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Posts Tagged Henrik Lundqvist
- Louis Jean: There is nothing imminent with the Canadiens and P.K. Subban. Things can obviously change quickly, but it’s looking like it could take a couple more days.
- Hope Smoke: Claude Loiselle: “Liles is the best defenseman outside of the NHL right now. At this point there is no way to fit him into our roster”
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Belief is that MLSE want Gretzky as an ambassador. More than a token position. They are very happy with Nonis’ job.”
- YYZ Sports Media: James Duthie, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie all signed new long-term deals with TSN.
- Eric Macramalla: If the Rangers were to buyout the final year of Henrik Lundqvist’s new contract, it would cost them only $2,833,333.
- Don Brennan: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators.
- Chip Alexander: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes.
The New York Rangers have signed goalie Henrik Lundqvist to a seven year contract extension worth $59.5 million. It carries a salary cap hit of $8.5 million.
The 31-year old Lundqvist was drafted by the Rangers 205th in the 7th round of the 2000 draft.
Lundqvist is coming off of a six-year, $41.25 million deal, a $6.875 million cap hit.
What do you think of the deal?
Morning Rumors: Sabres, Rangers, Coaches, Sharks, Panthers, Habs, Flames, Oilers, Isles, Pens and Roy
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: If Ryan Miller isn’t willing to sign a contract extension with the Sabres, and it’s thought that that conversation will take place, the new GM will hold an auction for his services. Pat LaFontaine wants to have new GM by Christmas. Belief is that Miller wants to go to a Western Conference team, and the Kings may have interest. Jonathan Quick is out for at least a month, and Ben Scrivens isn’t the long-term solution. GM Dean Lombardi will deny it, but he’s been looking around. The Blues could also be a destination.
The Rangers are trying to free up some salary cap space. The Senators, Hurricanes, Oilers and Sharks have interest in Michael Del Zotto, but the Rangers want a defenseman in return.
It’s thought that Henrik Lundqvist wants an eight-year deal worth $8-$9 million a year. The Rangers also have UFAs Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman, and RFA Derrick Brassard, who could get $4 million if he goes to arbitration.
Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards could be on the hotseat, same goes for Jets Claude Noel. Islanders Jack Capuano could be in trouble as well.
The Sharks have been shopping Martin Havlat and his $6 million salary. There has been mild interest from the Panthers and Rangers.
The Blackhawks had looked at Rene Bourque before making the Kris Versteeg trade.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin wants to do something big.
The Panthers would like to move Scottie Upshall, Tomas Fleischmann, Brad Boyes, Tomas Kopecky, Marcel Goc and Shawn Mattias before the trade deadline. There is lots of interest in Dmitry Kulikov, but he may bolt for the KHL.
Flames Mikael Backlund and Shane O’Brien are available.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is looking for defenseman to replace Ladislav Smid. “They want to do something but they overrate their players which means the prices are high,” said a league executive.
The Oilers should be able to get a top pick for Ales Hemsky.
- Arthur Staple: Islanders Thomas Hickey will be evaluated today, and if it’s deemed he’ll be out long-term, they may have to look at making a trade.
- Seth Rorabaugh: Rorabaugh thinks the Penguins could use a tougher third-line player, but remembers that they were swept by the Bruins when they had Iginla, Morrow and Murray.
- Andrew Gross: Team USA GM David Poile will continue to scout Rangers Chris Kreider, though he’s still a longshot at this point.
- Steve Farnham of All Habs: Elliotte Friedman interviewing Mike Vernon, with Vernon talking about his conversation with Patrick Roy to ‘get traded.’
“I recall even having a conversation with Patrick Roy, in Montreal, at a little breakfast space there, spot we always used to go to. I just walked in by myself; I was early to the rink or something like that and he was there.
He [Roy] said, ‘Mike, come here, I want to talk to you.’
He goes, ‘the pressure, and the media, and the fans,’ he was really; I knew he was thoroughly upset by all of this, and it was really bothering him.
And I said, ‘Patrick, you just have to get traded’. And I said, ‘I got traded, I’m enjoying it in Detroit and everything else.’
Low and behold, that game was the game where he went up to the president. He was in for all nine goals, and he walked up to the president and I’m like going, ‘Oh no’!”
“So the game is over and I’m bee-lining for the dressing room. All the boys are like, ‘What’s wrong? What’s wrong?’ I’ll talk to you later, I gotta go!
No one could figure out why I was running in the dressing room, undressing, shower and I was gone out the door.
After, they came to the establishment where I was having a beer or dinner or something like that. They were like, ‘Verny, what’s going on?’
I said that I didn’t want to feel the wrath of the media.
They were like, ‘What are you talking about?’
I have an idea what Patrick was doing over there. And I didn’t know if he would say anything or do anything.
You know, ‘I talked to Vernon about this earlier in the day’. I’m like, “Holy shit, I better get out of here, I’d get hung!”
Morning Rumors: Yakupov, Lundqvist, Goalie Market, Hemsky, Candiens, Leafs, Panthers, Caps and Flyers
- Craig Custance: Nail Yakupov’s agent said that if the Oilers are unhappy with Yakupov, they are open to a trade: “We’re willing to make a move. Any team. That happens and that’s part of life.”
- Bob Stauffer: On Larionov and Yakupov: “#1. Igor probably isn’t too pleased that Nail has played under 12 mins last 3 games. #2. A coach spotting Yakupov and limiting defensive zone starts given a -14 rating is completely logical. #3. Not every agent goes to the media to discuss frustrations with a team’s handling of their client. Going direct to the GM works better.”
- Bob McKenzie: Expectation is that Rangers GM Glen Sather will meet with Henrik Lundqvist’s agent, Don Meehan, for contract talks while he’s in town for the Hockey Hall of Fame and GM meetings.
- Craig Custance: Ducks GM Bob Murray on the goalie trade market: “The phone is not ringing.”
- The Fourth Period: The Blues have shopped Brian Elliott, but he may not moved until later in the season as the goalie market is thin at the moment.
- The Fourth Period: It is believed that the Oilers have talked with teams, including the Rangers, about Ales Hemsky.
- Elliotte Friendman of CBC: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on trading Martin Brodeur.
”We’ve never had any conversations about it. I’ve never talked to anyone else about it and I’m not going to waste any time on it.”
Canadiens pending UFA, Andrei Markov, is changing agents. This is something some GM hate.
“You’re always worried the new guy is telling him how much better a deal he can get,” one GM said. “Then, he has to live up to it.”
If P.K. Subban says he’ll go for a two-year arbitration deal that would take him to unrestricted free agency, which could be worth $7 million per season, then you know he’s unhappy in Montreal. The Canadiens will look for a longer deal.
The Maple Leafs may be looking for right-shooting defenseman. It’s been an on-again/off-again situation. At one point they looked at Mike Weaver, but may be looking for someone that can play higher up in their lineup.
The Senators and Stars are said to be looking for a defenseman.
Friedman isn’t sure if the Senators would consider trading Craig Anderson. If they were to move him, would need a goalie coming back.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon has been trying hard to make a trade, but he wants to move guys with bad contracts. Players that could interest teams are Marcel Goc ($1.7 million) and Shawn Matthias ($1.75 million).
The Predators looked at Ilya Bryzgalov before he signed with the Oilers but were denied.
The Oilers may have looked at Jonas Hiller, but Ducks GM Bob Murray doesn’t like trading within the division.
The Capitals may have had some interest in Ladislav Smid before he was traded to the Flames.
Some executives would be surprised if the Flyers traded Wayne Simmonds, though you can never predict what the Flyers will do.
Some teams are looking at undrafted free agent Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals). He attended the Canadiens camp, is from Florida which may make them a possibility, and Rangers may be looking at him.
- Andy Strickland: Blues lines: Stewart-Backes-Steen, Oshie-Roy-Sobotka.
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Lindholm, Ruutu-Nash-Dwyer, Bowman-Malhotra-Dvorak.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-JVR-Kessel Raymond-Kadri-Clarkson Bodie-McClement-Kulemin Ashton-Smith-McLaren-Orr.
- Ken Warren: Senators lines: Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad, MacArthur-Turris-Ryan, Michalek-Smith-Neil, Kassian-Grant-Conacher.
- Bob Stauffer: Oilers lines: Smyth-Gagner-Yakupov, Hemsky-RNH-Eberle, Jones-Gordon-Arcobello, Gazdic-Acron-Eager.
- Eric Stephens: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
- Ansar Khan: Jets Al Montoya will start in net for the Jets.
- Pat Iverson of SB Nation: Predators Pekka Rinne told the Finnish magazine “Urheilulehti,” that his hip infection is “very dangerous” and could lead to long-term problems.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins James Neal is not expected to practice this week. It’s not known if Beau Bennett will be able to return to practice this week.
- Steve Zipay: Henrik Lundqvist is ready to return to the Rangers net.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth didn’t skate yesterday. Being more cautious with his lower-body injury after he tested it out in Toronto and Montreal.
- Wes Gilbertson: Flames Lee Stempniak is wearing a protective boot on his right foot.
- Ken Wiebe: The Jets activate Chris Thorburn from the IR and put Jim Slater on the IR.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks Saku Koivu didn’t return to the game after taking a hit from Brandon Dubinsky.
- David Pollak: Shark Matt Nieto hurt his hand blocking a shot, but it’s not considered serious.
- Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets Boone Jennermissed last night’s game due to a leg injury.
“Boone is getting re-evaluated, but it might be an injury that keeps him out a little bit,” coach Todd Richards said. “Just one of those fluke things. He went down with a leg injury. He’s going to miss some time.”
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators Clarke MacArthurwas held out of yesterday’s game for precautionary reasons.
“He has a minor injury that we want to make sure doesn’t grow into something bigger,” said MacLean. “I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but he felt some aggravation when he didn’t practice and we want to give it a chance to get healed up, so it’s not something long lasting or chronic.”
- Chris Stevenson: Loui Eriksson flew back to Boston yesterday. He has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Dan Boyle,
“With concussions, you just have to be careful. And when I say concussion, I haven’t actually been told that I’ve officially had one. Still kind of waiting on more results form the doctors and more feedback on what they saw.
“I know what you guys know, I got knocked out and it’s just a matter of making sure that I have no symptoms and I’m OK going forward in order to get back in the lineup.”
- Andrew Gross: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist was back on the ice yesterday taking shots. He said he’s not sure if he’ll be ready for Saturday, but added that if it were the playoffs, he’d play.
- Leafs PR: Joffrey Lupul has a bruised foot and is day-to-day. He’s making the trip but Josh Leivo has been recalled.
- Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano seems to be walking fine and met with doctors yesterday. Not ready just yet.
- Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski stayed home and is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers Sean Bergenheim will return to the lineup tonight. His last game was on April 26th, 2012.
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Sam Gagner will have to wait another week to be cleared by doctors to return. Will be re-evaluated next week.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner left last nights game with an upper-body injury.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will be out three to four weeks with a lower-body injury.
- Michael Russo: Wild’s Josh Harding left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. ”I hope it’s not bad and he’ll be back soon.”
- Aaron Vickers: Flames GM Jay Feaster announces that Sean Monahan will stay in Calgary for the season. Sunaya Sapurji: The Flames will decide closer to the World Junior Championship if he’ll be allowed to go or not. Canada’s camp will start in mid-December. Adam Kimelman: Feaster on possibility of releasing Monahan for the WJC: ”We’re a big believer … in the WJC and what they do for players.”
- Jonas Siegel: The Maple Leafs haven’t told Morgan Rielly if he’ll stay with the team beyond nine-games. He plays his ninth game tomorrow.
- The Stats Guy: Martin Brodeur on Cory Schneider making his third straight start: ”I think he’s in the net now to stay. I don’t think that’s going to change”
- Katie Strang: Rangers Henrik Ludnqvist won’t be playing tonight. Cam Talbot will make his first NHL start. Andrew Gross: Jason Missiaen will backup Talbot.
- Gord Miller: According to Elias, Sabres were to have four teenagers in the lineup, which is the first time since the Jets in 1996.
- Dave Isaac: The Flyers send Kris Newbury back to the AHL.
- Minnesota Wild: Wild’s defenseman Jonas Brodin has a broken cheekbone and is out indefinitely. No timetable.
- Jim Diamond: Carrie Underwood reports that Mike Fisher has a “foot fracture thing.”
- William DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang looking like he’s back on Friday and paired with Rob Scuderi.
- Rich Chere: X-rays on Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador’s foot were negative. Tom Gulitti: GM Lou Lamoriello said there is no timetable for Salvador.
- Steve Goldstein: Panthers Tim Thomas can get nine days of rest and only miss two games. He can get two weeks of rest and miss only four games. David Neal: Thomas is on the IR, but not expected to be long-term.
- NBA Pro Hockey Talk: Blackhawks Mike Kostka will be out four to six weeks with a lower-body injury.
- Katie Strang: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that Henrik Lundqvist has an “irritation” and indicated it’s not serious.
- Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Shane Doan was getting treatment yesterday morning. He’s traveling with the team and it’s possible that he plays.
- Steve Zipay: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist is day-to-day with a “minor issue” and not guaranteed to start on Thursday.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm has a sore groin and going through more tests yesterday to see if it’s torn. He won’t be ready to play this weekend.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves will be ready for Saturday. No roster moves will be made until Darren Helm comes off the IR.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is on the short-term IR with a shoulder subluxation. Helene St. James: Ericsson will be out two to three weeks.
- Roger Millions: Flames David Jones and Matt Stajan are now day-to-day and skating with the team.
- Randy Sportak: Flames Mark Giordano is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: LeBrun thinks the two best options for the Oilers in net are Jonas Hiller and Michal Neuvirth.
- Mark Spector of Sportsnet: Both the Flyers and Oilers may be looking for a change. The Oilers have the scoring wingers in Ales Hemsky and Nail Yakupov that the Flyers could use. The Flyers have the size and grit of Wayne Simmonds, a defenseman in Braydon Coburn and a young center with size, Sean Couturier. Thomas Vanek could be a short-term fix in Philadelphia.
- David Staples of the Edmonton Jouranl: What Darren Dreger said to Dave Naylor on TSN 1050.
Dreger: “Now you look at the need that the Edmonton Oilers have and there’s obvious interest in Jonas Hiller in Anaheim and there’s some speculation around (goalie Michael) Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals, but both those general managers have to be sitting here going, ‘Really? You know, I know I have an asset here.’ And Toronto is the same. I’m sure there would be interest in James Reimer if (Leafs GM) Dave Nonis were willing to consider it, but it is way, way, way too early in the season to do that, and you might get to the point, which is the trade deadline, where you also say, ‘Well, which one do I trade? Both of these guys have been very solid and I’d like to have both of these guys if I have a chance of contending for the Stanely Cup,’ or you’re certainly in the playoff mix. So when you’ve got a quality goaltender, you hold on tight. We have two of them. You’re very careful before you move one.”
Naylor: “Dregs, if things got really desperate in Edmonton and we know the expectations are there, ‘Hey, we’re not the young Oilers. This is not development, this is not moral victories and we want to win,’ and they’re off to a rough start. They play tonight in Long Island. If things got really desperate there, and they said, ‘We got to do something. This goaltending thing is just a disaster. We’re willing to peel off a Nail Yakupov for a Reimer,’ would the Leafs do that?”
Dreger: “I don’t think so.”
Dreger: “I don’t think so because I don’t know that Toronto or any team in the National Hockey League, including Edmonton, is sold on Nail Yakupov. And that sounds like a pretty stinging indictment of this young man, first overall in 2012, but he just hasn’t developed to a point yet where you’re going to spend an asset that you can trust to take a shot on this guy. And automatically you’d be wondering, ‘Why is Edmonton picking Nail Yakupov among all of their young stars, or potential young stars, and all of the assets that the Oilers have worked hard at over the years of accruing, why is Nail Yakupov the first guy that is thrown at us?’ There’d be some skepticism.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Sources saying the Panthers are willing to move any of their veterans: Tomas Fleischmann, Kris Versteeg, Scottie Upshall, Shawn Matthias, Brad Boyes, Marcel Goc, Tom Gilbert and Dmitry Kulikov. Their top young prospects won’t be going anywhere.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish didn’t have any luck finding a goalie. Two league executives said their options are Michal Neuvirth, James Reimer and Brian Elliott. They may have looked at Craig Anderson and Cam Ward, but the sense is that neither Anderson or Ward are going anywhere. They won’t sign Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Rangers are looking for a top-six forward and are dangling Chris Kreider.
The Rangers may take a run at Thomas Vanek (if he goes to free agency) if they decide to buyout Brad Richards during the next buyout period after the season.
Ryan Miller is expected to head towards the West Coast if he hits free agency.
Devils coach Peter DeBoar could be on the hot seat if they continue to slide.
The Rangers may have offered Henrik Lundqvist a long-term deal at $6 million per season. He’ll likely end up with an eight-year deal in the $7.5-$8 million range.
The Flyers have tried since the summer to trade Andrej Mezsaros and his $5.5 million salary, $4 million cap hit. The Flyers would also like to move Nicklas Grossman.
Morning Rumors: Coaches on the hot seat, Elliott, Lundqvist, Canadiens, Sabres, Vanek, Boyle and the Oilers
- Bruce Garrioch: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen, Wild’s Mike Yeo and Jets Claude Noel could be on the hot seat.
“When you see one team make a coaching change there can most definitely be a domino effect. No question about it, especially if the Flyers have success with Craig Berube. It can get a GM thinking,” a league executive said.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott’s name has come up in trade talk. He has a salary of $1.8 million. Could be an option for the Oilers.
Some wondering if Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles are due to his negotiating a contract extension.
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is sniffing around for a defenseman. Some think that Douglas Murray may be more injured than they are letting on.
Will something give with regards to Sabres GM Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston if their struggles continue. Canadiens assistant GM Rick Dudley could be the top candidate.
The Coyotes, Devils and Panthers could take a run at Sabres Tomas Vanek.
Rangers GM Glen Sather is calling around looking for help on the blueline. He may circle back to Sharks Dan Boyle, who they discussed at last year’s trade deadline.
- John Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson doesn’t think that Ilya Bryzgalov would be an upgrade for the Oilers. Ryan Miller could be the only goalie available.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: For the 2012 NHL draft, the Maple Leafs had Tomas Hertl rated at No. 15.