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.
  • 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.

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