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Posts Tagged Michael Sauer
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: The Canucks have started talks with Alex Burrows regarding a contract extension.
“We have had preliminary discussions about extending Alex’s contract,” Gilman said. “But beyond that it’s not our policy to discuss ongoing negotiations.”
“Alex is an important player on our team, both on the ice and in our dressing room,” Gilman said. “And if we can get him signed to a long-term deal that keeps him with us for a number of years it would be a very good thing.”
Comparables could be Wayne Simmonds ($3.975 million), Johan Franzen ($3.975 million), and Ryan Callahan ($4.25 million). If Shane Doan signs with the Canucks, it may impact Burrows.
“As you know, we have had talks with both Shane personally and with Shane’s representative (Terry Bross),” Gilman said. “We have tendered an offer. At this point, Shane is looking at his alternatives and we are waiting for him to decide what he wants to do.”
The Canucks will also start contract extension talks with Alex Edler, who is in the last year a deal that will pay him $3.25 million.
“It is safe to assume we will be commencing discussions with Alex’s representative (Mark Stowe) in a short period of time,” Gilman said.
- NHL.com: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky crashed his Ferrari into a barrier during a Automotodróm Slovakia Ring motor circuit race. He was uninjured.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers and Michael Del Zotto are not close on a deal. The Rangers reportedly offered Del Zotta a multi-year deal in the $2.2 million to $2.5 million range. Lubomir Visnovsky will have his hearing on September 4th to determine if the Ducks wrongfully traded him to Islanders, violating his no-trade clause. Rangers Michael Sauer is still believed to be bothered by concussion symptoms. He suffered a concussion on December 5th from a Dion Phaneuf hit.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Because of the depth on the Coyotes blueline with young guys like Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brandon Gormley, it’s one of the reasons the Coyotes have entertained calls on Keith Yandle.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes GM Don Maloney,
“We’re still waiting on our ownership situation to be resolved,” Maloney said. “It’s still trending positively. We’re still very optimistic about it. Once that happens, hopefully we can re-sign Shane to a deal that works for both of us.”
Contract extension talks with goalie Mike Smith have been put on hold until the ownership situation is settle.
“When you start looking at big contracts (including the length of deals), you certainly want ownership to be included in the process,” Maloney said.
“We exchanged some ideas,” Maloney said.
Rangers re-sign Sauer … Flyers shopping Bobrovsky … Flames looking to make more moves … Coyotes in trouble … Blues done for now
- Larry Brooks via twitter: The NY Rangers have re-signed defenseman Michael Sauer this morning to a 2 year deal worth $2.5 million.
- Frank Seravalli of hte Philadelphia Daily News: Sources are saying that the Flyers have begun shopping goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. GM Paul Holmgren denied that he was involved in trade talks. The Flyers may not be getting the asking price they had hoped for. Bobrovsky carries a $1.75 million next season. They are okay with Bobrovsky as their backup to start the season, but if they could get a good return for him, they’d be foolish not to move him.
- Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun: Flames GM Jay Feaster continues to look for ways to improve his team, and he’ll be include looking at teams who are trying to move salary. MacFarlane suggests an offer sheet to Weber, Stamkos or Doughty, but adds that they would be likely matched.The Capitals sit over $64.3 million, and have Karl Alzner unsigned. The Flames could also look at Mike Green, but would have to send some salary back to take on Green’s $5.25 million. They could also look at Alexander Semin, who’ll be a UFA after next season. The Sabres may be looking to move one of their forwards.
- Neil Greenberg of the Washington Capitals: Some believe the Capitals need to move Alex Semin to create the cap room to re-sign Karl Alzner, but Greenberg thinks that would create “more harm than good.” Since the lockout, Semin has scored 166 goals, include 5 straight season with 25 goals or more. Semin also opens it up Ovechkin and Backstrom, as the team is thin offensively after the 3.
- Faceoff.com: Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs has said she’s losing faith in finding a new owner for the Coyotes and keeping the team in Phoenix. Since the NHL took over the team in 2009, 3 separate deals to buy the team have fallen through.
“In many ways the City of Glendale has no control over our future,” Scruggs told the station. “We have some, but we don’t have final control. The decision is with the National Hockey League, the 29 other owners, who they want to be an owner of the team.”
“I have never supported having the team leave, however now I believe that the only realistic thing to do is to take a look — for all of as elected officials — what would life be like with no team in the arena,” Scruggs said.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Barring an unforeseen trade, Blues GM Armstrong says he’s done with his offseason additions and the Blues roster will remain the same.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Islanders draft pick Blake Kessel have offers from 4 teams including the Flyers.
Predators hearing tomorrow … Doughty wants to be highest paid King … Gorges’ hopes to avoid arbitration … Burke audio … Stamkos/MacArthur agent audio
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The grievance hearing over the Predators qualifying offers starts tomorrow.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Answering a question on Drew Doughty: The Kings want to do over a 7 year deal, Doughty wants to do less. Bernstein says that Doughty wants to the highest paid LA King. (Anze Kopitar has a cap hit of $6.8 million)
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Josh Gorges’ agent hopes to get a deal done with the Canadiens before they go to salary arbitration. Arbitration hearings run from July 20th to August 4th. Last year only 4 of 19 players that filed for arbitration went to the hearing. Gorges earlier rejected a qualifying offer of $1.3 million. Money shouldn’t be issue, it’s the term that could be a problem.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Alexander Semin is being shopped around the league, he won’t end up in San Jose.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Joe Corvo suggested at trade, but didn’t demand one. Dan Rosen via twitter: Rutherford told Rosen that “the idea to sign Kaberle actually came about through a phone conversation with Joe Corvo’s agent.”
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle and Michael Sauer all filed for salary arbitration, but the Rangers hope to get all signed before their hearing dates.
It’s fair to project that bookend foundation pieces Callahan and Dubinsky will come in at somewhere between $3.7 million and $4.4 million per season. It’s safe to say Sauer, prime for an offer sheet that inexplicably did not materialize over the last four days, will be in at between $1.5 million and $2 million. Boyle is a tougher case, coming off his first productive year in the NHL, but he likely will come in between $1.25 million and $1.75 million.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: 5 free agents who might interest the Jets: Cory Stillman, Ryan Shannon, Jason Jaffray, Mike Grier, and John Madden.
- Scott Howson via twitter: After signing Radek Martinek, the Blue Jackets will “sit tight for now.” Will assess the market and talk to teams about trades.
- Fan 590 Audio: Don Meehan, the agent for Steven Stamkos and Clarke MacArthur.
- TSN Audio: Brian Burke press conference.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Brian Burke: “We haven’t written off Jeff Finger … If he can come in and take a job that’s great.”