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Posts Tagged James van Reimsdyk
Gudbranson has surgery … Seguin close to extension … Holmstrom likely to retire … Reimer is #1 according to Burke
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: The Panthers confirmed yesterday that defenseman Erik Gudbranson had shoulder surgery.
- DJ Bean via twitter: Tyler Seguin said he wants to get a contract extension done before the 15th, and noted that they’ve had good talks. Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Seguin is confident new contract will be done soon. Murphy guesses it’s already done. Nick Kypreos via twitter: Seguins deal will probably fall between John Tavares’s $5.5 million and Taylor Hall’s $6 million.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Mikael Samuelsson is using Tomas Holmstrom’s dressing room stall. Further indication that Holmstrom is likely to retire.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke re-iterated that he has faith in James Reimer as the teams number 1 goalie heading into this season. James Mirtle via twitter: Burke said that all is quiet on the trade front and doesn’t anticipate any changes in the near future. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that reports of James van Reimsdyk will play center were overblown, he wants to try different things down the middle.
- Ottawa Senators via twitter: Official announcement that Daniel Alfredsson will be returning next season. Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Alfredsson will decide after the season if it will be his last, “I think the decision will be easier next year.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers trading for Bobby Ryan make no sense. They don’t need Ryan, they needed Ryan Suter or Shea Weber. They need 35 less goals more than 35 more goals. The Flyers have a big hole on the blue line.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: SanFilippo agrees with Panaccio that the Flyers need help on the blue line, but disagrees that they don’t need a scoring forward as well. Also notes that you don’t replace James van Reimsdyk and Jaromir Jagr with Ruslan Fedotenko and depth forwards. Sarah Baicker via twitter: Baicker agrees with SanFilippo, and adds that they need to get rid of defenseman as they have too many.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: The Blues are looking for a defenseman through trade.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers will take a look at free agent defenseman on July 1st to see what’s there. GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t comment on whether they are interested in Justin Schultz as he didn’t want to be accused of tampering.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A source said the Flyers will make inquiries about Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. He remains optimistic that he’ll get Matt Carle re-signed and now maybe lukewarm on Jaromir Jagr. Once the salary cap goes up to around $70.3 million on July 1st, Carle may be re-signed. Holmgren on James van Reimsdyk name being in trade rumors:
“He should maybe take that as a compliment _ that he keeps hearing his name like that,” Holmgren said. “I like James. I think he has a tremendous future in the league, and he’s one of our most gifted goal scorers _ and he’s 6-foot-3 or 6-4. He’s our player right now.”
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings also can’t talk about Schultz, but they are 1 of about a dozen teams that are extremely interested. There is a belief that Schultz wants to play closer to home (British Columbia) or with former Wisconsin teammates. The Canucks, Oilers, Rangers and Maple Leafs are said to be leading candidates. Schultz did play with Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith for 1 season.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that ideally he would like to get Jonathan Quick’s contract extension done before the start of training camp but the new CBA could complicate things.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes GM Maloney has talked to all 6 of their UFAs. Talks with Shane Doan are “positive” and “encouraging.” Sticking point with Ray Whitney is length and money. The 40 year old Whitney wants more than 1 year. Maloney has had conversations with Michal Rozsival, he’s not pursuing a KHL deal and wants to remain in the NHL. The free agent pool isn’t deep, so teams could be looking the trade route. Maloney has already started making calls.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Former Chicago Blackhawk, Cristobal Huet is looking to return to the NHL after playing a couple seasons in the Swiss league.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Brad Stuart took less to sign with the Sharks than he could have got elsewhere. 3 year deal at $3.6 million per season.
Luongo a tough move … JVR ready … Halak still in boot … Could it be Lidstrom’s final game … Roy knows Habs will call
- Craig Custance of ESPN: One GM laughed when asked if Roberto Luongo’s contract is movable, and another responded:
“No,” he answered. “Unless the trading team was allowed to subsidize the deal.”
Options for the Canucks this summer: 1. Pray for an amnesty clause – if he was bought out at the end of the season without the amnesty, Luongo would come off the books in 2031-32. 2. Trade him – he has a no-trade clause and tough contract to move. “There’s a limited amount of teams,” an NHL source said. “A very limited amount of teams.” The Lightning are looking for a goalie this summer. Luongo has ties to the state of Florida. The Panthers have Jacob Markstrom on the way. The Leafs are looking for a goalie as well, but Burke doesn’t like long contract, plus “Why would he want to go from one fishbowl to another?” one source said. 3. Keep him – this would be a tough sell and Luongo likely wouldn’t be happy being a backup. With Schneider needing a new contract, a lot of money would be tied up in the position.
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: Shoalts thinks the only teams that may need goaltending are the Lightning, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Oilers. The Devils could be looking for a goalie due to Martin Brodeur’s age, but there financial situation would likely prevent bringing in Luongo.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers James van Reimsdyk skated for the 4th straight day yesterday and appears ready to return to the lineup. Defenseman Nicklas Grossman is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Erik Gustafsson or Brandon Manning would take Grossman’s place if he’s not ready to go.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak’s return to the lineup doesn’t appear to be imminent. He is still wearing a walking boot on his left foot, and missed his 2nd straight game. Halak tested it out on the ice on Tuesday, but it didn’t go that well.
- Rich Hammond via twitter: Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Simon Gagne: “I don’t even know if he’s in North America.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: If the Red Wings lose tonight, it’s possible that Nicklas Lidstrom has played his final NHL game. Lidstrom will be 42 in a week.
“I’ve been hearing that same story for about five years now,” Babcock said Thursday. “I haven’t thought much about Nick. I’d be shocked if he retires, but I’ve been shocked before.”
“It’s crossed my mind,” Jimmy Howard said, “but you try not to think about it. It’s been quite the honor to play with Nick, and I hope he comes back, but that’s up to him.”
Lidstrom has said he’ll take some time to relax after the season, then him and his wife will make a decision on next year.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts are out of the playoffs, and he knows a call from the Canadiens will be coming.
“Going there would definitely interest him. He thrives on challenges,” said the above friend. “Winning one or two Stanley Cups was not enough for him; he wanted more. And, when the Avalanche traded for Ray Bourque, it became his mission to win another one.”
Serge Savard told the Montreal Gazette mid season that he thought the Roy would coach the Canadiens under “certain conditions.” Guy Lafleur thinks Roy would be a better GM than coach.
- Martin Lunden via a Swedish site: (tweeted by Bruce McCurdy) Oilers 2011 1st round draft pick Oscar Klefbom is set to a sign a 3 year entry-level deal with the team.
Afternoon notes: Luongo, van Reimsdyk, Alfredsson, Hanzal, Fleischmann, Panthers, Sharks, Clemmensen and re-entry waivers
- Capgeek via twitter: Canucks Roberto Luongo has a full no-trade clause but it has some stipulations. After his last 2013-14 game, he can supply a 5-team trade list that is valid through July 15th, 2014.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers James van Reimsdyk feels he can play. On a line with Read and Voracek today.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: “Nothing’s changed” according to Senators coach Paul MacLean regarding Daniel Alfredsson.
- Chris Boden via twitter: Coyotes Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski will be out tonight.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Panthers Tomas Fleischmann missed their morning skate but will play tonight. George Richards via twitter: Scratches for the Panthers: Wolski, Santorelli, Barch and Ellerby.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: At yesterday’s practice, Sharks Patrick Marleau was centering Ryane Clowe and Marty Havlat. Brian Elliott will start Game 4, with Jake Allen backing him up.
- George Richards via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Blues Danny Syvret and Flyers Oskars Bartulis are on re-entry waivers.