later than the NHL draft at the end of June. Nonis will not hit a home run with a trade, nor should he expect to thanks to Phaneuf’s erratic play.” A deal would may only get a modest return, but Nonis should accept it. Phaneuf has a year left with a $6.5 salary cap hit and may not take a pay cut from the Leafs.
- Tim Wharnsby of CBC: h/t Lyle Richardson in the Hockey News) Wharnsby’s piece was written last Thursday. Wharnsby wonders if Dion Phaneuf’s days in Toronto are numbered. He continues to make the same mistakes he made as a rookie in 2005. Nonis may have to make a decision by draft. The Leafs have organizational depth on the blue line. Nonis would have to feel that Jake Gardiner is ready for a bigger role. Cody Franson may be ready for a bigger role.
- James Mirtle: On Phaneuf: Mirtle would be surprised if the Maple Leafs didn’t re-sign him.
- John Lu: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin on order of positions that mature the fastest: wingers, centers, defensemen and goalies.
Morning Hits: Vokoun, Fraser, Gionta, Canadiens injuries, Canucks offseason questions and Blue Jackets free agents
- Pittsburgh Penguins: Coach Dan Bylsma on starting Tomas Vokoun: “We brought Tomas Vokoun in to play big games for us…He’s done that for us & he’s been very good vs. the #Isles.”
- James Mirtle: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser was taken to the hospital to check for any broken bones after taking a shot off his face.
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Brian Gionta will have surgery on Friday for a torn left bicep. He hopes to be ready for training camp.
- Renaud Lavoie: Brandon Prust and Ryan White are out tonight. Carey Price is day-to-day.
- Ottawa Senators: Senators Jason Spezza is on to the next phase of his rehab, past the “public skate” phase. He won’t be able to get into the lineup until he’s fully skating with the team.
- Ottawa Senators: Senators Mike Hoffman should be available soon.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Ziemer’s thoughts on the Canucks coaching staff.
The jobs of head coach Alain Vigneault and his staff are most certainly on the line and general manager Mike Gillis is going to face some uncomfortable questions from ownership over the team’s second straight playoff collapse.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canucks have the highest payroll going into next season, but trading Roberto Luongo or an amnesty buyout of Keith Ballard($4.2 million for two years) will help them get down below the new cap of $64.3 million. Five questions for the Canucks this offseason are:
• Do the Canucks have a bona fide No. 1 goalie in Schneider moving forward?
• Should this team still be built around the Sedins?
• Will Ryan Kesler ever be injury-free?
• Does this team have the right supporting cast to still contend?
• Is it time to retool, rebuild or be patient for one more run with this core?
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on contract talks with their free agents, including goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
“We’re working on them. It’s a work in progress on all fronts. Everything has been started, everything is in progress. We’re waiting to hear back from a few agents. Obviously, Bobrovsky is a high priority for us. I told him in the (exit) meetings that everybody talks about his great play, and sure it was remarkable. But I’m even more impressed with his work ethic, how he prepares for the game and every practice, how he takes care of recovery after every game, the routine he goes through every day. That’s what I’m most impressed about Bobrovsky. He sets the bar high for the rest of the guys. I don’t think anybody’s going to argue with me if we says he’s the MVP of our team this year. If he sets the bar that high with the way he works everyday, it’s going to be hard for anybody else in that room to say, well, I’m not going to do this or that today. That’s what I think it’s all about, your best players being your hardest working players. And that’s what we have in Bob.”
On Bobrovsky’s contract talks …
“It’s going to take its course, and it’s going to take its time. Some (deals) are quicker than others. We’ll have to stay more patient with some than others. I don’t anticipate any problems. It’s going to be a negotiation. His agent, his representatives are professionals. They have their thought process and we have ours. I’m sure we’re going to reach a result here in the near future.”
- Arthur Staple: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald suffered a broken hand and is likely done for the playoffs.
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Carey Price suffered a lower-body injury, possibly a hamstring or groin at the end of regulation and was replaced by Peter Budajfor overtime.
“When your starting goalie goes down … it’s tough to lose him and it’s tough on the guy who has to come in,” Gorges said. “He’s been sitting there for two-and-a-half hours and we expect him to go in there and be stellar. It’s a tough position to be in, and it’s unfortunate it unfolded that way.
“Plays get thrown to the front of the net,” he added of the scramble that produced the winning goal, “and a lot of times it’s a 50-50 puck. We have to be stronger.”
- Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kovacevic is one of many who is calling for Tomas Vokoun to be the Penguins starter for Game 5. Marc-Andre Fleuryhas allowed 14 goals on 102 shots, and 40 goals in his last 10 playoff games. Coach Dan Bylsma:
“Certainly, Tomas Vokoun is a guy that can step in and play and has had success and won hockey games against this team, was successful this year. We’re going to come out for Game 5 with a refocus.”
“One of the reasons we wanted Tomas Vokoun was to play hockey games and win hockey games for us. Marc-Andre Fleury is our starting goaltender and started this series and won us some hockey games, made a lot of saves for us … but we’re not going to talk about our starting goaltender for Game 5.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators are currently $18 million under next year’s salary cap. Cooper lists four players who could be good options for the Predators: Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, Sergei Gonchar and Derek Roy.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher mentions some possible moves that the Canucks could look at, with some being a little radical. Trade Alex Edler to a team like the Flyers. The Flyers have some young forwards that they might consider moving for someone like Edler. Could they look at moving Ryan Kesler or Dan Hamhuis? Though both have a no-trade clause. Alex Burrows’ no-trade clause doesn’t kick in until July 1st. They could trade Roberto Luongo for whatever you can get for him, which may not be a lot. Cory Schneider would bring more return. The Sedin’s are heading into the last year of their deals.
Morning Hits: Preds sign Hornqvist, Rask between Howard and Price, Oilers 1st pick in play, Jets storylines
- PR Nashville Predators: The Predators have signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension.
“As we build towards the 2013-14 season and beyond, re-signing Patric Hornqvist was an off-season priority,” Poile said. “Since joining the Predators, he has become—and will remain—an integral member of our core group. Patric is everything we talk about as a Predator—he is relentless in going to the net and willing to pay the price to score goals, has a terrific work ethic and is a quality person who is respected on and off the ice. Patric is just entering the prime of his career. He has led our team in goal-scoring in two of the last four seasons and we are looking forward to him being a significant part of the Predators’ on-ice success in the years to come.”
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: RFA Tuukka Rask could be looking for a new deal somewhere between Jimmy Howard’s $5,291,667 salary cap hit and Carey Price’s $6.5 million cap hit. His playoff performance may shift the number closer to one them. Rask finished the season with a 19-10-5 record, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.
- Terry Jones of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers have the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft, and it could be in play.
“We’re definitely going to look at doing something with that pick. I think we’d be very receptive to moving back and picking up another pick potentially,” said MacTavish.
“It’s a very deep draft in my mind. There are tons of players out there who excite me. Or possibly we could pick up somebody that could help us immediately and another pick.”
MacTavish is also looking to get bigger.
“We want more toughness, more meat and more depth in our lineup,” he said.
“I’m pretty optimistic we can get some of the immediate growth and change,” said MacTavish.
Some people had been mentioning amnesty buyout for Ryan Smyth.
“Ryan Smyth will be back,” he said.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: 5 Jets storylines to watch this offseason.1. Are the Jets ready for their first blockbuster deal? Wiebe doesn’t think they should trade Dustin Byfuglien, but he could bring the biggest return. If they were to move him, they would need to get an all-star back.2. Is Olli Jokinena candidate for an amnesty buyout? It may send a bad message to future free agents if they buyout Jokinen after just one season. Paying someone over $3 million to not play, isn’t the way the Jets do business. Jokinen could still bounce back.3. Will the Jets try to move up in the draft? The Jets could still find an impact player at 13. It’s possible that they could package their pick along with another pick or player and move up. They have six picks in the first three rounds.
4. Who will be Ondrej Pavelec’s backup? They could bring back Al Montoya.
5. Can Toby Enstrom kick the injury bug? He’s missed 46 games in the last two seasons. He hopes to be able to get rid of the “fragile” label.
Roster Notes and Goalies: Marchand, Ward, Lupul, Canes, Rangers, Sharks, Coyotes, Price, Rinne, Niemi and Luongo
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Boston Bruins: Bruins Brad Marchand skated this morning.
- Stephen Whyno: Capitals Joel Ward skated before practice. He has missed the last three games with a bruised left knee.
- James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle will decide this afternoon on Joffrey Lupul, ”Decision will be whether he feels 110%.”
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Blanchard-Ruutu-Dwyer, Westgarth-Nash-Bergeron.
- John Lu: Canadiens lines: Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher Galchenyuk – Eller – Ryder Moen – Halpern – White. Defensive pairings and scratches: Gorges – Subban Markov – Bouillon Beaulieu – Drewiske Scratches: Prust (suspected UBI), Blunden, Dumont, Kaberle, Weber
- Katie Strang: Rangers lines: Nash-Stepan-Callahan, Hagelin-Richards-Boyle, Zuccarello-Brassard-Clowe, Pyatt-Powe-Asham.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks lines: TJ Galiardi – Joe Thornton – Brent Burns, Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Marty Havlat, Raffi Torres – Joe Pavelski – Tommy Wingels, Andrew Desjardins – Scott Gomez – Adam Burish . Defensive pairings: Matt Irwin – Dan Boyle, Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun, Brad Stuart – Jason Demers. Coyotes Lines: Radim Vrbata – Martin Hanzal – Shane Doan, Chris Conner – Antoine Vermette – Mikkel Boedker, Rob Kilnkhammer – Boyd Gordon – David Moss, David Schlemko – Chris Brown – Kyle Chipchura. Defensive pairings: Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Zbynek Michalek, Keith Yandle – Derek Morris, Michael Stone – Rostislav Klesla
- Marc Antoine Godin: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens against the Flyers.
- Josh Cooper: Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Antti Niemi will start in net for the Sharks, Mike Smith for the Coyotes.
- Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Canucks against the Predators.
NHL Rumors II: Ribeiro, Gaborik, Regehr, Bouwmeester, Ryan, Roy, Stafford, Backstrom, Cullen, Leafs and Vinny trade that didn’t happen
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Corey Perry off the market, players like Mike Ribeiro, Marian Gaborik and Robyn Regehr are getting most of the attention.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Jay Bouwmeester’s salary and the high asking price for Keith Yandle, Sabres Robyn Regehr could be the most sought after defenseman at the moment.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun doesn’t think that the Ducks have any intention of wanting to trade Bobby Ryan right now or in the summer just because of Perry’s contract. The Ducks have some expiring contracts and can live with having the contracts of Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. If a team made a monster offer that the Ducks couldn’t refuse for Ryan, you never know. Sense now is that he’s staying.
- Dennis Berstein via twitter: There are whispers that the Rangers have talked with the Kings about Marian Gaborik. The Kings would have to send at least $3 million in salary back if they were to make a deal.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: A league executive sees a Kings trade with the Sabres happening soon. Was told it will happen, just not the timing of it.
- Hockey Central via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on the trade deadline: ”We’re going to be in the mix with a bunch of teams.” Buyer or seller? “Possibility of both.” … ”We have some UFAs; people have asked about them… We’re perfectly prepared to keep them.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Leafs GM Nonis suggested that the Leafs could be willing to swap picks for players before the trade deadline. “We’re not sold on selling.” Nonis said that the Leafs are fine with going past the trade deadline without adding a goalie.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: (A proposed deal from a few years ago): Carey Price, P.K. Subban (or Ryan McDonagh, Tampa’s choice), Max Pacioretty and a 1st round pick for Vincent Lecavalier. Marek said the Tampa Bay ownership nixed the trade.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings could target Sabres Drew Stafford. The Wings could use some more scoring up front and a right handed shot. It could take a roster player and a prospect or pick. Would the Red Wings want to take on his $4 million salary when they need to re-sign Valtteri Filppula.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: When asked if Niklas Backstrom or Matt Cullenwill be traded,
“Oh God, no,” said General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “Backy’s been outstanding. He’s our No. 1 goalie. Cullen’s been a big part of our team. That’s the type of guy every team in the league wants to add for a playoff run.”
Will the Wild make a splash at the deadline?
“I would like some of our young players to get experience and learn how to play in tough situations,” Fletcher said. “We can’t hide them. They have to go through the process at some point. You can’t just skip it and all of a sudden have these mature players that are just going to come in and play like veterans.”
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.
Decisions for Kessel and Leafs … Bruins to talk extension with Rask … GMGM talks with ownership … Starting goalies
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel finally scored his 1st goal of the season on Thursday, and now things are brewing as to what will happen regarding his contract. He’ll be a free agent after next season, and people are wondering if he’ll remain with the Leafs longterm. Kessel is eligible to sign an extension on July 1st. It’s believed that new Leafs GM Dave Nonis hasn’t been offering Kessel around the league, but is listening to offers. The rumors will only increase if the Maple Leafs fall out of playoff contention by the trade deadline. Wade Arnott, Kessel’s agent, has said that it is “too early” to begin talks about the possibly re-signing with the team.
“The season is just 11 games old,” Arnott said. “I know Phil is only focusing on the next game. We’ll see what the off-season brings, but I know he enjoys playing for the Leafs and living in a hockey market.”
Kessel will need to figure out if he wants to stay in Toronto longterm. Nonis will have to figure out if he wants to commit big-money for a one-way scorer into his 30′s or look to trade for someone younger.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli indicated on Thursday that he’ll be working on extending goalie Tuukka Rask sometime during this season.
“Nothing is imminent and I can leave it at that,” said Chiarelli. “[The Thomas trade] has kind of been in the works for a while and it just coincidental that Tuukka had a terrific game last night.
“Breaching my own policy [of not discussing contracts], we will bring up talks with Tuukka at some point in this season, in hoping to extend him. I know the perception looks like one follows the other and I was waiting to pull the trigger based on a great game by Tuukka. We’ve been pretty open with Tuukka and Tim as far as when we would see them ending up, I call it a succession plan.”
Haggerty thinks Rask’s deal could between Ondrej Pavelec’s 5 year, $19.5 million contract and Carey Price’s 6 year, $39.5 million deal.
- Brian McNally of the Washington Examiner: Capitals GM George McPhee has met with Capitals ownership, Ted Leonsis and Dick Patrick.
“Had some real good discussions with ownership over the last couple of days. They’re obviously not very happy. But they’ve been supportive,” McPhee said. “At times like this ownership can pile on and make things worse. Or ownership can say ‘How can we help and what we can do to make it better?’ And it’s been the latter. It’s been ‘How can we help, what can we do to make it better?’ And I provided some options and they provided some real fair direction, which was great.”
“The opinions that matter are the coaching staff and our pro scouts and ownership. We’re all on the same page,” McPhee said. “We’re disappointed with the way things have started. It’s not over.”
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Leland Irving will start in net for the Flames against the Canucks.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals today against the Panthers.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Brian Elliott will start in net today for the Blues against the Ducks.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net today for the Penguins.
The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed Carey Price to a 6 year contract worth $39 million, a $6.5 million cap hit.
Price is now the 3rd highest paid goalie.
Rumors and Notes: Red Wings, Nash, Price, Luongo, Carle, Garrison, Streit, Oilers, Islanders, Bernier, Brodeur, Souray and Gaustad
- Helene St. James via twitter: The Red Wings have inquired about trading for Rick Nash, but the Blue Jackets don’t want to trade him to Detroit. Wings would have to make a huge offer.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: (Insider trading summary) Bob McKenzie reports the Canadiens and Carey Price are close on a deal. Shorter term than Jonathan Quick, but a higher cap hit. Darren Dreger reports the Panthers are the front-runners for Roberto Luongo. The Maple Leafs are not engaged in talks with the Canucks. Pierre LeBrun believes that Matt Carle could test the free agent market, as could Jason Garrison. The Panthers may shop Garrison’s rights. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Talk is that Price’s deal could be 6 or 7 years, possibly in the $6.5 million range. Link to Insider Trading video.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders are out of Justin Schultz sweepstakes. There is zero truth to the Mark Streit to Oilers rumors. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Streit’s name has come up with regards to the Oilers. Radio shows are tossing his name out there. Their new coach, Ralph Kruger used to coach Streit on the Swiss national team. He’ll be 35 in November and has 1 year left on his deal. Sam Gagner may be interesting for the Islanders. Matt Carle could be a nice catch for the Oilers, but he’s similar to Tom Gilbert. Cost for Jason Garrison may be a little high.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Kings next move may be to trade Jonathan Bernier, who has asked to be traded. Devils, Maple Leafs and Blackhawks are possibilities. The Kings told Bernier they would look to trade him once Jonathan Quick’s contract was finalized. Dan Rosen via twitter: The Kings should keep Bernier as their backup if they want. Could look to deal him at or before the trade deadline. They don’t have to move him now.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello continues to talk with Zach Parise. Things have been quiet regarding Martin Brodeur, but “there’s always communication.” It may be a matter of time before a Brodeur deal gets done. Brodeur represents himself, along with a help of lawyer, so it’s unlikely there will be any leaks. Johan Hedberg could be back next year as well.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sheldon Souray may be open to signing with the Blues.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators still hope they are able to re-sign Paul Gaustad, though he’ll test the waters.
“Paul intends to wait until July 1st to see what options are available, but he is definitely considering Nashville’s offer to re-sign,” Gorman said.
“It would appear he’s going to free agency, but I’m holding out hope he might change his mind,” Poile said.
Quick rumor hits on: Staal, Nash, Senators, Sharks, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets #2 pick, Maple Leafs, and Price
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hearing Penguins Jordan Staal turned down 10 year mega offer from the Penguins. Staal has indicated to the Penguins that he doesn’t plan on signing an extension now.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Senators names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Robin Lehner, Mika Zibanejad and a 1st round pick.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sharks names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Ryane Clowe, Joe Pavelski, Jason Demers, and a 1st round pick.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said he’s not getting the offers he likes for Nash. Topic of Nash staying with the Blue Jackets didn’t come up in his discussions with his agent. Something has to give with Nash and Howson. Howson has to lower his demands (he shouldn’t) or convince Nash that things will change with the Blue Jackets.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that there are a lot of teams looking to make deals. Added, that teams are asking them about Faulk, Sutter and Skinner.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets are considering at least 1 offer that would have them trading down from the #2 spot. Cody Nickolet via twitter: Sounds like Blue Jackets are interested in trading down. Would expect the Maple Leafs are a team wanting to move up.
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Darren Dreger believes the Maple Leafs have “considerable interest” in Bobby Ryan and James van Riemsdyk.
- Cody Nickolet via twitter: Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said that they haven’t had serious talks about trades and are not close on that front. Things should pick up in the next 12 hours.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: “Source tells me the 40 M figure suggested by Sportsnet in regards to a Habs offer to Price is incorrect. But hey, as long as they talk…”
Semin denies report … No charges for Kane … Avs-Hejduk talking … Price-Habs have talked … Videos of Doan and Hanzal hit
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: When Alexander Semin arrived in Sweden, he denied that he’ll be leaving the Capitals for sure. Stephen Whyno via twitter: Whyno spoke with Semin’s agent who didn’t close the door on the Capitals. He questioned the teams direction, and is not considering the KHL.
- Ben Meyer-Abbott of Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Patrick Kane won’t be getting charged after his partying activities in Madison Wisconsin.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: There has been ongoing talk between the Avalanche and Milan Hejduk. Hejduk struggled in the 2nd half of the season, but would like to return. If they can’t get a deal done, he could consider signing elsewhere.
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens Carey Price just finished his 2 year, $5.5 million deal. His agent, Gerry Johannson has had a couple “cordial chats” with new GM Marc Bergevin.
“I’m pretty confident we’ll get something done,” the three-time all-star said. “I’m really not the type of guy who’s going to push everything to get (a contract) done faster. We’re trying to build a team here and we want to build it the right way. Rushing decisions isn’t the right way to do it.”
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: There have been no talks with pending UFA Matt Carkner and the Senators. It doesn’t mean there won’t be any though.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: On the Shane Doan hit, Lewis turns just before the hit, nasty result but not a suspension in his opinion. Martin Hanzal tracks Dustin Brown, he’ll get a suspension.