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- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Coyotes Mike Smith, GM Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett don’t have contracts for next season. Smith is seeking $6 million a season.The Sabres could fire GM Darcy Regier and replace him Rick Dudley. Regier could be kept on in a consultants role.The Canucks won’t amnesty buyout Roberto Luongo. GM Mike Gillis still believes that someone will trade for him. Luongo may have to expand his list. The Oilers made a pitch last summer, but he didn’t want to go there. Same with Toronto.
Players in St. Louis may be getting tired of coach Ken Hitchcock’s antics. The picking them apart and calling them out is getting old for some.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish may look to make a trade that has immediate results. Two players that teams may target are Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky.
Jarome Iginla could end up signing with the Kings after July 5th.
- James Mirtle: It seems unlikely that the Maple Leafs won’t re-sign Phil Kessel before his contract runs out after next season.
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli leading up to the April 3rd trade deadline.
“It’s been that different so far,” Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told NHL.com at the GM meeting here. “Everything is compressed, so will the flurry be compressed? Will there be a flurry? I don’t know. It’s been so different because everyone is in it and everyone is looking to add. There are a few teams that aren’t looking to add, but I would say most of them are still in the race.”
Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford,
“We have a totally different year than we’ve ever had,” Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said. “We’re going to have more teams in the race, and so I would suspect that you’re going to pay a premium for players because so many teams are looking for them and these races are going to have a lot of teams in them right until the end.”
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman and Oilers GM Steve Tambellini both said they want to add before the deadline. Other teams looking to add: Ducks, Red Wings, Kings, Wild, Canadiens, Senators, Penguins, Predators, Rangers, Devils, Blues, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Jets.
Rutherford said that teams will pay for premium players.
“We’re going to have more teams in the race, and so I would suspect that you’re going to pay a premium for players because so many teams are looking for them and these races are going to have a lot of teams in them right until the end.”
Sabres GM Darcy Regier will take calls on anyone, including Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek.
“I don’t think it’s a case of making players available or not available; it’s that you’re trying to improve the club and the focus goes beyond this season,” Regier said. “It’s that simple, so you have to be open to anything that’s going to do that.”
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren probably won’t be looking to bolster the team for a playoff run this season.
“We’re fairly far back right now,” he continued. “If there is something there that will help us now and in the future I’d probably do that, but I’m not looking for anything.”
Top 5 trade targets … Capitals willing to move top prospects … Senators have prospects for Perry … Pens looking to add scoring
- A few GMs may be wondering if their jobs are safe.
“I would think there’s a few guys around the league who are wondering,” said a league executive. “Teams often copy each other and firing the GM could become vogue if an owner believes it can turn the team around.”
Capitals GM George McPhee and Sabres Darcy Regier could be on the hotseat after their teams slow start.
- The league won’t announce anything regarding re-alignment until a deal has been agreed upon with the players.
“We will probably brief the board when we and (the union) have agreement on what we intend to propose for approval,” said deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an e-mail. “Hopefully, we have reached a decision by the end of the month.”
- Many believe the Canucks won’t move Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider during this season.
- Two Ducks scouts showed up to watch a Senators-Sabres game this week fueling speculation. The Senators haven’t had any talks with the Ducks regarding Corey Perry. The Ducks will try to re-sign him, but if they can’t, Sens GM Bryan Murray needs to know what it would take to get him. They were the front-runner to land Rick Nash before he was dealt to the Rangers. They do have the prospects to land Perry.
“The Ducks are just trying to identify what everybody has,” said a league executive. “They are going to try to sign him.”
- The Flames are willing to move Jay Bouwmeester, but would anyone want to take on his $6.8 million salary next year?
- The Penguins have the money and would like to add a scoring winger at the trade deadline.
- Capitals GM George McPhee is frantically trying to add some immediate help and they might be willing to trade 2012 first round pick, Filip Forsberg and 2010 top pick Evgeny Kuznetsov. McPhee found out he wouldn’t get much return for Roman Hamrlik.
- The Maple Leafs, Sharks, Penguins, Bruins, Senators and several other teams have shown interest in Ryan O’Reilly. The asking price is a top prospect and a draft pick.
Top 5 Trade Targets:
1. Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim: The Ducks are rolling along quite nicely and he is a unrestricted free agent. Teams are going to call, but if the Ducks continue at their current pace, it’s going to take a huge deal to get him.
2. Jarome Iginla, RW, Calgary: The Flames have to sit down with Iginla and decide what direction they want to take. If he’s going to sign an extension, they should get it done at a reasonable price and move on. Many believe Iginla should accept a trade and allow the Flames to rebuild.
3. Daniel Alfredsson, RW, Ottawa: This will be interesting to watch. If the Senators fall out of the race, does GM Bryan Murray give the 40-year-old the option to try to go win the Stanley Cup? The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins are both going to be looking for a scoring winger.
4. Stephen Weiss, C, Florida: His name has come up lately because of his status as a UFA. If the Panthers don’t get back into the playoff race, Weiss is going to be targeted by teams looking for a rental. The two sides have a lot of work to get done to make a deal
5. Mark Streit, D, N.Y. Islanders: Teams are going to be looking for a puck-moving defenceman and a lot of teams like Streit. He had success in Montreal, he has been a winner in the past and he understands playing with pressure. Look for a lot of teams to try to get Streit.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: “Matt Cooke no longer considered a repeat offender for purposes of calculating forfeited salary resulting from suspensions CBA rule is that repeat offender status is reset if there’s no suspension in 18 months. Cooke was last suspended in March 2011. Obviously that doesn’t mean B. Shanahan wouldn’t consider Cooke’s past if something were to happen again.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: There are rumors that the NHL is looking into buying the Atlanta Thrashers and moving them to Winnipeg. They would raise $160 million, putting $35 million towards running the team, and offer $125 million to buy the team. It’s not know how far this idea has gone, or if it’s just in the tire kicking stages.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson could be on the hotseat, and possibly the same for Darcy Regier if the new owner wants to start fresh.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Bruins should announce this week if Marc Savard is shut down for the season or not. The Bruins could be looking for forward help and Jackets, Senators, Oilers and Panthers have forwards available for trade. With Evgeni Malkin done for the year it’s likely the Penguins will look at add some scoring. The Thrashers are looking to move Nik Antropov, Ron Hainsey and Freddy Modin.The only way Florida brings back Tomas Vokoun is if it’s on a 1 year deal. The Predators, Kings, and Lightning are looking at Mike Fisher, but the Senators are unlikely to move him. The Sens are looking for 2 top prospects and a high pick. The Canadiens, Sharks, Bruins and Capitals could be interested in Chris Phillips.
- David Kalan of NHL.com: What might the Penguins do with Malkin now done. Jason Arnott might be of interest to the Penguins. The Pens will be able to bring in $8.1 million in salary cap at the deadline. The Pens now have the salary space to add an Ales Hemsky or Dustin Penner, and if shooting for the moon, Jarome Iginla. Malkin’s number comes back on the books next year, so bringing in some help that is under contract next year could be difficult to do.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said he won’t discuss contract extensions with any of his 5 UFA’s, so they may become trade bait. Jan Hejda, Mathieu Garon, Ethan Moreau and Chris Clark and Andrew Murray will all be UFAs. Mike Commodore could be bought out in the summer if they can’t find a team to take him.
- Can’t find embed code for last night’s Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove yet, but here is a link to it.
- NHL Sources Say: The Hockeycentral panel discuss what the Penguins might do to replace Evgeni Malkin (Alex Kovalev an option) as well as a potential trade between Edmonton and Ottawa (Penner and Phillips as key pieces of the deal). Yzerman may be looking to improve along the blueline, possibly Beachemin and Phillips. Senators are looking for a goaltender.