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- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: The Sharks are getting closer to trading Ryane Clowe. Source is saying that the team has approached Clowe’s agent about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause. A deal could happen as soon as today. The Bruins, Canadiens and Rangers appear to be the most likely destinations. ESPN reported that the Sharks would like to get a first round pick and a young asset. Clowe has missed four games recently with a shoulder injury, something that concerned the Bruins.
- David Pollak: The Bruins scouted the Sharks-Red Wings. The Canadiens didn’t scout the game, Canucks GM Mike Gillis was at the game. The Rangers weren’t on the scouting list either.
- Bruce Garrioch: There are five or six teams that are interested in Clowe. There are rumblings that he wants a sign and trade.
- Joe Haggerty: Can’t see the Bruins giving up a first round pick for a guy who looks to be broken down.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings don’t want to give up their first round pick this season.
“I’m OK where we’re at,” Holland said. “Especially considering 20% of (the) roster has been out. And I’m not doing any rentals for fifth or sixth defensemen, or fourth-line players. If we can get a real player, a top-six forward or a top-four defenseman, at a price we can live with, who wouldn’t do that? But I’m not doing any rentals.”
- The Fourth Period: Chicago Daily Herald reported that the Islanders and Blackhawks have discussed a multi-player trade involving Frans Nielsen. The Blackhawks had asked about Lubomir Visnovsky, but he signed an extension on Friday. The Blackhawks may now look to Mark Streit. The Islanders are rumored to be interested in defenseman Dylan Olsen and forward Jeremy Morin. The Blackhawks may also be interested in defenseman: Robyn Regehr, Ryan O’Bryne, Mark Fistric and Ryan Whitney, and forwards: Boyd Gordon, Derek Roy and Ryane Clowe.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: The Flyers have been hit hard with injuries, and acquiring a rental wouldn’t make sense. Daniel Briereis out with a concussion, and would have been a trade chip.
“I don’t see him blowing things up,” NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose told the Courier-Post. “In a losing streak, you’re never as bad as you think you are. Same thing on a winning streak, you’re never as good as you think you are. I think Paul is a very deliberate general manager. I think he’ll evaluate everything.”
“You’ve got (Claude) Giroux, who’s had an OK year,” Melrose said. “(Wayne) Simmonds has had a pretty good year and (Jake) Voracek has had a pretty good year. Other than that, everyone’s had a disappointing offensive year.”
Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov are candidates to be bought out this summer.
- Bob McKenzie: The Canadiens put Tomas Kaberle on waivers. The Canadiens don’t plan on demoting him, but can if they chose too. More teams likely to do the same in the next few days.
- Renaud Lavoie: Lubomir Visnovsky got a no-movement clause in his contract extension.
- Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: According to Kings GM Dean Lombardi: Matt Greene is about a month away from returning, and Willie Mitchell is likely done for the year. If he comes back, it’s a bonus.
- Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins defenseman Paul Martin has a broken bone and requires surgery. Will be out six weeks.
- Mike Heika: Scouting the Stars-Wild: Sharks, Senators and Avalanche.
- Chris Kuc: Scouting the Blackhawks-Ducks: Avalanche, Sharks, Flyers, Rangers, Senators and Canucks.
- NY Islanders on NHL.com: The Islanders have signed Lubomir Visnovsky to a two year contract extension. (Deal is said to be worth about $9.5 million)
- Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn has a separated shoulder and Andrej Meszaros will require surgery.
- Tracey Myers: The Blackhawks have put Marian Hossa on the IR, a procedural move.
- David Pagnotta: The Sharks assign Thomas Greiss to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
- Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
- 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.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Ryane Clowe has a full no-trade clause, so the Sharks will have to run any deal by him. Having a solid playoff performance somewhere could help Clowe as he’ll be a UFA. The Canadiens are interested, and he could an option for the Bruins if they don’t get Jarome Iginla. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin may not be in to the idea of giving up prime, future assets for a rental. His cupboard isn’t as deep as some other teams. Unless the price comes down for Clowe, the Canadiens may only be keeping tabs on him. The Rangers are said to be interested. There are some Western Conference teams that are interest in Clowe, including the Canucks. The Sharks may not want to move Clowe within the conference, especially if they are able to squeak into the playoffs.
One GM told LeBrun that he would have been more interested in Jussi Jokinen if he were an unrestricted free agent after this season. The $3 million hit for next season, and the salary cap going from $70.2 million to $64.3 million, scared teams off. Taking a player back or eating some salary may help land Jokinen somewhere else.
Islanders GM Garth Snow has reached out Lubomir Visnovsky’s agent Nail Sheehy about a contract extension. If contract talks don’t go anywhere, Snow may look to deal him at the deadline to a team looking for a puck-moving defenseman. The Islanders are still in the race and may decide to keep him even if they can’t get a deal done by April 3rd.
Ales Hemsky’s name is back in the rumor mill. The Oilers may not be shopping him, but teams may be calling. The Oilers would like to get tougher in their top-six.
The Oilers and Ladislav Smid’s camp have talked. If the Oilers are out of the playoff race, and can’t sign him by April 3rd, he could be a trade target.
The Capitals and Mike Ribeiro have talked, and his agent Don Meeham may circle back by the end of the week. He has said he’d like a long-term deal. He would be one of the top free agents if he hit the open market.
- John Shannon: Penguins GM Ray Shero said he may not be done trading: ”Depth on the 4th line..or a winger for the 2nd line,you never know.”
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers were linked to the Sharks Dan Boyle after they scouted a Sharks-Wild game. It appears though that they wanted a close look at Brent Burns, among others. It will be interesting to see how the Flyers address their defense, as the upcoming free agent class isn’t that great. Ladislav Smid may be the best, and the Oilers are trying to re-sign him. It makes sense that the Sharks could be interested in moving Burns and his 5 years, $28.8 million deal that he signed before this season. He has a $5.76 million salary cap hit and has been “unmitigated disaster on defense since arriving.”
- Jimmy Murphy: Source said that Bruins Nathan Horton wants to stay with the Bruins, but it could be his last chance to get a big deal.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli,
“I certainly don’t gauge our strategy on what other teams are doing, but Pittsburgh is a very good team and they’ve made themselves better,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told ESPN.com Tuesday morning. “It doesn’t accelerate anything, you can’t force anything; you try to find a fit and you try to improve your team. The Penguins made themselves better, we’ll see in the coming week in a bit how other teams make themselves better, and we plan on doing the same thing.”
Jarome Iginla could cost them a first-round pick and two young assets, a big price and LeBrun thinks Bruins would pay it. Other possibilities include Ryane Clowe and Jaromir Jagr.
Mike Smith remains unsigned in Phoenix. Both sides are talking, but the uncertainty of ownership might be holding things back. What would the Coyotes do if teams come calling on April 3rd?
The Devils and David Clarkson’s camp haven’t talked at all about a contract extension this year. GM Lou Lamoriello said teams should know better to not call about him as he’s not available. Teams like the Oilers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs and Wild would definitely be interested in a player like Clarkson.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders are going to try to re-sign Mark Streit, Evgeni Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky. They won’t trade for a rental. They will not dismantle or start over. They will likely wait until the summer to make moves.
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Mark Spector: For those wondering about Miikka Kiprusoff to the Maple Leafs: Spector is told that the Leafs will be holding onto picks and prospects.
- Andy Strickland: The Islanders have held preliminary talks with defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.
- Andy Strickland: The Lightning may want to address their enforcer role. B.J. Crombeen shouldn’t been fighting the heavy weights.
- Josh Rimer: The Sharks aren’t done yet. They are wanting to see what other kind of offers they are presented with.
- Dennis Bernstein: One NHL executive on Jarome Iginla: ‘#LAKings should definitely pursue but think he’ll wind up #Bruins because Horton & Lucic stopped scoring.’
- Renaud Lavoie: The Penguins are still in the running for Jarome Iginla. Still four teams: Blackhawks, Kings, Bruins and Penguins. The Red Wings are not on Iginla’s list.
- Nick Cotsonika: Cotsonika has a hard time seeing Iginla in Pittsburgh, unless he’ll take a reduction in his role. Same with pay if he gets an extension. He doesn’t really fit. The Kings and Bruins are the best fits for Iginla.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: If the Flames were to deal Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins, they would certainly be interested in Malcolm Subban. Other players that they may be interested in are: forwards Alexander Khokhlachev and Ryan Spooner, and defenseman Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug and David Warsofsky.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Top five Eastern Conference players that could be available: Marian Gaborik, Mark Streit, Mike Ribeiro, Jason Pominville and Robyn Regehr.
Team Trade Deadline Outlooks
Boston Bruins – The Bruins have the cap room and are looking to bring in an impact forward. They’ll go after Brenden Morrow or Jarome Iginla.
Buffalo Sabres – If GM Darcy Regier is going to be in charge of the rebuild, he’s got a lot of work to do. The word is they want to trade captain Jason Pominville. Drew Stafford and Ryan Miller will be mentioned in trade talk.
Carolina Hurricanes - There is talk they may talk to the Senators about Ben Bishop. They were looking to add a defenseman. Both Joe Corvo and Jamie McBain are available.
Florida Panthers – GM Dale Tallon is ready to sell, but they’ve been hit with injuries. Tomas Fleischmann is available. Jose Theodore could bring a team some goalie depth.
Montreal Canadiens – They would like to add a veteran defenseman and maybe Ryane Clowe. The Canadiens could use a little more grit.
New Jersey Devils – GM Lou Lamoriello has been looking for a top-six forward. They don’t have a lot to trade, and with the NHL in New Jersey this year, they may not want to trade their first round pick.
New York Islanders – GM Garth Snow has trade assets in Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov. They would like to re-sign all three. Streit is being coveted by several teams.
New York Rangers – They’ve been trying to do something for weeks. They’ve dangled Marian Gaborik. John Tortorella could be in trouble if they miss the playoffs.
Ottawa Senators – GM Bryan Murray may look to add a top-six forward. Matt Cullen would be an option. Players that could be traded are Peter Regin, Colin Greening and Ben Bishop.
Philadelphia Flyers – They’ve held talks with the Flames about Jay Bouwmeester. Some wonder if they would dangle Sean Couturier because he could help land a Pronger replacement.
Pittsburgh Penguins – The Penguins would like to add one more scorer. Iginla could be a fit. A shut-down defenseman would be a nice addition too.
Tampa Bay Lightning – Anyone but Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman could be had at the right price. It may be more of a quick re-tooling compared to a Yzerman trying to unload players. Martin St. Louis is a possibility.
Toronto Maple Leafs – Garrioch wonders if the Leafs will finally go after a goalie as James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have come back to earth. They’ve been linked to Jonathan Bernier and Roberto Luongo.
Washington Capitals – Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward are available.
Winnipeg Jets – They were trying to trade Ron Hainsey, but he’s been valuable and playing big minutes. Alex Burmistrov has been in the doghouse. They may be looking to add over looking to sell.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Canucks are bringing their entire scouting staff to the GM meetings in Toronto on Wednesday.Teams like the Canucks (looking for centres), Philadelphia (defencemen), Rangers (a defenceman and depth forwards) and Nashville (offence) are looking to make a move before the April 3rd trade deadline.Teams will wait to see if Jarome Iginla becomes available.
Teams are chasing: Ryane Clowe, Brenden Morrow, Robyn Regehr and Nate Thompson.
Filip Kuba makes sense for the Rangers, but he’s owed $4 million next season.
Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow have been mentioned in Dallas, but don’t forget about Jaromir Jagr.
The Hurricanes plan on re-signing Alex Semin.
Teams may be nervous about Clowe. Was he more injured than was let on? He left Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury.
Sabres GM Darcy Regier is extremely cautious and intensely thinks things through before reacting. Friedman guesses that he won’t blow it up, but may make one big move and get a significant return back. Can’t see him moving all of Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.
The Leafs won’t make a move that will jeopordize their playoff chances.
The Flames assistant GM John Weisbrod has chased Flyers winger Matt Read for years.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong on RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, ”You sign bad contracts when you sign contracts out of fear. We have stable ownership. We’ll match any offer sheet…We will get them signed at contracts everyone is comfortable with.” Armstrong added that “we’ve yet to see an offer sheet work with top-end players.”
The Blues also have RFAs Chris Stewart and Patrick Berglund.
Former CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke, may be interested in being the CEO of MLSE.
Friedman is starting to think that Oilers Ryan Whitney may not be going anywhere.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: If the Jets were to make a move, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff may look to acquire:
“I’d love to be able to acquire something that could inspire some more scoring for us,” Cheveldayoff said. “Our left side with Ladd and Kane has played well. Wheeler on the right side has played well. And the guys that have been auditioning up and down the lineup on the right side, you’ve seen some good things and you’ve seen some times where you wish you had more.”
“There’s a long line,” Cheveldayoff conceded. “But we’ve positioned ourselves well. We do have the assets that if the right deal comes along we can pounce on it.”
If the Jets are out the playoff hunt, they could dangle UFAs Ron Hainsey and Nik Antropov.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: It’s possible that the Jets could trade defenseman Ron Hainsey before the trade deadline if the price is right, but it’s far from certain that they will.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders began preliminary talks with defenseman Mark Streit last month. Sources are saying the Islanders will begin talks with Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov shortly. The 37-year old Nabokov has no plans to retire after the season.
“I’m enjoying it, I want to continue to play,” the 37-year-old goaltender said. “And I feel the same as last year — I like the guys here, I like the direction of the team. When the time will come, we will definitely talk [about next season].”
Despite not reporting to the Islanders right away this season, he did say on Friday that he’s willing to listen to an offer.
“Sure, why not? I’m open for anything,” he said. “Next year is far off, and right now I’m thinking about the next game here, this team here. I was never thinking about the [trade] deadline. I’m playing for the Islanders and I’m happy here.”
Indications are that the Islanders would like to extend Brad Boyes as well.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings will determine over the next couple weeks if they will be buyers or sellers. They won’t be looking for depth type players unless they have another string of injuries. If they are to make a move, they could be looking to add a top-four defenseman or a top-six forward. Finding one of those won’t be easy and won’t come cheap.
“First off, we got to win some games; we got to be in a position where we think we’re a playoff team and it makes good business sense,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “If we don’t win enough games, that decision is going to be made for me.
“We got to assess our team over the next 2-3 weeks and see if we’re in a position to be a playoff team. Then we’ll explore.”
Defenseman that could be available: Jay Bouwmeester, Lubomir Visnovsky, Mark Streit, Ryan Whitney, Robyn Regehr and Ron Hainsey.
- Insider Trading Video: Realignment agreed upon, Senators, Soderberg, staged fighting, Senators, Laraque and McKinnon.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Senators are looking to add a physical player, preferably one that can drop the gloves.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Forward Carl Soderberg is hoping to join the Bruins after the Swedish Elite Leagues playoffs are over. He led the SEL in scoring. Agent JP Barry notes Soderberg as the best player in Sweden and should get lots of NHL interest if the Bruins let him go to free agency. One NHL team said that Soderberg is a solid 2nd line center. The Bruins like how Soderberg can also play the wing. Joe Haggerty via twitter: Haggerty confirms that there have been discussions between the Bruins and Soderberg.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Bruins third line has been struggling and they could look to bring in a winger that would help fix the problem. The Bruins have been scouting Ryane Clowe. Jarome Iginla, Brendan Morrow and Ryan Smyth are others that might be on their trade watch list.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Oilers won’t get much for defenseman Ryan Whitney at this rate. His foot speed has taken a big hit.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings defenseman Ian White is having trouble cracking the Red Wings lineup and spoke with GM Ken Holland about it yesterday. He hasn’t asked for a trade, nor expect to be traded. White was a healthy scratch for the fifth time this season last night.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Strickland wonders if the Blues should look at acquiring Avalanche center Paul Stastny. Stastny has one year left on his deal and carries a $6.6 million cap hit. Would the Avs eat some of the contract?
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Sources are saying the Blues are looking for a left handed top-four defenseman that can play with either Alex Pietrangelo or Kevin Shattenkirk. It might have to wait until the summer as it’s not easy to find one.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: One possibility is the Flames trading Jarome Iginla to a contender and then resigning him in the summer. He may not be ready to start making $3-4 million a season.
Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance put together a list of the top 20 rental players that could be available at this year’s trade deadline or before.
“You can’t let players walk,” said one NHL source. “If you’re going to lose players, you have to get something.”
1. Corey Perry – $5.3 million. Asking price could be a roster player, 1st round pick and a good prospect.
2. Daniel Alfredsson – $4.9 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick, B-level prospect and conditional draft pick based on playoff success.
3. David Clarkson – $2.7 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect. Source added, ”You only try to do that if you think you can re-sign him.“
4. Jarome Iginla – $7 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a Grade A prospect and a 2nd round that becomes a 1st if the team wins the cup.
5. Mike Ribeiro – $5 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a B-level prospect.
6. Mike Smith – $2 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect.
7. Mark Streit – $4.1 million. Asking price could be a A-level prospect and a 2nd round pick.
8. Jaromir Jagr – $4.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
9. Lubomir Visnovsky – $5.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
10. Clarke MacArthur – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick and good prospect.
11. Dustin Penner – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
12. Brenden Morrow – $4.1 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a conditional pick based on playoff success.
13. Sergei Gonchar – $5.5 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick, or more if multiple teams are interested.
14. Milan Hejduk – $2 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
15. Steve Sullivan – $2.6 million. Asking price could be a conditional 2nd round pick.
16. Ian White – $2.9 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
17. Nate Thompson – $900,000. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
18. Stephen Weiss – $3.1 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick that becomes a 2nd if team re-signs him. Would give the team more time to re-sign him.
19. Robyn Regehr – $4 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a 4th round draft pick.
20. Nik Antropov – $4 million with a modified no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: The NHL draft lottery will held on April 29th and the NHL draft will be held on June 30th in New Jersey.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: The Penguins sign winger Tom Kostopoulos to a one-year, $600,000 two-way contract. Will DePaoli via twitter: Kostopolous will have to clear waivers and then will be re-assigned to Wilkes Barre.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Predators have claimed Zach Boychuk off waivers from the Penguins. The Capitals put Roman Hamrlik on waivers.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Hamrlik is in the last year of his contract. He has a $3.5 million salary cap hit. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hamrlik lost his job with the Capitals as there are four left handed defenseman ahead of him on the depth chart: Alzner, Erskine, Poti and Schultz. Coach Adam Oates insists that lefties play the left side.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has headed back to Slovakia to attend a family tragedy. He’s expected to be back by the weekend.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: The Penguins have recalled winger Beau Bennett.