Morning Hits: Flames offer to Avs, Leafs buyout, Alfredsson, Petrov, Vigneault, MacLean and Hotstove video


  • Jeff Marek: According to Elliott Friedman, the Calgary Flames have offered their three first round pick to the Colorado Avalance for the first over all pick, with the Avs saying no. (the Flames have the 6th, 22nd and 28th pick)
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Daniel Alfredsson hasn’t really started the process of deciding whether he’ll play next season or retire.

    “I’ve just allowed myself to take it easy, spend some time with the family, to relax, get a feeling of how my body feels, how I feel.”

    The Senators won’t be rushing Alfredsson.

    “It’s his decision,” said MacLean. “It’s not my decision. After the years he’s put in here, he’s earned that right. A lot of times the decision was made for me and I didn’t get to make the decision. It was made for me, ‘You’re done.’

    “That happens to a lot of guys. What Daniel has done, and his body of work in the league, he’s one of those people where you let him decide.”

  • Igor Eronko: Kirill Petrov has a year left on his KHL deal, but the Islanders have ensured him a roster spot.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Multiple sources saying that Alain Vigneault and the Rangers have an agreement in principle and may be finalized tomorrow.
  • Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove:
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  1. #1 by hotwings at June 16th, 2013

    Typical Calgary Flames “insanity pushes” for deals… their trading and obtaining player practices are reminiscent of children trading hockey cards.

  2. #2 by Jeff at June 16th, 2013

    It is absurd that people actually thought the TML’s might “Compliance Buyout” Liles.

    Sure, he didnt play that great this season, and yes, it looks like Carlyle is not that fond of him. But he is a very solid, very good NHL defenceman. A player that is an upgrade in many teams 2nd or 3rd units.

  3. #3 by Jeff at June 16th, 2013

    The Calgary offer, if true, is really interesting. I have heard comments today from various people, and some reacted as if it were a REALLY DUMB idea for Calgary, and others that reacted as if Colorado would never consider such a deal.

    Its a really interesting situation.

  4. #4 by hotwings at June 17th, 2013

    if calgary had 4 first rounders, instead of the 3 they have now, i wouldn’t be surprised if they traded all 4, for the 1st overall pick… seems like wanton management..

    also, what would the final bill be for that 1st over all pick?…

    Iginla, Bouwmeester, 1st rndr, 1st rndr, 1st rndr, for the 1st over all pick…

    wow.

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