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Posts Tagged Tomas Kaberle
The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenseman Tomas Kaberle to the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jaroslav Spacek.
Kaberle was signed this offseason by the Hurricanes for 3 years at $12.75 million. Things didn’t work that well in Carolina for him, and he had been rumored to be on the trade block for over a month. He carries a $4.25 million cap for 2 more seasons.
Spacek carries a $3.833 million cap hit, and will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Gus Katsaros via twitter: “Expensive contract aside, the change in scenery could do Kabs some good. Another puck rusher letting Subban be the shot on the PP”
Dennis Bernstein via twitter: “All the Kaberle deal does is jam up cap space Gauthier’s successor would have had off Spacek expiring deal.”
Brodeur isn’t thinking retirement. PHX moving to Quebec City next year? Blue Jackets reject ‘Canes trade offer … Injury notes for your fantasy hockey teams
- Bob Mitchell of the Toronto Star: Thoughts of retirement haven’t crept into Martin Brodeur’s mind yet.
“I haven’t given any thought to that,” Brodeur said. “There might be a time when I have to ask that question but I’m not ready to ask it yet.”
- Eric Francis via twitter: For those questioning 16 teams in the “West” and 14 in the “East” – “that will be taken care of when Phx moves to Que City next year”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson turned down a trade offer from the Hurricanes last month. The ‘Canes offered Tomas Kaberble and a 2nd round pick for Derick Brassard.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers don’t have interest in free agent defenseman Bryan McCabe and Flames dman Cory Sarich. Even if Sarich was put on re-entry waiver (hasn’t been waived) they wouldn’t be interested.
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo left last night’s game in the 2nd period after taking a shot to the throat by Gabriel L.
“I already told Alain I’m good to go Thursday,” Luongo joked. We think, although he is good to go. “The neck was fine,” he continued. “I just didn’t feel like myself for a little while there. Not that there’s much oxygen up there to begin with. I had trouble breathing for a few seconds there. I felt fine afterward, just a little light-headed the rest of the way. I was just basically trying to catch my breath.”
David Booth was involved in a knee-on-knee hit and will have a MRI done today.
- Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Bruins forward Tyler Seguin was scratched last night for missing a mandatory team meeting and breakfast yesterday morning. “I did set an alarm. I woke up to it, but it wasn’t Winnipeg time, it was Boston time. I guess I got in late and didn’t think to change it. It was a mistake. I’ve got to live with it.” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said it wasn’t the first time that he’s broken a team rule.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild goalie Josh Harding left after only 71 seconds into last night’s game. Harding was accidentally elbowed in the head by teammate Nick Schultz. Matt Hackett made his NHL debut. Devin Setoguchi also left the game with an undisclosed injury.
- Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell missed his 2nd consecutive game, but coach Terry Murray indicated the he should be able to go on Thursday.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said James van Riemsdyk is available for tonight against the Sabres.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche winger Peter Mueller had been out with a groin injury, is now back to being out with a head injury. He’s only been able to play 18 games over the last 3 seasons.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche center Paul Stastny missed last night’s game with a torso injury.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen, who just came back from a foot injury, suffered an upper-body injury last night.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators forward Peter Regin is expected to be back by mid-December. He’s projected as a top 6 player.
Tradability of some Capitals … Gillis responds to Luongo rumors … Injury notes on Markov, MacDonald, Kubina, Martinez, Richards, Higgins and Morrow
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance looks at the tradability of some Capitals if they can’t turn it around. Alex Ovechkin: Anything is possible, but he is the face the franchise. He has a cap hit of $9.5 million until 2020-21. Hard to imagine they’d move him. Mike Green: He’ll be a RFA at seasons end. Battling injuries all year, but could be a centerpiece of a Capitals shakeup. Alexander Semin: Carries a cap hit of $6.7 million and has been in the rumor mill for awhile. He would be the most likely ‘top’ player to be dealt if the Capitals decided to do something big. May only get a draft pick for him and not a player in return that would help win a Cup. Nicklas Backstrom: Like Ovechkin, pretty much an untouchable. Has a modified no-trade clause.
- Ryan Rishaug via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis on Roberto Luongo trade rumors: “Not a chance”
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC.ca: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said it’s not his final season, “Not unless you know something I don’t.” On Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford giving up his GM post to Ron Francis, “That may happen at some point,” Rutherford said. “But it’s not just around the corner.” The Hurricanes could look to move Tuomo Ruuttu and Tomas Kaberle. A couple of GMs have said a players contract for this year can make it difficult to make a trade. Many teams are at the top of their budget or over due to injuries. Ducks GM Murray said many teams called about Ryan, some thought he was being “auctioned off. ” Toronto, Philadelphia, Rangers, Vancouver, Florida, Carolina, Minnesota and others had interest. Murray added that Selanne will retire a Duck. Some Cup contenders have some cap room this year: Sharks ($2.5 million), Bruins ($4.5 million), Blackhawks ($5.5 million) and Red Wings ($5.6 million). The Panthers were interested in Kyle Turris, but it may be difficult to mess with chemistry down in Florida now. Friedman wonders if the Flames would consider trading Miikka Kiprusoff. His no-movement clause ends at the end of the season.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Andrei Markov will be rehabbing for 4 to 6 weeks.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald has been put the IR and is expected to be out 2 to 4 weeks with a right leg injury.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning defenseman Mattias Ohlund suffered a “big” setback in his recovery. Pavel Kubina has a lower body injury and missed last night’s game. He is not ruling himself out for tonight’s game. “Let’s not kid ourselves,” Boucher said. “We’re not in a position as a team to lose defensemen and keep playing and look the same way. The reality is it’s something we know we have to improve, so it’s tough.” Mathieu Garon will likely start in net tonight.
- Rich Hammond via twitter: Kings Alec Martinez has been medically cleared to return but will likely miss at least one more game. Mike Richards is “feeling better” but hasn’t returned to the ice and will miss at least the next 2 games due to being on the IR. Richards is able to ride a stationary bike.
- Monte Stewart of the Globe and Mail: Canucks will be without Chris Higgins tonight as he’s out with a staph infection in his foot. Viktor Oreskovich was recalled and will likely find himself on the 4th line.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Brenden Morrow and Trevor Daley are still on target for a Thursday return.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Tuukka Rask will likely be in net tonight for the Bruins against the Jets.
- Jim Diamond via twitter: Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators tonight against the Coyotes. Unless according to coach Barry Trotz “he has the flu or falls down the stairs or something like that.”
Turris to make season debut … No timetable on Green … Giordano to IR … Rutherford talks Kaberle … Miller close … Schneider to start
- TSN: Kyle Turris is expected to make his season debut with the Coyotes tonight against the Jets.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Mike Green has skated 4 of the last 5 days, but there is still no timetable on his return. He’s missed 9 straight games with a strained groin muscle.
“I’d like to be back tomorrow but that’s not going to happen,” Green said. “It’s just kind of a day-to-day thing, there’s no set schedule. It’s just me getting back into shape and making sure that I’m 100 percent healthy if not 90 percent at least.
“As far as game shape with being explosive,” Green added, “I still have some strengthening to do, who knows how long that will take.”
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano was put on the IR and will be out at least 7 days. He suffered a hamstring injury after blocking a shot on Tuesday.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Jim Rutherford: “Tomas Kaberle better pick up his game or he won’t be in Carolina Long!”
- Gord Stellick via twitter: If Brian Burke was hired by the Maple Leafs 6 months earlier, his choice for head coach would have been Joel Quenneville rather than Ron Wilson.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres goalie Ryan Miller hasn’t been ruled out for this weekend by Lindy Ruff. Tyler Ennis may play on Friday. Jordan Leopold is out for the weekend, but could play next week.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks Mason Raymond is ready to return. He’s skating with Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen. Manny Malhotra to the 4th line.
- Vancouver Canucks via twitter: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks against the Predators tonight.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: It sounds like Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers Friday against the Ducks.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: If Jarome Iginla is thinking about asking for a trade or possibly open to the idea of moving on, he isn’t saying so. He still believes that Calgary is the best situation for him.
“I want to win here and believe we can be a good team here. That’s really where my thoughts are,” Iginla said.
“It’s 60 games left, a lot of season. It’s a lot of time for us to make our way back.”
The 34 year old Iginla has one more year on his contract at $7 million. He may not want to go through another rebuilding process.
“It’s just the way it works, the way media is, as far as Internet and how easy it is to just run with a story,” he continued. “It’s not always accurate, that’s for sure, but that’s fine. I’m not blaming anybody, but there are things you read that aren’t accurate and you just move on.
“The best way to stop a story is to win games and climb in the standings.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: If Flames GM Jay Feaster decides he wants to move Iginla, he’ll need to get him to waive his no-movement clause and a blessing from ownership. If Iginla decides he wants to be traded, LeBrun thinks the Bruins will be one of the teams that will be interested.
Over the weekend Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reported that Ryan Miller wanted out of Buffalo.
“That is not true at all, and I have never made any comment concerning my status with the team,” Miller told ESPN.com via text message Tuesday. “I am proud of being a Sabre for all we have accomplished, and I am excited about the new chapter Terry and Kim Pegula have inspired. I am working hard to get healthy and build my game back to where I want it so I can start to contribute to an effort to build a championship team.”
- Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Ducks’ chief executive, Michael Schulman gave GM Bob Murray a vote of confidence.
“We are certainly frustrated with the results to this point but remain optimistic that we can turn this season around,” Schulman said. “Bob has been largely responsible for a great deal of our success since he joined the organization, and we have complete confidence he will lead us out of this difficult time as well.”
- Jay Greenberg of CSN Philly: Injuries have hit the Flyers blueline, and they will likely go with some call-ups for now. “People I talk to, everybody is looking for a defenseman now, not looking to trade one.” said Holmgren. That could change if the Flyers decided to offer up one of their core young forwards.
- Dustin Leed of The Hockey Guys: Sources are telling Leed that Chris Pronger’s knee surgery could keep him out longer than the expected 4 weeks. The Flyers are concerned about Pronger’s injuries, and GM Paul Holmgren has been working the phones for a defenseman. Sources have confirmed that the Flyers have contacted the Flames about Mark Giordano and Scott Hannan. Putting Andreas Nodl on waivers put the Flyers at 49 contracts. The Hurricanes are willing to move a defenseman or two for a top 9 forward. The Flyers are not interested in Tomas Kaberle. They could offer draft picks for Tim Gleason ($2.9 million) or Bryan Allen ($2.75 million). Philly has the Kings 2nd round pick, either a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick from the Panthers, and a 2013 3rd round pick from the Wild, to go along with their picks that they could offer up. Lightning Bruno Gervais is another potential target. The Canucks have been shopping Keith Ballard, but Leed doesn’t see the Flyers interested in his $4.2 million salary. The Flyers don’t have any interest in moving Matt Carle or Sergei Bobrovsky at the moment. For now they will go with Kevin Marshall and Marc-Andre Bourdon, but they’ll likely need another steady defenseman at some point.
- David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent Keith Aulie back to the Marlies, so Carl Gunnarsson will play tonight.
Sunday morning rumor update … D-day for Filatov coming … Injuries to Hall, Edler, Lehtonen, Daley, and Eaves
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun:
- Garrioch wouldn’t be surprised if the Stars showed interest in Jarome Iginla to help put the team back on the hockey map. If the Flames and Iginla (NTC) decide to move on, there will be plenty of teams interested. New Stars owner Tom Gaglardi is believed to be giving GM Joe Nieuwendyk the resources to add some salary.
- Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has interest in a goaltending and defensemen. Yzerman isn’t offering anything up that teams are interested in for a defenseman. He’d move Mattias Ohlund, but no one is interested in his remaining 3 years with a $3.607 million cap hit. Yzerman could be targeting Jonathan Bernier.
- The Blue Jackets are trying to get Bernier as well.
- Canucks GM Mike Gillis has been trying to trade Keith Ballard, and would like to get a defenseman in return. They may try to get Matt Carle from the Flyers.
- Don’t look for Islanders Kyle Okposo to get traded, he is wearing an “A”. Isles GM Garth Snow is looking for some forward help.
- Avalanche coach Joe Sacco is on the hotseat. Avs GM Greg Sherman may look to make a deal to shake things up. Center Paul Stastny’s name has come up. Many don’t think they’d move Stastny, but anything is possible in Colorado according to one league executive.
- The Flames could be interested in Oilers center Sam Gagner.
- The Hurricanes aren’t thrilled with Tomas Kaberle and have checked around to see if there is any interest.
- The Blackhawks would like to add a defenseman.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Adding a goalie will likely be the main goal for Lightning GM Steve Yzerman this summer. Erlendsson doesn’t think they’ll make a change during the season. Dustin Tokarski and Jaroslav Janus are unknown projects who haven’t shown if they can play in the NHL. Cory Schneider and Jonathan Bernier could become trade options. The Lightning scouted the Kings late last year. A Vancouver scout was said to be scouting the Lightning’s AHL affiliate. Wild backup, Josh Harding, will be a UFA at the end of the year. A long shot could be 28 year old Vasily Koshechkin, a 2002 draft pick playing in Russia.
- Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic: Kyle Turris was originally going to be sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint, but will now remain with the Coyotes.
“Kyle has returned in phenomenal condition,” Maloney said. “We skated him hard two days in a row, and he looks strong and in shape, so we’ve decided to keep him with us. We still have the option to send him to Portland for a couple games next weekend, which we may, but it’s not in stone. We’re going to assess where he is in practice and potentially play him as early as next week.”
- Darren Millard via twitter: Millard wonders if last night will be the last straw in Washington. Will management make a coaching change?
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators GM Bryan Murray told Nikita Filatov that he’d make a decision on his playing future by November 30th. Filatov has said he’d rather go play in the KHL if there isn’t a roster spot in Ottawa. He has 6 points in his last 2 games, 12 points total in 14 games (not including last night’s game).
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers forward Taylor Hall left last night’s game with a shoulder injury.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler suffered what looked to be a shoulder injury in the 2nd period last night.
- Dallas Morning News: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen took a shot off his right knee, just above the goalie pad. He left right after and didn’t return. (it also looked like he could have injured his groin.)
- Dallas Stars via twitter: Stars defenseman Trevor Daley left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avs put defenseman Erik Johnson on the IR with a groin injury.
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove link: Talk on the Flames and Iginla. Iginla may be thinking about moving on.
- Mike Brudenell of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves was taken off the ice on a stretcher after taking a shot off the side of the head/face. He was taken to a hospital, and was diagnosed with a fractured jaw.
Parise could test UFA market … Semin practices with 4th line … CBJ-CAR talking … Isles shopping Okposo? What is Gagner worth?
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils would like to lock up Zach Parise long-term, but it’s likely he’ll test the free agent market. Parise wants to win a Cup, but are the Devils close enough?
“When you’re here for seven years and have never been past the second round, you realize it’s going by quick,” he said. “You see how hard it is. There are 29 teams every year that are disappointed, so it’s not easy. You’ve got to get lucky, you have to have a great team and you have to have a healthy team and avoid injuries at key times. A lot of things have to fall into place.”
“Some players want to go and get the most money they can, which is fine,” Parise said. “Do whatever you want. Then you have a lot of players who want to be somewhere where you’re going to have the best chance to win.
“I think any player in the situation I’m in has to look at everything. For me, most importantly you look at the team. You look at the area you live in. You look at everything from top to bottom because it’s hopefully where you’re going to spend the rest of your career. So you have to be sure you do your research on everything and make sure it’s somewhere you want to be and where you are comfortable.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Stars are expected to lose $30 million this season. There is talk of the Blue Jackets sending Antoine Vermette to the Hurricanes for defenseman Bryan Allen. Derick Brassard has been a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets, but carries a $3.3 million salary year, and $3.7 million next year. The Islanders are said to be looking for a 2nd line center, and may be shopping winger Kyle Okposo, who has been a healthy scratch the past couple games. If the Blackhawks are interested in Sam Gagner, what would the Oilers want in return? They could use a big bodied top 9 forward or high-end prospect. Matheson names Mark McNeill, Brandon Saad, Bryan Bickell and Viktor Stalberg. The Hurricanes are showcasing Tomas Kaberle but with 2 more years at $4 million, not many are interested.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals Alexander Semin found himself practicing in rotation on the 4th line. Usually one of the four players practicing on the 4th line is a healthy scratch. Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau:
“Infer what you want,” Boudreau said. “I don’t know who, if everybody’s healthy two guys have got to sit, so we have to figure out who it’s going to be.”
Mike Green won’t be in the lineup on Monday. He hasn’t skated in 10 days.
“It hasn’t worsened; just hasn’t improved at the rate we would have liked it to improve,” Boudreau said when asked about Green’s status. “We’re hoping that he skates at some point this week.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators aren’t looking to make any trades while they remain in the thick of things. Matt Carkner is getting close to returning, but he’ll require a conditioning stint first. They’ll have 8 defenseman when he returns. David Rundblad is on a 2-way contract, so he could be sent to down to the AHL when Carkner returns.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blue forward T.J. Oshie is listed as day-to-day with a wrist injury. Oshie jammed his right wrist in the 1st period of Saturday’s game. The Blue have called up Brett Sterling in case Oshie can’t go on Tuesday against the Kings.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Blackhawks are eating $8.5 million in salary (Huet and Olesz), which gives them $5.5 million to make some moves. Bernstein thinks the Kings should consider this with their “nonproductive big $ dudes.”
Nash not getting traded … Carter didn’t ask for a trade … Canes shopping Kaberle … Omark and Gagner Leafs rumors … Jagr, Lombardi and Nabokov injured
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson has never brought up Rick Nash’s name in trade talks. Other teams have obviously asked about Nash, but were quickly turned down.
“Rick has never asked for a trade, contrary to what has been reported,” his agent Joe Resnick told ESPN.com on Thursday. “Rick is focused on trying to turn things around in Columbus and help the team get some wins.”
Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has admitted he’s looking for a goalie:
“We’re seeing what’s available and seeing what the price tag is,” GM Brian Burke told ESPN.com on Thursday afternoon. “Obviously nothing has tickled our fancy yet.”
James Reimer has been listed as day-to-day for weeks and still hasn’t started skating. Burke added: “so at some point we have to get a goaltender in here to bridge the gap until he’s healthy.”
Ryan Suter’s agent, Neil Sheehy, on contract talks with the Predators: “It’s ongoing; there won’t be a deal while I’m here in town.” “We’re continuing to talk, and that’s about all I can say at this point.”
- RDS through google translate: RDS reported that Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter has already asked for a trade. Carter has missed time with a foot injury and has only played in 7 games. Renaud Lavoie of RDSthrough google translate: Teams looking to improve will likely have asked about Carter. The Blue Jackets don’t want to get rid of him. Lavoie contacted Carter’s agent, Rick Curran, who said that Carter didn’t ask for a trade despite the rumors.
- Darren Dreger of TSN: This weekend could determine the fate of Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice. Sources are saying that GM Jim Rutherford is looking to trade for a forward and is dangling defenseman Tomas Kaberle and Bryan Allen, even though Joni Pitkanen is out with an injury.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers center Sam Gagner keeps being mentioned in trade rumors, one involving Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson or possibly landing with the Blackhawks, reuniting him with his London Knights linemate, Patrick Kane.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson doesn’t think the Oilers need to trade for a defenseman even with Cam Barker being out till March and with Ryan Whitney having injury issues the last year. Whitney is expected to be back in the lineup next week. When Whitney returns they’ll have 7 defenseman, so they may not have a need for a Cody Franson. The Leafs are hurting for a forward due to recent injuries. Linus Omark is trade chip for Oilers GM Steve Tambellini. Matheson wonders if Omark and a 2nd round pick could get Franson? Burke may rather have Gagner than Omark, but he’s had ankle and back issues so far this season. Other defenseman that aren’t playing much that the Oilers could look at are: Jim Vandermeer (SJ), Matt Walker (PHI), Shaone Morrisson (BUF), Jason Strudwick or their prospect Colten Teubert.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens defenseman Hal Gill was admitted to a hospital in Montreal yesterday with an undisclosed virus.
- Frank Servalli via twitter: Flyers winger Jaromir Jagr left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
- Jonas Seigel via twitter: Maple Leafs forward Matthew Lombardi was injured in last night’s game and left the arena with his arm in a sling.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Islanders goalie Nabokov suffered a groin injury in last night’s game and will be re-evaluated today.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Brent Seabrook is out tonight and probably won’t play until they head to California. Michael Frolik is questionable against Calgary.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Ryan Kesler has a stiff shoulder. Keith Ballard has back spasms. Mason Raymond has been cleared for contact.
Morning rumors involving the Blue Jackets, Turris, Gagner, Nabokov, Kaberle and Miller … Owners may be hiding revenue
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Part of the reason there have been no firings in Columbus are because of financial concerns. They have the 5th highest payroll at $63.9 million and they will lose a “boatload of money.” They had interest in LA Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall. One of the reasons the Coyotes don’t want to give in Kyle Turris is the precedent it would set for players coming out of their entry level deal. The Panthers may have been ready to trade Stephen Weiss before the season, but have since pulled him off the market. The David Booth trade helped secure his status with the team. There is nothing imminent on any Sam Gagner deal. The Islanders and Coyotes are looking for centers. The Canucks have been sniffing around the league for a defenseman. Teams have shown interest in Blue Jackets Antoine Vermette and Derick Brassard. The Senators would be interested in Vermette but may find it tough to take on his $3,75 million through 2014-15. The Jackets could move Rick Nash but that would be a tough in season trade to make. They haven’t shopped him around. The Sabres tried to trade for Blackhawks Patrick Kane during the offseason. Sources are saying that Evgeni Nabokov could end up in Phoenix.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Sources are saying that the NHLPA believes owners are hiding revenue from last season. The PA also believes the $25 million the league gets from Glendale to keep the Coyotes there should be counted as revenue. The Capitals and Predators are said to be part of a handful of teams “that have been cited for failure to declare hockey-related revenue.” The PA didn’t exercise their option to audit teams over the summer.”Because not only was the oversight foolish, it will prove costly to the players for, as Slap Shots has been told, the union is now prohibited from auditing past seasons regardless of the degree (if any) of malfeasance, misfeasance or just plain carelessness (uh, right) of those clubs who allegedly under-reported revenue to be shared with the athletes.”
- Luke DeCock via twitter: DeCock says the Hurricanes are desperate to move Tomas Kaberle.
- Slava Malmud via twitter: Sabres Ryan Miller’s trade value continues to fall. GM Darcy Regier could end up considering whose future considerations look better.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: Islanders GM Garth Snow said “nothing imminent” on the trade front. “If there’s a deal out there that makes our team better, we’ll always look at that,” Snow said. Winger Nino Niederreiter could play on Tuesday. Blake Comeau or Jay Pandolfo could be scratched.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Roman Hamrlik left last night’s game with an undisclosed injury. “He’s day-to-day. He got a cross-check and he’s fine,” Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “He’s not fine enough to play, but he, from what I’ve been told, is day-to-day.”
Coyotes re-sign Yandle … Hurricanes sign Kaberle, trade Corvo … Leafs re-sign MacArthur … Weber looking short term … Nothing new on Doughty
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Coyotes have re-signed Keith Yandle to a 5 year, $26.5 million contract. Andy Strickland via twitter: Salary breakdown: $4.75 million, $5 million, $5.25 million, $5.5 million, and $5.75 million. The Coyotes never shopped Yandle.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Hurricanes have signed Tomas Kaberle to a 3 year, $12.74 million contract. The Bruins wouldn’t move off of 2 years.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: The Hurricanes have traded Joe Corvo to the Bruins for a 4th round pick (2012).
- Howard Berger via twitter: The Maple Leafs have re-signed Clark MacArthur to a 2 year, $6.5 million contract.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Predators are looking to re-sign Shea Weber to a long term deal but he’s only looking for short term at the moment.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets have re-signed Marc Methot to a 4 year, $12 million contract.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: The Predators have signed Zack Stortini to a 1 year, 2-way $550,000 ($75,000 AHL) contract.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: Drew Doughty’s agent, Don Meehan, said there’s nothing new to report on discussions.
Several file for arbitration … Some interest in Langenbrunner … What the Leafs offered Richards … Burke on free agency … Kaberle’s interest “limited”
- Andrew Gross via twitter: NY Rangers forward Brian Boyle to file for arbitration, some goes for Brandon Dubinsky, and most likely for Ryan Callahan. Dubinsky will file, but they are hopeful a contract can get done before their hearing.
- Jim Jamieson via twitter: Jannik Hansen has filed for salary arbitration.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Jamie Langenbrunner’s agent said this morning that a few teams are interested and he’s mulling offers.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Maple Leafs offered Brad Richards a 6 year deal worth $42 million.
- Michael Traikos of the National Post: Brian Burke on free agency,
“We were in on most of the free agents that signed,” said Burke. “We were aware of what they were getting, we made offers on a number of them. The term that was given to multiple players, the salaries that were paid to multiple players just made no sense to us at all. And we have cash and cap space. That doesn’t mean it’s sensible to spend it on marginal players. It makes no sense.”
- Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: The market for Tomas Kaberle according to one NHL source is “limited” and “Not like he wanted.” The Bruins still hold some interest, as do Nashville and Minnesota.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Tim Connolly’s market will be heavily impacted by Brad Richards decision.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: The Blues tried to sign a backup goalie yesterday but he signed to be a number 1 elsewhere.
- Dustin Leed via facebook: Leed corrects himself on how close the Flyers are with Wayne Simmonds, they are not close on a deal.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Ville Leino played left wing last season for the Flyers, but he’ll be a centerman with the Sabres. He grew up a centerman, and prefers the position. The Sabres are about $1.7 million over the salary cap and will have to move some salary before the start of next season.
“Over the course of the summer, we’ll focus in on possible trade opportunities, see if there’s any way to continue to improve this team,” Regier said, “but we feel very good about where we are right now.”
- Douglas Flynn of NESN: The Bruins are still talking with defenseman Tomas Kaberle,
“I’ve had a few discussions today with him and that’s where I’ll leave it,” Chiarelli said. “But I have had a couple of discussions and again, I’m not ruling out re-signing Tomas.”
On other free agents,
“We’re still talking to a couple players,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday evening. “I don’t see anything imminent in the next evening or day but that’s about all I can tell you right now.”
- The Hockey Guys: Follow link for transcript of Flyers GM Paul Holmgren conference.