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Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove:
Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner:
Don Cherry and Ron MacLean: The two discuss that back referees are making calls on infractions that are right in front of the other referee. Should they be making that call?
The NHL will most likely be looking into Canadiens Max Pacioretty’s allegations that Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski bit him last night.
What do you think ‘Chompers’ Grabovski? Suspension? What do you expect when you put an arm in someone’s mouth?
Sunday morning rumor round up: Flyers, Coyotes, Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Kings, Ducks, Rangers. Islanders, and Panthers
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Flyers are off to a 2-6-1 start and GM Paul Holmgren needs help everywhere. They need scoring, would like another blueliner, and could use goaltending help. Word is they would like to make “a big move.” Holmgren could see if Jarome Iginla is available. Coyotes Keith Yandle may be the only impact blueliner available, but he would come with a high price tag and makes $5.25 million. Holmgren may be looking for a capable backup for Bryzgalov. Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly is looking for more than Matt Duchene’s $3.5 million, which is why he’s been offered around. The Maple Leafs have held talks with the Kings about Jonathan Bernier, and they aren’t the only team interested. Many wonder what Shane Doan is thinking about the Coyotes situation. The Canucks, Rangers and Flyers were interested before, and might be again. The Panthers are not for sale, but owher Cliff Viner is looking for investors. The Sharks are looking for a winger to give him move balance on all three lines. Leafs GM Dave Nonis may consider trading Phil Kessel, though it may be hard to find someone who would take on the $5.4 million cap hit and is one year away from being an unrestricted free agent. Once (if) the Islanders are out of the playoff picture, expect Mark Streit to be dealt, likely for a 2nd round pick. The Ducks and Ryan Getzlaf were reportedly close on a long-term $6 million deal before the lockout, could it be resurrected?
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers may look to upgrade their offense. They may prefer to move draft picks to acquire it. The Rangers, Kings, Capitals and Predators may also be looking to add offense. The Flyers have about $1.5 million in cap space, but that will grow when Chris Pronger and Matt Walker are put on the LTIR. Some players that will be UFA’s at the end of the season that may intrigue the Flyers are: Corey Perry, Brenden Morrow, Michael Ryder, Stephen Weiss, Ryan Getzlaf, Alexander Semin, David Clarkson and Jarome Iginla.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Elliotte Friedman said that there are rumors that the Panthers could move Stephen Weiss for the right price. Panthers GM Dale Tallon calls those rumors ridiculous. Tallon said he won’t trade Weiss. Glenn Healy says that Weiss is on the trade market.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: From Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove. Glen Healy said the Avs were cheating fans by not signing O’Reilly and Kevin Weeks said “The Avs are dumb if they don’t sign O’Reilly.” Healy added the Avalanche are trying to trade Shane O’Brien for a forward.
Lamoriello fine with Kovalchuk … Lightning won’t add to roster … On waivers yesterday … Hockey is Back Video
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ilya Kovalchuk explained why he wanted to stay and play in the KHL all-star, and he understands why he wanted too. Dan Rosen via twitter: Lamoriello added: ”I’m very comfortable with the situation. No penalty involved. No disrespect involved. There will be no repurcussions.” He understands the situation, calling it, “extenuating circumstances.” Lamoriello said he is not in violation of his contract. Kovalchuk is expected to arrive on Tuesday, and will be at the Devils practice on Wednesday.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that Kovalchuk is still a right winger. He’d been playing left wing in Russia according to game sheets and the teams postings on twitter.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman doesn’t expect to add to his roster before Saturday. Any openings at forward will be filled from within.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Put on waivers yesterday: “ANA: J Hendry, P Maroom, N Guenin, M Smaby. BUF: J Finley, D Leggio, D Schliestel. CBJ: C Bass, A Joudrey. CBJ: R Russell, N Drazenovic. MTL: C Desjardins. Alain Berger on $125 waivers presumably for purposes of mutual contract termination. NSH: M Moore. WPG: Ben Maxwell. PIT: S McIntyre, J Zatkoff, B Thiessen.”
Opening Statement from Brian Burke:
- TSN: Bill Daly said he hadn’t spoken with Steve Fehr as of yesterday evening.
“Nothing today,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email Sunday night. “Don’t know whether we will speak before the holiday.”
They spoke on Saturday, but nothing came out of the talks.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch notes that if the NHL season gets underway, to not expect Sergei Gonchar to finish the season with the Senators. The Pittsburgh Penguins may target Gonchar, who is in the last year of his deal that will pay him $5.5 million. League sources are saying the Penguins are looking to bring him back. Penguins GM Ray Shero didn’t want to lose Gonchar before, but wouldn’t go to 3 years like the Senators did. The Sens won’t want to just give him away. Their blueline will already be without Jared Cowen, who had season ending hip surgery.
- Boston Globe: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid had 2 surgeries in October and would have been out until sometime in January, maybe February. He had one surgery for a blood clot under his collarbone and another surgery a couple weeks later to hopefully help prevent another one. A rib was removed and part of his neck muscle.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Posted the video.
The end for Selanne? Toews finally over concussion … Komarov going back to KHL … Lombardi talks Richards, Carter trades
- Jonathan Davis via twitter: Teemu Selanne told Davis that if there is no NHL season this year, he’s likely played his last NHL game.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews wasn’t fully over his concussion when he played in the playoffs last year. It wasn’t until late last week that Toews felt he was completely over his concussion. He missed the final 2 months of the regular season, but came back for the Blackhawks playoff series against Coyotes. When he returned, he was symptom free and passed the NHL concussion protocols. He was still being bothered by balance and eyesight issues, but were discovered and solved by a chiropractic neurology facility.
“Even if you don’t feel something and you think you’re symptom-free, there’s probably still something there that’s kind of hindering you and affecting the way your brain works,” Toews told the Tribune on Wednesday. “It was just a lot of eye-movement things. My eyes didn’t track very well. They didn’t look from one target to the next very well. My balance with my eyes closed and my head turned a certain way was terrible. (There were) little things that I would think were normal because I didn’t feel something in my head.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Maple Leafs prospect Leo Komarov will be leaving the AHL Marlies and heading back to the KHL. Darren Dreger via twitter: Komarov wants to play for the Maple Leafs when the lockout ends. Jonas Siegel via twitter: The wheels are in motion of Komarov to join Moscow Dynamo. His 1 year contract did allow have a provision to return. Komarov and the Leafs are working to ensure he’s able to return to North America if the lockout ends.
“One of the big things is I think Leo wants to make sure that if he does leave that he can come back if the lockout ends,” said Eakins, noting a similar sentiment from the organization’s perspective.
“No matter what happens, this kid is a good prospect, he’s worked hard to get where he’s at for a shot at the NHL. And that’s his end-game. For Leo, this is about playing in the NHL, that’s what he wants to do and I think he’s going to push for a job if it ever does start back up.”
Komarov was drawing a $62,500 AHL salary.
“It’s maybe that whole thing about I want to try and see if I can make it,” Komarov explained back in early October. “If not, then I’m going to live with it. But if I will stay in KHL, yeah it’s good money, it’s nice to be there, but then when I’m 40, [my kids] are going to ask me ‘Why didn’t you play in the NHL?’”
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Matt Frattin hasn’t been cleared to play yet, waiting for medical clearance, and could return this weekend.
- Aaron Portzine via twitter: Blue Jackets Jared Boll will join TuTo of Finland’s 2nd division, contract is being finalized.
- Sportsnet: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the Carter and Richards trades.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The NHL and NHLPA will go back to negotiating on Tuesday. Players will miss their first pay check on Monday, but they will receive their escrow checks in the next 2 weeks. No new offers/proposals are expected to be brought to the table.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Tyler Myers signed with KAC Klagenfurt in Austria.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: If the season is lost, the Maple Leafs will clear up $13 million in salaries as Tim Connolly, Matthew Lombardi, Clarke MacArthur and Tyler Bozak will be free agents.
- Hockey Central: NHL and NHLPA had a few phone calls yesterday.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Steve Fehr and Bill Daly spoke on the phone yesterday, and plan to talk again on Tuesday evening.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Anonymous GM on players going to Europe during the lockout: “Let ‘em go. The players think they are threatening the owners by signing contracts in Europe. In fact, what they’re showing is they don’t have a lot of stomach to remain together in this fight. And that’s what we expected.”
- George Malik via twitter: Malik responding to Walsh’s tweet: “Players heading to Europe doesn’t equal giving up. It means it’s not too hard for ‘em to find other places to play if they wish.”
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Anonymous GM on what leverage the players may have: ““None. We took away all of their leverage by canceling the playoffs in 2005. And, we’ll do it again, if we have to.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: The lockout won’t be felt income wise long-term for teams like the Flyers or Maple Leafs, but it might for the Coyotes and Islanders. All 30 teams backed Bettman, but the “Maple Leafs, who were ardent dissenters in the last lockout, will be strongly against this lockout as well.”
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Islanders signed Matthew Martin to a 4 year, $4 million contract. The contract was submitted on Saturday.
- NHLPA video:
Morning notes on Doan, Kostitsyn, Neuvirth, Mueller, Predators, CBA stuff and Fehr’s press conference video
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Real negotiating for the NHL and NHLPA won’t start until around the 10th of September.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis on Shane Doan: “We’ve been in constant contact. He’s clearly a player we’d like to have in Vancouver and we’re going to wait it out.”
- Rick Stephens of All Habs: Stephens responds to a question that Andrei Kostitsyn may be the most “interesting” free agent out there.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth,
“Obviously, I have a plan B,” Neuvirth said after an on-ice workout at KCI on Thursday. “I got a few offers from Europe but I haven’t decided. I still want to play here the whole season.”
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers Peter Mueller is anxious to get back playing after years of dealing with concussion issues. Mueller signed a 1 year, $1.725 million deal in July:
“It’s 100 percent behind me. I tell people all the time I haven’t felt this clear since my first year which is awesome,’’
“I feel great on the ice and in the weight room, just in overall health, I feel a lot better than what I’m used to to, so that’s exciting and encouraging.
“In some aspects I’m like a rookie again, obviously with the past. I’m thrilled to be with all these new faces and everyone’s welcomed me with open arms. It’s not every day you can play hockey in South Florida.’’
- Duane Marsteller of the Tennessean: The Predators charter air service cancelled their contract with the team due to financial issues. The company also cancelled contracts with the Avalanche, Nuggets and Suns. Swift Air LLC kept it’s contract with the Bruins, Blackhawks, Blues, Celtics and Bucks.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Gary Bettman said that a promising week “Ends in disappointment,” and called the NHLPAs offer a ‘response not a proposal.’ Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Bettman, “the union stood on their initial proposal.”
- Donald Fehr’s press conference after yesterday’s meetings. The sides don’t have any meeting further scheduled. Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Fehr “”under our proposal will snap back to 57 % in the 4th year. The owners objected to that.” … ”the proposal we made today was not accepted.” … “the only sports stable in America is baseball.”
Shero says he’s not trading Jordan Staal … No timeline on Crosby deal … Reports of a Selanne return … Kypreos trade watch video
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero on Jordan Staal, he isn’t available.
“You can’t have it both ways,” he said. “I can’t try to negotiate a contract with Jordan and a trade with another team at the same time. It doesn’t work that way. We don’t want to trade Jordan. We think we can sign him, and we’re going to try.”
“He told me he likes it here,” Shero said. “Told me he wants to stay, that he likes Pittsburgh and likes being a Penguin.”
“People read the newspapers and so maybe they think he’s available,” Shero said. “That stuff is all speculation. I have made it clear to every team that has asked. I don’t want to trade Jordan. I’m not listening to offers. I want Jordan here. I want him here for a long time, and that’s what I’m going to try to do.”
Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins GM Shero said there is no deadline for getting new deals for Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Shero confirms that he may trade a defenseman or 2 before the start of next season. He wouldn’t say if he’s asked anyone to waive a no-trade clause.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Finnish reports from @Veikkajaa and @vrantanen are that Teemu Selanne has decided to play 1 more season. Lisa Dillman via twitter: Ducks GM Bob Murray on NHL Live: “We’ll wait and see. I think he (Selanne) is kind of waiting to see what we do over the next few wks…” … “…and how we’re shaping up and he’ll make a decision.”
- Ian Mendes via twitter: A decision on Daniel Alredsson’s retirement or not is still a few weeks away. He had a bad cold/virus that cut his training short.
- James Gordon via twitter: “What about the Euge’s recent penny pinching do people not understand? He ain’t signing Karlsson for $7 mil then bringing in Rick Nash.”
- Rumours swirling ahead of NHL Draft
Twitter notes on: Radulov, Kuba, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Islanders, Canadiens … Video debunking Burke rumor
- Dirk Hoag via twitter: Wonders if the Predators will extend a qualifying offer to Alexander Radulov in order to retain his rights past July 1st. If not, he’d be a UFA.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray on UFA defenseman Filip Kuba: “I think we’re moving on.”
- Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed thinks the Flyers will be able to re-sign Carle and will go after Ryan Suter, but in the end, won’t be able to sign him.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets pro scouting meetings started yesterday and will end tomorrow.
- BD Gallof via twitter: Though there is little chance he’ll be drafted by the Islanders at #4, Mikhail Grigorenko visited the team.
- Tony Marinaro via twitter: There’s a strong possibility that Martin Lapointe will be named a Canadiens assistant coach.
- Puck Daddy Yahoo! Sports: Video and quote posted on Puck Daddy debunking the rumor that Brian Burke will be leaving the Maple Leafs after the draft.
“A couple of rumors that are out there in a big way. Rumor No. 1 is that at some point after the draft, Brian Burke is going to step down and take a leave of absence as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. There’s not a chance in the world Brian Burke is leaving his job with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The other rumor that’s out there, and it’s spreading like wildfire, is that Brian Burke may be fired by Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment either in the next 48 hours or after the draft. Our best information from MLSE is that there’s absolutely no appetite to make a general manager change at this time.”