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Posts Tagged Martin Brodeur
- Randy Miller of the Courier Post: Jaromir Jagr said that the Philadelphia management didn’t want to negotiate a contract until after they knew the outcome of the two $100 million offers they had on the table. By the time Zach Parise and Ryan Suter knew where they were going to sign, Jagr had moved on.
“We made an offer to Jaromir back in February,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said of Jagr, who signed with Dallas and then was traded last month to Boston. “It didn’t go anywhere. They decided to wait until after the season was over. We talked a number of times between the end of the year and free agency. I talked to his agent (Petr Svoboda). He called me the day that Jaromir signed with Dallas. He said, ‘We’re getting close, where are you guys at?’ At that point, we weren’t in a position to do anything because we had offers out on other guys.”
The Flyers may not have wanted to give Jagr a raise from $3.3 million to anything past $4 million. Jagr responded to a question that if waiting for Suter and Parise drove him away.
“Well, the thing I understand is that if you give two offers to free agents … you cannot give two offers to somebody else,” he said. “Because if they grab it, with the salary cap, what are you going to do? So (Flyers management) had to wait for those players to say no and it took them a week. So it’s the whole free market.
“I was happy (in Philadelphia). Everybody knew it. I loved that team. I loved the fans. I loved the city. But on the other side, I always believe in God. And I always believed He would find the best place for me. I had a faith that something good would happen to me even if (returning to Philadelphia) didn’t happen.”
- Blue Jackets.NHL.com: The Blue Jackets have re-signed Matt Calvert (2 years, $1.975 million). In 42 games this season, the 23-year old Calvert has nine goals and seven assists with 32 penalty minutes.
“Matt is a dynamic young winger that plays with great tenacity at both ends of the ice and we look forward to his continued development and contributions to our hockey club,” said Kekalainen.
- Rich Chere: Devils Martin Brodeur confirms that he’ll play next season.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Neither Marek Zidlicky or Patrick Eliashas spoken with the Devils about a contract extension.
“I don’t know yet. It’s pretty tough to say right now,” Zidlicky said. “I would like to come back. I don’t know what Lou wants to do with the team for next year. I’d like to stay here. He knows that.”
- Shelly Anderson: Anderson is hearing Sidney Crosby’s jaw may not be healing fast enough for him to start playing before the playoffs.
- Stephen Whyno: Capitals Joel Ward didn’t skate again today. Adam Oates gave no update on his status.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Bernier.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Lupuk-Kadri-Kulemin, McClement-Grabo-Komarov, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, McLaren-Hamilton-Orr.
- Tom Gulitti: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils. Rich Chere: Johan Hedberg will get the start for the Devils on Thursday against the Penguins.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- George Richards: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Adam Vingan: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
- John Vogl: Ryan Miller will start in net for the Sabres.
Morning Hits: B’s and Pens, UFAs Smith and Clarkson, Dubinsky, Forensic investigation, Flyers buyout and Brodeur starts
- Pierre LeBrun: NHL announces that the Bruins-Penguins game will definitely be played today at 12:30.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Coyotes uncertainty will play a role in where UFA Mike Smith will end up. He might be interested remaining in Phoenix, but what if they end up relocating somewhere else? A comparable for Smith could be Jimmy Howard, around $5.3 million.
“From February of last year and through the playoffs, Mike was as good as any goaltender in the league,” said Maloney, one of the NHL’s sharpest minds. “This year, not quite so good. We’re not a cap team and we have to be careful when we’re talking a contract with a five or six in term. We can’t make a mistake.
“You look at the top goalies, the Lundqvists of the world … They’ve done it for three, four, five years in a row and they’ve attained a certain level.
“The long and short of it is Mike is a terrific talent, and if you take a snapshot of what he did last season with what he’s done in his career … we have some, I wouldn’t say uncertainty, but there is a bit of caution there.”
- Daren Millard: Ken Daneyko said that the Devils probably can’t afford to pay UFA David Clarkson $5 to $5.5 million a season. They might have to let him walk.
- Aarpn Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The NHL has rescinded the match penalty that was assessed to Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky at the end of Thursday’s game.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk won’t talk about the forensic investigation involving the incident where Matt Cooke sliced Erik Karlsson’s Achillies tendon.
“Look, it’s got nothing to do with settling down,” said Melnyk. “I’ve committed to not say anything about it until we’ve completed everything we need to do, and speak to the league about it.
“I’ll do anything I have to do to protect my players. It’s as simple as that, and that’s exactly what I’m doing there, and after that I can’t really comment.
“It’ll take a couple of months before anything really comes out.”
- Sasm Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News: Donnellon wonders if the Flyers should use an amnesty buyout on Daniel Briere or Ilya Bryzgalov. Briere is due $5 million total over the next two years, but carries a $6.5 million salary cap hit. Briere wants to stay in Philadelphia, Bryzgalov doesn’t seem to care. The 33-year old is under contract till he’s 40. The Flyers have Steve Mason under contract next season at $1.5 million.
- Tom Gulitti: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against the Panthers.
Morning Hits: Could Lucic be a healthy scratch? Elias wants to stay with Devils … Gagne wants to stay with the Flyers
- DJ Bean of WEEI: Bruins Milan Lucic skated with the ‘healthy scratches’ yesterday at practice and wouldn’t blame coach Claude Julien if he made him a healthy scratch.
“Nope. Nope. I wouldn’t blame anyone but myself. If that’s what needs to be done in order to get myself going, I’m for what’s best for the team and not best for myself,” Lucic said. “Like I said, I want to be a part of the team. I want to be better. I want to contribute. I know I can be a big part of the team. Ultimately it all comes down to myself, so there’s no one to blame but myself.”
Lucic has 6 goals this season, only 2 in his last 27 games.
“You saw where he was this morning and it indicates that he may not play tomorrow,” Julien said. “But I haven’t decided that yet.”
- Tom Pedulla of the NY Times: Martin Brodeur says that Patrick Elias, a UFA at the end of the season, wants to remain with the Devils.
“Patty belongs here and he wants to stay here,” Brodeur said. “Contract situations are always a little different from guy to guy. But, hopefully, he will stay.”
Elias understands that it’s just not up to him.
“It’s special for me to play for one team,” he said. “It would be special to play here my whole career. But I understand the business side.”
“We’ve negotiated with Lou before,” he said. “We know that is not the way he approaches it.”
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers Simon Gagne, UFA at the the end of the season, would like to remain with the Flyers if given the opportunity.
“This is a place, I always say, that’s maybe the best place for me to play,” Gagne said. “Is that because it’s the only place I’ve really played? I don’t know. Philly is one of the places that I have good memories, good friends, and my family is comfortable there.
“It would be an easy choice if ‘Homer’ would come to me and ask me to stay. We’ll see. I’m not sure if they’re going to want to make a lot of changes, or what they are thinking. It’s tough to look at our team, tough to judge why we play so poorly sometimes. We don’t have a full lineup, it’s a shortened season.”
Gagne said he would take less than the $3.5 million he’s making this season.
“I’m at the point of my career where I made really good money for a while,” Gagne said. “As a player, your goal is to win the Stanley Cup. I did that [with the Kings last season]. I still want to win the Stanley Cup. At the end of the day, money is just a small question. Being happy is important. If I like the place, I’ll make things work – for everyone to be happy, to make sure that it doesn’t hurt the team.”
Roster and Goalie Notes: Greene, Nikitin, Blackhawks, Stars, Blues, Islanders, Devils, Flyers and Lightning
- James Mirtle: The Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene.
- Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is out, David Savard is in.
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Carcillo-Bolland-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Stalberg, Handzus-Kruger-Frolik.
- Mike Heika: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Smith-Eakin-Garbutt. Nystrom-Fiddler-Cole. Roussel-Wandell-Fraser
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the the Blues against the Coyotes.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Sam Carchidi: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers.
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
Roster Notes, Lines and Goalies: Canes, Habs, Caps, Wings, Lightning, Leafs, Devils, Jackets, Pens and Hawks
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller on Alex Semin: ”My belief is that he is in.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty will play tonight.
- Dave Molinari: The Hurricanes activate defenseman Just Faulk from the IR and he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
- Katie Carrera: Joel Ward and Martin Erat did not practice this morning with the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: 1st Datysuk, Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Miller has replaced Filppula on the second line with Franzen and Nyquist . Filppula centering third line with Brunner and Cleary. Andersson centering fourth line with Emmerton and Tootoo.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Poiliot-Stamkos-St Louis; Pyatt-Thompson-Crombeen; Killorn-Lecavalier-Purcell; Connolly-Johnson-Panik
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel blue:Komarov-McClement-Kulemin, R: Hamilton-Grabo-Frattin: Gree,, MacArthur-Kadri-Orr-McLaren-Colborne.
- Tom Gullitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Sullivan; Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Clarkson; Zubrus-Henrique-Bernier; Cater-Gionta-D’Agostini; Barch-Josefson-Kostopoulos. Extra: Kovalchuk.
- Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets lines: Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik; Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Letestu-Atkinson; Gillies-MacKenzie-Comeau.
- Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Iginla, Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Adams-Bennett. Vitale and Jeffrey are the extras.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Kesler-Kassian; Weise-Roy-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Ebbett.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals defensive pairings: Alzner-Green; Erskine-Carlson; Hillen-Oleksy; Schultz-Poti
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tracey Myers: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
- 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.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Teams are getting ready for a full-court press on college free agent Danny DeKeyser. Oilers owner Daryl Katz has already called him. Some teams will make a personal pitch in Toronto tomorrow and Wednesday. At least one NHL coach is expected to be there. DeKeyser will likely have his equipment with him so that he can fly directly to the city he signs with. Maple Leafs were front and center when Brian Burke was with the team. Anaheim said to be heavily in the mix now. Top contenders could be the Red Wings, Blues, Ducks and Oilers. Flyers and Senators will be pushing hard.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues are still interested DeKeyser. Al Macinnis has been recruiting.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings believe they are the front-runners for Danny DeKeyser. It’s equal ground contract wise for every team as he’s tied with an entry-level. He grew up in Michigan and has ties to the organization.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: Bruins prospect Carl Soderberg’s team is about to start their 2nd round of the SEL playoffs. Would be at least another 7-10 before he could become an option for the Bruins.
- Adam Gretz via twitter: Coyotes GM Don Maloney was listed on the attendance sheet in Pittsburgh last night. It was the second time in the last week that he’s been Pittsburgh.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: No Eastern Conference teams were scouting Avalanche yesterday.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: The Ducks have signed Radek Dvorak. He’ll have to clear waivers first.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- James Gordon via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Sens, Rangers, Flames, Preds, Canes, Devils, Sabres, Isles, Bruins, Kings and Caps
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson; Greening-Turris-Silfverberg; Dizzy-Zibanejad-Neil; Kassian-Regin-Condra. Defensive pairings: Wiercioch-Gonchar; Methot-Gryba; Phillips-Benoit.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Gaborik Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan Kreider-Boyle-Miller Pyatt-Halpern-Powe. Defensive pairings: McDonagh-Girardi, Del Zotto-Eminger Hamrlik-Stralman, Bickel-Gilroy, expect latter two to be scratched.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: Glencross Stajan Stempniakg-Tanguay Cammalleri Iginla-Comeau Backlund Hudler-Jackman Begin McGrattan.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Predators defensive pairings: Weber Josi-Klein Bartley-Ellis Blum
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight. Martin Brodeur said that he’ll be starting for the Devils.
- John Vogl via twitter: Ryan Miller to start in net for the Sabres tonight.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Kevin Poulin will start in net for the Islanders.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Looking like Anton Khudobin will be in net for the Bruins tonight.
- Jon Rosen via twitter: Jonathan Quick is the likely starter for the Kings tonight.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Braden Holtby the likely starter for the Capitals tonight.
- Andrew Gross of the Record: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
Lines and Goalies: Leafs, Devils, Capitals, Oilers, Islanders, Sabres, Panthers, Senators and Penguins
- Mark Masters via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel; MacArthur-Grabovski-Frattin; Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin; Komarov-McClement-Orr; McLaren. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf; Fraser-Franson; Liles-Holzer.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Pesonen-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Zajac-Bernier: Barch-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Zidlicky: Greene-Harrold: Volchenkov-Larsson.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Fehr-Ribeiro-Brouwer; Chimera-Perreault-Ward; Laich-Beagle-Hendricks.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Paajarvi-Gagner-Yakupov, Jones/Hartikainen-RNH-Eberle, Brown-Smyth-Petrell.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres tonight.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers against the Hurricanes.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
- Mike Morreale via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils. Martin Brodeur will back him up.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he should be ready to start on Thursday, but may end up dressing as the backup.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks Martin Havlat has been activated from the IR. Tim Kennedy has been placed on the IR.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will be out four to six weeks. Quincey has multiple fractures but there is no decision on surgery yet.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Blues forward Andy McDonald: ”The plan is to play tomorrow.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: The Panthers are expected to make an announcement on defenseman Ed Jovanovski’s future. Nick Kyproes via twitter: Jovanovski’s hip is still an issue. The retirement rumors are not true from what Kypreos has been told.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Martin Brodeur said that a pinched nerve in his neck/upper back was causing numbness in his shoulder and arm.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: There is no update on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang as it’s an off day.
- Mikael Lalancette via twitter: The Devils have sent Stefan Matteau back to QMJHL.
- Vancouver Canucks via twitter:: The Canucks recall Jordan Schroeder from Chicago of the AHL.