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- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Teams are putting more value on draft picks than in the past.
“Teams aren’t like they used to be. They want to get value for draft picks,” said a league executive after the deadline. “We found that teams put a much heavier emphasis on picks. They don’t want to just give them away anymore.
“Teams have put a high value on them. That’s the case and that’s why teams want to pay for the first- round picks for them.”
Both the Penguins and Blackhawks were working right to the deadline on a potential Ryan Kesler deal.
The Senators and Maple Leafs were talking to the Islanders about Thomas Vanek.
A couple of teams asked the Rangers about Derek Dorsett.
The Flames would have traded Dennis Wideman, but no team wanted his contract.
Teams were calling the Senators about Curtis Lazar.
Talk is that Flames GM Brian Burke was demanding a first round pick for Mike Cammalleri right up to the deadline and wasn’t backing down from it.
The Ducks were in on Thomas Vanek and moved Dustin Penner as they thought they had a good shot. They also may have thought the asking price for Cammalleri was too high.
The Rangers and Ryan Callahan weren’t far apart when they made the Martin St. Louis trade. The Rangers wouldn’t include a no-trade clause and were in a foul mood. When talks started with Callahan, he reportedly asked for seven years and $56 million, $8 million a season.
The Blues were willing to trade Derek Roy, but couldn’t find a fit.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he wants to play next year, and he doesn’t have to be a No. 1 goalie.
“No, just to play more and have the chance to win the Stanley Cup. Be in the playoffs,” Brodeur said Friday. “Those were some of the requirements I had, not just being outside looking in. I didn’t want to come back to a situation like this.”
- Darren Dreger: Sabres Rostislav Klesla: ”With all due respect to the Sabres organization, I decided this week not to continue playing hockey this season. It has been a tough year for injury and moving several times to new teams. I will now take some time off and get ready to continue my career in Europe. I would like to thank my fans and all the people that have helped me. I am grateful for the career I have had in the NHL and all the people that I have met along the way who have supported me and my family.”
- Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove:
- Pat Leonard: Rangers GM Glen Sather confirms that contract talks stalled with Ryan Callahan because Callahan wanted a no-trade clause.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik: ”We are pleased to add Ryan Callahan to our team and we hope to sign him for the long term”
- John Boruk: The Flyers could be looking to sign newly acquired Andrew MacDonald to a contract extension in the $4 to $5 million per season range. Dave Isaac: There have been talks yet, but MacDonald’s agent is “not afraid of a long-term deal.”
- John Vogl: The Sabres ended up trading Thomas Vanek (retaining some of his salary) and Cody McCormick for a first round pick in either 2014 or 2015, three second round picks in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Torrey Mitchell.
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”The Leafs were relatively quiet, but the Leafs more than kicked tires on Vanek. They were big players on that” … ”The Leafs were one of three teams, maybe more, that pretty much brought it down right down to the wire on Vanek”
- Chris Nichols: Islanders GM Garth Snow said they didn’t get an offer for Thomas Vanek until after noon on trade deadline day.
- Steve Mears: Isles GM Snow on the difficulty of trading Vanek: ”There was a player (Kesler) in play, which delayed the process around the league.”
- Hope Smoke: Dreger: ”Nonis made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t going to give up assets unless it was for a hockey deal, not a rental”
- Wes Gilbertson: The Flames received some calls on defenseman Chris Butler. There have been some talks between the Flames and Butler about a contract extension.
- David Pagnotta: Flames GM Brian Burke admitted that a three-team deal fell through that would have seen them take on salary in exchange for a draft pick.
- Adrian Dater: Dater thinks the Avalanche will re-sign Paul Stastny.
- The Fourth Period: The Ducks and Canucks had serious trade discussions about Ryan Kesler. Sources say that the Ducks offered Sami Vatenen, a first round pick and another player.
“We entertained multiple offers in multiple situations and none of them fit with our long-term vision,” Gillis told the media after the deadline. “When you’re under-performing like we are, you get calls from lots of teams about lots of players.”
The Penguins were also after Kesler. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Penguins were not convinced that Canucks ownership was willing to have Kesler traded a day after Roberto Luongo was traded. Talks with the Ducks could continue after the season. Canucks GM Mike Gillis is believed to be interested in Kyle Palmieri and Emerson Etem.
- The Fourth Period: The Blue Jackets, Bruins, Devils, Ducks and Penguins showed interest in Flames Mike Cammalleri, but they didn’t go higher than a third round pick.
“I’d rather take a chance on keeping him here and signing him than giving him away on a terrible deal,” Burke said in his post-deadline press conference.
- Sam Carchidi: The Predators got some calls on Shea Weber. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that he didn’t call the Predators about Weber. Weber is due a $13 million bonus on June 30th.
- Chad Graff: “For those asking why Vanek only required one second rounder and Wild gave two for Moulson, the Wild didn’t have to give up a prospect.”
- Chad Graff: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on if Matt Moulson is just a rental: ”You never know. … But this is a move to win now.”
- Wes Gilbertson: The Flames have already reached out to Mike Cammalleri’s agent about continuing contract negotiations.
- Adam Vingan: There were five teams that were interested in Martin Erat, but the Coyotes offer was the most serious.
- Hope Smoke: Leafs GM Dave Nonis on TSN Radio: ”I’m not against adding guys at the deadline. I feel the best time to improve your team is in June”
Trade Deadline Fallout II: Ligntning, Flames, Sabres, Pens, Caps, Jets, Hawks, Leafs, Devils and Flyers
- Steve Zipay: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said that there were several discussions with Martin St. Louis about the decision to trade him. Tells media to ask St. Louis “why the Rangers.”
- Wes Gilbertson: Flames GM Brian Burke said they agreed on terms of a deal that would have seen them take on a contract, but the other team couldn’t make it happen by the deadline.
- Buffalo Sabres: Sabres GM Tim Murray: “I didn’t come into today expecting to trade draft picks.” Liked the forward prospects #Sabres got though. “Heavy, skilled forwards.”
- Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins GM Ray Shero said they asked about Ryan Kesler, but there was not a deal to be made. Shero added that their goal was to increase their forward depth and they think they’ve done that.
- Sky Kerstein: Capitals GM George McPhee on them getting Rostislav Klesla in the Martin Erat trade: ”it’s the only way Phoenix could do the deal”
- Paul Friesen: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff: ”I was close to paying some of those (high) prices (for a rental player).”
- Ken Wiebe: Cheveldayoff said there was interest in some of their pending UFAs, but they weren’t in a sell-mode. Added that there were plenty of calls made on rental players, mostly forwards. He never talked about trading a first round pick.
- Ed Tait: Cheveldayoff said there were no serious conversations about any of their core players.
- Chris Kuc: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman: ”I always just kind of chuckle when I see all these reports. I guess that’s the world we live in today.”
- Dave Feschuk: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis said they are not ready for a rental player: ”When you can give up 1st-rd picks or top young players and not feel it, you’re ready.”
- Dave Feschuk: Nonis said that he talked with other GMs whose ”teams with a chance to win the Cup” and they were complaining that the asking prices were too high.
- Randy Miller: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Martin Brodeur: ”it’s a shame that with no substance at different times and no facts that people say things.”
- Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that there were “no real discussions” on Ryan Kesler other than finding out what the Canucks wanted. No real offer was made.
- Steve Simmons: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has told other GMs that he doesn’t have a deal for Ryan Kesler and isn’t likely going to be making one.
- David Pagnotta: The Penguins are still in the mix for Canucks Ryan Kesler. They are also looking to add a defenseman. Sabres Henrik Tallinder could be a target.
- Mark Spector: The Predators are not on Kesler’s list: Red Wings, Penguins and Flyers are.
- Mark Spector: The Canucks wouldn’t trade Kesler within their division, ruling out the Ducks. They would like to send him to the East.
- Farhan Lalji: (9:30 last night) Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Ryan Kesler’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, were talking at the arena.
- David Pagnotta: Multiple sources saying the Canadiens have been working on a trade involving Rene Bourque.
- Randy Sportak: Been told there is no truth to the Mike Cammalleri to the Blue Jackets rumors.
- Ken Campbell: The Rangers and Ryan Callahan are still talking about a long-term extension. Too early to tell if it will get done.
- Darren Dreger: No fewer than six teams have shown interest in Oilers Ales Hemsky.
- Jim Matheson: Can scratch the Coyotes off the list of potential teams for Hemsky after the Erat trade.
- Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Dave Poulin reiterates that rentals are not an option: ”Nothing has changed for us over the course of the day or the past couple of days.”
- Ken Campbell: The Hurricanes are getting some calls on forward Tuomo Ruutu. Could be moved in right deal.
- Brian Lawton: Lawton says not to be surprised if Ryan Kesler ends up with the Blackhawks in a three way deal. There is a lot going on behind the scenes on this one.
- David Pagnotta: The Canucks have been telling some teams that Alex Edler is no longer available to them. Teams are still poking around. It would take a big offer to get him. Edler has a no-trade clause. Pagnotta doesn’t know if a list has been submitted. Some of the teams there were told he is not available was due to the lack assets that, that organization has.
- Jimmy Murphy: Told that trade talks involving Roberto Luongo and the Capitals are heating up. One NHL executive on the Capitals and Luongo, ”Caps are desperate. Wouldn’t surprise me.”
- James Mirtle: Mirtle is hearing that the Coyotes are up to something. Coyotes wanting to make a playoff push.
- Bob McKenzie: On waivers: Trevor Smith (TOR), Jake Dowell (MIN), Corey Potter (EDM), Joe Corvo and Cory Conacher (OTT), Derek Smith (CGY), Scott Gomez and Scott Clemmensen (FLA).
- Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: ”I wouldn’t be surprised if at 3 tomorrow we see deals completed and the NHL shuts them down because the money doesn’t work”
- Steve Zipay: “Hearing it’s not only $$$ that’s separating NYR and Callahan, but no-trade/no-move issue. Of course, that’s bargaining chip for both sides”
- Joe Haggerty: The Bruins will know more about the extent of Adam McQuaid’s injury by the end of the week.
- Jimmy Murphy: The Bruins are one of the teams interested in Stars Stephane Robidas. One NHL executive said it would ”cost definitely a 3rd rd pick maybe a 2nd”.
- David Pagnotta: There is a report that Canadiens have offered Brian Gionta a contract extension. Not true, talks should start after the trade deadline.
- The Fourth Period: Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been active in his search for a top-six goal scoring forward and a top-four defenseman. They have been eyeing Andrew MacDonald and Christian Ehrhoff.
The Kings have been interested in Matt Moulson. Others interested in Moulson include the Senators, Ducks, Coyotes, Devils and Bruins. The Sabres are looking for a first and a prospect as part of package for Moulson. Sources saying the Sabres like Kings Tyler Toffoli.
The Kings have also looked at Thomas Vanek, Mike Cammalleri, Ryan Kesler and Marian Gaborik. The price for Vanek may be too high for the Kings and the Canucks are not really interested in trading Kesler to a team within division. Cammalleri may be a last resort for the Kings.
The Kings have scouted the Blue Jackets recently, and had two scouts scheduled in Toronto last night to watch Gaborik.
- Dennis Bernstein: A Matt Moulson deal could also expand to include Christian Ehrhoff, would fit both of their needs.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Kings are still interest in Islanders Andrew MacDonald. The cost is a draft pick (not a first round pick) and a decent prospect. There is lots of competition for MacDonald.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Kings had two scouts watching Gaborik, but Kings trying hard to land Moulson though.
- Chris Botta: The Kings have inquired about Tomas Vanek, but are looking at Matt Moulson and others. The Kings have the assets.
- Dennis Bernstein: (answering question) Have not heard any Sean Bergenheim rumors to Kings. Could be a last resort.
- Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: The Flames re-signing Mike Cammalleri wasn’t ever going to happen unless he’d take a pay-cut to remain with the team during a lengthy rebuilding period. He’ll test the open market unless he comes to terms with the team who trades for him. If Brian Burke could get a first round pick for him, it would be a success. A second round pick and a prospect would be suffice.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that contract talks with goaltender Anton Khudobin are underway, but he’s not sure if they can get done by tomorrow.
- Sarah McLellan: Coyotes pending UFAs Radim Vrbata, David Moss and Derek Morris all want to remain in Phoenix. Talks between the Coyotes and Vrbata are still scheduled to take place after the season. There have been no active talks between the Coyotes and Moss and Morris. They could be offseason discussions.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Questions are already being asked to Ryan Miller if he would re-sign with the Blues.
“I’m very open to it,” Miller told reporters in St. Louis today, “but right now, it’s more about the hockey. We’re going to have a lot of time later on to feel that out.
“It’s definitely a possibility.”
- Steven Marcus: Islanders Thomas Vanek said that if the team was in the ‘top echelon’ that he might stay, adding ”I can tell you that winning does make a big difference.”
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Ryan Kesler remains the Penguins top target. The Penguins are feeling that the Flyers and Blackhawks are gaining interest in Kesler as well. If the Canucks don’t move Kesler at the deadline, the Penguins could still circle back in the offseason. GM Ray Shero wants to make a hockey deal to address their third line scoring and toughness. Shero has ownership’s backing to go all-in for Kesler because he has two remaining years on his contract. The Penguins want to keep Derrick Pouliot and Scott Harrington and give up draft picks instead. That could obviously change. A deal could also expand to include more players.
The Penguins are also watching the Matt Moulson situation and could fall back to it if they feel they are going to lose out on Kesler, or if the Canucks plan to keep him. The Penguins won’t overpay for a rental.
The Penguins are interested in Andrew MacDonald. Upgrading their blueline is their second priority after Kesler. The Pens maybe okay with adding a rental on the blueline.
The Penguins have sent pro scout Don Waddell to watch the past couple NJ Devils games. The Devils have three pending free agents on the blueline: Marek Zidlicky, Mark Fayne and Eric Gelinas (RFA)
- Mark Spector of SportNet: The Red Wings like Canucks Alex Edler and plenty of teams like Ryan Kesler. The Penguins are the front-runner for Kesler. The Blackhawks may have trouble fitting Kesler’s cap hit in. The Leafs giving up Nazam Kadri or a first to acquire Kesler in a Stanley Cup hope would be foolish.
The Senators are still talking about adding Chris Stewart.The Rangers could be interested in Ales Hemsky for a third round pick. The Oilers don’t have a second or third round pick in this year’s draft. They will be looking for second round pick for Hemsky. Nick Schultz, Ryan Smyth and Ilya Bryzgalov could be dealt for picks.
The Jets are looking for a winger, which could then allow them to move Dustin Byfuglien back to the blueline. It would have to be a money in, money out deal. The Jets could decide to shop Byfuglien. The Flyers would be one of many teams that would be interested.
The Flyers are interested in Andrew MacDonald.
The Flames will trade Mike Cammalleri.
The LA Kings and Matt Moulson remain linked to each other.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: (mailbag) The return for Thomas Vanek could be a first round pick (preferably 2015), another pick and a solid prospect. Andrew MacDonald’s trade value increased by Dan Girardi re-signing with the Rangers. Starting point will be a first round pick for MacDonald. He’d be better suited as a No. 4 on a contender. Lubomir Visnovsky has a no-movement clause and Evgeni Nabokov has little trade value. Custance would like to see Garth Snow go after a goalie, maybe Michal Neuvirth from Washington. Custance thinks Martin Erat could make sense for the Coyotes. Despite a $4.5 million salary cap hit, his salary drops to $2.25 million next season.
Tyler Myers might interest some teams, but he has a $5.5 million salary cap hit.
Custance thinks that David Legwand would be a good fit in Chicago. Ryan Kesler is another option. Teuvo Teravainen could be in their lineup by the end of the season.
Custance thinks the Red Wings will go big or do nothing. Christian Ehrhoff would be a great addition, but not sure what it would take for them to land him. The Wings have spoken with the Canucks about Alex Edler in the past.
Capitals GM George McPhee’s first order of business will be to get rid of Erat’s and Neuvirth’s contracts. Either Edler or MacDonald would be nice additions for the Capitals.
- The Fourth Period: The Blue Jackets are looking for a top-four defenseman and top-six forward. They are also looking to trade Marian Gaborik. Forward targets could include: Ryan Callahan, Chris Stewart, Paul Stastny and Mike Cammalleri. They have kicked tires on Chris Ehrhoff and Andrew MacDonald. The Avalanche contacted the Blue Jackets about a deal involving Stastny according to sources. Nothing is imminent. Cammalleri might consider a trade to Columbus, but might have other preferred destinations. Gaborik does have a no-trade clause, and no talks have been held with the pending UFA. The Kings, Devils, Senators and Ducks had reportedly shown some interest in Gaborik.
- Francois Gagnon: Gagnon talked with P.K. Subban’s agent on Saturday and he said there was no ongoing negotiations with the Canadiens.
- Mike Brophy of CBC: Some views on trading for a rental and what it can do to a team.
“From our point of view, we always look at players primarily who fit for now and for the future,” said one GM who requested anonymity. “We have done rentals at certain times, though. If somebody is not playing up to speed or you have a suspended or injured player, you may have to make a deal. We try to do everything we can to put our team in the best position to win every year.”
Senators GM Bryan Murray.
“It usually costs you a fairly important draft pick or a good, young prospect,” Murray said. “For the short-term you hope you get the benefit of the trade, but long-term you know in all likelihood you are paying a price.”
“It’s all asset management,” the anonymous GM said. “We want to see our young players step up and take a job. If they do it, great. If they don’t then maybe you have to dabble in the rental market to fill the need for your team. If you are going to pay exorbitant cost because of the supply and demand then in most cases it should be for a guy who fits now and for the future.”
On the effects it can have on team chemistry.
“Absolutely, you have to consider chemistry,” the GM said. “The integration of a player is huge. You’re bringing in a guy who, on paper, looks like he should fit in, but maybe he has played an advanced role on his team. Maybe he was on the No. 1 power play. You plug him into a role and he’s got to be willing to accept that role, be accepted by his teammates and buy into and understand the system.
“People don’t understand the chemistry and dynamics of a team. You can alter that and think you are doing the right thing on paper, but you might be doing the wrong thing in your dressing room. You had better be careful. And remember, you only have 20 games to integrate this person.”
Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Toronto Maple Leafs should trade Nazem Kadri. The 23-year old has a $2.9 million salary cap hit through next season.
John Shannon notes, you need to give up something to get something. He’s third in team scoring. Possible destinations are the Flames, Canucks and remaining with the Maple Leafs.
Should the Maple Leafs trade Kadri? If you think they should, what should they get back in return?
Morning Rumors IV: Canucks, Oilers, Panthers, Wild, Stars, Canadiens, Islanders, Sharks, Preds and Many More
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: It’s believed the Penguins, Blackhawks and Red Wings are interested in Ryan Kesler.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish may find a taker for Ales Hemsky by Wednesday.
The Oilers made a pitch for Andrei Markov. They might be willing to give Markov a three-year extension. If the Canadiens trade him, they would want a prospect and a pick.
The Panthers will talk with Tom Gilbert about an contract.
The Wild may now look at Martin Brodeur and Tim Thomas.
The Stars will likely trade Ray Whitney, possibly to the Coyotes. The Stars are also looking to trade Erik Cole, Vernon Fiddler and Stephane Robidas.
Speculation is the Canadiens have offered P.K. Subban a seven-year, $49 million deal. Subban may be looking for something in the $8-$8.5 million per season deal.
Islanders GM Garth Snow is looking for a first, second and prospect for Thomas Vanek. The Kings have been sniffing around.
Several teams have inquired about Sharks Dan Boyle, but will likely wait until free agency if he hits the market.
The Predators will likely trade David Legwand and are shopping Matt Cullen.
Rangers Ryan Callahan is asking for seven-years and $6.75 million as he knows he can get it on the open market.
Teams may look at Flames T.J. Galiardi.
Hurricanes Ron Hainsey could be moved by Wednesday.
There is limited interest in Capitals Martin Erat.
If the Kings don’t land Thomas Vanek, they could move on to Mike Cammalleri. The Canucks have been sniffing around Cammalleri.
The Bruins had talked to the Rangers about Dan Girardi before he signed.
Top 5 Sellers: Sabres, Oilers, Islanders, Predators and Flames.
Top 5 Buyers: Blues, Canucks, Kings, Rangers and Red Wings.
Top 5 Targets: Vanek, Kesler, Moulson, Cammalleri and Callahan.
- Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers will be shopping and ditching expiring contracts.
- Harvey Fialkov: Source saying the Panthers could trade Brad Boyes for the right price, then possibly re-sign him July 1st.
- Harvey Fialkov: Panthers pending RFA Dmitri Kulikov has played better of late and could be in demand.
- Jason Brough: The Panthers ownership have given GM Dale Tallon permission to spend to the cap.
- Nick Kypreos: Brad Boyes could remain with the Panthers if they can get a deal in the $2.5 to $3 million range.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Brad Boyes and the Panthers are in talks about a new deal.
“I would like to stay,” Boyes said. “There have been talks back and forth. We’ll see what happens.”
Defenseman Mike Weaver, a pending UFA, could be traded by Wednesday.