Posts Tagged Eric Tangradi

Morning Hits: Gagner, Jets RFAs, Chiarelli, Thomas, Couturier, Redmond and Sharks travel

  • Elliotte Friedman: Sam Gagner has asked for a one-year $5.5 million deal in arbitration. The Oilers have asked for $3.5 million.
  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets have arbitration dates set with Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler.

    “Our focus is on trying to come to deals with all of these players,” Cheveldayoff said. “We’ve been fortunate to come to deals with two of them (Eric Tangradi and Paul Postma, who also filed). We’re continuing talking.

    “Each and every deal falls into place differently, whether the arbitration process is involved or not.”

    The Jets currently have $47.2 million committed to the salary cap next next season.

  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: The free agent market is quiet.

    “Yes, very quiet,’’ Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said late Friday afternoon. “And I think that’s to be expected. The cap is coming down this year [to $64.3 million] and a lot of clubs already have their roster in place and payrolls set. I don’t think you’re going to see much more, at least in the short term. Maybe things will pick up late in the summer as camps are about to open.’’

    Tim Thomas remains unsigned.

    “I’m speaking to a few teams about Timmy,’’ Zito noted Friday via e-mail. “Trying to find the best fit.’’

    Thomas may only get a training camp invite. The Islanders and Flyers had been rumored to be interested. There was some speculation that the Blue Jackets could be interested, but it looks like they will go with Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney.

  • Fear the Fin: (vie @Forchecer) The Sharks will travel more than any other team next year. They will travel twice as many miles as the Rangers.

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21 Players File for Arbitration

NHLPA: 21 players have filed for salary arbitration. Deadline is today at 5:00 pm ET.

Player Team
Brendan Smith Detroit Red Wings
Sam Gagner Edmonton Oilers
Trevor Lewis Los Angeles Kings
Alec Martinez Los Angeles Kings
Jake Muzzin Los Angeles Kings
Jordan Nolan Los Angeles Kings
Ryan White Montreal Canadiens
Nick Spaling Nashville Predators
Josh Bailey New York Islanders
Mats Zuccarello New York Rangers
Erik Condra Ottawa Senators
Robert Bortuzzo Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Stewart St. Louis Blues
Mark Fraser Toronto Maple Leafs
Carl Gunnarsson Toronto Maple Leafs
Dale Weise Vancouver Canucks
Zach Bogosian Winnipeg Jets
Bryan Little Winnipeg Jets
Paul Postma Winnipeg Jets
Eric Tangradi Winnipeg Jets
Blake Wheeler Winnipeg Jets

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Morning Hits: Hawks-Pens at Soldier Field, Ribeiro not thinking contract, Jets, Avalanche and Bergeron talks

  • Hockey Central: The Blackhawks will host the Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1st.
  • Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals UFA Mike Ribeiro said he’s not worried about his next contract. He could earn his next contact with a good playoffs. He’s looking for a long-term deal and has already rejected a Capitals offer of three-years, $14 million.

    “I think playoff or not playoff, I’m probably going to have a good deal so I’m really worried about my deal right now,” Ribeiro said. “It’s going to signed at some point. So the focus since the beginning was to get to the playoffs and now that we’re here it’s about how far can we go as a team. But I’m not worried; I’m going to sign and it’s just going to happen when the time is right.”

  • Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets coach Claude Noel has one year left on his contract and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had this to say:

    “Claude Noel is the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He’s under contract. I know you’re going to ask me about an extension. There’s processes that have to go through, there’s different things you discuss, you talk about, you meet as a group, as a staff.”

    The Jets have nine RFAs who are  “very much priorities” according to Cheveldayoff. No formal contract discussions have taken place with RFAs: Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Alex Burmistrov, Eric Tangradi, Anthony Peluso, Zach Redmond, Paul Postma and Arturs Kulda.

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: If the Avalanche didn’t win the lottery and get the first overall pick, there were rumors that they would look to trade up. Avs GM Greg Sherman is still with the team, but it may come down to what role Joe Sakic wants to take. If Sakic decides to take over, VP of Player Development Craig Billington could have a bigger role. If Sakic declines for family or other reasons, does Sherman remain? The Avalanche asked for Derek Stepan when they were in talks with the Rangers about Ryan O’Reilly. Sounding like the Bruins and Patrice Bergeron have already talked contract extension. He has one year left on his deal and can’t sign a deal until after July 5th.

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Penguins trade Eric Tangradi to the Jets for a late round pick

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired winger Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2013 7th round pick.

Tangradi started the season on the Penguins 2nd line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.  He’s never been able to put it together for the Penguins.

He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round, 42nd overall in 2007. Tangradi was trade with Chris Kunitz to the Penguins for Ryan Whitney in 2009.

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Quick hits: Gudbranson, Clune, Hickey, White, Tangradi, Bennett, Oilers, Redden, Hybrid icing, Bailey and Joensuu

  • George Richards via twitter: The Panthers have suspended defenseman Erik Gudbranson until he’s cleared to play, and not just practice. He could start the season with San Antonio in the AHL.
  • Tim Wharnsby via twitter: The Predators claimed Rich Clune from the Kings. The Islanders claimed Thomas Hickey from the Kings.
  • Josh Yohe via twitter: Looking like Eric Tangradi and Beau Bennett are in competition to be on a line with Evgeni Malkin. Both will be playing with him tomorrow during their scrimmage.
  • Sportscenter via twitter: (via @TSNRyanRishaug) Jordan Eberle will become an assistant captain in Edmonton. Taylor Hall and Nick Schultz will rotate A’s and Shawn Horcoff will remain as captain. Ales Hemsky and Ryan Whitney lost their A’s.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: The new compliance buyout agreement basically only had two players in mind, Redden and Gomez.
  • Greg Wyshynski via twitter: After 584 games, the AHL has ended their hybrid icing experiment. It was ‘positive’ but they want the players to have some consistency between the AHL and NHL.
  • NY Islanders via twitter: The Islanders suspend Josh Bailey and Jesse Joensuu for getting injured while playing overseas. Their suspensions will be lifted when they pass their physicals.

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Bogosian out 4-6 months … Ovi, Crosby, Toews and Kane looking overseas … Tarasenko arriving today … Changes to HRR

  • Aaron Ward via twitter: “Players looking to clarify possible ‘double dipping’ in the new NHL proposal.Benefits in new HRR definition,present combined additional” … “expense deductions AND possible tax credits available to owners,while still asking players to absorb ‘escrow’ on salaries.”
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: KHLs Dynamo’s GM said that Alex Ovechkin’s attorney flew to Russia to speak with them regarding Ovechkin playing for them if there is a lockout.
  • Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are considering playing in Europe in the event of a long lockout according to agent Pat Brisson.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The KHL will air games in Asia this year, with an eye on expanding to China, South Korea and Japan according to izvestia_ru.
  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: In the NHLs most recent proposal, they made some changes to Hockey Related Revenue:

    1) In the existing CBA, teams can deduct the cost of doing business from HRR. But there are limits. For example, deductions from preseason games or “special games” such as European openers, “shall not in the aggregate exceed fifteen (15) per cent per League Year on a League-wide basis” of the revenues. You can find all of the examples, if you wish, in Article 50 of the current document. The NHL is arguing that costs far exceed these caps.

    2) One area of HRR the NHL cannot deduct ANY costs from is luxury suite sales (e.g., paying people to sell them). Everything must be thrown into the pot. Mistake, oversight, whatever - the league would like a re-do.

    3) Lightning owner Jeff Vinik spent $35 million US last summer to upgrade The Tampa Bay Times Forum. Meanwhile, Rangers owner Jim Dolan committed an estimated $977 million to a massive renovation of the Madison Square Garden. (Say what you want about Dolan, but doing that without public funding is extremely impressive.) As it stands, teams receive no financial credit for that. The league would like that changed. The model is probably the latest NFL CBA, which allows the league the option of taking 1.5 per cent from the NFLPA’s 47 per cent share to build new stadiums. Larger revenues from newer buildings, the reasoning goes, benefits the players, too.

    4) When players on one-way deals like Wade Redden or Jeff Finger are sent to the minors, their salaries no longer count. Not only is the NHL trying to eliminate this loophole from the salary-cap portion of the discussion, it is trying to make those contracts tied to HRR, too.

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Panthers sign Mueller … Weber-Preds to talk next week … Nothing new on Subban … Roy has surgery … Sens need to get more physical

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile on Shea Weber:

    “I talked to (his agent) Jarrett (Bousquet) yesterday and had a good conversation,” Poile said. “Shea and all his friends and people will be together this weekend for his charity golf tournament in his name in Sicamous (British Columbia). They’re going to be doing that and then we’re going to talk next week.”

    “It’s all about talking about Shea and to see if we can get him signed to a longer-term contract with the Predators,” Poile said. “My conversations have always been very positive with Shea, his role and his future with the organization in terms of where the franchise is going.”

  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said last night that there is nothing to report on contract talks between Subban and the Canadiens.
  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are still searching for a top 6 forward to likely play with Sidney Crosby. It’s possible they could look within the organization, such as Tyler Kennedy, Eric Tangradi or Beau Bennett. The best UFA available are Shane Doan and Alexander Semin.
  • Mike Heika via twitter: Stars center Derek Roy had shoulder surgery yesterday and will be out until November. Roy had shoulder pain last year and played through it, and he planned to do the same this year. The Stars felt it was time to fix it. Jerry Sullivan via twitter: Sullivan notes that Roy’s surgery raises serious issues  about the way the Sabres deal with injuries.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators could still use some more physical players to round out their roster after the departure of Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka. 3 UFAs that might help are Brad Winchester, Zack Stortini and Matt Bradley.

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Afternoon notes on: Boychuk, Grossman, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Senators and bunch of starting goaltenders

  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is wearing 2 knee braces and remains optimistic for the playoffs.
  • Paul Hendrick via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent Joe Colborne back the Marlies. David Steckel will be back in the lineup. Mikhail Grabovski won’t play. Ben Scrivens will be starting in net. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Grabovski is not sure if he’ll be able to return on Saturday. He was cut around his knee by Brayden McNabb’s skate and required 20-30 stitches.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Filip Kuba and Erik Karlsson will play tonight. Matt Gilroy is out. Ben Bishop will start in net.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Pekka Rinne has been battling an illness this week. He was the first off the ice and Barry Trotz said he’s “probably” the starter tonight.

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Afternoon notes on Sharp, Beauchemin, Jacques, Fraser, Brule, Eberle, Bozak, Souray, Riberio, Roy, Skinner, Letang and Markstrom

  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin and forward JF Jacques will have hearings at 4 and 5 pm today.
  • Edmonton Oilers via twitter: The Oilers have put forward Gilbert Brule on re-entry waivers. Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan O’Marra have been recalled.
  • Dave Moninari via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang skated hard today. It doesn’t mean he’ll be in the lineup soon, but it’s a positive sign.

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Afternoon notes involving Nabokov, Blue Jackets, Kovalchuk, Green, Zetterberg, Connolly, Komisarek, Hagman and Starting goalies

  • Chris Botta via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov is dying to leave the Islanders. The Islanders are dying to get down to 2 goalies. His family is still in California.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: It’s looking like no further trades are imminent for the Blue Jackets. They are in talks that could lead to further moves. “The fact that GM Scott Howson is in driver’s seat making deals can be seen as an indication that management is still firmly behind him.”
  • Rich Chere via twitter: Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk won’t play in either game this weekend. Martin Brodeur will start in net tonight, Johan Hedberg will go against Washington. Forward lines: Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Parise-Henrique-Palmieri; Tedenby-Carter-Clarkson; Zharkov-Mills-Janssen.
  • Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Tyler Kennedy won’t be in the lineup tonight, and that Eric Tangradi is in.
  • Lance Hornby via twitter: Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is getting x-rays done today on his hand after taking a slash from Jason Arnott. Cody Franson would get back into the lineup if Komisarek is out.

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