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Posts Tagged Cristobal Huet
Morning notes on: Skinner, Doan, Sharks, Holmstrom, O’Reilly, Visnovsky, Huet, Mezsaros and another Toronto arena
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Jeff Skinner’s contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes is expected to be 6 years with an average of $5.725 million.
- Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Many teams are holding pat on the trade front as they are waiting until the CBA is in place. DePaoli confirmed last week that the Penguins, Canucks and Rangers were on Shane Doan 4 team short list. A source said on Monday that the Kings and Red Wings did not make the list. He’s never believed to have interest in the Sabres or Canadiens.
- Jeff Skversky via twitter: Doan’s agent tells ‘Action News on 6abc’ that the Flyers are still in the mix for Doan.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Shane Doan has allegedly said that the Predators are on his “short list” of teams. Predators GM David Poile said last week that they are interested in him.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: A source said that once Doan started looking for a 4 year deal, the Sharks bowed out. The way Pollak sees the Sharks lines: Forwards:Marleau-Thornton-Pavelski, Clowe-Couture-Havlat or Wingels, Galiardi-Handzus-Wingels or Havlat, Mashinter or McClaren or McCarthy-Desjardins-Burish. Defensive Pairings: Boyle-Vlasic, Stuart-Burns, Murray-Braun or Demers. Goalies: Niemi, Greiss.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Training camp is 6 weeks away, and the Red Wings still don’t have a decision on Tomas Holmstrom.
“We remain in contact,” general manager Ken Holland said. “We expect Homer to make a decision before the end of the month.”
The Wings and Justin Abdelkader (RFA) are still working on a new contract. Tomas Jurco signed a 3 year entry-level deal.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: There is nothing new to report regarding the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly contract talks. Chambers expects something similar to Matt Duchene’s 2 year, $7 million deal, but O’Reilly could be looking for longer term and less annual money.
- The Fourth Period: According to an Arthur Staple of Newsday tweet, there hasn’t been a date set for Lubomir Visnovsky’s trade grievance hearing yet. He was traded at the NHL draft, and filed the grievance on July 23rd. He is saying they ignored is no-trade clause. A hearing may not take place until the CBA negotiations are concluded.
- Matias Strozuk via twitter: Goalie Cristobal Huet has had some contact with the Canucks and Kings.
- Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province: Huet’s agent, Stephen Bartlett,
“I haven’t had any substantive discussions with Vancouver about Huet specifically,” Bartlett told The Province on Tuesday. “I probably sent out a memo to all teams, including them.
“We’ve been trying to talk to every team. I haven’t had any specific discussions with Vancouver about him, just in general identifying teams that may or may not be in a position to look for goaltending, Vancouver being one of them. It’s depending on what happens with (Roberto) Luongo.”
- Jason Kay via twitter: A site plan application for another NHL sized arena in the Toronto will be submitted today. Building permits may be given by fall.
Blues goalie question … Pollak on Thornton to Rangers … Who the Sharks, Jets could look at … Huet looking NHL
- Roger Hensley of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Question: Will Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott split time or will one become the traditional starter. Jeremy Rutherford: Rutherford expects them to split time, but GM Doug Armstrong recently noted that he can see Halak playing more than the 46 games he played last year. Dan O’Neill: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Tom Timmerman: May depend on how well Halak starts the season. If he starts off hot, he could see more game. Elliott may get 30 games. If Halak starts off cold, Elliott will get more games. Andy Strickland: Hard to say, will have to see how they play throughout the season. If they are hot, they’ll play more. Kevin Wheeler: He’d roll with the same setup as last year.
- Kevin Kurz CSN Bay Area: Wonders if the Sharks are short a defenseman. They have a strong top 5, but questions surround Douglas Murray and Jason Demers. Prospect Taylor Doherty could see some action this season. Some free agent options could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jim Vandermeer, Scott Hannan, Brett Clark, Matt Gilroy, Jaroslav Spacek, Pavel Kubina, Steve Eminger and Kurtis Foster.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Pollak comment s on Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont’s note on the Rangers possibly looking at Joe Thornton:
“Don’t be surprised” could be code for, ‘I talked with someone in the Rangers organization’ or it could mean Dupont is just stirring the pot. No problem with that either way.
Nothing suggests that the Sharks might be receptive to an offer. The Sharks are looking to improve their roster, and the Rangers aren’t going to offer up Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal (overstatement but making a point). Thornton has a no-trade clause. He called the Rangers soft last year, later apologized.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Tait mentions some free agent names that might look good in a Jets uniform: Shane Doan, Milan Jurcina, Kristian Huselius, Carlo Colaiacovo, Kurtis Foster, Mathieu Darche, Petr Sykora and Jonathan Cheechoo.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames 1st round pick Mark Jankowski will play with Providence College rather than Dubuque of the USHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Cristobal Huet’s agent said he’s “still working on” getting a deal with an NHL team.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers will take a look at free agent defenseman on July 1st to see what’s there. GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t comment on whether they are interested in Justin Schultz as he didn’t want to be accused of tampering.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A source said the Flyers will make inquiries about Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. He remains optimistic that he’ll get Matt Carle re-signed and now maybe lukewarm on Jaromir Jagr. Once the salary cap goes up to around $70.3 million on July 1st, Carle may be re-signed. Holmgren on James van Reimsdyk name being in trade rumors:
“He should maybe take that as a compliment _ that he keeps hearing his name like that,” Holmgren said. “I like James. I think he has a tremendous future in the league, and he’s one of our most gifted goal scorers _ and he’s 6-foot-3 or 6-4. He’s our player right now.”
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings also can’t talk about Schultz, but they are 1 of about a dozen teams that are extremely interested. There is a belief that Schultz wants to play closer to home (British Columbia) or with former Wisconsin teammates. The Canucks, Oilers, Rangers and Maple Leafs are said to be leading candidates. Schultz did play with Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith for 1 season.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that ideally he would like to get Jonathan Quick’s contract extension done before the start of training camp but the new CBA could complicate things.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes GM Maloney has talked to all 6 of their UFAs. Talks with Shane Doan are “positive” and “encouraging.” Sticking point with Ray Whitney is length and money. The 40 year old Whitney wants more than 1 year. Maloney has had conversations with Michal Rozsival, he’s not pursuing a KHL deal and wants to remain in the NHL. The free agent pool isn’t deep, so teams could be looking the trade route. Maloney has already started making calls.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Former Chicago Blackhawk, Cristobal Huet is looking to return to the NHL after playing a couple seasons in the Swiss league.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Brad Stuart took less to sign with the Sharks than he could have got elsewhere. 3 year deal at $3.6 million per season.
- Chris Kuc of Chicago Breaking News: According to Cristobal Huet’s agent, Stephen Barlett, they are in discussions with Fribourg-Gotteron of the Swiss League. The Blackhawks would loan the goalie to the team on a one-year agreement. Once it becomes official, Huet’s $5.625 million cap number would come off the books. Huet will have to clear waivers and then be assigned to the team.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Both the Blackhawks and Huet have known for weeks that Huet would be playing in Europe. Discussions have been ongoing for several weeks with the Swiss team.
Afinogenov to KHL … Where could Niemi end up? Mitchell taking physicals … “Nothing to report” on Kariya to Anaheim
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Maxim Afinogenov will be signing a 5 year deal with SKA of the KHL.
- Adam Proteau of the Hockey News via twitter: The rumors that the Montreal Canadiens are chasing Antti Niemi are “ludicrous”.
- Noah Love of the National Post: Love offers a few guesses as to where Niemi could end up: Colorado, Washington, NY Islanders, Dallas, and Edmonton. Teams with cap issues that could use Niemi: Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ottawa, Montreal, and Chicago.
- Dan Tencer (Edmonton Radio) via twitter: “Asking McGuire about Souray…he interrupts and says: “I’ve been trying to warn you for 3 years that there’s no market for that player!”
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Willie Mitchell has taken physicals for a few teams. He could sign soon, and the deal could include performance bonuses because of the injuries he’s dealt with in the past. Russo thinks he could get a 1 year deal worth between $1-1.5 million plus bonuses. It won’t be to Minnesota. Washington and San Jose are possibilities. He’s met with Vancouver already.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Paul Kariya’s agent says there’s “nothing to report” when talking about the rumors of Kariya returning to Anaheim.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been progressing very good from his concussion issues.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Peter Forsberg will be skating with MoDo, testing out injured foot once again. The Flyers, Rangers, Washington and Colorado could be interested teams if he attempts an NHL comeback.
- Chris Custance of the Sporting News: So it’s safe to say that Cristobal Huet won’t be back the Blackhawks next season. His agent is working hard to keep him in the NHL, and not in the minors or Europe/KHL, which will be extremely hard. He’s working with the ‘Hawks to find a “reasonable destination” for Huet. Europe seems the most likely landing spot, with Hawks paying his full salary (won’t count against the cap).
- Helen St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Mike Modano will be signing with the Detroit Red Wings, the official announcement most likely coming on Thursday. Modano has been offered a 1 year, $1.25 million deal.
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman had been talking with Marty Turco for over a month. Turco had turned down 4 teams before signing with the Hawks, including a 3 year deal from the Flyers. He turned down more money, and longer term. Bowman will now look to rid himself of Cristobal Huet’s salary, minors or overseas. Niemi is now a UFA, but there may not be many teams looking to add a goalie. 3 possible destinations could be Philadelphia, Washington, and San Jose. Though Washington has said they’re happy with their 2 young goalies, and San Jose is happy with Niittymaki and Greiss.
- Tim Panacci of the CSNPhilly: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said yesterday that they are not interested Antti Niemi.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: 4 teams inquired about Antti Niemi right after the Blackhawks walked away, another called later.
- Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald: With the Blackhawks matching San Jose’s offer sheet for Niklas Hjalmarsson of 4 years and $14 million, it probably cost them Antti Niemi. Hjarlmarsson probably got a $1 million more per season than they had probably hoped.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk hearing starts tomorrow.
- Sportsnet.ca: Willie Mitchell has been symptom free from his concussion for the last 3 weeks while training, has had up to 12 teams interested. Mitchell has narrowed the list down to 4: Canucks, Red Wings, Sharks and Capitals.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: The Buffalo Sabres have waived Tim Kennedy. Kennedy was awarded $1 million through arbitration on Friday. The Sabres were not allowed to walk away from the salary as it was too low. If he’s not picked up by someone, they could buy him out for a $333,333.33 cap hit for the next 2 years.
- Kevin Mio of Habs Inside/Out: Glen Metropolit signed a 2 year deal with EV Zug in Switzerland.
Listed below are the Top 30 Salary Cap Hits for goalies heading into the 2010-11 NHL Season. We’ve used the salary cap number over the total salary for this season, due to the front loading of contracts. If a free agent signs and makes the list, we’ll update accordingly, but that is unlikely to happen.
Take a look at Top 30 salary cap numbers by position:
|Rk.||Player||Team||Age||2010-11 Cap Hit||2010-11 Salary|
|1||Henrik Lundqvist||NY Rangers||28||$6,875,000||$7,750,000|
|10||Martin Brodeur||New Jersey||38||$5,200,000||$5,200,000|
|Rick DiPietro||NY Islanders||28||$4,500,000||$4,500,000|
|Jaroslav Halak||St. Louis||25||$3,750,000||$2,750,000|
|21||Dwayne Roloson||NY Islanders||40||$2,500,000||$3,000,000|
|22||Mike Smith||Tampa Bay||28||$2,200,000||$2,400,000|
|23||Antero Niittymaki||San Jose||30||$2,000,000||$2,000,000|
|26||Jonathan Quick||Los Angeles||26||$1,800,000||$1,900,000|
|T28||Johan Hedberg||New Jersey||37||$1,500,000||$1,000,000|
|Dan Ellis||Tampa Bay||30||$1,500,000||$1,500,000|
- E.J. Hradek of ESPN: Hradek talked to Scott Niedermayer on if he’ll retire or not. A decision will be made in the next few weeks, Hradrek thinks he’ll retire. Where Ilya Kovalchuk signs is anyones guess, but Hradek doesn’t think it will be in New Jersey, with LA making the most sense. Paul Martin will have many suitors if he hits free agency. Marty Turco may be a good option for San Jose Sharks if they don’t bring back Evgeni Nabokov. He also goes on to say that if the Florida Panthers could move Tomas Vokoun, Turco would be a good fit. Dan Hamhuis could get plenty of interest if he doesn’t re-sign in Nashville, but it may come down to his asking price. Matthew Lombardi will get plenty of interest as well, he’s a solid 2-way player with a good offensive game, who’ll need a raise from his $1.817 million cap number. The St. Louis Blues would like to keep the 34-year old Chris Mason, but he may want to see how much more than the $3 million (last year’s number) he can get on the open market. Alexander Frolov may have worn out his welcome in LA (wanting $5 million plus will probably scare away many team).
- Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald: Teams are getting an extended look at the Chicago Blackhawks during their Stanley Cup run, and are getting excited about what players might be available over the summer as the Hawks look to shed contracts. Kris Versteeg and Patrick Sharp are the most likely candidates. David Bolland would have been a potential candidate to moved, but his value has increased during the playoffs, and they may look to keep him. Dustin Byfuglien value has also increased tremdously and may have earned him another year in Chicago. After talk from the GM meetings, no teams are interested in taking on Cristobal Huet or Brian Campbell’s contract. The Blackhawks also have to worry about offer sheets for Hjalmarsson, Niemi and Ladd.
- Jean-Francois Chaumont of Radio-Canada: After coming off a 70 point season, Tomas Plekanec is hoping to cash in a nice contract, rumored to be in the $5-6 million range. He’d like to stay in Montreal, but his asking price may be too high for the Canadiens. Plekanec’s agent, Brian Curran, met with Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier after the Canadiens were eliminated and are expected to meet again soon. I don’t see him returning to the Canadiens, unless it’s in the $4-4.5 million range (and that might not be possible either). Some question his playoff performance. What may help Plekanec get more money than he may deserve would be a weak offensive free agent class.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Alexander Svitov is looking to return to the NHL after bolting to Russia two years ago. Columbus still owns his rights after qualifying him last summer, but they have no plans on him returning to the team next season. He’ll become a unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
Gretzky to Russia? Blues to Have Busy Off-Season? Leafs after Goalies? Huet to Minors? Ward Back Monday
Garrioch Rumors Update .. The Cost of Shot-Blocking, Stay-at-Dman is in $4 Million Range … Summit Series Anniversary Matchup?
- With Antti Niemi taking over the starting job from Cristobal Huet, and with a raise he’ll be getting this off-season, the ‘Hawks may bury Huet and his $5.625 in minors or buy him out.
- The price for shot-blocking stay-at-home bluelines, Zbynek Michalek (Pho.), and Anton Volchenkov (Ott) could be in the $4-4.5 million range. Michalek will most likely have out priced himself in Phoenix. Volchenkov and the Senators are hoping to work something out.
- The Ducks asked Teemu Selanne if he wanted to go anywhere at the trade deadline, he wanted to say. The Kings called about him.
- After July 1st, the Bruins can talk to Zdeno Chara about a contract extension. He’ll be a UFA in 2011, and currently carries a $7.5 cap hit.
- Sheldon Souray’s no-movement clause expires on July 1st, and Oilers will work hard to move him. He’d prefer the west coast to be closer to his family. The New York Rangers will most likely make a pitch.
- The Canadiens didn’t want to move Jaroslav Halak at the deadline but may look deal him before the NHL Draft.
- Contract talks between the Penguins and Sergei Gonchar are not going well. He could hit the open market and get in the $6-7 million range, the Pens were hoping for a hometown discount.
- Jaromir Jagr is still a possibility for the Oilers next year, and the Rangers would like to get him back …. “But some believe it’s a risky move. “I just don’t know about Jagr. I understand why (the Oilers) want to make the move, I’m just not sure they should do it. I’m not sure if there is any gas left in that tank,” said one league executive”
Here are a bunch of Trade Rumors for you on Trade Deadline Day. Follow trades on our Trade Tracker page.
9:35 AM: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Flyers, Capitals, and Blackhawks could be looking at Vokoun, Turco, Ellis, and Roloson. The Predators have asked for a high-end prospect and a #1 pick for Dan Hamhuis, though they might keep him and hope to make a deep run in the playoffs. The Bruins, Canucks, Flyers, Devils, Rangers and Kings have all tried to land Hamhuis. The Leafs will look to move at least Stempniak and Primeau. The Thrashers are trying to sign Pavel Kubina to an extension before he becomes a UFA at seasons end. The Canucks, Capitals and Bruins may look at Joe Corvo.
9:31 AM: Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Tomas Vokoun hasn’t been asked yet to waive his no trade clause. Paul Kariya won’t waive his no trade clause and Keith Tkachuk may not want to move as well. The Blues could move Brad Boyes if they could find a taker.
9:23 AM: James Murphy of NESN: Targets for the Bruins could be Ray Whitney, Erik Cole and Tomas Kaberle. The 2010 first-rounder likely won’t be available back from Boston, but Chiarelli could net Kaberle with the Bruins’ original 2010 first-rounder, possibly a second-rounder and a young roster player. The chances of this happening were unlikely as of Tuesday night, but “don’t rule it out,” the source said. “Anything can happen.” There was also a rumor that the Bruins and Oilers were talking a deal that would get the Bruins a defenseman and possibly Andrew Cogliano.
9:20 AM: Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers are looking into Dwayne Roloson now that Ray Emery is done for the year. Roloson is a $2.5 million cap hit and is under contract next season.
9:15 AM: Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli will continue to look for scoring help. They may look at; Teemu Selanne, Ray Whitney, Keith Tkachuk, Cory Stillman, and Erik Cole.
9:11 AM: Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail: The Canadiens may look to free up some cap space, and might look to see if they could shed Roman Hamrlik’s $5.5 million salary next season. That might be tough to do. The Habs may also look to move some salary for draft picks, with Maxim Lapierre, Glen Metropolit, and Paul Mara as potential players that could be moved out.
9:07 AM: Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Washington Capitals are showing interest in Oilers Dman, Steve Staios. Staios is 37, and has another season at $2.7 million. John Erskine and a draft pick could head the other way.
9:00 AM: Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: It looks like the Canadiens will hold on to both Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price.
Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald: The Blackhawks are still trying to trade Cristobal Huet and his %5.625 million cap hit. Rumors are that they are talking to the Panthers, Islanders and Leafs. The Leafs shot down their interest yesterday.
Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Russo initially thought that Wild would be trading Owen Nolan, but now he’s not so sure. Unless they get a big offer, they’ll probably keep him. The Wild could be willing to move Eric Belanger.
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avs have put Wolski’s name out there, with the Coyotes Peter Mueller mentioned as a possible return. The Avalanche could look at bringing in Joe Corvo.
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: The Lightning could use some scoring and a puck moving defenseman. They could also do some selling with Jeff Halpern, Mike Smith, Mattt Smaby, David Hale, and Alex Tanguay’s name being mentioned.