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Morning Rumors III: St. Louis, Kings, Brodeur, Vanek, Sharks, Jets, Sabres and Canadiens

  • Bob McKenzie: Talks between the Rangers and Lighting continue regarding Martin St. Louis. Not a guarantee that a deal gets made. Darren Dreger: Multiple draft picks could be included, including a first round pick. Rangers getting creative.
  • Billy Jaffe: Hearing that the Kings may have made an offer to the Blue Jackets. Marian Gaborik? Waiting for a decision.
  • Darren Dreger: Martin Brodeur has submitted a list of eight or nine teams to GM Lou Lamoriello that he’s willing to waive his no-trade clause for. Brodeur is obviously interest in moving and will now wait to see if Lamoriello is able to make a move.
  • Rich Chere: Brodeur said that he spoke with Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr about a potential trade, but hasn’t told teammates about what was discussed during his talk with Lamoriello.
  • Pat Leonard: Brodeur would not rule out a trade or even a contract extension.
  • Kevin Kurz: There have bee some reports of Tomas Vanek to the Sharks. These are totally bogus. Devin Setoguchi to the Sharks is also unlikely. Sounding like they are not going to do much, if anything at all.
  • David Pollak: There is nothing going on with the Sharks and Vanek. It looks like Adam Burish will be sticking around.
  • David Pollak: Dan Boyle’s agent said that Boyle is not in play and no list of teams was asked for.
  • Gary Lawless: If Jets Mark Scheifele’s injury is extensive, they should be sellers today. He’s too important and valuable to the team.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Hearing that the price has dropped for Matt Moulson. Kings Tyler Toffoli is not in the conversation for just Moulson. Toffoli could be in a deal if Christian Ehrhoff.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Canadiens Rene Bourque could now be an option for the Kings if they lose out on Moulson.
  • Ken Campbell: Kings GM Dean Lombardi said they have “nothing going” on at the moment. (tweet posted 8:47 pm)

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: San Jose Sharks

Written by Joe Lami of the Sports Radio Service and can be followed on twitter at @joe_lami

USATSI_7774508_154224518_lowresAs the 2014 NHL trade deadline approaches, the San Jose Sharks are once again in the playoff hunt. They currently sit in second place in the west, just five points behind the Anaheim Ducks, the league leaders. With the Sharks getting ready for their tenth straight Stanley Cup playoff appearance, the trade speculation is just beginning.

San Jose tends to make a deal every deadline, whether its a minor or a major move. Last year for instance, they acquired Raffi Torres from the Coyotes, as well as, bringing defenseman Scott Hannan back. This was after dumping upcoming unrestricted free agents Douglas Murray and Ryane Clowe for draft picks. At the 2011-2012 deadline, the Sharks once again made a big splash by acquiring Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi, and a seventh round pick from Colorado in exchange for Jamie McGinn, Mike Connolly, and Michael Sgarbossa. With the Sharks having such a history of making deals at the deadline, one must ask them self what are the Sharks going to be do this time around?

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Quick Hits: Staal, Burish, Eakins, Dallas adds first round pick, Gonchar and Clarkson

  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that captain Eric Staal hopes to be able to ride a stationary bike next week.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: The Canucks have asked the Maple Leafs permission to talk to Marlies coach Dallas Eakins about their vacant head coaching position.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars will now receive the Bruins first round pick as part of the Jaromir Jagr trade. The pick was conditional on the Bruins winning two playoff rounds.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons thinks that the Senators won’t bring Sergei Gonchar back next season. David Clarkson is expecting a big offer from the Devils, and maybe as many as 20 other team will be interested.

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Morning Hits: Burish, Bolland, Emery, Rinne, Danis and the Canucks

  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks winger Adam Burish will miss the second round with an upper-body injury. Burish was slashed on the hand by Alex Edler in Game 4.
  • Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Dave Bolland is hopeful for round two.

    “I’m still day-by-day,” Bolland said. “It’s getting better. I just want to make sure it’s strong. I’m hopefully playing for that Round 2. I’ll keep on working at it and making sure it gets better.”

    Ray Emery is also close to returning.

  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile said it would be a “steep price” to trade for their fourth overall pick in the draft.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Pekka Rinne underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, recovery time is expected to be four months.
  • David Staples: Goalie Yann Danis has been solid for the Oilers AHL team, but is not the ideal NHL backup. Staples would rather see the Oilers trade or sign a goalie who could challenge Devan Dubnyk.
  • Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks GM Mike Gillis talked to the media and how the Canucks may need to get bigger and grittier.

    “From my perspective … it’s been a terrible season for us,” Gillis said. “We’re going to have to reinvent ourselves and do things differently in order to be successful. The macro look at this team is that changes have to be made.”

    With the cap going down and some big contracts on the books, they’ll need to clear out some salary. Roberto Luongo will likely be traded and there is the amnesty buyout option for Keith Ballard ($4.2 million) and David Booth ($4.25 million).

    “We don’t have the luxury of having picked first overall in the last 10 years,” Gillis said. “We have to use the players we have, the core group that we have, and we have to build around them. There will come a point where that core group is going to be dismantled or will no longer play, but it’s not today.

    “When I took this job, we decided on a style of play that resulted in great success. And clearly, the landscape has changed and we have to address those changes. We don’t have a choice. It’s not something I necessarily agree with. But that’s what we face, and that’s what you have to do.

    “We have to make the changes and adjustments necessary to compete for a Stanley Cup. It’s my intention to do it and recognize what’s going on and make sure we have a team that’s better equipped.”

    “Changes have to be made, but I’m not going to commit today to what those changes will be,” Gillis said. “It’s difficult when things end so quickly and they end so negatively for all of us. It’s pretty emotional to go through.”

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Parise meeting with Lou … Ducks did everything to try to sign Schultz … Leafs targeting Prust? Brodeur and ‘Hawks … Stars letting 5 UFAs hit market

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hearing that Zach Parise is to meet with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello today for one final time before free agency starts at noon tomorrow.
  • Eric Stephens via twitter: Bruce Boudreau said that Ducks GM Bob Murray “did everything right and everything in his power” in his attempt to sign Justin Schultz.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Maple Leafs aren’t up to anything after Colby Armstrong buy out, just clearing cap space. Leafs weren’t certain that Armstrong could bounce back from injuries. Nick Kypreos via twitter: One might think that the Maple Leafs might be willing to slide Armstrong’s salary over to Brandon Prust. It’s believed he’s looking for $3 million.
  • Mark Spector via twitter: Expecting Ryan Smyth and the Oilers to conclude negotiations today. Trying to get a deal done before tomorrow.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars have informed 5 of their unrestricted free agents that they won’t be re-signing them before July 1st, but not closing the door on possible returns: Sheldon Souray, Adam Burish, Radek Dvorak, Jake Dowell and Toby Petersen.

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Afternoon notes on Giroux, Flyers PP, Koivu, Ballard, Green, Gagner and starting goalies

  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Josh Harding is expected to start for the Wild. They are not expecting Mikko Koivu to be in the lineup. If Koivu can’t go, they will likely go with 7 defenseman.
  • Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard is still having back issues and will be held out. Andrew Ebbett may play against the Wings.
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers forward Sam Gagner suffered whiplash in last night’s game and is questionable for Thursday.

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Bieksa returns … Eriksson could go tonight … Shelly out 4 weeks … Maple Leafs notes … Fleischmann skates

  • Brad Zeimer of the Vancouver Sun: Cancucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa will return after missing 15 games with a broken foot. He’ll likely be paired with Dan Hamhuis. Aaron Rome or Chris Tanev will be a healthy scratch. Their 2nd to 4th lines could look like this tonight: Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Chris Higgins, Raffi Torres-Maxim Lapierre-Jannik Hansen,  Jeff Tambellini-Alex Bolduc-Victor Oreskovich.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars forward Loui Eriksson made it through a full practice yesterday, and hopes to play tonight against Anaheim. Coach Marc Crawford is a little more cautious as Eriksson has been out with a concussion, a decision should be made after this mornings skate. Defenseman Nicklas Grossman has an MCL sprain, and will be out for “a bit” according to Crawford. Karlis Skrastins is doubtful with a lacerated thigh. Adam Burish is still not skating with a lower body injury. Kari Lehtonen will be in net tonight.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Flyers tough guy Jody Shelly will be out 4 weeks with a fractured orbital bone after being struck by a deflected puck. He’ll have surgery tomorrow to repair the broken bone.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Brian Burke said their was “No chance” when asked if the Leafs would consider buying out the remaining 3 years of Mike Komisarek’s contract. It would have carried a $1.38 million cap hit for the next 6 years. Komisarek is finishing up his 2nd  year of a 5  year, $22.5 million deal.
  • Damian Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks that if the Maple Leafs don’t go after Ilya Bryzgalov this summer, they’ll still need to bring in an experienced goalie in case James Reimer can’t repeat this year’s play.
  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Koshan wonders if Brett Lebda will be next seasons Jeff Finger, buried in the minors. Lebda has 1 more year at $1.4 million and has been a big disappointment this year for the Maple Leafs.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Tomas Fleischmann has been out with a pulmonary emboli since Jan. 18th skated for the first time, though he won’t play again this season. It’s looks like he’ll be able to play next year, but he’s a UFA on July 1st. Dater thinks they should re-sign him.

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Pacioretty ‘contact skating’ in 3-5 weeks … Marchand gets 2 games … Eriksson, Burish out tonight … DeBoer’s could be out in Florida … Starting goalies

  • Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: The Canadiens medical staff is saying that Max Pacioretty is expected back ‘contact skating’ in 3 to 5 weeks. He’s on complete rest until March, then rehab begins. On March 8th, he suffered a “non-displaced fracture of his C4 vertebra and a severe concussion”
  • Adam Jahns via twitter: Loui Eriksson (possible concussion) and Adam Burish (broken foot) won’t be in the lineup for the Stars tonight against the Blackhawks.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Andy Greene will be a free agent at seasons end, will he want to re-sign? “I don’t know. A lot of things will go into it,” he said. “I want to hear what their plans are, their views. Hopefully they’re the same as my views. That would make it a better match.”
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: With Adam Foote likely to retire at the end of the season, Dater weighs in on the candidates for the next Avalanche captain. John-Michael Liles 45%. Paul Stastny 30%. Milan Hejduk 10%. Matt Duchene 10%. Erik Johnson 5%.
  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers coach Peter DeBoer has 1 more year on his contract and wants to comeback, but there are people in the organization who think it’s time for a change. Others want to see what he can do with a real lineup.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: Curtis McElhinney will get the start for the Senators tonight. Craig Anderson and his undisclosed injury will back-up.

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NHL Free Agency Rumors to heat up

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to sign both Dan Hamhuis and Sergei Gonchar, loading up on their blueline and sacrificing bringing in a winger or two. Along with Gonchar and Hamhuis, they would have Brooks Orpik, Kris Letand and Alex Goligoski in their top 5. This would give an opportunity to some of their young forward, giving them a chance at claiming spot with the big club. I think the Pens would have to get both at a reasonable number (or reasonable combined number) to make this a reality.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: It appears the Washington Capitals won’t be able to afford Anton Volchenkov, so they may turn their eyes to Willie Mitchell. Mitchell made about $3.5 million last season with the Canucks, and has had concussion problems. If the Penguins can’t sign Dan Hamhuis before July 1st, the Canucks are rumored to be interested in him. The St. Louis Blues and Jaroslav Halak could be talking about a deal in the $4 million range. Marty Turco could end up in San Jose for $3 million.
  • While the Flyers hope to sign Evgeni Nabokov before he hits free agency, the San Jose Sharks are reportedly interested in former Flyers goalie, Michael Leighton.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t expect to do much on July 1st when the free agency period opens. GM Scott Howson has a few things in mind, but won’t overpay and inturn, hurting the team in the long run. They will look to sign a 4th line center, and may look at a trade or 2 to rebuild their blueline. 5 players they could look at, at a $1 million or less are: Adam Burish, Dominic Moore, Ryan Johnson, Krys Barch and Ryan Hollweg. It might take a couple months for them to make a trade for a defenseman. The Jackets have $47.6 million tied up in 18 players, not including Nikita Filatov who is expected to be back.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: With the salary cap increasing by $2.6 million to $59.4, teams have a little more room to sign their own free agents, or keep a player or 2 they may have had to trade due to cap restraints. The Sabres would like to bring back Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman, but both may believe there is more money for them in the open market. “They’d like to come back, we’d love to have them back, but you’ve got so much money to spend — it doesn’t matter what team you are, you make decisions.” The Sabres will also be looking at the trade route, and will be buyers instead of sellers.

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Jarome Open to a Trade? Michalek Done for Playoffs … Potential Flame Targets

  • Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: The below statement doesn’t need much commentary to go along with it … From Jarome Iginla …

    “If they don’t want me here and want to move in a different direction, I would look at it,” he said after completing all the medicals and end-of-season interviews with the team brass. “You want to play where you are wanted and have people believe in you.

    “If they do that, we would look at it. It wouldn’t be personal. My family has been treated very well. I want to be part of the solution here and I believe I can be. If that is what it came to, I wouldn’t take it personally. The organization has treated me well.”

  • Allen Panzeri of hte Ottawa Citizen: Already without Filip Kuba and Alex Kovalev, the Ottawa Senators will now be without winger Milan Michalek for the remainder of the playoffs. During Game 1 versus the Penguins, Michalek tore his ACL in his left knee. Michalek missed 9 games at the end of the regular season with a partially torn ACL. Surgery will be in about 2 weeks and he should be ready for training camp.
  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: The Florida Panthers currently sit in the #3 slot at the 2010 NHL draft. The Panthers could make a pitch to Boston to move up one spot in the draft, or move down collecting more picks.
  • The Calgary Sun: Some free agents that the Calgary Flames may target; Eric Nystrom (Cal.), Alex Auld (NYR), Tomas Holmstrom (Det), Adam Burish (Chi), Scott Nichol (SJ), Colby Armstrong (Atl), and Matt Cooke (Pitt).
  • QMI Agency, The Toronto Sun: There is a rumor coming out Quebec that the New York Islanders were being bought by media giant, Quebecor. Quebecor CEO quickly denied that there have been any talks with with the Islanders, but did say they do have an interest in bringing a team back to Quebec City.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: A group of agents is pushing for former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM, Jeff Jackson, to become on of the top guys in the NHLPA.
  • Jim Kelly of Rumors are floating around that Brendan Shanahan could be taking for the Executive VP of NHL Operations, a position currently held by disciplinarian, Colin Campbell. Though Kelly doesn’t put much stock in it because:

    1) Shanahan is woefully inexperienced in the inner workings of the oft-times Byzantine world of the NHL and 2) what person in his right mind wants to be exposed to scathing criticism from both inside and outside the league for rulings that on many occasions King Solomon himself couldn’t cleanly decide.

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