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Posts Tagged Krys Barch
- Krys Barch via twitter: Krys Barch of the New Jersey Devils on twitter last night
I sit here from Gand Bend, Ontario putting a pen to my heart and writing on paper what bleeds out. My name is Krys Barch. I have played….. approx 5 1/2 years in the NHL and have worked for every second of it. I Haven’t been a 1st round pick, bonus baby…….. or a son of a hall of famer. I have made it through sweating, bleeding, cut Achilles, broken hands, concussions…… broken orbital bones, 8 teeth knocked out, etc, etc, etc. I sit in front of a fire, 8 OV deep and starting a bottle of Porte……. that will assist in the translations of my emotions to words! No different than a truck driver, farmer or line worker………. I have a shot and a beer. Not to deal with the days ahead but to ease the nerves from what my body has endured the days before…. I sit here with both my boys sleeping and my wife due with our 3rd. My thoughts racing on what I can conquer tomorrow to get our family….. ahead. Some times wondering if I should have existed when a word and a gun solidified and solved all problems. I feel the Wild West.. would more simplified than the world we live in now whet an employer who makes billions of dollars and a league with record revenues… can tell me that I can’t do the things that my heart tells my me to do! All what my heart tells me to do far surpasses what my …. body has endured. As I write this I dive deeper and deeper into my bottle of Porte giving wider views to the depths of my heart….. As my pen warms from the fire, Neil Young and a fall Canadian night, I wonder how this work stoppage effects the owners? I wonder if the owners of Boston, New York, Washington, etc, etc, have endured any of the injuries that I or any other player in the ….. NHL have endured. Still they probably sit their smoking the same brand of cigar, sipping the same cognac, and going on vacation ….. To one of five houses they own…. While we sit here knowing they want to take 20% of our paychecks. One half to 3/4 of my peers …. Will have to work for the next 50 years of their lives. Congratulations to the lucky select few that I have played with who have made.. Salaries that they can choose to do whatever they want when they are done. But I have played most who do not! If the NHL wants to teams in the south or struggling markets than the players along with the financially well to do teams need to start…. Working together. Or they need to start to move teams to the North where they will make money. The system allows the owners to…… Of revenue. The only way to stop the work stoppages long into the future is fix the root cause of the problems. The lockout……. Is a procedure to take from the players to pay for the NHL mistakes. Let not allow the NHL to make any mor mistakes…. Let the league and the players to come together to fix the mistakes that have been made and make sure non are made in the future…. Lets get a deal where the owners, players, and fans benefit from. We’re we can be sitting around in beautiful Canadian fall’s…… around a fire playing and watching the game we love. Here’s to the truth and our next conversation. As always speaking from my….. Heart! Goodnight! Like me or hate me I speak what comes from my heart!
- Ira Podell (AP) in the Toronto Star: Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr held another round of private talks yesterday. They talked about the things that are keeping them apart.
“I spent a few minutes with Gary talking about the overall situation, and we agreed to keep in touch,” Fehr said Saturday outside of the NHL’s New York office. “I am sure we will talk again (Sunday). I don’t know whether will meet again (Sunday). That remains to be seen.
“I am not going to talk about the specifics, but in general we’re trying to discuss how (to) find a way to make an agreement. How do we bridge the gap on the major issues that are between us.”
“Their position on the big stuff has been that a major move consists of changing the players’ share from a reduction of 24 per cent to 17 1 / 2 per cent,” Fehr said. “Our initial proposal made a move in their direction. We have amplified that by giving them several different ideas to consider about how to lengthen the agreement . . . more in line with what they wanted.”
“We can discuss the core issues whenever they want to do it,” he said. “Bargaining is not Ping-Pong. There are no rules on who has to serve.”
“The calendar continues to tick along,” Daly said. “My guess is as time goes on, regular-season games are at risk. I don’t think it can be any more urgent than where we are now.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: An agent on NHL players heading overseas, “Most of them don’t want to play. They just want to get away from their wives and families at this time of year.”
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: A revised arena lease agreement between Greg Jamison and the city of Glendale will be presented to councillors on Tuesday. Jamison was originally to get $97 million in the first 5 years of the 20 year deal, but will now be about $72 million. The overall lease to Glendale is $324 million for Jamison to manage the arena. The sale of the Coyotes to Jamison is still not a sure thing.
NHL terminating CBA … Canucks and Panthers notes … Shero wants big 3 … Top 5 FA targets for Sens … Semin’s agent audio
- Jason Kay via twitter: The NHL has officially let the NHLPA know they are terminating the CBA on Sept. 15th. Talks are expected to start after the draft. Liz Mullen via twitter: A source said that one side must let the other side know if they want to make changes to a CBA 120 days before it expires.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: With a possible lockout looming, the fall prospects tournament for Canucks, Oilers, Flames, Jets in B.C. has been cancelled.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison will be a UFA on July 1st, and will be looking for a nice raise from the $675,000 he made this past season. He’d like to re-sign with the Panthers, and they are saying the right things, but their priorities list may lie with Kris Versteeg and bolstering their offense. Garrison is from BC, and may hope the Canucks are interested:
“It’s always nice to be wanted and if that’s the case and you have a quality that they like, obviously it’s my hometown team and I grew up watching them play,” said Garrison, who played with Canucks winger Mason Raymond at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. “My friends and family are big Canuck fans and would love to see me play at home but you’ve got to be the right fit for a team. You want to be able to contribute.”
Cap space for the Canucks would depend on a Roberto Luongo deal, and the re-signing of Cory Schneider. They need a top 6 forward, a 3rd line center and a top 4 defenseman. Sami Salo and Aaron Rome are UFAs, Marc-Andre Gragnani is a RFA.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: The door is still open for Scott Clemmensen to return to the Panthers next season with Jose Theodore, and that GM Dale Tallon would like to Jacob Markstrom to spend a full year in the AHL. Fialkov doesn’t sense they will bring back Marco Sturm, John Madden or Wojtek Wolski. Mikael Samuelsson and Krys Barch are possibilities. Jonathan Huberdeau and Quinton Howden will be given every opportunity to make the Panthers next season. Alex Petrovic and Colby Robak will likely start next year in the AHL. Keaton Ellerby and possibly Shawn Matthias could be packaged to move up in the draft.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins GM Ray Shero isn’t about to give up on the 3-center model that helped them win the Cup in 2009. Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby have 1 year left on their deals, Evgeni Malkin has 2.
“I’d like to do that, if possible,” he said. “We’re looking at hopefully getting extensions with [Crosby and Staal].”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists the top 5 free agent targets for the Senators. 1. Zach Parise 2. Chris Kelly 3. Bryan Allen 4. David Jones 5. Jiri Hudler.
- 106.7 The Fan Audio: Alexander Semin’s agents talks about the Capitals and Semin.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Responding to Todd Cordell’s question, Chesnokov thinks Semin will end up “somewhere west.”
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Zach Parise will be the Red Wings top goal scoring priority, but if they can’t land him, Khan wonders if they should look at Alexander Semin? Would his motivation increase playing with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg?
- David Pollak via twitter: New reports are saying that Todd McLellan is coming back as the Sharks coach, but likely with new assistants.
Habs to hire Bergevin, buyout Gomez? … Leafs-Wings to do HBO 24/7 … Oilers and their #1 pick … Jets Burmistrov … Panthers only tweaking
- Greg Brady via twitter: The Canadiens will be buying out Scott Gomez according to Louis Jean on the Brady & Lang radio show.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: The Montreal Canadiens have chosen Marc Bergevin to be their new GM. Bergevin was the Blachhawks assistant GM this past season.
- Detroit Free Press: Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Maple Leafs and Red Wings will do “HBO 24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers have the 1st overall pick for the 3rd year in a row, and there is speculation that they may trade it, more from fans and blogs than for anyone within the organization. They would have likely taken a defenseman with the #2 pick, but now at #1 they’ll likely draft Nail Yakupov. Many fans think they should flip 1st rounders with Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Islanders or Maple Leafs and get a roster player like Jake Gardiner or P.K. Subban as well. A deal with the Penguins for Jordan Staal is the recent trade buzz. Staal will be a UFA after next season and likes it in Pittsburgh. They can’t talk about a new deal until after July 1st. The Oilers wouldn’t trade the 1st overall pick for Staal unless they knew he would sign an extension with them, and he may not want to do that when there will be many teams bidding for his services. Staal has never have more than 50 points (behind Crosby and Malkin), but how high is his offensive upside? If the Oilers were to do a 1st for Staal, they would have to get one of the Pens young blueliners as well, Joe Morrow or Simon Despres. There is no way Montreal would do the #3 and Subban for the #1. The Blue Jackets at #2 may not want to draft another Russian. The Islanders want a defenseman at #4. Jake Gardiner is likely untouchable in Toronto.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Ak Bars Kazan’s club director confirms they made an offer to Alex Burmistrov.
“Shamil Khusnutdinov, the club’s director, is confirming that Kazan has also offered a contract to Alexander Burmistrov of the Winnipeg Jets,” wrote Adler. “Khusnutdinov would not reveal any more details other than the club’s representatives have already talked to Burmistrov who is now in training with Team Russia for the world championships.”
Burmistrov was rushed to the NHL by the Thrashers, he doesn’t like being told by veterans or coaches his flaws.
“He doesn’t like to be told what to do. He response is always, ‘No respect, no respect,’” said one Jets veteran, when asked this season about Burmistrov. “His English isn’t great and he gets his back up. He gets defensive. The only guy that can talk to him is Antro (Nik Antropov).”
He might be best served to get some time in the AHL, but his salary would go from $1.5 million to $67,500.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: With the fairly successful season, the Florida Panthers will only be looking to tweak their roster. Panthers UFAs are: Scott Clemmensen, Jason Garrison, Krys Barch, John Madden, Mikael Samuelsson and Wojtek Wolski. Tallon said re-signing Garrison and Versteeg is a priority.
“We want to keep the team together,” Tallon said. “We’re going to start talking to agents now and sign the guys we need to get signed. They want to be here and we want them here.”
Florida isn’t expected to go after big name free agents like Zach Parise or Ryan Suter.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens P.K. Subban injured his knee in an exhibition game with Team Canada against Switzerland and will be out for the remainder of the World Championships.
Dallas Stars via twitter: The Dallas Stars have traded winger Krys Barch and a 2012 6th round pick to the Florida Panthers for Jake Hauswirth and a 2012 5th round pick.
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to sign both Dan Hamhuis and Sergei Gonchar, loading up on their blueline and sacrificing bringing in a winger or two. Along with Gonchar and Hamhuis, they would have Brooks Orpik, Kris Letand and Alex Goligoski in their top 5. This would give an opportunity to some of their young forward, giving them a chance at claiming spot with the big club. I think the Pens would have to get both at a reasonable number (or reasonable combined number) to make this a reality.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: It appears the Washington Capitals won’t be able to afford Anton Volchenkov, so they may turn their eyes to Willie Mitchell. Mitchell made about $3.5 million last season with the Canucks, and has had concussion problems. If the Penguins can’t sign Dan Hamhuis before July 1st, the Canucks are rumored to be interested in him. The St. Louis Blues and Jaroslav Halak could be talking about a deal in the $4 million range. Marty Turco could end up in San Jose for $3 million.
- Myfoxphilly.com: While the Flyers hope to sign Evgeni Nabokov before he hits free agency, the San Jose Sharks are reportedly interested in former Flyers goalie, Michael Leighton.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t expect to do much on July 1st when the free agency period opens. GM Scott Howson has a few things in mind, but won’t overpay and inturn, hurting the team in the long run. They will look to sign a 4th line center, and may look at a trade or 2 to rebuild their blueline. 5 players they could look at, at a $1 million or less are: Adam Burish, Dominic Moore, Ryan Johnson, Krys Barch and Ryan Hollweg. It might take a couple months for them to make a trade for a defenseman. The Jackets have $47.6 million tied up in 18 players, not including Nikita Filatov who is expected to be back.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: With the salary cap increasing by $2.6 million to $59.4, teams have a little more room to sign their own free agents, or keep a player or 2 they may have had to trade due to cap restraints. The Sabres would like to bring back Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman, but both may believe there is more money for them in the open market. “They’d like to come back, we’d love to have them back, but you’ve got so much money to spend — it doesn’t matter what team you are, you make decisions.” The Sabres will also be looking at the trade route, and will be buyers instead of sellers.