Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove: Contract talks with the Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf will begin soon. He could take a little less, but a longer term. The Rangers are not going to panic and feel they just need some more practicing together. Term is holding up a Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers deal. The Canadiens looked at the defense market but decide they will stay with what they have for the time being. Trading is difficult as so many teams don’t have cap space. Teams are interested in Thomas Vanek, but there is a perception that he’ll sign with Minnesota for next year. Teams may not want to give up the assets to get him if they know they don’t have a chance to keep him. The Hurricanes are one of the teams that might be interested Manny Malhotra.
Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner: Staged fighting, Morgan Rielly, Matt Duchene, Patrick Roy, Tyler Seguin and Tomas Hertl’s goal celebration.