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Posts Tagged Sergei Gonchar
- Arthur Staple: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald suffered a broken hand and is likely done for the playoffs.
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Carey Price suffered a lower-body injury, possibly a hamstring or groin at the end of regulation and was replaced by Peter Budajfor overtime.
“When your starting goalie goes down … it’s tough to lose him and it’s tough on the guy who has to come in,” Gorges said. “He’s been sitting there for two-and-a-half hours and we expect him to go in there and be stellar. It’s a tough position to be in, and it’s unfortunate it unfolded that way.
“Plays get thrown to the front of the net,” he added of the scramble that produced the winning goal, “and a lot of times it’s a 50-50 puck. We have to be stronger.”
- Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kovacevic is one of many who is calling for Tomas Vokoun to be the Penguins starter for Game 5. Marc-Andre Fleuryhas allowed 14 goals on 102 shots, and 40 goals in his last 10 playoff games. Coach Dan Bylsma:
“Certainly, Tomas Vokoun is a guy that can step in and play and has had success and won hockey games against this team, was successful this year. We’re going to come out for Game 5 with a refocus.”
“One of the reasons we wanted Tomas Vokoun was to play hockey games and win hockey games for us. Marc-Andre Fleury is our starting goaltender and started this series and won us some hockey games, made a lot of saves for us … but we’re not going to talk about our starting goaltender for Game 5.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators are currently $18 million under next year’s salary cap. Cooper lists four players who could be good options for the Predators: Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, Sergei Gonchar and Derek Roy.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher mentions some possible moves that the Canucks could look at, with some being a little radical. Trade Alex Edler to a team like the Flyers. The Flyers have some young forwards that they might consider moving for someone like Edler. Could they look at moving Ryan Kesler or Dan Hamhuis? Though both have a no-trade clause. Alex Burrows’ no-trade clause doesn’t kick in until July 1st. They could trade Roberto Luongo for whatever you can get for him, which may not be a lot. Cory Schneider would bring more return. The Sedin’s are heading into the last year of their deals.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists some buyout candidates: 1. Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI) – $23 million spread out over 14 years. 2. Roberto Luongo (VAN) – $27 million and on the Canucks payroll until 2031. 3. Brad Richards (NYR) – $27 million and on the payroll until 2027.The NHL had meetings to discuss making the nets bigger in an attempt to increase scoring. No one really believes that it will happen.
Terry Murray could replace Peter Laviolette if the Flyers decide to fire him.
There could be house-cleaning this summer in Colorado. President Pierre Lacroix, GM Greg Sherman and coach Joe Sacco could all be fired. Joe Sakic could take over, which could lead to a Patrick Roy return.
It doesn’t look like Jets UFA defenseman Ron Hainsey will be back. The Flyers will be among the teams interested.
The Flyers will make another run at defenseman Keith Yandle.
The Red Wings had calls on Valtteri Filppula at the deadline but decided to keep him. Teams that called were the Penguins, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Rangers.
Two GM’s on the hotseat could be Sabres Darcy Regier and Stars Joe Nieuwendyk. Canadiens assist GM Rick Dudley could be fit in Buffalo. Brian Burke’s name has been mentioned as a possible Stars replacement. Burke has also been linked to the Rangers if Glen Sather steps aside.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Zeisberger lists his top 10 UFAs, but not in order: 1. Jarome Iginla 2. Nathan Horton 3. Stephen Weiss 4. Ryane Clowe 5. Patrik Elias 6. Niklas Backstrom 7. Sergei Gonchar 8. Derek Roy 9. Mike Ribeiro 10. Tyler Bozak
- Eliotte Friedman: The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation was arguing that Carl Soderberg was under contract until May 15th. The NHL ruled that, that wasn’t the case as his Swedish team gave him his release. Dominic Tiano: Soderberg is leaving Sweden on Monday. James Murphy of ESPN Boston: He’ll join the team on Wednesday.
“We are fortunate to get a player like Carl at this stage of the season,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a release. “I would like to thank the President of the Linkoping hockey club, Mike Helber and their GM, Johan Hemlin, in playing a significant part in allowing Carl to play for the Boston Bruins. Carl is a big, strong, two-way center who can also play wing. We look forward to him joining our team this week.”
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Brennan thinks that if the Senators could fit UFA wings David Clarkson into their budget this summer, they should do it. There would be lots of competition for him.
Garrioch’s roundup … Hejduk could retire … No calls for Komisarek … Flyers fans shouldn’t expect Weber
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Four GMs that could be on the hotseat: Greg Sherman (COL), George McPhee (WAS), Jay Feaster (CAL) and Dale Tallon (FLA).Marian Gaborikturned down a $79 million from the Wild in 2009, thinking that he could get $100 million. He ended up signing a 5 year, $35 million deal the with Rangers. The Blue Jackets were the only team interested in his $7.5 million contract for next season.
Sources say the Blue Jackets offered one of their three first round picks to the Stars for Jaromir Jagr. The Red Wings were also interested in Jagr at the deadline.
A decision on the Phoenix Coyotes is imminent. ”In Canada, the fans have been very forgiving,” said a league executive. “There are 20 owners in the United States who are sick of writing cheques for $1 million to prop this thing up.” Garrioch thinks that moving them to Quebec City and keeping the Blue Jackets in the West makes the most sense until they have expansion.
The Sharks thought about trading defenseman Dan Boyle but they went on a 5 game winning streak. The Flyers, Rangers and Red Wings were interested. They could look to move him in the summer.
Ryane Clowe gave up on his sign-and-trade thoughts when he found out that nobody would give him an 8 year deal in the $5.5 to $6 million range.
The Devils and Sabres had interest in Jets Alex Burmistrov.
It wouldn’t surprise some people if the Wild bought out Dany Heatley and his $7.5 million salary in the summer.
Expect the Flyers to be looking for a new coach at the end of their season.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk remains out with a shoulder injury and he could retire after the season. “Hejduk, 37, has hinted this season will be it for him. He could change his mind, and here’s hoping he might. But I doubt it. Age is the great equalizer, and Hejduk has suffered his share of injuries in recent years. Along with the shoulder, he has had serious knee injuries and a troublesome back.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis called both James Reimer and Ben Scrivens five minutes after the trade deadline to let them know that neither was offered in a trade. The Canucks did ask for Scrivens in their offer, but the Leafs wouldn’t do unless they included a “significant portion” of Roberto Luongo’s salary. The Flames had agreed to take a 2nd round pick from the Maple Leafs for Miikka Kiprusoff. The Leafs didn’t get one call on Mike Komisarek.
- Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Isaac notes that Flyers fans shouldn’t expect to see Shea Weber in a Flyers uniform anytime soon. After all of Weber’s signing bonuses, the Predators will pay him $27 million before next season and $41 million before the 2014-15 season starts, 37% of his contract. Weber also has a no-trade clause.
“That’s a financial unlikelihood for Nashville looking to move him, especially to Philadelphia,” said Stu Grimson, a former NHL tough guy who now is a radio commentator for the Preds.
The Flyers will have to look elsewhere. Coyotes Keith Yandle? Could they outbid the Islanders for Mark Streit if he doesn’t sign before free agency starts? Do they look at Senators Sergei Gonchar or Ron Hainsey?
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Source saying that the Senators have received several calls for Ben Bishop in the last day or so. They may be more inclined to wait until the summer to figure out their goalie situation. If a top-six forward was offered up for Bishop, then he could be moved and they would run with Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner.
Sergei Gonchar will likely be saying with the Senators.
Hurricanes Jussi Jokinen is getting interest, but only if the Canes take a player back.
Still no contract talks between the Devils and pending UFA David Clarkson. Not that surprising with Lou at the helm.
- Darren Dreger: Hurricanes defensman Jamie McBain is on the trade market. They’ll get some offers for him.
- Darren Dreger: The Sabres haven’t received an offer for defenseman Robyn Regehr that has been worth approaching Regehr his approval.
- Pierre LeBrun: Stars debating on whether to trade Jaromir Jagr or sign him. He’s getting lots of interest.
- L.A. Lariviere: Jaromir Jagr’s agent, ”Jaromir likes Dallas, he likes the team. We’ll have to see if the interest is mutual” There are no contract talks scheduled as of now. On if it’s possible that Jagr is traded, ”anything’s possible right now.“
- Renaud Lavoie: There won’t be anymore contract talks between the Stars and Derek Roy. Canucks are interested.
- Mark Masters: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis: ’The calls have picked up but its been relatively slow so far’ … ’I would prefer a hockey trade where we’re giving up some assets & getting assets back. Difficult to find that right now.’ On if he wasn’t able to make a deal, ‘I wouldn’t be disappointed at all’
- Chris Johnston: Nonis, ”Some (available) players it would be a reach just to say they can help you.”
Sergei Gonchar – Ottawa Senators: March 16th
Possible destinations: Senators, Canucks and Penguins
Possible destinations: Devils, Flyers and Canadiens
Quick Hits: Waivers, Canes, Canucks. Vanek, Pens, Sharp, Dubinsky, Clowe, Oshie, Hossa, Sens and Starters
- Darren Dreger via twitter: On waivers today: Jeff Halpern (NYR), Joey Crabb (WSH), Zach Boychuk (CAR) and Brian Lee (TB).
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis took 17 stitches for a cut that just missed his MCL. Bob McKenzie via twitter: He’s expected to miss a week or two.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Canucks David Booth will have surgery. There is a chance he’s able to get back for the playoffs.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t play.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp skated before practice but is still a week or two away from returning.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky won’t play tonight against the Flames.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Ryane Clowe won’t play tomorrow, but hopes to be back on Monday.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: It’s looking like Blues T.J. Oshie could be ready to return to the lineup tomorrow.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: Marian Hossa is not at the Blackhawks practice today.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators Sergei Gonchar didn’t practice this morning. Ian Mendes via twitter: Gonchar should be taking the pre-game skate tomorrow and determining from that if he’ll be in the lineup.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot said he should be ready to go tomorrow.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the Ducks against the Red Wings.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets against the Flames.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Robin Lehner will start in net tomorrow for the Senators.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mattieu Garon will likely get both starts this weekend according to coach Guy Boucher.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Bruins may have to cross Daniel Alfredsson off their wish list as the Senators refuse to drop in the standings. Jarome Iginla is a possibility depending on the price. Jaromir Jagr and Brenden Morrow are also possibilities. The Stars are undecided what they want to do with Jagr. Morrow has a no-trade clause, so ultimately he’ll decide his fate. Adding a blueliner may also be on their list.
Contract talks between the Stars and Derek Royhaven’t gone anywhere, so he could be on the move.
One NHL team executive wonders if the Flyers would consider bringing in Jagr as a rental even though they currently aren’t in a playoff spot.The Ducks are looking for a No. 2 center. They would have been in on Stephen Weiss before his injury. They have shown interest in Stars Derek Roy, but it’s not known if the rivals are a right match.
The Rangers have interest in Dan Boyle of the Sharks.
Bob McKenzie believes the ball is rolling on the Jarome Iginla trade front. LeBrun thinks the Bruins, Penguins, Kings and Red Wings make the most sense.
Word is the Flames will only move Jay Bouwmeester if they they are blown away with an offer. The Blues and Red Wings are among the teams that are interested.
The Senators may have considered moving Sergei Gonchar due to his UFA status, but with all their injuries, that may not happen. The Sens have hung in there and he’s played well enough that they might keep him around.
- Mike Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Capitals center Mike Ribeiro’s name is making the rounds around the Maple Leafs. The Leafs are believed to be looking for a center and a top-four defenseman. They could look to bring in a veteran defenseman. They have nine capable NHL defenseman already. Other moves may take place to clear up the roster spots, though it’s looking more and more like they’ll try to make a playoff push with their current roster.
- TSN: There is talk that Jarome Iginlahas given the Flames a list of teams he’d be willing to go to, but Bob McKenzie can’t say for sure if the list exists.
Multiple teams have called the Rangers about Marian Gaborikto get a feel what is going on. The price is high. The Rangers are still looking for a top-four defenseman and a top-nine forward with grit.
Dreger thinks Jaromir Jagr back in Philly with Claude Giroux makes some sense.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they could look to upgrade their defense but noted that they aren’t the only one. He Added they could add to their goalie “depth.”
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators could use a top-six forward who can score. If the Wild decide to put Matt Cullen on the trade block, expect the Senators to show some interest. Corey Perry isn’t happening.
- Brian Yates via twitter: Darren Dreger said on the NHL Network that the Red Wings, Kings, Bruins, Flyers and Maple Leafs could all be after Ducks winger Corey Perry.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Predators GM David Poile on the trade market: “I have a team that’s not playing as well. I’m probably on the phone a little more than I regularly am.”
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins GM Ray Shero is reaching out to teams and letting them now what he might be interested in. The Oilers could be one of those teams. A source said that the Penguins are one of the teams to ask about defensive defenseman Ladislav Smid. The Pens are open to upgrading their blue line with a big bodied defensive defenseman and a puck moving defenseman. They have a list of two or three defenseman that fits one of those needs. Top puck moving options could be Jay Bouwmeester, Mark Streit and Sergei Gonchar. Smid and Robyn Regehr could be big body targets. Other defenseman that could be available are Jordan Leopold, Ian White, Douglas Murray and Ryan Whitney. The Sharks are shopping Douglas Murray and are looking for young offensive help.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: (mailbag) Custance wouldn’t be surprised if the Sharks made a deal to improve their team. They might look at a scoring winger as they may be easier to find than a defenseman or centerman. Custance would be surprised it the Blue Jackets traded Jack Johnson. If they did consider moving him, they’d be looking for scoring in return.
- HC Trade Tracker: Ryane CloweUFA – Possible destinations according to Kypreos are the Oilers, Leafs, Penguins and Canadiens. Destinations according to Brad May are the Rangers, Canadiens, Leafs and Penguins.
Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance put together a list of the top 20 rental players that could be available at this year’s trade deadline or before.
“You can’t let players walk,” said one NHL source. “If you’re going to lose players, you have to get something.”
1. Corey Perry – $5.3 million. Asking price could be a roster player, 1st round pick and a good prospect.
2. Daniel Alfredsson – $4.9 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick, B-level prospect and conditional draft pick based on playoff success.
3. David Clarkson – $2.7 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect. Source added, ”You only try to do that if you think you can re-sign him.“
4. Jarome Iginla – $7 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a Grade A prospect and a 2nd round that becomes a 1st if the team wins the cup.
5. Mike Ribeiro – $5 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a B-level prospect.
6. Mike Smith – $2 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect.
7. Mark Streit – $4.1 million. Asking price could be a A-level prospect and a 2nd round pick.
8. Jaromir Jagr – $4.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
9. Lubomir Visnovsky – $5.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
10. Clarke MacArthur – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick and good prospect.
11. Dustin Penner – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
12. Brenden Morrow – $4.1 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a conditional pick based on playoff success.
13. Sergei Gonchar – $5.5 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick, or more if multiple teams are interested.
14. Milan Hejduk – $2 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
15. Steve Sullivan – $2.6 million. Asking price could be a conditional 2nd round pick.
16. Ian White – $2.9 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
17. Nate Thompson – $900,000. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.
18. Stephen Weiss – $3.1 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick that becomes a 2nd if team re-signs him. Would give the team more time to re-sign him.
19. Robyn Regehr – $4 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a 4th round draft pick.
20. Nik Antropov – $4 million with a modified no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: On Kimmo Timonen’s reported 1 year, $6 million contract. He got market value, considering the factors: “1) Defensemen leaguewide command a premium. A four-time All-Star, regardless of age, commands an ultra-high premium. 2) Timonen was the best remaining potential UFA Dman. He brings more all-around than Gonchar, Hainsey, Streit, Visnovsky, Regehr, etc. 3) It’s not ideal that Timonen, at age 38 with a lot of wear-and-tear, is still Flyers most important Dman. But that’s the reality. He is. 4) Hometown discounts don’t really exist anyway, but especially not after two NHL lockouts. Timonen got his market value. 5) Flyers have ended up losing 3 UFAs with whom they waited until after season to try to negotiate extension — and found price had jumped.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline goes on a little Blue Jackets rant: “Many expected #CBJ to be 3-6-2, or about that, to this point. Were they expected to thrive? No. But they lack – or defy – defintion so far. Only line or pair that has played w definiton/purpose has been 4th. Other lines just sporadic bursts, the pairs wildly inconsistent. Go ahead & demote Johansen to minors/bench Brassard, if need be. But hard to grasp how Umberger – really struggling – leads Fs in ice time. Biggest question is … who are these guys, what is this team, where are they going? Very aimless. John Davidson scratching his head. Had NHL coach ask me two weeks ago: “How are the new guys fitting in?” Me: “Far as I can tell, good.” Him: “Oh. That’s too bad.” Me: “Meaning … ” Him: “They weren’t brought in to join the group, but to change it.” His point: gotta get ugly to change course sometime.” Many #CBJ fans feel stuck in black hole: UFAs not interested (unless gonzo ocerpaid); draft picks never pan out; good players lose mojo … What will break the cycle? Gotta be something seismic, something that may seem troublesome at the time. Who are these guys?”
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders Lubomir Visnovsky passed his physical and will join the team tomorrow for practice.
- John Shannon via twitter: Chris Campoli is signed with Geneva of the Swiss League.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators want their young guys playing, won’t be keeping 8 defenseman for long.
Quick Hits: Palushaj, Bolduc, Atkinson, Gonchar, Ehrhoff, Lecavalier, Smith-Pelly, Rundblad and Ristolainen
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: The Avalanche claim Aaron Palushaj from the Canadiens. The Coyotes put Alexandre Bolduc on waivers.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson is looking to return to the lineup on Sunday or Monday.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar is skating with the team today.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff suffered an undisclosed injury on Sunday and won’t play tonight against the Senators.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Vinny Lecavalier is back skating with the team today.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Ducks assign Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk of the AHL.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Coyotes assign David Rundblad to Portland of the AHL.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: 2013 NHL draft eligible Rasmus Ristolainen signed with TPS (Finland) through 2015.
- TSN: Bill Daly said he hadn’t spoken with Steve Fehr as of yesterday evening.
“Nothing today,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email Sunday night. “Don’t know whether we will speak before the holiday.”
They spoke on Saturday, but nothing came out of the talks.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch notes that if the NHL season gets underway, to not expect Sergei Gonchar to finish the season with the Senators. The Pittsburgh Penguins may target Gonchar, who is in the last year of his deal that will pay him $5.5 million. League sources are saying the Penguins are looking to bring him back. Penguins GM Ray Shero didn’t want to lose Gonchar before, but wouldn’t go to 3 years like the Senators did. The Sens won’t want to just give him away. Their blueline will already be without Jared Cowen, who had season ending hip surgery.
- Boston Globe: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid had 2 surgeries in October and would have been out until sometime in January, maybe February. He had one surgery for a blood clot under his collarbone and another surgery a couple weeks later to hopefully help prevent another one. A rib was removed and part of his neck muscle.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Posted the video.