- TSN Insider Trading: LeBrun: Senators GM Bryan Murray expects Jason Spezza trade talk will heat up at the draft.Dreger: the Kings don’t plan on buying Mike Richards out as they would have to replace him. Richards doesn’t want to be a fourth line center next year.
Dreger: Flyers GM Ron Hextall probably doesn’t want to pay Vincent Lecavalier $4.5 million to be a fourth line player. He is available, and Lecavalier’s agent has spoken with Hextall about a trade out of Philly. There are no teams or list yet.
LeBrun: Shea Weber isn’t going anywhere.
Dreger: The Leafs are high on Dan Boyle’s list. The Islanders have sent Boyle an offer, but there have been no negotiations. Boyle wants two years. He may want too much money for the Leafs, but they are interested.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater doesn’t think there has been much going on regarding a contract extension talks between Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche.
- Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post: The Capitals will have to decide soon on whether they want to sign pending UFA Mikhail Grabovski a contract extension or not.
“I believe [management has] interest in Grabo,” Gary Greenstin said by telephone from his office in southern California. “We have interest to stay in Washington. We’ll see what’s happening.”
“If we’ve done the deal [by July 1], great,” he said. “If not, not to worry. It has to be right, for Grabo’s camp, for the team. We’re not worried at all.”
Greenstin wouldn’t comment on what Grabovski could be look for in a new deal. It was rumored earlier they he was looking for a four or five year deal at $5 million a season. Grabovski’s good friend and former Maple Leafs teammate, Nikolai Kulemin is also a pending UFA.
“Everything is possible, but we’re not talking about package deal,” Greenstin said. “Everything is possible. I cannot discuss, but right now who knows what’s happening on July 1. I’m positive both will be playing in NHL. They have absolute great chemistry together. But we’ll see what’s happening.”