Archive for October, 2012

No talks scheduled, but both sides say they are willing to meet … Escrow checks in the mail

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Don Fehr to players: “at every op we have contd to state we are ready to meet + willing to discuss all open issues,incl owners’ last offer. Nonetheless, to date, their group has declined to commit to a mtng unless it can dictate what the agenda is.”
  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Bill Daly said yesterday that no talks are scheduled but the league is willing to meet.

    “No new news. We withdrew our most recent proposal on Friday, and now we are spending time thinking about our next proposal and how best to get closer to a resolution,” Daly said by email. “We hope the union is doing the same thing. Given the fact that the union refused even to discuss our last proposal, it would appear that we still have a large gulf to bridge.”

    Don Fehr denied that the NHLPA is unwilling to play ball,

    “Since the last bargaining meeting on Oct. 18, we have consistently made it clear to the League that we are ready to meet and are willing to discuss all ideas, certainly including their last proposal,” he told ESPN.com.  “The league has unfortunately continued to decline to meet. Their position makes it difficult to move the process forward, as it is obviously hard to make progress without talking.”

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Haggerty wonders if it’s time for Gary Bettman and Don Fehr to step away from talks. Several sources have said in recent weeks, “the players want Bettman’s head.”

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Insurance holding Crosby back … More players heading overseas, 2 signing in ECHL … Some NHLers career may be over … Hall off IR

  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sidney Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said that it would cost as much as $400,000 to insure Crosby if he were to go overseas. Crosby was interested in playing in Max Talbot’s charity games in Quebec before he was told the insurance cost was prohibitive. He still hasn’t ruled out Europe if a wealthy owner can absorb the cost.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul signed with Avtomobilist of the KHL. Slava Malamud via twitter: “Lupul isn’t eligible to sign in KHL due to the league’s rules. In the KHL, though, rules are merely hurdles, not obstacles, so let’s see.”
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils Travis Zajac is considering heading over to Europe. His agent, Kurt Overhardt, “He might be going over to play in the next few weeks.”
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Peter Regin has returned after playing 4 games with SC Langenthal of the Swiss National League B. He appeared to be a replacement for Jeff Campbell while he was injured. Campbell was the teams leading scorer last year.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Matt Cullen, in the last year of his deal, knows that he could get squeezed out next year if the season is lost.

    “There are guys here that this is going to snowball on,” said Ray Ferraro, who played 18 years in the NHL. “I’m talking about veterans, and I’m talking about guys that have played 45, 100 games. They’re in a bad spot, and there’s nothing you can do now. Now you’re hanging on to the train, and you just hope you don’t get bucked off and you never get to play again.”

    “You’re gone and you’re forgotten and that’s it,” Cullen said. “It’s sad, but lots of guys’ careers ended with the last lockout and that’ll definitely be the case this time. Guys are just going to be gone, vanished.”

    Brian Rolston knows his career is likely over.

    “I’m realistic. I’ll be 40 years old,” Rolston said. “If there’s half a season, maybe somebody will be willing to sign an older player. But I’m not holding my breath. I’m content if I have to retire.”

    Ferraro added,

    “When you walk into the dressing room and talk to Teemu Selanne, the day’s a better day. Yet Teemu’s not coming back if they miss a year,” Ferraro said. “Daniel Alfredsson has left his guts on the ice for Ottawa for 17 years and he’s going to go away?

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Winter Classic to be cancelled … More owners need to get involved … Johnson and Parise share some thoughts

  • Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA are still talking to each other over the phone and through email. There are no formal talks scheduled.
  • Katie Strang of ESPN: A source said that the NHL is expected to cancel the Winter Classic on Thursday.
  • Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet:  Kypreos believes more owners need to get involved.

    Worse is the perception that only three people control all the power and information when it comes to the future of the NHL, that a new deal hinges solely on Bettman, Bob Batterman (lead counsel for the NHL) and Jeremy Jacobs (Boston Bruins owner and chairman of the NHL board). Everyone else is on the outside looking in when it comes to power in the league.

    If you asked any other owners, they’ll tell you they know as much as you or me. Some will say a reduction to a 50-50 split is fine. If an owner like Mike Ilitch wanted to join negotiations with the NHLPA, he wouldn’t be allowed to. More than a handful of teams have said they can’t afford to lose a 2nd full season in 8 years.

  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: NHL teams were told not to start booking their arenas until after Tuesday in case there were last ditch talks between the NHL and NHLPA.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on his site: “The concept that the owners are trying to dismantle existing contracts that they in good faith offered, signed, and committed to is appalling, unprofessional, and disgraceful.”
  • Michael Russo via twitter: Wild Zach Parise: “…you hope the fans come back because if they don’t, there is no revenue to split at all. I hope everyone can get this thing figured out soon because it will kill our sport if we miss another season.”

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Markov may be heading back to Montreal … Sharp and Schneider may be thinking Swiss … Bradley heads to Finnish League

  • Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Andrei Markov may be on his way back to Montreal with a rib injury.

    “I was trying to check an opponent and he leaned at the last second,” Markov told Gagnon. “Instead of hitting him with my shoulder, it was my ribs that took the impact. I was winded and returned to the dressing room. That’s all.”

    Max Pacioretty hasn’t said much about his departure from the Swiss A League. He had 1 assist in 5 games and was a healthy scratch for 3 games.

  • Tracey Myers via twtter: Patrick Sharp will make a decision about going overseas in about 2 weeks if the lockout continues. He is leaning towards a Swiss team, but not the one Patrick Kane is playing with.
  • Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Cory Schneider has a Swiss citizenship and would be able to play for a Swiss team as a non-import.

    “It’s nothing serious at this point,” he said Monday when queried about going overseas. “There are still a couple of hoops to jump through before that’s a possibility but when you see the month of November cancelled, that’s 30-plus days from now. If we take the deadline seriously that there will be nothing until Dec. 1 — and you have to — I think it would only make sense to try and get in some game action.”

    “I don’t think beggars can be choosers,” said the 26-year-old redhead from Marblehead, Mass. “There are not a lot of spots over there and I’d be fortunate to even get an offer. So I’m not looking at it as the most opportune situation for me. I’m just looking at a place where I might be able to play some games.

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NHL NY offices closed … No meetings scheduled … Bill Daly and Steve Fehr quotes

  • Michael Russo via twitter: The Winter Classic was to be cancelled today, but the NHL offices are closed today and tomorrow because of Hurricane Sandy, so it might be delayed.
  • Louis Jean via twitter: There are no meetings scheduled between the NHL and NHLPA. Jean wouldn’t be surprised if it stayed that way for a while.
  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Bill Daly: “We withdrew our most recent proposal on Friday, and now we are spending time thinking about our next proposal and how best to get closer to a resolution.  We hope the Union is doing the same thing.  Given the that the Union refused even to discuss our last proposal, it would appear that we still have a large gulf to bridge.”

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Suter backtracking from comments … Will take more than guaranteeing existing contracts … A few more heading overseas

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: To avoid financial penalties, the NHL will be forced to cancel the Winter Classic sometime between Tuesday and Friday. A 60 or 62 game season could begin on December 1st. After this week, the next cancellation could be the remainder of the season. Players have been saying that if the owners would guarantee existing contracts, that a deal could could get done. That may not be the case according to Don Fehr:

    “No, I don’t think so,” he told us. “You have that issue. You have the big reductions. Walking away from contracts but you have changing free agency against the players, changing restricted free agency against the players, changing arbitration against the players, changing length of contract against the players, changing contract structure against the players. All the things which are really important to the players when they negotiate for their own contracts and security, they want to take away, too.

    “The owners basic position was, ‘Last time we got a lot of monetary concessions and you got contract rights. Now we want more monetary concessions and we want the contract rights.’ Where does one go from there? When you think about it, is there anything in this for the players?”

  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild’s Ryan Suter is backtracking from some comments he made about the owners, including Wild owner Craig Leipold, in a article with Craig Custance and ESPN magazine. From Custance’s story:

    “It’s disappointing. If you can’t afford to (sign contracts) then you shouldn’t do it. (Leipold) signed us to contracts. At the time he said everything was fine. Yeah, it’s disappointing. A couple months before, everything is fine, and now they want to take money out of our contracts that we already signed.”

    Suter talked with Russo and wanted backpedal a bit on what he said:

    “I thought a lot about since what I said, I don’t question Craig Leipold and Minnesota with regards to negotiating our contracts in good faith. I don’t question that. That might have came off wrong. I don’t question that. It’s just frustrating. We just want to play. We support Don in what he’s doing. Obviously you sign a contract, and you want to hold true to that. I think, and I hope, everything works out.”

    Do you feel that in the back of Leipold’s mind, he figured you’d take a haircut: “No, I honestly don’t feel that. It’s easy to think that or it might come off like that, but honestly, I know they’re good people. And I know they wouldn’t negotiate thinking, ‘OK, let’s give them this because it’ll end up being this.’ Because that’s not the kind of the people they are. So that came off wrong [in Suter’s original comments to ESPN the Magazine].”

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Taken from the Post-Gazette and ESPN Magazine, Marc-Andre Fleury and Ryan Miller say they are considering going to Europe. Goalies are having more trouble than position players finding employment overseas.
  • TSN: Blake Wheeler has joined EHC Red Bull Munchen of the German Elite League.
  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: Reports are that Lars Eller is signing with JYP of the Finnish league. Official announcement could be coming today.

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Jagr says he and Selanne don’t have many games left … Pronger collects $8.2 million … Luongo talks trade rumors

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West talked with Jaromir Jagr,

    “Hopefully the season’s going to start. It would be very sad for everybody for us me and Teemu especially,” Jagr said. “We don’t have many games left. The separation, the goal separation is only two goals. It’s the final countdown. It would be kind of special, but you never know what’s going to happen.”

  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Injured NHLers still collect their pay, including Chris Pronger who received a $1 million bonus last month and will get his full salary of $7.2 million. He likely won’t play again and has $19.2 million left on his contract.
  • Adam Jahns of the Chicago Tribune: Jahns notes the fans deserve better than this and both sides are to blame, with most of the fault on the owners side.

    But the fans — especially the die-hards — deserve better. The NHL’s lockout of its players insults them. It insults their loyalty and their financial sacrifices.

    They deserve to root for a league not plagued by work stoppages. Fan-driven events such as the Winter Classic and the All-Star Game shouldn’t be used as bargaining chips.

    Both sides are to blame for this mess.

    But if you had to assign fault, 85 percent belongs to the owners. Maybe it’s because the players are allowed to explain their side while the owners have been silenced by commissioner Gary Bettman and his bylaws, but it’s tough to see where the owners are coming from.

  • Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Roberto Luongo touches on trade rumors.

    “I don’t want to speculate on anything because there are a lot of rumours,” Luongo said.

    “Obviously, when the time comes and I do have to make a decision we’ll make one with the best interests for myself, the team and all that kind of stuff,” he said. “But for now I think my focus is just on being ready to play no matter where that is.”

    “Mike never asked me for a specific list, so I have never given him a list of five teams or anything like that.” he said. “We did speak over the summer about certain teams, but that was nothing concrete.”

    “At this point in time, I think we all know what the situation is with me, but there are many teams out there that I’ll consider for sure.”

    “We’re just going to wait and see. I’m getting ready as if I am coming back here for training camp when it’s over and if things change we’ll take care of that when it comes.”

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Winter Classic and All-Star Game could be gone next week … Not all owners are on board … NHL say they’ll lose $720 million

  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: Daly said “No,” when asked if the NHL were prepared to cancel the Winter Classic on Monday.
  • John Buccigross via twitter: Buccigross has heard Monday, Tuesday and Thursday as dates to cancel the Winter Classic and All-Star Game.
  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: After yesterday’s cancelled games, Gary Bettman has cancelled a total of 2,024 regular season games so far.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources said that the NHL pulled their latest offer off the table partly because not every owner liked the proposal. Several teams weren’t on board with it.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: There are several owners who are unhappy with how things are going on their side, but it takes 22 owners to override anything anything that Gary Bettman and the other 8 owners decide.
  • Sam Carchidi via twitter: Forbes said that the Flyers will have lost $17.1 million in gate receipts for the 13 homes games that were cancelled.

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Mass exodus of players could happen starting next week … Markov injury not serious

  • Allan Walsh via twitter: “NHL Ave Salary since 04-05 lockout. 05-06 (-16.64%), 06-07 (9.20%), 07-08 (15.20%), 08-09 (-0.29%), 09-10 (6.69%), 10-11 (9.32%), 11-12 (9.33%) = 32.81% NHL Ave Salary Increase. NHL revenues up 50%+”
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Brad Richards in considering his options, though he’s not talking with any teams in Europe at the moment.
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Can expect a mass exodus of players overseas within the next 7 to 10 days if constructive talks don’t take place next week.
  • Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Kris Versteeg is still getting treatment on his hip from the team and is able to use their facilities.
  • Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Andrei Markov left yesterday’s game in the 2nd period and didn’t return. Dave Stubbs via twitter: Markov said he was merely winded by a hit and it’s nothing serious, not his knee. (originally reported by Francois Gagnon)

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NHL cancels games through November 30th … Bill Daly and Don Fehr statments

  • NHL.com: Bill Daly’s statement following the NHL cancelling games through November 30th.

    “The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur.

    “We acknowledge and accept that there is joint responsibility in collective bargaining and, though we are profoundly disappointed that a new agreement has not been attained to this point, we remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the Players and the Clubs — one that will be good for the game and our fans.”

  • NHLPA.com: NHLPA executive director Don Fehr’s statement after the NHL cancelled more games today:

    “The league officially informed us today that they have withdrawn their latest proposal and have cancelled another slate of regular season games. This is deeply disappointing for all hockey fans and everyone who makes their living from hockey, including the players. But it comes as no surprise.

    Last week the owners gave us what amounts to a “take-it-or-leave-it” proposal. We responded with the framework for three proposals on the players’ share, each of which moved significantly, towards their stated desire for a 50-50 split of HRR, with the only condition being that they honour contracts they have already signed. Honouring contracts signed between owners and players is a reasonable request. Unfortunately, after considering them for only 10 minutes they rejected all of our proposals.

    Since then, we have repeatedly advised the owners that the players are prepared to sit down and negotiate on any day, with no pre-conditions. The owners refused. They apparently are only interested in meeting if we first agree to everything in their last offer, except for perhaps a few minor tweaks and discussion of their “make whole” provision.

    The message from the owners seems to be: if you don’t give us exactly what we want, there is no point in talking. They have shown they are very good at delivering deadlines and demands, but we need a willing partner to negotiate. We hope they return to the table in order to get the players back on the ice soon.”

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2013 NHL Free Agents – Unrestricted

A list of 2013 NHL unrestricted free agents.

There are almost 300 players who will become free agents after this season.

Player Age Pos Team 2012-13 Cap Hit
Jarome Iginla 35 RW PIT $7,000,000
Patrik Elias 36 C NJD $6,000,000
Niklas Backstrom 35 G MIN $6,000,000
Lubomir Visnovsky 36 D NYI $5,600,000
Sergei Gonchar 38 D OTT $5,500,000
Mike Ribeiro 33 C WAS $5,000,000
Tim Thomas 38 G NYI $5,000,000
Daniel Alfredsson 40 RW OTT $4,875,000
Tim Connolly 31 C TOR $4,750,000
Andy McDonald 35 C STL $4,700,000
Jaromir Jagr 41 RW BOS $4,550,000
Ron Hainsey 31 D WIN $4,500,000
Teemu Selanne 42 RW ANA $4,500,000
Brenden Morrow 34 LW PIT $4,100,000
Mark Streit 35 D NYI $4,100,000
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 28 RW MIN $4,080,000
Nik Antropov 33 C WIN $4,062,500
Robyn Regehr 32 D LA $4,020,000
Derek Roy 29 C VAN $4,000,000
Nathan Horton 27 RW BOS $4,000,000
Ryan Whitney 30 D EDM $4,000,000
Marek Zidlicky 36 D NJD $4,000,000
Saku Koivu 38 C ANA $3,800,000
Roman Cervenka 27 C CGY $3,775,000
Nikolai Khabibulin 40 G EDM $3,750,000
Ryane Clowe 30 LW NYR $3,625,000
Simon Gagne 33 LW PHI $3,500,000
Michael Ryder 32 RW MTL $3,500,000
Matthew Lombardi 30 C ANA $3,500,000
Matt Cullen 36 C MIN $3,500,000
Roman Hamrlik 38 D NYR $3,500,000
Rob Scuderi 34 D LAK $3,400,000
Dainius Zubrus 34 C NJD $3,400,000
Clarke MacArthur 27 LW TOR $3,250,000
Dustin Penner 30 LW LAK $3,250,000
Stephen Weiss 29 C FLA $3,100,000
Jordan Leopold 32 D STL $3,000,000
Valtteri Filppula 28 LW DET $3,000,000
Toni Lydman 35 D ANA $3,000,000
Ian White 28 D DET $2,875,000
Tom Poti 35 D WAS $2,875,000
Danny Cleary 34 LW DET $2,800,000
Evgeni Nabokov 37 G NYI $2,750,000
David Clarkson 28 RW NJD $2,666,667
Steve Sullivan 38 LW NJD $2,600,000
Manny Malhotra 32 C VAN $2,500,000
Vinny Prospal 38 LW CLB $2,500,000
Michal Handzus 36 C CHI $2,500,000
Anton Babchuk 28 D CGY $2,500,000
Douglas Murray 33 D PIT $2,500,000
Mason Raymond 27 LW VAN $2,275,000
Adrian Aucoin 39 D CLB $2,250,000
Andrew Ference 33 D BOS $2,250,000
Michal Rozsival 34 D CHI $2,000,000
Milan Hejduk 37 RW COL $2,000,000
Joe Corvo 35 D CAR $2,000,000
Guillaume Latendresse 25 LW OTT $2,000,000
Mike Smith 30 G PHX $2,000,000
Adam Pardy 28 D BUF $2,000,000
Chris Higgins 29 LW VAN $1,900,000
Ryan O’Byrne 28 D TOR $1,800,000
Matt Cooke 34 LW PIT $1,800,000
Alexei Ponikarovsky 32 LW NJD $1,800,000
Raffi Torres 31 LW SJ $1,750,000
Ruslan Fedotenko 34 LW PHI $1,750,000
Matt Walker 32 D PHI $1,700,000
Chad Larose 30 RW CAR $1,700,000
Kyle Wellwood 29 C WIN $1,600,000
Mike Santorelli 27 C FLA $1,600,000
Pascal Dupuis 33 RW PIT $1,500,000
Francis Bouillon 37 D MTL $1,500,000
Tyler Bozak 26 C TOR $1,500,000
Ryan Jones 28 RW EDM $1,500,000
Chris Mason 36 G NAS $1,500,000
Jamie Langenbrunner 37 RW STL $1,500,000
Jose Theodore 36 G FLA $1,500,000
Mark Fistric 26 D EDM $1,475,000
Alexei Kovalev 40 LW FLA $1,450,000
Eric Nystrom 30 LW DAL $1,400,000
Antti Miettinen 32 LW WIN $1,351,293
Marty Reasoner 36 C NYI $1,350,000
Damien Brunner 27 RW DET $1,350,000
Boyd Gordon 29 C PHX $1,325,000
Mathieu Garon 35 G TBL $1,300,000
Chuck Kobasew 30 RW COL $1,250,000
Jason Labarbera 33 G PHX $1,250,000
Jochen Hecht 35 C BUF $1,250,000
Grant Clitsome 27 D WIN $1,250,000
Blake Comeau 27 LW CGY $1,250,000
Andrew Alberts 31 D VAN $1,225,000
Brad Richardson 28 RW LAK $1,175,000
Mike Lundin 28 D OTT $1,150,000
Ray Emery 30 G CHI $1,150,000
David Steckel 30 C ANA $1,100,000
Jody Shelley 37 LW PHI $1,100,000
Maxim Lapierre 27 C VAN $1,000,000
Cristopher Nilstorp 29 G DAL $1,000,000
Scott Hannan 34 D SJ $1,000,000
Brad Boyes 30 RW NYI $1,000,000
Wade Redden 35 D BOS $1,000,000
Colton Orr 31 RW TOR $1,000,000
Colby Armstrong 30 RW MTL $1,000,000
Marc-Andre Bergeron 32 D CAR $1,000,000
Joey Crabb 29 RW WAS $950,000
Brian Boucher 36 G CAR $950,000
Kurtis Foster 31 D PHI $950,000
Brett Clark 36 D MIN $900,000
Michael Leighton 31 G CBJ $900,000
Anthony Stewart 28 RW LAK $900,000
Viktor Stalberg 27 LW CHI $875,000
Anton Khudobin 26 G BOS $875,000
Henrik Karlsson 29 G CHI $862,500
Darcy Hordichuk 32 LW EDM $850,000
Mike Mottau 34 D TOR $850,000
Ty Wishart 24 D NYI $843,413
Drew Miller 29 LW DET $837,500
Matt Hendricks 31 LW WAS $825,000
Lennart Petrell 28 LW EDM $825,000
Chris Summers 25 D PHX $803,250
Jerred Smithson 34 C FLA $800,000
Peter Regin 26 C OTT $800,000
Yann Danis 31 G EDM $800,000
Dan Ellis 32 G CAR $800,000
Jarod Palmer 27 C MIN $771,750
Jean-Francois Jacques 27 LW TBL $750,000
Nathan McIver 28 D NYI $750,000
Brandon Yip 27 RW NAS $750,000
Steve Eminger 29 D NYR $750,000
Radek Martinek 36 D NYI $750,000
Kent Huskins 33 D PHI $750,000
Tim Brent 29 C CAR $750,000
Jon Landry 29 D NYI $750,000
Mike Knuble 40 RW PHI $750,000
Andreas Lilja 37 D PHI $737,500
Nick Johnson 27 RW PHX $725,000
Alexander Sulzer 28 D BUF $725,000
Mark Eaton 35 D PIT $725,000
Chris VandeVelde 25 C EDM $714,000
Derek Meech 28 D WIN $700,000
Bobby Sanguinetti 25 D CAR $700,000
Cam Barker 26 D VAN $700,000
Scott Nichol 38 C STL $700,000
Scott Gomez 33 C SJS $700,000
Andre Deveaux 29 C FLA $700,000
Colin McDonald 28 RW NYI $700,000
Jeff Woywitka 29 D STL $700,000
Jeff Halpern 36 C NYR $700,000
Tim Wallace 28 RW CAR $700,000
Matt Watkins 26 RW NYI $700,000
Nolan Yonkman 31 D FLA $700,000
Tim Kennedy 26 LW SJS $675,000
Craig Adams 35 C PIT $675,000
Kyle Chipchura 27 C PHX $675,000
Matt Bartkowski 24 D BOS $660,000
Maxime Fortunus 29 D DAL $650,000
Alexandre Bolduc 27 C PHX $650,000
Chris Porter 28 LW STL $650,000
Jack Hillen 27 D WAS $650,000
Matt Smaby 28 D ANA $650,000
Matt Gilroy 28 D NYR $650,000
Matt Irwin 25 D SJS $650,000
Aaron Johnson 29 D BOS $650,000
Rob Klinkhammer 26 C PHX $650,000
Adam Hall 32 C TBL $650,000
Andre Benoit 29 D OTT $650,000
Jamal Mayers 38 RW CHI $650,000
Keith Aucoin 34 C NYI $650,000
Chris Conner 29 RW PHX $650,000
David Meckler 25 C LAK $635,250
Mark Letestu 28 C CLB $625,000
Jay Pandolfo 38 LW BOS $625,000
Davis Drewiske 28 D LAK $616,667
Drew Bagnall 29 D MIN $612,500
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers 28 G ANA $612,500
Al Montoya 28 G WIN $601,000
Steve Pinizzotto 28 RW VAN $600,000
Jason DeSantis 27 D MTL $600,000
Guillaume Desbiens 27 RW VAN $600,000
Jamie Tardif 28 RW BOS $600,000
Warren Peters 30 C PIT $600,000
John Scott 30 LW BUF $600,000
Mike Kostka 27 D TOR $600,000
Tyson Strachan 28 D FLA $600,000
Hugh Jessiman 28 C OTT $600,000
Brian McGrattan 31 RW CGY $600,000
Philippe Dupuis 27 C PIT $600,000
Jordan Hendry 29 D ANA $600,000
T.J. Hensick 27 C STL $600,000
Sean Collins 29 D NYR $600,000
Christian Hanson 27 C BOS $600,000
Tyler Sloan 31 D DAL $600,000
Garnet Exelby 31 D BOS $600,000
J.T. Wyman 27 RW TBL $600,000
Stephane Veilleux 31 LW MIN $600,000
Mark Dekanich 26 G WIN $600,000
Tom Kostopoulos 34 RW NJD $600,000
Tanner House 26 C EDM $600,000
Wojtek Wolski 27 LW WAS $600,000
Chad Johnson 26 G PHX $600,000
Nicholas Drazenovic 26 C CLB $600,000
Patrick Mullen 26 D VAN $600,000
Simon Gysbers 25 D TOR $600,000
Cedrick Desjardins 27 G TBL $600,000
Andrew Murray 31 C STL $600,000
Logan Pyett 24 D NYR $600,000
Matt Ford 28 RW CLB $600,000
Andrew Ebbett 30 C VAN $600,000
Nathan Lawson 29 G OTT $600,000
Eric Fehr 27 RW WAS $600,000
Jon Matsumoto 26 C SJS $600,000
Ryan Hamilton 27 LW TOR $600,000
Aaron Volpatti 27 LW WAS $600,000
Dylan Reese 28 D PIT $600,000
Jim Vandermeer 33 D VAN $600,000
Andrew Joudrey 28 C CLB $587,500
Thomas Greiss 27 G SJS $587,500
Blair Riley 27 LW NYI $580,000
Matt Pelech 25 D SJS $577,500
Alex Biega 24 D BUF $577,500
David McIntyre 26 C MIN $577,500
Brett Carson 27 D CGY $575,000
Scott Ford 33 D NAS $575,000
Petteri Nokelainen 27 C MTL $575,000
Frederic St-Denis 27 D MTL $575,000
Jason Jaffray 31 LW WIN $575,000
David Van Der Gulik 29 LW COL $575,000
Trent Whitfield 35 C BOS $575,000
Sean Sullivan 28 D COL $575,000
Cam Janssen 28 RW NJD $575,000
Trevor Smith 28 C PIT $575,000
Aaron Gagnon 26 C WIN $562,500
Dane Byers 27 LW EDM $560,000
Evan Oberg 25 D TBL $560,000
Francis Pare 25 RW DET $557,500
Mark Mancari 27 RW BUF $550,000
Joel Rechlicz 25 RW PHX $550,000
David Leggio 28 G BUF $550,000
Ben Holmstrom 25 C PHI $550,000
Eric Selleck 25 LW FLA $550,000
Chris Mueller 27 C NAS $550,000
Nick Holden 25 D CLB $550,000
Bill Thomas 29 RW COL $550,000
Thomas Pock 31 D COL $550,000
Kevin Henderson 26 LW NAS $550,000
Brandon Mashinter 24 LW NYR $550,000
P-L Letourneau-Leblond 27 RW ANA $550,000
Brandon Segal 29 RW NYR $550,000
Greg Rallo 31 C FLA $550,000
Patrick Maroon 24 LW ANA $550,000
Dov Grumet-Morris 31 G FLA $550,000
Mike Moore 28 D NAS $550,000
Bracken Kearns 31 C SJS $550,000
Troy Bodie 28 LW ANA $550,000
Joey MacDonald 33 G CGY $550,000
Garrett Stafford 33 D WAS $550,000
Kyle Wilson 28 C ANA $550,000
Adam Cracknell 27 RW STL $550,000
Bryan Bickell 27 LW CHI $541,667
Eric Boulton 36 LW NYI $540,000
Ben Walter 28 C CGY $537,500
Greg Scott 24 RW TOR $537,500
Andrew Gordon 27 RW VAN $537,500
Brett Bellemore 24 D CAR $525,000
Matt Ellis 31 C BUF $525,000
Jay Leach 33 D NJD $525,000
Carter Hutton 27 G CHI $525,000
Jordan Pearce 26 G DET $525,000
Matt Clackson 27 RW WAS $525,000
Mike Vernace 26 D NYR $525,000
Chad Wiseman 31 LW NJD $525,000
Joe Piskula 28 D NAS $525,000
Bryan Lerg 27 LW COL $525,000
Nick Tarnasky 28 C BUF $525,000
Mike Angelidis 27 TBL $525,000
Steve Begin 34 LW CGY $525,000
Danny Groulx 31 D SJS $525,000
Alec Richards 25 G CHI $525,000
Krys Kolanos 31 C CGY $525,000
Brad Thiessen 26 G PIT $525,000
Ben Lovejoy 29 D ANA $525,000
Nate Guenin 30 D ANA $525,000
Pierre-Cedric Labrie 26 LW TBL $525,000
Matt Corrente 24 D NJD $525,000
Mike McKenna 29 G STL $525,000
Peter Harrold 29 D NJD $525,000
Tim Sestito 28 C NJD $525,000
Ryan Potulny 28 C WAS $525,000
Michael Testwuide 26 RW CGY $525,000
Michael Carman 24 C WAS $525,000
Travis Morin 29 C DAL $525,000
Chad Kolarik 27 C PIT $525,000
Dany Sabourin 32 G WAS $525,000
Patrick Bordeleau 26 LW COL $525,000
Matt Anderson 30 C NJD $525,000
Patrick McNeill 25 D WAS $525,000
Steven Zalewski 26 C NJD $525,000
Carl Sneep 25 D DAL $525,000
Jordie Benn 25 D DAL $525,000

Sources: NHLNumbers and Capgeek

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Some morning CBA related notes … KHL cancels their 2 games in Brooklyn

  • Adrian Dater via twitter: Darren Dreger on TSN: “I think that the players (will) blink first. It always comes down to dollars and cents.”
  • Steve Zipay via twitter: If the NHL wipes out the rest of November, 191 games will be cut. That’s 326 of 1,230, 26% of the season.
  • Kevin Gibson via twitter: A 72 game schedule will reduce the players salaries by 12%. A 62 game schedule will reduce player salaries by 24%.
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: “If NHL wipes out Nov, will for punitive purposes only. No reason games can’t start Thanksgiving weekend if agreement is reached within 2 wks”
  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: “NHL pulled its first offer off the table when the Sept. 15 deadline passed, as well. This was expected was it not? Next move? NOV sked … Then after NOV gets wiped out, cancel the Winter Classic next week. Then a new proposal from one side or other …”
  • Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Dan Boyle, “It’s supposed to be a negotiation, and I think right now both sides think it’s their way of the highway.”
  • Helen Elliott via twitter: Elliott thinks there is a deal to be made, but there are no dealmakers to conclude it. “Bettman doesn’t deal, he dictates.”
  • Jason Gregor via twitter: “Why would NHL players care if Winter Classic is cancelled. It is one game. NHL thinking that is a serious threat is idiotic.”
  • Ted Kulfan via twitter: The Red Wings confirmed that if there is no Winter Classic, the downtown festival will not happen.
  • Helene Elliott via twitter: NBA commissioner David Stern on if he’s advised Gary Bettman: “I have a close relationship with Gary. But I would say that the subject of such conversations as we have had is covered by the commissioner-to-commissioner privilege and it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment further.”
  • Szymon Szemberg via twitter: The KHL has cancelled the 2 games between Dynamo Moscow and SKA St. Pete that were to be played on January 20th and 21st in Brooklyn. Reason being, the KHL wants 1st and foremost that Russian fans can see the top games and the uncertainty caused by the NHL lockout. Slava Malamud via twitter: Malamud says the KHL’s decision was motivated by finances and internal power struggle within the KHL. A big loss of money for Medvedev. Insiders said that earlier this month there was an attempt to remove Medvedev as KHL president and replace him with Putin crony Rotenberg. The “powers that be” didn’t like the Brooklyn trip and often interfere with Medvedev’s business model. They are afraid it will hurt the national team in Sochi.

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