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Bolland and Pronger doubtful for their Game 3′s … Bob or Boosh? Burke to put out an offer sheet? Options for Leafs
- Chris Kuc via twitter: David Bolland is doubtful for Game 3 according to coach Joel Quennville.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Backstrom and Arnott trade places at yesterday’s practice. Capitals forward lines: Ovechkin-Arnott-Knuble, Sturm-Backstrom-Semin, Laich-Johansson-Chimera, Hendricks-Gordon-Bradley, King-Beagle-Fehr
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A source close to the Flyers said before yesterday’s game there is a “50/50″ chance that Chris Pronger will be in the lineup Monday. After the game he said “He’s probably out Monday.” So it’s looking like a ‘must win’ would get Pronger back in the lineup. Who will be in net for the Flyers on Monday is the next big question. Laviolette pointed out that Bobrovsky has bounced back from tough games in the past. Arguments for both sides are,
For those in “Bob’s” corner: Boucher seems better suited in a relief role than Bobrovsky because of his experience. In addition, Bobrovsky has been more effective on the road than Boucher.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: From an interview with Wild owner Craig Leipold: On GM Chuck Fletcher, “He knows he has my complete and absolute confidence.” Fletcher has full control on hiring the next coach, and there is “no financial restraints when it comes to a coach.”
- Sean Leahy via twitter: “SKA & KHL Pres Medvedev claims Hitchcock & MacTavish are 2 of 4 finalists for head coach.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: “Brian Burke said an offer sheet for restricted free agents is not out of the question in the future.” Some RFA’s this year are, Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Zach Parise, Keith Yandle, Zach Bogosian. If Brad Richards doesn’t want to sign with the Leafs, would they look at the next best option, Brooks Laich of Washington? Another intriguing UFA is Ville Leino.
- Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Zwolinski looks at some possible UFA centers the Maple Leafs could look at. Brad Richards: Will either re-sign with the Stars or sign with the Rangers. Simon Gagne: more of a LWer. Tim Connolly: could fill the hole for a year or two. Jason Arnott: same as Connolly. Michal Handzus: a long shot, but how much game does he have left. Zwolinski looks at some possible trade partners. New York Rangers: RFA’s Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle. Rookie Derek Stepan and Erik Christensen has 1 year left before he’s a UFA. Ottawa Senators: Jason Spezza has 3 years left and could be moved to restock the roster. Boston Bruins: David Krejci has been rumored to Toronto. Would be costly to add him, makes $3.75 million next year. Philadelphia Flyers: Jeff Carter has been linked to the Leafs in the past, he and Mike Richards are locked up long term. The Flyers have less than $500,000 in cap space for next year. A long shot. San Jose Sharks: They have to interesting centers, Joe Pavelski ($4 million) and Devin Setoguchi ($1.8 million). Both are not likely to be moved, unless they disappoint in the playoffs again. Setoguchi is an RFA this summer, Pavelski has 2 years left. New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise is a RFA this summer, can the Devils afford him.
For those in Boosh’s corner: Boucher has been the steadier goalie this season, and his experience gives the team a calming effect.
Teemu Selanne gets into a fight with Brad Richardson
Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner:
Fights of the Week:
NHL Sources Say:The HC Panel discusses the Ducks goaltending heading into the playoffs, and some bad sportsmanship from the Blackhawks.
Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner:
Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove Link: Panel discusses GM meetings. (If someone from CBC reads this … please offer an ‘embed’ option)
NHL Sources Say: Capitals goalie situation, Quebec City, Phoenix Coyotes, Craig Anderson contract talks, David Bolland concussion, category for trainers in the HHoF.
Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner:
Pronger’s injury … Free agent Weber … Cox thinks Leafs should go after Bryzgalov … NHL Sources Say Video
- Tim Panaccio of CSNPHilly: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren says that Chris Pronger is still day-to-day with his hand injury, and has been wearing a removable cast. He has now missed 3 games due to the injury, but expects to play on Tuesday. The playoffs are 14 games away for them, but the Flyers say they are not worried.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson wonders if the Oilers would send Shea Weber an offer sheet this off-season if he doesn’t re-sign with the Predators before that. They have plenty of cap space and extra 1st rounder this year. Weber could also re-sign with the Predators for 1 year, and become a UFA after next year. If he becomes a UFA next year, Detroit could be interested with Lidstom possibly retiring. Comparable for Weber are Brent Seabrook’s $5.8 million cap hit (5 year, $29 million) and Duncan Keith’s $5.5 million cap hit (13 years, $72 million).
- Damian Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks that James Reimer may not be ready to be the Maple Leafs number 1 goalie next year as he has let in some soft goals lately, and that the should go after UFA Ilya Bryzgalov.
- Darren Dreger of TSN: A reader asks Dreger why the Red Wings didn’t really do anything at the deadline. In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline Ken Holland looked around to see what was available, but found that the price was too high or didn’t match their needs. Holland initially had some concerns with the number of scoring chances Detroit was giving up and subsequently, his teams goals against, but true to form, he wasn’t interested in a quick fix, or snap decision and vowed in the days leading up to the trade deadline, to monitor his team closely.
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove Video: The Hotstove panel discuss the changes needed to protect players.
- Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner: Don presents a solution to avoid dangerous hits into the stanchion.
- NHL Sources Say video: discusses the major topics that will be assessed during the GM meetings this week in Florida. Zach Parise and David Perron injury notes.
Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove video from Calgary: The guy who use to upload the Hotstove videos to youtube, is no longer able to. Going forward I’ll only be giving the link (no embed code) the CBC site for the videos, but will do a full summary of LeBrun’s blog when he provides them.
NHL Sources Say Video:
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove with Ron MacLean, Eric Francis, Mike Milbury & Pierre LeBrun. All-Star game injury notes, Lombardi’s fine, Isles claim Nabokov and the fallout, head shot issues.
- NHL Sources Say: The HC crew talks about the NHL Waiver rules and wonder if a change is necessary, and the rumor that Kovalev is heading back to Montreal. The sale of the Coyotes, Sami Salo rehabbing, Ryan O’Reilly injury update, Sheldon Souray hasn’t received 1 inquiry.
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove video with Ron MacLean, Eric Francis, Mike Milbury & Pierre LeBrun. What could happen in Calgary and Ottawa. Crosby not looking good for return anytime soon. 6 teams could be headed to Europe to start the season next year, the Capitals, Rangers, Kings, Sabres, Ducks and Oilers.
- NHL Sources Say – “The Hockeycentral panel give talk about more outdoor games in the future and the future of Brad Richards in Dallas.” Not much interest in Devin Setoguchi, and the Sharks might be looking at Jonathan Cheechoo … 3 groups interested in Stars.
The Hockeycentral panel give talk about more outdoor games in the future and the future of Brad Richards in Dallas.
HNIC Hotstove with Ron MacLean, Eric Francis, Mike Milbury & Pierre LeBrun – Talk
Sportsnet NHL Souces Say “looks at some possible teams looking to make moves, like the Sharks and of course the Devils.”
HNIC Hotstove video … Downie back on Tuesday … Leafs get offer for Versteeg … Zidlicky’s shoulder injury serious
- Tampa Tribune: The Tampa Bay Lightning could get winger Steve Downie back in the lineup on Tuesday. Downie has been out since Dec. 2nd with a high ankle injury, had been lobbying to get in the lineup last night. Goalie Mike Smith is also close to returning, he’s been out since Dec. 20th with a knee sprain. Randy Jones missed last night’s game (last 2 of 3) with an upper body injury.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Pierre LeBrun mentioned in last night’s Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove (video is at bottom of this post) that the Toronto Maple Leafs received an offer for Kris Versteeg.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Marek Zidlicky’s shoulder injury may be more serious than originally hoped. GM Chuck Fletcher, “I’ll just say right now he’s going to be out for a while. We still have to speak with the doctors and look at the alternatives we have here. But it’s a significant injury.” Surgery could be an option.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel: The Florida Panthers will continue to look at trading Steve Reinprecht if no one claims him off waivers by Monday. He’s in his 2nd year of a 3 year, $6.52 million deal.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ryan Getzlaf will see a specialist on Tuesday or Wednesday where a timetable for his return could be determined. Getzlaf has a nasal sinus fracture.
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers received some good news when it was revealed that Jordan Eberle’s ankle was not broken. When he’ll return is not known yet.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers are still carrying 3 goalies, as they don’t want to put Michael Leighton or Brian Boucher on waivers, and Sergei Bobrovsky has been playing really well despite playing only 3 games in the last 9. “It’s all about timing. When someone has a goalie go down, I’m sure our phone will start ringing,” said a Flyers official. “Three goalies just don’t work, long-term. It’s just not good.”
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove Video: Ron MacLean, Eric Francis, Glenn Healy & Pierre LeBrun
Hotstove and NHL Sources Say videos … DiPietro and Leclaire hurt, there’s a shocker … Staal still hasn’t received clearance
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons thinks that Darryl Sutter didn’t make a mistake in trading Dion Phaneuf, mistake was not shopping him around or getting 1 decent player in return. Simmons asks a couple good questions about the Leafs power play; “Why does Phil Kessel play so high? With his quick hands, shouldn’t he be down low camped out on one side of the net?” (My answer would be coaching, they are the one’s who design the systems)
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: John MacLean hasn’t received any assurance about his coaching job from Lou Lamoriello in the last couple weeks.
- The Globe and Mail: Penguins center Jordan Staal’s return is still up in the air as he has yet to receive clearance to begin practicing.
- The Globe and Mail: Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is out again with swelling in his left knee, but appears to only be minor.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Pascal Leclaire can’t shake the injury bug. He was unable to start on Friday due to a lower body injury
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Christmas roster freeze is in effect tonight at midnight. The Senators are interested in trading for Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa but he isn’t available yet.
- Joshua Cooper via twitter: The Predators should get either David Legwand or Patrick Hornqvist back on Wednesday.
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove
- NHL Sources Say – Donald Fehr’s new role with the NHLPA as well as Pascal Leclaire’s future with the Senators.
3 videos for your viewing pleasure this morning.
CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove video
NHL Sources Say video: Sweet deal for new Coyotes owners, Thrashers to Winnipeg? Leino and Flyers not close.
Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford is fined $10,000 for his rant on a missed penalty shot call