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Posts Tagged Hal Gill
- Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald: Flames Miikka Kiprusoff is getting close to returning to the lineup, and could be back as soon as Wednesday.
“The medical staff felt he was good to go with having his own net (Monday),” said Hartley, meaning Kiprusoff absorbed the lion’s share of shots, despite there being two other goalies — Joey MacDonald and Danny Taylor — on the premises. “We’re very careful. But, at the same time, he told me after practice that he felt great, that he had no pain.”Kiprusoff won’t wear a knee brace, but will have it taped.
“It’s taped right now — that’s what I did last time,” added Kiprusoff. “I finished the (2003-04) season with tape and it was enough to give me support. I know some goalies play with braces, but I’d rather not use (one). I have loose knees and loose hips . . . so I’d like to keep it that way.”
Mikael Backlund is also getting close to returning and will be wearing a knee brace. He skated yesterday with a no-contact jersey on.
“Yeah, it feels good,” he said. “I can do everything. The next step is the contact, being able to battle and stuff and see how that feels. We’ll see when that is, but it felt good (Monday). I’ve pushed hard two days now. Every day, waking up, it’s been a better day. I’m happy with that and happy with the progress . . . faster than projected.”
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Taylor Hall is still dealing with a hamstring injury and Jordan Eberle didn’t skate yesterday because of a bruised hand. Both will skate this morning, with their game availability decided upon after. The Oilers will get an update on Nikolai Khabibulin in the next day or two. Defenseman Mark Fistric returned to Edmonton to have his elbow looked at. Corey Potter (concussion) is nearing his return. Shawn Horcoff is hoping to get back in the lineup next week.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman John Moore is expected to miss two to three weeks with a shoulder injury.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky, out with a left knee sprain, is still ” a few days away” but progressing according to coach Richards.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators defenseman Hal Gill is out with a lower-body injury and was “doubtful” for games on Friday and Saturday. He is skating, but not very hard.
LA Kings on NHL.com: The LA Kings have agreed in principle with Jonathan Quick to a 10 year contract extension. The deal can’t become official to July 1st, and it won’t start until the 2013-14 season. Dreger reporting the 10 year delais for $50 million plus. Dan Rosen via twitter: Quick’s deal is worth a reported $58 million over 10 years.
Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Boston Bruins have re-signed Tuukka Rask to a 1 year, $3.5 million deal.
Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Nashville Predators have re-signed Hal Gill to a 2 year, $4 million deal.
Rumors and Notes: Schneider, Parenteau, Ducks and defenseman, Penguins, Latendresse, Doan, Schultz, Stajan and Blues
- Chris Johnston in the Globe and Mail: Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (RFA) is in no hurry to sign a new deal.
“Either way, I’m sure I’ll end up with a contract,” Schneider said during the NHLPA meetings this week in Chicago. “I don’t think that’s an issue. I think if I was facing the possibility of not being in the league next year I’d be a little more concerned. I’m comfortable with the idea that it may not be a deal now or in the next week, but eventually I think something will happen.
“I think you just have to remain patient and you can’t panic.”
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators director of player development, Pierre Dorion, suggested that the Senators could be interested in P.A. Parenteau.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: The Ducks could definitely use a guy like Ryan Suter on their blueline, but they’ll likely have to go with the 2nd tier Dmen. Possible targets could be: Jason Garrison, Filip Kuba, Pavel Kubina, Matt Carle, Bryce Salvador and Sami Salo. 3rd tier options could be: Sheldon Souray, Chris Campoli, Bryan Allen, Jaroslav Spacek, Hal Gill, Greg Zanon and Cory Sarich. Jay Bouwmeester may now be available for trade.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero is still looking for a defensive partner for Kris Letang, and a winger for Sidney Crosby. The Pens have assets on the blueline that could be moved. Matt Niskanen could be signed to a long-term deal if the Penguins are successful in moving Paul Martin.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Guillaume Latendresse will become a UFA on Sunday.
“I’ve been here with my son in Montreal for two months. He’s four years old now,” Latendresse said. “It’s pretty hard for me during the wintertime, so I think it would be best if I can try and land somewhere that would be closer to him.”
The Wild offered Latendresse an incentive based 1 year deal according to sources.
“It’s not that I didn’t want to go back,” Latendresse said. “It’s not that the contract was not good. It’s not that I didn’t like the way the team was working or anything. It’s really a personal matter more than anything. I would have loved to go back to Minnesota, but sometimes you have to make decisions for your family and for your future.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: James thinks the 36 year old Shane Doan would be a nice fit for the Red Wings if he tests free agency. Doan is coming off a 5 year, $22.75 million deal.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Teams that are known to be on Justin Schultz list are the Canucks, Oilers, Rangers, Maple Leafs and Senators. The Flyers are not on his list.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames may look to see if anyone would be interested in Matt Stajan’s $3.5 million salary cap and $2.5 million salary to get to the floor.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues still have interest in bringing Jamie Langenbrunner back. Scott Nichol re-signs with the Blues for $650,000 and bonuses up to $700,000.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile confirmed that Hal Gill played the Western Conference semifinal with a fractured tibia that will need surgery. Alexander Radulov had a meniscus issue in his knee that will require surgery. On their free agents:
“I reached out to Paul Gaustad’s agent and Hal Gill’s agent, so I’m making the calls. In terms of a more complete answer next week would probably be more of a trying to set up meetings if it’s appropriate.”
“There’s lots of situations we have to look at. Again, on defense, a lot depends on what Ryan Suter does or doesn’t do in relation to (Jack) Hillen, (Francis) Bouillon and all those types of situations.”
“I haven’t had a chance to talk to Jordin (Tootoo’s) agent yet. I touched base with Don Meehan once on Sergei (Kostitsyn) but haven’t gotten into anything with him yet.”
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Tribune: There is no chance that Dominic Hasek will play for the Lightning next season if he decides to return to the NHL. The Lightning may only offer Riku Helenius a two-way offer if he wants to return to the NHL. GM Steve Yzerman said they do have an interest in bring him back to North America.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: There have been no formal talks between the Senators and Erik Karlsson, Filip Kuba or Matt Carkner yet.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues and defenseman Barrett Jackman met after their 2nd round loss, and plan to meet again at some point.
“He’s a St. Louis Blue, he’s been a St. Louis Blue, this is all he knows. He’s a big part of our team. But again, this isn’t just a one-sided decision. You play a long time to get the right to see what you’re worth ……With a guy like Jacks, he has half the cards.”
Jackman had a $3.6 million cap hit and may consider a hometown discount.
- Katie Stang of ESPN New York: Rangers Mats Zuccarello is still deciding on what he wants to do next year. He doesn’t want to be on a 2-way contract going up and down between the AHL and NHL. He has agreed in principle to a deal with Metallurg of the KHL, though playing in the NHL is his top priority.
“I have some opportunities. I haven’t really decided yet, but it will come soon. I’m not going to lie, there is some part of me that wants to go, but at the same time this is where I want to be,” Zuccarello said.
“I want to be a New York Ranger. I love the players, all the guys here. The fans are unbelievable and I just love playing in New York with the team. This is where I want to be, don’t get me wrong, but I have to think about what’s best for me.”
Afternoon notes on Alfredsson, Hanzal, Smith, Wolski, Gill, Backstrom, Asham, Moore, Leighton and Shaw’s 3 game suspension video
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Daniel Alfredsson had a setback yesterday afternoon. He’ll be evaluated tomorrow.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Coyotes Martin Hanzal and Mike Smith will be game time decisions. Lauri Korpikoski will be out.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Panthers Wojtek Wolski will be a healthy scratch tonight.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators coach Barry Trotz said that Hal Gill will not play tonight.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Parise-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Capitals Nicklas Backstrom had his disciplinary hearing at 3:30 today.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Penguins Arron Asham waived his right to an in-person hearing and will be done by phone at 5:00. He can be suspended for 6 games or more.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Sharks Mike Moore and Flyers Michael Leighton have cleared re-entry waivers.
- Blackhawks Andrew Shaw was suspended for 3 games for his hit on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
Neal gets 2 hearings, Asham 1 … Shanahan changed mind on Weber … Alfie concussed but might play … Gil skates … Still no Neurvirth/Vokoun
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Penguins James Neal will have 2 separate disciplinary hearings tomorrow. Aaron Asham will have an in-person hearing at 11 am. Dan Rosen via twitter: Neal’s hearings are for his hit on Sean Couturier and his charging on Claude Giroux.
- Joe Yerdon via twitter: Brendan Shanahan said he was close to giving Shea Weber a 1 one game suspension, but Red Wings GM Ken Holland told him that Henrik Zetterberg was okay, and it changed his mind.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: If the Rangers are going to appeal Carl Hagelin’s suspension, they’ll have to do it before tonight. Shanahan won’t reduce Hagelin’s suspension after the fact based on whether Daniel Alfredsson will be able to play or not.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean confirms that Daniel Alfredsson passed his baseline test, and if he’s ready, he’ll play. Brent Wallace via twitter: Alfredsson confirms that he suffered a concussion on the hit.
- Bob Duff via twitter: A NHL executive: “Colin Campbell always did what he thought was right and didn’t worry about what people thought. Shanahan just wants to be liked.”
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have let assistant coaches Dan Chynoweth and Scott Allen go.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators defenseman Hal Gill took part in his first full practice this series.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Johansson-Backstrom-Semin, Chimera-Beagle-Perreault, Aucoin-Hendricks-Ward.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Michal Neuvirth and Tomas Vokoun were not at practice this morning. Dany Sabourin will be the backup.
Afternoon notes on: Radulov, Sedin, Gill, Krejci, Kubina, Rome, Ebbett, Preds and Wings lines, Halak starts
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Predators Alexander Radulov’s Russian agent: “Radulov will most likely spend the next season in Russia.”
- Brad Zeimer of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks forward Daniel Sedin won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Craig Custance via twitter: Predators Hal Gill won’t be in the lineup tonight but he’s making progress. He’ll travel with the team to Detroit. Josh Cooper via twitter: Gill: “I’m going to give it some more time. I don’t think at this point I can help the team.”
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Bruins David Krejci thinks he’ll be able to go for Game 2.
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: Flyers defenseman Pavel Kubina will be back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch. He’ll replace Marc-Andre Bourdon who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: For Game 2 Aaron Rome will replace Keith Ballard, and Andrew Ebbett is in for the suspended Byron Bitz.
- ESPN: Predators lines: S. Kostitsyn – Fisher – Erat , A. Kostitsyn – Legwand – Radulov, Bourque – Spaling – Hornqvist , Yip – Gaustad – Halischuk. Defensive Pairings: Suter – Weber, Klein – Josi, Bouillon – Hillen/Ellis … Red Wings Lines: Franzen – Datsyuk – Bertuzzi , Filppula – Zetterberg – Hudler, Nyquist – Albdelkader – Cleary, Miller – Emmerton – Holmstrom. Defensive Pairings: Lidstrom – Ericsson, Kronwall – Stuart, Quincey – White.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will start Game 2 for the Blues.
The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Hal Gill and a conditional 2013 5th round pick to the Nashville Predators for a 2012 2nd round pick, Blake Geoffrion and Robert Slaney.
Pierre LeBrun via twitter: If Geoffrion plays 40 games in Montreal next year, Nashville gets a 2013 5th round pick. If he plays less than 40 games, there is not pick.
Geoffrion’s grandfather was Boom-Boom Geoffrion and his great grandfather was Howie Morenz.
David Pagnotta via twitter: Predators GM David Poile “”Gill brings our team a number of elements – size, penalty-killing ability, depth on defense and playoff experience.”
Corey Pronman via twitter: On Blake Geoffrion “a defensively sound hard working player, but may just be a 4th line, fringe 3rd type of player.”
David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta notes you can never have too many good defenseman. Not only did the Predators improve, they kept Gill out of Chicago and Detroit.
Jim Diamond via twitter: Gil is expected to be in Detroit around 5, and be in the lineup for the Predators tonight.
Afternoon rumors involving: Blue Jackets, Jets, Sabres, Canadiens, Bruins, Flyers, Rangers, Kings, Avalanche, Islanders, Crosby, Hunter and starting goalies
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets don’t expect to make any trades this weekend, but one phone call could change that.
- Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said yesterday there’s no doubt he’s a buyer. “I’m always going to be trying to acquire assets. I’m always looking to make our team better for the future.” “It’s not just other teams asking about (our young players),” he said. “There are a lot of things that are talked about.” Cheveldayoff said there hasn’t been any contract extension talk with any of their pending UFAs: Jim Slater, Tanner Glass, Kyle Wellwood, Tim Stapleton, Johnny Oduya, Randy Jones, Mark Flood and Chris Mason.
- Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Burnside thinks it’s time for the Sabres to start making some deals. The Canadiens should find a taker for Hal Gill and perhaps Andrei Kostitsyn. Travis Moen and Chris Campoli could also be moved. The Bruins and Rangers will both be looking to add some depth along the blueline. A source said the Flyers could also be looking at adding another Dman. Hurricanes Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek will be UFAs. Luke Schenn could be had if it helps the Leafs land a top 6 forward. The Kings Jack Johnson could be in play, but they’d need to get a top forward back
- Adrian Deter of the Denver Post: Dater thinks the Avalanche will move a defenseman, with Shane O’Brien making sense. Dater also thinks teams will be interested Ryan Wilson, Ryan O’Byrne and Kyle Quincey.
- David Hutchinson of the Star Ledger: The Devils are looking for a veteran defenseman. Marek Zidlicky is one possibility, and he’s already waived his no trade clause for them.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Islanders are looking for a top 4 defenseman.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins Sidney Crosby skated with teammates today because of ice time availability. No change in his status.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins forward Rich Peverley is out 4 to 6 weeks with a grade 3 MCL sprain in his right knee.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Kings have put Trent Hunter on waivers.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks tonight against Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start for the Capitals against Jose Theodore and the Panthers.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens against the Sabres.
Leafs get offer for Grabovski … Kings making calls … Jets could use some scoring … Flyers could still be looking at D … Oilers notes
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Maple Leafs have been offered a 2nd round pick and a prospect for center Mikhail Grabovski. They could get more, and they still hope to re-sign him. The Leafs may keep Grabovski despite contract status, but will consider a 1st round pick, or the existing offer. James Mirtle via twitter: The only way Mirtle sees the Maple Leafs letting Grabovski go is if his contract demands are way to high. The next 10 days will be interesting.
- Scott Burnside and Craig Custance of ESPN: As of yesterday afternoon, the Ducks were 6 points out a playoff spot after a 14-2-3 run. Don’t count on a Ducks fire sale now. Kings GM Dean Lombardi is under pressure to fix their offensive issues, and could be burning the phone lines with Columbus. The Kings may benefit the most from a Rick Nash deal more than any other team. Jeff Carter may be a better fit salary wise for the Kings.
- Jonathan Willis of Hockey Prospectus on ESPN: Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman could be an option for the Capitals. He’s under contract next season, and has fallen out of favor in Anaheim. Canadiens defenseman Chris Campoli could interest the Panthers. Islanders defenseman Milan Jurcina may be a nice fit in Winnipeg.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets forward Andrew Ladd on what they need at the deadline:
“With the troubles we’ve had scoring, if it’s not going to come from within this room, we probably could use some help, there,” he said. “We’ve got a great goaltender, we’ve got D that can move the puck and play both ways.”
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Talk of the Leafs doing a deal with the Flyers including Luke Schenn may be off now that they acquired Nicklas Grossman. Mirtle thinks the smart move for the Maple Leafs may be to sit still and take their lumps in the playoffs if they make it.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Flyers would like to add 1 more defenseman and looking at all options: Luke Schenn, Jack Johnson and Hal Gill.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: If the Blues were to make a trade for a defenseman, it would be a for a left handed shot. Pavel Kubina doesn’t fit.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Pierre McGuire said the Devils, Rangers and Bruins would have had interest in Ryan Smyth.
- Louis Jean via twitter: The Canadiens like Travis Moen and are considering keeping him.
- John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini won’t jeopardize their young core:
“At no time are we going to be selling anything that is going to hurt our future, what we think is part of our core or something that is going to sustain good play for a long time,” Tambellini told reporters during an Oilers practice at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. “If it’s something we feel will make us significantly better, long-term and short-term, of course we’ll consider it.
“But nothing for just a short-term gain.”
Ales Hemsky’s desire for a long term deal may signal his end in Edmonton. Tambellini said he isn’t looking to deal Sam Gagner or Nikolai Khabibulin. The Oilers would like to improve along the blueline. Oscar Klefbom and juniors David Musil, Martin Marincin and Martin Gernat are a couple years away.
Written by Grant Webster
With the off season re-signing of top defenseman Andrei Markov and the addition of right winger Erik Cole to add size and grit up front, Montreal was anticipating a better year than last. Young players Max Pacioretty, Lars Eller, P.K. Subban, and, of course, The Franchise Carey Price were all expected to continue to grow into consistent and effective performers. Things were looking good in Montreal because the team remained almost entirely intact, the only major loss being veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik, but this was believed to have been offset by the return of two defensemen who were injured for much of last year (Markov and Josh Gorges), as well as the addition of young defenders Raphael Diaz and Alexei Emelin to add some offense and size, respectively.
Unfortunately, come February all team expectations have been missed and Montreal could realistically come away with a lottery pick. Markov has yet to return from last season’s injury, veteran players aren’t performing, and the team can’t consistently win. GM Pierre Gauthier has yet to throw in the towel, however, as his job likely depends on whether or not the team can get something going. This begs the question, however, as to what Montreal will do between now and the trade deadline. A number of needs have been missing for a few years in Montreal, the top of which is consistent scoring and a big, first line centre. One can pine away for this addition every year around this time, but they don’t come often and cost a lot to trade for. Drafting this type of player is a better plan.
The NHL Trade Deadline is 14 days away and like always, the Philadelphia Flyers should be busy leading up to Feb. 27.
Following a weekend that saw Philadelphia lose their seventh straight game to the Atlantic Division rival New York Rangers and lose a tough game in Detroit, Philadelphia is 3-4-3 in their last ten games and has lost five of their last six.
But how much would a trade help this team and if so, what will they do?