Posts Tagged Cory Schneider

NHL News: Crosby’s Wrist and Lamoriello on Brodeur

  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford: “Sidney Crosby has been undergoing treatment on a right wrist injury that he suffered during the season. Sid is getting medical advice to determine the best path moving forward, including the possibility of arthroscopic surgery. No final decision has been made on surgery at this point. We expect to have a decision by early next week.”
  • William DePaoli: Sidney Crosby’s camp is saying that he was only experiencing a little discomfort in his wrist during the playoffs. The leak come from within the Penguins organization and they are not happy about it.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Martin Brodeur after signing Cory Schneider to a seven-year extension.

    “I wouldn’t use the word sadness. Marty has had a tremendous career here and Marty will always be a Devil. Marty realizes what is necessary as far as the decision going forward with Cory… He was excited for the organization when we acquired Cory because he had so much respect for Cory as a player and also, through the conversations Marty and I had throughout the year at different times, the respect he had for him as an individual.

    “I don’t want to look at this as sadness. He had a great career. He’ll always be a Devil. Just in a different way. Right now it’s going forward. Time has a way of taking care of that and decisions have to be made. Marty’s legacy is what he is. Cory is not here to replace Marty. Cory is here to establish his own identity, which he has done, and to go forward with that.

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NHL News: Salary Arbitration Dates and Free Agent Signings

  • NHLPA: Salary Arbitratoin Dates

    PLAYER ELECTED FILINGS
    Arizona CoyotesBrandon McMillan – July 29, 2014
    Boston BruinsMatt Bartkowski – July 30, 2014
    Calgary FlamesJoe Colborne – August 1, 2014
    Dallas StarsCameron Gaunce – July 25, 2014, Antoine Roussel – July 22, 2014
    Florida PanthersJimmy Hayes – July 29, 2014
    Los Angeles KingsDwight King – August 1, 2014
    Minnesota WildJustin Fontaine – August 1, 2014
    Montreal CanadiensLars Eller – July 25, 2014, P.K. Subban – August 1, 2014
    Nashville PredatorsMattias Ekholm – July 22, 2014 (signed before hearing)
    New York Islanders -Kevin Poulin – July 30, 2014
    New York RangersDerick Brassard – July 28, 2014, Chris Kreider – July 23, 2014, Mats Zuccarello – July 25, 2014
    Ottawa SenatorsDerek Grant – July 24, 2014
    Pittsburgh PenguinsNick Spaling – July 31, 2014
    San Jose SharksJason Demers – July 22, 2014
    Toronto Maple LeafsCody Franson – July 21, 2014, James Reimer – July 28, 2014

    CLUB ELECTED FILINGS
    Colorado AvalancheRyan O’Reilly – July 23, 2014
    St. Louis BluesVladimir Sobotka – July 21, 2014
    Winnipeg JetsMichael Frolik – July 31, 2014

  • Tom Gulitti: Cory Schneider’s contract carries a $6 million salary for each of the seven seasons. Deal also includes a no-trade clause.
  • Josh Rimer: The Predators re-sign defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a two-year, $2.075 million contract.
  • Darren Dreger: The Ducks sign Dany Heatley to a one-year deal for $1 million.
  • Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have re-signed Richard Bachman to a one-year contract.
  • Shawn Mitchell: The Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Will Weber to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues have signed defesneman David Shields to a one-year, two-way contract.
  • Capitals PR: The Capitals sign Edward Pasquale to a one-year contract.

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NHL News: Devils Sign Schneider To Seven Year Contract

  • Renaud Lavoie: The New Jersey Devils have signed Cory Schneider to a seven year deal worth $42 million, a $6 million salary cap hit.
  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider: “I tend to be a loyal guy. I don’t have any interest in bouncing around from team to team.”
  • Sean Gentille: Cory Schneider: “You don’t make this kind of deal or do this kind of deal if you don’t believe I’m going to be the guy.”
  • Sean Gentille: Lou Lamoriello: “Cory demonstrated what we thought he could and would both on and off the ice.”

The 28-year old Schneier was drafted 26th overall by the Canucks in the 2004 draft.

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NHL Rumors I: Bruins, Blackhawks, Devils, Oilers and Leafs

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Lee Stempniak and Peter Mueller could be free agent options for the Bruins. They likely won’t be considering Dany Heatley.

    “I think a guy that’s interesting is Lee Stempniak,” said Haggerty. “Probably one of the favorites to be signed by the Bruins. He’s not a perfect solution to be signed as a top line player, he’ll probably end up being the third line guy.

    “He’s double digit in goals every year. He’s a solid producer, he’s a good, smart, two-way player… He would give you a good player on your third line, and allow you boost up Loui Eriksson to the first line.”

  • David Pagnotta: There were late night reports that the Blackhawks were close on eight-years contract at $10.8 million per season with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. According to their agent, “it’s not true.” Contract talks continue.
  • Aaron Portzline: Contract talks between the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen have not gone past the initial offers from both sides. They are “galaxies” apart on both term and money.
  • Jonathan Willis: Bob Stauffer on Justin Schultz contract talks: “I would suggest to you that the two sides are not close to a deal.”
  • James Mirtle: For those fans hoping that the Maple Leafs will offer sheet someone, will be difficult in some cases as the Kings have their 2015 second round pick from the Jonathan Bernier trade.

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NHL Rumors II: Stars, Devils, Stempniak and Berglund

  • Pat Pickens of Sportsnet: Stars GM Jim Nill on how the Jason Spezza trade went down.

    When it became public knowledge he wanted to be traded, like every GM in the league, I looked into what it was going to take to make a trade and get him to come to our team. We did our homework; we kept in touch. There were a lot of other situations going on around us. There was the [Canucks centre Ryan] Kesler thing going on and other pieces going on at the same time. At the draft, things started to heat up. When you get a deadline, it’s usually when things pick up in pace. Kesler got traded [to Anaheim], which took another team out of the mix. [Senators GM] Bryan [Murray] and I started to talk a little bit more, and it started to heat up some more.

    Spezza will be a UFA after next season, but the sides have talked about it.

    I’m not too worried about the contract. His agent [Rick Curran] and I have spoken, and we’re going to get Jason in here to show him around the area. I’m pretty confident we’re going to get a contract done.

    The Stars are out of the free agent market. Any roster spots will be fill internally with six or seven forwards that are very close, and four defensemen who are close.

  • Rich Chere: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on contract extension talks with Cory Schneider: “Not yet, but I feel very comfortable saying we’ll get it done very soon.”
  • Rich Chere: Ryan Carter is still in the Devils plans, with both Lou Lamoriello and Carter saying nothing has been finalized.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: When asked about Patrik Berglund: the Blues can’t consider trading him unless they are comfortable with Lehtera/Lindstrom.

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NHL Rumors I: Brodeur, Schneider, Laich and the Oilers

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Martin Brodeur expects to meet with his agent in the next week or so to discuss where his options could be for next season.

    “It’s going to be probably my last year,” the NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts told The Record today. “You never know what kind of energy I’m going to get from my decision, but I’m not looking for anything more than one year that’s for sure.” “I’m going to give myself the opportunity to look at what’s out there and see if there’s something that’s interesting to me,” he said. “It doesn’t mean it’s not going to be in New Jersey, but I’m going to look everywhere, like I did two years ago. But now, the circumstances are a lot different with having Schneids here, so we’ll see.”

    Brodeur has a few places in mind where he might fit in. The Canadiens are not one of them. There could be options with the Blackhawks, Penguins, Blues and Sharks. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has already started contract extension talks with Cory Schneider.

  • Tom Gulitti: From talking with Martin Brodeur yesterday: “1) He’s not sure where he’ll end up or what role will be, but “open to a lot of different things” 2) He really wants Devils to sign Cory Schneider to a contract extension. Wherever he finishes playing career, he’ll be back after.” Brodeur still wants the Devils to be good after he gone, “By no means do I want to impair any kind of situation just because I want to play.” If the Devils are going to be committed to Schneider, they can’t bring back Brodeur, even if he agrees to be the backup playing 20 games. 
  • Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan says there have been “no discussions” about buying out Brooks Laich. Laich has a $4.5 million cap hit through 2016-17.
  • Mark Spector: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is looking for a puck moving defenseman to take some pressure off of Justin Schultz and a bigger depth defenseman: “We’re looking at both extremes of our defence.”

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NHL Rumors III: Red Wings, Islanders, Capitals, Devils and Coyotes

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: If Dan Boyle doesn’t sign with the Islanders, he could be an interesting addition for the Red Wings. The Wings are looking for a right-handed shot and would give their power play a boost. He may not be the top UFA defenseman (Matt Niskanen), but the cost would be lower.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings would like to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, preferably to a one-year deal and have Petr Mrazek develop another season in the AHL, with him backing up Jimmy Howard in 2015-16.
  • Daniel Friedman: Bob McKenzie on the Islanders being able to sign Dan Boyle“I don’t think there’s a very good chance at all. I’d be surprised.”
  • Adam Vingan of NBC Washington: (mailbag) It’s likely that Joel Ward play out the final year of his four year contract in Washington. Troy Brouwer has two year left on his deal at a $3.66 million cap hit could become available, but they would need to get a good return for him. It’s believed that Mikhail Grabovski is looking for a four or five year deal worth $5 million a season.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Cory Schneider and the Devils have talked contract extension. Martin Brodeur has said he’ll test the free agent market and is leaning to signing with another team. Brodeur to Pierre LeBrun:

    “I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m definitely going to be available July 1,” Brodeur said. “I want to play one more season and I want to see what’s out there.

    “I’ve had a lot of good conversations with the Devils, but I’m not inclined at going back at this point. I just feel that with Schneids the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them. I don’t completely put (returning) out of the question, but I don’t want to mess up the cards for the Devils.”

  • Sarah McLellan: The Coyotes ownership, GM Don Maloney and Dave Tippet were likely meeting yesterday afternoon to go over their offseason plan. Internal budget should given to Maloney in the next week or two.

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Morning Hits: Habs-B’s, Rangers, Devils, Stars, Flyers, Lightning, Red Wings and Ducks

  • Louis Jean: The Canadiens and Bruins series will start on Thursday, with Game 2 on Saturday.
  • Dejan Kovacevic: The Rangers are now 0-12 in playoff games since 2009 when they’ve had the series lead.
  • Rich Chere: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello: “Realistically and logically you would not make the trade that we did at the draft if we didn’t have every intention of having Cory (Schneider) long-term.”
  • Tim Wharnsby: Stars Dustin Jeffrey and Chris Mueller cleared waivers. The Blues put Adam Cracknell on waivers.
  • David Strehle: Flyers defenseman Nick Grossman will be out for eight to 10 weeks with an ankle injury.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Ben Bishop had successful surgery on his right wrist and will have three to four months of recovery. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
  • Ansar Khan: Pavel Datsyuk said that he’ll have a MRI on his knee before they decide if he’ll require surgery.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Mathieu Perreault (lower-body) did not skate yesterday.

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NHL Rumors I: Jets, Canucks, Red Wings, Oilers, Panthers and Brodeur

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Jets have to trade Evander Kane, but they won’t get full value for him. Could the Jets and Canucks work out a deal, Kane for Alex Edler and a prospect?

    The Red Wings are hoping to get Henrik Zetterberg back in the first round (late), but more likely for the second round if they make it that far. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson could be on the same timeline.

    Matheson is sure the Oilers will offer Matt Greene a contract if he hits the open market.

  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said that he would like to add two experienced defenseman at the draft. Tallon’s No. 1 priority is to add a “sniper” for Aleksander Barkov or Nick Bjugstad lines, as well as to help out on the power play.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panther GM Dale Tallon said he will try to re-sign Tom Gilbert and Jesse Winchester.
  • Dan Rosen: Devils Martin Brodeur isn’t ruling out a return to New Jersey. Hasn’t spoken with GM Lou Lamoriello. He believes the Devils will be in good hands with Cory SchneiderTom Gulitti: Brodeur said that Schneider will be the Devils clear cut No. 1 goalie, and that if he returned, it would be as a backup. Katie Strang: If Brodeur takes a backup role, it won’t be for a marginal team, “It’s going to be a team that contends for the Stanley Cup.”
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur on being a GM: “That’s something that interests me, but I don’t think I’m ready for that. I’m still in the game.”
  • Dan Rosen: Brodeur: “Just the thought about playing against the Devils will kill me. That’s one of the things that bothers me the most.”

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NHL Rumors I: Kesler, Kane, Brodeur, Ward, Staal and MacLean

  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Canuck Ryan Kesler has already asked for a trade out of Vancouver. The organization may now realize that he needs to be dealt. Pierre LeBrun on an ESPN podcast:

    “In terms of Kesler, not only do I think that he’ll be traded, but I think maybe even the onus will have changed.

    It began with him asking for a trade, but now I would say that the organization probably realizes that they need him out.

    Not because he’s a bad person or a bad player, but because he’s their best asset to move. You’ll get a lot for him. The Anaheim Ducks and Penguins were extremely interested in him, but couldn’t convince Gillis to do it.

    Now you add in a whole pile of other teams at the June draft and I think that’s the first trade you make if you’re the new GM of the Canucks.”

    Botchford thinks that if the Jets are going to move Evander Kane, the Canucks should be all in. The Canucks need to hope the Kings don’t step in.

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils coach Peter DeBoer hasn’t revealed his goaltending plans. Could Martin Brodeur already played his last game as a Devil?

    “Not really. I’ll be honest – I haven’t thought about that game,” Brodeur said. “I might have played my last game here. Who knows? I’m not sure what’s going to happen over the weekend. We’ll see. It’s something that we’ll have to talk about.”

    It is possible that Brodeur does return to the Devils next season, but he understands the if they want to move on without him and run with Cory Schneider as their No. 1

    “I don’t expect them to come running after me,” Brodeur said. “We’ll see. Again, that’s a situation I have to be OK with regardless of it it’s here or somewhere else. But I have to talk to a lot of people in the off-season and make my own decision. Regardless of if I stay or leave, the Devils are in unbelievable hands with Schneids.”

  • Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin appears set to be their No. 1 goalie next season. Trading Cam Ward and his $6.3 million salary will be their top priority. The Hurricanes may also look at trading Eric Staal. Head coach Kirk Muller could be fired after the season.
  • Ian Mendes: Senators coach Paul MacLean said he hasn’t talked to owner Eugene Melney or GM Bryan Murray about his job security. He doesn’t expect to talk to them until after the season.

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