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Posts Tagged Richard Bachman
- Fan 590 Audio: Corey Perry interview on Hockey Central @ Noon.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Does the Corey Perry deal mean the squeeze on the NHL’s middle class is on until the cap goes up? Short answer: Yup. Best will get cash.”
- Mike Johnston of Sportsnet: Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier has a broken bone in his left foot. He’s been on the IR since last Thursday. There is no date set for his return.
- Mike Heika via twitter: The Stars have recalled goalie Jack Campbell from the AHL and assigned Richard Bachman.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirms that Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek had knee surgery and will be out a month.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets Tobias Enstrom said there is still no timetable for his return. Hopes to be back soon. He hasn’t had any setbacks since getting back on the ice.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators coach Barry Trotz on whether Sergei Kostitsyn would be in the lineup: ”Absolutely not.”
Katie Carrera via twitter: (H/T to Bobby Foster) Capitals Brooks Laich will make his season debut tonight against the Penguins. Laich has been out with groin injury.
“I’m not trying to get things out of proportion here. I’m focusing on winning a hockey game,” Laich said. “I just want to make a seamless transition to be part ofF
Injury notes: Hartnell, Leighton, Green, Samuelsson, Datsyuk, Franzen, Lehtonen and starting goalies
- Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers Scott Hartnell skated on Friday but there is no change to his 4 to 8 week timetable. He met with doctors on Friday. It’s been 3 weeks since he broke a bone in his foot. Michael Leighton is 7 to 10 days away from returning from an upper-body injury.
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green made the trip with the team to New York but his status for the game is uncertain due to a lower-body injury.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Mikael Samuelsson will return to the lineup today after missing the last 12 games. The odds of Pavel Datsyuk returning today are greater than 50%. He missed Friday’s game with a bruised shoulder. Johan Franzen was placed on the IR yesterday with a hip flexor. Petr Mrazek will start in net today for the Wings.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames have re-assisgned goalie Leland Irving and recalled Danny Taylor from Abbotsford of the AHL.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: The Flame put Blair Jones on waivers. Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames against the Stars today.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen’s groin injury will keep him out for at least a week. He’s on the IR. Richard Bachman is expect to start today.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Canucks.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net today for the Blackhawks.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Tim Connolly is getting interest, but he might need to clear waivers first. Some teams would prefer a trade with the Leafs, who would need to retain some salary.David Pagnotta via twitter: Connolly’s agent said there are “no plans yet” regarding a buyout. Added, ”We will be discussing options after waiver results.”
- B.D. Gallof via twitter: Source on idea of the Islanders bringing in Connolly, ”Not going to happen. I would be shocked”
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes will get a $2 million salary cap hit for Matthew Lombardi, and will pay $1.1 of his salary. (Lombardi’s salary this year is $3.5 million)
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks there are likely 3 under-aged rookies playing all season in the NHL: Dougie Hamilton in Boston, Nail Yakupov in Edmonton and Jonathan Huberdeau in Florida. Under-agers likely to get a ‘trial’ are: Rakell (ANA), Grigorenko (ANA), Dumba (MIN), Galchenyuk (MTL), Laughton (PHI), Scheifele (WPG). Final decisions on Murphy (CAR), Matteau (NJD), and Rielly (TOR) will be made this morning.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle is hearing the Maple Leafs will be cutting Morgan Rielly and Matt Frattin today. Should know by their 11:30 am practice. If that is what is happening, it would mean they are starting the season with 8 defenseman: Phaneuf, Gunnarsson, Liles, Franson, Kostka, Holzer, Fraser, Komisarek.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Clarifying that the Panthers and Kulikov have agreed on a 2 year deal, but has not officially been signed until he passes a physical.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Wade Redden has narrowed his list to 2 teams. Expected to decide today where he’ll play.
- Ryan Kennedy via twitter: The Stars send goalie Richard Bachman and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the AHL.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Alex Kovalev signs a 1 year deal worth $1 million plus bonuses with the Panthers.
A list of all players/teams who have filed for salary arbitration. All players signed before their arbitration hearing.
|Team||Player||Date and/or Contract Notes|
|Anaheim Ducks||Nick Bonino||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $1.4 million|
|Colorado Avalanche||Jamie McGinn||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $3.55 million|
|Dallas Stars||Richard Bachman||Signed before hearing. 1 year, $625,000|
|Mark Fistric||Signed before hearing. 1 year, $1.475 million|
|Detroit Red Wings||Kyle Quincey||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $7.55 million|
|Edmonton Oilers||Sam Gagner||Signed before hearing. 1 year , $3.2 million|
|Florida Panthers||Kris Versteeg||Signed before hearing. 4 years, $17.2 million|
|Montreal Canadiens||Raphael Diaz||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $2.45 million|
|Nashville Predators||Sergei Kostitsyn||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $6 million|
|New Jersey Devils||Mark Fayne||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $1.6 million|
|New York Rangers||Anton Stralman||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $3.4 million|
|Ottawa Senators||Kaspars Daugavins||Signed before hearing. 1 year, $635,000|
|St. Louis Blues||T.J. Oshie||Signed before hearing. 5 years, $20.875 million|
|David Perron||Signed before hearing. 4 years, $15.25 million|
|San Jose Sharks||T.J. Galiardi||Signed before hearing. 1 year, $950,000|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Nikolai Kulemin||Signed before hearing. 2 years, $5.6 million|
|Vancouver Canucks||Dale Weise||Signed before hearing. 1 year, $615,000|
Flames cut ties with Sutter, Lowery … Stars interested in Parise and a Dman … Some Ducks won’t be back … Brodeur wants to play next year …Bitz gets 2 games
- Vicki Hall of hte Calgary Herald: The Calgary Flames have mutually parted ways with head coach Brent Sutter yesterday. Assistant coach Dave Lowry will not have his contract renewed. Sutter,“After discussions with Jay since the season ended, it was in the best interest of the organization and myself to part ways. I wish the Calgary Flames all the best.”
- Ian Busby of QMI Agency: Busby names some possible targets for the Flames next head coach. 1. Troy Ward (head coach of Abbotsford, AHL) 2. Bob Boughner (head coach Windsor, OHL) 3. Bob Hartley (head coach ZSC, Switzerland) 4. Craig MacTavish (head coach Chicago, AHL) 5. Mike Sullivan (assistant coach, NY Rangers).
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (Mailbag) If the Stars are able to land a Zach Parise, they may have to unload some contracts, and Brenden Morrow and Steve Ott could be the guys. Other teams will have interest in Morrow and Ott. Richard Bachman will have to battle Jack Campbell for the backup roll next season. Campbell may be better with 1 more year of development. Heika thinks they could land Parise and make a trade for a defenseman. They might have to wait for a new CBA before they make a move on a defenseman.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Corey Perry, Jonas Hiller, Cam Fowler and Luca Sbisa aren’t going anywhere. Ryan Getzlaf is entering a contract year and would be hard to replace. Bobby Ryan could be used to improve defense and depth. The Ducks have 8 unrestricted free agents, and hope to re-sign Saku Koivu. Jason Blake, Niklas Hagman and Dan Ellis are as good as gone. Center Rod Pelley may not be re-signed either. They will have decisions to make on George Parros and Sheldon Brookbank.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Coyotes Radim Vrbata is day-to-day with an injury.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Predators defenseman Hal Gill didn’t practice yesterday and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canadiens have called the Red Wings about Jim Nill for their vacant GM position. In the past the Red Wings have said no to any team calling about him. The L.A .Times reported on Wednesday that the Canadiens are interested in Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall and Kings executive Luc Robitaille. The Canadiens have also inquired about Blackhawks assistant GM Marc Bergevin, Lightning assistant GM Julien BriseBois and Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Odds are Martin Brodeur will be back with the Devils next year.“I don’t know what the future will bring me. I want to play more, but a lot of circumstances could happen that I won’t,” he said. “So I’m looking forward to this.”
“I’m not 100 percent sure about next year because I don’t have a contract and I’m not negotiating or anything,” Brodeur said. “We’ll see what the future brings after these playoffs. But this season definitely answered a lot of questions in the way I’m able to perform and my willingness to do it every day. That was one of the things that was worrying me a little bit.
“You need to want to come to the rink. You need to want to travel. I’ve been doing it for a long time and I really regained that desire this season. That’s why I didn’t want to lean one way or the other for the longest time. Just because I wanted to see if I was up for the grind.”
- Canucks Byron Bitz suspended for 2 games.
Rask out 4-6 weeks, Bruins sign Turco … Anderson conspiracy theory … Brown likely traded in offseason … Injury notes on Havlat, Markov and Timonen
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has a lower abdomen/groin strain, and will be out 4-6 weeks.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Bruins have signed goalie Marty Turco. Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Turco has to clear waivers, and he’s not eligible for the playoffs.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Senators GM Bryan Murray and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman are among the GMs who think that the red line should be brought back. Conspiracy Theory: Senators goalie Craig Anderson severed tendons on his right hand presumably from a knife cut, Anderson is right handed. “I really don’t care to talk about the details of it all,” Anderson told reporters in his first comments since the incident. “Freak accident. Happened in the kitchen. Leave it at that. Something you learn from. Unfortunately, it was a costly mistake.” The Kings got several offers for Dustin Brown at the trade deadline, but they decided to keep him for their playoff run. He’ll likely be traded in the offseason.
- Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks winger Marty Havlat was skating on a line with Benn Ferriero and Brad Winchester yesterday. He’s getting closer and will be traveling with the team, but he’s not giving a timetable when he’ll return.
- Bill Beacon of the Globe and Mail: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov practiced without his ‘no-contact’ jersey yesterday:
“I’m cleared for contact,” he said. “I need a little bit more time to practice with the team and as soon as I feel ready to go I’m going to play.
“Of course I’m happy. I didn’t play for a long time. I just want to jump in there and feel the game and have fun. I miss the game a lot. I want to come back as soon as I can.”
He’ll travel with the team, but it’s not known if he’ll get in a game this week.
- Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out with a back injury, but he isn’t expected to be out long.
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Brian Burke this morning on Newstalk 1010 radio when asked if his job was on the line: “I think its an ignorant question and a gutless one.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Canucks.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Ben Bishop is expected to start tonight against the Lightning.
Blue Jackets will be active … Sharks carrying 3 goalies for now … Lehtonen to be actived, Raycroft to be waived … Luongo to start
- Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson on his struggling team, “We’ll be active.”
“The first six or seven weeks of the season, it was too disjointed,” he said. “We had (James) Wisniewski out. We had (Jeff) Carter out. We had (Radek) Martinek out. We had (Mark) Dekanich out. … It was just too disjointed to get a clear picture. The picture is becoming clearer now. We aren’t playing well enough and … me as management has to find a solution to help the team.”
“Everything’s on the table,” he said. “We’ve got to look at everything. We’ve got to seriously look at everything. Now that’s different than saying, ‘I’m going to phone every GM tomorrow and say who do you want, (Rick) Nash, Carter or (R.J.) Umberger?’ but we’ve got to look at the whole situation and we’ve got to consider everything.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks management have their mid-season meetings on Jan. 14th, where they make some decision on what they’ll do before the Feb. 28th trade deadline.
“We’re carrying three goalies now and we can’t predict the future,” said Wayne Thomas, who doubles as the Sharks’ goalie coach and assistant general manager. “We can’t predict other teams’ needs, we can’t predict our needs. What we try to do is just keep all three of them ready. That’s the job.”
- Jim Jamieson via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Canucks against the Sharks. Cory Schneider will start on Thursday or Saturday.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen should be ready to go tomorrow against the Blue Jackets. Lehtonen will need to be activated from the IR. As a result, Andrew Raycroft has been informed that he’ll be put on waivers today. Richard Bachman will be the backup after going 5-2-0 with a 2.76 GAA while Lehtonen was out.
- Erik Erendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning forward Martin St. Louis must wear a full cage for the next month as he recovers from an eye injury. Once he’s able to remove the full the full cage, he’ll be putting on a plastic visor for the 1st time in 15 years.
Michalek expected back Tuesday … McEhlinny on re-entry … Green skates with Caps … Briere out … Starting goalies
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek passed his baseline test and is expected to play on Tuesday.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Coyotes have put goalie Curtis McEhlinney on re-entry waivers.
- Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green is with the team and took some line rushes today.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Flyers Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn skated today, but in Voorhees and not New York.
- Anthony San Filppo via twitter: Flyers Daniel Briere is out tonight.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon is expected to start in net for the Lightning tonight.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
- Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight against the Capitals.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Richard Bachman is likely to start for the Stars.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Anthony San Filippo via twitter: Claude Giroux should be returning to the Flyers lineup tomorrow. Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers new power play unit had Jagr-Giroux-Voracek, not Hartnell.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Josh Harding is expected to start for the Wild. They are not expecting Mikko Koivu to be in the lineup. If Koivu can’t go, they will likely go with 7 defenseman.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard is still having back issues and will be held out. Andrew Ebbett may play against the Wings.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green is on the ice today.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers forward Sam Gagner suffered whiplash in last night’s game and is questionable for Thursday.
- Sylvain St-Laurent via twitter: Senators lines: Greening-Spezza-Alfie, Foligno-Turris-Condra, Smith-Regin-Neil, Daugavins-Konopka-Winchester.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Richard Bachman to start against the Flyers. Adam Burish will return to the lineup.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Canadiens against the Blackhawks.
Giroux practices … Arniel safe … Burke could be looking at a Jan. trade … Parise only dealt if can’t be re-sign
NHL holiday roster freeze kicks in at midnight tonight and ends at midnight on the 27th.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Claude Giroux practiced with the Flyers yesterday in a no contact jersey for the first time since sustaining a concussion. He said his headaches are “pretty much” gone. Giroux is not expected to play until after Christmas, and could miss the Winter Classic.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson on Scott Arniel’s coaching status:
“Coaching is not an issue on this team, as to where we are right now.”
“The players have to take it upon themselves to play better. “We’re all struggling through this, players included.”
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: The Maple Leafs are wilting, so expect GM Brian Burke to make a significant deal at the start of January. It’s time for ID “tradeables” on the Leafs roster.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets talked with the Coyotes about Kyle Turris, but they couldn’t find a match. It’s likely the Blue Jackets will trade Vinny Prospal at the trade deadline. The 36 year old will be a UFA at the end of the season.
- Darren Dreger of TSN: Before being sent to the Canadiens for Jaroslav Spacek, the Hurricanes were offering a 2nd round pick to anyone willing to take Tomas Kaberle’s contract. If the Canadiens miss the playoffs or are knocked out early, can expect a full organizational review, with GM Pierre Gautier being very vulnerable. A few teams have made strong offers for Maple Leafs defensemen Keith Aulie and Cody Franson. They were “good” offers, but Burke isn’t interested in trading either defenseman at the moment. Burke may use Franson as a “piece” in his “fine tuning.” Aulie may only be dealt if he’s part of a bigger deal. The Devils priority is to re-sign Zach Parise, and he’d only be dealt after Lamoriello has done everything he can to re-sign him. Dreger thinks the Red Wings and Penguins would be as aggressive on Parise as other teams.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is still looking to make some trades, and has often brought up dealing a defenseman for a forward.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild have called up Chad Rau and Jed Ortmeyer, placed Casey Wellman on the IR, and sent Cody Almond back to the AHL. The Wild do not expect Mikko Koivu or Pierre-Marc Bouchard to be in the lineup.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Flames Rene Bourque will have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Blackhawks Brent Seabrook.
- Dallas Morning News: Richard Bachman is expected to start for the Stars against the Ducks.
Koivu out … Are the Lightning looking for a goalie? No major overhaul for Burke … Gomez has setback and starting goalies
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild center Mikko Koivu will miss at least Saturday’s game against the Islanders with a leg injury. GM Chuck Fletcher hopes to have Koivu back before Christmas. Devin Setoguchi, Guillaume Latendresse and P-M Bouchard are not at practice as well.
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: Do the Lightning look for a goalie like Evgeni Nabokov to improve their goalie situation, or do they go after a goalie prospect? Jonathan Bernier could be an option. The Capitals may choose to move Michal Neuvirth to open a spot for Braden Holtby. The Wild could move Josh Harding to open a spot for Matt Hackett.
- Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke isn’t planning on a major overhaul, “We’re looking at fine-tuning now.” Burke added:
“The top-six, bottom-six model is already dead in less than five years. Now it’s a top-eight or top-nine, and bottom-three or four. And speed rules now. It’s all about foot speed.”
“I still think a big team that can skate is going to prevail over a smaller team that can skate. I think the Bruins proved that last year. So I don’t think toughness will ever go out of the game. I don’t think the physical element will ever be diminished.”
- Brian Wilde via twitter: Canadiens center Scott Gomez suffered a setback on Monday. He’ll remain off-ice and there is no timetable on his return.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba could be ready for Tuesday. No change on Milan Michalek.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta “wasn’t feeling well” this morning, missed the morning skate and is questionable for tonight.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Sabres. Jonas Gustavsson will start in net tomorrow.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars against Johan Hedberg and the Devils.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Alex Auld will start in net for the Senators tonight against the Penguins.
- George Richards via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers against the Flames.
Murray out, Stevens in, and who could be next? Isles not looking to move goalie … Kadri being scouted … Murray talks Filatov
- Helene Elliott of the LA Times: The LA Kings have fired Terry Murray. John Stevens will be their 23rd head coach, but on an interim basis.
“The challenge for a coach as well as players when you have expectations it’s driven more to results. It’s harder, at times, to look for those victories within losses. That’s just the state of the franchise right now,” Lombardi said from Boston, where he flew Monday to deliver the news to Murray at the team’s hotel.
The Kings are only averaging 2.24 goals per game, even with the additions of Mike Richards and Simon Gagne this summer. Richards is now hurt. Drew Doughty hasn’t put up the offensive numbers yet. Dustin Penner only has 2 goals, Justin Williams with 4. Anze Kopitar has been streaky. The 3rd and 4th lines haven’t established identities.
- Steven Marcus of Newsday: Islanders GM Garth Snow has said he isn’t looking to move any of his 3 goaltenders. He did express some urgency in turning things around for a playoff run. Evgeni Nabokov is getting close to returning from his 2nd groin injury. Rick DiPietro has a similar problem, no timeline on when he’ll be back.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Tony Granato has lots of ties to the Kings front office. GM Lombardi also likes Darryl Sutter. Lombardi blamed the players for the firing of Murray. One GM on why teams may not be calling a concussion, a ‘concussion’ right away: “That word is so negative right now, teams just want to stay away from it…Behind the scenes, I’m sure these players are getting proper treatment. But every story you hear about concussions is so bad that I think they’re worried about the effect it has on players and media.” Friedman thinks a Oilers may have to send Magnus Paajarvi to the AHL soon. Maple Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri appears to be getting scouted hard, and could become a trade chip soon.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta notes that Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is still looking to deal, but he may not have the final say.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: The Lightning have signed free agent forward Antti Miettinen to a 2 year deal worth $1.5 million per season. He gets a $500,000 signing bonus an a no-movement clause. He must clear waivers first since he appeared in a European league this year.
- Bryan Murray Audio: Senators GM Murray talks about Nikita Filatov heading back to Russia.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Steve Mason will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight against the Canucks.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Rangers.