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NHL Video: Coaching, Spezza, Brodeur, Ryan and Campbell

From Thursday: Bob McKenzie on NHL Live talking the Penguins, Canucks and Florida coaching positions, Jason Spezza and Martin Brodeur.

From Thursday: Darren Dreger on NHL Live talking John Stevens, Willie Desjardins, Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan and Brian Campbell.

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NHL Rumors VI: Panthers Edition – Campbell, Draft, and Free Agent Targets

  • Hope Smoke: George Richards: “This wasn’t what Campbell signed up for when he came to Fla. He was told that it was going to be different and a new day here” … “As far as the Panthers, I’ve heard they’re either going to spend to the cap or spend a lot” … “Tallon isn’t just going to move the pick for one guy. I think someone will give him something he likes & he’ll stay in the top 10.” …  “Tallon has been looking at all kinds of candidates in the 1st round to be ready for this” … “I’ve heard that Tallon likes both those guys [Nylander & Ehlers]” …  “I would think Tallon would like to stay in the top 6 but I don’t know if that’s feasible.”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “I’m with Mac I think there’s pressure for Tallon to flip the pick and get some top 6 help in his lineup”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “I hear every free agent is going to Florida from Moulson to Niskanen to Matt Greene”
  • Hope Smoke: George Richards: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Van and Fla work something out [at the draft]” MacLean “Me neither”

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NHL Rumors III: Spezza, Kesler, Campbell and the Islanders

  • Bruce Garrioch: The Maple Leafs and Canadiens are not on Jason Spezza’s 10 team no-trade list as he knows he likely won’t be sent to either place.
  • Aaron Portzline: As best as Portzline can tell with the Blue Jackets regarding Spezza not wanting to go there, the feeling is mutual.
  • Andy Strickland: Have been told that Spezza’s top choice would be a trade to the Blues. Talk is he thinks he’s headed to the Blues or Ducks.
  • Hope Smoke: Doug MacLean “With Spezza you have Stl, Ana. Nash jumped in and expressed interest recently” … “With Kesler it’s Ana, Stl. The Blues are desperate for that second line C”
  • James Mirtle: Panthers Brian Campbell’s no-trade clause allows him to pick eight teams he’s accept a trade too. George Richards: (as of 3:20 pm yesterday) Panthers GM Dale Tallon said in a text that Brian Campbell hadn’t requested a trade with him.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a new contract. They need to find a backup or two for Jaroslav Halak.
  • Brian Compton: If the Islanders don’t bring Nabokov back, two prime candidates could be Ray Emery and Al Montoya.
  • Chris Botta: Islanders owner Charles Wang values the team at $400 million. Barroway and his partners are trying to buy 80 percent.

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NHL Rumors XII: Campbell, Boyle, Kesler, Maple Leafs and Bruins

  • Andy Strickland: Panthers Brian Campbell apparently wants out of Florida. He has two years left at just over $7 million.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Islanders GM Garth Snow said that he’s shopping the rights to Dan Boyle. Darren Dreger: Boyle was intrigued by the Islanders offer and interest in him, but is still undecided. He’s holding firm on a two year contract.
  • Joe Smith: Dan Boyle may not be a top pairing guy anymore, but he would help out the Lightning’s power play. Boyle’s agent has said that Boyle would be interested in returning to Tampa. He still has a home there. The question would be if the role and money would be a fit for both sides.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Ducks and Penguins were after Ryan Kesler at the deadline. Would think that the Flyers could have some interest. Kesler would look good beside Patrick Kane in Chicago.
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: If the Maple Leafs were to not re-sign Dave Bolland and to fill their fourth line with inexpensive useful players, they could have $13 million in cap space. Could use that money to get a solid center, a top-four defenseman, two depth forwards and a backup goalie. If they bought out Tim Gleason, they could increase their cap space up to $16 million. Pending RFAs in James Reimer and Cody Franson could be traded.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins have told Shawn Thornton that they won’t be bringing him back. Some candidates to replace Thornton on their roster next season: Jordan Caron, Justin Florek, Craig Cunningham, Matthew Lindblad, Bobby Robins and Anthony Camara.

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Morning Rumors and Notes: Flyers, Predators, Red Wings, Flames, Panthers, Canada, Sweden and Russia

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: (mailbag) Panaccio would not include Samuel Morin in a Shea Weber trade. He would give up a couple first round picks and/or Scott Laugton and more for Weber. Panaccio thinks the Flyers may only make one deal at the deadline, maybe an upgrade to the blueline but it won’t be significant.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: (mailbag) The Red Wings haven’t said if Henrik Zetterberg will require surgery to repair his herniated disc. He’s still in Russia as he’s not able to fly yet, but is expected to later this week. There are only five teams that are currently out of the playoff picture which will increase the asking prices: Buffalo, Florida, Islanders, Edmonton and Calgary. If the Red Wings were going to bring in someone, they would have to send out salary. If Zetterberg ends up being put on the LTIR or is out for the season, they would get some extra cap space. If Zetterberg is out, Khan could see them looking for a scorer. There are not a lot of options and there would be several teams bidding against them: Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri and Brad Boyes. Khan doesn’t think the Blue Jackets will look to trade Marian Gaborik. If made available, his $7.5 million salary cap hit is likely too high for the Wings. Khan doesn’t see the Wings trading for Brian Campbell. The Wings have some interest in Islanders Andrew MacDonald.
  • Matthew Coller: Sabres GM Tim Murray said there have been no trade talks during the Olympics so far.
  • Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald: Injured Flames forward Curtis Glencross skated several times before the Olympics, and more will be known on his status when the team starts practicing again on Wednesday.
  • Chris Johnston: Team Canada won’t announce if there are any lineup changes until after Wednesday’s morning skate.
  • Helene St. James in USA Today: Sweden’s Erik Karlsson crashed in to Henrik Lundqvist at the end of practice. Lundqvist was crouched down for several minutes before skating over to the boards. They say he is fine.

    “That’s a tough thing,” Alfredsson said, “because he really wanted to catch Loui on the breakaway and threw himself down, and Henrik was trying to make the save, and they just pummeled each other. We can laugh at it now because it wasn’t too serious, but it gave everybody a big scare.”

  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Tomas Kopecky didn’t play for Slovakia yesterday as he probably has a concussion. He took an elbow to the head.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk is not practicing with the team today. Viktor Tikhonov is skating in Kovalchuk’s place along side Pavel Datsyuk and Alex Redulov.

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Morning Rumors: Oilers, Panthers, Canucks, Flyers, Rangers, Leafs, Preds, Wings, Sens, Sharks and Canes

  • Elliotte Friedman: If the Oilers were to trade their 2014 1st round pick, they’d want a big center or a game-changing defenseman.

    It’s thought that the Oilers had interest in Nikita Nikitin. Blue Jackets looking for speed, but it doesn’t look like talks went very far.

    Talk is that the Panthers are not interested in trading defenseman Brian Campbell.

    Contract extension talks between the Panthers and Marcel Goc will start soon.

    The Canucks may have interest in Panthers Shawn Matthias. Friedman thought the Flyers might, but was told that was “bad info.”

  • TSN Insider Trading: Dreger: two names on the trade market lately are Brayden Schenn and Michael Del Zotto. The Flyers may look to move Luke Schenn as well. Five or six teams have talked to the Rangers about Del Zotto.

    LeBrun: The Senators are looking for a puck moving defenseman and LeBrun thinks the Senators are one of the teams that called the Rangers about Del Zotto.

    LeBrun: Pekka Rinne will have an MRI on his hip next week. If it’s not good news, trade talk may heat up.

  • myNHLtraderumor: Kypreos said during the intermission last night that Brayden Schenn could be available and there is talk of the Oilers. He said he thinks the Maple Leafs have called, and that it would likely cost Jake Gardiner.
  • Bob McKenzie: Red Wings are close to signing defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a contract extension. McKenzie thinking it could be four or five years in the $4 million per year range.
  • Chris Stevenson: On the Martin Havlat to Senators rumors … according to a scout it was Milan Michalek and his expiring contract going back to the Sharks.
  • Allan Walsh: “Hearing several media reports today regarding trade talks involving Martin Havlat. Martin has a full No Move Clause and no one has ever suggested to himanything about a trade. He is happy in San Jose and solely focused on playing hockey.”
  • Patrick Kearns: “Uh I don’t see Havlat with Rangers at all. Unless the Sharks are taking back Richards contract, no chance. Unless of course Rangers secretly plan on letting either Lundqvist, Girardi or Callahan walk to bring in a diminished, broken player. So yeah, move on from that one.”
  • Chip Alexander: With Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin about a week away, GM Jim Rutherford said they are considering their options. Rutherford said their options are to carry three goalies, trade one or risk putting Justin Peters on waivers: “All are on our radar screen.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Nonis told Clarkson that he didn’t care if he was a 20 goal scorer when he signed him” …  “There is always that GMthat is willing to give you more in term and money. The Oilers offered him 7 years & $4 million more total”
  • Ken Campbell: Only four pro scouts at the Maple Leafs – Islanders game, “smallest contingent I’ve ever seen.”

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NHL Rumors II: Luongo, Briere, Couturier for Ryan, Kiprusoff, Iginla, Jagr, Smid, Horcoff, Campbell, Trouba, Bobrovsky and the Blues

From twitter unless noted otherwise

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: “Leafs haven’t spoken to Vancouver in a long time about Luongo or anyone else.”
  • Todd Cordell: Dreger on TSN Radio: Daniel Briere to the Canadiens for a draft could happen if Briere is healthy and if willing to waive his no-trade clause.
  • Spector’s Hockey: Dreger speculates that the Ducks and Flyers could do a Sean Couturier for Bobby Ryan swap. Spector pointing out that likely in the offseason and not now. Richardson also adds that it’s not a certainty that the Ducks will move Ryan in the summer. Depends on how they want to spend $10.8 million in cap space for 7 roster spots.
  • Darren Dreger: Twitter noise of the Leafs interest in Miikka Kiprusoff as reported on TSN. Of course the Maple Leafs would inquire if he is available. Doing their due diligence. The Leafs would like to add a veteran goalie, but don’t confuse interest with trade talks or offers. If the Flames make Kiprusoff available, calls would be made.
  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Things remain tight lipped around Jarome Iginla and Flames. Iginla did say:

    “Honestly, we’ve made it this far in the year. There is a lot of speculation — about our team and me individually. Now, with an important win for our team, it will work itself out in whatever it is — a week away. I don’t want to contribute to it.”

    The Flames had hoped Iginla would expand the list a bit. Would the Blues be interested? Iginla controls his fate with the no-movement clause. Friedman has heard Iginla may consider going to the Ducks and Canucks.

    There is interest in Miikka Kiprusoff and his $1.5 million 2013-14 salary. The asking price is high. He has been hurt and before Sunday his save percentage was .866.

    The Penguins still have cap room, and Coyotes GM Don Maloney has been following them around.

    The Stars goal is to re-sign Jaromir Jagr and not trade him.

    The Coyotes coach staff remains unsigned for next season. The league is willing to re-sign them, but they want to know the future of the organization first.

    The Oilers GM Steve Tambellini on Ladislav Smid: “We’ve had serious talks.”

    Tambellini shot down possibility of a Shawn Horcoff trade.

    Panthers GM Dale Tallon said Brian Campbell isn’t going anywhere. He has $21.4 million left over three years, and there was talk that if they ate about $2 million of his contact, there could be lots of interest.

    Jets prospect Jacob Trouba will decide this week if he’ll turn pro.

    The Blue Jackets will start contract talks with Sergei Bobrovsky. A comparable could be Semyon Varlamov’s 3 years, $8.5 million.

  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: It’s doubtful that Blues GM Doug Armstrong with mess with their forward group now that they are back to 100% healthy. Winger Chris Stewart has been mentioned in trade rumors, but he seems to fit into their plans, unless they think it would cost to much to re-sign him. Armstrong has been looking to improve the left side of his blue line since last summer. Trading for Jay Bouwmeester could be one option, but at $6.6 million for next season, it may not fit.

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NHL Rumors: Rangers and Gaborik, Senators, Johnson, Stars, Perry, Kings, Iginla, Bernier and the Canucks

  • Andrew Gross of The Record: There are whispers that the Rangers could be gauging the interest for winger Marian Gaborik. It may not be until the offseason or until they think a new deal is implausible. His five year, $37.5 million contract expires after next season. There seems to be a growing disconnect between coach John Tortorella and Gaborik. Gaborik has been dropped to the third line on occasion, and has been switched to left wing this year.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: After acquiring Matt Kassian earlier this week, Senators GM Bryan Murray won’t be rushing to make any trades.

    “It depends on how the team plays and the needs at the time,” said Murray. “We’ve got a number of bodies that hopefully are coming back in the near future.

    “We’ll just have to wait to see how it plays out and if, and what, we can down around the trade deadline with the personnel that we have.”

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (mailbag) Reader asks about the Stars possibly looking at Jack Johnson for Trevor Daly and a prospect deal. Heika’s magic eight-ball says to “Ask again later.” Heika notes that Johnson is injury prone and Daly hasn’t been. The Blue Jackets may not make Johnson available. Heika thinks most teams will pass on Panthers Brian Campbell due to his three years remaining at $7.1 million.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Don’t think for minute that the Ducks will trade Corey Perry in the next month. Brennan thinks it makes sense for the Senators to go after him in the offseason. He could line up with one of best playmakers in Jason Spezza and one of the most dynamic defenseman in Erik Karlsson. They have the cap space.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: LeBrun says to watch the Kings if and when the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes begin. The Bruins and Penguins are interested, but the Kings have the right mix and could dangle Jonathan Bernier. LeBrun thinks the Kings may want to get a pick as well with Iginla for a possible future franchise goalie. The Red Wings could be interested in Iginla as well.Canucks GM Mike Gillis has been working the phones the last 7 to 10 days. They desperately want to find help up the middle. They may have been in the running for Stephen Weiss before he got hurt. They’ve checked in with the Sabres regarding Steve Ott. It doesn’t look like the Sabres are interested in moving him at this point.

    The Rangers may not be shopping Marian Gaborik, but he is available if he brings them some of their targets at the deadline. The Rangers are looking for a right handed top-four defenseman and a couple bottom-six grinding type forwards.

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Selke, Lady Byng finalists … Injury updates on Alfredsson, Kovalchuk, Garrison and Boyle … Canucks decisions … Parise blocks out future talk

  • Spector’s Hockey via twitter: The Canucks will have some tough decisions with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider. If they are not able to find a trade partner for Luongo, they may have to trade Schneider. They could hope there is an amnesty buyout in the next CBA agreement which they could use on Luongo if he’s untradeable, but this is a long shot.
  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Zach Parise on his future if they lose on Tuesday:

    “It’s blocked out,” Parise said of what his hockey future might hold if the Devils are eliminated. “I don’t think about it and I really don’t want to talk about it.”

    Martin Brodeur on his future:

    “Career-wise, I don’t feel it will be the last (game),” Brodeur said. “But opportunity-wise, you never know. Who knows what position we’ll be in this time next year. I just want to keep this going regardless of what the future brings for me.”

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State of the Florida Panthers: NHL Trade Deadline Edition

Written by Jordan Gluck of, and can be found at @dylanswisdom (written before the Wojtet Wolski trade)

The Panthers are in a unusual position. They have not made the playoffs since 2000. Dale Tallon and assistant GM Mike Santos have done a great job rebuilding this team. As a result about this they now rank 20th in attendance which should shut down any chance at relocation.

The Panthers are obviously buyers at the deadline. They have been propelled by the great additions of Kris Versteeg, Tomas Fleischmann, Brian Campbell, and Jose Theodore. As there roster sits right now they have a tremendous amount of depth but not much frontline talent. They are also ravaged by injuries but have the #1 farm system in the game with the likes of Nick Bjustad, Jonathan Huberdeau, Quinton Howden, Jacob Markstrom, and Luke Shaw.

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