NHL Rumors: Panthers, Doan, Vanek, Blues, Rangers, Leafs, Marleau and Thornton

NHL Rumors: Panthers, Doan, Vanek, Blues, Rangers, Leafs, Marleau and Thornton

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Patrick Marleau could be looking for a three year deal, and may have some three year offers already
On the Florida Panthers …

Harvey Fialkov: GM Dale Tallon said that they are close to re-signing Mark Pysyk. Tallon added that defenseman Alex Petrovic only wanted a one-year deal to prove himself.

Harvey Fialkov: Source said that Jaromir Jagr and his camp never received a contract offer from the Panthers and that money wasn’t an issue.

On Shane Doan

Craig Morgan: Don’t expect a Shane Doan decision anytime soon.

On Thomas Vanek

David Pagnotta: Vanek continues to talk to “several teams” but as of yesterday afternoon nothing was close.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Blues RFA defenseman Colton Parayko will likely re-sign around $5 to $6 million a season. GM Doug Armstrong is hoping to stay around five to six percent under the $75 million salary cap ceiling. Allows some room for injuries.

On the New York Rangers …

Dan Rosen: Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said he’s spoken with several teams about acquiring a center. Gorton added that J.T. Miller is a natural center and they could move him there.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Pierre LeBrun: Was told that the Maple Leafs never made an offer to Brian Boyle.

On Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks …

Kevin Kurz: Sounding like other teams have offered Patrick Marleau better deal than what the Sharks have offered him, which could be why he hasn’t made a decision yet.

Kevin Kurz: Hearing that Marleau is really pushing for a three-year deal.

David Pagnotta: Hearing that Marleau has received some three-year offers.

Bob McKenzie: Marleau was getting significant yesterday from the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks.

Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Have learned that Joe Thornton will be signing a one year deal with the Sharks. Bob McKenzie reported that it is “closer to $6.5 million than $6 million.”