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Posts Tagged Paul Stastny
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater thinks that the Avalanche will have to trade one of their centers at some point. Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly are likely the two they’ll consider trading. O’Reilly can’t be moved until Feb. 28th of next year. If the Avalanche don’t finish last and therefore the No. 1 pick, they could try to trade up. They could offer up Stastny and their first for the No. 1 pick and a roster player.
- Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News: It looks like Ryan Miller’s time with the Buffalo Sabres may be at the end of the line. It’s hard to see Miller coming back next season after the way Friday’s game ended. Miller has a year left at $6 million, and there is little chance that he gets an extension from the team. He’s been very good through stretches, but only average in others. Miller said after Friday’s game that it reminded him of what Patrick Roy went through in Montreal.
“Well, I would love to have what happened after that,” Miller said. “Just saying. It doesn’t mean I want to leave, but if that’s what you’re getting at. [Roy] won two Stanley Cups after that so, hey, why not?”
Trading Miller would allow the Sabres to see if Jhonas Enroth could be a No. 1 goalie.
- Brendan Savage of MLive: The Red Wings will have to figure out if they want to re-sign Damien Brunner, and if so, for how much. He started off with 10 goals and six assists in the first 19 games, but only has 1 goal and 5 assists since. GM Ken Holland said that talks were put off until the offseason. Ansar Khan thinks they should re-sign him, but possibility to a shorter term contract and maybe for in the $2.5 million per year range. Savage is thinking a 4 year, $10 million deal.
- Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun: Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said UFA Ryan Jones needs to show that the Oilers should keep him around for next season and beyond.
“It’s very important for us to take a really good look at Ryan Jones,” said Krueger, who scratched the winger five times this season. “Give him the opportunity to be the player he can be for the Edmonton Oilers.”
Jones, also needs to decide if he wants to stay in Edmonton.
“It’s a two-way street,” he said. “It’s a matter of the team trying to decide whether or not I have a role here, and also me trying to decide whether or not this is going to be a place that’s best for my career moving forward.
“I like being here and I’m passionate about the organization, but it has to be healthy for me as a person and moving forward in my career. It’s not an automatic. It’s a two-way street and we’ll deal with it when the season ends.”
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- Philadelphia Flyers on NHL.com: Flyers Max Talbot is out indefinitely with a broken leg.
- Arthur Staple: The Islanders have put defenseman Joe Finley on the IR retroactive to March 22nd.
- Ian Mendes: Craig Anderson will travel with the Senators. There is no timetable, but it’s sounding like he could return this week.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa “could play” on Thursday according to Joel Quenneville. Sharp said that he hasn’t been approached to move to center when he returns to the lineup.
- Mark Masters: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Clarke MacArthur and Leo Komarov will be re-evaluated today and hopeful that they will be cleared for contact soon.
- Chris Nichols: The Avalanche put Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny on the IR.
- Michael Smith: The Hurricanes activate Dan Ellis from the IR.
- Bob McKenzie: The Flames preferred the deal with the Bruins, but needed Jarome Iginla’s approval. He obviously, chose the Penguins.
- Eric Francis: Feaster told Iginla that an extension would be shorter and for less money if he stayed in Calgary. Made the decision for Iginla easier.
- David Pagnotta: Feaster added that the Pittsburgh trade came together during last night’s game. They received multiple offers for Iginla.
- Dejan Kovacevic: The Flames had offers from three teams according to Feaster. “Player part of that process” because of no-trade clause. “We’ve traded Jarome to Pittsburgh.”
- Darren Dreger: Flames GM Jay Feaster went to Miikka Kiprusoff’s agent 10 days ago. His agent said if there is a possible trade to consult Kiprusoff first.
- Joe Haggerty: Source saying there was a call made between the Bruins and Flyers about Daniel Briere. Jordan Caron and a pick were mentioned, but his concussion ended talk.
- The Fourth Period: One NHL executive said he doesn’t expect Avalanche’s Paul Stastny to be traded at the deadline. There had been brief talks with the Maple Leafs this season. The Avs would like to upgrade their blueline, and would love to get their hands on Keith Yandle, but the Coyotes would want one of their top young stars in exchange.
- Jerry Brown NHL.com: Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith hasn’t been on the ice since being hit by Alex Edler last Thursday. Defenseman Zbynek Michalek is getting closer to returning. He’s been out since March 9th.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossastill isn’t able to get back into the lineup. He’s “probably doubtful” for Tuesday according to coach Joel Quenneville. He’s recovering from an upper-body injury.
“Hopefully by the weekend (Hossa) will be playing,” Quenneville said. “Hossa hasn’t been on the ice the last couple of days but he’s progressing.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have lost Paul Stastny to an injured left foot after blocking a shot. Ryan Wilson re-injured his ankle again and could be done for the year. Dater via Sulia: Stastny’s out about 10 days and Wilson is out indefinitely.
- Tom Gulitti: The Devils lost Bryce Salvador (lower-body) and Stephen Gionta (upper-body) to injuries last night.
Derek Roy – Dallas Stars: March 22nd
Possible Destinations: Canucks, Senators, Sharks and Oilers
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Possible destinations: Avalanche, Maple Leafs and Islanders
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Blackhawks could have some cap issues in the future. Marian Hossa contract runs through 2020-21, but if the 34-year old retires before it expires, they could get hit with a minimum of $4.6 million to a max of $9.2 million salary cap hit. They have about $4.6 million to fill 6 roster spots for next season. Brooks suggests the Blackhawks may have to use an amnesty buyout on Hossa to avoid future issues. Brooks thinks the asking price for Corey Perry on the open market would be for $9.5 – $10 million for 7 years.
- Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: With each loss, it makes it easier to trade Jarome Iginla. “The frustration of staying loyal to an organization that continually spins its wheels as time ticks away on your chance to win a Stanley Cup is clearly mounting, as Iginla takes one final week or two to decide if he wants to end his 18-year relationship with the Flames.” Iginla hasn’t yet told his agent which direction he wants to pursue. It would have to be tempting to put the Penguins, Bruins and Blackhawks on his wish it he decides to move on. The Kings could also be tempting.
- Michael Traikos of the National Post: The Maple Leafs could be both buyers and sellers leading up to the April 3rd trade deadline day. Will GM Dave Nonis look to trade their healthy scratches (Mike Komisarek and John-Michael Liles)? Turn their pending UFAs into draft picks? Acquire a top-line center like Avalanche’s Paul Stastny or stay the course? Nonis’ priority is to get the Leafs into the playoffs, and he’s made it clear he won’t mortgage the future to get there. He does realize though that they have 6 UFAs and 6 RFAs. Clarke MacArthur will be a big decision as he’s in the last year of a 3 year, $9.75 million deal. Nonis may not trade MacArthur for picks, but would he move him to the Sharks for Ryane Clowe? The Leafs will have to decide on Tyler Bozak as well.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson lists the top 20 unrestricted free agents that could be dealt: 1. Corey Perry (Ana) 2. Jarome Iginla (Cal) 3. Ryane Clowe (SJ) 4. Valterri Filppula (Det) 5. David Clarkson (NJ) 6. Daniel Alfredsson (Ott) 7. Mark Streit (NYI) 8. Brenden Morrow (Dal) 9. Robyn Regehr (Buf) 10. Nik Antropov (Wpg) 11. Ron Hainsey (Wpg) 12. Ryan Whitney (Edm) 13. Nikolai Khabibulin (Edm) 14. Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Min) 15. Matt Cullen (Min) 16. Ian White (Det) 17. Ryan Jones (Edm) 18. Jordan Leopold (Buf) 19. Ryan O’Byrne (Col) 20. Stephen Weiss (Fla)
- Mark Lazerus of Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Marian Hossa was a late scratch last night with an upper-body injury according to coach Joel Quenneville.
‘‘Hoss was close to playing,’’ he said. ‘‘He tried to warm up. Hopefully he’s ready for the next game [Friday against the Avalanche in Denver].’’
- Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Coach Quenneville added that Patrick Sharp will “miss some time,” after leaving the game in the 3rd period holding his left arm. He was hit by Avs Ryan O’Byrne. Andrew Shaw didn’t return for the 3rd period after taking a hit to, or near to the head by Paul Stastny in the 2nd period. Quenneville said it’s “not too bad.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Senators Jason Spezza rode the stationary bike before the game last night. Said that he has medical clearance to increase his workout routine a bit more.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: If the Avalanche want to trade Ryan O’Reilly at some point, they are going to have to give him the minutes to put up the points. That would mean that either Matt Duchene or Paul Stastny would become their third line center. The other option would be to move Duchene to the left wing again, but he doesn’t like it, and not is it in the best interest of the team. Feb. 28th, 2014 is the earliest the Avs can trade O’Reilly. So it appears that Avs need to either trade one of their three centers or find better third line wingers to play with O’Reilly (played with John Mitchell and Milan Hejduk in his first game). Dater thinks that the Avs should consider trading Paul Stastny. Stastny has five goals and seven assists in 20 games so far. His point totals have decreased over the last three years from 79 to 57 to 53. He has one year left on his deal at $6.6 million.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins defenseman Simon Despres is available again. Three members of of the Blue Jackets organization were at the Penguins-Lightning game, GM Jarmo Kekalainen, assistant GM Chris MacFarland and senior advisor Craig Patrick. The Penguins are looking to add a defenseman that could play with Kris Letang, or for insurance if Letang is traded before his contract expires at the end of next season. GM Ray Shero said he hopes to sign Letang and Evgeni Malkin to contract extensions. Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson could fit along side Letang. Johnson has a cap of $4.35 million through 2017-18. The Penguins may also be intrigued with idea of adding winger Jarome Iginla.
- Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: ESPN’s Craig Custance on the Blue’s biggest issue:
“That’s a nice addition if he’s healthy, but their biggest need continues to be on defense, especially the left side. GM Doug Armstrong has made it clear he’s willing to be aggressive to improve this team because they have championship expectations in St. Louis. The challenge is finding a trading partner willing to move a quality defenseman, a commodity many teams are looking for.”
Ian Cole wasn’t able to fill in for the departed Carlo Colaiacovo. Wade Redden hasn’t worked out as hoped.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The Avalanche may be looking to trade a defenseman so they’d be able to keep Tyson Barrie up when Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson return. Barrie and Stefan Elliott are the only two that don’t have to clear waivers.
Blues notes … Avalanche got Burned … Scouting the Flyers, Blues-Hawks, Bruins-Sens … Leafs Will Need to Make Roster Moves
- Andy Strickland of TrueHockey: A Blues trade of Kevin Shattenkirk for Daniel Briere makes zero sense for the Blues. Shattenkirk will eventually sign a contract extension with Blues. They talked before the lockout and will resume talks at some point, which could be after the season. He has arbitration rights and will get something north of $3 million a year. Comparables for the 22-year old would be Cam Fowler, Tyler Myers, Victor Hedman, John Carlson and Luke Schenn. The Blues could be looking for depth on the blueline, with the Maple Leafs, Jets, Coyotes and Sharks possibly looking to move a defenseman or two. The Blues can take on some salary.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: After matching the Ryan O’Reilly offer sheet, the Avalanche will now have nearly $58 million tied into next seasons salary cap. That won’t leave them much room for UFA’s under the $64.3 million cap ceiling. They won’t be able to trade O’Reilly until Feb. 28th, 2014. After next season, they’ll have to deal with the expiring contracts of Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny and Gabe Landeskog. Stastny would be a UFA.
What the Flames did today, essentially, was potentially blow out the Avs’ salary structure in the next couple years. The Avs let the Flames set the market for O’Reilly’s value – and they had to swallow their pride and accept it because gambling that they’d get a lottery pick with the Flames’ first-round pick this year was too poor a prospect. How awful would it have been for this team if they’d not only let O’Reilly go to Calgary, but then gotten a worse draft pick maybe thanks to his helping them out the rest of the year in the standings? It would have been a humiliating blow.
And today was humiliating enough for Avs management. They clearly gambled that nobody would break the offer sheet code that most teams live by – especially in the year after a lockout – and that they would be able to dictate to O’Reilly what his market value would be, not the other way around. Well, guess what? They lost that bet.
- Elliott Pap via twitter: The Canucks said that they did not tender an offer sheet to O’Reilly.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Oilers president Kevin Lowe, Sr. VP Craig MacTavish and Eastern scout Marey Gare took in the Flyers game on Wednesday. The Oilers are believed to be looking to move Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky. Darren Dreger via twitter: Dreger downplays their presence at the game as they are scouting for Team Canada before going to sports analytics conference in Boston.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Scouting the Blues-Blackhawks: Rangers, Predators, Avalanche, Oilers, Blue Jackets, Jets, Lightning, Hurricanes, Canadiens and Canucks.
- Craig Custance via twitter: Western Conference teams scouting the Bruins-Senators game.
- David Alter of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs will need to figure out who they’ll send down to the Marlies when Matt Frattin returns, which may happen any day now. Only Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov and Korbinian Holzer don’t need to clear waivers, but all are playing big roles. If it’s a forward, David Steckel is the likeliest choice. John-Michael Liles has been a healthy scratch lately. Mike Komisarek has only played in four games and has s $4.5 million salary cap hit. The Leafs could send Frattin down to the Marlies on a conditioning stint. Joffrey Lupul could be back soon as well, so another decision will have to be made.
Filppula, Dubinsky and Malone injured … Simmonds returning … Stastny, Klein, Fowler and Chimera going overseas
- Helene St. James via twitter: Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula sprained his right knee and will be out 6 to 8 weeks.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky broke his right ring finger after blocking a shot on the weekend, and will have “just a few weeks” of recovery.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning winger Ryan Malone received 5 stitches in his right eyebrow and has a nice shiner from a Martin St. Louis high stick.
- Kevin Allen via twitter: Avalanche center Paul Stastny will join Munich of the German league.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: Wayne Simmonds is returning to North America, citing family reasons. Chris Stewart will be joining Eispiraten in the German league again.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators defenseman Kevin Klein will be joining the Herlev Eagles in Denmark.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Cam Fowler will join Carl Hagelin and Matt Read with Sodertalje of Sweden’s tier 2 league.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera will join HC Chomutov of the Czech league.
- The Fourth Period: Gabriel Landeskog has been approached by a couple Norwegian teams. Matt Duchene is not considering playing in Europe unless the entire NHL season is lost. Jan Hejda will wait until November before deciding what to do. Paul Stastny may be looking to pay in Germany with his brother Yan if the lockout drags on.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Ryan Suter on playing overseas, “Not right now.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Martin Brodeur on playing overseas, “Not now for sure only if it drags on I’ll look into it.”
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Roman Hamrlik on playing overseas, “not going anywhere for now.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Jonathan Quick on playing overseas, “I don’t know.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Cam Ward and James Wisniewski on playing overseas, “Not interested.”
- Regan Bartel via twitter: Luke Schenn is considering practicing with his old junior team, the Kelowna Rockets.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Ray Whitney said he won’t be going overseas.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Cam Fowler not sure if he’s going overseas.
- Kevin Paul Dupont if the Boston Globe: The Bruins will have to deal with some big name RFAs/UFAs next July 1st if they don’t re-sign before then:
RFAs — Milan Lucic ($4.1 million); Tyler Seguin ($3.5 million); Brad Marchand ($2.5 million), Jordan Caron ($1.1 million), and Tuukka Rask ($3.5 million).
UFAs — Nathan Horton ($4 million), Andrew Ference ($2.25 million), and Tim Thomas ($5 million).
Canucks GM Mike Gillis is in no rush to move Roberto Luongo, perhaps focusing more on trying to bring in Shane Doan.
- Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal: Potential Phoenix Coyotes owner is about $20 million short to buy the team. The deal is on “tenuous ice” but could still happen. Jamison is looking for new investors and partners. The NHL is looking for $170 million, they bought the team for $140 million. Bill Daly said they are still confident the sale will be completed and the Coyotes will stay in Phoenix. The article was posted on Saturday but Sunnucks reported
The prospective Coyotes buyer met with free agent Coyotes captain Shane Doan last night. Doan is pondering leaving the Coyotes if Jamison can’t assure him a sale is near.
The Kings and Predators have been said to be new players on Doan.
Links From Jeff Miller OC Register on where Bobby Ryan could end up.
- Elliot Olshanshy of Sports World Report: The Flyers make the most sense, as Ryan could flourish beside Daniel Briere. It’s unsure of what they could offer. The Red Wings have the pieces to land Ryan. The price for Western Conference team may be than for an Eastern team.
- Benjamin Klein of the Bleacher Report: Klein thinks the Avalanche should make a move for Ryan. They have a nice young core with Duchene, Landeskog, Parenteau, O’Reilly and Johnson. Adding Ryan could move them up in the West. Adrian Dater in the Denver Post said the Avs would be foolish not to trade Paul Stastny for Ryan.
- The Fourth Period: The Sabres are dreaming of Shane Doan, but there are no guarantees there. The Buffalo News said the Sabres could turn their attention to Ryan. They are not willing to offer up Tyler Ennis or any of their other young forwards. They may offer defenseman like Andrej Sekera, Jordan Leopold or Mark Pysyk. The Ducks would still want 1 or 2 forwards though.