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Posts Tagged Ryan Murray
Datsyuk, Malkin, Kovalchuk and Ovechkin offered $30 million each … Kovalchuk says he wants to stay in Russia … FA and injury notes
- Dustin Leed via twitter: Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Alex Ovechkin were guaranteed $30 million each by Russian President Vladimir Putin to remain in the KHL. Update: Original source came from David Satriano of the NY Post:
The Post’s Larry Brooks reported that four players — Kovalchuk, Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeni Malkin — were preparing to issue a statement last Friday announcing that they planned to remain in the KHL, even if an NHL labor agreement was reached. They were guaranteed $30 million each by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the NHL Players Association talked the players out of it.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk to Sport-Express: ”I want to stay in St. Petersburg but I have contractual obligations in the NHL, which will be hard to break.” He added that he is going to talk with SKA management and ”hopefully, everything will be decided then.”
- Slava Malamud via twitter: “Clarification: Kovalchuk spoke of this year only. The phrasing leads to believe he’d like to finish season w/ SKA, return to NJD in the fall”
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Source says there is absolutely no truth that the Flyers have interest in Roberto Luongo.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Sabres are considering re-signing Jochen Hecht. The Senators are looking at Kent Huskins. Eric Fehr will get attention from teams.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Petr Sykora will be playing in the NHL somewhere this season.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Canucks could look center Jason Arnott for depth, depending on what return they get back for Roberto Luongo if he’s traded. Arnott’s agent and brother, Wade, said there has been plenty of interest elsewhere.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula is optimistic that he will be ready for the season opener. It’s been 2 months since he sprained his knee.
- Jason Deforest via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster on Roman Cervenka who is still on blood thinners as a precaution: ”We’ve been advised that the blood clot is no longer there.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray will be out 5 to 6 months after shoulder surgery.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Olympics and realignment are issues the NHL and NHLPA still have to get to according to Gary Bettman. Added that they are important to both sides.
Player notes involving: Del Zotto, Nash, Braun, Stuart, Koivu, Hecht, Smyth, Hartnell, Hamerlik, Murray and Scheifele
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Rangers Michael Del Zotto has left Rapperswil with a back injury. Larry Brooks via twitter: Del Zott0 has mild back stiffness. Rick Nash’s groin injury is only minor after his weekend examination.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Sharks Justin Braun fractured a bone in his hand and is leaving Finland.
- Winnipeg Sun: Jets defenseman Mark Stuart signed with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Saku Koivu has been skating with TPS Turku of the SM-liiga. He owns a part of the team, along with his brother Mikko and Miikka Kiprusoff. Sources are saying that he won’t be suiting up for them right away, maybe not until after Christmas or possibly only if the NHL season is cancelled.
- Ottawa Sun: Free agent forward Jochen Hecht signed a 2 year deal with Adler Mannheim of the German league. Hecht had spent the last nine seasons playing for the Sabres.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ryan Smyth hasn’t played during the lockout, but it’s possible that he joins Team Canada for the Spengler Cup. The Canadians could also have forwards Tyler Seguin, John Tavares, Patrice Bergeron, Brooks Laich, Danny Briere, Joffrey Lupul, Sam Gagner, Jamie Benn and Tyler Ennis. Along the blueline they could have Stephane Robidas, Jared Spurgeon and Andrew Ference. In net, Jonathan Bernier could be an option.
- Ottawa Sun: Flyers Scott Hartnell doesn’t think any of Roman Hamrlik’s Capitals teammates will stick up for him on the ice after the comments Hamrlik has made during the lockout.
“I don’t think anyone other than Roman Hamrlik in Washington — a guy who has made $50-to-$60 million from the (NHL Players’ Association) — has turned on us. You’re going to have guys like that,” Hartnell told the radio station. “I can’t wait to see what his teammates do when guys go after him. To sell the whole PA under the bus and to stick up for a guy like that is going to be tough.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray’s agent, Rick Valette, told the Columbus Dispatch that Murray’s surgery has been pushed back from yesterday to mid-January.
“If waiting a month allows it to recover to 105 percent, that’s what we’re after. If he’s ready July 1 instead of June 1, no big deal.”
- Terry Koshan via twitter: The Jets have said that Mark Scheifele will remain with the Team Canada for the World Junior Championship, regardless if a new CBA gets done.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray will likely be out for the remainder of the season. In 2 or 3 weeks he’ll have surgery to repair a torn labrum.
- Ryan Murray: ”Well, the timing is terrible. It sucks that I’m going to miss the World Juniors and that I’ll never get that opportunity again.”
Injury updates on Klefbom, Gudbranson and Murray … Crosby thinking about going overseas … Stamkos staying … Tavares to get new deal
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom’s season could be over according to Swedish reporter Johan Eriksson.
“Klefbom will undergo surgery which means his season is over,” Eriksson reports on Twitter. “Should be in Edmonton right now actually.”
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Erik Gudbranson had his first on-ice workout since September, and said “this is tough.” Gudbranson had been out with a shoulder injury. He did add that,
“It felt really good to be out there. I’m a little surprised at how good it felt.”
“Things are coming along. The training staff I’ve been working out with at home [Ottawa, Ontario] are great. This is a tough thing, but I’m excited about it getting better.”
He’s still on a January timetable, and will join the Panthers AHL team in San Antonio when he’s ready to go. Gudbranson originally got hurt falling while wakeboarding, and told GM Dale Tallon that alcohol was involved. He had called each of teammates to tell them what had happened.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray will meet with GM Scott Howson this morning to discuss their options with regards to his shoulder injury. Surgery is an option.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins Sidney Crosby hasn’t decided on a team or country yet, but the odds of him playing overseas have increased of late.
“You know what? It’s a lot more possible right now,” Crosby said after a player-organized workout at Southpointe. “I probably hadn’t thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days.
“It’s definitely been something … with the way things are looking now, it’s not looking too good.”
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jets Ondrej Pavelec signed a 6 game deal with the Pelicans.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Steven Stamkos’ agent said yesterday that Stamkos has no plans on going overseas to play.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Islanders John Tavares’ deal with SC Bern expires in four days. He’s expected to have the deal extended.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Mathieu Perreault will join Helsinki HIFK in Finland.
- Mike Morreale via twitter: James van Riemsdyk’s brother, Brendan, is committed to UNH. He’s 2014 draft eligible.
Murray may face surgery that could end his season … Stalberg to KHL … Agents make about $50 K on $2 million salary
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray is travelling to Columbus this weekend to have his injured right shoulder looked at. An MRI done earlier this week may have shown a torn labrum. If that remains the case, Murray will likely need surgery, and it would probably end his season. At least four months of recovery would needed.
“Surgery is not a certainty at this point,” Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said. “We aren’t going to make a decision until Dr. (Larry) Watson is able to see him and examine him.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Blackhawks Victor Stalberg signed with Atlant of the KHL.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: At the average salary of $2 million a season, each player gives his agent approximately $50,000 a year. $40 million gross would go to agents.
NHL and NHLPA to Meet on Monday Night … Blue Jackets Top Pick Injures Shoulder … Cowen out 6-8 Months
- Darren Dreger of TSN: The NHL and NHLPA will get back to negotiations on Monday night in New York.
“Nothing was ever said or even suggested that we needed the details of our proposal “down to the comma. We told them the issues we wanted addressed in the system. We told them we have provided a proposal that we think will effectively address those issues.
“But we told them that we are open to discussing other ways to address those issues if they want to propose any,” continued Daly. “In fact, we used the exact example of “if we need five and we have proposed 3+2 to get there, that we are happy to listening to and considering 4+1 instead. I’m not sure why they chose to characterize the way they did. As I’ve said before, I can only control what we say.”
- John Shannon via twitter: Bill Daly said that the meeting was “Their request, their agenda.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Most of the NHL’s main sponsors are able to request a form of compensation after 25 percent of the season is lost, so 21 games. Most of the team sponsors get a game-by-game rebate that are paid back to them in 2013.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets 2012 1st round pick, Ryan Murray, suffered a shoulder injury Friday night. It is believed to have dislocated it.
“You’ll have to see how much damage he’s done to the labrum. Does he have any broken bones from the thrust of the fall? Once it’s come out, it tends to come out easier in the future. Our doctors will take a look at the tests and we’ll decide the next step.”
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators Jared Cowen will be out 6 to 8 months after hip surgery to replace a torn labrum.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Trade talks involving Rick Nash are ongoing, but not that productive. If Weber ends up with the Flyers, the Rangers may step up. Though the Rangers could turn to a Bobby Ryan trade or look to sign Shane Doan. The Blue Jackets have talked to the Kings about Jonathan Bernier. They might have to send the Kings 2013 1st round pick back to the Kings to get him. The Blue Jackets are close to a deal with Ryan Murray.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: If the Flyers get Weber, the Rangers need to get Rick Nash increases. It doesn’t mean that GM Geln Sather would yield to Howson’s demand of including Derek Stepan. Shane Doan toured the Rangers practice facility on Friday. The Rangers are believed to the favorite in landing Doan if he leaves Phoenix. It’s on Sather’s blueprint to land both Doan and Nash.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Shane Doan’s agent: “Shane is going to visit a couple more teams. I’m pretty sure Pittsburgh will be one of them. He is interested in the Pens.”
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Doan met with the Flyers on Saturday, checking out his options. It would be interesting to see how they would make the money work if it went along with landing Shea Weber.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said yesterday that he hopes to meet face-to-face with Shane Doan. Doan has met with the Rangers and Flyers already, he agent said he’ll likely meet with the Penguins and a couple more teams. The Canucks, Sharks, Kings and Sabres are also said to be interested in Doan.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky told Sport.sk that he might file for arbitration after he was traded to the Islanders, who weren’t on his 10 team trade list. Might end up back with the Ducks. Visnovsky also said that Islanders GM Garth Snow once called him to say they were negotiating with Miro Satan.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said on Friday that they have had talks with Alexander Semin. The Hurricanes are only interested if Semin signs a 1 year contract. Semin is said to asking for $7 million or more a year.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The NY Islanders reportedly offered all their draft picks to the Blue Jackets to move up 2 spots according to numerous sources. It would have worked out to 4, 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185 for the #2. It would have gave the Blue Jackets 12 picks total: 4, 31, 34, 62, 65, 95, 103, 125, 152, 155, 182 and 185.
- BD Gallof via twitter: Gallof thinks the offer was possible IF a few things went the Islanders way, not for Ryan Murray. Nail Yakupov would have been their answer for 1st line winger. Gallof wonders if there were 2 offers made? One for if Yakupov dropped, and a lesser one if Galchenyuk/Murray dropped. Brian Compton via twitter: Compton agrees with Gallof in that if the offer was made, it would have likely been if the Oilers drafted Murray.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Islanders GM Garth Snow on the ‘offer’: “We do not comment on things of this nature. We’re extremely happy with all of our selections”
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Friedman believes it was to draft Murray, since they took 7 defenseman in the draft. Friedman looked at past drafts (1990 to 2008) to see how times the #2 pick played less gamesthan players picked at 4, 31, 34, 62, 65, 95, 103, 125, 152, 155, 182. There were 5 instance, and some are questionable. 1990 had Mike Ricci and Doug Weight over Petr Nedved. 1991 Scott Lachance and Bill Lindsay over Pat Falloon. 2001 Stephen Weiss over Jason Spezza. 2002 Joni Pitkanen over Kari Lehtonen – unfair goalie-skater comparison. 2004 Andrew Ladd over Evgeni Malkin. From 1990-2008 there were 114 players selected at 34, 65, 103, 125, 155 and 185, and only 7 have played at least 400 games.
The toughest thing about this trade is what it sounds like. But, if you think Ryan Murray is worth it, Garth Snow’s offer makes mathematical sense. And it’s also smart for Scott Howson to reject it in a soft draft, because the odds say you’re not getting the extra value desired for such a move.
50-50 Murray goes #1, CBJ could trade #2 if he does … 5 teams for Luongo … Informal talks for Parise-Devils at draft … Stars want in on top players available
- Julie Stewart-Binks via twitter: Talked with some scouts this morning and they think there is a 50% chance that the Ryan Murray gets drafted 1st overall.
- Mark Spector via twitter: 9 out of 10 scouts say Nail Yakupov should be the 1st overall pick. 1 scout said if their team was drafting 1st overall, they’d take Ryan Murray first. If Murray goes first, there is a belief that Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson would trade the #2 pick instead of drafting another Russian. The Sharks lost $15 million last season. It looks like Toronto may be the only option for Roberto Luongo as low cap teams like the Panthers or Blue Jackets may not want the $47.3 million that is left on his contract. Spector wouldn’t be surprised if the Canucks try to package Mason Raymond with Luongo in an attempt to get some size on the wing. The Blackhawks may be the only other option for Luongo if they are concerned about Corey Crawford and Ray Emery. The Oilers are small up front, and if they draft Yakupov, they’ll be even smaller. If they do move Sam Gagner, who will be their 2nd line center? Brian Burke on the 1st overall pick, “no sense from Edmonton that that pick’s in play. If someone’s trying to actively get that pick it’s not us.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post: 5 potential teams for Roberto Luongo: Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vancouver Canucks.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Zach Parise agent, Wade Arnott, said he’ll probably talk informally with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello some time over the weekend at the draft. He’ll meet with Parise on Monday to formulate their plan.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika thinks the Stars are trying to be in on the conversation for every top player that is available, such as Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Rick Nash. Price to acquire them through free agency or trade may be too high though. He thinks are they interested in Justin Schultz.
Oilers RFAs … Rangers Nash quest … Karlsson talks contact … Bettman could take over Devils … Pahlsson heading to Sweden
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers have until June 25th to decide whether to send qualifying offers to their 9 RFAs. Cam Barker is likely gone. They are trying to trade Linus Omark at the draft rather than qualify him. The Oilers will certainly send offers to Sam Gagner, Jeff Petry and Devan Dubnyk. Theo Peckham will likely get qualified, same with AHLer Chris VandeVelde. Hunter Tremblay and Alex Plante are iffy. The Rangers are doubtful to part with Chris Kreider in a Rick Nash deal, but they could dangle Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Derek Stepan, Michael Del Zotto and a 1st round pick. The Blackhawks are asking lots of questions about Malcolm Subban, they draft at #18. Matheson is hearing that the Kings don’t want to trade Jonathan Bernier until they have Jonathan Quick signed to a contract extension. The parameters for Bernier may have been set by the Anders Lindback deal, 2 2nd round picks. The Blue Jackets may not be as sold on Bernier than they were with Lindback. Former Oilers coach Tom Renney spoke with the Capitals about their vacant head coaching position. If the Oilers draft Ryan Murray instead of Nail Yakupov, the Blue Jackets may go with Filip Forsberg over another Russian. Do the small Canadiens then draft another small player in Yakupov (5′ 11″)?
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson on contract talks:
“Even though we’re early in the discussions, I think we both have a very good dialogue about how things are going to get done. (GM) Bryan (Murray) is a reasonable person. I respect him a lot. I think he knows what to do and the guys I have on my side are very professional as well. They know what to do. Hopefully, it’s not going to be an issue where we don’t see eye-to-eye and don’t agree on things.
“I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize my future on the team.”
“I think we’re still in the early stages of things, but everything has been going really well,” Karlsson said. “I feel we have no rush. I think we know where we are with each other. I want to stay and they want to keep me. We have no real issues with each other. We also know that there’s a lot of other things that need to be done as well.
“I don’t think we’re going to have any problems when it comes to signing a new contract.”
- Josh Kosman of the NY Post: Gary Bettman is preparing to take control of the New Jersey Devils. A source close to the situation said that Bettman’s office has told potential suitors to be prepared if he moves in, takes over, and pushes Vanderbeek aside. Vanderbeek could be close to a deal to sell a majority stake of the team to a mystery investor, and he would stay on and keep control of the team. The investors money would go towards repaying the lenders some of the $77 million they are owed which is past due. With the Devils making it to the Finals, the lenders extended the deadline from July to August. Before Game 1 of the Finals, Bettman said of Vanderbeek:
“is working to both refinance the debt on the club and equity-raise, and he appears to be fairly confident that he can pull this off in the next few weeks.”
Bettman added, “Since I’ve been in touch with the banks on a regular basis, we seem to be on track.”
If Vanderbeek thinks he’ll lose control of the team, he could put them in bankruptcy and buy himself a couple months. A source added that with their long playoff run, they may break-even rather than lose $20 million.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Radulov’s Russian agent told Izvestiya newspaper the Radulov has made a decision on where he’ll play next year and implied it would be the KHL.
- Dustin Leed via twitter: From separate sources, they said that the Rangers will end up trading for Rick Nash.
- Stefan G:son via twitter: Samuel Pahlsson was just recently announced as a Modo (SEL) player.
Morning notes: Crosby, Red Wings, van Riemsdyk, Nash, Avalanche, Bruins, Asham, Niskanen, Maple Leafs, and Blue Jackets
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Anderson confirms there have only been preliminary talks between the Penguins and Sidney Crosby’s side. Blogs and 1 media outlet are reporting that they have agreed or settled on a 9 year, $90 million deal. Alex Ovechkin carries the highest cap hit at $9.538 million.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: After trading Brad Stuart to the Sharks, and the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom, the Red Wings need some defensemen, either by trade or free agency. Ryan Suter, Matt Carle, Barret Jackman and Dennis Wideman are UFAs that will gain interest around the league. The Red Wings will be interested in Justin Schultz. ”We’ll be active,” Holland said. “We’ve lost two quality defensemen.”
- Craig Custance via twitter: If the Red Wings can’t get Ryan Suter, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they made a push for Matt Carle and Bryce Salvadore.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Brad Stuart on Red Wings GM Ken Holland: ”To make this move speaks volumes for the Wings. If it doesn’t work out, Ken indicated they’d still like to have me.”
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings GM Holland is prepared to make an offer to Jiri Hudler. He spoke with Hudler’s agent last week, but Hudler is still deciding if he wants to test free agency.
- Howard Eskin via twitter: Flyers James van Riemsdyk is delaying having surgery on his torn labrum, which could holdup a trade. The Flyers like Rick Nash with a “possible” trade can’t really happen until van Riemsdyk is 100%. Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed’s sources have always said the Flyers have liked Nash, but a trade is unlikely. Same sources have said adding a defenseman is their top priority and that they would go after an “impact D” first and maybe moving up in the draft.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche’s payroll is just over $30 million, but they have an RFA list that includes: Matt Duchene, Ryan O’Reilly, Erik Johnson, Peter Mueller, Steve Downie, Ryan Wilson and Jamie McGinn. UFAs they may want to re-sign are Jay McClement and Shane O’Brien. It’s unlikely they will try to sign Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. They could make an offer on Shane Doan, Olli Jokinen, or Matt Carle.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins are getting close on multi-year deals for Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins UFA Aaron Asham and Matt Niskanen want to come back. It’s not known what Steve Sullivan is wanting to do.
- Steve Simmons via twitter: When the Maple Leafs made the deal which sent Francois Beauchemin to the Ducks for Jake Gardiner and Joffrey Lupul, they originally wanted Justin Schultz but the Ducks said no on Schultz.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs would like to move up in the draft, and Luke Schenn could be involved. The Oilers may want to move their pick, and the Canadiens may be thinking of trading down as well.
- Cody Nickolet (WHLFromAbove) via twitter: The Blue Jackets will be meeting with Ryan Murray today. He could jump directly into their lineup next year.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Canadiens have named Michel Therrien their new head coach. Official announcement to come.
- Bob Stauffer via twitter: The Oilers are down to 5 players for the 1st overall pick according to their head scout Stu MacGregor: Nail Yakupov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Murray and Griffin Reinhart. Yakupov was in Edmonton yesterday, Grigorenko will meet with them Thursday and Murray will meet with them on Friday.
- Alexander Zaytsev via twitter: SportExpress is saying that SKA offered Vladimir Tarasenko a 2 year deal worth $5 million. His agent said it was lower. Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues released a statement saying that reports of Tarenseko signing a KHL deal are false.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Capitals gave Tomas Vokoun permission to speak with other teams before July 1st. The Penguins made an offer that other teams wouldn’t, including the Maple Leafs.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Panthers will look to trade the rights to defenseman Jason Garrison if they are unable to re-sign him.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Millions was told the Flames won’t be a cap team anymore. Expected to be around the $55 million mark next year.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: SKA GM Alexei Kasatonov confirmed that they will compete for Alexander Semin on July 1st.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Former Blue Jackets goalie Curtis Sanford has signed with Lokomotiv of the KHL.
- Leafs PR via twitter: The Maple Leafs have signed their AHL head coach, Dallas Eakins, to a 3 year contract extension.