Posts Tagged Andrew Cogliano

Injury Notes: Hartnell, Perry, Fasth, Martinez and Rinne

  • Sam Carchidi: A CT scan on Flyers Scott Hartnell’s foot revealed no damage. He will be in the lineup today.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Corey Perry had a maintenance day yesterday. Viktor Fasth has been on the ice wearing pads. He hasn’t taken shots yet though.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is out with a hyperextended elbow after a collision with Andrew Cogliano, Jonathan Quick and the net on Saturday.
  • Ryan B. Miller: Predators Paul Fenton on Center Ice Radio show on Pekka Rinne: “Fenton was asked about Pekka possibly coming down to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment: We’ve done our homework on him. He’ll still be able to have a conditioning stint at some particular time. It could be split into a week at a time so that he could come down and maybe finish before the Olympic break and then just before the Olympic break is over, he could come down. We’ve looked into it, but again, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves here. Pekka is feeling really good. I watch him work out regularly in the gym, but not on the ice.

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Morning Hits: Cogliano’s deal, Rogers Centre Non-Starter, Smyth, Devils and Capitals Goalies

  • Darren Dreger: Andrew Cogliano’s 4-year, $12 million extension with the Ducks: $2.7 million, $2.9 million, $3.1 million and $3.3 million.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Tim Leiweke said that the Rogers Centre is a “non-starter” as an option for an outdoor game in Toronto.
  • Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: Willis thinks the Oilers should consider bringing Ryan Smyth back on a one-year deal. He’s good on the PK, good defensively on 5-on-5, underrated playmaker and is their best net-front player.
  • Brian Hedger: The Blackhawks have sent Jason LaBarbera to the AHL. Antti Raanta will be the backup for Corey Crawford.
  • Randy Miller: Devils Cory Schneider is getting 1.63 goals per game in his 19 starts. Martin Brodeur is getting 2.83 goals per game in his 24 starts.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Part of Capitals coach Adam Oates’ thought process on selecting his starting goalie, giving your team a chance to win in a loss.

    “You’ve got to be honest and fair and I try to be as much as possible. There’s been some times where I told [Holtby] he was going to play and I changed my mind. Ottawa’s one of them,”  Oates said.

    “We lost in Ottawa but I felt Grubi played a good game. I felt bad he didn’t get the win but I don’t feel that he’s not giving us a chance to win,” Oates said. “That’s part of what a goalie’s job is. Obviously every once in a while you want a guy to steal one for you but I just need him to play good and playing good [through the] adjustments we’re trying to make going forward.”

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Morning Rumors: Cammalleri, Matthias, Cogliano, Ruutu, Fistric, Anderson and Scouting Canes-Bruins

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: If the Islanders were looking at Jonas Hiller, but Viktor Fasth most recent injury shut that door. Matheson thinks the Penguins or Rangers will make the biggest play for Mike Cammalleri at the trade deadline. Cammalleri will be owed $1.25 million at the deadline. The Penguins could use some offense outside of their top 6. The Oilers have tried for two years to get Shawn Matthias out of Florida.  He’s playing on the wing this year, but is a normally a center. Matheson thinks that the Oilers should look to bring back Andrew Cogliano this summer as a free agent. The Hurricanes would love to move Tuomo Ruutu and his $4.75 million contract, but there haven’t been any takers. With Luca Sbisa out, the Ducks won’t be shopping Mark Fistric.
  • Wayne Scanlan: Senators coach Paul MacLean keeps repeating that Craig Anderson is their “No.1 goaltender,” but the more he says it, the less Anderson seems to play.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Scouting the Bruins-Hurricanes game on Saturday: Leafs (2), Oilers (2), Capitals, Sharks, Canadiens, Islanders, Flames and Sabres.

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Early Lines and Pairings: Sabres, Senators, Red Wings, Ducks, Blackhawks and Bruins

  • Mike Harrington: The Sabres will start camp with Tyler Myers playing with Christian Ehrhoff and not Henrik TallinderMark Pysyk will play with Tallinder.
  • Ian Mendes: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Clarke MacArthur will start on a line with Kyle Turris. Mark Stone, Cory Conacher and Mike Hoffman will be considered for the other wing.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Early Red Wings lines:  Henrik Zetterberg – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader,  Mikael Samuelsson – Luke Glendening – Jordin Tootoo, Johan Franzen – Stephen Weiss – Daniel Alfredsson, Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Patrick Eaves, Anthony Mantha – Andreas Athanisiou – Teemu Pulkkinen, Tyler Bertuzzi. Early Red Wings defensive pairings: Danny DeKeyser-Jakub Kindl, Brian Lashoff – Nathan Paetsch (PTO), Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson, Ryan Oullet – Brennan Evans.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that he’ll start Dustin Penner with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He likes the pairings of Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu, and Nick Bonino with Teemu Selanne.
  • Mark Lazerus: Have to think Brandon Saad is the front-runner over Brandon Pirri for the Blackhawks second line center.
  • Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe: The Bruins third line could be a made up from anyone of Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg, Jordan Caron, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser, Craig Cunningham, Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight.

    “I think ideally we saw the third line that we liked when we won the Cup,” Julien said of 2011. “Not only were they kind of a dependable line, but they were able to give us some scoring. In a real perfect world, you’ve got your top two lines that you’d like to see score on a regular basis. Your third line should be able to give you some secondary scoring and your third line should also be able to give you some secondary grit that your fourth line gives you. To me they’re caught in the middle where they give you a little bit of both. That’s what we’re looking for from that line.”

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Morning Hits: Wolski, Scott, Brunner, Roy and Hemsky

  • Renaud Lavoie: The Sabres signed John Scott to a one-year deal at $750,000.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: A source confirmed that Patrick Roy is a strong candidate for the Avalanche head coaching position. Roy was offered the position in 2009, but turned it down.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Ales Hemsky’s days with the Oilers could be coming to an end. GM Craig MacTavish isn’t going to pay $5 million a season for a second line winger with world-class ability.  His knock is missing too many games due to injury.

    “I don’t think there’s a market for him … I shouldn’t say there’s no market,” said former NHL general Craig Button, who now works for TSN. “But the salary cap is coming down to $64.3 million. He makes $5 million for one more year. Would the Oilers pick up half of that to trade him, 50-50 (with another team)? That would still free up $2.5 million in cap space for the Oilers.

    “I don’t know if they can get something tangible in return for Hemsky. Andrew Cogliano got the Oilers a second-round draft (pick). I don’t know if they can get that for Hemsky,” Button said.

    “He’d be rolling along, on pace for 80 points, and bang, he gets hurt. He’s not reliable (to possible trade suitors).”

    Western Conference teams that might be interested: Predators, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Blues, Coyotes and Jets (moving next season). If the Red Wings lose Valtteri Filppula, Hemsky could be an option if they only have to pay $4 million.

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Several Players Sign Overseas … Kane leaving KHL

  • ESPN: Ducks Cam Fowler and Flyers Nicklas Grossman signed with Sodertalje in Sweden. Flyers Matt Read and Rangers Carl Hagelin are already playing for Sodertalje.
  • Winnipeg Sun: Jets Evander Kane has left Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Kane recorded only one goal in 11 games, and was suspended for one game for an illegal hit. Dinamo’s coach criticized Kane for being out of shape.

    “Unfortunately, Evander Kane could not adapt to hockey in the KHL,” athletic director Igor Matushkin said on the team’s website.

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More on Belak … Byfuglien arrested … Kugryshev back to Russia … H. Sedin has sore hip … 10 “under-the-radar” players

  • Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: Two people who knew Wade Belak said that he did suffer from depression and that he took medication to treat it. Belak’s widow released a statement asking “that everyone remember Wade’s infectious sense of humour, his caring spirit and the joy he brought to his friends, family and fans.”
  • Mark Seidel via twitter: Seidel says that Belak did not kill himself and that “any suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong.” In time the truth will come out. He can’t say much about the death, but believes it will be “ruled a horrible accident” when all said and done. He apologizes for the vagueness.
  • Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun: Special assistant with the NHLPA Mathieu Schneider said on the radio that people should stop jumping to conclusions regarding Wade Belak’s death. Schneider said it’s “dangerous and hurtful,” especially to his family, to speculate why he ended his life. Buffery lists a bunch of athletes (not just hockey players) who have taken their lives in the last year.
  • Ed Tait and Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was arrested late Wednesday night on “probable cause for third degree boating while intoxicated and the refusal of a blood or urine test.” He was released from jail 2:23 Thursday morning. He was booked weighing 286 pounds, up from his approximate 245 pounds playing weight last year.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is in the final year of his contact, has only played with the Wings, and would like to keep it that way.  “Everyone knows I like it here a lot,” Kronwall said. “I want to stay. Hopefully, they want me to stay as well. So whenever they feel it’s the right time to start negotiating we’ll be ready for it.” The Wings will likely start contact talks with Kronwall soon.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Capitals prospect Dmitri Kugryshev is heading back to Russia after playing last year in the AHL. His deal is not the ‘rent’ type, he’ll be signing a valid contract with CSKA. The Capitals will retain his rights.
  • Gord McIntyre of the Vancouver Province: Cancucks forward Henrik Sedin’s status may be up in the air, more will be known when he skates next week. “I don’t think it [Henrik's sore hip] was too bad, but he felt he needed some time off.”
  • Scott Burnside of ESPN: Burnside mentions 10 “Under-the-radar” players who could make an impact this season: Alexei Ponikarovsky (CAR), JS Giguere (COL), Jakub Voracek (PHI), Anthony Stewart (CAR), Andrew Cogliano (ANA), Ian White (DET), James Neal (PIT), Niclas Bergfors (NASH), Mathieu Garon (TB) and Roman Hamrlik (WAS).
  • Martin Lunden of Swedish Oil by dohfOs: Oilers 2011 1st round pick Oscar Klefbom had his leg cut that required 10 stitches. When the stitches were removed, it was discovered that it was infected. He is on penicillin which prohibits him from playing.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile said defenseman Francis Bouillon “will probably not be ready for camp.” Mike Fisher is still recovering from shoulder surgery. “I would say we’d probably go a little bit slower with (Fisher) going into training camp to make sure he’s ready and 100 percent going into the season,” Poile said.

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Osgood to retire … Burke to meet with Schenn’s agent after vacation … Some remaining FAs … Yashin to the NHL?

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Chris Osgood will have a press conference today to announce his retirement from the NHL, and he’ll take a job within the organization. It was earlier thought that he would play next year, but that is not the case. Ty Conklin, Ray Emery and Marty Turco could be options as backups to Jimmy Howard.
  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke is on holidays until next week, and no talks with Luke Schenn’s agent, Don Meehan, will begin until he returns. The Islanders, Predators, Avalanche and Coyotes are currently below the salary cap floor. The Predators still need to re-sign Shea Weber. Some remaining free agents are: Teemu Selanne, Vinny Prospal, Bryan McCabe, Nikolay Zherdev, Cory Stillman, Scott Hannan, Ray Emery, Sergei Samsonov, Alex Kovalev, Kyle Wellwood, JP Dumont, John Madden, Brent Sopel, Jack Hillen, Karlis Skrastins, Nick Boynton, Paul Mara, Ty Conklin, Marty Turco, and Pascal Leclaire.
  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has an arbitration hearing set for Thursday, but they could be getting close to signing a multi-year deal. Cogliano made a $1 million least year and recorded 35 points. Cogliano could fill the hole as their 3rd line center, but could also move up to the 2nd line center roll or possibly move to the wing.
  • Mark Everson of the NY Post:  Michel Therrien may be the backup plan for the NJ Devils coaching position if Lou Lamoriello can’t convince Jacques Lemaire to return next season.
  • Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: Re-signing Brad Marchand is a top priority for Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. There has been some progress made, and Marchand isn’t concerned.

    “It’s a very busy time for everyone with the Cup and everything,” Marchand said. “We’re confident something is going to get done real soon. I don’t think either of us are worried. We know something is going to get done.

    “They know I want to be here. I know they want me here.”

  • Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports: SKA St. Petersburg decided not to extend Alexei Yashin’s contract, making him a free agent. Yashin’s agent Mark Gandler told Sergei Begishev of the Sovestsky Sport,

    Is there an interest in Alexei from the NHL?

    “We have already received one offer.”

    From the Islanders?

    “I will not discuss what the club is. We are considering the expediency of the offer.”

    Gandler added:

    “We will meet with Alexei this week for the first time. We will discuss everything. We are not in a hurry. At this moment we have not had any serious negotiations with any club. It would have been unreasonable to do that until we are sure that everything is good health wise. As far as the leagues are concerned, we will look at both sides [the NHL and the KHL].”

    Chesnokov thinks it could be a negoiating ploy to get a better KHL deal, but if it’s true, “it could be the talk of the season.”

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Doughty hasn’t heard from Kings since late June … Brodeur to play out deal … NHL Realignment … Plenty of interest in Blues … Jets have 8 RFAs

  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Drew Doughty’s side hasn’t heard from the Kings since June 23rd. The Kings are believed to have offered a 9 year deal worth more than $6.5 million per season.

    “I think he’d be happy to stay if we agree upon terms that are acceptable to him,” Meehan said. “And those are our instructions, to negotiate with L.A. on that basis to secure something that he’d be happy with.”

    There isn’t really any salary comparables for Doughty. They may be waiting for Shea Weber’s deal to get done, he has an arbitration date set for August 2nd.

    “I know how important Drew Doughty is to the Los Angeles Kings on a going-forward basis,” Meehan said. “I think that’s something that they’re very well aware of and they know what they have to do. And I’m sure at the appropriate time we’ll all get together and have further discussions.”

  • Mark Everson of the NY Post: Devils goalie Martin Brodeur isn’t interested in signing a contract extension as he plans on playing out the final year of his contract.

    “I’m going to go through the season first, and then see. I’m going to play out this year,” Brodeur told The Post.

  • Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun: Re-alignment could find the Jets in the Central division next year with the Wild, Blackhawks, Predators, Blues, Stars and possibly the Blue Jackets. The Pacific division could include the Canucks, Oilers, Flames, Sharks, Kings, Ducks and the Avalanche. The Red Wings and the Blue Jackets would like to move to the East.
  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Interest in buying the Blues has picked up over the past 10 days, with 5 groups listed as “very interested parties.” A date has been set to give all interested parties time to do their homework to see if they want to put in a bid for the team. The purchase would include the team, management contracts on the Scottrade Center and their AHL team Peoria. 70% share in the team is up for sale.
  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Teemu Selanne had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee 2 weeks ago, and has begun light skating.

    “His kids are at camp and he’s out there skating with them,” Murray said. “He feels fine. He said, ‘OK, let’s talk next week like we always planned.”

    The Ducks  are also awaiting word on Jonas Hiller who is expected to face some shots during a Francois Allaire goalie camp.

  • Kirkland Crawford of the Detroit Free Press: After Tomas Vokoun decided he didn’t want to re-sign with the Panthers, he didn’t receive that much interest,

    “I did not get a single offer. No one! Then at the end came the Detroit and Washington. That was all.”

    Vokoun’s role with the Red Wings would have been in the backup role to Jimmy Howard.

  • Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Blake Wheeler and the Jets are still talking about about a new contract for the right winger. Wheeler made $2.2 million last season, scoring 18 goals. From his agent, Matt Keator,

    “Still talking. We agree to disagree on some points, but both sides trying hard to reach an agreement.”

    The Jets have other RFAs they need to re-sign as well: Zach Bogosian, Brett Festerling, Arturs Kulda, Spencer Machacek, Ben Maxwell, Riley Holzapfel and Kenndal McArdle.

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Oilers send Cogliano to the Ducks for a draft pick

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Andrew Cogliano to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2013 2nd round draft pick.

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2011 NHL Salary Arbitration List

A list of all NHL players who filed for salary arbitration and the date of their hearing.


Player Pos. 10/11 Team Date Ruling/Contract Notes
Dan Sexton RW Anaheim Ducks Aug. 4 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years
Andrej Sekera D Buffalo Sabres July 25 Re-signed before arbitration. 4 years, $11 million
Derek Joslin D Carolina Hurricanes July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.4 million
Chris Campoli D Chicago Blackhawks Aug 3 Arbitration hearing moved up. Awarded 1 year, $2.5 million. Blackhawks walk away.
Viktor Stalberg LW Chicago Blackhawks July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.75 million.
Kevin Porter C Colorado Avalanche July 26 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $850,000
Ryan Wilson D Colorado Avalanche July 22 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $1.275 million.
Andrew Cogliano C Anaheim Ducks July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $7.17 million
Alec Martinez D Los Angeles Kings July 27 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.475 million.
Brad Richardson C Los Angeles Kings July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $2.35 million
Josh Gorges D Montreal Canadiens July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $2.5 million
Sergei Kostitsyn LW Nashville Predators July 26 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $2.5 milloin
Shea Weber D Nashville Predators Aug 2  
Mark Fraser D New Jersey Devils Aug 4 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $550,000
Zach Parise LW New Jersey Devils Aug 3 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $6 million.
Blake Comeau RW NY Islanders Aug 4  
Brian Boyle C NY Rangers July 25 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $5.1 million
Ryan Callahan RW NY Rangers July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $12.825 million
Brandon Dubinsky C NY Rangers July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 4 years, $16.8 million
Michael Sauer D NY Rangers   Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $2.5 million
Lauri Korpikoski LW Phoenix Coyotes July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $3.6 million
Teddy Purcell RW Tampa Bay Lightning July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $4.725 million
Jannik Hansen RW Vancouver Canucks July 29 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $4.05 million
Blake Wheeler RW Winnipeg Jets Aug 3 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $5.1 million

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Plenty of teams want to deal as NHL draft approaches … Doughty gets “major” offer … Bryzgalov deal could be done by Wednesday

Update 9:49 am: Brian Compton via twitter: Niklas Lidstrom has agreed to a 1 year contract with the Red Wings,

Update 9:25 am: Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Red Wings have called an 11:00 am media conference call with Nicklas Lidstrom and Ken Holland.

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Russo lists some trade scuttlebutt. Colorado: Would trade the 11th overall, looking for a goaltender, maybe Jonathan Bernier or Cory Schneider. The Avs want to keep the 2nd overall pick. Columbus: Could trade the 8th overall pick for an impact center or puck moving defenseman. Have talked with Philadelphia and Edmonton. Detroit: Could be offering up Jiri Hudler and/or Valtteri Filppula for a puck moving defenseman. Edmonton: Would like to get another pick in the top 10. Possible players they are shopping are Ales Hemsky, Tom Gilbert, Sam Gagner and Andrew Cogliano. New Jersey: Looking for a puck moving defenseman, rumored to have talked to Wild about Brent Burns. Wouldn’t mind moving the big contract of Brian Rolston and Dainius Zubrus. Philadelphia: Need to trade at least $5 million to be able to sign Ilya Bryzgalov, would like to get a top 10 pick in the draft. Matt Carle, Scott Hartnell and Kris Versteeg are available. Phoenix: Looking for a young goalie. Tampa Bay: Shopping Ryan Malone.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has said anyone is available except Mikko Koivu. Brent Burns might be being offered up for an impact forward. Fletcher has had preliminary talks with Burns’ agent. Burns will be a free agent after next year.

    “Whether we make anything happen on the trade front, whether we add players or move up or down in the first round, you never know,” Fletcher said. “But I can guarantee you, whatever we do or don’t do, there will be an awful lot of conversations about an awful lot of things that may or may not make sense to us or the team we’re speaking with.

    “Ninety percent of things discussed around the draft don’t happen, but there will be a lot of activity and we’ll be busy. What that means at end of day, we’ll find out.”

    It’s likely the Wild will keep the 10th overall pick outright unless a “special scenario” presents itself. Niklas Backstrom, Martin Havlat, Marek Zidlicky and Matt Cullen have no-trade clauses. Teams might be interested in Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Nick Schultz and Greg Zanon. Cal Clutterbuck and AHL dman Marco Scandella may draw some interest, but the Wild may want to keep them. They’ve been trying to trade Cam Barker, but might end up buying him out. The Wild may be interested in moving up in the draft, but more likely, trading down to acquire another 1st or 2nd round pick.

  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Ilya Bryzgalov said the ball is in the Flyers court now. “Tuesday or Wednesday everything will be [done]. We are waiting for [Philadelphia].” Though a deal could be completed soon, they won’t be able to announce it until cap room is cleared.
  • James Murphy via twitter: Tomas Kaberle would prefer to re-sign with the Bruins, and will be meeting with his agent and Peter Chiarelli in the next few days.
  • Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: The Kings may be looking to get back into the 1st round, but only if the deal makes sense. The Kings have made a “major” offer to Drew Doughty. Kings GM Dean Lombardi has made 2 trips in 4 weeks to Doughty’s agent (Don Meehan) office in Toronto. Lombardi would like to get a contract done before the draft, and isn’t overly concerned about an offer sheet. The Kings are still looking for a top-level forward through trade or free agency.
  • Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: The Lightning may be looking to trade up from 27th overall at this Friday’s draft. Head scout Al Murray, “There are eight to 10 players who are sort of the consensus top guys. … That next group of probably 40 players is all over the place, depending on individual team needs and individual preferences.” Talks involving a new contract for Sean Bergenheim may not be going great, and he could become a free agent on July 1st. His agent Todd Diamond on if a deal could get done before July 1st, “It’s not going to be easy, but stranger things can happen.” Steve Yzerman wants to get a deal done with Steven Stamkos by July 1st so no team could set the parameters on a new deal.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Tomas Vokoun’s agent, Michael C. Deutsch, “At this point it looks like he’ll hit the open market on July 1,” and “He’s keeping all his options open, including going back to Florida.” Panthers GM Dale Tallon didn’t rule out trying to re-sign Vokoun,

    “We’ll see. It depends what happens between now and July 1. We’re not done yet,” Tallon told ESPN.com on Saturday. “There’s still lots of time. It’s hard to say what’s going to happen.”

    It was reported a few days ago that Vokoun told a Czech newspaper that he might be interested in going to Colorado. His agent said those weren’t Vokoun’s quotes.

  • Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators GM Bryan Murray said he’s spoken with Oilers GM Steve Tambellini about the 1st overall pick, but doubts the Oilers will move it. “I can imagine who they’d want from us,” Murray said, “our little right-shot defenceman I would think.” He was referring to Erik Karlsson, Murray said he’s not doing that.

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