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Posts Tagged Jaromir Jagr
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Stars fired head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistant coach Paul Jerrard.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks GM Murray said the team will be different next year. He indicated that he’d like Saku Koivu to return, and will talk to Teemu Selanne over the next little while.
- Anaheim Ducks: Murray on Teemu Selanne: “I’ll wait a while, go hit a few (golf) balls, go play with him and let him beat me, and then we’ll decide.”
- Brian Costello: The Dallas Stars were cheering for the Bruins. If the Bruins make the Eastern Conference final, the Stars will get their 1st round pick. If they don’t, they’ll get a 2nd round pick. From the Jaromir Jagr trade.
- B.D. Gallof: “Just to make this VERY clear… Nino Niederreiter is NOT being actively shopped. See his name coming up like forgone conclusion. To expand on Nino thoughts: yes, he is a tradable asset. however, when has Garth ever just traded off asset? Has to be right scenario. Also do not believe #isles will spend ANY rebuild assets for a goalie when vets aplenty.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A couple Blues GM Doug Armstrong quotes in case you missed them.
“This is a public cry that for any GMs that have any 50-goal scorers that want to just send them to St. Louis, give me a call,” Armstrong said. “I spent the last two days going over the top 20 scorers the last few years, and most of them are drafted by their own teams. Reality is with free agency the way it is now, teams tie up those elusive top-end goal scorers.
“If I can find a guy that can come in and help us score goals, certainly we’re going to look at doing it. But to think that that player is out there and teams say, ‘Geez, it’s St. Louis’ time to win, we’ll give you (Alex) Ovechkin,’ you’ve got to deal in reality. … It’s incumbent upon the players in this room to find out how to produce when the lights are the brightest to score those goals.”
“We have players that have produced in the past that haven’t been able to get us over the hump in the playoffs, but they’re still in those prime years,” Armstrong said. “I believe that the home-grown talent can produce at those times. The easiest thing is to show somebody the door. It’s foolish if you’re not bringing in somebody that’s better.”
Andy McDonald will be a UFA and is not expected to re-sign. Armstrong said they expect to re-sign all their RFAs including Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund.
“I don’t see this being a huge free agency offseason for us,” he said. “I see it more taking care of our own business and then seeing if we want to re-arrange some of the chairs via trade.”
Stewart, Berglund and David Perron could be players the Blues consider trading.
- Randy Miller of the Courier Post: Jaromir Jagr said that the Philadelphia management didn’t want to negotiate a contract until after they knew the outcome of the two $100 million offers they had on the table. By the time Zach Parise and Ryan Suter knew where they were going to sign, Jagr had moved on.
“We made an offer to Jaromir back in February,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said of Jagr, who signed with Dallas and then was traded last month to Boston. “It didn’t go anywhere. They decided to wait until after the season was over. We talked a number of times between the end of the year and free agency. I talked to his agent (Petr Svoboda). He called me the day that Jaromir signed with Dallas. He said, ‘We’re getting close, where are you guys at?’ At that point, we weren’t in a position to do anything because we had offers out on other guys.”
The Flyers may not have wanted to give Jagr a raise from $3.3 million to anything past $4 million. Jagr responded to a question that if waiting for Suter and Parise drove him away.
“Well, the thing I understand is that if you give two offers to free agents … you cannot give two offers to somebody else,” he said. “Because if they grab it, with the salary cap, what are you going to do? So (Flyers management) had to wait for those players to say no and it took them a week. So it’s the whole free market.
“I was happy (in Philadelphia). Everybody knew it. I loved that team. I loved the fans. I loved the city. But on the other side, I always believe in God. And I always believed He would find the best place for me. I had a faith that something good would happen to me even if (returning to Philadelphia) didn’t happen.”
- Blue Jackets.NHL.com: The Blue Jackets have re-signed Matt Calvert (2 years, $1.975 million). In 42 games this season, the 23-year old Calvert has nine goals and seven assists with 32 penalty minutes.
“Matt is a dynamic young winger that plays with great tenacity at both ends of the ice and we look forward to his continued development and contributions to our hockey club,” said Kekalainen.
- Rich Chere: Devils Martin Brodeur confirms that he’ll play next season.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Neither Marek Zidlicky or Patrick Eliashas spoken with the Devils about a contract extension.
“I don’t know yet. It’s pretty tough to say right now,” Zidlicky said. “I would like to come back. I don’t know what Lou wants to do with the team for next year. I’d like to stay here. He knows that.”
Garrioch’s roundup … Hejduk could retire … No calls for Komisarek … Flyers fans shouldn’t expect Weber
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Four GMs that could be on the hotseat: Greg Sherman (COL), George McPhee (WAS), Jay Feaster (CAL) and Dale Tallon (FLA).Marian Gaborikturned down a $79 million from the Wild in 2009, thinking that he could get $100 million. He ended up signing a 5 year, $35 million deal the with Rangers. The Blue Jackets were the only team interested in his $7.5 million contract for next season.
Sources say the Blue Jackets offered one of their three first round picks to the Stars for Jaromir Jagr. The Red Wings were also interested in Jagr at the deadline.
A decision on the Phoenix Coyotes is imminent. ”In Canada, the fans have been very forgiving,” said a league executive. “There are 20 owners in the United States who are sick of writing cheques for $1 million to prop this thing up.” Garrioch thinks that moving them to Quebec City and keeping the Blue Jackets in the West makes the most sense until they have expansion.
The Sharks thought about trading defenseman Dan Boyle but they went on a 5 game winning streak. The Flyers, Rangers and Red Wings were interested. They could look to move him in the summer.
Ryane Clowe gave up on his sign-and-trade thoughts when he found out that nobody would give him an 8 year deal in the $5.5 to $6 million range.
The Devils and Sabres had interest in Jets Alex Burmistrov.
It wouldn’t surprise some people if the Wild bought out Dany Heatley and his $7.5 million salary in the summer.
Expect the Flyers to be looking for a new coach at the end of their season.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk remains out with a shoulder injury and he could retire after the season. “Hejduk, 37, has hinted this season will be it for him. He could change his mind, and here’s hoping he might. But I doubt it. Age is the great equalizer, and Hejduk has suffered his share of injuries in recent years. Along with the shoulder, he has had serious knee injuries and a troublesome back.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis called both James Reimer and Ben Scrivens five minutes after the trade deadline to let them know that neither was offered in a trade. The Canucks did ask for Scrivens in their offer, but the Leafs wouldn’t do unless they included a “significant portion” of Roberto Luongo’s salary. The Flames had agreed to take a 2nd round pick from the Maple Leafs for Miikka Kiprusoff. The Leafs didn’t get one call on Mike Komisarek.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Isaac notes that Flyers fans shouldn’t expect to see Shea Weber in a Flyers uniform anytime soon. After all of Weber’s signing bonuses, the Predators will pay him $27 million before next season and $41 million before the 2014-15 season starts, 37% of his contract. Weber also has a no-trade clause.
“That’s a financial unlikelihood for Nashville looking to move him, especially to Philadelphia,” said Stu Grimson, a former NHL tough guy who now is a radio commentator for the Preds.
The Flyers will have to look elsewhere. Coyotes Keith Yandle? Could they outbid the Islanders for Mark Streit if he doesn’t sign before free agency starts? Do they look at Senators Sergei Gonchar or Ron Hainsey?
- The Fourth Period: The Red Wings were trying to make a deal all week, but weren’t able to put something together. It was believed that the Wings didn’t want to part with any of their top young talent. They wouldn’t give up a first round pick for Jay Bouwmeester. The Wings also looked into Jaromir Jagr. Valtteri Filppula will be a UFA but may have interest in returning.
“It’s been a great place to be, a great team obviously,” he told the News. “You want to be on that kind of team.”
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Sabres are picking up part of Jason Pominville’s contract. If they weren’t, the Wild would be over the salary cap. Working with Cap geek, they estimate that the Sabres may be covering $225,000 for this year, a pro-rated $900,000.
- Cap Geek: Not confirmed on the amount, but the Hurricanes could be picking up between $500,000 and $1.5 million of Jussi Jokinen’s now Penguins salary.
- Bill Watters: According to sources, the Maple Leafs offered the Coyotes Nazem Kadri, Matt Frattin and a 1st round pick for Keith Yandle. (You would assume this was ‘offered’ around Wednesday, but I wonder if it happened in the offseason, or at least sometime well before the trade deadline day)
- Bill Watters: Years ago, the Flyers offered Claude Giroux to the Lightning for defenseman Paul Ranger but was turned down by then GM Brian Lawton.
- John Hoven of Mayors Manor: Kings GM Dean Lombardi when asked if he was close to any trades on deadline day.
“No. I like our team, and I think we addressed our biggest need. And you see Matt Greene in there – we get him back, that’s like getting a player for nothing now. I didn’t see anything that was really going to improve us. Our depth up front with Toffoli and Brad Richardson, we forget about him, but he’s shown he’s a good depth player. So it wasn’t really anything there that made sense as terms of an upgrade, let alone then get to the part where if you upgrade, what’s it going to do to your cap and everything else. The other thing we were able to do on this that I really liked – and you know I’m confident in how I feel about this – we’ve got 10 picks in this year’s draft. You never want to lose sight of that part. Now, we don’t have a first rounder, but we’re going into this, we were able to keep this nucleus, get this piece here, and have 10 picks going in next year’s draft. Our eye going forward, we haven’t sold the farm by any stretch. I think we’ve got the space to keep our young players. Then hopefully…add the right veterans here going forward also. Now it’s up to our scouts to hit in the middle rounds.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Damien Cox: The Maple Leafs and Miikka Kiprusoff’s agent will continue talks this morning. Could be 50-50 at best.
- James Mirtle: Mirtle wouldn’t be shocked if the Maple Leafs did little today. GM Dave Nonis may be looking for bargains.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings would like to add a top-four defenseman or a top-six forward, but won’t give up a first round pick. Several options have already been traded.
“With the people that were moved the last couple of days, in most cases I talked to those general managers,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said on Tuesday. “I don’t know that there’s a lot out there. We’ll see what happens (Wednesday).”
Red Wings GM Ken Holland won’t be looking for depth players.
“We made some competitive offers on a couple of players,” Holland said. “Some players we couldn’t get in the mix on. I’ll explore until the deadline.”
The Wings inquired about Jaromir Jagr and Jay Bouwmeester. Players the Red Wings might be interested in: Derek Morris, Mark Streit, Ryan Whitney, Keith Yandle, Curtis Glencross, Tomas Fleischmann, Jason Pominville, Mike Ribeiro and Drew Stafford.
- Kevin Allen: GM Holland is still looking, but would be fine if he ends the day with the same team.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post: Flyers coach Peter Laviolette doesn’t think the Flyers are on edge about the deadline. GM Paul Holmgrem said on Saturday that he didn’t expect to be a buyer. The Flyers are six points out. They don’t have much to offer up if they decide they want to make a playoff push. Possible trade bait in Daniel Briere, Max Talbot and Braydon Coburn are all out with injuries. If they are looking to add a defenseman, they could look at: Jamie McBain, Ryan O’Byrne, Erik Johnson, Ryan Whitney, Derek Morris and Keith Yandle.
- Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini on if it will be a busy trade deadline day.
“Hard to tell. We’re talking to a lot of teams about different options, short-term, long-term … I really won’t know until I get there on Wednesday.”
McCurdy lists some Oilers who could be traded: Ryan Whitney, Ales Hemsky, Ryan Jones, Eric Belanger, Ben Eager, Mark Fistric, Nikolai Khabibulin, Magnus Paajarvi and Theo Peckham.
NHL Rumors V: Clowe candidates, Blues likely done, Flyers weren’t serious on Jagr, Higgins gets extension
- Bob McKenzie: Sounding like the Rangers, Canucks and Flyers are the leading candidates for Ryane Clowe at the moment.
- Bruce Garrioch: The Canucks are in on Clowe, they want to get bigger.
- Andy Strickland: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said he isn’t looking to make another trade, but would listen.
- Tim Panaccio: Two Flyers sources say that the Flyers didn’t have serious interest in Jaromir Jagr.
- David Pagnotta: The Canucks sign winger Chris Higgins to a 4-year, $10 million contract extension.
- Chip Alexander: GM Jim Rutherford said the deadline day could be quiet for the Hurricanes. Not expecting to add another defenseman after the Bergeron acquisition. Rutherford added, ”We can’t make a trade that would help us more than getting Justin (Faulk) back.”
- Jimmy Murphy: Murphy doens’t think the Bruins are done, still want to a defenseman.
- Craig Custance: With Jaromir Jagr and Jay Bouwmeester traded, Custance isn’t sure if the Red Wings will do much by tomorrow.
- Craig Cusance: There is nothing imminent on the Keith Yandle front. A trade would have to make a lot of sense for the Coyotes to move him. They would need a legit top-six center.
- Bruce Garrioch: Having more than one team involved with Ryan Clowe is slowing the deal down.
- Bob Stauffer: Stauffer doesn’t see the Oilers moving Ryan Whitney. They could trade pending UFA Randy Jones or depth defenseman like Theo Peckham.
- Patrick King: If King were the Leafs or Canadiens, would jump in an grab a big name, the prices are reasonable.
- James Duthie: Nice acquisition for the Blackhawks, both Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
The Dallas Stars have traded right winger Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for a conditionals 2nd round draft pick, left wing Lane MacDermid and right wing Cody Payne. The 2nd round pick would become a 1st round pick if the Bruins win two series.
The 41-year old Jagr was drafted by the Penguins, 5th overall in the 1990 draft.
The 23-year old MacDermid was drafted by the Bruins, 112th overall in the 4th round of the 2009 draft.
The 19-year old Payne was drafted by the Bruins, 145th overall in the 5th round of the 2012 draft.
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From twitter unless otherwise noted
- David Pagnotta: The Flyers are not actively shopping Sean Couturier, but if they are able to land a top-two defenseman or a top-line scorer, they could move him.
- L.A. Lariviere: Ryane Clowe’s agent wouldn’t say if the Canadiens are among the front-runners, ”I’ll let Marc Bergevin comment on their involvement.” The Canadiens were still in on Clowe (as of late last night). Clowe’s agent said it could go down to the trade deadline day with the other bidders.
- David Pagnotta: RDS is reporting that Clowe wants a 7 or 8 year contract extension. Adrian Dater: “If Ryane Clowe gets a 7-year contract extension, which GM agrees to that, please hand in your playbook now.”
- Andy Strickland: Teams that have shown some interest in Clowe: Bruins, Flyers, Canadiens, Blackhawks, Wild and Canucks.
- David Pollak: With the Sharks looking to trade Clowe, it’s good sign that they like James Sheppard on the 3rd line.
- Bruce Garrioch: The Sharks are still trying to move Dan Boyle.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk:
On if there’s any news on potential extensions on Jaromir Jagr, Eric Nystrom or Derek Roy
“I don’t really have any update on that. No.”
On if that would affect how they might deal with things in the next two days
“I think so. I think it’s all part of it. Have to see where we’re at. Listening to calls.”
On how hard it is to balance things
“I think so [it’s hard to balance what is being offered and the like]. I think that’s accurate. So we’ll just have to wait and see. We’ve got 48 hours here.”
NHL Rumors V: Flyers, Jagr, Clowe, Bouwmeester, Jokinen, Blue Jackets, Wisniewski, Ribeiro and Oilers
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Sam Carchidi: The Flyers have had exploratory talks for Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe and Jay Bouwmeester.
- Josh Rimer: Adds that the Flyers are talking with the Hurricanes about Jussi Jokinen.
- Darren Dreger: The Blue Jackets will be a buyer at the trade deadline and would be willing to move one of their three first round picks. (Kings and Rangers)
- Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets have depth down the middle and on the blueline. They could use one of those plus a first to acquire a scoring winger.
- Aaron Portline: Blue Jackets Adrian Aucoin could get them a late-round pick from a team looking for depth. The Blue Jackets may want to keep him for his leadership.
- Aaron Portzline: The Canadiens had interested in Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard. John Moore has also been a healthy scratch.
- Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets would trade James Wisniewski, but it’s hard to imagine anyone taking on his contract with all him injuries.
- Pierre LeBrun: Mike Ribeiro’s agent spoke with the Capitals on Friday and will talk again today or tomorrow.
- Darren Dreger: The Oilers are considering keeping Ryan Whitney for their playoff push and signing Nikolai Khabibulin for another season.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Sarah Baicker: Sources say that a Clowe trade to the Flyers won’t happen if the Sharks insist on Sean Couturier.
- David Pollak: Clowe said he’s open to either a trade-and-sign or as a rental. Depends on where he’s trade to, and what is offered.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: GM Doug Wilson is considering offers from almost a dozen teams.
“I’m aware of what’s going on and anything happening with me has to go through me, so we’ll see,” Clowe said, declining to say whether he thought a deal would happen or not. “I don’t want to give a percentage or anything. Would I be surprised? Probably not. I wouldn’t be shocked.
“If something didn’t happen and I stayed here, I’d handle it just like I handled the last three games,” he said. “I’d play my ass off just like I have.”
“If I go somewhere, I’m not going to sign unless I see potential, but it’s definitely something I’d be open to,” Clowe said. “On the other hand, if it had to come down somewhere as a rental it wold probably be to a team that’s a top team looking at making a run. We’ll see.”
- Kevin Kurz: A Ryane Clowe trade is likely to happen today.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Good chance Clowe is moved today. A deal is close, but not a guarantee.
- Bob McKenzie: McKenzie thinks the leading contenders are the Flyers or Wild. Rangers, Canucks and Canadiens in the mix. 50-50 it happens today. Rangers may only be intersted in Clowe as a rental. Flyers, Wild and Canucks are capable of giving Clowe an extension. The Sharks and Wild have dealt in the past.
- Pierre LeBrun: A Ryane Clowe trade could go down today. Teams that may have at least talked to the Sharks: Flyers, Wild, Canucks, Canadiens, Rangers and Bruins, possibly more.
- Bruce Garrioch: Confirms a St. John’s report that the Flyers have made a offer for Clowe, and have had talks with his agent.
- Sam Carchidi: The Flyers currently have $3.5 million in cap space and could add to that if they put Andrej Meszaros or Daniel Briere on the LTIR. They have lots of room to add a Jaromir Jagr or Clowe.
- David Pagnotta: Source saying report of Clowe going to Flyers is “premature.” Flyers are one of many teams in play.
- Renaud Lavoie: Lavoie has been told that the Bruins and Canadiens are not on the top of Clowe’s list.
- Sarah Baicker: Source saying that the Flyers and Sharks are talking a couple different scenarios. One of them involves Clowe but the cost is high.
- Bruce Garrioch: The asking price for Clowe is likely Sean Couturier.
- The Fourth Period: The Devils are looking to add goal scorer by the deadline. Lou Lamoriello told the Star-Ledger,
“There is no question in my mind a splash usually upsets things. Adding pieces complements,” Lamoriello told the paper. “That’s not saying it will always be the case, but adding pieces would be more the norm (for the Devils).”
The Devils are said to be interested in Stars Jaromir Jagr.
“The timing is everything,” Lamoriello said. “But if we can get better, depending on what the price is, we’ll do what we’ve always done in the past and see where things fall.”
- John Glennon of the Tennessean: Predators Mike Fisher injured his hand blocking a shot last night. X-rays were inconclusive.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators GM Bryan Murray said yesterday that center Jason Spezzamay not return this season.
“(Erik) Karlsson and (Spezza) are real borderline at this time,” said Murray.
Spezza is still experiencing pain and hasn’t been back on the ice lately. Stars Derek Roy and Jaromir Jagr would be nice fits, but GM Joe Nieuwendyk is looking for a first round pick in return.
- Arthur Staple: The Islanders contract with Lubomir Visnovsky could be done soon.
- Mike Corcoran: Scouting the Lightning-Devils game: Wild, 3 Penguins, 3 Red Wings, Flames, Senators and Blackhawks. Hawks and Wings are usually regualrs.