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Posts Tagged Jared Cowen
Roster Notes and Goalies: Cowen, Kuba, Oshie, Staal, Pens, Oilers, Lightning, Rangers, Hurricanes, Panthers and Islanders
- Brent Wallace: Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will be in the lineup tonight.
- George Richards: Panthers defenseman Filip Kuba is out tonight.
- Lou Korac: Blues TJ Oshie didn’t practice today.
- Steve Zipay: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal skated with a non-contract jersey.
- Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Jokinen-Iginla, Morrow-Dupuis-Bennett, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Dan Tencer: Oilers lines: Hall-Gagner-Yakupov, Paajarvi-RNH-Jones, Lander-Horcoff-Hartikainen and Petrell-Smyth-Brown.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Killorn-Stamkos-St Louis; Pouliot-Lecavalier-Malone; Labrie-Panik-Purcell; Crombeen-Thompson-Tyrell
- Steve Zipay: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers tonight.
- Chip Alexander: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight.
- Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers against Evgeni Nabokov and the Islanders tonight.
Trade activity could be heated … Leafs say no to Bernier, others could be interested … Sens could look for a Dman … Iginla and free agency
- Greg Wyshynski via twitter: Capitals GM George McPhee said that trade activity could be heavy before the season starts. He was already getting calls. Clarifying, that he was referring to trade activity in the NHL and not necessarily for the Capitals.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: The shortened schedule and the drop in salary cap for next season could mean an active trade market at the deadline. There should be enough separation in the standings to determine if teams will be sellers or buyers.
“As long as a guy’s contract is up this year, you can take on salary galore,” said one general manager, adding the one important caveat: “If you want to give the assets away.”
Former GM Neal Smith:
“You don’t want to make the mistake of giving away a guy who will be around for four or five years haunting you, particularly a younger guy,” Smith said. “A smart GM would be very, very careful at the deadline this year unless he can find a deal out there where he can catch a guy napping.”
A team could take on a bad contract at the trade deadline, and then buy him out after the season.
“You could, but you won’t have a very happy owner if you do that,” Smith said. “You took a buyout from somebody else.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Brian Burke pushed the idea of retaining salary in trades for years. Teams will now be able to do this.
A club cannot absorb more than 50 percent of the players’ annual cap hit/salary in any trade. Any NHL club can only have up to three contracts on their payroll in which the contract was traded away under the retaining salary proviso. Also, only up to 15 percent of your upper limit cap amount can be used up by the money you have retained in trades.
An example of how this works: The Maple Leafs want to trade Mike Komisarek who has a $4.5 million salary cap hit and $3.5 million salary. The Maple Leafs could retain half the cap hit and salary, so $2.25 million and $1.75 million. The trading team would take on the other half. This should result in more trades taking place.
- James Cybulski via twitter: Cybulski was told that the Maple Leafs have said no thanks to Kings Jonathan Bernier.
- The Fourth Period: It’s thought that the Kings will look again at trade options for Jonathan Bernier. The Kings talked with Maple Leafs, but they said no thanks according to Cybulski. The Devils could be a team interested as Brodeur is on his last contract. Bernier would be able to learn from one of the best goalies of all-time. Miikka Kiprusoff has one year left on his deal in Calgary. The Red Wings will look at signing Jimmy Howard to a contract extension, but if they are unable to get him looked up, GM Ken Holland may have to look elsewhere. The Oilers have said they are going with Devan Dubnyk, but if that doesn’t work out as planned, they may look elsewhere.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Jose Theodore is not fazed by the Roberto Luongo to Florida rumors. Theodore said that Tomas Vokoun would also still want to play from the Panthers.
- Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen: With Senators defenseman Jared Cowen out for the year, and Mike Lundin out for 3 or 4 weeks, GM Bryan Murray might look at a trade or free agent to fill the hole.
“I’m not sure,” Murray said in an interview with the Citizen. “I was hoping I wouldn’t have to, but from the looks of it, with Lundin out for a bit of time, too, we probably will have to do something.”
Murray has already received calls from free agents, and has talked with a few teams about a trade.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: The Panthers could re-sign Marco Sturm, and at least 2 camp invitees could make the team. Mike Santorelli could be in trouble.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass and Matt Cooke could play with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Chris Kunitz played with Malkin and Neal last season, but he’ll be along side Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis. GM Ray Shero could make a move for a winger for the line. Prospect Beau Bennett could make the team and fill that slot.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: Flames captain Jarome Iginla will be a free agent at the end of they year and will be questioned about his plans all year.
“I didn’t expect that question so early. Yeah, it’s right back at it,” Iginla said Monday after skating with a whack of teammates and fellow pros at WinSport.
“I’m really just excited to get playing again and have that opportunity to play in the NHL and compete here in Calgary.
“It would be my preference to stay here, for sure, and play on a good team, which I believe we will be, and to win here. It is home.
“That’s where my focus is, to get ready and have a great season as a team and play well for this team.”
There was no talks between Iginla, his agents Don Meehan and Jay Feester over the summer, and they weren’t allowed to talk during the lockout.
“I’ll be honest, I haven’t thought about those different scenarios. Right now, it’s really just getting ready for training camp,” he said. “Once the season comes, I’d like the focus to definitely be just on winning games. I don’t know with Don Meehan, when he and Jay are going to talk.
NHL and NHLPA to Meet on Monday Night … Blue Jackets Top Pick Injures Shoulder … Cowen out 6-8 Months
- Darren Dreger of TSN: The NHL and NHLPA will get back to negotiations on Monday night in New York.
“Nothing was ever said or even suggested that we needed the details of our proposal “down to the comma. We told them the issues we wanted addressed in the system. We told them we have provided a proposal that we think will effectively address those issues.
“But we told them that we are open to discussing other ways to address those issues if they want to propose any,” continued Daly. “In fact, we used the exact example of “if we need five and we have proposed 3+2 to get there, that we are happy to listening to and considering 4+1 instead. I’m not sure why they chose to characterize the way they did. As I’ve said before, I can only control what we say.”
- John Shannon via twitter: Bill Daly said that the meeting was “Their request, their agenda.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Most of the NHL’s main sponsors are able to request a form of compensation after 25 percent of the season is lost, so 21 games. Most of the team sponsors get a game-by-game rebate that are paid back to them in 2013.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets 2012 1st round pick, Ryan Murray, suffered a shoulder injury Friday night. It is believed to have dislocated it.
“You’ll have to see how much damage he’s done to the labrum. Does he have any broken bones from the thrust of the fall? Once it’s come out, it tends to come out easier in the future. Our doctors will take a look at the tests and we’ll decide the next step.”
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators Jared Cowen will be out 6 to 8 months after hip surgery to replace a torn labrum.
Leclaire retires … Cowen’s season is over … Weiss wants to stay, but could move on … A few heading overseas
- Ottawa Sun: Goalie Pascal Leclaire was forced to retire due to a bad hip. He was trying to make a comeback, but he wasn’t able to recover from the 3 hip operations this summer.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Cowen suffered a hip injury last month. He’ll get his AHL salary of $67,500 while he’s out.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers Stephen Weiss said he won’t negotiate a new contract with the Panthers when/if the season starts. He’s a UFA after this season. He did say he wants to remain with the Panthers past 2012-13, but if it’s time to move on, so be it. Weiss said: “I want to end my career with the Panthers; There’s nothing but good days ahead for this team. Want to stay, be part of it.”
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec’s contract expired with Liberec.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Carl Gunnarsson signed with Orebro. Patric Hornqvist signed with Djurgarden.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Joni Pitkanen is taking the lockout day by day, and hasn’t ruled out returning to Finland.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Fedor Tyutin signed with Atlant.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Skating together yesterday were Steven Stamkos, Vinny Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Ryan Malone and Steve Downie.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Rangers Carl Hagelin sustained a shoulder injury a couple weeks ago. The extent of the injury in not known, but surgery is not required. As per lockout rules, Hagelin is not permitted to get rehab from the Rangers training staff.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Some Florida Panthers players are dealing with some injury issues. Erik Gudbranson suffered a shoulder injury in late August, and would have missed the first 2 months of the season. Sean Bergenheim only played in 2 games in the Finnish league before returning to Florida after possibly re-aggravating a groin injury. Tomas Kopecky suffered a shoulder injury after 4 games in the Slovakian league, and is back in South Florida. Marcel Goc has missed the 3 games in the German league for undisclosed reasons.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was injured in a practice with his Swedish team. He was hit in the head by the puck, required 5 stitches, and is said to be suffering from headaches. He told a reporter that he’s ready to play in their next game though.
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun: Senators defenseman Jared Cowen has missed the past 7 Binghamton Senators games with a lower-body injury. Binghamton GM Tim Murray:
“He’s a big part of our organization,” Murray said. “Whether he’s 70 per cent or 60 per cent or 80 per cent, we’re not going to rush him. We feel we have enough players down there that can play, and he has already proven that he’s an NHL player. We’re not going to jeopardize him long-term by playing him right now.”
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: Hockeysverige.se is reporting that Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom will miss the rest of November. Klefbom has been out since October 9th with a shoulder injury.
Informal CBA talks today … Zibanejad to try left wing in AHL … Hemsky will wait a month … Landeskog could play in the AHL
- Michael Grange via twitter: Confirms that the NHL and NHLPA will hold ‘informal talks’ today in New York. John Shannon via twitter: Today’s talks between the Fehr’s, Bettman and Daly will just be open dialogue, no proposals or agenda.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray is not optimistic for a quick CBA resolution, and will ask Jared Cowen to play in the AHL. Mika Zibanejad will also end up in Binghamton and will be asked to play left wing.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers Ales Hemsky will give it a month before heading back to the Czech Republic to play.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko said that if there is a lockout he’ll decide between Peoria of the AHL and the KHL on September 15th after a talk with GM Doug Armstrong.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: It’s possible that Gabriel Landeskog will play for Lake Erie of the AHL if there is a lockout.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: 18 year olds who played in the NHL last season and still could go to Junior (ie. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins), can also play in the AHL.
Bogosian gets nothing … Turris could be staying for now … Pronger, Morrow, and Gomez out tonight … Whitney returns
- Darren Dreger via twitter: There will be no fine or suspension for Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: It doesn’t look like the Coyotes will be trading Kyle Turris anytime soon. One league executive said:
“I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Hard to give up on a No. 3 pick for any organization,”
“Maybe before the trade deadline, but he’s going to have to play some games and contribute so teams are able to find out where he’s at.
“This wasn’t a well-thought-out plan by Turris and his camp.”
The Flames, Canucks, Maple Leafs, Islanders, Blues and Senators have shown interest at some point. If Maloney does decide to deal him, he’ll want young assets in return. Mika Zibanejad or Jared Cowen don’t make much sense for the Senators but they do have other high-end prospects.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Kyle Turris will skate with the Coyotes today for the 1st time since signing his contract.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Turris said Thursday. “I’m just going to go out and work hard and try to help the team win and whatever happens happens.”
The Coyotes will have to see if the relationship can mend or they will move him.
“Sometimes, you kiss and make up and you’re family forever,” Maloney told the Arizona Republic. “In some cases, it doesn’t work and then you have to make a change. I’m hopeful it will work out.”
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger didn’t practice yesterday and is likely out for tonight. He’s missed the last 2 games due to a virus.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars will likely be without Brenden Morrow for the next 3 dames. Morrow missed Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens forward Scott Gomez suffered a groin injury on Wednesday and will not play tonight against the Flyers or on Saturday against the Penguins.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney confirms he’ll be back in the lineup tonight.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres have called up their 2009 1st round pick, Zack Kassian. Tyler Ennis ruled himself out for tonight. Patrick Kaleta has a lower-body injury and there is no timetable for Brad Boyes return.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Niklas Backtrom was back practicing with the Wild yesterday, so it’s possible he could start tonight against the Oilers.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Cody Eakin was able to practice yesterday after being hit by Bogosian. “No headaches or anything, definitely not a concussion,” said Eakin. “I was buzzing a little bit after, but I don’t think the impact was too, too solid.”
- Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome did not break his thumb on Wednesday, and is questionable for tonight.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Maple Leafs.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks tonight against the Coyotes.
Nothing new on Marchand, Schenn contract talks … Some want out of Winnipeg … top 2012 free agents … Sens have 9 Dman for 7 spots
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: There hasn’t been much movement on RFA Brad Marchand’s contract talks with the Bruins. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli and Marchand’s agent wouldn’t comment on the situation.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Fan 590 radio host Bob McCown said that at least 3 members of the Winnipeg Jets are actively trying to get out of Winnipeg.
“Guys are not going to want to play there,” said McCown.
“I have first-hand knowledge of no less than three members of the Atlanta Thrashers, no fewer than three, who are now Winnipeg Jets, who are actively pursuing alternatives. Not the least of the problems, there’s no place to live, in the style that an NHL player has become accustomed to. Are there upscale homes? I’m sure there are. But they’re not available and they’re not for rent.”
Captain Andrew Ladd, who signed a 5 year deal with the team, had this to say in response:
“I haven’t heard that, but if there are guys that don’t want to be in Winnipeg then we don’t want them anyway,” said Ladd. “We want people that want to be part of a good hockey organization that’s going to create a winning culture. From everyone I’ve talked to — I haven’t heard any of that.”
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen lists his top 10 2012 free agents. 1. Ryan Suter 2. Zach Parise 3. Niklas Kronwall 4. Alexander Semin 5. R.J. Umberger 6. Ales Hemsky 7. Brad Stuart 8. Chris Kunitz 9. Shane Doan 10. Mikhail Grabovski
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators have 9 defenseman under contract and expect at least 1 to be dealt. 6 are on 1-way contracts and Jared Cowen and David Rundblad have a good shot at making the club. They reportedly were shopping Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba at the draft but found no takers. Gonchar has 2 years at $5.5 million, Kuba has 1 year at $3.7 million. “They can’t afford to just give Kuba away if they are going to trade him,” said a league executive. “They’re going to have to be willing to take some salary back.”
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: There are still some veteran UFAs out there who could be looking for a tryout. “We haven’t ruled out an invitation,” Burke told Sun Media. “But most likely we will give the kids a look.” Some of their young players include Nazem Kadri, Joe Colborne, Luca Caputi, Matt Frattin, Jerry D’Amigo and defencemen Jake Gardiner and Jesse Blacker. Tyler Biggs, Stuart Percy, Brad Ross and Greg McKegg are at least a year away. Agent Don Meehan said there is “Nothing new” on contract talks between the Maple Leafs and Luke Schenn.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Michel Nylander says he wants to return to the NHL after his playing his first game since he broke his neck.
- Tim Sassone of the Chicago Tribune: With the Sharks signing Niklas Hjalmarsson to a 4 year, $14 million offer sheet, the Blackhawks may have to decide if they want to keep Hjalmarsson, Antti Niemi, or possibly Patrick Sharp. The Blackhawks could match the offer and wait for Niemi’s arbitration hearing, if it’s for more than $4 million a season they could decline it and Niemi would be a UFA. They could then go sign Turco or Theodore for less.
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: There is a chance that the Maple Leafs won’t be able to sign recently acquired Bill Sweat. If Sweat doesn’t sign by August 15th, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent. Sweat was acquired along with Kris Versteeg from the Chicago Blackhawks. It could end up being a 3 for 1 deal.
- Chuck Gormley of the Courier Journal: With the signing of Nikolai Zherdev, the Flyers are $1.4 million over the cap, and still have RFA’s Daniel Carcillo and Darrol Powe. They are still trying to move Simon Gagne, and have been linked to the Kings for weeks, but they could also be talking to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers could package Gagne and Braydon Coburn ($8.45 million in salary) for Tomas Kaberle ($4.25 million). The Flyers might request goaltending prospect,Jussi Rynnas as well.
- Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated: Muir thinks that the Flyers could send Simon Gagne to the Kings for defensive prospect, Thomas Hickey. The Kings have a surplus of young defenseman. I could see the Flyers doing this deal, but I’m not sure the Kings are completely sold on Gagne, and Hickey is a top prospect.
- Mike Russo of the Star-Tribune: Minnesota Wild GM, Chuck Fletcher, has talked with Mike Modano about finishing his career in the city where it all started out. Modano is still undecided if he’ll return next season. The Red Wings and Sharks are also said to be interested. The Wild could be looking for some scoring help, and could consider: Alex Frolov, Lee Stempniak, Paul Kariya, Maxim Afinogenov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Miro Satan.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Ottawa Senators could use a rugged defenseman. “I’d like to add one more player,” Murray said at Friday’s news conference to introduce Gonchar. “Maybe (he’s) in the organization. Watching Jared Cowen playing in the development camp, we may already have a defenceman who can play in that more physical spot that we’re looking to fill.” If they decided to sign a free agent, Andy Sutton, Willie Mitchell and Shaone Morrisonn could be possibilities.
- Peter Adler of the Edmonton Journal: According to a Czech news agents, Ales Kotalik will be joining Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. But according to the official Czech hockey site, Kotalik had this to say “I haven’t heard a thing about that”.
Changes to Senators Defense for Next Year … Short List for Lightning GM … Coyotes and Avalanche Off-Season
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Some big changes to the Senators defense could be coming this off-season. The Sens may not be willing to give Anton Volchenkov the $5 million a year he might get on the open market. Trade deadline acquisition, Andy Sutton, is 35-years-old and made $3.5 million last season, and will be looking for one more good contract before retirement. GM Bryan Murray thinks that prospects Patrick Wiercioch and Jared Cowen could be ready for the jump to the NHL next season. Other potential defenseman free agents that might be interested in playing for the Senators at a reasonable price are; Brian Pothier (former Sen), Sean O’Donnell (hometown), Shane Hnidy (former Sen), Zbynek Michalek (Milan’s brother), Kurtis Foster (lived close to Ottawa). On the forward side of things, they might look to re-sign Matt Cullen. They might have to turn to a trade to bring in some scoring if they are able to get some scoring from the free agent market.
- Matt Paulson (AP) in the USA Today: The main off-season issue for the Phoenix Coyotes will be to find an owner once again. On the free agent side of things, which involves half their defensive corps, as well as forwards Matthew Lombardi and Lee Stempniak. Zbynek Michalek could be costly to keep around.
- Darren Dreger of TSN: Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik has a short list of potential GMs he likes, Dave Nonis, Doug Risebrough, and Steve Yzerman. It is rumored that the Red Wings have given the Lightning permission to speak with Yzerman. Vinik said before that he wanted to have a CEO in place before a GM was hired. Seattle Seahawks CEO, Tod Leiweke, has said previously he’s not a candidate, though some believe the details are being finalized for him to be named CEO.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Colorado Avalanche need to be bigger and faster along the blueline next season. Anyone of Kevin Shattenkirk, Colby Cohen, and Cameron Gaunce have a shot at making the team next fall. Chris Stewart and Peter Mueller will be looking for raises, both are coming off their entry level deals. The Avalanche do have the cap room to investigate adding a big name, but have shown lately that they may stick to rebuilding from in-house.
- Helene Elliot of the LA Times: LA Kings coach Terry Murray would ‘absolutely’ like to Alexander Frolov back next year. It will probably come down to money, as Frolov is looking for a big deal, reportedly in the $5 million range.