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Posts Tagged Evander Kane
- Kevin Gorman and Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins James Neal left last night;s game in the second period after being slashed by Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and crashing into the boards. Neal seemed to be favoring his leg.
- Katie Strang: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal didn’t rule himself out for Game 1, but it’s unlikely that he plays.
- Michael Russo: Wild’s Jason Pominville is still day-to-day.
- Mark Lazerus: Niklas Backstrom is day-to-day. Blackhawks Ray Emery and Dave Bolland are unlikely for Game 2.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik will be recovering for three to four weeks after he has abdominal surgery, forcing him to miss the World Championships. Gaborik’s agent said it’s too repair an area where he had hernia surgery in 2001.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets forward Evander Kane had been bothered by a sore wrist and foot. He’ll see a specialist for his wrist, then determine if surgery is required. Defenseman Mark Stuart had an abdominal injury for most of the season.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Nathan Horton won’t travel with the team due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the fight with Jarome Iginla.
- Ian Mendes: Unlikely that Senators Erik Karlsson is in the lineup tonight.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury won’t be in the Penguins lineup tonight. Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang has foot poisoning. Beau Bennett has an upper-body injury. Fleury’s wife is expecting. Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin all skated today.
- Kirk Penton: Jets Evander Kane didn’t skate this morning.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Magnus Paajarvi was hit in the foot with a shot against the Avalanche, and won’t be in the lineup. Eric Belanger will be in the lineup. Ryan Whitney will also play.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Higgins-Roy-Kesler; Weise-Ebbett-Kassian; Raymond-Lapierre-Hansen.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks defensive pairings: Vlasic/Stuart, Hannan/Boyle, Irwin/Braun.
- Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- John Vogl: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Dave Molinari: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Joanne Ireland: Nikolai Khabibulin will be in net for the Oilers.
- Jim Jamieson: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Eric Stephens: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the for the Ducks.
- Michael Russo: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
- Chris Kuc: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
Trades coming soon? Coyotes talking trade … Krejci aware of rumors … Luongo fine with waiting … Sens should target Kane
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks that some GM’s are sitting on trades and signings that are done or close to being done. As soon as they are allowed to make moves, there will be some activity.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: “For those asking, NHL GM’s are still forbidden from negotiating trades until players ratify CBA. Expect dealing when allowed.” David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta asks: “Loose rule, no? Considering how many of them have started talking…”
- The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said he’s had some trade talks, and that some deals could happen soon. Maloney told the Arizona Republic,
“The good thing for us is they’re asking about our players and would you do this, would you look at that, would you think of this, and I’m like, ‘Absolutely, if that makes us better,’” Maloney said.
- James Murphy of ESPN: Bruins David Krejci said he’s aware of the persistent rumors of a potential trade to Phoenix or Anaheim. He wants to remain with the Bruins.
“I’ve seen it and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” Krejci said. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.”
- Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Roberto Luongo on a trade: ”Whether a couple of days, week, 2 weeks or the end of the season, I’m totally fine.”
- James Gordon via twitter: Gordon thinks that Senators GM Bryan Murray should try to get Evander Kane out of Winnipeg.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Vigneault added that Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder will compete for the 2nd line center spot, unless someone arrives by trade.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: A day after Evander Kane posted his money stack tweet, Lawless thinks that Kane could be wearing out his welcome in Winnipeg.
Six years is a long time. At this rate, Evander Kane won’t live out the term of his contract as a member of the Winnipeg Jets.
Another day and another firestorm for Kane. It happens too often and if changes aren’t made by the player, the team will make its own changes and deal him.
Lawless also added:
They also point to a trend. Kane isn’t very coachable. On or off the ice. He’s a talent. But he’s also a problem — there’s no disputing that.
Teammates have tried to reach him on certain subjects. He doesn’t listen. If he wants to bring his girlfriend along on the road, he does so. Veterans have tried to hammer home that road games are business trips. Focus should be on the work. Kane does what he wants when he wants. He’s a teammate but not yet a good one.
Kane signed a 6 year, $31.5 million deal this past offseason. At the rate Kane is going, he won’t finish the contract in a Jets uniform. He has a decent cap number at just more than $5 million, and teams will be interested. The Jets won’t give up on Kane just yet, but if he doesn’t change, they may have to look at moving him.
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators Kyle Turris was on damage control after making some comments about his time in Finland that were posted in a Globe and Mail column earlier this week. Some of his quotes can be read here. Turris said the report was “a mischaracterization.”
“I read it for the first time and I was extremely upset,” Turris said after skating with fellow NHLers and university players. “It put a very negative characterization on my experience in Oulu. It was a great experience. I’m very thankful I had the opportunity to go. It was lots of fun. I talked to lots of guys and my roommate Jason Demers was a great guy.
“I learned a lot and like I said, I would go back.”
Turris said that the story left out many of the positives that he had in Finland.
“There were places where I didn’t like to eat and there were places that I loved,” he said Thursday. “It was dark, but that’s the way it is there. I enjoyed it. You find ways to adapt and that’s what I did.”
- Louis Jean via twitter: Mike Cammalleri no longer plans to play for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup.
- The Fourth Period: Jaroslav Spacek retired from hockey yesterday after 13 NHL seasons. The 38 year old played in 880 career games with the Hurricanes, Canadiens, Panthers, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Oilers and Sabres. The Flyers showed some interest in him over the summer.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Pronvince: Defenseman Jim Vandermeer, a UFA, would be interested in joining the Canucks as a depth defenseman, replacing Aaron Rome. His agent and the Canucks did talk before the lockout started. If the Canucks traded Roberto Luongo, a defenseman come back in the deal, closing a spot for Vandermeer.
“It would be very attractive and work out great,” Vandermeer said Monday after skating with NHL peers and the Thunderbirds at UBC. “We’ve talked a little bit to Vancouver when we could and it was the same as when we talked to other teams. We picked the ones who would have a need for a guy like me. Hopefully, when we start talking they [Canucks] feel the same way.”
The Canucks do have 7 defenseman (pairings of Kevin Bieksa-Dan Hamhuis, Alex Edler-Jason Garrison, Keith Ballard-Chris Tanev and Andrew Alberts as the 7th), but Edler and Garrison have been battling injuries. Adding depth doesn’t hurt.
- Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea: According to the team website, Thomas Greiss (Sharks) has signed with the Hannover Scorpions in Germany.
- Monte Stewart of the Globe and Mail: Cory Schneider will consider going to Europe if the lockout continues much longer. He will head home for the American Thanksgiving, and then explore options in Switzerland. His grandfather was born there, so he wouldn’t be considered an import player.
“It’ll be another week, so we’ll see if the talks have gone anywhere, and if not we’ll have to open the door to that possibility again,” he said Monday after skating with some of his teammates at the University of British Columbia.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: In the next wave of cancelled games, the NHL will cancel the Jan. 27th All-Star Game in Columbus according to a source. It was estimated that it would bring in $12 million to the local economy.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Evander Kane was released from his contract with Dinamo Minsk on Friday after recording only one goal in 12 games.
“I’ve spoken to Evander and he just found the hockey to be different,” Oster said Friday. “The style to be different, the training to be different. I think the coaching was a challenge at times. This arrangement didn’t have a set time limit. It was a month-to-month deal. For both sides it felt like it had run its course.”
- John Shannon via twitter: The AHL is expected to announce today that they will be using the hybrid icing for the rest of the season.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Kings Alec Martinez will be out for at least a month according to TPS.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres Mike Weber signed with Lorenskog of the Norway’s elite league.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightnings B.J. Crombeen will join Orlando of the ECHL.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: The SF Bulls of the ECHL released Theo Peckham. Peckham requested the release.
- ESPN: Ducks Cam Fowler and Flyers Nicklas Grossman signed with Sodertalje in Sweden. Flyers Matt Read and Rangers Carl Hagelin are already playing for Sodertalje.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Andrew Cogliano signed with Klagenfurt in Austria.
- Winnipeg Sun: Jets Evander Kane has left Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Kane recorded only one goal in 11 games, and was suspended for one game for an illegal hit. Dinamo’s coach criticized Kane for being out of shape.
“Unfortunately, Evander Kane could not adapt to hockey in the KHL,” athletic director Igor Matushkin said on the team’s website.
Saturday morning player notes: Crosby, Nash, Giroux, Gomez, Skinner, O’Reilly, Kane, Hagelin and Koivu
- Dave Isaac via twitter: Claude Giroux’s agent said he’s talking with “many teams.” Isaac is hearing it’s down to Avangard Omsk and HC Kladno.
- Montreal Gazette: Scott Gomez sent a text saying there was no truth to the rumor that he was going to play for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL like he did during the 2004-05 lockout.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andre Markov said he’s fully recovered from his injuries and wants to play anywhere.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: TPS is done negotiating with Mikko Koivu and Lauri Korpikoski, just waiting for them to decide when to join the team.
- Genadi Boguslavski via twitter: Evander Kane will play for Dynamo Minsk.
- The Score via twitter: Paul Mara signed to play in the ECHL.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Carl Hagelin signed with Sodertalje SK of Sweden’s Tier 2 league.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: There are reports that Ryan O’Reilly is close to signing with a KHL team, but they are not true. He is not in negotiations with any KHL or European teams.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jeff Skinner won’t be reporting to Charlotte of the AHL. GM Jim Rutherford said it was a mutual decision, and he’ll continue to train in Toronto.
- Jason Gregor via twitter: Cam Barker has a tryout with the Texas Stars of the AHL.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Rick Nash suffered a shoulder injury, not a head issue.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Toronto Marlies are targeting Paul Ranger.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Sidney Crosby is not in New York for the CBA talks. Heading to Colorado for another camp with a trainer for most of next week.
A Canada-Russia series in the works … NHL-CHL reach agreement … Kane, Fowler, Ennis, Klein and Smith sign extensions
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Players will receive 8% escrow in October, receiving an average of $204,000.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Hockey Canada and the NHLPA are discussing a Canada-Russia series as part of the 40th anniversary of their 1972. They still need to more about it, and it’s far from done. Glenn Schiiler via twitter: Schiiler said the deal is close.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: The NHL and CHL have a one year agreement that deal with placement of players. 1. “Any 18 year old player who played in the NHL last season may be assigned to the AHL.” 2. “When the lockout ends NHL teams can either sign unsigned picks and keep them in the NHL, or recall signed picks playing in the CHL and keep them in the NHL. This must be done within 7 days of the date NHL’ers have to report after the lockout. “
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Dupont wonders that if there is a prolonged lockout, that Tim Thomas may reconsider sitting out a year, finishing out the last year of his contract. If the season started on January 1st, he’d have 8 months of rest. He would receive a pro-rated salary of $3 million. If GM Peter Chiarelli were to deal him, he’d likely only get “a dollar bill or a bag of pucks.”
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Evander Kane signed a 6 year, $31.5 million with the Winnipeg Jets.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: The Ducks signed Cam Fowler to a 5 year contract extension worth $20 million.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres signed Tyler Ennis to a 2 year deal worth $5.625 million.
“I think the biggest significance for us prior to [the lockout] was that it allows once we know we’re going to get started to get started with the full group,” Regier said, “and not have to concern ourselves with, in any kind of hurrying fashion, try and get a deal done with Tyler Ennis. It allows us to focus on the preparation of the game versus any contractual issues.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators have signed Kevin Klein to a 5 year contract extension worth $14.5 million, and Craig Smith to a 2 year deal worth $4 million. Klein will get $3 million in the first 3 years, and $2.75 million in the last 2.
Morning notes on: CBA, Doan deadline, Ovechkin and KHL, Colaiacovo, Cousins, Huselius, Visnovsky and Kane
- TSN: CBA talks made little progress last week, but both sides will meet again on Tuesday. Darren Dreger is saying that the league may present another offer.
- Detroit Free Press: Shane Doan will sign somewhere before September 15th.
“Shane is going to sign a contract before the CBA expires on the 15th,” Bross told the Arizona Republic. “(Ownership has to) be done before the 15th, otherwise we’re signing somewhere because we don’t know what the new CBA is going to look like, and I don’t know if it’s going to limit any scope of a contract, so we want to make sure we sign before then. I guess from that respect, time is ticking.”
- Mike Brehm of USA Today: Moscow Dynamo GM said “We will talk with Ovechkin. It will be up to the head coach,” regarding having Ovechkin join them if there is a lockout. Team president Arkady Rotenberg may be thinking otherwise though,
“I’m actually against it. And I don’t see any prestige in it,” Rotenberg told R-Sport. “I think that Ovechkin isn’t necessary.”
Though Rotenberg added that he may consent if Safronov and head coach Oleg Znarok “persuade me strongly.”
- Lance Hornby via twitter: MLive.com is reporting that the Red Wings have offered Carlo Colaiacovo a 2 year deal.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers prospect Nick Cousins has been charged with sexual assault.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets say that UFA Kristian Huselius won’t return their phone calls this summer. Huselius hasn’t been medically cleared yo play yet.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky said he doesn’t have a problem playing with thie Islanders. He said he’s doing this not for just himself, but to follow the rules. (via Hokej.sk)
- The Winnipeg Sun (Friday): Evander Kane’s agent on rumors that Kane asked to be traded,
“No truth to it,” Craig Oster of Newport Sports said in a text message on Friday afternoon.
Cherry predicts 2 month lockout … Devils update … Clarkson had fractured foot … Kane Negotiations … Prospect tourney cancelled
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Don Cherry thinks the NHL will be shut down for 2 months,
“I’m afraid it looks like two months. Everybody’s talking that they’re going to be out two months,” Cherry said after the walk Friday evening. “It’s a lockout, it’s a shame. Everybody’s making money but everybody wants more money, and wouldn’t you? And that’s the way it works. It’s too bad.
“It’s hard to believe we’re going to miss hockey for two months.”
- David Giambusso and Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils nor the NHL would confirm the NY Post report that owner Jeff Vanderbeek had an imminent 2 year deal with the lenders on refinancing a loan. A lockout would further complicate Vanderbeek’s situation,
“Until you know what the final parameters of the collective bargaining agreement are, it’s pure speculation to engage in any sort of discussion of what the Devils revenues and expenses could be,” said Scott Rosner, a sports business professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “My sense is that the parties in these negotiations have no idea how things are going to line up.”
Two people close to the situation were skeptical of the Post report. They did acknowledge that it’s possible that something occurs in the next week, but they have been negotiating similar settlements for over a year with nothing happening.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free-Press: There may come a time when the Jets and Evander Kane halt negotiations until a new CBA is in place. Both sides aren’t saying anything about the matter. The Jets had put a 6 year, $29 million on the table back in July. Kane’s side is looking for a Jeff Skinner deal (6 years, $34 million), while the Jets are looking for a Max Pacioretty deal (6 years, $27 million).
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils forward David Clarkson played in the playoffs with a fractured foot that didn’t know about.
“I had a bad foot at the beginning of the playoffis, and I hurt it again at the end,” Clarkson said yesterday. “Emotions are high during the playoffs and you can play through it, but then you realize you’re still sore a couple of weeks after it’s over. It was a fracture so I just stayed off it and relaxed this summer, if you can call it that. You can call me a sore loser.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings have cancelled the annual prospect camp that is held in Traverse City. GM Ken Holland,
“we had a conference call with all the teams involved. Due to the uncertainty of CBA negotiations and teams having to make commitments for hotel rooms and travel plans — the biggest thing is the hotel rooms. The people Up North needed to know if the rooms would be used or not. So we made the decision to cancel for 2012. We plan to be back next year.”
The Wings, Sabres, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Stars, Wild, Rangers and Blues were to take part in the tournament.
Morning notes on: Doan and his agent, Thomas, Oilers defense, Kane, Ryan, Bouwmeester, Coyotes arena deal, and Kucherov
- Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Rosen lists 5 teams Shane Doan should consider if he leaves Phoenix: Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers.
- Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: There are some teams that are frustrated with Shane Doan’s agent, Terry Bross. He’s used the media to drive up the price on Doan, and he has negotiated through the media. It is his job to drive up the price, but some teams don’t like how his publicly stated which teams have “strong interest.”
- Matt Kalman of CBSBoston: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has said he’d consider trading Tim Thomas, but you have to wonder how many teams would still be interested in adding him just to get to the salary floor, even if it’s just a paper transaction. If Thomas continues to post controversial things to Facebook or beyond, it could embarrass the team.
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers could use 1 more defenseman. Their current depth chart right now looks like Jeff Petry, Ladislav Smid, Nick Schultz, Ryan Whitney, Justin Schultz, Andy Sutton, Corey Potter and Theo Peckham. A Shea Weber type would have been perfect. Whitney’s health, and Justin Schultz inexperience are question marks. Finding a veteran who could play 2nd pair minutes would be good insurance. Willis writes another article noting that Oilers prospects Colten Teubert and Oscar Klefbom are getting close to being NHL ready. Klefbom will remain in Sweden this year, and could make the jump next season. Taylor Fedum, Martin Marincin and Alex Plante are also coming up the pipeline.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets gave Evander Kane a 6 year offer worth around $29 million weeks ago, but he hasn’t said yes or no. Jets fans shouldn’t worry about another team getting Kane through an offer sheet, as they basically know it would get matched. It would have happened by now if some team was going to try.
- Lyle Richardson in the Hockey News: Richardson (Spector’s Hockey) summarizes the Bobby Ryan rumor mill over the last month.
- Calgary Herald: The latest rumor involving Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had the Red Wings reportedly made a pitch for him.
- John Shannon via twitter: The arena agreement with the NHL and Glendale was to expire yesterday, but was extended for another 31 days.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: Through google translate from KHL.ru, CSKA “terminates contract with Nikita Kucherov”
Kane mulling 6 year offer … Doan to visit the Canadiens, Flyers offered $25 million? Eerily quiet for Knuble … Campoli a fit for Wings?
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Evander Kane is mulling over a 6 year contract from the Jets worth about $29 million. Kane is coming off a 30 goal and 27 assists season.
- TSN: TVA Sports in Quebec is reporting that Shane Doan will be visiting the Canadiens next week. A source is saying that Doan has been in discussion with the Canadiens and wants to have a visit. He’s already visited the Rangers and Flyers.
- Jesse Spector via twitter: Spector thinks the Rangers will try to get Shane Doan.
- Joe Yerdon via twitter: The Flyers may have offered Doan 4 years and $25 million.
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Free agent Mike Knuble said it’s been eerily quiet. “I guess this is how I thought it might go, but it is pretty calm.” Knuble has moved back to Michigan and would like to finish his career where it started, with the Red Wings.
- Brian Hedger via twitter: Assuming the Red Wings can’t make a major deal for a top pair defenseman, signing a guy like Chris Campoli might be a good fit.
- Steve Silva of the Boston Globe: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Nathan Horton should be ready to go for training camp.