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Posts Tagged Jamie Benn
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Fehr-Johansson-Brouwer; Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward; Volpatti-Beagle-Crabb; Wolski-Perreault-Laich.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Bennett-Jeffrey-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Defensive pairings: Orpik-Martin Despres-Letang Niskanen-Engelland Eaton-Bortuzzo.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche lines: Landeskog-Stastny-Hejduk McGinn-Duchene-Parenteau Mitchell-OReilly-Jones McLeod-Kobasew-Bordeleau
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres power-play lines: Hodgson-Vanek-Ennis, with Pominville-Ehrhoff, and Ott-Stafford-Leino, with Myers-Leopold.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs John-Michael Liles will be back in the lineup tonight.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul won’t play tonight.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn won’t be in the lineup. Philip Larsen is in, Jamie Oleksiak is out.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Dan Ellis will likely start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask is the likely starter for the Bruins.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Anders Lindback the likely starter for the Lightning.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
- St. Louis Blues via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
Scouting the Stars … Nonis on Bozak and MacArthur … Oshie Sued … Granlund Reassigned … Montador Clears Waivers
- Dallas Morning News: From Dennis Bernstein and Mike Heika: the Bruins, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Wild and Rangers have scouted the Dallas Stars the last two games. The Stars scouted the Bruins-Senators game on Monday. Bruce Garrioch noted that the Bruins, Penguins and Flyers are looking for scoring help, and that the Stars have a decision to make regarding Brenden Morrow. Morrow has a no-trace clause.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is unlikely to offer contract extensions to Tyler Bozak and Clarke MacArthurin the next month, though that can change, nor is he going to trade them just because they will be free agents at the end of the year. Nonis is open to trading both players, as he is with many others, but a deal would happen because of what they could get back and not about their contracts.
“I’ve never had a problem with a player who was going to be a UFA staying with the team after the trade deadline and then working something out at a later date,” Nonis said on Monday.
“Right now both Tyler and Clarke are playing well and seem to be happy.”
“Right now, I don’t feel compelled to move anyone by April 3. And I would have to say, at least at this time, I don’t expect anything to happen (extension-wise) by that date either, although things can change.”
The Leafs are open to bringing in a rental player, but it has to make sense in the short and long term.
“But here’s the thing with that,” he explained. “If you are willing to bring in a rental player, why wouldn’t you keep guys (like Bozak and MacArthur) who are already on your team? They have the same contract status as rent-a-players.”
- Eric Macramalla via twitter: Blues forward T.J. Oshie is being sued by his landlord for $12,000 after his dogs damaged the apartment.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild have assigned Mikael Granlund to the AHL. He’d been a healthy scratch in four of the last eight games.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Blackhawks Steve Montador cleared waivers.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Ray Whitney is in tonight. Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn are likely out.
Quick Hits and Injuries: Realignment, waivers, Latendresse, Lupul, Malkin, Brodeur, Michalek, Benn and Morrow
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Board of Governor will vote on realignment by fax this week. Should be done by the end of the week.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Brendan Mikkelson cleared waivers. The Blackhawks placed Steve Montador on waivers.
- Brue Garrioch via twitter: Senators Guillaume Latendresse practiced. He said he passed his baseline test. Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Latendresse will be in the lineup tonight.
- Michael Traikos via twitter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul practiced today, taking one-timers. Looking close to returning. James Mirtle via twitter: Lupul hasn’t been cleared for contact yet.
- ESPN: Evgeni Malkin will miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury. It is not concussion related.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Martin Brodeur’s sore back is getting better but is under doctors care and not skating yet.
- Brue Garrioch via twitter: Senators winger Milan Michalek didn’t practice this morning. If Michalek is going to be in and out of the lineup with a knee injury, Garrioch wouldn’t be surprised if he opted for surgery.
- Dallas Stars via twitter: Stars Jamie Benn is unlikely for tomorrow with a wrist injury. Mark Stepneski via twitter: X-Rays show that there is no break.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Brenden Morrow is day-to-day with a groin injury.
Sunday Morning Hits: CBA, Malkin, Benn, Glencross, Gunnarsson, Steen, Tarasenko, Backlund, Leighton and Hedberg
- Eric Macramalla via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA have agreed on a final draft of the CBA. It has been sent to all NHLPA agents and members. It is subject to minor modifications.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Evgeni Malkin suffered an upper-body injury, not a head injury. He was kept out of the last part of the 3rd period and OT for precautionary reasons.
- Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge: Stars forward Jamie Benn left last night’s game after taking a hit from Coyotes Martin Hanzal.
- Calgary Flames via twitter: Flames Curtis Glencross missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury. He’s returning to Calgary today to be re-evaluated.
- Jonas Siegel of TSN: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarssonexpects his hip issue to linger all season.
“It’s good,” he told TSN.ca before Saturday’s game. “It’s tough playing back-to-backs and all that, [but] it’s actually been better than I thought. It’s going in the right direction every day here. It’s getting better actually.”
- Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch: Blues T.J. Oshie briefly left in the second period with a shoulder or arm injury. After the game he had some test, which came back negative.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Both Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko were on the ice yesterday morning.
- Calgary Flames via twitter: The Flames activate Mikael Backlund from the IR and assigned Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford of the AHL.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: The Flyers recalled goalie Michael Leighton and sent down Brian Boucher.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
Quick Hits: Realignment, O’Reilly, Entry-level contracts, Benn, Stamkos, Kovalev, McGrattan and Panik
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA may soon announce an agreement in principle on realignment for next season. The new realignment agreement may give the players a window to revisit the agreement after the NHL moves on possible relocation and expansion.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche Ryan O’Reilly passed his physical and should be on the ice this morning at 9:00. If he plays Sunday will not be known until later today.
- CapGeek via twitter: There should be lots of entry-level contracts to be signed in the upcoming weeks. Yesterday was the first day that next season deals can be signed.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Stars Jamie Benn will have a disciplinary hearing today regarding his crosschecking major against the Oilers.
- NHL.com: Steven Stamkos was named the first star of the month for February. Sidney Crosby was the second star and Ray Emery was the third star.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Alexei Kovalev will not travel with the team and Dineen said that an announcement is pending. Could be sounding like a buyout. Renaud Lavoie via twitter: It’s over for Kovalev and the Panthers. The Panthers would like him to retire, but he wants to be paid.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames have recalled Brian McGrattan and assigned Akim Aliu to the AHL.
- Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning reassigned Richard Panik to the AHL.
Lines and Starting goalies: Capitals, Maple Leafs, Stars, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Avalanche and Bruins
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Beagle-Crabb, Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward, Hendricks-Perreault/Johansson-Fehr.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, McClement-Grabovski-Kulemin, Frattin-Kadri-Komarov, Brown-Steckel-Orr. MacArthur missing. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Kostka; Gunnarsson Komisarek; Liles-Franson; Gardiner-Fraser.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines this morning: Eriksson-Benn-Jagr, Whitney-Eakin-Ryder, Nystrom-Fiddler-Vincour, Morrow-Wandell-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas, Jordie Benn-Daley, Goligoski-Larsen. Interesting switches there. Derek Roy, out with a groin injury, is not on the trip. Rich Evans via twitter: Jamie Benn’s visa was settled, he’ll be playing tonight.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Blue Jackets. Columbus Dispatch: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight.
- Dave Vest via twitter: Chad Johnson will start in net for the Coyotes tonight against the Predators.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow. His fourth straight start.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche tonight against the Oilers.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins against the Hurricanes.
Roster notes: Benn waiting for visa, Arnott fails physical, Dumba and Laughton returned, Ducks recall two
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The application for Jamie Benn’s work visa wasn’t submitted until Friday, and since they don’t work on the weekends, it hasn’t been granted yet. Benn can’t be on the Stars roster until it’s granted. If the visa isn’t granted by 5 pm EST today, he won’t be able to play tonight. If Benn is able to play, he may find himself on a line with Loui Eriksson and Jaromir Jagr. Center Derek Roy is questionable with a groin issue. Jagr is expected to be back in the lineup after missing a game with a sore back. Backup goalie Cristopher Nistorp is on the IR with a groin injury.
- John Shannon via twitter: Jason Arnott didn’t pass his physical with the NY Rangers. Steve Zipay via twitter: They “will not be proceeding” a deal with him anymore.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild returned defenseman Matt Dumba to Red Deer of the WHL.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that it was in the “best interest” of Scott Laughton to return him to junior.
- George Richards via twitter: The Panthers AHL team, San Antonio, released Jon Sim from a PTO.
- Jesse Spector via twitter: The Ducks have called up forward Emerson Etem and defenseman Sami Vatanen from the AHL. Peter Holland and Jordan Hendry were sent to down.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: From Hal Gill: “The problem with P.K. is that everyone wanted to fix him. P.K. is P.K. You don’t fix him…”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Ryan O’Reilly is leaving the KHL, but he’s not any closer to a deal with the Avalanche, no progress there.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Flyers sign Mike Knuble to a one year, $750,000 deal.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Jamie Benn has signed a 5 year, $26.25 million deal with the Stars, $5.25 million per season. Mark Stepneski via twitter: Benn is on his way to Dallas. He has to wait for immigration issues to be resolved, so he won’t be in the lineup on Saturday. He is expected to play on Monday against the Blue Jackets. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Salary breakdown: $4.5 million, $5 million, $5.25 million, $5.75 million and $5.75 million.
- Bob McCown via twitter: (tweeted this morning) Gretzky talked to a MLSE board member about the Maple Leafs presidents job. Gretzky not interested.
- Sportsnet: Nick Kypreos, Damien Cox and Bob McCown talked about Wayne Gretzky becoming the Maple Leafs president on the Fan 590′s Prime Time Sports.
“I’ve often thought Wayne Gretzky was coming back to Toronto,” Cox said on Prime Time Sports Wednesday. If you’re Bell and Rogers, who would be better than Wayne Gretzky as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.”
“Only chance we see Wayne back in NHL in that type of capacity,” Kypreos told Cox and McCown. “If not, ownership again and I don’t know if he would be interested (in that) with everything he’s gone through with Phoenix.”
- Fan 590 Audio: Gretzky talk on Prime Time Sports.
- Bob McCown via twitter: There is buzz that Wayne Gretzky could be the next president of the Maple Leafs.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: (last night) Gretzky said in a text that there have been no discussions.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: On talk of Gretzky being Leafs president: “TML presidency one of few jobs in hockey 99 would seriously consider but no direct contact between MLSE and Gretzky camp has been made. There likely was informal 3rd party inquiries – after Bell/Rogers took over Aug but none in last 2 months – and perhaps internal MLSE talks. Bottom line for me: Gretzky would be all ears if MLSE wants to go down that road but nothing tangible with MLSE seems to have taken place.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun thinks that Jamie Benn could be the first of P.K. Subban and Ryan O’Reilly to re-sign. Comparables: John Tavares (6 years, $33 million), Evander Kane (6 years, $31.5 million) and Phil Kessel (5 years, $27 million). Benn won’t do 6 years. He’s willing to do 5 years. LeBrun thinks that if the Stars would go a bit higher than Kessel’s contract, a deal would get done. O’Reilly is making good money in Russia, tax-free, so he has that leverage. There has been nothing between Subban and the Canadiens for a while. Subban wants a long term deal, the Canadiens want a 2 year deal. Habs GM Bergevin insists he won’t trade Subban, but LeBrun wonders that if this drags on that he might reconsider.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle responds “One rumour: Dallas,” to Bruce Garrioch saying that lots of people are wondering where former Leafs GM Brian Burke will resurface.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL president Alexander Medvedev announced they will have a “Cup of Hope” playoffs for non-playoff teams. David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta spoke with several KHLers today, and they are not happy with the playoff tournament. Players were never consulted.
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on burning the first year of 3 for Scott Laughton in a short season: ”No. I think about the Flyers. That’s all.”
Nothing new on Subban-Habs talks … Benn puts offer on table … Kings looking for Dman … Nino requests trade
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: There is nothing to report this morning regarding P.K. Subban and Canadiens contract talks. Dustin Leed via twitter: Bob McKenzie on a Subban-Montreal deal “Unless there’s a dramatic change in the next little while; these two sides are no where close.” McKenzie said that Subban wants a longer term contract and more than the $2.75 million that the Canadiens are offering. Darren Dreger via twitter: Nothing new on Subban negotiations. Patrick Caisse via twitter: Nothing new on Subban, nothing scheduled for this week.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jamie Benn’s camp has put a contract proposal on the table. Two sides still have some work to do.
- The Fourth Period: With Willie Mitchell already out, and with Matt Greene expected to miss at least 6 weeks with a back injury, the Kings may step up their efforts to find a defenseman. Kings GM Dean Lombardi was already looking for a defenseman before Greene’s injury. Teams looking to move a blueliner include the Sabres, Flames, Devils and Maple Leafs.
- Katie Strang of ESPN: Islanders Nino Niederreiter has requested a trade according to a source. He is unhappy with his situation in New York and feels he may be better served playing in a new organization. Niederreiter’s agent approached GM Garth Snow last week, though Snow is believed to not being willing to trading him at the moment.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Scott Gomez should become a Shark today, seems to be heading in that direction. Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said he expects a decision in the next day or so.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Red Wings sign defenseman Kent Huskins to a 1 year, 1 way contract.
Potential deal in place for Luongo … Luongo market shrinking … Free Agent notes on O’Reilly, Benn and Subban
- Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun: When asked why he hasn’t traded Roberto Luongo already, Canucks GM Mike Gillis said:
“Roberto has a no-trade, so in discussions prior to the lockout, he had a say in where he was prepared to go. Once the lockout starts, you’re not permitted to even talk about player transactions, subject to huge fines and loss of draft picks. Then the lockout ends and suddenly, you’re trying to make a decision in four or five days about a premier player in this league, and it’s tough to make a trade of this magnitude in eight months, let alone four days. So we have him here, and we’re happy having him here.
“There wasn’t really time to do anything but this. And we’re going to let it play out. Lots of stuff is going to happen here in the first month.”
Gillis added that they have a potential deal in place for Luongo, but it may not happen.
“We have a potential deal in place with one team that has to do something with another player that they have — and it’s not who anybody thinks it is — and so we have to wait. (But) we’ve been offered packages that don’t fit what our plan is, what we need,” said Gillis.
“Excess salary coming back with a [throw-in] player who can’t play in our lineup. They say, ‘OK, we’ll do this, but you’ve got to take this.’ Well, we’re not taking it. We’ve had lots of proposals like that with good pieces that can help us but the other part doesn’t help us, and oftentimes they have term attached to them, so we’d just be turning around and buying out a guy.
“I’d rather keep the guy we know, who’s a good person.”
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Simmons confirms that the potential deal in place (noted above) doesn’t involve the Maple Leafs.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Ryan O’Reilly’s agent, Mark Guy, said yesterday that O’Reilly isn’t looking for a short-term deal at $5 million season. Guy wouldn’t comment on what has been offered or how far apart they are.
“People report numbers without any mention of term and it is just as important a consideration,” agent Guy wrote in a text message.
“It is not accurate to say a player wants X dollars without factoring the term, (and) any suggestion that Ryan is asking for $5 million on a deal similar to (Matt) Duchene is completely inaccurate,” Guy said.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Friedman looks at 3 remaining restricted free agents. Jamie Benn: Friedman guesses his deal gets done first. Benn’s agent has said he wants a 3 to 5 year deal, the Stars are looking for a longer deal. Benn is w0uld be a UFA in 4 years. Money is also an issue. Jeff Skinner’s 6 year, $34 million contract with the Hurricanes is proving to be a problem for the Stars. Ryan O’Reilly: O’Reilly remains in Russia. He led the Avalanche with 55 points last year, and can play at both ends of the ice. How to quantify a player like O’Reilly is tough to do. He’s 4 years away from being a UFA. P.K. Subban: The Canadiens are thinking ”Let’s go short-term and not too high.” Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin recognizes that Subban’s skill set isn’t easy to find.It would take a brave owner to sign one of these three to an offer sheet. The Canadiens will have to decide soon if they will keep Alexander Galchenyuk up or burn a year of his contract. Senators coach Paul MacLean doesn’t want Daniel Alfredsson to play in all 48 games. Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri’s play has caused them to pull their offer for Luongo off the table. The market for Luongo is shrinking, and with the Canucks injuries, teams will “throw you anvils instead of lifejackets.” When Brodeur’s future with the Devil’s was uncertain, they inquired about Luongo. Friedman wonders if the Flyers would be interested in defenseman Chris Campoli.
- John Hoven via twitter: Hoven thinks that Kings Simon Gagne is more likely to be traded for help on blueline than Jonathan Bernier.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Panthers have shown interest in Roberto Luongo, but GM Dale Tallon would have to sweeten the pot to land him. Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis hasn’t been as aggressive as many had thought. They know that it would take Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri and a 2nd round pick to get him. The Blackhawks could be interested if they struggle to start the season. Tim Thomas wants to play next year, and the Bruins could either let him be a UFA after the season, or ‘toll’ his contract, forcing him to honor the last year on his contract. Some teams were interested in Thomas last July, but he said he wasn’t going to play. The Flames are willing to move defenseman Anton Babchuk.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika answers on why Stars forward Jamie Benn hasn’t been re-signed yet, piecing together info and speculating in some cases. Benn’s agent, Rich Evans, may be looking for a 3 year or shorter contract. His next deal would obviously be in the millions, but a 3 year deal would allow him to go for a homerun deal on his next deal when he’ll be 26. The Stars won’t go 4 years as he would be a UFA at the end of that. It appears that the Stars are willing to go with 2, 3, 5 or 6 year terms. The sides are off on money for all years. The Stars don’t want to pay a premium price for a RFA. Comparables for RFA years are in the $3.75 to $5 million range. Longer term deal increase to $6.8 on the high end.
- Sean Gentille via twitter: Gentille thinks Red Wings GM Ken Holland send P.K. Subban a 6 year, $30 million offer sheet.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi could miss weeks recovering from mononucleosis. It could be a month before he’s able to skate again. Mono is highly contagious, so he won’t be around the team.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson is bothered by a lower-body injury but will play through it.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Brent Burns and Jason Demers are both travelling with the Sharks, but that doesn’t mean they will be playing.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Bob McKenzie said the Sharks were meeting with Scott Gomez yesterday. David Pollak via twitter: Confirms that Sharks GM Doug Wilson were exploring the fit of Gomez. There is no timetable or rush. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: No other teams are in on Gomez right now, sole focus is with the Sharks.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have 4 defenseman for 2 spots: Martinek, B. Strait, Finley, Hickey
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Bobby Butler cleared waivers yesterday.
- Dejan Kovacevic via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins today against the Rangers.