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Posts Tagged P.K. Subban
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Pierre LeBrun: The NHL, NHLPA, IOC and IIHF will meet on Friday to continue their discussions on participating in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. An agreement is not expected yet.
- Darren Dreger: Carl Soderberg could be Boston this weekend, pending final approval. He agreed to a 3 year contract. He’ll get $600,000 for this season including a signing bonus, and a $1 million for each of the following two seasons.
- Dave Stubbs: Peter Budaj signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens that will pay him $1.4 milliom in each year.
- Daren Millard: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that their on again, off again talks with goalie UFA Jimmy Howard’s agent probably won’t start again until after the season.
- Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: Maple Leafs Nazem Kadriwill be a RFA at the end of the season, and could finish in the top 10 in scoring if he keeps this pace up. Negotiations aren’t expected to start until after the season. In an interview with Sportsnet, Kadri indicated he’d like to sign a long-term contract.
“I’m just thinking straight hockey right now, trying to worry about my play,” said Kadri. “But I’d like to set myself up well for next year because I want to be in a Maple Leafs jersey for a long, long time. Whether they feel the same way is up to them.”
It may be best for the Maple Leafs to try and sign him to a ‘bridge’ deal, a two year contract before going long-term. Matt Duchene signed a 2-year, $7 million contract and P.K. Subban signed a 2-year, $5.75 million deal.
“Nothing’s been said to me as of yet (about the contract), but I’m sure we’ll talk in the summertime,” said Kadri.
- Kirk Luedeke: The Bruins could be looking to extend Tuukka Rask soon, maybe in the 5 year, $5 million per season range.
NHL Rumors II: Ribeiro, Gaborik, Regehr, Bouwmeester, Ryan, Roy, Stafford, Backstrom, Cullen, Leafs and Vinny trade that didn’t happen
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Corey Perry off the market, players like Mike Ribeiro, Marian Gaborik and Robyn Regehr are getting most of the attention.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Jay Bouwmeester’s salary and the high asking price for Keith Yandle, Sabres Robyn Regehr could be the most sought after defenseman at the moment.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun doesn’t think that the Ducks have any intention of wanting to trade Bobby Ryan right now or in the summer just because of Perry’s contract. The Ducks have some expiring contracts and can live with having the contracts of Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. If a team made a monster offer that the Ducks couldn’t refuse for Ryan, you never know. Sense now is that he’s staying.
- Dennis Berstein via twitter: There are whispers that the Rangers have talked with the Kings about Marian Gaborik. The Kings would have to send at least $3 million in salary back if they were to make a deal.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: A league executive sees a Kings trade with the Sabres happening soon. Was told it will happen, just not the timing of it.
- Hockey Central via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on the trade deadline: ”We’re going to be in the mix with a bunch of teams.” Buyer or seller? “Possibility of both.” … ”We have some UFAs; people have asked about them… We’re perfectly prepared to keep them.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Leafs GM Nonis suggested that the Leafs could be willing to swap picks for players before the trade deadline. “We’re not sold on selling.” Nonis said that the Leafs are fine with going past the trade deadline without adding a goalie.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: (A proposed deal from a few years ago): Carey Price, P.K. Subban (or Ryan McDonagh, Tampa’s choice), Max Pacioretty and a 1st round pick for Vincent Lecavalier. Marek said the Tampa Bay ownership nixed the trade.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings could target Sabres Drew Stafford. The Wings could use some more scoring up front and a right handed shot. It could take a roster player and a prospect or pick. Would the Red Wings want to take on his $4 million salary when they need to re-sign Valtteri Filppula.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: When asked if Niklas Backstrom or Matt Cullenwill be traded,
“Oh God, no,” said General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “Backy’s been outstanding. He’s our No. 1 goalie. Cullen’s been a big part of our team. That’s the type of guy every team in the league wants to add for a playoff run.”
Will the Wild make a splash at the deadline?
“I would like some of our young players to get experience and learn how to play in tough situations,” Fletcher said. “We can’t hide them. They have to go through the process at some point. You can’t just skip it and all of a sudden have these mature players that are just going to come in and play like veterans.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Yann Danis clears waivers. The Hurricanes put Zach Boychuk on waivers. The Sharks put Frazer McLaren on waivers. The Devils put Cam Janssen on waivers.
- New York Rangers via twitter: Ryan Callahan will have a MRI this afternoon on his shoulder.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Jason Spezza didn’t practice this morning. Ian Mendes via twitter: Coach MacLean on if Spezza could miss an extended period of time: ”We’re waiting on the evaluation. We don’t know.” Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Spezza won’t play. Craig Anderson will start in net.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: P.K. Subban is skating with teammates at an optional practice, but not expected to play against the Senators. Ian Mendes via twitter: Subban said there was no timetable for his return to the lineup. Would like to get in some practices with the team first.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Clarke MacArthur is getting closer. Mike Komisarek is available. Mike Brown has a shoulder injury. Colton Orr. Chris Johnston via twitter: Komisarek smashed his stick on the boards in frustration yesterday and got a piece stuck in his eye.
- Kevin McGran via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel; McC-Grab-Kule; Frattin-Kadri-Komarov; MacArthur-Steckel (No Orr, Brown). All D present.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Jeffrey-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Glass Adams-Vitale-Kennedy (Tangradi) 7 D rotating.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Gaborik Hagelin-Stepan-Pyatt Rupp-Boyle-Ferriero Bickel-Halpern-Asham.
- Brian Hamilton via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Wild.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Canadiens against the Senators.
Coyotes announcement this week … P.K. joins team on Wed. … Hamilton to stay … Rakell waiting on decision
- Westside Insider in the Arizona Republic: Greg Jamison told the Arizona Republic that he expects to have the team purchased by Wednesday or Thursday.
“There’s a lot happening. We’re moving forward. There will be an announcement before the end of the week,” Jamison said Monday morning.
“There are a lot of moving parts. It’s very difficult to explain how many moving parts there are to put it all together. Rather than constantly going into that with people – people are a little tired of hearing that – I think they would just prefer to have an announcement, one way or the other, at an appropriate time,” he said.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: P.K. Subban will be joining teammates on Wednesday morning in Ottawa.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Mika Zibanejad joined the Senators for practice and could play tonight.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: The Bruins have told defenseman Dougie Hamilton that he won’t be heading back to junior and will be staying in the NHL.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: The Ducks have yet to make a decision on Rickard Rakell, to send him to junior or keep him in the NHL. He’s only played in 3 games so far.
“I defer that to the boss,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said, referring to GM Bob Murray. “We’ve got five games. We still have the whole weekend to make a decision.”
“He hasn’t played a tremendous amount but he looks comfortable there,” he said. “He accepts responsibility he can skate. He’s not afraid. He’s doing a lot of good things. One day, whether it’s tomorrow or five years from now, he’s going to be a very good hockey player.”
The Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban have agreed on a 2 year contract.
- Louis Jean via twitter: Subban will earn $2 million this year and $3.75 million next year. ($2.875 million salary cap hit)
- Corey Pronman via twitter: “So MTL gets their number, NHL & GMs likely happy 2nd deals may be reasonable (for now), but we’ll see if things are any better in 2 years.”
- L.A. Lariviere via twitter: “PK could’ve gotten more money elsewhere, but this really means he wanted to stay in Montreal.”
Do you think it was good deal for the Canadiens? For Subban? Wondering why a deal took so long to get done?
Subban update coming tonight … Flyers haven’t talked to Habs … Selanne will see how body reacts … Not going back to Junior
- L.A. Lariviere via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said he’ll have an update this evening.
- Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail: Subban will meet with his agent this today in Toronto, and then Meehan will touch base with the Canadiens. Subban was to be spending the weekend thinking about the next step. The Canadiens are off to a good start, and their power-play is clicking, but they don’t have anyone that can eat the minutes that Subban does. There hasn’t been any sense that the Canadiens have any desire to trade him.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: The Flyers have held no internal talks about P.K. Subban, and none with the Canadiens despite the reports.
- The Fourth Period: Teemu Selanne told the LA Times he will see how his body recovers from the short season before deciding if he’ll retire or play another year.
“I expect to know at some point how my body’s holding up, and how much I enjoy this,” Selanne said. “So far, it’s been quite easy. I know I can play. I usually wait a month after the season to decide, and every time I feel like, ‘It’s time now.’ So that’s good. This is a hobby still.”
“I just hope I can stay healthy, enjoy it and play well,” Selanne said. “I know what I can do for this team, so hopefully I’m going to do it.
“I play because I enjoy this game.”
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin and coach Michel Therrien told Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk this morning that they will be staying with the team. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Galchenyuk and Jonathan Huberdeau where told they are staying. Bruins Dougie Hamilton could be next to be told that he’s staying.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: There has been talk that the Avalanche are calling around to see what they could get for center Ryan O’Reilly. The asking is a young forward and a 2nd round pick. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is calling teams looking for help in multiple positions. The Kings are looking for a blueline help. The Florida Panthers could be for sale again. The Panthers may not have the money to sign Stephen Weiss, and may have to trade him at the deadline. Subban talks have go nowhere, and may end with Subban asking for a trade. Subban wants a 5 year, $27.5 million deal, $5.5 million cap hit. If the Canadiens explore trading him, the Flyers, Red Wings and Rangers and Jets may make a push for him. Sources say that the Jets want to make a splash with an impact player, and they have the assets to do it. Canucks GM Mike Gillis is telling teams he isn’t moving Roberto Luongo until he gets his asking price. The Oilers have the pieces to get Luongo, but he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to go there. The Panthers don’t want to do a deal unless the Canucks take money back. Gillis knows that some are facing pressure to win, and a GM might make a move to save his job. Flyers and Capitals may get in the mix.
- HOTSTOVE: The panel talks about Calgary and Markham arenas and P.K. Subban.
- COACHES CORNER:
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Canadiens only intend to sign P.K. Subban right now and not to trade him. Things can obviously change though.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Situation is a “brewing disaster” for the Canadiens.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Panaccio doesn’t think the Flyers would trade Sean Couturier for Subban. Brayden Schenn??? Might be complicated by Luke and not enough for the Canadiens.
- James Mirtle via twitter: A team could sign Subban to an offer sheet for $5.04 million and only have to give up a 1st and 3rd round pick. If it would be a late 1st round, why not?
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Canadiens offered Subban 2 years, $5.1 million. $2.2 million in the first year, $2.9 million in the second.
- Bill Watters via twitter: If those numbers are close, Canadiens GM Bergevin is playing with fire. Money and term have to be more or an offer sheet could be on the way.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland has been told for days that term is more of an issue for Subban. He wants a long-term contract, Canadiens want a gap deal.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Subban’s future with the Canadiens could be decided this weekend. Options are: Canadiens increase money, Subban sits, Subban accepts offer sheet, Canadiens trade Subban.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: No comment from Don Meehan, added a comment ”would be breaching confidence to all parties to this process”
Three teams contracted Habs about Subban as talks don’t progress … Gardiner to AHL … Perry/Getzlaf the new Suter/Weber
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer is hearing that the Flyers have contacted the Canadiens about P.K. Subban. Center Sean Couturier would likely be a piece going to the Canadiens for Subban. Two other teams have contacted the Canadiens about Subban. Sam Carchidi via twitter: A source said that the Flyers have had NO discussion about making an offer for Subban. Darren Dreger via twitter: The Canadiens are firm on their 2 year deal worth roughly $5 million total.
- Louis Jean via twitter: Source said there is no real progress today on Subban talks. His agent suggested coming down from offer for 5 plus years to Jamie Benn’s numbers. There is still a philosophical divide. Nick Kypreos via twitter: Hearing no progress in negotiations today. Louis Jean via twitter: There was speculation that talks could yield a new offer, but that is not the case. Source suggested that both sides will take the weekend off to re-assess positions. Subban’s camp asked for the meeting. May not have been a step back, but not a step forword. Dave Stubbs via twitter: Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, in a text: ”We met with (
#Habs) Marc B today. P.K. will take weekend to reflect & we will meet P.K. again on Monday”
- David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent defenseman Jake Gardiner to the AHL. No one has been called up to replace him, and they’ll stay with 22 players for the time being. Darren Dreger via twitter: “Gardiner simply needs the minutes to get back up to speed. Might have been a good idea to give him a few AHL games to warm him up.” Damien Cox via twitter: “Not sure why so many Leaf fans believe playing in the AHL is bad for a player, or somehow an insult. Just part of the process.”
- Damien Cox via twitter: “And since I know this question is coming, no, the Leafs are not more likely to trade Gardiner in a Luongo deal. Won’t happen.”
- Mike Halford via twitter: Halford thinks that Ducks Corey Perry/Ryan Getzlaf will be this years Ryan Suter/Shea Weber. Minus the “Philly’s crippling offer sheet” subplot. Halford could see Getzlaf staying in Anaheim, and Perry signing a huge deal with someone, maybe with Detroit. The Flyers of course would be interested.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons brings up the questionable goaltending by Ben Scrivens, and that James Reimer allowed a pair of weak goals in his only start. The Canucks will eventually have to lower their asking price for Roberto Luongo. There is evidence that the Maple Leafs are playing better under Randy Carlyle. Nazem Kadri is playing well. Despite not scoring often, Phil Kessel is working hard. Dion Phaneuf is gambling less. The goaltending needs to be stabalized if the Leafs want to be in a position to win more often.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: The Oilers waiver claim on goalie Niko Hovinen is not an NHL move, don’t expect him to be added to their roster.
Quick hits: Audio, Subban-Habs talking today, Kubina, Henrique, Flyers, Hovinen, Leafs and Jets lines and starting goalies
- Globe and Mail Audio:Eric Duhatschek, James Mirtle and Darren Yourk – TV numbers, Zajac and Lupul contracts, Subban trade speculation and Gretzky’s future.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Critical in-person meeting this morning between the Canadiens management and P.K. Subban’s Newport group. An offer must now start around Jamie Benn’s $26 million contract to have chance.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: UFA defenseman Pavel Kubina’s agent said they are considering 3 NHL offers.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Adam Henrique is on the ice with the team today. He’s still recovering from surgery on his left thumb.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: Ducks have reassigned defenseman Sami Vatanen to the AHL.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Defenseman Andreas Lilja will be with the Flyers this weekend in Florida. No news on Andrej Meszaros yet. Sarah Baicker via twitter: Meszaros updated coming later today. He had his arm in a sling last night.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Oilers claim goalie Niko Hovinen off waivers from the Flyers. The Jets place Mark Dekanich on waivers.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: MacArthur-Bozak-Kessel, JVR-Grabo-Kulemin, Steckel-Kadri-Frattin, Brown-McClement-Orr. Looks like Komarov missing.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Jets lines: Ladd-Antropov-Little Kane-Jokinen-Wheeler Ponikarovsky-Burmistrov-Wellwood Wright-Slater-Thorburn. Defensive pairings: Enstrom-Byfuglien Stuart-Hainsey Clitsome-Postma
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Anders Lindback will be in net for the Lightning tonight. Defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron back in the lineup.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will be in net for the Capitals against the Devils tonight.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask appears to be getting his fourth straight start in net against the Islanders tonight.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Bruce Brothers of the Pioneer Press: Josh Harding will start in net for the Wild tonight.
Trade Rumors: No rush on Bishop … Perreault didn’t ask for a trade … Case to move Subban … Dubnyk not worried about Luongo rumors
- Andy Strickland via twitter: There is no rush for the Senators to trade goalie Ben Bishop. He’s a valuable asset and they’ll look to maximize any return for him. The Senators may wait for a team that’s desperate for a goalie.
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals Mathieu Perreault clarified that he didn’t ask for a trade, which was reported by two French reports.
“I didn’t ask for a trade. Obviously I like it here, been around for four years, all my chums are [here]. I don’t wanna go anywhere. All I want is a little bit more ice time and I talked to Adam Oates and George [McPhee] today about it,” Perreault said (listen to full audio here). “All I want is to play. I wanna be here. I don’t wanna go anywhere. If you guys read the article in French it doesn’t say that I asked for a trade. Never.”
“I’m obviously not too happy. No one would be happy to be playing that much minutes,” Perreault said. “The headline says Perreault asks for a trade or something, but I never said I wanted to get traded. All I want is a little more minutes, that’s all.”
- Sean Gordon via twitter: There is a strong case for the Canadiens to trade P.K. Subban if they could get a forward that is capable to scoring 50 goals. Gordon drops Taylor Hall’s name, the quickly adds that it’s not going to happen. Getting another top young defenseman who is already signed to a deal could be an option, players like Tyler Myers or Victor Hedman, but that is unlikely as well. ”Bottom line: if the rumours end up being true, it’s because Bergevin was presented with a deal so good he couldn’t refuse.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk on at what point does he think he’ll will have solidified himself as a No. 1 NHL goalie:
“Maybe when I’m 39 or 40 and I’m about to hang them up. I’m sure there’ll probably be some trade rumours and questions about the games I’ve played,” he said with a laugh.“Everybody likes things to talk about and I’m sure it’ll be that way for years to come. It’s certainly frustrating at times, but I’ve always said I’m confident I can do this job. I feel like my teammates feel the same way and so does the organization.”
If Tambellini has pulled Dubnyk aside to tell him that the Roberto Luongo rumors are false.
“No, he hasn’t,” Dubnyk said with a broad grin. “That’s OK. It’s not my spot to worry about.”
There are rumors that the Canucks are looking for a center. Oilers Sam Gagner’s dad works for the Canucks. A “connect-the-dots-moment”
“Me? Jeez, I hadn’t heard that,” said Gagner, who set up Nail Yakupov’s first NHL goal on Tuesday.
“Last year, I went through the trade talk and that was tougher. It was the first time I’d been through it,” he said. “Now? I know what I have to focus on. That’s playing my game, helping the Oilers win. We’ve got a good group and it’s exciting to be part of this.”
“I think my dad wants me to stay away from him,” said Gagner.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: From Hal Gill: “The problem with P.K. is that everyone wanted to fix him. P.K. is P.K. You don’t fix him…”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Ryan O’Reilly is leaving the KHL, but he’s not any closer to a deal with the Avalanche, no progress there.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Flyers sign Mike Knuble to a one year, $750,000 deal.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Jamie Benn has signed a 5 year, $26.25 million deal with the Stars, $5.25 million per season. Mark Stepneski via twitter: Benn is on his way to Dallas. He has to wait for immigration issues to be resolved, so he won’t be in the lineup on Saturday. He is expected to play on Monday against the Blue Jackets. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Salary breakdown: $4.5 million, $5 million, $5.25 million, $5.75 million and $5.75 million.