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Posts Tagged Marc Crawford
Hejduk re-signs … Another week for Suter … No Kelly-Bruins talks … Habs, Oils coaching vacancy … Giroux has surgery
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have re-signed Milan Hejduk to a 1 year, $2 million deal. Hedjuk is coming off a career low 37 points in 81 games. He has 794 career points in 991 games.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators defenseman Ryan Suter said he wanted to wait 2 weeks after they were eliminated from the playoffs to unwind. GM David Poile said he will try to meet with Suter after the 2 week period.
- James Murphy of ESPN Boston: Contract talks with Chris Kelly and the Boston Bruins have hit a stalemate. There have been no talks between the two sides since the end of the playoffs for the Bruins. Kelly was offered a contract by the Bruins in February, but tabled talks until after the season.
“We haven’t heard from Peter yet so we’re just waiting for his call and we’ll hopefully get the dialogue going,” Morris said Friday. “Chris obviously has a warm spot in his heart for Boston since he won the Cup here and loves this team, so he has made it clear he’d like to stay, but we’re also going to have to keep our options open the closer we get to July 1.”
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin won’t comment on rumors that Bob Hartley or Patrick Roy are the leading candidates for the head coaching position. A decision on a new coach could come quickly, or it could take a while.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: 5 candidates for the Oilers head coaching job could be: 1. Brent Sutter 2. Marc Crawford 3. Todd Nelson 4. Jon Cooper 5. Ralph Krueger.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Flyers Claude Giroux had surgery on both wrists yesterday.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will have a decision by mid-June: “I know they (the Wings) want to know and I want to be fair to the Wings, too.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets will not be signing 2010 draft picks Petr Straka (# 55) and Brandon Archibald (# 94). They are still undecided on #102 pick, goalie Mathieu Corbeil. They’ll decide after he plays in the Memorial Cup. A couple weeks ago it looked like they wouldn’t sign him, but Portzline is getting the sense they might.
Coaches Corner: Hunter, Wilson, Richards, Renney, McLellan, Leafs, Canadiens and Flames … Conditions on Dudley leaving Leafs for Habs
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Dale Hunter made the tough decision of leaving the Capitals to go back to the London Knight after talking with his family. Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: “It was a tough decision. But it was the right one for me and my family.” Bob McKenzie via twitter: Capitals GM George McPhee is in no hurry to hire a new head coach, he could wait until July or August to find Hunter’s replacement. McKenzie wouldn’t hold his breath waiting for Ron Wilson to be named coach.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards gets a 2 year deal, no longer the interim coach. Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks the Richards extension is a vote of confidence from ownership for GM Scott Howson.
- Bob McKenzie of TSN: Leafs assistants Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin are expected back. The Canadiens are in the process of touching base with some head coaching candidates, such as: Michel Therrien, Guy Carbonneau, Marc Crawford, and Bob Hartley. The Flames are planning on narrowing their 10-12 head coaching list down to 5 or 6 for interviews. Bob Harley and Troy Ward are prominent. Nothing to report on Tom Renney’s expiring contract. GM Steve Tambellini’s contract is expired too, but many believe he has an extension in place,
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks that Todd McLellan will be back coaching the Sharks next season, but not surprised if they brought in an experienced or veteran assistant coach.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames AHL head coach Troy Ward is the leading candidate for the head coaching position according to Bodog’s prop (7/4 odds). Bob Hartley (5/2) is a close friend GM Jay Feaster is also a candidate. Craig MacTavish is listed at 6/1.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Rick Dudley could leave the Maple Leafs for the Canadiens by the end of the month. It would be conditional on him not helping the Canadiens with the draft. Pending negotiations with the Canadiens, Dudley has the Leafs blessing to move on as long as he isn’t involved with the draft.
Petrov, Mayorov sign in KHL … Preds still hope to re-sign Suter and Weber … Coaching notes for Sharks, Canadiens … 5 priorities for Sens
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Islanders prospect Kirill Petrov signed a contract extension with with Ak Bars.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ak Bars has also signed Blue Jackets defenseman Maxim Mayorov. Aaron Portzline via twitter: It’s believed that the Blue Jackets will qualify Mayorov and keep his rights.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The two 2011 Stanley Cup Finals goaltenders, Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas, could find themselves on the trading block this summer. Luongo has given the Canucks a short list of teams he’s accept a trade too: possibly the Panthers, Lightning, Blackhawks and Maple Leafs. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has heard the rumors on Thomas:
“I’ve seen speculation about moving a goalie, but I’m certainly not inclined to do that,” Chiarelli said.
“Tim didn’t have statistically the year he had the year before, but I thought he had a very good year. We have, if not the best, one of the top goaltending tandems in the league.”
The Predators still believe they’ll be able to re-sign Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. Predators chairman Tom Cigarran:
“We were going to keep the very best players to the extent we can, to the extent they want to play here,” Cigarran told the Tennessean. “To the extent they want to play here, we would step up and make sure we had the money available to pay them.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks GM Doug Wilson got a vote of confidence from ownership, but the coaching staff hasn’t received one yet. Wilson is still in the review process, which should be completed over the next couple weeks. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Coach Todd McLellan has 2 years left on his deal, and LeBrun thinks he’ll remain with the team. New Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin would definitely be interested in Alain Vigneault if the Canucks fired him. Marc Crawford could also be in the mix for the Canadiens job. Darren Dreger reported that Bob Hartley and Michel Therrien are in consideration. The sale of the St. Louis Blues to minority owner Tom Stillman is “very close.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators top 5 offseason priorities: 1. Bring back Daniel Alfredsson 2. Sign defenceman Erik Karlsson 3. Re-sign center Chris Kelly as a UFA 4. Trade defenceman Sergei Gonchar 5. Buy out winger Bobby Butler.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues tried to upgrade their blueline at the trade deadline, but were unsuccessful. Kent Huskins will likely replace Ian Cole tonight. Matt D’Agostini could replace Alex Steen on the line with Andy McDonald and David Backes. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock wanted to rule Jaroslav Halak out of the series to eliminate any potential distraction.
3 videos for your viewing pleasure this morning.
CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove video
NHL Sources Say video: Sweet deal for new Coyotes owners, Thrashers to Winnipeg? Leino and Flyers not close.
Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford is fined $10,000 for his rant on a missed penalty shot call
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov won’t play in Anaheim or Los Angeles, and most likely Vancouver (Monday).
- Chris Botta via twitter: The Atlanta Thrashers recall Ondrej Pavelec.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Matt Corrente broke his hand in a 2nd period fight with Ryane Clowe, he finished the game, according to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.
- Craig Custance via twitter: The Detroit Red Wings are being cautious with Jimmy Howard and his back spasms, he won’t be playing tonight.
Some Audio for Mark Bryski of LeafsChatter.
- Puck Daddy Radio – Audio of an hour long interview with Theo Fleury. Topics include figure skating, Graham James arrest, his music, his comeback, hockey hall of fame, and how the game has changed.
- Fan 590 Audio: Helene Elliott on the Andrew Krystal show this morning, talking lagging attendance and the possibility of the league folding or moving some teams.
- Fan 590 Audio: Marc Crawford on the Greg Brady Show yesterday.
- Fan 590 Audio: Blake Wheeler on HockeyCentral @ Noon yesterday.
- Steve Gorten of the Sun Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon has told Tomas Vokoun he has no plans on trading him. “He likes me, and he has no interest in shopping me or trading me unless there’s a great deal that would make sense,” Vokoun told the Sun Sentinel. “Obviously, everybody’s tradable. He said if it was best for the future of the organization, he would have to do it. But from what I understand, he wants me around.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Talks between Anton Volchenkov and the Ottawa Senators continue, but it doesn’t appear they are close to anything. Garrioch thinks the Kings and Canucks are in the market for a top 4 blueliner. Both Andy Sutton and Matt Cullen have shown their desire to remain in Ottawa.
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Brian Burke met with the MLSE board of directors to outline his vision, budget, and player personel matters for the Maple Leafs and Marlies. According to MLSE CEO Richard Peddie, “Excellent job. Burke and (Dave) Nonis updated board on strategy and progress for both Leafs and Marlies. Got the $$ he requested and more. Board is very comfortable with direction.” The Leafs don’t plan on buying Jeff Finger out of his contract. Talks with Kulemin aren’t going anywhere, but Burke says there is still plenty of time.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: The Flames will be in search of scoring this off-season, to improve on their 29th ranking last year. GM Sutter has no plans on trying to trade back in the 1st round at the draft. The Flames are also without a 2nd round pick, but have 2 3rd round picks, and 2 4ths, and probably won’t take a goalie with any of those picks. Eric Nystrom could be too expensive for the Flames. Ian White, among others will receive a qualifying offer.
- Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues have some decisions to make on the ‘depth’ side of their roster. They had 2 ‘enforcers’ (Cam Janssen and DJ King) on their roster, and only really need one. Janssen is a more rounded player and will likely get the nod. Brad Winchester didn’t take advantage of the opportunity he was given last year. Mike D’Agostini hasn’t done enough to warrent a one-way deal.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Mueller is a restricted free agent this year, but determining his worth may be difficult considering he suffered a severe concussion that cut his season short. He recorded 20 points in 15 games for the Avalanche in a draft day trade with the Coyotes. Could he get $3 million a year, despite having 2 concussions in his short career.
- David Shoults of the Globe and Mail: The Ontario Superior Court has reinstated Todd Bertuzzi’s lawsuit against Marc Crawford, stemming from the ‘Steve Moore Incident’. In March, Bertuzzi’s side missed the deadline to file paperwork. Moore is suing Bertuzzi for $38 million, Bertuzzi is saying that Crawford encouraged the attack and should pay for it. Regardless, neither Bertuzzi or Crawford would have to pay out of their own pocket, as it would be covered by the Canucks insurance.