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Posts Tagged Dmitry Kulikov
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Bruce Garrioch: Flames Miikka Kiprusoff will likely make a decision on his future later this morning. Option to Maple Leafs is there. Darren Dreger: Sense is that Kiprusoff would accept a trade to the Maple Leafs. Concern is next year and year after.
- Michael Russo: The Wild are looking to upgrade, but they won’t mortgage the future.
- Bob McKenzie: Hurricanes Joni Pitkanen’s injury doesn’t mean they won’t trade defenseman Jamie McBain for the right offer.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Bruins are looking to a rental defenseman.
- Darren Dreger: Islanders GM Garth Snow said there is no intention to trade defenseman Mark Streit. There is a only a $500,000 per year gap on a 3 year deal. Katie Strang: Streit looking for a multi-year deal worth more than Visnovsky’s $4.75 million. As of yesterday, the Islanders have told Streit that he won’t be dealt.
- Pierre LeBrun: Teams are asking the Panthers about defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. He’s not untouchable, but they would need a big offer.
- Darren Dreger: Rangers looking for a defenseman.
- Darren Dreger: Jets hoping to land a top-6 forward, but nothing close for them.
- Dallas Stars via twitter: Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi, ”We’re Deeply committed to getting Jamie Benn in a Dallas Stars jersey for a long, long time.” Bob McKenzie via twitter: Benn’s agent, Rich Evans, said the Benn has no interest in a 6 year deal, preferring a 3 to 5 year deal. Still working on it. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Benn’s agent said the 2 sides haven’t agreed on term and money, but they continue to talk.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Dmitry Kulikov said he has to pass his physical but is completely healthy. Isn’t sure if he’ll play in the season opener. Louis Jean via twitter: Deal between Kulikov and Panthers isn’t done just yet. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Things are far enough along that Kulikov is leaving Russia. Florida wants medical before finalizing. Deal is close but not “done.” Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Responding to McKenize, Kulikov is in the States already and his agent said the contract is signed. Kulikov confirmed no matter what the Panthers are saying. The Panthers wouldn’t comment on Harvey’s report that he’s already signed. They never do until player passes their physical. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Later said last night that Kulikov landed in the U.S. and would be heading to Florida [today].
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche RFA Ryan O’Reilly has a ‘minor injury’ according to his agent, Mark Guy. O’Reilly was to miss last night’s KHL game. No other info in the injury is known. Nothing new on contract talks either. The Fourth Period: Guy told TFP that there is still “no progress” on contract talks. It’s believed that O’Reilly is looking for a multi-year deal in the $3.5 to $4 million range.
- Patrick Caisse via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said there is no progress and no meetings/discussions planned.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: “Note on new compliance buyout agreement. Player consent needed to buy player out and player cap hit must be 3M+ Next summer reg rules apply “
- Larry Brooks via twitter: The NHL, NHLPA and Rangers were discussing scenarios in which the Rangers could exercise a compliance buyout on Redden now with retaining the AHL cap hit.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: There is a new agreement, and compliance buyouts can be used on Wade Redden with the Rangers taking a $5.6 million salary cap hit even if Redden signs with another team. He’ll be a UFA. This option is now available to the Canadiens and Scott Gomez, and every other NHL team.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: In the new compliance buyout agreement, the 1st buyout window starts prior to the season opener. The 2nd buyout remains in the summer. The cap hit will remain with the team for this season.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Any team can use the ‘accelerated compliance buyout’ before Saturday’s season opener. Teams like the Rangers and Canadiens would take the cap hit for this year, but not for next season. The player would get 100% of the buyout this year and not 2/3′s of the deal. No saving for the team.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers assistant GM, Mike Santos, hasn’t spoken with Dmitry Kulikov’s agent in two days. Reports of the Panthers and Kulikov coming to terms is way off. Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Also notes that Santos and Kulikov’s agent haven’t talked in 48 hours and are not close to a deal.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Jarome Iginla will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. GM Jay Feaster addressed the Iginla situation on Day 1 of training camp, and won’t do so again.
“The directive here in Calgary, the objective here in Calgary, has not changed. From ownership right on through, our goal and our intent is to have Jarome Iginla spend his entire playing career with the Calgary Flames.
“The one thing we don’t want is to talk to Jarome’s contract every day.”
Jarome added to that:
“I don’t want it to be a distraction to the team, to myself. We have a goal and a mission. We’ve been out of the playoffs three years, with a shortened, intense season, we don’t need a distraction,” said Iginla, who didn’t skate Sunday due to a groin strain. “I believe in this organization and this team.”
“My preference would be to play here on a great team and win. I think we can do that. My focus is going to be on helping this team to the playoffs and ultimately win.”
- Louis Jean via twitter: (tweeted at 5:41 PM) Agent Don Meehan said there was no contact with the Canadiens about P.K. Subban [yesterday].
- Tim Wharnsby of CBC: Wharnsby thinks the Avalanche will have a more difficult time getting Ryan O’Reilly signed, than the Stars will with Jamie Benn and the Canadiens with P.K. Subban. O’Reilly is getting a pro-rated $4 million to play for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL. Metallurg may also be willing to increase his salary if he remains in Russia. O’Reilly and the Avalanche are believed to be far apart. He has 5 goals and 10 points in 10 games.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers assistant GM Mike Santos is working on the Dmitry Kulikov deal according to GM Dale Tallon. Tallon said he didn’t know if Kulikov is in Russia or not.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle thinks that Phil Kessel could easily get $7.5 million a year on a long-term contract. Does a contract extension like that work for the Leafs this July?
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Ducks sign Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to a 2-way, $550,000 contract.
- Iain MacIntyre via twitter: The Canucks sign Jim Vandermeer to a 2-way deal.
A list of 2012-13 NHL restricted free agents who have yet to re-sign with their 2011-12 team.
|Player||Team||Pos||Age||Cap Hit||Contract Notes|
|Dmitry Kulikov||Florida Panthers||D||22||$1,325,000|
|Nick Petrecki||San Jose Sharks||D||23||$1,125,000|
|Michael Del Zotto||New York Rangers||D||22||$1,087,500|
|Ryan O’Reilly||Colorado Avalanche||C||21||$900,000|
|P.K. Subban||Montreal Canadiens||D||23||$875,000|
|Jamie Benn||Dallas Stars||C||23||$821,667|
|Nick Palmieri||Minnesota Wild||RW||23||$801,667|
|Cody Franson||Toronto Maple Leafs||D||25||$800,000|
|Brett MacLean||Phoenix Coyotes||LW||23||$735,000|
|James Sheppard||San Jose Sharks||C||24||$725,000|
Wings get big fine … Leafs have assets to get Luongo deal done … Coyotes player update … Some overseas notes
- TSN: The Red Wings organization has been fined in the neighborhood of $250,000 for comments made by senior VP Jim Devellano in an interview with Island Sports News.
“It’s very complicated and way too much for the average Joe to understand, but having said that, I will tell you this,” said Devellano. “The owners can basically be viewed as the Ranch, and the players, and me included, are the cattle. The owners own the Ranch and allow the players to eat there. That’s the way its always been and that the way it will be forever. And the owners simply aren’t going to let a union push them around. It’s not going to happen.”
“Yes, they are billionaires,” Devellano said. “Good on them, they deserve it, but they also make their employees millionaires. Not a bad tradeoff for a guy like (Milan) Lucic getting what, $6 million a year? I mean good on him too, but he should be grateful. Understand, though, that these players want for nothing … it’s first class this, first class that, meal allowances, travel money on the road, the whole shebang.”
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Roberto Luongo may have come to the realization that getting to traded back to Florida is “hanging on by a thread, if at all.” The Maple Leafs have already made a solid offer for Luongo, and when Canucks GM Mike Gillis was asked about the deal, he said “there were several assets the Buds have which can get it done.” Before the CBA expired, there were reports that a mystery team or 2 may have entered the Luongo sweepstakes. The Oilers were mentioned as one team that could be interested. Nikolai Khabibulin may retire if the season is wiped out. Devan Dubnyk has improved, but is not a sure thing as a #1.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson is expected to head to their AHL training camp this Friday. Keith Yandle is skating in Boston, and plans to stay there for the time being. Yandle on playing overseas, “I’m not sure,” he said. “I haven’t really even thought about that too much, to be honest. Right now I’m preparing as if the season will start.” What other Coyotes are thinking. David Moss will be staying Phoenix for the time being. Antoine Vermette will stay for a bit, but may join the traveling league in Quebec that some NHLers are trying to put together. David Schlemko isn’t sure about Europe and will wait until mid-late October to decide on anything. Raffi Torres is undecided. Derek Morris is unsure. Zbynek Michalek is considering Europe. Martin Hanzal has a couple options with Czech and other European teams. Mike Smith and his pregnant wife don’t have a problem with going to Europe. Boyd Gordon would consider playing in Europe. Paul Bissonnette will stay. Steve Sullivan doesn’t want to leave his family. Shane Doan isn’t sold on leaving.
- The Fourth Period: Steven Stamkos’ agent, Mark Guy, confirmed that Stamkos “has been contacted by many teams,” but is not close to making a decision. HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A League is one of the teams that is reportedly interested in Stamkos.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Dmitry Kulikov may be close to signing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: There have been no goalies to head overseas, and it may be hard for them to find work. Henrik Lundqvist should be joining Frolunda. Senators Craig Anderson will have to be patient.
“It’s not just a matter of finding a job … it’s a matter of finding a job and making sure that the player is protected now and in the future,” Anderson’s agent, Justin Duberman, said from his Chicago office Saturday.
“There is a lot of risk in going over. There’s a lot of great things about going over as well from a hockey standpoint, but you have to make sure you protect yourself from an insurance standpoint to make sure it’s a great opportunity.”
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: Players may not be in a rush to make a deal as their escrow checks are coming, 8% of their base salary from last year. Average checks will be about $163,000.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: “There is no way, kids, that Crosby is coming to the KHL. Not with teams like Vityaz roaming around, specializing on injuring opposing stars.”… “The KHL can and will protect Russian NHLers against goons, but Crosby? If anything, Sid-hunting will be encouraged. No reason for him to go.” … “Guys like Shea Weber (big, scary D-man) and Patrick Kane (you know, vodka) would be welcome and do well in KHL. But finesse stars, stay away.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: An IIHF representative said that transfer cards may take up to a week to be cleared.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Radek Martinek could sign with Moutfield Ceske Budejovice of the Czech League soon.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Lokomitiv is trying to sign deals with Artem Anisimov and Dmitry Kulikov this week.
- Genadi Boguslavski via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will play for Locomotiv Yaroslavl.
- Genadi Boguslavski via twitter: Alexei Yemelin’s KHL team, AK Bars, has decided not to sign NHL players.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mikael Grabovski said he has an offer from Minsk, but nothing certain yet.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Lennart Petrell will play with NIFK of the SM-Liiga.
- Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Pavel Datsyuk could sign with CSKA or Dynamo today.
- Rob Tychkowski via twitter: Nail Yakupov’s agent, Igor Larionov, said his transfer card is bogged down in hundreds of applications.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Alex Ovechkin will sign with Dynamo Moscow.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta was told that Alex Ovechkin’s insurance costs more than $100,000 per month. The KHL team that signs him has to pay it.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jason Spezza will be with Rapperswil, Anze Kopitar to Mora, Damien Brunner to Zug and Luca Sbisa to Lugano.
- Jakub Kindl via twitter: Kindl said he’s going to play in Pardubice.
Lucic to sign extension … Benn deal unlikely … Doan has no-movement, says 6 teams were in mix … Panthers injuries
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: The Bruins will sign Milan Lucic to a long-term contract extension this morning. Dupont guesses the money will be upwards of Tyler Seguin’s $5.75 million.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: It’s unlikely that the Stars will get Jamie Benn signed to a contract extension. The Stars like to give out “bridge” contracts, 2 or 3 years in the $3 million range. Loui Eriksson and James Neal signed “bridge” deals. Benn wants more, especially after similar players are signing 5 or 6 year deals around $6 million. Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk,
“I would say pretty slow. We’ve had discussions , but I think it’s their prerogative to wait until after a new CBA, so that’s what we’ll do.”
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Would be a big surprise if P.K. Subban signs a contract extension before the lockout starts.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Shane Doan has a no-movement clause, and the $2 million bonus is deferred until the end of his contract.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: TSN’s Mike Johnson said that according to Doan, the Maple Leafs, Canucks, Rangers, Flyers, Predators and Penguins were in the mix. The Maple Leafs confirmed they made a strong pitch for Doan.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Even if training camp were to start on time, the Panthers would be without Erik Gudbranson and Kris Versteeg due to injuries. Dmitry Kulikov is still not signed. Versteeg had hip surgery after the playoffs last year, and was told it would be 4 to 6 months recovery. He said on Thursday that he’s a few months away. Versteeg’s injury is hockey related, so he’ll get paid and be able to use the teams facilities. Gudbranson’s injury was not hockey related, so he won’t be paid, and is expected to be out 4 months.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline clears the air regarding the rumor that RJ Umberger asking for a trade out of Columbus, “Don’t be ridiculous. No truth.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula (28) had a breakthrough season last year. He had 66 points and was integral on both the power play and penalty kill. His age and talent make him a “prime-rate trade asset.” The Wings would have to consider that Pavel Datsyuk, who is 34, has only 2 years left on his deal and they don’t know if he’ll stay or head back to Russia. Filppula will cash in on his next contract, he’s in the last year of a 5 year, $15 million deal.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers assistant GM Mike Santos said yesterday that they haven’t had much conversation with RFA Dmitry Kulikov, but there is no need to worry as it will get done.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Scott Hartnell’s new 6 year deal contains a no movement clause.
- Dave Lozo of NHL.com: 6 questions that could affect the Blues: 1. How will Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott co-exist this season? 2. How will Vladimir Tarsenko assimilate himself with the Blues? 3. Can Chris Stewart have a bounce-back season? 4. Was last year a fluke or a harbinger of things to come? 5. Where will the offense come from this season? 6. Can Alex Pietrangelo win the Norris Trophy?
Bouwmeester’s stock rising … Sens offer for Nash was better … Senators and Flyers options … Leafs deal could be on horizon
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester’s stock is on the rise as he may be the top defenseman available. The Red Wings have lost Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart. The Flyers are looking for a defenseman, though Bouwmeester doesn’t really fit their mold. The Blues could use a veteran like Bouwmeester. The Oilers could be a fit as well. Bouwmeester has a no-trade clause and doesn’t appear interested in waiving it. The Flames currently have 9 defenseman on 1-way contracts, 10 if you include T.J. Brodie. The Flames may be interested in dealing away Anton Babchuk’s $2.5 million contact.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators offer for Rick Nash was better than what the Blue Jackets got, but he didn’t want to go to Ottawa. They offered Robin Lehner, Nick Foligno, Mika Zibanejad and a draft pick. The Blue Jackets could have had Joe Pavelski from the Sharks but it doesn’t look like they wanted to trade within the Western Conference. The Senators may now be looking to go another direction. They may not want to go down the Alexei Kovalev road with Alexander Semin. It’s believed the Sens have talked to the Ducks about Bobby Ryan. The Stars may be looking to move Brenden Morrow. Daniel Alfredsson has indicated he’s planning on playing, and sources say they may be working on a 1 year extension.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Rossi confirms that the Penguins haven’t talked to the Wild about a trade involving Pascal Dupuis and Paul Martin as part of a package for Dany Heatley.
- Howard Berger via twitter: One of Berger’s “bird-dogs” insisted that the Maple Leafs are working on bringing in goalie help, a deal could be on the horizon. Maybe Jonathan Bernier?
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: The Ducks apparently want Sean Couturier from the Flyers in a Bobby Ryan deal.
- Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: The Flyers defense still needs to be addressed, and addressing it internally may be their best option. Bruno Gervais will compete with Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustafsson and Brandon Manning for the final blueline spot. Matt Gilroy is the highest scoring UFA on the market, 20 points in 67 games last year. RFA options could be Michael Del Zotto, John Carlson, Dmitry Kulikov and P.K. Subban. The Flyers have a top 6 spot open and are looking at Shane Doan. Other UFA options could be Alexander Semin, Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott. The Ducks are listening to offers for Bobby Ryan, but they’d likely want Sean Couturier and/or Brayden Schenn, 2 players the Flyers have no interest in parting with.
Carter will be moved … Smyth staying with Oilers … Rangers want top 6 … Zidlicky could be dealt within days … Lines and starting goalies
- Brian Huddle via twitter: Huddle noted that Aaron Portzline said on TSN1050 that Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter WILL be moved.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Rangers want to bring in a top 6 scorer, possibly a 3rd pairing, physical defenseman.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: GM Tambellini: “I have no plans to move Ryan Smyth. Ryan has made it clear that he wants to stay here and play for the Oilers.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky could be moved within days.
- Jim Matheson via twitter: If Ales Hemsky would take a 2 year, $4.25 million per year deal, it would likely get done tomorrow. The Oilers are leery of a 4 or 5 year deal due to injury history.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning forward Ryan Malone said he’s playing tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals GM George McPhee on Mike Green, “…It’ll be no more than 7 to 10 days and it could be this wkend.”
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is off his crutches and says that he’ll begin skating this week. Defenseman Jason Garrison will be out 7-10 days with a lower body injury.
- Tony Marinaro via twitter: Dreger said that the Canadiens wouldn’t get 1 call if they shopped Tomas Kaberle. One GM told Dreger that Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is the executive of the year for trading Kaberle.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson was put on the IR with an ankle injury and will miss at least 7 days.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Ott-Benn-Vincour. Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder. Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak. Dowell-Wandell-Burish.
- Sam Kasan of NHL.com: Pittsburgh Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Neal, Cooke-Staal-Dupuis, Sullivan-O’Reilly-Jeffrey, Adams-Vitale-Park, (Asham).
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Sykora-Elias-Clarkson; Ponikarovsky-Zubrus-Bernier; Veilleux-Josefson-Janssen.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Anisimov-Stepan-Gaborik. Hagelin-Richards-Callahan. Dubinsky-Boyle-Prust. Rupp-Mitchell-Fedotenko.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Connolly, Crabb-Lombardi-Kulemin, Boyce-Steckel-Brown.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Josh Harding will start in net against the Ducks.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Leafs.
- Steve Gorten of the Sun Sentinel: Nathan Horton’s time as a Florida Panther could be close to coming to an end. It’s looking like he’ll be dealt by next weeks NHL draft, and it wouldn’t surprise his agent. Horton has 3 years left on his 6 years, $24 million contract. His no trade clause kicks in July 1st. The Buffalo Sabres definitely could use a winger with size, have shown interest, and have been rumored to be shopping Derek Roy and Tim Connolly.
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: Steve Yzerman has started working on a contract extension for Martin St. Louis. What could complicate things a little are the numbers and term length, as St. Louis is 35 and the Lightning would be on the hook for the entire salary (and cap number) if he would retire early, so the deal has to make sense for them. Yzerman must also send a qualifying offer to Paul Ranger to retain his rights. Ranger missed all of last season for ‘personal injuries’, he would definitely improve their blueline. Yzerman will also look to re-sign Kurt Foster if the numbers make sense. The Lightning will take the best player available with the 6th overall pick, with a “remote” chance of trading it.
- Darren Dreger on TSN: The Oilers continue to get inquiries about the 1st overall pick, and GM Steve Tambellini will continue to listen to offers, they are unsure what it would take to get the pick though. David Booth, Dmitry Kulikov and Jacob Markstrom could be the only untouchables for Florida. Nathan Horton and Steven Weiss are available. The Predators are interested in Kris Versteeg. No offers have been sent to the Leafs for Tomas Kaberle yet. Teams may wait until the draft when the no-trade is lifted in fear that their proposal will be shopped to drive up the price. As many as 8 teams could put forth an offer.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: The Bruins have received some offers for the #2 pick, and GM Peter Chiarelli was impressed with one of the offers. But … “I’m not moving it,” Chiarelli said of the No. 2 position. “We’re going to take one of those two forwards.”
- Chris Koc of ChicagoBreakingsports.com: The Atlanta Thrashers have been granted permission to speak with Chicago Blackhawks associate coach John Torchetti. about their vacant head coaching position.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: It’s the year of the goalie. UFA’s: Evgeni Nabokov, Martin Biron, Dan Ellis, Michael Leighton, Chris Mason, Jose Theodore, Antero Niittymaki, Vesa Toskala, Johan Hedberg, Patrick Lalime, Manny Legace, Wade Dubielewicz, Alex Auld, Steve Valiquette, Andrew Raycroft, Yann Danis and Curtis Sanford. Goalies available for trade: Carey Price or Jaroslav Halak, Tim Thomas, Cristobal Huet. Turco would be a good fit in Philadelphia, but they might not think so. Martin Biron could end up being a backup in Buffalo where he started his career. The Lightning have had some discussion with their UFA goalie, Antero Niittymaki. The St. Louis Blues have begun talks with Chris Mason in hope of re-signing him.
- Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post: Could the Washington Capitals head in to next season with two, 22-year old goalies, Neuvirth and Varlamov? GM McPhee didn’t rule out bringing back Jose Theodore. McPhee basically said that Karl Alzner and John Carlson will be playing full time on the Capitals blueline. They are talking with Eric Belanger about re-signing him. The team has talked with Shaone Morrisonn, but he isn’t a lock to be re-signed.