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NHL Rumors: Hurricanes, Senators, Rangers, Flames, Oilers and Sabres

  • The Fourth Period: There has been talk that the Hurricanes could look to trade Eric Staal this offseason.

    “I’ve been here a long time. I love it here. I’ve had success here. I know and I believe we can again, and I can be a part of that,” Staal told reporters on Tuesday.

    “I think I can be part of the right things going forward. Obviously, my career isn’t going to be forever, and I want to play in the playoffs. I don’t want to continually miss the playoffs and have these types of interviews at the end of the season. We’ll see what happens here in the next little while.”

  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Brennan thinks that if they can find the fit, they should trade Craig Anderson. If they move him, they should be able to fill a roster needs or add to their draft picks. He is entering his final season of his deal and could be looking for a three or four year contract.  If re-signed, where would that leave Robin Lehner? Brennan also doesn’t think that Jason Spezza will be back.
  • Larry Brooks: It is possible that the Rangers will use an amnesty buy out on Brad Richards.

    “It’s been in the back of my mind to a certain extent, it would be a lie if I said it wasn’t there,” the 33-year-old center said. “But it’s not affecting me or weighing on me, or having any impact on my preparation or my game.”

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”I’ve heard that the Flames could have had Nyquist and Tatar for Bouwmeester or another player but chose not to” … ”Based on my information, that was the Wings’ package for Bouwmeester, but not for Iginla”
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Tim Murray on the possibility of buying out Ville Leino: ”Very good possibility.”
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk: ”Changes will need to happen,”
  • Jonathan Willis: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish listed his four core players: Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Justin Schultz.
  • Jason Gregor: Oilers MacTavish on pending RFA Justin Schultz: ”I’m open to both scenarios either a longterm or a bridge contract.” Jim Matheson: MacTavish on Shultz: ”He is developing player. Potential is limitless. I would consider long-term deal.”
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres GM Tim Murray: ”I want to rebuild properly, which takes time. It doesn’t have to take years.”
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres GM Tim Murray reaffirmed that they could draft Aaron Ekblad, not a guarantee that they draft a forward.

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Vancouver Canucks

Written by Joe McCormick and can be followed at @joemccormick19.

USATSI_7477652_154224518_lowresWell things for the Canucks certainly have been interesting leading into the deadline. The team is in a position where they are not clear as to if they are buyers or sellers. All we know for sure is that Louis Jean of TVA Sports in Montreal says that Ryan Kesler asked for a trade earlier in the season. Louis Jean has been in the business a long time and is not known to embellish the truth.

That being said, this whole situation seems really odd. First off, when is this just leaking now, right before the trade deadline? Secondly, why is it that a reporter from Montreal found out about this first? Maybe I am just seeing the facts that I want to see as I really don’t want to see him in another jersey.

However, there is no denying that trading him could net a good return and help the team re-tool for another cup run in 2-3 years. Twitter has since exploded with people trying to think of where he might go and who might come back.

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Morning Rumors II: Red Wings, Oilers, Sabres, Islanders, Scouting Flyers-Rangers and Nolan

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings are on the lookout for another top-four defenseman to go along with Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson and Danny DeKeyser.For the Wings to get Ryan Kesler, it would likely cost Justin Abdelkader, one of Gustav Nyquist/Tomas Tatar/Tomas Jurco and either a first round pick or a prospect like Ryan Sproul, Calle Jarnkrok or Teemu Pulkkinen.

    Thomas Vanek would cost the Wings high draft picks and GM Ken Holland said he’s done trading first round picks.

    There are not a lot of defenseman available: Christian Ehrhoff (signed through 2021 at $4 million), Nick Schultz and Andrew MacDonald.

    It is unlikely that the Red Wings do anything dramatic at the deadline.

  • Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun: Oilers Ales Hemsky is a pending UFA and knows what could happen.

    “I had a lot of talks with (GM Craig MacTavish),” he said. “It’s between me and him what we talked about, but I think you guys will figure it out closer to the deadline.

    “I know what will happen and I’m ready for it, I’m excited.”

  • Renaud Lavoie: Lots of talk regarding Sabres Tyler Myers. He has a no-movement clause.
  • Chris Botta: Still early, but if the Islanders were to finish in the sixth or seventh draft slot, they could give it to the Sabres so that they keep their 2015 first round draft pick.
  • Chris Botta: The Islanders are looking for a 2015 first round pick in a Thomas Vanek deal. So far teams have been reluctant to include that.
  • Sportsology: Scouting the Flyers – Rangers: Flames, Lightning and Oilers.
  • Paul Hamilton: Sabres coach Ted Nolan was offered a three-year contract extension, negotiations to continue.

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Morning Rumors VI: Predators, Ducks, Capitals, Flyers, Sabres, Oilers, Kings and Red Wings

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Predators GM David Poile.

    “I talked to almost everybody before the Olympic break; I’ve probably spoken to half of the teams this week,” Poile told ESPN.com Friday afternoon.

    “Everybody knows from my standpoint what we have available. I’m certainly aware that we’ve come from nine points out of the playoffs to four points out. That gives us a chance to make the playoffs. I know we have to leap over some teams to do it, so the odds are against us, but hope springs eternal.

    “From my standpoint, I don’t consider myself a buyer, I don’t consider myself a seller. I could just be neutral given where we are.”

    Poile on Shea Weber.

    “We’re not trading Shea. We’ve told that to everybody. People ask and it’s their right to ask, but we’re not trading him,” Poile said firmly.

    The Ducks might be willing to trade one of their goalies, with LeBrun guessing Viktor Fasth. He has another year left at $2.9 million.

    The Capitals are still trying to trade Martin Erat.

    “The only thing I’m working on that has to be done is moving [Martin] Erat,” Caps GM George McPhee told ESPN.com Friday morning.

    “There are some teams interested. He still wants out. I’d love to be able to do it this weekend. But we’ll see.”

    The Flyers are interested in both Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler. The Canucks would likely ask for Brayden Schenn, and LeBrun isn’t sure if the Flyers would be into that. The Penguins, Red Wings and Blue Jackets could be other teams interested in Kesler.

    Tyler Myers could be had for the right price.

    Ales Hemsky could be plan B for teams that don’t get Matt Moulson or Thomas Vanek.

    The Sam Gagner to LA Kings deal fell through as the Oilers wouldn’t eat any of his salary.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: (before last nigh’s trade) Sabres GM Tim Murray.

    “There’s still good interest in another four or five guys,” he said. “Nothing specific — kicking tires.”

    Christian Ehrhoff has been getting interest. The Sabres would have to be weary of an early retirement and having the salary cap recapture affecting them.

    “Part of the return would have to, I guess you could say, recapture the recapture,” Murray said.

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings GM Ken Holland continues to talk with teams. He’s not interested in paying a high price for a rental. Ryan Kesler would interest the Wings, but the price will be high. Teams would be asking the Canucks for players like Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Danny DeKeyser. It is unlikely that they would want to part with any of them. Holland may be more interested in adding a defenseman, with Alex Edler possibly being a better Canuck option. The Sabres are open for offers on Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff.

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Morning Rumors IV: Hurricanes, Kesler, Edler, Red Wings, Capitals and Canadiens

  • Darren Dreger: Teams are saying that the Hurricanes could trade one of their goaltender, including Cam Ward.
  • David Pagnotta: There is lots of Ryan Kesler trade talk going on. Pagnotta has been told that just about half of the league has called.
  • The Fourth Period: Source saying the Red Wings have shown interest in Canucks Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler. It’s unclear what assets GM Ken Holland would consider moving.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance thinks Alex Edler is a more likely player (over Ryan Kesler) to be moved by the Canucks at the deadline. Whether it’s Edler or Kesler, the Canucks are looking for 22-24 year old center. Problem is, basically every team would like one of those guys. Would the Red Wings be interested in Kesler? They have young forwards in Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tater that could interest the Canucks. Would the Capitals put Evgeny Kuznetsov in a package?
  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Canucks GM Mike Gillis.

    “Apparently it came out of Sochi. If he did want out or he didn’t want out, I wouldn’t discuss it publicly anyway,” Gillis said.

    “It’s just like any other matter, anything internally, with our players. Whether it’s personal or business, we don’t discuss it outside our offices.

    “I’m not going to sit here and debate whether (the report) is accurate or not.”

    It will be tough for the Canucks to win on a Kesler trade. The Canucks can’t trade him without getting a center back, preferably 25 or younger.

  • David Pagnotta: The Canadiens have received a pretty serious offer for defenseman Andrei Markov. They rejected the offer, but could counter. The Canadiens would prefer to keep him.
  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Don’t expect any major moves by the Canadiens at the trade deadline. GM Marc Bergervin isn’t going to move any of their young assets, and there isn’t much of a market for players he wouldn’t mind moving.

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Morning Hits: Swedish Reserves, Sill, Whitney, Schneider and AHL Deal

  • James Mirtle: Victor Hedman is not on Sweden’s reserve list: (from @puckarine) Lehner, Grossmann, Gustafsson, Brodin, S. Kronwall, Hörnqvist, Johansson, Nyquist.
  • Randy Miller: The Devils recall Joe Whitney from the AHL and send Reid Boucher back.
  • Randy Miller: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.
  • Pat Steinberg: AHL deal: Abbotsfort trade Mark Cundari (D) to Chicago for Corey Locke (C). This is just a “loan scenario” and NHL rights do not change.

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Morning Hits: Red Wings, Jaskin, Starting Goalies and a Blackhawks Christmas Video

  • Helene St. James: Gustav Nyquist is ready to return to the Red Wings lineup. Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm might be as well. They’ll have to decide today who will have to be returned to the AHL.
  • Brian Hamilton: Antti Raanta will start in net for the Blackhawks tonight. Corey Crawford is “not that far away” from returning.
  • Adrian Dater: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
  • James Emery: Reto Berra will start in net for the Flames.
  • Don Brennan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
  • Blackhawks Christmas

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Afternoon Hits: Schenn, Lecavalier, Tootoo, Hedman, Staal, Fiddler, Clowe, Backes and more

  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Max Fortunus cleared waivers and will remain with the team for now.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Brayden Schenn will play tonight. Vincent Lecavalier said he had his best day on the ice and hopes to be back quicker than two weeks. Adam Kimelman: Schenn said his neck and upper back are a little sore, but there are no other restrictions.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo will replace Mikael Samuelsson in the lineup tonight.
  • Missy Zielinski: Victor Hedman will return to the lineup. Tom Pyatt should be ready to return on Saturday.
  • Carolina Hurricanes: Hurricanes Eric Staal missed practice today with the flu, but should be able to go tomorrow.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Vernon Fiddler (upper-body) skated hard this morning. He hopes to take part in a full practice on Friday and be available for Saturday.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Ryane Clowe is practicing on a line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues David Backes skated this morning, he’s still day-to-day.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader skated this morning. Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist are not skating. Jimmy Howard was on the ice, but is not ready to practice yet.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser will see a doctor today and hopes to get clearance to play on Saturday. He is still on their LTIR.
  • Paul Hendrick: Maple Leafs Colton Orr is skating with the team for the first time in two weeks.
  • Paul Hendrick: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Leafs.

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Morning Rumors: Predators, Hiller, Neuvirth, Backlund, Ruutu, Tlusty, Senators and Nyquist

  • Pierre LeBrun: If the Predators don’t get good news regarding Pekka Rinne’s hip, they could start making calls again for a goalie. They have spoken with the Ducks about Jonas Hiller. Capitals GM George McPhee may not be interested in moving Michal Neuvirth unless it’s a really good offer, think at least a top-four defenseman.
  • Darren Dreger: Four or five teams have kicked tires on Flames Mikael Backlund. The Flames are willing to trade him.
  • Darren Dreger: The Hurricanes have offered Tuomo Ruutu and Jiri Tlusty to teams in search for a puck-moving defenseman. Luke DeCock: Shouldn’t be a surprise the Hurricanes are offering Ruutu and his $4.75 million contract around, too easily knocked off the puck. Offering up Tlusty may indicate a lack of interest in re-signing.
  • James Gordon: Senators GM Bryan Murray said he isn’t inclined to make a move, a solution will be found within.
  • George Sipple: Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Gustav Nyquist: “He’s playing tomorrow night, so he’s here for the year.”

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Morning Rumors: Senators, Team Needs, Flyers and Rangers

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Two sources had said that Senators GM Bryan Murray is working the phones trying to find a top four defenseman that would be able to step in right away.

    “I get the sense Murray would like to do something,” said a league executive before the visit by the Wild. “It might even just be a change for the sake of change.”

    The Senators also need to find a fit in their top 6 as Milan Michalek has struggled, but they hope he will turn it around. The defenseman market is thin and lots of teams are looking to improve in that area. The Rangers are willing to trade Michael Del Zotto, the Penguins could move Matt Niskanen and Stars could move Vernon Fiddler. The Senators have $8.409 million in cap space, but Murray would have move out some salary in a deal.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Matching team needs with trade options. Predators: Might need a goalie – Jose Theodore, Jonas Hiller and Michal Neuvirth. They will likely wait to see what Rinne’s results are from his MRI next week. Capitals: Could use a top 4 defenseman. Senators – A puck moving defenseman. Del Zotto could be an option. Blues – Goalie upgrade with Ryan Miller being mentioned. Red Wings – clear roster space for Gustav Nyquist and clearing some cap space. (written before DeKeyser was put on LTIR, Gustav to be called up)

    “I’d like to get Nyquist up,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said when we chatted Tuesday. “I was hoping to make a trade. Obviously, I put our guys on waivers. Other than big trades, nobody really wants to add money right now.”

  • TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie: The Flyers would want to a really good defenseman if they trade Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier.
  • Hope Smoke: McKenzie: ”Philly’s not shopping Schenn (or Couturier) but they know that to get what they want they need to move one of those guys. Holmgren is liable to trade anybody so Brayden Schenn isn’t an untouchable. They want a really good defenseman in return”
  • TSN Radio: Darren Dreger: Rangers GM Glen Sather is making calls and taking them on Michael Del Zotto.
  • Patrick Kearns of the Fourth Period: Kearns thinks the Rangers should hold onto Del Zotto as his value is at an all-time low. If they were to move Del Zotto, they may be comfortable with Dylan McIlrath being able to step in a bottom pairing role.

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Morning Rumors: Hiller, Oilers, Liles, Tootoo, Kulikov, Horton, Meszaros, Grigorenko, Green and Miller

  • Mark Spector: Thinks the Oilers have another deal in the works.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I know there has been some dialogue between Edmonton and Anaheim regarding Jonas Hiller
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”the Oilers have cooled down their search for a goaltender. I think it’s status quo right now for MacTavish”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”Carlyle didn’t feel great at having to waive Liles because Liles did everything Carlyle asked him to do in the exit meeting” … ”I believe the Leafs are willing to eat around $1 million dollars (and that is negotiable) to move Liles”
  • David Alter: If the Leafs retain any money in a John-Michael Liles trade, not using the non-compliance window they had back in August would be a mistake.
  • Darren Dreger on TSN: The Red Wings are believed to be eager to make a trade. Jordin Tootoo is in play to create some cap space to make room for Gustav Nyquist. The Maple Leafs are willing to retain a significant portion of John-Michael Liles contract in a trade.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: The Maple Leafs have had their eye on Panthers Dmitri Kulikov over the years, and he might be available. He wouldn’t come cheap, and he’ll be looking for a big pay increase from his $2.5 million.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton insinuated last week that part of the reason he left the Bruins in the summer was that the Bruins wanted until the last minute to negotiate with him. At the time he signed with the Blue Jackets (seven-years, $37 million), he agent said that Horton wanted to go somewhere quieter and more laid back than Boston.

    “All year, nothing happened. I waited for a long time,” Horton said of last year in Boston. “When you wait until the last minute, what am I . . . I’m not going to wait around. I’m happy with the way things turned out. It just came down to, at the end, for my family, I wanted a place where my kids could be outside.

    “That’s kind of what it came down to. I heard a little bit about Columbus. It’s not the Columbus that everyone knows. Columbus is up-and-coming. They’ve got a great team and great people in charge. It’s kind of what I was looking for.”

    The Bruins wouldn’t have offered a seven-year contract with his concussion history. There were negotiations last year about a five-year, around $5 million a year deal. Horton would change his mind daily on if staying in Boston or leaving. Ultimately came down to his wife’s desire to live somewhere warmer and quieter. The Bruins would have traded his rights for a seventh round pick, and had discussed a deal with the Kings. Horton said he was ruling out all Canadian cities and big markets.

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Flyers have tried to trade Andrej Meszaros, but his expiring contract may be valuable to the Flyers who sit at $56 million for next season.

    Among the teams the Oilers talked to were the Ducks, Blues and Capitals. Some belief they may have looked at Jake Allen and Thomas Greiss. Allen is staying in St. Louis and Greiss info appears incorrect.

    Did the Oilers consider trading Nail Yakupov for help on the blueline? They may have thought the cost was too high, same as price for goaltending.

    Teams exploring trade market the most are the Flyers, Rangers and maybe the Devils.

    A lot of concern about Tyler Myers play, more and more lately involving Mikhail Grigorenko.

    The Kings have started preliminary talks with Matt Greene.

    Despite having a limited no-trade clause, Ryan Miller may consider going anywhere. Oilers make little sense.

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Afternoon Hits: Bryzgalov, Liles, All-Star Games, Zibanejad, Nyquist, Stanton, Rielly and Senators

  • Josh Yohe: Reliable source made it clear that the Penguins are not interested in Ilya Bryzgalov.
  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs mistakenly thought that they would have been able to trade John-Michael Liles. Could be bought out next summer.
  • David Pagnotta: No confirmation, but suspecting the next three All-Star games will be in Columbus, Phoenix and Toronto.
  • Bruce Garrioch: The Senators assign Mika Zibanejad to the AHL. Zibanejad doesn’t require waivers. Roster at 22.
  • Ansar Khan: The Red Wings assigned Gustav Nyquist and Petr Mrazek to the AHL.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Canucks claim Ryan Stanton from the Blackhawks.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly remains with the team for now. Michael Traikos: Coach Randy Carlyle on Rielly: ”With the nine-game scenario we have some flexibility.”
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators assign the AHL: Mark Borowiecki, Ben Blood, Cody Ceci, Frederik Claesson, Tyler Eckford, Daniel New, Troy Rutkowski, Michael Sdao, Chris Wideman, Corey Cowick, Jakub Culek, David Dziurzynski, Derek Grant, Wacey Hamilton, Danny Hobbs, Mike Hoffman, Ludwig Karlsson, Darren Kramer, Jim O’Brien, Andre Petersson, Shane Prince, Matt Puempel, Buddy Robinson, Cole Schneider, Mark Stone, Mika Zibanejad and goalies Scott Greenham, Andrew Hammond and Nathan Lawson.

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