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NHL Rumors II: Zuccarello, Sharks, ‘Hawks, Canucks, Bruins, Myers, Boyle, Sabres, Briere, Coburn, Blues and Penguins
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Rangers Mats Zuccarello’s agent: ”Will be glad 4 Mats Zuccarello’s sake that he will soon get 2 show NHL again how good he is.” Bob McKenzie via twitter: Paperwork from the KHL team/federations are the only thing holding Zuccarello’s return. Has a deal in place.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson thinks the Oilers should go after Flyers forward Max Talbot.
If the Sharks trade anyone at the deadline, it will be defenseman Douglas Murray. Center Martin Handzus could also be moved. Ryane Clowe is another option, but if they are still in the playoff hunt, it would be hard to move him. He could get them a 2nd round pick and a prospect.
The Blackhawks could be looking for another center. Derek Roy could be a rental option. A 2nd round pick and prospect could work. The Canucks could be looking at Roy as well.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Bruins are looking for left-handed top-four defenseman. They inquired about Jay Bouwmeester, the asking price was high and his contract wouldn’t be easily added. Would they be interested in Ryan Whitney?
Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers could be available, but he has 6 years and $33 million left on his deal. A former NHL coach said: “I’m sure 29 other teams would like to take a run at him, figuring he just needs to be somewhere else. You know how it is.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Dan Boyle’s name keeps coming up, but he has one year left at $6.6 million. He’d be excellent in Philadelphia, but his age (37 in the summer) and money are an issue.
Lindy Ruff could have the Lightning’s head coaching job if he wants it. Ruff may wait to summer to see what happens with the Flyers or Rangers.
Sabres Robyn Regehr could be ideal in LA and would probably cost a 2nd round pick. Jordan Leopold could also be an option. Cory Sarich is available, but he has another year on his deal.
The Flyers would like to move Daniel Briere. He has a no-movement clause and feels he could be an amnesty buyout in the summer. He’d then have the choice as to where he’d end up as a free-agent.
The Flyers would trade Braydon Coburn, but he has a $4.5 million salary cap hit for the next three seasons.
The Blues would like Jay Bouwmeester, but at $6.8 million next year, they’d have to move some big cash. The Blues have been looking at Oilers Ryan Whitney.
You’d think the Blues and Lightning would have spoken about Brian Elliott. He has one year and $1.8 million left on his deal.
- Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Finding help for the Penguins blue line is GM Ray Shero’s next priority. They are not optimistic about getting a top-four, but a top-six is more realistic. They could use a “big, rangy, physical guy.” Rostislav Klesla could be an option. Coyotes GM Don Maloney has been scouting the Penguins. Malone and Shero may not have talked trade yet, but it could be soon.
Quick Hits: Boucher fired, waivers, Komarov, Stafford, DeKeyser, Scouting the Devils-Panthers and Avs-Stars
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Lightning have fired head coach Guy Boucher. Erik Erlendsson via twitter: The top two early candidates could be Lindy Ruff and Jon Cooper. Jim Matheson via twitter: Ruff is owed a bunch of money from the Sabres, hearing about $2 million. If they were to hire him, would have to work that out.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: The Rangers put Stu Bickel on waivers yesterday.
- David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs put Leo Komarov on the IR. Leafs have room to call someone up if they want.
- John Vogl via twitter: The Sabres made Drew Stafford a healthy scratch last night.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Dater thinks the Avalanche will make an offer to Dan DeKeyser.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: At the Wild-Sharks game were Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personal Chris Pryor. Kurz also notes that there is a college tourney going on in Minnesota in the last couple of days as well.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: At the Devils-Panthers game: Wild, Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, Ducks, Flames, Hurricanes, Canadiens, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Blues, Capitals, Sharks, Predators, Blue Jackets and Panthers.
- Adrian Dater via sulia: Eastern Conference scouts at the Avalanche-Stars game: Lightning, Maple Leafs and Senators.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: The Sabres have relieved head coach Lindy Ruff of his duties.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks have signed Viktor Fasth to a 2 year contract extension worth $5.8 million.
- Florida Panthers via twitter: The Panthers have recalled Jacob Markstrom from the AHL.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Sabres have put Cody McCormick on waivers today.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Mikael Samuelsson has a broken finger and is out two weeks.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash is not traveling with the team to Ottawa. He might join the team in Montreal.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle senses that Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin could return by early March, with Joffrey Lupul a week or two later. Michael Traikos via twitter: Reimer’s first workout today since his knee strain on February 11th.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green left practice after about 10 minutes.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that no concussion issues have been identified with Jeff Skinner. An upper-body injury.
Coaches on the Hotseat … Regier may need to shakeup Sabres … Semin looking for lucrative long-term deal … Audio and Video of Thornton hit
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: The Buffalo Sabres are off to a 3-8-2 start, GM Darcy Regier has said he doesn’t want to fire coach Lindy Ruff, so it might be roster moves are needed to shake the team up. He’s been working the phones, but not liking the offers. He doesn’t want to give players away, such as Tim Connolly. Connolly is taking heat from fans, and writer Gleason for his turnovers/bad decision making.
- Adrian Dater on Versus: Dater runs through 5 coaches who could be on the Hotseat. Ron Wilson: if the Leafs are out of it at some point this year, it could be Wilson’s last year. Lindy Ruff and Randy Carlyle: both of their GM’s have said their jobs are safe for now. Scott Gordon: after a good start, the Islanders have lost 5 in a row. Todd Richards: he’s under some pressure in Minnesota to win now.
- Cory Masisak of CSN Washington: Alexander Semin signed a 1 year, $6 million deal in the off-season, and will be looking to cash in on a lucrative long-term deal. He’s a UFA at seasons end, the Capitals can’t negotiate with him until after January 1st. Can Washington afford him? They have $36 million committed to 13 players next year.
“I really don’t think [Semin] is focused too much on that,” Gandler said. “From the conversations I’ve had with him, he would rather just play hockey. Obviously it is important and it was important last year. This year the reason Alexander signed a one-year deal was not to become an unrestricted free agent necessarily. It was part of the strategy but only because we didn’t think he could get a long-term deal at the money we thought he should get.”
- Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Atlanta Thrashers lost 3-0 last night in front of only 8,461 fans, their lowest total ever, 2nd record low in the last 15 days.
- Chris Vivlamore via twitter: Scouts from Avs, Sens, Leafs, Coyotes, Canucks, Blackhawks, Lightning, Stars were at the Thrashers-Blue Jackets game. I wonder if they were included in last night’s record low attendance in Atlanta.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Johan Franzen was on the ice yesterday for the Red Wings practice, but figures to be ready for tonight.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Minnesota Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse is now week-to-week with a groin injury.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Zach Parise will be put on IR in the next couple days. Brian Rolston will practice on either Sunday or Monday.
- Globe and Mail Audio: Eric Duhatschek, James Mirtle, and Darren Yourk discuss the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and if Jarome Iginla could get traded.
- Puck Daddy Radio: Question of the Day….“Who is the best hitter in the NHL”? (05:00) Sidney Crosby drops the gloves (07:45) Cal Clutterbuck, Minnesota Wild RW (10:30) Bobby Holik (24:00) Puck Headlines (37:30)
- Fan 590 Audio: OHL Commissioner David Branch on Prime Time Sports discuss concussions and the overall safety in the game of hockey.
- Fan 590 Audio: Glen Healy on Prime Time Sports discussing the good and the bad in the hockey world.
- Joe Thornton blindsided David Perron last night, NHL will likely review. If the league is serious about blindsided hits, it will give Thornton a suspension, maybe 2 games. I don’t necessarily think it was a ’2 game’ hit, maybe a 1 game suspension, but it could send a message that all players can get suspended, even the stars.
Brodeur leaves game … Volchenkov returns Friday, Rolston close … Will Parise want to re-sign with Devils? 2 coaches safe for now … Backes-Blues close?
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Martin Brodeur left last night game in the 2nd period after taking a Patrick Kane shot in the right elbow. Brodeur thinks he’ll be able to go on Friday against the Rangers. “I knew exactly what was wrong,” he said. “They just wanted to do an X-ray because they have the machine here…But there’s no issue there. It’s just a question of swelling and getting a little strength back in it.”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Anton Volchenkov is expected to return on Friday from his broken nose and stiff neck.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Brian Rolston is close to returning to practice according to GM Lou Lamoriello.
- John Buccigross of ESPN: Buccigross wonders if the Devils struggles and cap fallout will impact whether Zach Parise will want to re-sign with the team long-term. Parise is a RFA not a UFA at seasons end, “so he would either have to inform the Devils he has no intention of signing long term with them and force a trade or politely decline all contract offers until the Devils get the picture.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Tomas Kaberle rumors are picking up again, but agent Rick Curran said “There’s no reason for any talk to commence. Nothing has changed from our standpoint. So whatever the media has initiated and tried … I can assure you it’s certainly not coming from me and I know it’s not coming from Tomas. … My understanding of the situation is that unless we were to initiate conversation, then there shouldn’t be one.” The loss of Dion Phaneuf for 4-6 weeks makes Kaberle even more valuable to the Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres are off to a slow start, but GM Darcy Regier will continue to be patient. Regier is talking to other teams, and he doesn’t think getting rid of coach Lindy Ruff is an option at the moment. Ducks GM Bob Murray said that coach Randy Carlyle’s job is safe. Contract talks between the Phoenix Coyotes and upcoming UFAs, Ilya Bryzgalov and Ed Jovanovski, are on hold until the team is officially sold. If a deal was present that was “phenomenal” for the team, they would do it.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: David Backes recently turned down a contract offer from the St. Louis Blues, but they are not that far apart.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Joffery Lupul skated with his Duck teammates at yesterday’s morning skate. Lupul was on for a light skate, and is not taking contact, but it was a good first step for him as he continues to recover from back issues and infections. He’ll continue to take antibiotics and his last blood test didn’t show any further infection. Carlyle said he won’t be “on the radar until somewhere around Thanksgiving.”
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: The Thrashers were criticized when they said that Dustin Byfuglien would be playing on the blue line. Well, it is a move that has worked for them, as he’s recorded 10 points in 11 games. His defensive game is improving. Some of his success may stem from the the fact that he asked to play defense, he’s getting more ice time and is having success jumping into the play with more open room.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Anaheim Ducks haven’t allowed less than 2 goals in a game this year. They are 5-7-1, tied for 2nd last in the Western Conference.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers have hired Kimberley Amirault, a sports psychologist. She has worked with the Rangers, Blue Jackets, Knicks and Canadian Olympic teams.