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Posts Tagged Jiri Hudler
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Elliott Pap: Canucks Ryan Kesler will play tonight.
- Farhan Lalji: Don’t expect Kesler on the PP and PK tonight. Chris Tanev injured his leg last game and is day-to-day.
- Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Patrick Sharp is travelling with the team to Minnesota. Status for Tuesday’s game could known at tomorrow’s morning skate.
- James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is day-to-day.
- Dan Seguin: Senators Erik Karlsson was back on the ice for the first time today.
- Roger Millions: Flames Jiri Hudler is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Ales Hemsky is out with a foot injury. He’s been bothered by it for several weeks.
- Sam Kasan on Penguins.NHL.com: Head coach Dan Bylsma said that James Neal has a concussion and won’t be going on their three game road trip. Defenseman Kris Letang is back practicing and said it’s up to Bylsma when he returns.
- Michael Vega of the Boston Globe: Bruins Tyler Seguin have been moved from the 2nd line center to the 3rd line with Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Jay Pandolfoat yesterday’s practice.
“Right now, I don’t think we’ve got a [No.] 1, 2, 3 or 4 [line],’’ coach Claude Julien said. “As you can see, there are good players on every line. We move players around a little bit, maybe to balance things for the time being. But right now it’s about playing your game as an individual; you shouldn’t care where you are, you should care what you bring.’’
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on Daniel Briere’s sore wrist: ”He’s coming along. he’s going to see our doctors Thursday.” Daniel Briere on his injury: ”It seems every day I’m able 2 take the next step, but then there’s something that prevents me from going too hard or all out. I can’t wait to be able to be allowed to get in some control drills and be involved in a little more game situations.”
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: The Wings have recalled Gustav Nyquist to replace injured Mikael Samuelsson.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils Adam Henrique is 7 to 10 days away from returning.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Jacob Josefson is back on the ice this morning after not practicing yesterday with a sore foot. Center Travis Zajac is also back after missing yesterday after “tweaking something.”
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames Roman Cervenka has been cleared by doctors. It’s possible that he and Jiri Hudler are in the lineup on Saturday, possibly on the same line.
Lamoriello doesn’t know why he’s not involved this time … Raymond signs overseas … Bergeron and Karlson heading home
- John Shannon via twitter: There has been communication between the NHL and NHLPA, but no meetings scheduled.
- L.A. Lariviere via twitter: From one source close to the negotiations: ”(PA) is always available, but has heard nothing from NHL indicating interest in meeting.”
- Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger: Devils Lou Lamoriello on the lockout:
“I’m embarrassed for the game.”
“It’s coming down to the wire right now,” Lamoriello said. “We’ve just got to trust the people that are involved. I’m embarrassed we are where we’re at. That’s the best expression I can use.”
On if he thought the lockout would take this long.
“I really didn’t know. Like everybody, I hoped not,” Lamoriello said, “but we are where we are right now and we’re getting to the 11th hour. I’m just hopeful everything can work out.”
Lamoriello was active during negotiations in past lockouts, but not this time.
“I’m not involved the way I was in the past. I can’t answer why,” he said.
- The Fourth Period: The lockout will reach 108 days by January 1st. The players will have lost $775 million in salaries by then. $1.476 billion and $1.64 billion in league revenues will be lost.
“There are no meetings scheduled,” Daly said via email. “I (still) don’t have any expectations at this point.”
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Flames Jiri Hudler took a skate to the neck while playing in the Czech league. Hudler was lucky as he only needed a couple stitches.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Canucks Mason Raymond signed with Allsvenskan’s Orebro for 11 games. His contract starts on January 3rd and runs through February 2nd.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Bruins Patrice Bergeron will be returning from Switzerland in January.
- Helsingin Jokerit via twitter: Erik Karlson has returned to Sweden to wait for the lockout to end. He won’t play for Jokerit in January.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune:Vinny Lecavalier plans to stay in Tampa until the lockout is over, though that could change.
“I want to play hockey, but we’ll see how things go,” he said. “With a family now, you definitely have to think there is more than one person to think about. But my kids are young, so if I do go somewhere, it’s easier to move them around.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Phillly: Daniel Briere is getting closer to going to play in Europe. Briere said he has “a few options.” Scott Hartnell is expected to make a decision on playing overseas by week’s end.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrew Ladd signs with Avangard. Dave Isaac via twitter: Isaac wonders that with the Ladd signing, is Claude Giroux still an option? Kladno is a very real option.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: David Krejci finalizing Pardubice deal, could play tomorrow.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: Gabriel Landeskog has signed with Djurgarden.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Vladislav Tretiak to Sport-Express, “Nabokov is still waiting for KHL offers, but there are none”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Martin Brodeur will wait until the end of the month before deciding on whether to look overseas.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Bryan Bickell signs with HC Znojmo of the Austrian League, a month-to-month deal.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Fedor Tyutin said he continues to weigh is options.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League hopes Teemu Selanne will join them soon.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler on his injury, “If I don’t treat it now it only gets worse. The pain isn’t unbearable but bothers me. Mainly limits mobility.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald (postmedia) in the Calgary Herald: Matt Stajan is considering playing in Slovenia.
- Randy Miller of the Courier-Post: Bobby Ryan doesn’t want to go overseas and take someone’s job.
“I’m going to handle things the way I think things should be handled,” he said. “I’m going to continue to skate with the guys … whether it’s coming back here (to South Jersey) for a couple weeks at a time … I think it’s important to stay here (in the United States) and be part of the solution and not just run from it.”
Here is a list of players that have signed contracts to play overseas during the NHL lockout.
We will continue to update as long as players keep signing.
|Player||2012-13 NHL Team||Lockout Team||League|
|Artem Anisimov||Columbus||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||KHL|
|Nik Antropov||Winnipeg||HC Barys||KHL|
|Anton Babcuk||Calgary||HC Donbass||KHL|
|Nicklas Backstrom||Washington||HC Dynamo Moscow||KHL|
|Niklas Backstrom||Minnesota||Dynamo Minsk||KHL|
|Matt Beleskey||Anaheim||Coventry||EIHL (UK)|
|Jamie Benn||Dallas||Hamburg Freezers||Deutsche Eishockey Liga|
|Sean Bergenheim||Florida||HIFK Helsinki||SM-liiga|
|Patrice Bergeron||Boston||HC Lugano||Swiss National A League|
|Patrik Berglund||St. Louis||Vasteras||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Jonathan Bernier||Los Angeles||Heilbronner Falken||ESBG (Ger)|
|Sergei Bobrovsky||Columbus||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL|
|Damien Brunner||Detroit||EV Zug||KHL|
|Ilya Bryzgalov||Philadelphia||CSKA Moscow||KHL|
|Roman Cervenka||Calgary||Slavia Praha||Czech Extraliga|
|Zdeno Chara||Boston||HC Lev Praha||KHL|
|David Clarkson||New Jersey||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL (Aus)|
|Erik Condra||Ottawa||EV Fussen||Oberliga (Ger)|
|Logan Couture||San Jose||Geneva-Servette||Swiss National A League|
|Matt D’Agostini||St. Louis||SC Ressersee||ESBG (Ger)|
|Pavel Datsyuk||Detroit||CSKA Moscow||KHL|
|Kaspars Daugavins||Ottawa||Dynamo Riga||KHL|
|Michael Del Zotto||NY Rangers||Rappersil-Jona Lakers||Swiss National A League|
|Jason Demers||San Jose||Oulu||SM-liiga|
|Raphael Diaz||Montreal||EV Zug||Swiss National A League|
|Rick DiPietro||NY Islanders||SC Riessersee||ESBG (Ger)|
|Matt Duchene||Colorado||Frolunda HC||Swedish Elite League|
|Christian Ehrhoff||Buffalo||Krefeld||Deutsche Eishockey Liga|
|Lars Eller||Montreal||JYP||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Alexei Emelin||Montreal||Ak Bars||KHL|
|Cory Emmerton||Detroit||SalPa||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Deryk Engelland||Pittsburgh||Rosenborg||GET-Ligaen (Nor)|
|Tyler Ennis||Buffalo||SC Langnau||Swiss National A League|
|Jhonas Enroth||Buffalo||Huddinge IK||Sweden Division 1|
|Tobias Enstrom||Winnipeg||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL (Aus)|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Detroit||Sodertalje EK||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Viktor Fasth||Anaheim||Tingsryd||Swedish League (T2)|
|Ruslan Fedotenko||Philadelphia||HC Donbass||KHL|
|Eric Fehr||Winnipeg||HPK||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Andrew Ference||Boston||Ceske Budejovice||Czech Extraliga|
|Valtteri Filppula||Detroit||Jokerit||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Kurtis Foster||Minnesota||Tappara||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Cody Franson||Toronto||Brynas||Swedish Elite League|
|Michael Frolik||Chicago||HC Chomutov||Czech Extraliga|
|Sam Gagner||Edmonton||EC KAC||EBEL (Aus)|
|Sergei Gonchar||Ottawa||Metallurg||Deutsche Eishockey Liga|
|Mikhail Grabovski||Toronto||CSKA Moscow||KHL|
|Colin Greening||Ottawa||Aalborg Pirates||AL-Bank Ligaen|
|Carl Hagelin||NY Rangers||Sodertalje SK||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Martin Hanzal||Phoenix||NC Mountfield||Czech Extraliga|
|Victor Hedman||Tampa Bay||HC Barys||KHL|
|Ales Hemsky||Edmonton||Pardubice||Czech Extraliga|
|Patric Hornqvist||Nashville||Djurgardens IF||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Jiri Hudler||Calgary||Lev Praha||KHL|
|Jaromir Jagr||Dallas||Kladno||Czech Extraliga|
|Jesse Joensuu||NY Islanders||Assat||Finnish League|
|Marcus Johansson||Washington||BIK Karlskoga||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Jussi Jokinen||Carolina||Oulu||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Roman Josi||Nashville||Bern||Swiss National A League|
|Tomas Kaberle||Montreal||Kladno||Czech Extraliga|
|Evander Kane||Winnipeg||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL|
|Patrick Kane||Chicago||EHC Biel||Swiss National A League|
|Erik Karlsson||Ottawa||Jokerit||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Anton Khudobin||Boston||HC Atlant Moscow Oblast||KHL|
|Jakub Kindl||Detroit||CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice||Czech Extraliga|
|Rostislav Klesla||Phoenix||Trinec||Czech Extraliga|
|Tomas Kopecky||Florida||HK Dukla Trencin||Slovak Extraliga|
|Mikko Koivu||Minnesota||TPS Turku||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Anze Kopitar||Los Angeles||Mora||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Lauri Korpikoski||Phoenix||TPS||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Sergei Kostitsyn||Nashville||Avangard Omsk||KHL|
|Ilya Kovalchuk||New Jersey||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL|
|David Krejci||Boston||Pardubice||Czech Extraliga|
|Pavel Kubina||Philadelphia||HC Vitkovice Steel||Czech Extraliga|
|Dmitry Kulikov||Florida||HC Lokomotiv||KHL|
|Gabriel Landeskog||Colorado||Djargarden||Swedish Elite League|
|Brooks Laich||Washington||Kloten Flyers||Swiss National A League|
|Philip Larsen||Dallas||Lukko||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Anders Lindback||Tampa Bay||Ilves||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Clarke MacArthur||Toronto||ETC Crimmitschau||ESBG (Ger)|
|Andrew MacDonald||NY Islanders||HC Karlovy Vary||Czech Extraliga|
|Andrei Markov||Montreal||HC Vityaz||KHL|
|Radek Martinek||Columbus||Ceske Budejovice||Czech Extraliga|
|Ryan McDonagh||NY Rangers||HC Barys||KHL|
|Milan Michalek||Ottawa||NC Mountfield||Czech Extraliga|
|Brendan Mikkelson||Tampa Bay||Vasteras||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Drew Miller||Detroit||Braehead Clan||EIHL (UK)|
|Douglas Murray||San Jose||Djurgardens IF||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Tyler Myers||Buffalo||EC KAC||EBEL (Aus)|
|Rick Nash||NY Rangers||Davos||Swiss National A League|
|Michal Neuvirth||Washington||Sparta Praha||Czech Extraliga|
|Frans Nielsen||NY Islanders||Lukko||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Nikita Nikitin||Columbus||Avangard Omsk Oblast||KHL|
|Andreas Nodl||Carolina||HC TWK Innsbruck||EBEL (Austria)|
|Patrick O’Sullivan||Phoenix||HIFK Helsinki||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Alex Ovechkin||Washington||Dynamo Moscow||KHL|
|Max Pacioretty||Montreal||Ambri Piotta||Swiss National A League|
|Ondrej Pavelec||Winnipeg||Bili Tygri Liberec||Czech Extraliga|
|Lennart Petrell||Edmonton||HIFK||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Rich Peverley||Boston||JYP||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Tomas Plekanec||Montreal||Kladno||Czech Extraliga|
|Roman Polak||St. Louis||HC Vitkovice||Czech Extraliga|
|Alexei Ponikarovsky||Winnipeg||HC Donbass||KHL|
|Corey Potter||Edmonton||Vienna Capitals||EBEL (Austria)|
|Vinny Prospal||Columbus||NC Mountfield||Czech Extraliga|
|Tuukka Rask||Boston||HC Plzen||Czech Extraliga|
|Matt Read||Philadelphia||Sodertalje SK||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Peter Regin||Ottawa||Langenthal||Swiss National B League|
|Pekka Rinne||Nashville||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL|
|Stephane Robidas||Dallas||HIFK||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Michal Roszival||Chicago||HC Plzen||Czech Extraliga|
|Kris Russell||St. Louis||TPS Turku||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Mike Santorelli||Florida||Tingsryds AIF||HockeyAllsvenskan|
|Luca Sbisa||Anaheim||HC Lugano||Swiss National A League|
|Tom Sestito||Philadelphia||Sheffield Steelers||EIHL (UK)|
|Tyler Seguin||Boston||EHC Biel||Swiss National A League|
|Dennis Seidenberg||Boston||Adler Mannheim||Deutsche Eishockey Liga|
|Andrej Sekera||Buffalo||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL|
|Alexander Semin||Carolina||Sokol Krasnoyarsk||VHL (Russia)|
|Wayne Simmonds||Philadelphia||Bili Tygri Liberec||Czech Extraliga|
|Jack Skille||Florida||Rosenborg||GET-Ligaen (Nor)|
|Ladislav Smid||Edmonton||Bili Tygri Liberec||Czech Extraliga|
|Craig Smith||Nashville||KalPa||SM-Liiga (Fin)|
|Vladimir Sobotka||St. Louis||Slavia Praha||Czech Extraliga|
|Jason Spezza||Ottawa||Rapperswil-Jona||Swiss National A League|
|Jared Spurgeon||Minnesota||SC Langnau||Swiss National A League|
|Viktor Stalberg||Chicago||Frolunda HC||Swedish Elite League|
|Alexander Steen||St. Louis||Modo||Swedish Elite League|
|Chris Stewart||St. Louis||Bili Tygri Liberec||Czech Extraliga|
|Mark Streit||NY Islanders||Bern||Swiss National A League|
|Vladimir Tarasenko||St. Louis||SKA St. Petersburg||KHL|
|Tomas Tatar||Detroit||SHK 37 Piestany||Slovak Extraliga|
|John Tavares||NY Islanders||SC Bern||Swiss National A League|
|Joe Thornton||San Jose||Davos||Swiss National A League|
|Jiri Tlusty||Carolina||Kladno||Czech Extraliga|
|Thomas Vanek||Buffalo||Graz 99ers||EBEL (Austria)|
|Semyon Varlamov||Colorado||HC Lokomotiv||KHL|
|Semyon Varlamov||Colorado||Lokomotiv Yaroslavl||KHL|
|Lubomir Visnovsky||NY Islanders||Slovan Bratislava||KHL|
|Jakub Voracek||Philadelphia||HC Lev Praha||KHL|
|Tom Wandell||Dallas||Severstal Cherepovets||KHL|
|Yannick Weber||Montreal||Geneva-Servette||Swiss National A League|
|Blake Wheeler||Winnipeg||EHC Munchen||Deutsche Eishockey Liga|
|Tommy Wingels||San Jose||Kookoo||Mestis (Div II)|
|Marek Zidlicky||New Jersey||Kladno||Czech Extraliga|
|Henrik Zetterberg||Detroit||EV Zug||Swiss National A League|
|Sources: TSN, The Fourth Period and others.|
* Updated: Oct 12th
* Niklas Backstrom had signed with Dynamo Minsk, but he got injured and they went with Pekka Rinne instead.
- Ryan Rishaug via twitter: Taylor Hall looks to be able to play in the AHL when he’s healthy. Still some details to be figured out.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler suffered an abdominal and groin injury and will be leaving Lev. Roman Cervenka is rumored to replace him.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa (concussion ended last season) was out skating with several Blackhawks yesterday.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Kris Russell has a slight MCL tear and will return to St. Louis to have the Blues doctors look at it.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Elitserien filed a 15 page appeal yesterday with the Swedish Competition Authority. They demand that the Market Court make the final decision.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Tom Wandell is set to join Severstal.
- Dirk Hoag via twitter: Patric Hornqvist signed with HC Red Ice of the Swiss league. Alex Kovalev will join him.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Dennis Seidenberg will join Alder in Germany.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jamie Benn will join the Hamburg Freezers.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Tomas Plekanec said that Kladno is paying his insurance but has no money to pay him a salary.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Craig Smith to KalPa, on a deal that run until December.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Claude Giroux is considering Prague and Omsk.
- George Richards via twitter: Tomas Kopecky is looking at offers.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Zach Parise said he’ll consider an offer from Switzerland.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrei Markov will be introduced today by Vityaz of the KHL.
- Linus Hugosson via twitter: Matt Duchene signed with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite league.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Patrice Bergeron signed with HC Lugano of the Swiss League.
Should Oilers trade Gagner? Blues interested in Morrow and Doan … Kulemin gets arbitration, Franson doesn’t … Purcell signs for $4.5 million per
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: It doesn’t make any sense for the Oilers to trade Sam Gagner unless they are able to get an exceptional return. He is still only 23, and is a good player even if he doesn’t improve. He has 220 points in 366 games, a 0.60 ppg pace, and puts him ahead of Valtteri Filppula, Jiri Hudler, Andrei Kostitsyn, Michael Ryder, Bryan Little and others over the same span. If they were to move him, it should be for either a better center or a high-end defenseman.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues GM Doug Armstrong acknowledged that he has been involved in trade discussions which could lead to a trade being done soon. The Blues want to add a top 4 defenseman, and he may have found a veteran forward to bring in. The Blues have interest in Stars Brenden Morrow, who is said to be available now. The Rangers, Sharks and Kings may also be calling the Stars. The Blues already have LWers in David Perron, Andy McDonald, Alex Steen (could move to center), Matt D’Agostini (Hitchcock prefers him on the right) and Jaden Schwartz (no guarantee he makes the roster next year). Morrow played in 57 games last year and missed time with neck and back issues. He has 1 year left on a 6 year, $24.6 million deal. He has a full no-trade clause. The Blues have also expressed interest in Shane Doan.
- Kevin McGrann of the Toronto Star: The Maple Leafs filed for salary arbitration for Nikolai Kulemin, but not for defenseman Cody Franson. Kulemin’s agent has had only 1 negotiating session with the Leafs since the end of the season.
“Kulemin loves the city and loves the organization a lot and would like to stay in Toronto,” said Greenstin. “But not everything is in my, and Kulemin’s, hands.
“I believe the Leafs like him, but now it’s strictly business.”
With the trade for James van Riemsdyk, Kulemin may have lost his spot on the 2nd line.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Sportsnet cites a Russian report that Alexander Semin is close on a 1 year deal with the Penguins. No comment from his agent.
- Tampa Bay Lightning via twitter: Teddy Purcell has signed a contract extension for 3 years. ($4.5 million per year)
- Dave Lozo via twitter: “So the Rangers go into next season with Asham, Pyatt, Halpern and without Prust, Fedotenko, Mitchell, Gaborik (for 3 months). Yowser.”
Rumors and Notes: Suter and Parise get 10 year offers from Flyers, Nash, Carolina, Ottawa, Allen, Doan, Hudler and Ponikarovsky
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Sources saying the Flyers gave Ryan Suter and Zach Parise each 10 year offers.
- Brian Lawton via twitter: Early word is that nothing may be expected for Suter and Parise until Tuesday at the earliest.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: The Red Wings contingent were ready to fly to Toronto to meet with Parise, but were told Don Meehan canceled all meetings as more than 20 teams inquired. Offers only coming in by phone. Red Wings made a big offer.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Sources saying Suter is asking for big money up-front just like Parise.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Confirms that Carolina is not on Rick Nash’s approval list. Senators also interested but not on list. Many think that Nash may alter his list to get out of Columbus. Portzline doesn’t get that sense.
- Darren Dreger vai twitter: Bryan Allen getting interest, has offers on the table.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Shane Doan won’t make a decision until Coyotes ownership situation is resolved and is looking for a 4 or 5 year deal.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: With Whitney leaving, may increase Coyotes talks with Jiri Hudler. Coyotes need a center to play with Hanzal and Vrbata. Ansar Khan via twitter: Hudler is talking with the Coyotes.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Alexei Ponikarovsky will likely sign today but not with the Devils.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Red Wings have a delegation headed the Zach Parise’s agents offices in Mississauga.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Don’t rule out Sharks GM Doug Wilson, who likes to lie in the weeds. If they really want Nash, they could get it done quickly.
- Gus Katsaros via twitter: Katsaros thinks that Ray Whitney would be a good replacement for Jiri Hudler if he leaves the Wings.
- Davied Pagnotta via twitter: Defenseman that are available for trade: Yandle, Bouwmeester, Hjalmarsson, Franson, Methot, Diaz, Gonchar, Martin, Vlasic.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes GM Maloney thinks their roster may change more through trade than free agency. They will target a couple players. A Shane Doan deal didn’t get done because of the uncertainty of the team in Phoenix. He could take a 1 year deal, but wants the term as it’s likely his last multi year deal. GM Maloney believes that Doan will give the Coyotes a chance even after listening to other offers. Maloney, “”If we’re in PHX, there’s no question that he would sign a multi-year deal. I’ve had enough discussion w/ his agent. We’d be able to do a contract.”
- The Fourth Period: The earliest that Doan would sign a contract would presumably be July 8th, when there will be a clearer picture about what is going on with the team in Phoenix. Doan’s side will take from calls and entertain offers from teams from today until to the 8th.
Parise will decide to by 10 if he’ll hit the market … Possible Red Wings and Hurricanes targets … Brodeur to Lightning is interesting
- Darren Dreger via twitter: As per Pierre LeBrun, Zach Parise will decide by 10 this morning in terms of officially testing the free agent market. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello was in Toronto last night to meet with Parise. Nick Kypreos via twitter: It doesn’t appear like the Rangers will make an offer on Parise. Kypreos finds it hard to believe that Parise would come this far then decide an hour before free agency starts to re-sign with the Devils.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Wings are expected to lose Jiri Hudler. The Wings would love to add Ryan Suter. Jason Garrison could be a Brad Stuart replacement. Matt Carle could be another target. The Wings will target Zach Parise. Shane Doan, Ryan Smyth, Jaromir Jagr and Alexander Semin could be other possible targets. They also need to bring in a back up goalie. Ranks 5 possible Red Wings targets: 1. Ryan Suter 2. Zach Parise 3. Matt Carle 4. Shane Doan 5. Jason Garrison
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said “We’ll be poking around.” They’d like to add a veteran defenseman, preferably a top 4 who plays on the right side. They could also use a scoring winger and a backup goalie. The Hurricanes could make an offer for Zach Parise. They might re-sign one of Bryan Allen or Jaroslav Sapacek. The ‘Canes could take a look at Adrian Aucoin, Michal Rozsival, Jason Garrison or Filip Kuba. Dustin Penner, P.A. Parenteau, Shane Doan and Ray Whitney could be offensive targets.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: The Lighting adding Martin Brodeur is an interesting thought but not sure if it’s realistic.
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Alexei Ponikarovsky’s agent said he hasn’t heard from Lou Lamoriello since draft weekend and will test the market.
Possible Islanders targets … Many plans for ‘Hawks … Preds in tough with Weber … No word from Selanne or Alfredsson
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders have only 4 veteran defenseman under contract heading into free agency. Devils Bryce Salvador is one player the Islanders could be interested in, though he may be too expensive for them. Matt Carkner may be more realistic for the Isles. Rangers Steve Eminger is also on their radar. Tough guys George Parros and John Scott may intrigue them. Brandon Prust is looking for more than $2.5 million, which is too much for a 3rd/4th liner. They’d like to find a 2nd line center, and there is some interest in Olli Jokinen. The Islanders may gamble on Alex Semin or possibly Brad Boyes.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman:
“We’ve been spending a week going through Plans A, B, C and D,” Bowman told the Tribune. “You just can’t go ahead and say, ‘We’re going to get this guy’ because you don’t know if you’re going to get that guy. In some scenarios, we look at different positions or different styles of players. We’re going to make a lot of phone calls, I know that.”
Bowman said if it makes sense to bring in a top free agent, he wouldn’t hesitate. Maybe Martin Brodeur?
“We’re fortunate because we have a lot of guys already under contract. It doesn’t mean we won’t add players but some teams are in a different spot where they’re looking at adding four or five players. We probably aren’t going to be doing that but it doesn’t mean we’re not going to be active.”
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson could be moved. Blackhawks are looking for anyone to take Steve Montador who has a cap hit of $2.75 million through 2014-15. They could look to improve along the blueline and maybe in net. If they are looking to make a big splash, they’ll look at Parise, Brodeur or Suter. Alexanders Semin, Shane Doan, Jiri Hudler or P.A. Parenteau would help upfront and Matt Carle or Jason Garrison would help on the blueline.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Stan Bowman on possibility of targeting Martin Brodeur: “I don’t rule anything in or rule anything out.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Predators are in tough with Shea Weber and they may have no choice but to agree to his terms.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks still haven’t received an answer from Teemu Selanne but they are still talking. Perhaps an answer (last night) or early this morning.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: The Senators will enter free agency under the assumption that Daniel Alfredsson will be returning next season.
JVR willing to go to Blue Jackets? Leafs can only improve through trade … Jagr may interest Wings … Pavelec’s KHL offer
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: “Have it on good authority Flyers James van Riemsdyk would be more than willing to come to #CBJ if such a trade came to pass.”
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: The only way to improve the Maple Leafs is through the trade route. Burke has no desire to trade Jake Gardiner. Players who aren’t going anywhere are: Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, John-Michael Liles and James Reimer. Rumors will likely surround Luke Schenn until he’s actually traded. Matthew Lombardi, Clarke MacArthur and Colby Armstrong all carry a $3 million cap hit or more, and could help a team get to the salary floor. Tim Connolly carries a $4.5 million cap hit. Clubs may find Tyler Bozak and his $1.5 million salary attractive, though Burke may not want to move him. Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson could be moved to make room for Korbinian Holzer. Nikolai Kulemin, Matt Frattin and Cody Franson are due qualifying offers by Monday.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Jaromir Jagr interested the Red Wings last season, and will likely interest them again this year. They offered him $2.5 million last year before he signed for $3.3 million with the Flyers. The Wings want to add a top 6 forward, and if they can’t land Zach Parise, Jagr could be part of their backup plan. The Red Wings would like to re-sign Jiri Hudler, but he may test free agency.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: If Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is going trade one of his 1st round draft picks, it’s likely to be the 19th overall and not the 10th pick, but “I think it’s more likely we use both picks.” Publicly Yzerman’s philosophy has been to draft the best player available, but the 1st round is defenseman heavily and their organizational depth is shallow along the blueline. Yzerman said they are “not necessarily” targeting a defenseman.
“It is not a position where we have a lot of guys coming up,” he said. “But all things being equal, we’re going to pick the best player available with the picks that we have.”
Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec has a 1 year offer worth more than $5 million from St. Petersburg of the KHL. Pavelec reportedly is looking for a 4 year deal worth around $4 million per season. The Jets may be thinking something lower or he may have been re-signed by now. If the Jets don’t want to pay to keep him and decide to look at the trade market, the Maple Leafs would likely be interested, with the Blue Jackets not far behind. Evander Kane’s agent said on Tuesday that there is no truth to the rumor that Kane doesn’t want to re-sign with the Jets, and some talks could happen this weekend.
- George Malik via twitter: Sports.ru is reporting that Vityaz Chekhov wasn’t successful in bidding for Alexei Kovalev.