NHL Rumors I: Courturier, Clowe looking for 7-8 years, Boyle and the...

NHL Rumors I: Courturier, Clowe looking for 7-8 years, Boyle and the Stars


From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • David Pagnotta: The Flyers are not actively shopping Sean Couturier, but if they are able to land a top-two defenseman or a top-line scorer, they could move him.
  • L.A. Lariviere: Ryane Clowe’s agent wouldn’t say if the Canadiens are among the front-runners, “I’ll let Marc Bergevin comment on their involvement.” The Canadiens were still in on Clowe (as of late last night). Clowe’s agent said it could go down to the trade deadline day with the other bidders.
  • David Pagnotta: RDS is reporting that Clowe wants a 7 or 8 year contract extension. Adrian Dater: “If Ryane Clowe gets a 7-year contract extension, which GM agrees to that, please hand in your playbook now.”
  • Andy Strickland: Teams that have shown some interest in Clowe: Bruins, Flyers, Canadiens, Blackhawks, Wild and Canucks.
  • David Pollak: With the Sharks looking to trade Clowe, it’s good sign that they like James Sheppard on the 3rd line.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk:

    On if there’s any news on potential extensions on Jaromir Jagr, Eric Nystrom or Derek Roy

    “I don’t really have any update on that. No.”

    On if that would affect how they might deal with things in the next two days

    “I think so. I think it’s all part of it. Have to see where we’re at. Listening to calls.”

    On how hard it is to balance things

    “I think so . I think that’s accurate. So we’ll just have to wait and see. We’ve got 48 hours here.”