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Posts Tagged Jarome Iginla
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta skated yesterday and traveled with the team. Coach Michel Therrien said they were day-to-day and could play today.
- Rachael Blount of the Star Tribune: Wild coach Mike Yeo said he isn’t afraid to break up their top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle.
“If we think (splitting up the top line) is what we need, then that’s something we would be willing to do, for sure,’’ Yeo said. “Again, we’re coming home. It’s a little bit of a different situation now. … I think because we played one game that wasn’t good, I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here.’’
Goalie Niklas Backstron (lower-body) practiced yesterday but it’s not known if he’ll be able to go in Game 3. No new updates for Jason Pominville (head injury) and Clayton Stoner (upper body).
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins winger James Neal is unlikely to play due to his ankle injury. Jussi Jokinen will likely join Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Gleason wouldn’t be surprised if Sabres winger Thomas Vanek ended up taking less money to play in Minnesota when his contract expires after next season. They will be contenders, he already has tons of money and he spends there offseasons there as his wife is from the state.
- Alex Seren Rosso: Russian press are saying that KHL Traktor will make LA Kings Slava Voynov a “can’t refuse offer” this summer.
Morning Hits: Briere, Smith, Bryzgalov, Elias, Iginla, Laviolette, Byfuglien, Whitney and the Hurricanes
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: If the Flyers buyout Daniel Briere, he could end up in Montreal.Coyotes Mike Smith is looking for $6 million a year and has refused to sign a deal with the Coyotes.
Smith could be an option in Philadelphia if they buyout Ilya Bryzgalov. Flyers management is split on buying him out now or waiting to see how he does next year, and if it’s not good, then buy him out next spring.
Garrioch has heard there is about a 50/50 chance that Patrick Elias returns to the Devils. The Flyers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Red Wings and Sharks will all be looking for help upfront.
Jarome Iginla signing with the Stars could be a good bet.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said you can expect Peter Laviolette back as the Flyers coach next season. They will keep the same system in place, and there won’t be an overhaul of players.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has said that Ilya Bryzgalov’s eccentric personality isn’t a problem. Forward Daniel Briere understands the situation. If the Flyers buy him out, it would cost them $3.3 million over four years.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Lawless thinks that Jets Dustin Byfuglien needs to “either commit to excellence or be traded.”
- Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun: Oilers UFA defenseman Ryan Whitney thinks it’s probably in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else next season.
“I think I can still play, I’ve proven that I can,” Whitney said. “Obviously there were some games where I didn’t play well, but there were a stretch of games where I thought I did play well. It’s been a tough couple of years here, I’m just kind of looking forward to a fresh start.”
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu will have hip surgery. GM Jim Rutherford likes his core group, but there will be some new faces next year. They have to decide on their UFAs: Chad LaRose, Tim Brent, Joe Corvo, Bobby Sanguinetti, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Dan Ellis. Their blue line will be a priority for Rutherford.
Morning Hits: Stars offseason, Miller lists townhouse, Oilers could make several moves this offseason and Forsberg to AHL
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (from a chat) Heika thinks the Stars could look at a right handed center in the draft or on the right wing. Elias Lindholm will likely be gone by the time they pick. Sean Monahan, Bo Horvat, Frederik Gauthier and Alex Wennberg could be options. The Stars might be willing to move up in the order to get the player they want. At some point the Stars will have to look at trading a defenseman. They may need to turn them into a more physical and/or a right handed defenseman or depth upfront. Defensemen Trevor Daley, Alex Goligoski, Stephane Robidas, Philip Larsen, Joe Morrow and Kevin Connauton are similar players. It may take moving two or three and replacing with one. Stephane Robidas, Trevor Daley or Alex Goligoski could be candidates to be moved. Jordie Benn is a UFA and likely not coming back.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Ryan Miller has put a for sale sign on his Buffalo townhouse.
“I don’t know which way it’s going to go, so I’m not going to talk like I’m gone,” Miller said today. “I think I’ve got a lot more hockey in me, so being able to just kind of reflect and enjoy a moment is nice, but it’s going to be another hockey game and I have to prepare and compete.”
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: TSN’s Bob McKenzie said on Wednesday that the Oilers could consider trading their 1st round pick this year.
“If you’re going to be bold, that’s certainly a bold move. What the Edmonton Oilers really don’t need is another 18-year-old blue chipper. They need some help right now and using that first round pick as currency could get them that help right now.”
“They may use the pick, but they may try and parlay it into something immediate.”
McKenzie added that if they keep the pick, they could look for a strong, physical center or a defenseman. Defenseman Darnell Nurse would be one possibility.
TSN’s Darren Dreger added that GM Craig MacTavish may look to make as many as six changes:
“He wants to upgrade in all areas, starting in goal.”
Devan Dubnyk has been OK, Dreger said, “but the Oilers will look to improve.”
Dreger speculates goalies Ryan Miller, Jonathan Bernier or Mike Smith. On defense they could look at Kevin Shattenkirk, Andrew Ference or Mark Streit. At forward they could look at Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, David Clarkson and Matt Hendricks.
- Josh Cooper: The Predators send Filip Forsberg to Milwaukee of the AHL.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Nathan Horton won’t travel with the team due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the fight with Jarome Iginla.
- Ian Mendes: Unlikely that Senators Erik Karlsson is in the lineup tonight.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury won’t be in the Penguins lineup tonight. Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang has foot poisoning. Beau Bennett has an upper-body injury. Fleury’s wife is expecting. Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin all skated today.
- Kirk Penton: Jets Evander Kane didn’t skate this morning.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Magnus Paajarvi was hit in the foot with a shot against the Avalanche, and won’t be in the lineup. Eric Belanger will be in the lineup. Ryan Whitney will also play.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Higgins-Roy-Kesler; Weise-Ebbett-Kassian; Raymond-Lapierre-Hansen.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks defensive pairings: Vlasic/Stuart, Hannan/Boyle, Irwin/Braun.
- Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- John Vogl: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Dave Molinari: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Joanne Ireland: Nikolai Khabibulin will be in net for the Oilers.
- Jim Jamieson: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Eric Stephens: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the for the Ducks.
- Michael Russo: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
- Chris Kuc: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Coyotes Mike Smith, GM Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett don’t have contracts for next season. Smith is seeking $6 million a season.The Sabres could fire GM Darcy Regier and replace him Rick Dudley. Regier could be kept on in a consultants role.The Canucks won’t amnesty buyout Roberto Luongo. GM Mike Gillis still believes that someone will trade for him. Luongo may have to expand his list. The Oilers made a pitch last summer, but he didn’t want to go there. Same with Toronto.
Players in St. Louis may be getting tired of coach Ken Hitchcock’s antics. The picking them apart and calling them out is getting old for some.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish may look to make a trade that has immediate results. Two players that teams may target are Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky.
Jarome Iginla could end up signing with the Kings after July 5th.
- James Mirtle: It seems unlikely that the Maple Leafs won’t re-sign Phil Kessel before his contract runs out after next season.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists some buyout candidates: 1. Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) – $23 million spread out over 14 years. 2. Roberto Luongo (VAN) – $27 million and on the Canucks payroll until 2031. 3. Brad Richards (NYR) – $27 million and on the payroll until 2027.The NHL had meetings to discuss making the nets bigger in an attempt to increase scoring. No one really believes that it will happen.
Terry Murray could replace Peter Laviolette if the Flyers decide to fire him.
There could be house-cleaning this summer in Colorado. President Pierre Lacroix, GM Greg Sherman and coach Joe Sacco could all be fired. Joe Sakic could take over, which could lead to a Patrick Roy return.
It doesn’t look like Jets UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey will be back. The Flyers will be among the teams interested.
The Flyers will make another run at defenseman Keith Yandle.
The Red Wings had calls on Valtteri Filppula at the deadline but decided to keep him. Teams that called were the Penguins, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Rangers.
Two GM’s on the hotseat could be Sabres Darcy Regier and Stars Joe Nieuwendyk. Canadiens assist GM Rick Dudley could be fit in Buffalo. Brian Burke’s name has been mentioned as a possible Stars replacement. Burke has also been linked to the Rangers if Glen Sather steps aside.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Zeisberger lists his top 10 UFAs, but not in order: 1. Jarome Iginla 2. Nathan Horton 3. Stephen Weiss 4. Ryane Clowe 5. Patrik Elias 6. Niklas Backstrom 7. Sergei Gonchar 8. Derek Roy 9. Mike Ribeiro 10. Tyler Bozak
- Eliotte Friedman: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation was arguing that Carl Soderberg was under contract until May 15th. The NHL ruled that, that wasn’t the case as his Swedish team gave him his release. Dominic Tiano: Soderberg is leaving Sweden on Monday. James Murphy of ESPN Boston: He’ll join the team on Wednesday.
“We are fortunate to get a player like Carl at this stage of the season,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a release. “I would like to thank the President of the Linkoping hockey club, Mike Helber and their GM, Johan Hemlin, in playing a significant part in allowing Carl to play for the Boston Bruins. Carl is a big, strong, two-way center who can also play wing. We look forward to him joining our team this week.”
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Brennan thinks that if the Senators could fit UFA wings David Clarkson into their budget this summer, they should do it. There would be lots of competition for him.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Mike Heika: Scouting the Stars-Ducks game: the Sharks, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.
- Renaud Lavoie: Jarome Iginla hopes to sign an extension with the Penguin. If that is not possible, the Kings are a strong option.
- Ben Kuzma: A scan of Canucks Ryan Kesler’s fractured foot revealed that it’s healing. There is hope that he’s able to get back skating next week.
- Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks Dave Bolland is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Lisa Dillman: The Kings put Dustin Penner on the IR with a lower-body injury, retroactive to March 31st.
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Darren Dreger: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that he was told at noon yesterday that they had a deal for Jarome Iginla. It is now clear that Iginla must have directed the Flames towards the Penguins. Boston Bruins: Chiarelli: ”we brought up Torey, scratched Koko and Bart – relied on the fact that we had the deal”
- Joe Haggerty: Iginla was calling the shots and wanted to end up in Pittsburgh. Flames took the lesser offer.
- Darren Dreger: Some think that Iginla’s decision to play for the Penguins was made before last night.
- Elliotte Friedman: Flames GM Jay Feaster is off to Toronto to make pitch for Danny DeKeyser.
- Patrick Caisse: Danny DeKeyser’s agent, Don Meehan, told Caisse that he’ll likely have a decision today, tomorrow at the latest.
- The Fourth Period: Multiple sources are saying that the Lightning are getting calls on Martin St. Louis. He has two years left at a $5.625 million salary cap hit. He has a no-movement clause. The Bruins, Red Wings and Rangers are believed to have shown interest. The Lightning could also be getting calls on Ryan Malone.
- Andy Strickland: Sabres Ryan Miller handed in a list of 8 teams he won’t accept a trade too before the season started.
- Andy Strickland: Strickland would be surprised if the Blues moved any roster players at the deadline. Draft picks and prospects most likely.
- Bob McKenzie: The Flames preferred the deal with the Bruins, but needed Jarome Iginla’s approval. He obviously, chose the Penguins.
- Eric Francis: Feaster told Iginla that an extension would be shorter and for less money if he stayed in Calgary. Made the decision for Iginla easier.
- David Pagnotta: Feaster added that the Pittsburgh trade came together during last night’s game. They received multiple offers for Iginla.
- Dejan Kovacevic: The Flames had offers from three teams according to Feaster. “Player part of that process” because of no-trade clause. “We’ve traded Jarome to Pittsburgh.”
- Darren Dreger: Flames GM Jay Feaster went to Miikka Kiprusoff’s agent 10 days ago. His agent said if there is a possible trade to consult Kiprusoff first.
- Joe Haggerty: Source saying there was a call made between the Bruins and Flyers about Daniel Briere. Jordan Caron and a pick were mentioned, but his concussion ended talk.
- The Fourth Period: One NHL executive said he doesn’t expect Avalanche’s Paul Stastny to be traded at the deadline. There had been brief talks with the Maple Leafs this season. The Avs would like to upgrade their blueline, and would love to get their hands on Keith Yandle, but the Coyotes would want one of their top young stars in exchange.
The Calgary Flames have traded right winger Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins for left winger Kenneth Agostino, center/right winger Ben Hanowski and a 2013 1st round pick.
Iginla was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1995, 11th overall. The 35-year old right winger carries a $7 million cap hit and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
The 20-year old Agostino was drafted in the 5th round, 140th overall by the Penguins in the 2010 draft.
The 22-year old Hanowski was drafted in the 3rd round, 63rd overall by the Penguins in the 2009 draft.
Aaron Ward: (12:05 AM) “Iginla traded to Bruins.” The Calgary Flames have traded Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins for a 2013 conditional 1st round draft pick, defenseman Matt Bartkowski and center Alexander Khokhlachev. Bob McKenzie: Unconfirmed: the first-round pick is conditional on Iginla re-signing. Iginla was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1995, 11th overall. The 35-year old right winger carries a $7 million cap hit and will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. The 24-year old Bartkowski was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 7th round, 190th overall in the 2008 draft. Bartkowski is under contract through next season, carrying a $650,00o salary cap hit. He’ll be an RFA after next season. The 19-year old Khohklachev was drafted by the Bruins in the 2nd round, 40th overall in the 2011 draft.
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Joe Haggerty: “No announcement for tonight re: Jarome Iginla and the Bruins. Would imagine there’s still some things in Calgary that need taking care of.”
- Renaud Lavoie: “Confirmation that their is no deal in place as we speak between Calgary-Boston for Jarome Iginla. No announcement tonight from Bruins.”
- Nick Cotsonika: “Again, total speculation: I wonder if a trade is in place but they’re working on an extension.”
- Bob McKenzie: “This comes with usual “anything can happen” qualifier but multiple sources saying not to expect a Jarome Iginla trade tonight.”
- Dan Tencer: Bob McKenzie on TSN just said that Bartkowski, Khoklachev and a 1st for Iginla is imminent according to a source close to the Bruins. NOT confirmed.
- Elliotte Friedman: Hearing the same Khokhlachev, Bartkowski and a 1st.
- Gary Lawless: Lawless is hearing the Kings are out of the Iginla sweepstakes.
- Dennis Bernstein: For those that are still thinking the Kings are in the Iginla hunt, Tanner Pearson is playing in Manchester tonight. Leads Bernstein to believe it’s all Boston at the moment.
- Spector’s Hockey: Richardson thinks that if Iginla is dealt to the Bruins tonight, it won’t be until have the game if any Bruins roster players are in part of the deal.
- Dennis Bernstein: A league executive regarding Bruins prospects going to Calgary in a potential deal: “Not sure anyone behind Hamilton is worth it” (obviously Dougie not in deal)
- Jim Matheson: Matheson still thinks that the Kings will bend and include Bernier in a deal for Iginla. They’d go calling the Oilers for Khabibulin to back up Quick.
- Calgary Flames: Statement:
The Calgary Flames announce that Jarome Iginla will be a healthy scratch from the line-up for tonight’s game versus the Colorado Avalanche.
No further information will be provided at this time.
- Bob McKenzie: “At no time during Iginla trade talks have I gotten sense contract extension had to be incl, but I believe BOS would find a way if necessary.”
- Bob McKenzie: Rumors today in Boston were that Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski were perhaps on their way out. Caron is in the lineup tonight but Bartkowski was scratched.
- Bob McKenzie: Bruins prospect Alex Khokhlachev is a healthy scratch for Providence of the AHL.
- John Shannon: Everyone is looking at Boston, but other teams are in the bidding. Hearing that LA is making a push.
- Bob McKenzie: It shouldn’t be a surprise that the Bruins and Calgary are deep in talks, but the Flames could be using it as leverage against the Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings.
- Darren Dreger: The Bruins and Flames were talking assets last night, and had planned on resuming today.
- Nick Kypreos: Bruins remain heavy favors on Iginla.