Free Agent Hits: Selanne, Kadri, Franson, Pominville and Cowen

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: A Finnish site is reporting that Teemu Selanne recently met with Ducks GM Bob Murray. Decision on if he’ll play this season hasn’t been decided yet.
  • Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports: From a Eric Stephens piece in the OC Register (subscription required), Selanne met with Murray on Tuesday,

    Murray, through a team spokesman, characterized the meeting as “positive” and that he and Selanne agreed to talk again soon. He said Selanne did not give him a decision on whether he intends to continue playing or retire.

  • Dan Rosen: “I know this has been said before, but if the Leafs still need to sign RFAs Kadri and Franson, why did they give Paul Ranger $1 million? I get it, depth is important, but it’s more important to have that extra $1 million in reserve to make sure they can sign Kadri and Franson. The other considertion is Morgan Rielly. Will he get a nine-game tryout b4 a decision is made on returning to junior? I think he should.”
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has held a preliminary conversation with Jason Pominville’s agent regarding a contract extension. Fletcher said there is no rush and is willing to talk after the season starts.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Sources saying the Senators offered Jared Cowen an eight-year deal worth $28 million, a $3.5 million salary cap hit. The Senators don’t want to do a one-year deal as Cowen would have arbitration rights next year.
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