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Posts Tagged Shane Doan
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney would move Keith Yandle if he received the right offer, and Shane Doanis the only untouchable.
“Our game plan has been the same. We’re driven to get into the playoffs,” Maloney said, while speaking Saturday afternoon on The Fourth Period LIVE on NHL Network Radio.
“Other than Shane Doan, there’s nobody that we wouldn’t trade if the deal was right for us. Some players obviously more than others.”
It’s possible that the Coyotes are buyers and sellers at the deadline. Maloney added that he’s mainly talked to Eastern Conference teams about trades. The Coyotes are not close to re-signing goalie Mike Smith.
”The long and short of it is until we have out ownership settled, to look a contract that is of the term and the dollar amount that (Smith) certainly has in his mind, I’m just not comfortable looking at that until you have an ownership in place, you sit down, you look at what your budgets are going to be, and how you can structure a team going forward,” Maloney admitted.
“We would like to retain Mike, that would be our goal, but we’re certainly not in a position to do that now. The sooner our ownership gets settled, the better for everybody.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smidis looking for a long-term deal.
“I’d like a five years, around that term. Yeah five years at $3.5 million (a season), that would be nice. I’d be more than happy with that. Obviously you look around and see what other guys are making,” said Smid,
“I do think we’re getting closer (to a deal). Negotiations are pretty good right now. We have three days left and I’m really hopeful we’ll get a deal done. Obviously we have to have something done by Wednesday. I would hate to be traded. We have a great thing going on now and I’d hate to leave.”
The Oilers have come up recently in with their offers. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini will also have to decide what to do with their other UFAs: Ryan Whitney, Ryan Jones, Mark Fistric and Nikolai Khabibulin.
Whitney on trade talk,
“I’m trying not to think of things (trade destinations), but you hear things. If I don’t get traded, they want me here, I think. If I do get traded, it means another team wants me. It’s a win-win,” he said.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers would consider drafting Aleksander Barkov with their first pick, but they’d need to get into the top five to do so. Canucks Roberto Luongo turns 34 on Thursday. Matheson can’t see them getting more than a 2nd round pick and a prospect for Luongo. They might be able to get Tyler Bozak from the Maple Leafs or they might have to take on someone’s mistake. Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis is available.
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: The emergence of Braden Holtby doesn’t necessarily mean that Michal Neuvirth is on the block at the trade deadline according to Capitals GM George McPhee.
Bernier still waiting on a trade … Senators will have options … Could Doan be moved? Leafs could target Getzlaf
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Last spring Kings goalie, Jonathan Bernier, asked to be traded. GM Dean Lombardi talked to a couple teams, but didn’t get a deal he liked. That, along with Jonathan Quick’s back injury, the trade went on the back burner. Sources say a Bernier trade likely won’t happen until after Roberto Luongo is traded. Rumors are the Kings could be looking for a top four defenseman. Bernier is really the only major asset the Kings are willing to move. The Maple Leafs could be one option for Bernier, and there is one specific player on the Leafs roster that Lombardi has indicated privately that he likes. He isn’t saying but it’s not looking like the Leafs are willing to move him at the moment. The Lightning, Blue Jackets and Devils have looked at Bernier at some point. Bernier will be a RFA at the end of this year.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators will have trade options, but will take a week or so for things to shake out.
- Matthew Sekeres via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said he thinks that Shane Doan said no to the Canucks in the summer as Doan believed that the Coyotes would be staying in Phoenix. Doan could be traded if the Coyotes aren’t in the hunt at the NHL trade deadline. Maybe the Canucks will take another look at him.
- Howard Berger of BergerBytes: Berger wonders if the Maple Leafs could trade for Ryan Getzlaf if he becomes available. A Western Conference executive,
“He could be available. But, there will be a fair amount of interest in him and he won’t come cheap.”
The Leafs have been looking for No. 1 center since Mats Sundin left in 2007-08. Without having a No. 1 center, it would appear reasonable for GM David Nonis to consider trading Phil Kessel before the trade deadline. If the Maple Leafs were able to get someone like Getzlaf, keeping Kessel would make sense. Ducks GM Bob Murray has said that he wants to re-sign Getzlaf and Corey Perry, but that will be difficult.
“I don’t believe Anaheim will keep both players,” said my source. “I think Bob Murray may be looking for a different mix up front. But, it depends how this season goes. If the Ducks have a great year, all of that could change.”
If the Leafs were looking to trading for him, they would want to have assurance that he’d be interested in a long-term commitment. If the Ducks say that Getzlaf won’t re-sign with them, 3 options for Getzlaf are 1) agree to sign with team that trades for him, 2) become a free agent in July and c) target the Kings in the offseason so he can remain in California (he’s built a home and his family is settled in Anaheim). Nazem Kadri would be starting point in a deal, possibly with Nikolai Kulemin and a 2nd or 3rd round pick. The Leafs won’t trade their 2013 1st round pick or Morgan Rielly.
Some GMs want to “Dismantle” their teams … Was a deal close on Wednesday? Some progress has been made
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Gary Bettman has apparently told some NHLPA members on Thursday that the some general managers have told him they regret some of the contracts they had previously handed out and would welcome the chance to “dismantle” their team to get below the $60 million cap limit the NHL is proposing. The players were angered and demanded to know which GMs said this.
- Michael Grange of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that a new CBA was close on Wednesday night but league sources say that the NHLPA “pulled the chute.” The PA said they didn’t nothing. Talks have leveled off the last couple days, and hope of a deal getting done by the 5th with the season starting on the 12th, are now gone. If they could have reached a deal and started on the 12th, $130 million in revenue may have been generated. That’s $65 million for the players, averaging about $100,000 per player. If a deal gets done and the season starts on Jan. 19th, the players will have lost approximately $700 million since Nov. 2nd, or about $1 million per players on average.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Despite the positive tone leaving in the last couple days, both sides have made some progress.
• The NHLPA agreed to go to 10 years in CBA length, finally matching the NHL’s desire on term for the deal (although the NHLPA has an opt out after Year 7 while the NHL would prefer one after Year 8).
• The NHLPA asked the NHL to up its compliance buyout to two per team, up from one per team before the 2013-14 season. The league agreed.
• The NHL upped its salary variance rule to 30 percent, up from the 5 percent and then 10 percent demands it had had in previous offers.
There are still 7 or 8 issues that are unresolved, with the most meaningful ones being the salary cap for next season, max term on player contracts and the players pension.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The mediator went back and forth yesterday trying to find a middle ground on their unresolved issues. LeBrun was told that both sides have told the mediator that they have a bit of room to move on some issues.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: For the NHLPA to agree on a 10 year CBA, they have a couple conditions: an opt out after 7 years and a minimum salary of $800,000 in the 9th year.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: The players had asked for 2 compliance buyouts. The players are not apparently upset at how GMs would use the buyouts to get rid of contracts they regret.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Dreger noted that the NHL owners won’t be returning to the CBA negotiations.
- NHLPA: Players attending yesterday’s meetings: Chris Campoli, Mathieu Darche, Shane Doan, Andrew Ference, Ron Hainsey, Jamal Mayers, George Parros, Kevin Westgarth.
Doan was close to signing with the Flyers … Sheahan was arrested in a Teletubby costume … Klefbom surgery choice
- Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly: A day after Shane Doan re-signed with the Coyotes in September, his agent, Terry Bross, posted a picture of two Shane Doan jersey’s in Flyers colors on instagram. The picture had the caption “So glad this didn’t happen. It came close though.” A Flyers team source did say the that the Flyers created Doan jerseys “months ago.” Theey also said that it is not uncommon for them to make up jerseys for potential players.
- Peter Wallner of MLive: When Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was pulled over by the cops on October 29th, he was nearly four times (0.30) over the legal limit, and he was wearing a purple Teletubby costume. Sheahan was charged with providing false information as he was carrying Brendan Smith’s Michigan drivers license.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom is anticipating he’s played his last game in Sweden. Klefbom gets to choose where he’ll have surgery, Dec. 6th in Sweden or Dec. 13th in Edmonton.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Jason Chimera will be returning to the U.S. after 5 games with Chomutov in the Czech league. He was on a month-to-month deal.
NHL allowed GMs to speak with players last week … Yahoo! Sports obtained the memo the NHL sent to teams
- Chris Johnston in the Winnipeg Free Press: The NHLPA was questioning the NHL’s motives when team owners and GMs were given a 48 hour window to speak with their players about the NHL’s offer last week. Team employees were told they were allowed to answer players question until midnight last Friday. Since the lockout started, team employees were forbidden to talk to players.
“Most owners are not allowed to attend bargaining meetings,” said Steve Fehr, the NHLPA’s special counsel. “No owners are allowed to speak to the media about the bargaining. It is interesting that they are secretly unleashed to talk to the players about the meetings the players can attend, but the owners cannot.”
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: “Source: NHL issued memo to owners, GMs, telling them they could answer questions about proposal but not lobby players to get a deal done.”
- Greg Wyshynski and Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports: The NHL’s memo, obtained by Yahoo! Sports, that was sent to teams last week.
We understand that some of you are being contacted by one or more of your Players and that your inability to respond substantively is creating some awkwardness in your relationships.
Accordingly, and only between now and 11:59 pm (local time) on Friday night (10/19), the NHL By-Law 17.17 prohibition will not be applied to conversations that result from you being contacted by your Players — PROVIDED, THAT ANY SUCH CONVERSATIONS ARE STRICTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THIS MEMORANDUM. A failure to follow these rules can both set us back in our effort to resolve this work stoppage and cause serious legal problems and will be deemed a violation of NHL By-Law 17.17 (subject to appropriate penalties).
Therefore, please read these rules carefully and be certain that you adhere to them without exception. They have been designed in light of the fact that the NHLPA is, in fact and in law, the sole collective bargaining representative of the Players and that any effort to motivate the Players must be to have them act through their union, not instead of or in opposition to it.
As a matter of labor law you are permitted to express the views and opinions of the Club and the League concerning the proposal currently on the table.
YOU MAY NOT: “Negotiate” with a Player. This means you may not explore alternatives or variations to the proposals on the table from either side because that would be prohibited “direct dealing”. You may not ask “What do you want?” or “What do the Players want?” or “What should the League propose?” If a Player tells you that he or others are trying to find a different approach, he should be told that all ideas and suggestions should be presented to the Union and not directly to you or anyone else in the League except through the Union. You may not ask him what he or others have in mind.
If he volunteers what he has in mind you should not respond positively or negatively or ask any questions but instead refer him to the NHLPA. Likewise, you may not suggest hypothetical proposals that the League might make in the future or that the League might entertain from the Union.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirms that he hasn’t talked to any players about the CBA, and has remained distant from all players.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray, “no contact was made by either side.”
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: No Canadiens players were contacted last week.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: Flames player rep, Matt Stajan, said he didn’t have any contact with team employees, nor knew of any players who did.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes Shane Doan said there wasn’t any communication between players and management last week.
Wings get big fine … Leafs have assets to get Luongo deal done … Coyotes player update … Some overseas notes
- TSN: The Red Wings organization has been fined in the neighborhood of $250,000 for comments made by senior VP Jim Devellano in an interview with Island Sports News.
“It’s very complicated and way too much for the average Joe to understand, but having said that, I will tell you this,” said Devellano. “The owners can basically be viewed as the Ranch, and the players, and me included, are the cattle. The owners own the Ranch and allow the players to eat there. That’s the way its always been and that the way it will be forever. And the owners simply aren’t going to let a union push them around. It’s not going to happen.”
“Yes, they are billionaires,” Devellano said. “Good on them, they deserve it, but they also make their employees millionaires. Not a bad tradeoff for a guy like (Milan) Lucic getting what, $6 million a year? I mean good on him too, but he should be grateful. Understand, though, that these players want for nothing … it’s first class this, first class that, meal allowances, travel money on the road, the whole shebang.”
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Roberto Luongo may have come to the realization that getting to traded back to Florida is “hanging on by a thread, if at all.” The Maple Leafs have already made a solid offer for Luongo, and when Canucks GM Mike Gillis was asked about the deal, he said “there were several assets the Buds have which can get it done.” Before the CBA expired, there were reports that a mystery team or 2 may have entered the Luongo sweepstakes. The Oilers were mentioned as one team that could be interested. Nikolai Khabibulin may retire if the season is wiped out. Devan Dubnyk has improved, but is not a sure thing as a #1.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson is expected to head to their AHL training camp this Friday. Keith Yandle is skating in Boston, and plans to stay there for the time being. Yandle on playing overseas, “I’m not sure,” he said. “I haven’t really even thought about that too much, to be honest. Right now I’m preparing as if the season will start.” What other Coyotes are thinking. David Moss will be staying Phoenix for the time being. Antoine Vermette will stay for a bit, but may join the traveling league in Quebec that some NHLers are trying to put together. David Schlemko isn’t sure about Europe and will wait until mid-late October to decide on anything. Raffi Torres is undecided. Derek Morris is unsure. Zbynek Michalek is considering Europe. Martin Hanzal has a couple options with Czech and other European teams. Mike Smith and his pregnant wife don’t have a problem with going to Europe. Boyd Gordon would consider playing in Europe. Paul Bissonnette will stay. Steve Sullivan doesn’t want to leave his family. Shane Doan isn’t sold on leaving.
- The Fourth Period: Steven Stamkos’ agent, Mark Guy, confirmed that Stamkos “has been contacted by many teams,” but is not close to making a decision. HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A League is one of the teams that is reportedly interested in Stamkos.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Dmitry Kulikov may be close to signing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: There have been no goalies to head overseas, and it may be hard for them to find work. Henrik Lundqvist should be joining Frolunda. Senators Craig Anderson will have to be patient.
“It’s not just a matter of finding a job … it’s a matter of finding a job and making sure that the player is protected now and in the future,” Anderson’s agent, Justin Duberman, said from his Chicago office Saturday.
“There is a lot of risk in going over. There’s a lot of great things about going over as well from a hockey standpoint, but you have to make sure you protect yourself from an insurance standpoint to make sure it’s a great opportunity.”
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: Players may not be in a rush to make a deal as their escrow checks are coming, 8% of their base salary from last year. Average checks will be about $163,000.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: “There is no way, kids, that Crosby is coming to the KHL. Not with teams like Vityaz roaming around, specializing on injuring opposing stars.”… “The KHL can and will protect Russian NHLers against goons, but Crosby? If anything, Sid-hunting will be encouraged. No reason for him to go.” … “Guys like Shea Weber (big, scary D-man) and Patrick Kane (you know, vodka) would be welcome and do well in KHL. But finesse stars, stay away.”
Lucic to sign extension … Benn deal unlikely … Doan has no-movement, says 6 teams were in mix … Panthers injuries
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: The Bruins will sign Milan Lucic to a long-term contract extension this morning. Dupont guesses the money will be upwards of Tyler Seguin’s $5.75 million.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: It’s unlikely that the Stars will get Jamie Benn signed to a contract extension. The Stars like to give out “bridge” contracts, 2 or 3 years in the $3 million range. Loui Eriksson and James Neal signed “bridge” deals. Benn wants more, especially after similar players are signing 5 or 6 year deals around $6 million. Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk,
“I would say pretty slow. We’ve had discussions , but I think it’s their prerogative to wait until after a new CBA, so that’s what we’ll do.”
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Would be a big surprise if P.K. Subban signs a contract extension before the lockout starts.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Shane Doan has a no-movement clause, and the $2 million bonus is deferred until the end of his contract.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: TSN’s Mike Johnson said that according to Doan, the Maple Leafs, Canucks, Rangers, Flyers, Predators and Penguins were in the mix. The Maple Leafs confirmed they made a strong pitch for Doan.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Even if training camp were to start on time, the Panthers would be without Erik Gudbranson and Kris Versteeg due to injuries. Dmitry Kulikov is still not signed. Versteeg had hip surgery after the playoffs last year, and was told it would be 4 to 6 months recovery. He said on Thursday that he’s a few months away. Versteeg’s injury is hockey related, so he’ll get paid and be able to use the teams facilities. Gudbranson’s injury was not hockey related, so he won’t be paid, and is expected to be out 4 months.
- John Gambodoro via twitter: The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Shane Doan to a 4 year, $21.2 million contract. He’ll get a $2 million bonus.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The $2 million will be deferred until the contract expires. He’ll get $1 million in 2016-17 and $1 million the following year.
Subban rumors … Luongo on way back to Vancouver … Canucks working on Edler, Burrows extensions … Wings get Colaiacovo?
- Bertrand Raymond of RDS: (through google translate) P.K. Subban is not worried that he doesn’t have a contract with the Canadiens yet, and his agent said things are going normally. The Canadiens won’t admit that there were talks with the Flyers about Subban. It happened shortly after the Flyers lost out on Shea Weber. It’s presumed that the Flyers took the lead in inquiring about Subban’s status. They may not have went the offer sheet route as they were convinced the Canadiens would match it. One of the names mentioned was obviously Sean Couturier.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Can forget the Subban trade rumors to the Flyers. According to source, there is nothing to it.
- Eric Engels via twitter: The Flyers are not the only team to have inquired about Subban. The Flyers are not the only team to ask the Canadiens if they would match an offer sheet.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers GM Dale Tallon spoke with Canucks GM Mike Gillis in June about a possible Roberto Luongo trade, but talks have since cooled. The Canucks want a number of the Panthers top young players, but the Panthers aren’t interested in that.
“I don’t know what to expect. I’m just treating this as a regular start to a season,” he said. “For me, things are the same. I’m going back to Vancouver and I’m going to work hard. There are things I don’t control. But I’m going to make the best of it.
“Of course this is strange. I don’t know what the future holds. You don’t know when a trade will happen or whether it even will. There have been some stressful moments. But I’m still here, doing the job I love.”
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks are working on signing 3 players before Saturday’s lockout. They are they are trying to re-sign both Alex Edler and Alex Burrows and are holding out hope for Shane Doan. Edler and Burrows are entering the final year of their contracts. Botchford via twitter: GM Mike Gillis on a Luongo trade: “We’re one the league’s wealthiest teams. We don’t have fire sales.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland tweeted at 7:48 pm last night that the Red Wings signed Carlo Colaiacovo to a 2 year deal worth $5 million, $2.15 million this year and $2.85 million next year. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: (posted at 8:30 pm last night) Red Wings GM Ken Holland told the Free Press last night that he is talking with Colaiacovo. Holland added that they are “close” to re-signing Justin Abdelkader.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog will likely play in the AHL this season. “As a general rule, only players in their “first” contracts can be assigned to AHL teams without waivers. That means the Avs are free to send him to LE if they want without fear of losing him. They can’t, therefore, send players such as Matt Duchene or Ryan O’Reilly to LE, because their first contracts have expired.”
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman said that he’s recovered well from the surgery he had in April to repair cartilage in his knee.
- Terrell Williams of NHL.com: The Hurricanes added 5 investor groups yesterday, all locally based. Three of the investors are: Playmakers Management, LLC (Ron Francis), GreengardenDRC, LLC (Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry) and Ron de Lange. The other two are kept private.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Bill Daly said in an email on Saturday, “No meetings are scheduled at this point.” Wild Zenon Konopka was at the meetings and had this to say,
“A lot was said and a lot needs to be processed and I think it probably takes a day or two to think about it and come up with some new ideas,” Wild centre Zenon Konopka, who sat in on Friday’s session, said from New York on Saturday.
“It’s hard to know, to be honest with you,” said Konopka. “I think there’s going to be some new ideas in the next week or so. As for a proposal, you’ve got to think there’s going to be something before Sept. 15 but I can’t say that for sure.”
Over 200 players will meet with Don Fehr in New York on Wednesday and Thursday to get an update on where talks stand. Konopka added that the NHLPA are trying to get a CBA that will help small-market teams,
“As players we feel like we have to get to the root of the problem. We feel like we have to help small-market teams and we have to make sure they’re healthy going into the next three or four years,” said Konopka.
“If we can get those teams healthy, the whole league — including the players and fans — will be better for it.”
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: During an informal workout, Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson suffered a “bad” shoulder injury. The Panthers haven’t confirmed the injury yet, if the source said if it’s as serious as he believes, Gudbranson could be out for 4 months.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers GM Glen Sather on contract talks with Michael Del Zotto, “He’ll come to his senses.” Sather added that Del Zotto’s offer is there and that the Rangers won’t negotiate against themselves.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Anders Linback may be the Lightning’s number goalie of the future, but the according to Guy Boucher, Lindback and Mathieu Garon will be 1 and 1a for this season.
“They’re both going to get a lot of ice time,” Boucher. “I’m not expecting Lindback to come in here and play 65 games. He played 15 games the past two years, so it’s not fair to him. It’s not fair for the expectations.”
“We know he’s going to be good, but how good we don’t know,” Boucher said of Lindback. “That’s why Garon is perfect for him. He’ll be able to help him with how to manage things. And we know we can put Garon in net and get good results.”
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Reports are that if/once the Coyotes sale goes through, Shane Doan will sign a 4 year, $21.5 million deal. ($.5.375 million cap hit)
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Shane Doan’s decision to stay with the Coyotes or sign elsewhere will affect Mike Smith (free agent next summer) and other free agents.
“If he leaves, it’ll be a big blow to this franchise and this organization,” goalie Mike Smith said. “I think it’ll determine whether or not people sign back here or how we lure in free agents in the future. It’ll definitely be interesting to figure all that out.”
“We were gonna kind of wait to see what Shane did, too,” Smith said. “Obviously he’s a huge piece of the puzzle in Phoenix.”
Doan has contract done, needs to sign it … Ryan regrets interview … Eaves skating … CBJ wanted Jagr … Kuznetsov wanted invite
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Shane Doan said on XTRA 910 that a contract is done between him and the Coyotes, and all he has to do is sign it when Greg Jamison acquires the team. Doan also confirmed that Jamison has the money to purchase the team. The list of teams that he’d consider joining is down to 2 or 3 teams if a deal with the Coyotes can’t be worked out. Doan’s radio interview.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Bobby Ryan now regrets the interview where he said he told management to trade him if it was in the best interest of the team.
“But about 10 minutes after the interview, I was like, ‘Gosh, I shouldn’t have done that, seeing that I’m teeing off on the 37th hole of the day after 11 o’clock.’ It was kind of stupid.
“At that point, you can’t kick yourself for too long. I knew that if (Ducks general manager Bob Murray) really had a problem with it, he would reach out to me. That never happened.”
Ryan, nor his agent Mark Guy, formally asked the Ducks for a trade.
“You know, I was glad,” Ryan said. “I was kind of expecting a phone call at some point. And then I knew with the (possible) lockout, things could change. I was really excited that it didn’t because I didn’t want to book a flight anywhere else.”
ESPN reported in the summer that the Flyers wanted to trade James van Riemsdyk in a package for Ryan, but the Ducks wanted Brayden Schenn.
- George Richards via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis has not asked Roberto Luongo for a list of teams he’d accept a trade too.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Patrick Eaves hasn’t played since suffering a concussion last November. His headaches are ‘fewer and further between’, but he still hasn’t been cleared by team doctors. Eaves said,
“that the bad part is behind me now. This is part of the progress, skating with other guys and trying to get used to that. The speed is, obviously, not what it is at training camp. I’m just happy to be out there with the guys.”
- The Fourth Period: The Columbus Dispatch reported that the Blue Jackets offered Jaromir Jagr a 1 year deal worth $4.2 million before he signed a 1 year deal worth $4.5 million with the Stars.
- CSN Washington: Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov wasn’t happy that he wasn’t invited to the teams development camp in July.
“I really wanted to [to go],” Kuznetsov told Sport-Express, whose interview is translated here by Russian Machine Never Breaks. “It’s just very interesting to get another look at how it is there [in Washington]. Even if I wouldn’t be able to go, just to get the invitation would be nice. I don’t know whether they gave up on me altogether or not, but it’s somewhat strange.”
The Capitals have tried to sign him, he announced in May that he signed a 2 year deal with Traktor of the KHL.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: After Malcolm Subban signed with the Bruins, 18 of the top 30 2012 1st round picks have signed entry-level deals.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that contract talks continue with Jeremy Welsh, and that he’d thinks they can get it done by next week.
Doan staying? No NTC or NMC for Weber … Visnovsky waits … Zetterberg next Wings captain? Beauchemin ready for camp
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer is hearing that Shane Doan will be staying in Phoenix.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Shea Weber’s agent Jarrett Bousquet said yesterday that the ‘offer sheet’ has been formalized into a contract, and that it doesn’t contain a no-trade or no-movement clause.
- Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Lubomir Visnovsky and the NHLPA made their case before an arbitrator on Tuesday, and a decision is expected before Sept. 15th. Arbitrator George Nicrolau will have to decide whether Visnovsky’s no-trade clause was permanently eliminated when he waived it in 2010 to go from the Oilers to the Ducks.
“If he loses, he goes to the Islanders happy,” Sheehy told The Post. “If he wins, he would go back to Anaheim.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Danny Cleary is certain that Henrik Zetterberg will be the next captain of the Red Wings. The Wings may make an announcement next week as to who will be their next captain.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: With Ryan O’Reilly still unsigned, it might have cost him the “C’ which many thought he was destined to be.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: There is no Predators – Jon Blum contract updates as of yesterday.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin said on Tuesday that his right shoulder is doing fine after surgery and he’d be ready for training camp if there isn’t a lockout.