NHL Rumors: Coyotes, Lightning, Canucks, Penguins, Leafs, Senators, Sharks and Oilers

NHL Rumors: Coyotes, Lightning, Canucks, Penguins, Leafs, Senators, Sharks and Oilers

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Did the Toronto Maple Leafs interest in Mike Condon force the Ottawa Senators to go three years?
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Coyotes GM John Chayka said that he doesn’t expect to be aggressive in the free agent market but they could have some opportunities. Chayka notes they don’t really have any big roster holes.

Craig Morgan: GM Chayka said they should be finished with interview head coaches by the end of next week.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said that he’s spoken with some potential fits that would address a couple of their needs. He’s not sure how it will play out when free agency opens on Saturday.

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Rick Dhaliwal: The Canucks had spoke with Keith Kinkaid but are now focusing on Anders Nilsson.

Rick Dhaliwal: Have heard the Canucks are interested in defenseman Paul Postma.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: The Penguins plan on having goaltender Tristan Jarry develop for another year. They will look for a proven backup.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators …

Chris Nichols: Elliott Friedman on Sportsnet 590 after Mike Condon signed a three-year extension with the Senators, Friedman heard the Maple Leafs were looking at Condon and “I think they made a big run at Condon.”

Chris Nichols: Friedman continuing on Condon: “That may have been one of the reasons why he got a third year out of Ottawa, is because of Toronto’s interest.”

On the San Jose Sharks …

Platinum Seat Ghosts: Elliotte Friedman said that he thinks Martin Jones will get a contract extension that has a salary cap hit that starts with a 5 and the Marc-Edouard Vlasic‘s extension could start with a 7.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

Bob Stauffer: With the Oilers buying out Benoit Pouliot, it will give GM Peter Chiarelli more flexibility going forward. He might decide to use the extra cap in-season as opposed to this offseason.