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Posts Tagged Scott Laughton
Roster notes: Benn waiting for visa, Arnott fails physical, Dumba and Laughton returned, Ducks recall two
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The application for Jamie Benn’s work visa wasn’t submitted until Friday, and since they don’t work on the weekends, it hasn’t been granted yet. Benn can’t be on the Stars roster until it’s granted. If the visa isn’t granted by 5 pm EST today, he won’t be able to play tonight. If Benn is able to play, he may find himself on a line with Loui Eriksson and Jaromir Jagr. Center Derek Roy is questionable with a groin issue. Jagr is expected to be back in the lineup after missing a game with a sore back. Backup goalie Cristopher Nistorp is on the IR with a groin injury.
- John Shannon via twitter: Jason Arnott didn’t pass his physical with the NY Rangers. Steve Zipay via twitter: They “will not be proceeding” a deal with him anymore.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild returned defenseman Matt Dumba to Red Deer of the WHL.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that it was in the “best interest” of Scott Laughton to return him to junior.
- George Richards via twitter: The Panthers AHL team, San Antonio, released Jon Sim from a PTO.
- Jesse Spector via twitter: The Ducks have called up forward Emerson Etem and defenseman Sami Vatanen from the AHL. Peter Holland and Jordan Hendry were sent to down.
- Bob McCown via twitter: (tweeted this morning) Gretzky talked to a MLSE board member about the Maple Leafs presidents job. Gretzky not interested.
- Sportsnet: Nick Kypreos, Damien Cox and Bob McCown talked about Wayne Gretzky becoming the Maple Leafs president on the Fan 590′s Prime Time Sports.
“I’ve often thought Wayne Gretzky was coming back to Toronto,” Cox said on Prime Time Sports Wednesday. If you’re Bell and Rogers, who would be better than Wayne Gretzky as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.”
“Only chance we see Wayne back in NHL in that type of capacity,” Kypreos told Cox and McCown. “If not, ownership again and I don’t know if he would be interested (in that) with everything he’s gone through with Phoenix.”
- Fan 590 Audio: Gretzky talk on Prime Time Sports.
- Bob McCown via twitter: There is buzz that Wayne Gretzky could be the next president of the Maple Leafs.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: (last night) Gretzky said in a text that there have been no discussions.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: On talk of Gretzky being Leafs president: “TML presidency one of few jobs in hockey 99 would seriously consider but no direct contact between MLSE and Gretzky camp has been made. There likely was informal 3rd party inquiries – after Bell/Rogers took over Aug but none in last 2 months – and perhaps internal MLSE talks. Bottom line for me: Gretzky would be all ears if MLSE wants to go down that road but nothing tangible with MLSE seems to have taken place.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun thinks that Jamie Benn could be the first of P.K. Subban and Ryan O’Reilly to re-sign. Comparables: John Tavares (6 years, $33 million), Evander Kane (6 years, $31.5 million) and Phil Kessel (5 years, $27 million). Benn won’t do 6 years. He’s willing to do 5 years. LeBrun thinks that if the Stars would go a bit higher than Kessel’s contract, a deal would get done. O’Reilly is making good money in Russia, tax-free, so he has that leverage. There has been nothing between Subban and the Canadiens for a while. Subban wants a long term deal, the Canadiens want a 2 year deal. Habs GM Bergevin insists he won’t trade Subban, but LeBrun wonders that if this drags on that he might reconsider.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle responds “One rumour: Dallas,” to Bruce Garrioch saying that lots of people are wondering where former Leafs GM Brian Burke will resurface.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL president Alexander Medvedev announced they will have a “Cup of Hope” playoffs for non-playoff teams. David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta spoke with several KHLers today, and they are not happy with the playoff tournament. Players were never consulted.
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on burning the first year of 3 for Scott Laughton in a short season: ”No. I think about the Flyers. That’s all.”
Teams looking at Redden and Gomez … Flames send two to Abbotford … Leonsis will let Ovechkin go to Sochi Olympic
- Daren Millard via twitter: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said they’ve talked about the waiver process when asked about interest in defenseman Wade Redden.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Russo doesn’t think the Wild will have any interest in Wade Redden.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers have no interest interest in Wade Redden.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers could start the season without defenseman Andrej Meszaros, Erik Gustafsson and Marc-Andre Bourdon.
“I am of the belief that you can never have too many defensemen,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said last week.
Would the Flyers be interested? The Flyers would have been more interested in Redden if he was bought out went the CBA was ratified. They signed Kurtis Foster to a 1 year, $950,000 deal on Sunday. The Flyers are at 49 of 50 contracts. If Scott Laughton sticks and player more than 6 NHL games, he would contract #50. They could move a player to bring in Redden if they chose. If Redden looks for a contract under $1 million, the Flyers could be in the mix, along with the Islanders, Oilers, and Blue Jackets.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: A 2nd Pacific team is interested in Scott Gomez. Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Stephens wonders if Ducks would bring in Gomez as Getzlaf and Koivu are their only proven centers. They are believed to be talking about it internally.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames have sent Ben Street and Chris Breen back to the Abbotsford of the AHL. Brad Winchester was released from his PTO. Feaster said the decision on the backup goalie would be decided [last night] and revealed today after the wavier process.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals owner Ted Leonsis was adamant that he will let Alex Ovechkin go to the Sochi Olympics even if the NHL doesn’t allow players to go.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres GM Darcy Regier said that Mikhail Grigorenko will be going to training camp. “Burning” a year of his entry level contract for half a season won’t factor into the decision whether to keep him in the NHL or returning him to Junior.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Radek Faksa will attend the Stars training camp.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: There is a chance that Mike Commodore will be at the Canadiens training camp. He’s been playing with the AHL Bulldogs.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The 40 year old Alex Kovalev will be invited to the Panthers training camp. Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel: The Panthers haven’t confirmed any camp invites yet.
“No one has promised me anything,” said Kovalev, who has 428 goals and 596 assists in 1,302 regular-season games over 17 NHL seasons for New York, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Ottawa. “They just want me to come in and make the team.
“I can’t predict anything. I’m just going to do what I’m able to do and we’ll see how it’s going to go. They could say we may go with the younger guys or something.”
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Andrei Kostitsyn and Marek Svatos will be at the Panthers training camp on a tryout.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Scott Laughton will attend the Flyers training camp.
Morning notes on: Wings talking with Flames about Bouwmeester, Doan, Weber, Flyers, Tarasenko, Colaiacovo,
- Brendan Savage of MLive: A team source confirms that the Red Wings have talked to the Flames about a trade involving Jay Bouwmeester. The Red Wings are $13 million under the salary cap, Bouwmeester carries a $6.68 million cap hit. The Wings only have 6 defenseman under contract: Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Ian White, Kyle Quincey, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith.
- Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News: The Rangers remain one of the favorites to land Shane Doan. He’s only visited the Canucks, Flyers and Rangers. Doan’s agent has confirmed that a team outside of New York has offered him a 4 year deal worth at least $7 million per season.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Shea Weber and the Predators are still talking about adding a no-trade or no-movement clause. One wasn’t included in the initial offer sheet from Philadelphia.
- Sam Carchidi via Sulia: Based on what Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said the other day, Carchidi wouldn’t be surprised if the Flyers stand pat with their defense, and went with the kids. They could make a move during the season when they have more cap space.
- Philadelphia Flyers via twitter: The Flyers have signed 2012 1st round pick Scott Laughton and re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multi-year deal. Tim Panaccio via twitter: Bourdon gets a 2 year deal at a $612,500 cap hit. Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed points out that the 2 signings now put them at 50 contracts.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: If a lockout occurs for the start of the NHL season, sources say that Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko would start the year in the KHL and not in the AHL. It’s not uncommon for Europeans to remain in their homeland during lockouts. Strickland has been told that there is a European assignment clause in his contract should the NHL season not start on time. Carlo Colaiacovo appears to be close to signing a NHL deal, though nothing is imminent. The Red Wings and Flyers have shown some interest. Both teams are also looking at trade possibilities. The Blues haven’t shut the door on bringing Colaiacovo back.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Bill Daly described yesterday’s CBA talks as “tense” but added there were some “strongly-held views.” Daly said that supplementary discipline was an important issue but wasn’t sure if their suggestions would improve the system. The overarching supp. discipline system was apart of the talks, not the appeals process.