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NHL Videos: Brendan Shanahan Press Conference

Tim Leiweke President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment makes his opening statement.

Brendan Shanahan makes his opening remarks.

Brendan Shanahan talks on making positive impact on this hockey club.

Brendan Shanahan talks on bringing his leadership qualities to this club.

David Nonis talks briefly on decisions regarding the coaching staff.

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NHL Rumors II: Panthers, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Avs

  • The Fourth Period: The Panthers are hoping to re-sign pending RFAs Dmitry Kulikov and Eric Gudbranson, as well as pending UFA Tom Gilbert. Gilbert and the Panthers will talk about an extension before July 1st. The Panthers have already had trade talks involving Kulikov before the deadline, and could revisit those if they can’t get him locked up.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is doing all he can to keep pending UFA Andrew MacDonald with the team. MacDonald has enjoyed his time with the Flyers.

    “I’m not going to comment on anything that is ongoing,” Holmgren told the Daily News yesterday. “It just doesn’t make any sense [to comment]. We’d like to get something done. We want to sign him.”

    “I like what I see so far. It’s been great,” MacDonald said. “From an organizational standpoint, the team has been competitive. As a player, that’s all you can ask. That and to make you feel welcome. I’ve been really happy. We’ll see if something can get done here.”

    Money could become an issue. MacDonald would be one of the top Dmen available on July 1st. The Flyers will likely need to pay market price or higher for him. He turned down a four year, $16 million from the Islanders before he was traded at the deadline.

  • Sam Carchidi: MacDonald said that his agent and GM Paul Holmgren have been talking contract extension.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Randy Carlyle’s future as the Leafs coach won’t be determined quickly. GM Dave Nonis knew before he signed his five-year extension with the Leafs last year that it was possible that they would bring in another senior executive. Nonis may wait and see what other coaches come available after the season, possibilities include: Barry Trotz, John Tortorella, Kirk Muller, Dan Bylsma and Peter DeBoer. The Leafs and Dave Bolland’s camp don’t appear to be close. Bolland may be looking for an eight year deal in the $5 million range. Thought is that he won’t get that anywhere. A deal in the five year range and closer to the $4.2 million that Tyler Bozak makes, makes more sense. The Leafs would like Bolland back, but only at a reasonable price. Nonis will have to decide if he wants to bring pending UFAs Nikolai Kulemin and Jay McClement back. James Reimer will most likely ask to be traded, but it may not be easily made.
  • Josh Yohe of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Tomas Vokoun is in the AHL on a conditioning assignment is not sure if he’ll be called up to backup Marc-Andre Fleury. It could also be his last season playing hockey.

    “That’s up to the coaches,” Vokoun said. “When we talked back in January, I told them I’m open-minded. Regardless of what happened, I was 90 percent sure it was going to be my last season anyway.”

  • Chris Johnston: Leafs GM Dave Nonis is expected to remain GM after the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president.
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: ”If Shanahan goes in and fires Carlyle then he should just fire Nonis too. If that’s the way then Nonis is just a puppet” … ”Nonis will not be a puppet. That’s not his style. There is a fighter there that I don’t think people realize.”
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: The people that I’ve spoken to have told me that it’s Patrick Roy making the decisions there”

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Morning Hits: Poile, Cleary, Jones, Couturier, Flames, Oilers, Jets and Anselmi

  • Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: The Flames approached Predators GM David Poile about the position that Brian Burke had just took with the team. The Flames were given permission to speak with the Poile, but he wished to remain with Nashville. Brendan Shanahan was also interviewed for the position but he turned it down as he wanted to stay in a larger city.
  • The Wheel Deal: Daniel Cleary skated at Joe Louis Arena with a bunch of Red Wings players yesterday. Ansar Khan: Cleary said that he won’t go to the Red Wings camp on a tryout, only on a signed contract, which is not likely not to happen. George Sipple: Cleary said he should make a decision by Sunday. He hopes to remain with the Red Wings but has offers from multiple teams. Ted Kulfan: Cleary said that three teams have given him legitimate offers.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators coach Barry Trotz had Seth Jones working on playing the left side this summer (normally played the right side) and envisions him playing with Shea Weber.

    “In your long-term vision you’d like to see that, both of them at some point playing together,” Trotz said. “You’re going to see that in the preseason, and some of the scrimmages. I’ll do that on purpose to let them rub shoulders a little bit.”

  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers center Sean Couturier has added some very obvious muscle this summer.
  • Bob McKenzie: A theme from the Oilers and Flames training camp will be wingers trying to play center. The Flames asked T.J. Galiardi to work on faceoffs this offseason. The Oilers did the same with Taylor Hall.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Flames will give long looks at  Sean Monahan, Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund and Corban Knight down the middle. There may only be room for one of them, maybe two.
  • Bob McKenzie: Jets Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are two young players with the best chance to compete for a roster spot.

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Morning Hits: Coyotes, Richards, Lecavalier, NHL Schedule, Quebec City, Shanahan and Messier

  • John Shannon: Gary Bettman and Bill Daly warn the City of Glendale for the second time in three weeks that if a deal isn’t done by July 2nd, the team will relocate.
  • Chris Johnson: A decision on if the Rangers will be buying out Brad Richards is “coming shortly.”
  • Elliotte Friedman: Vincent Lecavalier: “It’s a tough day, but I’m so motivated…to go somewhere else and prove I can still play at a high level.”
  • Chris Johnston: The NHL has made up multiple schedules for the Coyotes, Seattle, etc scenarios. Should be released in mid July.
  • Chris Johnston: When asked if Quebec City was still in play, Bill Daly said: “I wouldn’t rule it out.”
  • Renaud Lavoie: Brendan Shanahan will stay with the NHL rather than take a job with the Flames.
  • NY Rangers: Mark Messier will be leaving the Rangers.

    “I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the Rangers. I am resigning my position with the Team to pursue an opportunity to expand the game of hockey in the New York area by developing the Kingsbridge National Ice Center. Although some will perceive this as a reaction to the coaching decision, nothing could be further from the truth. I completely respect the decision that was made and for all the reasons it was made. I harbor no hard feelings toward Glen or the Rangers. This is a personal choice I am making to create a program in the New York area that will give our children more choices and opportunities in the future. I wish the Rangers nothing but the best in the future.“

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Video: Colin McDonald gets a 2 game suspension

The NHL has suspended New York Islanders winger Colin McDonald for 2 games for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy last night.

The “Key Points” for the suspension were that it was boarding, no apparent injury and no history.

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Video: Should Colin McDonald be suspended? How many games?

Islanders Colin McDonald received a boarding major for his hit on Penguins Ben Lovejoy.

I think it’s safe to say that McDonald will be suspended, so the question becomes, how many games should he get?

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Flyers Brayden Schenn Suspended

The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn for one for his hit on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.

Shanahan deemed the hit as “charging” and that Schenn left his feet and made contact with Volchenkov’s head.

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No Devils changes … Thomas confirms year off … Rangers D targets … Wings-Caps rumor … Nash update … Possible Flyers targets

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: It doens’t look like there will be any lineup changes for the Devils tonight if going by lines at practice yesterday.

    “We’re not making a change based on the hole we’re in,” he said. “We’ll make a change if we feel there’s someone that can make us a better lineup for tomorrow night. That’s what we’re making the decision on. We thought our group played a good game last night.”

  • Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: Bruins Tim Thomas confirmed yesterday that he will not play next year due to personal concerns. Posted on his facebook page:

    “From the earliest age I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a hockey player. I’ve been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible.

    The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.

    At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F’s.

    Friends, Family, and Faith.

    This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.

    On top of this, I will continue to train using the ARP/POV system and work with G-Form in the development of protective equipment.

    What does this portend for the future?

    We’ll see….God’s will be done.


    The Bruins will now be stuck with his $5 million cap hit.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers will target Justin Schultz if he becomes a UFA. If he signs elsewhere, the Rangers may look at trading for Shea Weber over trying to sign Ryan Suter.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Red Wings will target Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, and they may look at trading for their draft rights. The Wings are also part of web trade proposal: Mike Green and Brooks Laich for Johan Franzen, Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl. Matheson wonders why anyone would not think that Brian Burke won’t make a trade for Roberto Luongo. Burke loves making the big trade, Loungo would help the Maple Leafs get into the playoffs, which would help his job security. Matheson doesn’t think that Tomas Vokoun would go the Leafs as a veteran sidekick. The Oilers are looking at Henrik Samuelsson with the 32nd  pick. Brandon Prust would look good in a Oilers uniform if he becomes a free agent. The Flyers may look at trading Sergei Bobrovsky.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Several teams not on Rick Nash’s trade list have contacted the Blue Jackets. There is hope that if the Jackets and a ‘non-list’ make a deal, that Nash would consider it to end the relationship with Columbus. The ‘unofficial trade destination rankings’: 1. Rangers 2. Sharks 3. Maple Leafs 4. Bruins 5. Hurricanes 6. Capitals. The Blue Jackets are not dead set on getting a goalie back in a deal. Portzline left the draft combine thinking that the Jackets are higher on Filip Forsberg that many would think, and that they may be willing to trade down a few slots.
  • John Boruk of CSN Philly: The chances of Flyers trading for Sergei Gonchar are “slim to none.” They would love to get Ryan Suter. Defenseman targets for the Flyers could be: Mark Streit, Ryan Whitney, Lubomir Visnovsky and Alexander Edler.
  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Possible Jets targets on draft night at #9: Alex Galchenyuk, Cody Ceci, Griffin Reinhart, Brendan Gaunce, Radek Faksa and Tanner Pearson (a stretch, Jets-Barrie connection).

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Trade Deadline day trades

I’ll leave this chart near the top of the page, and will continue to add some pieces below.

Receives Receives
February 27th

F Andrew Gordon

D Sebastien Erixon

F Zach Kassian
D Marc-Andre Gragnani

F Cody Hodgson
D Alexander Sulzer

Scott Cullen of TSN: Numbers Game: Hodgson for Kassian the Big Deal at Deadline

D Mark Fraser

F Dale Mitchell

D John Scott

2012 5th round pick

D Greg Zanon

Steve Kampfer

F Paul Gaustad
2013 4th round pick

2012 1st round pick

F Brian Rolston
Mike Mottau

Marc Cantin
Yanick Riendeau

D Johnny Oduya

2013 2nd round pick
2013 3rd round pick

D Matt Gilroy

D Brian Lee

Jesse Spector of Sporting News: Senators add puck-moving Gilroy, send Lee to Lightning

F Sammy Pahlsson

2012 4th round pick
2012 4th round pick (Isles)

F Daniel Winnik
F T.J. Faliardi
7th round pick

F Jamie McGinn
F Mike Connelly
F Michael Sgarbossa

Adrian Dater of Denver Post: His thoughts on the deal.

F Carter Ashton

D Keith Aulie

D Tom Gilbert

D Nick Schultz

D Mike Commodore

Cond. 7th round pick

F Andre Kostitsyn

2013 2nd round pick
Cond. 2013 5th round pick
(originally sent in Gill trade)

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Ryan more likely than Getzlaf to be traded … Ruutu will draw interest … Carter separates shoulder … Penguins lose Staal, Neal and Adams

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson doesn’t see the Ducks trading Ryan Getzlaf. A league executive said that Bobby Ryan is the most likely to be moved. Philadelphia seems like a logical bet for Ryan. Matheson can see James van Riemsdyk in a package. The Ducks might ask for Brayden Schenn and may ask for a defenseman like Braydon Coburn. Sean Couturier is off-limits. The Maple Leafs would love Getzlaf but Burke may not have the pieces to get him. What would he offer: Lupul, Gardiner or Kadri? The Oilers would be interested. Nugent-Hopkins, Hall and Eberle are untouchable which would leave players like: Sam Gagner, Ladislav Smid, Tom Gilbert, Magnus Paajarvi, Oscar Klefbom, Tyler Pitlick, Teemu Hartikainen, Jeff Petry. The Blackhawks are looking for another defenseman with Hurricanes Tim Gleason or Bryan Allen making sense. They’d like Lubomir Visnovsky, but he under contract for next year with a $3 million salary but a $5.6 million cap hit. The Capitals, Penguins and Sharks could be interested in Hurricanes winger Tuomo Ruutu as a rental.
  • Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: The Oilers are actively looking for a defenseman and there is an outside chance they shut Ryan Whitney down for the season. Winger Ales Hemsky’s time in Edmonton could be coming to an end.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Bruins Brad Marchand will have his hearing today at noon with Brendan Shanahan. Ducks J.F. Jacques will likely have a hearing at some point for his hit on R.J. Umberger.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Vladimir Tarasenko was traded to Dynamo Moscow, which likely means he’ll be joining the St. Louis Blues over the summer.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets forward  Jeff Carter suffered a separated shoulder last night. “We’ll see where he’s at and we’ll get more detail tomorrow,” coach Scott Arniel said. He suffered the injury on a blindsided hit by Francois Beauchemin. Winger Cody Bass won’t have shoulder surgery, he’ll rehab it and hopes to play again this season. Forward Mark Letestu will have surgery today on a broken pinky finger metacarpal and will be out 6 weeks.
  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins have lost Jordan Staal for 4 to 6 weeks with a knee injury. He has damage to his MCL and it won’t require surgery. Winger James Neal broke his foot on Saturday. “In the next few days we’ll see what that timetable looks like, but it’s weeks, not days,” Bylsma said. Craig Adams injured his knee during practice after a collision in yesterday’s practice.
  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller pulled himself in the 1st period of last night’s game. Iiro Tarkki filled in for Hiller. The Ducks usual backup Dan Ellis re-injured his groin on Saturday and will be out for 4 weeks. Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Francois Jacques were recalled. Andrew Gorden was assigned to the AHL and George Parros was put on the IR.
  • Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp suffered an upper-body injury in the 1st and didn’t return. “We’re going to have some tests with him (and we’ll) know more (Monday),” Quenneville said.
  • Katie Carrera of the OC Register: Capitals Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green didn’t practice yesterday. Though no update was given other than being day-to-day, it seems they are bracing for not having either in the lineup against the Kings, and possibly longer. Lines at practice: Semin-Johansson-Knuble, Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Halpern-Ward, Hendricks-Perreault-Beagle. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Carlson, Hamrlik-Wideman, Erskine-Orlov, Schultz.

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Bourque suspended 5 games … Carcillo suspended 7 games

The NHL has suspended Flames forward Rene Bourque for 5 games for his elbow on Capitals Nicklas Backstrom. Bourque was already suspended for 2 games this season.

Chris Johnston via twitter: Bourque’s suspension will cost him $203,252.05.

The NHL has suspended Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo for 7 games for his hit on Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert.

Will add Shanahan’s videos to this post when they become available.

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Crosby out 2 games … Brassard will eventually be traded … Kings injury update … Booth out 4-6 weeks … Will Sutton get suspended?

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Penguins sent a news release out yesterday that Sidney Crosby will miss the next 2 games. He didn’t feel good after taking a hit on Monday against the Bruins.

    “He saw Dr. Micky Collins of UPMC today and took an ImPACT test, which showed no problems. However, we all think it’s best that he sits out the next two games as a precaution,” Pens GM Ray Shero said in a release.

    “We’re being cautious and keeping in mind he was off for a long time,’’ Shero later told via text message before a flight Wednesday evening. “Take a step back here and see how he feels in a few days.’’

    Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets will probably trade Derick Brassard at some point. His career has stalled in Columbus and his agent sounded off on the coaching staff. Brassard has been a healthy scratch for 8 of the last 12 games. His trade value is not high at the moment. His $3.2 million cap hit may look better as the season goes on.

  • Pierre LeBrun chat on ESPN: LeBrun thinks if/when the NHL does decide to expand, another Toronto team, Quebec City and Seattle could work. Devils winger Zach Parise is not available for trade at the moment, but that could change later. Bobby Ryan could go back on the trade market if the Ducks continue to struggle. If Parise does become available, the Kings would be interested. Flames GM Jay Feaster wants to blow up the team but he has a dozen no-trade clauses to deal with.
  • Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Kings Alec Martinez is fully cleared and is able to return to the lineup when ever the coaches decide to insert him. Winger Justin Williams status for today is not known, he took a shot off his hand. Willie Mitchell’s status for tonight could be decided this morning. Murray did say that both Martinez and Mitchell won’t return tonight. Center Mike Richards hasn’t skated since last Thursday: Murray said: “Richards is progressing. That’s all I can say. That’s all I know, really. He’s in every day, riding the bike, getting more acclimated, getting exercise and a feel for his own self.’’
  • Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks winger David Booth sprained his MCL on a knee-on-knee hit from the Avs Kevin Porter, and will be out 4 to 6 weeks. Coach Vigneault confirmed that Roberto Luongo will start in net tonight in Montreal. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Porter has a hearing with Brendan Shanahan today for the hit.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Maple Leafs winger Colby Armstrong is about a week away from returning from his high ankle sprain. “I had no clue what it would take,” said Armstrong. “It’s a battle. It’s a lingering bitch of an injury. But as soon as they let me go, I can’t wait to get out.”
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Kristian Huselius will be out weeks with a groin injury. He’s been out 68 of the last 92 Blue Jackets games.
  • Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton could be looking at another suspension after his hit on Hurricanes Alexei Ponikarovsky. Do you think he’ll get suspended? How many games?

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