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Posts Tagged Jimmy Howard
- Seth Rorabaugh: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Eric Gryba will be further evaluated for his “upper-body” injury.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jimmy Howard left practice early yesterday. He’s had a sore hamstring, but he’s still played well through it.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks GM Bob Murray said that center Nick Bonino had a torn hamstring, which he suffered playing soccer before a practice in March. Murray added that Ryan Getzlaf’s ankle was never the same after he injured it on March 3rd against the Stars. Francois Beauchemin was playing with a torn ACL for a while and will have surgery soon to repair it. Defenseman Toni Lydman confirmed that he suffered a concussion from the Justin Abdelkader hit. Goalie Viktor Fasth was playing at 80% at the end of the year with a strained lower abdominal muscle.
- SN 590 The Fan: Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle on Tyler Bozak’s injury: “Bozak was dealing with a bicep injury”
- Allan Walsh: Panthers’ forward Jonathan Huberdeau had successful hip surgery yesterday.
Morning Hits: Preds sign Hornqvist, Rask between Howard and Price, Oilers 1st pick in play, Jets storylines
- PR Nashville Predators: The Predators have signed forward Patric Hornqvist to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension.
“As we build towards the 2013-14 season and beyond, re-signing Patric Hornqvist was an off-season priority,” Poile said. “Since joining the Predators, he has become—and will remain—an integral member of our core group. Patric is everything we talk about as a Predator—he is relentless in going to the net and willing to pay the price to score goals, has a terrific work ethic and is a quality person who is respected on and off the ice. Patric is just entering the prime of his career. He has led our team in goal-scoring in two of the last four seasons and we are looking forward to him being a significant part of the Predators’ on-ice success in the years to come.”
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: RFA Tuukka Rask could be looking for a new deal somewhere between Jimmy Howard’s $5,291,667 salary cap hit and Carey Price’s $6.5 million cap hit. His playoff performance may shift the number closer to one them. Rask finished the season with a 19-10-5 record, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.
- Terry Jones of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers have the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft, and it could be in play.
“We’re definitely going to look at doing something with that pick. I think we’d be very receptive to moving back and picking up another pick potentially,” said MacTavish.
“It’s a very deep draft in my mind. There are tons of players out there who excite me. Or possibly we could pick up somebody that could help us immediately and another pick.”
MacTavish is also looking to get bigger.
“We want more toughness, more meat and more depth in our lineup,” he said.
“I’m pretty optimistic we can get some of the immediate growth and change,” said MacTavish.
Some people had been mentioning amnesty buyout for Ryan Smyth.
“Ryan Smyth will be back,” he said.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: 5 Jets storylines to watch this offseason.1. Are the Jets ready for their first blockbuster deal? Wiebe doesn’t think they should trade Dustin Byfuglien, but he could bring the biggest return. If they were to move him, they would need to get an all-star back.2. Is Olli Jokinena candidate for an amnesty buyout? It may send a bad message to future free agents if they buyout Jokinen after just one season. Paying someone over $3 million to not play, isn’t the way the Jets do business. Jokinen could still bounce back.3. Will the Jets try to move up in the draft? The Jets could still find an impact player at 13. It’s possible that they could package their pick along with another pick or player and move up. They have six picks in the first three rounds.
4. Who will be Ondrej Pavelec’s backup? They could bring back Al Montoya.
5. Can Toby Enstrom kick the injury bug? He’s missed 46 games in the last two seasons. He hopes to be able to get rid of the “fragile” label.
- Bob Duff: Panthers Ed Jovanovski on retirement: ”My mindset is work hard in the summer, get my hip strong, but it’s too early to say.”
- Erik Erlendsson: An MRI on Steven Stamkos’s knee came back clean enough to allow him to go to the World Championship.
- NHL.com: The NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of April: Alex Ovechkin, Brian Elliott and Derek Stepan.
- NHL.com: The NHL’s “Three Stars” of the week: Jimmy Howard, Henrik Zetterberg and Nail Yakupov.
- NHL.com: The NHL’s Rookie of the month for April: Nail Yakupov. He beat out Alex Galchenyuk, Justin Schultz, Sven Baertschi, Brandon Saad and Alex Chiasson.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that he hopes to find Jim Nill’s replacement by the end of June. He might not replace him outright, but look within the organization.
- Ian Mendes: Devils coach Peter DeBoer confirms that Ilya Kovalchuk won’t play tonight against the Senators. Said he’s still day-to-day.
- Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Dave Bolland won’t play tonight, but said he’ll travel with the team for Sunday’s game in St. Louis.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils Johan Hedberg’s sore back isn’t good enough for him to be the backup tonight. He didn’t skate today.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Erat/Volpatti-Ribeiro-Brouwer; Chimera-Perreault-Fehr; Wolski-Hendricks-Beagle.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Sharp-Kruger-Kane, Bickell-Handzus-Stalberg, Carcillo-Shaw-Frolik.
- Michael Russo: Wild lines: Coyle back w top line;Pominville w Brodziak/Bouchard; Rupp w Mitchell/Clutterbuck; Konopka (Zucker coming?) w Granlund/Seto
- Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets against the Blues.
- Josh Cooper: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators against the Stars.
- Tracey Myers: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
- David Pagnotta: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that serious contract negotiations with Mike Smith won’t happen until their ownership situation is settled.
- Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings and Jimmy Howard have basically agreed on a six-year contract extension for $31.8 million. He expects to officially sign deal by the end of the weekend, and only the “little stuff” is left.
“To be honest, it really hasn’t (worried me),” he said. “Like last time we went through this, it really did weigh (on me). But I think with it being such a condensed schedule and so many games being played in a short amount of time, I haven’t really had much time to think about it.”
- David Pagnotta: The goalie trade market this summer should be something to watch: Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller and Jonathan Bernier.
- Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile said the Filip Forsberg could be there for the teams morning skate on Sunday and he could play on Monday.
- Tim Panaccio: For the Flyers to buyout out Daniel Briere, it would cost them $3.3 million and spread out over four years. He said that he’s playing to remain with the Flyers, but understands the situation.
“Definitely,” he said. “It’s reality. There’s no doubt about it. But at the same time, those are things I can’t control at this moment. All I can control is for me to come back into the lineup and play as good as I can, to show them. Other than that, I can’t worry about injuries or what they are going to decide to do. That’s out of my control at this point.
“It was agreed by both the players and owners. So no, I can’t complain about that. I end up being the one to pay the price. But you know what, there have been so many good things that turned in my favor over the years that I won’t complain about that.”
Briere carries a $6.5 million salary cap hit. When asked if he thought amnesty on him would be unfair, he responded with:
“I don’t think so,” Briere said. “With missing half a season, everyone understands revenues were going to do down. A lot of teams already had prepared for two, three, four seasons ahead. So those teams were going to pay the price. … It’s a chance for them to … help them out with the new CBA.”
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- Pierre LeBrun: The NHL, NHLPA, IOC and IIHF will meet on Friday to continue their discussions on participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. An agreement is not expected yet.
- Darren Dreger: Carl Soderberg could be Boston this weekend, pending final approval. He agreed to a 3 year contract. He’ll get $600,000 for this season including a signing bonus, and a $1 million for each of the following two seasons.
- Dave Stubbs: Peter Budaj signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens that will pay him $1.4 milliom in each year.
- Daren Millard: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that their on again, off again talks with goalie UFA Jimmy Howard’s agent probably won’t start again until after the season.
- Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: Maple Leafs Nazem Kadriwill be a RFA at the end of the season, and could finish in the top 10 in scoring if he keeps this pace up. Negotiations aren’t expected to start until after the season. In an interview with Sportsnet, Kadri indicated he’d like to sign a long-term contract.
“I’m just thinking straight hockey right now, trying to worry about my play,” said Kadri. “But I’d like to set myself up well for next year because I want to be in a Maple Leafs jersey for a long, long time. Whether they feel the same way is up to them.”
It may be best for the Maple Leafs to try and sign him to a ‘bridge’ deal, a two year contract before going long-term. Matt Duchene signed a 2-year, $7 million contract and P.K. Subban signed a 2-year, $5.75 million deal.
“Nothing’s been said to me as of yet (about the contract), but I’m sure we’ll talk in the summertime,” said Kadri.
- Kirk Luedeke: The Bruins could be looking to extend Tuukka Rask soon, maybe in the 5 year, $5 million per season range.
- Buffalo News Audio: Sabres GM Darcy Regier will basically listen to anything involving any of his players. With the salary cap going down next year, he said it will be tough to keep all his high priced guys. This could mean that one of Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville or Thomas Vanek could be traded by Wednesday.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Ryane Clowe may prefer a sign-and-trade, and there wouldn’t be any discounts if he signs one. Teams that could be interested are: Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Senators, Bruins, Canucks, Blues and Blackhawks. Sabres Ryan Miller, Robyn Regehr and Drew Stafford could be traded by Wednesday.
The Lightning have shown interest in Miller, but there is talk that Miller might prefer to end up on the west coast. Darcy Regier is trying to move Drew Stafford the most.
Islanders GM Garth Snow is trying to get an extension done with Mark Streit. They are talking, but if they can’t get a deal done, he could be moved. The Bruins, Maple Leafs, Kings and Blues have inquired.
The Rangers and Flyers have called about Dan Boyle.
There have been no contract talks between the Red Wings and Jimmy Howard in the past 10 days.
Flames Curtis Glencross could be moved for a draft pick. The Senators could be interested.
Nobody has been interested in Blues Brian Elliott.
- Damien Cox: The simple facts are: the Leafs talked to the Canucks this week about Roberto Luongo, they have some interest, and the price has dropped. Darren Dreger: Sources say the Canucks called the Maple Leafs to revisit talks. The Flames hope to have a better gauge on Miikka Kiprusoff this weekend. Dreger thinks that although there is interest in goalie options for the Maple Leafs, they are likely to nothing. TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie thinks the Maple Leafs want to bring in a veteran goaltender.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: If someone offers a draft pick and a low-end prospect, the Canucks wouldn’t take it. They still think they can get a player that can help them now, and a piece or two for the future. The goalie market is crowded. Mike Smith, Jimmy Howard and Niklas Backstrom could all be free agents. The trade market could include Ryan Miller, Jonathan Bernier, Jaroslav Halak and either Ben Bishop or Craig Anderson.
- Bruce Garrioch: The Sabres are listening to offers for defenseman Robyn Regehr, but they haven’t ruled out giving him a contract extension.
- The Fourth Period: The Blackhawks had sent multiple scouts to watch Keith Yandle this week. He has three years left at $5.25 million. It’s unclear how deep talks have been. The Red Wings, Oilers and Flyers also like Yandle. The Blackhawks could offer Niklas Hjalmarsson, a young NHL player or top prospect and a draft pick. The Blackhawks are also interested in Derek Roy.
- Kevin Paul Dupont: An agent on the possibility of trading Martin St. Louis,
“No way,’’ said the agent. “Yzerman’s got kids there who he wants to be around St. Louis. He’s not going anywhere.’’
The Bruins could look at Sharks Dan Boyle, if they want to make their blue line a priority.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks GM Bob Murray is keeping quiet on their needs. They’ve gotten by without a second line center so far this season. Mike Ribeiro could be a rental option if he doesn’t re-sign with the Capitals. Derek Roy and Derick Brassard are other options.
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- Craig Custance of ESPN: There are not many teams that are desperate for a goalie. James Reimer is proving he may be able to lead the Maple Leafs. At the moment there are more goalies available than teams that need goalies, but that could change in the summer. Custance estimates that there could be as many as eight teams looking for a goalie, maybe three or four more depending playoff performances. Things have gone quiet on the Roberto Luongo front, but teams are still calling about him and Cory Schneider. The Canucks may only get full value for Luongo in the summer, with full value being a player that would immediately help them and future piece or two. His $5.3 million cap hit is looking more reasonable, especially if a team can get 5 or 6 years out of him.Some teams who could be looking for a new goalie this offseason:
Buffalo Sabres: Ryan Miller has one year left on his deal at a cap hit of $6.25 million. He can submit a list of teams he won’t accept a trade too. Some believe he wants out of Buffalo.
Phoenix Coyotes: The Coyotes and Mike Smith are quietly trying to get a contract extension done before he become a UFA. The uncertainty of the Coyotes is making it hard to do any long-term deals.
Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard will be a UFA after this season, and there is “no update” on contact talks.
Minnesota Wild: GM Chuck Fletcher said in email that contract talks with Niklas Backstrom will wait until the offseason. How much is Backstrom worth? They have Josh Harding for the next two years at $1.9 million a season, as well as 22-year old Darcy Kuemper.
Philadelphia Flyers: Ilya Bryzgalov hasn’t been the Flyers biggest problem. The idea of a compliance buyout will be considered. He’s signed through 2019-20. ”That’s something a normal organization wouldn’t do,” one NHL source said. “But they’re not a normal organization.”
- Elliott Pap: Canucks Roberto Luongo on trade speculation: ”I’m obviously not exactly sure what’s going to happen.”
- Eklund: Source said that Roberto Luongo will the top player available at the deadline.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Kings are inquiring about: Robyn Regehr, Drew Stafford, Ryane Clowe and Alex Tanguay.
- The Fourth Period: Trade talks are picking up for the Sabres and Robyn Regehr. The Kings, Red Wings and Senators are looking to upgrade their blue line. The Sabres are said to be looking for a draft pick and a top prospect for Regehr. The Sabres are looking for a prospect who is close to NHL ready. The Kings and Sabres have been watching each other in the past few weeks. Regehr fits the bill of a stay-at-home, rugged defenseman that the Kings have been looking for. Reports are that they may have discussed including Drew Stafford in a deal.
- Renaud Lavoie: Mike Ribeiro rejected a three year offer from the Capitals, but he hopes to stay.
- Mark Lazerus: Mike Riberio and Derek Roy are the top center options, but the price might be too high for the Blackhawks.
- Renaud Lavoie: There is lots of interest in Max Talbot, but the Flyers are saying he “not available.”
- Kevin Kurz: Scouting the Sharks-Ducks game: No less than 13 teams at the game including the Flyers, Bruins, Islanders, Canadiens and Maple Leafs.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings and Jimmy Howard are getting closer to a contract extension. He’s currently making $2.25 million but his new deal will be closer to $5 million a season. It is expected to be for six or seven years. The Wings are also working on contracts for Valtteri Filppula and Damien Brunner, who’ll both be UFAs on July 5th. They may not be close on a deal for Filppula, who is believed to be looking for $5 million a season. They are optimistic with Brunner, but are having trouble determining his market value due to the small sample size. Aaron Ward via twitter: Ward reports that a Red Wings – Howard deal may not be that close as the sides haven’t talked in over a week.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said that they’ve had “some conversation” with Oliver Ekman-Larsson regarding a contract extension.
“We’ll pay on performance. We have no problem,” Maloney said. “But we won’t pay on potential. In Oliver’s case, he’s having a terrific season. He’s somebody we expect to sign at some point and hopefully for a long time.”
“You negotiate hard with their agents,” Pang said. “You try to get a hometown discount. At the end of the day, you can ill-afford to let this quality of defenseman walk.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: David Desharnais and the Canadiens are expected to announce a contract extension today.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Top 3 college free agents: Dan DeKeyser (D), Andrej Sustr (D) and Antoine Laganiere (RW).
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Kellan Lain (6′ 6″ center) from Lake State could be the first college free agent to sign. Could be in the next 48 hours.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens rookie Brendan Gallagher will be a game-time decision tonight.
- Torie Peterson of the Flames.NHL.com: Flames Sven Baertschi could return to the lineup tonight according to coach Bob Hartley.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild have called up Charlie Coyle
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Pens, Caps, Sens, Habs, Rangers Leafs, Lightning, Wings, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Oilers, and Wild
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Cooke-Malkin-Neal Bennett-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Jeffrey-Adams.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Lines: Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ovechkin, Fehr-Perreault-Ward, Hendricks-Beagle-Crabb. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Kundratek, Erskine-Carlson, Schultz-Poti.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Silfverberg-Turris-Alfredsson; Greening-Da Costa-Condra; Alphabet-Smith-Neil and Daugavins-Regin-Zibanejad.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Cole; Galchenyuk – Eller – Prust; Moen – White – Armstrong. Defensive pairing: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Diaz; Bouillon – Subban
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: It will be Craig Anderson and the Senators against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Sabres.
- Defensive pairing: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Anders Lindback will start in net for the Lightning.
- George Sipple via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Oilers.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.