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Posts Tagged Rob Scuderi
- Dmitry Chesnokov: Maple Leafs RFA winger Leo Komarov: “Won’t hide it – I’ve held negotiations with Dynamo [KHL], but I’m waiting for an offer from Toronto.”
- Luke Fox of SportsNet: Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson made $1.35 million last season and will be a RFA.
“The ball is in their court right now, so they got to get it moving,” Gunnarsson says of the Leafs, who have seven unrestricted and seven restricted free agents to figure out this summer. “The four years I’ve had here have been great. We’ll see what they want from me next year. I haven’t thought about what I want.”
Gunnarsson will meet with agent this week and go over their plan.
- Jeff Simmons of SportsNet: The Leafs have a current projected cap room of $19,495,833 according to CapGeek.com. They have to decide if they want to re-sign UFA Tyler Bozak, and if so, how much do they want to commit to him. They need to re-sign RFAs Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson. Kadri could be a tough sign.
UFAs: Clarke MacArthur future as a Leaf is up in the air after a disappointing regular season. Colton Orr showed improvement this season. Tim Connolly is gone. Ryan Hamilton could return with the Marlies. The Leafs will likely look for an upgrade on Ryan O’Bryne. Mike Kostka could be back as an No. 7 option.
RFAs: Joe Colborne is still a project but could be an eventual Bozak fill-in. Leo Komarov is a nice bottom-six piece. Frazer McLaren is a Carlyle favorite but easily replaced. Reliable Carl Gunnarsson should be back. Mark Fraser performed well but future unclear.
Free Agent Fits: Devils right winger David Clarkson would give the Leafs some size in their top-six. If the Leafs don’t re-sign Bozak, Mike Ribeiro could be a nice fit between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Defenseman Rob Scuderi would bring the Leafs blueline some toughness and experience.
UPDATE: Dubinsky was fined $10,000, no suspension. What do you think of that?
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: NHL confirms that Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky will have hearing regarding his boarding major on Kings Rob Scuderi. Will be by phone in the afternoon.
How many games should he get?
Sides might talk on weekend … Upshaw’s comments … Scuderi thinks $300 ‘make whole’ would pass … Nash’s groin
- John Shannon via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA won’t meet this weekend, but might talk.
- Brian Wilde via twitter: The NHLPA doesn’t like 5 year max contracts because it cuts out the middle class, with money focused on the stars. Solution may be to have a lower maximum allowable percentage of cap hit.
- Scottie Upshaw via twitter: “Plain and simple these owners think they can break us apart. GOOD LUCK! We r stronger than we’ve ever been and r behind Fehr %100. There’s no pressure yet on the owners to lose this year, that’s why they still treat us like Cattle. They’ll need a partner come January.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Rob Scuderi on if the ‘make whole’ of $3o0 million was put to vote: “”I think guys would be open to the 300 million ‘make whole.’ “
- Dan Rosen via twitter: The owners have told the players that they had to have 10 year CBA, 5-7 years on contract length and no compliance issues (ie. buyouts, escrow limits). The NHL only wanted a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer on those points. What the NHLPA gave them was a new proposal that they didn’t ask for. The NHLPA proposal then changed the terms of the 3 requirements. The owners made it clear that they had to have those terms to continue negotiating.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Bill Daly told Pagnotta that the NHLPA’s claim that the owners told the players that bringing Don Fehr back into the room could be a “deal breaker” are untrue.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Rick Nash is heading back to New York to have his groin checked out. It is not believed to be serious. The groin has bothered Nash for the last couple weeks and he re-aggravated it over the weekend.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Sidney Crosby on playing in Europe: ”At the end of the day, I’m a hockey player. This is getting ridiculous.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Avalanche Ryan O’Reilly signed a 2 year contract with Metallurg of the KHL and has an “oral promise” option to leave for the NHL.
Bruins looking for top Dman … Nothing new on Subban … AHL to get TV deal if lockout … Ennis-Sabres talking … Possible Oilers targets next year
- Dany Picard of CSNNE: Speculation is that the Bruins are looking to add a top pair defenseman to play with Zdeno Chara, and one of the popular names is Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle. A source close to Yandle said he “would love to play for the Bruins.” To get someone like Yandle, the Bruins may have to offer up David Krejci.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Stubbs was told yesterday morning that there is nothing new to report regarding contract talks between P.K. Subban and Canadiens.
- Chris Botta via twitter: The AHL has a deal with Sportsnet for additional games if there is a lockout. The AHL has talked with NBC Sports and regional sports networks about airing games if there is a lockout.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators Erik Karlsson says he has a few lockout options, “Russia is one, (but) I don’t know if you want to go there.” The Swedish Elite Leauge is not allowing lockout players.
- Helene St. James via twitter: According to Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg, “I don’t have any backup plan now.”
- John Vogl via twitter: Tyler Ennis and the Sabres are continuing contract talks, with the lockout looming there is no additional pressure to get a deal done.
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: 4 free agent defenseman the Oilers could target next summer are Alex Edler, Rob Scuderi, Ian White and Jordan Leopold.
Rumors and Notes: Parise, Suter, Lamoriello, Carle, Ryan, Weber, Flyers, Semin, Kings, Stars, Burke Audio and Bruins
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said their offer to Parise “was competitive.” Lamoriello confirms that Parise told him, had he not gone back home to Minnesota, he would have stayed with the Devils. From tone of both media calls, Lamoriello taking it better than David Poile. Lamoriello said that he reached out to Ryan Suter as well, but Suter didn’t have any interest coming East.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Here we go now for Matt Carle, Rick Nash, Bobby Ryan, Jay Bouwmeester and wild-card Shea Weber.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Predators GM David Poile said that he’s already talked to Shea Weber’s camp about a long-term deal, going to turn his attention to that.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Flyers are upping their efforts for Bobby Ryan.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Yohe doubts that the Penguins have an interest in Alexander Semin.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Pierre Maguire said on TSN radio that an East teams is interested in a defenseman from the Kings roster, giving currency to their suggestion of a Rob Scuderi move.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: People were asking Murphy if the Stars would move Brenden Morrow after the addition of Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Ray Whitney, Murphy doesn’t think so. Morrow is a leader and money isn’t an issue anymore.
- Brian Burke Audio on the Fan 590 last night:
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: Brian Burke vows to improve the Maple Leafs with more roster moves. Burke said: “We need to get some sandpaper in there as well,” and that Tim Connolly needs to pick up his game.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Bruins are still looking for a puck moving defenseman. “Obviously we’ve tried to [develop a puck-mover] a little bit in the last few years, or bring in a player of that ilk,” said Bruins assistant GM Don Sweeney. Dougie Hamilton hold the inside track on the 6th defensive spot heading into next year.
“You look at what Doug Hamilton may or may not be able to bring and what he was able to do at the junior level. You hope that [his offensive skills] translate and that he’s gonna be a puck mover,” said Sweeney. “Is he a prototypical guy . . . sometimes you describe those guys as being small and skilled wise? No, those guys are big and skilled now. It’s the best of both worlds in that regard.
Other options from within are David Warsofsky, Torey Krug and down the road Matt Grzelcyk.
“It is expensive to acquire that [puck-moving defenseman] as it would be to sign a player; Dennis Wideman’s contract is what it is,” said Sweeney. “Ideally, you’d like to develop that, and you would be homegrown in every position. We look for [the puck-moving defenseman], of course.”
Lou needs to do something with the Devils … Kings lineup moves … Miller in as backup … Will Chara be 2nd tallest one day?
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: Lou Lamoriello is going to have to shake things up after the Devils terrible start.
“I take full responsibility,” Lamoriello told ESPN.com. “I put those people on the ice. Certainly we’re not happy with where we stand. The good news is that we have time to correct this.”
Lou won’t make changes for the sake of making changes.
“I have no issue with the coaching staff. You don’t know how close you are. That’s why you have to be careful,” he said, citing the fine line between wins and losses. “I think we’re close to that line.”
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Buffalo Sabres backup goalie Patrick Lalime possibly has appendicitis. Ryan Miller will backup Jhonas Enroth.
- JP Hoornstra of the LA Times: Brad Richardson will take Alexei Ponikarovsky’s spot on the 3rd line. Rob Scuderi will fill in for Willie Mitchell alongside Drew Doughty. Jake Muzzin was recalled yesterday. Kyle Clifford will make his 10th appearance on Thursday, which means he’ll likely remain with the club. Coach Murray and GM Lombardi will talk today about Clifford and Brayden Schenn. Schenn has played 8 games and has been scratched lately.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Colorado Avalanche now have 4 players out with a concussion after Kyle Quincey’s was announced. He joins Peter Mueller, Adam Foote and Kyle Cuminskey. Foote skated yesterday and is the closest to returning.
- Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg Times: Simon Gagne had a nerve conduction test yesterday (results not released yet) to possibly help determine what is wrong with his neck. An MRI showed some fluid in the back of his neck but that is not believed to be the root of the problem. Steve Downie (back) said he’s good to go, coach Boucher “He’s nuts, in a good way.”
- Grant Robertson of the Globe and Mail: One day Zdeno Chara may not be the tallest NHLer. 18 year old Sean Sanford, playing in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, is 6-9 1/4, a quarter inch taller than Chara, and he’s still growing.