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  • Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Realignment being worked on my NHL and NHLPA.

    I – Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Devils, Islanders, Rangers, Flyers, Penguins and Capitals.

    II - Bruins, Sabres, Red Wings, Panthers, Canadiens, Senators, Lightning and Maple Leafs.

    III - Blackhawks, Avalanche, Stars, Wild, Predators, Blues and Jets.

    IV - Ducks, Flames, Oilers, Kings, Coyotes, Sharks and Canucks.

    Friedman noted that there is some kind of wild-card being discussed for the 2 divisions that have 8 teams.

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Sunday morning rumor round up: Flyers, Coyotes, Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Kings, Ducks, Rangers. Islanders, and Panthers

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Flyers are off to a 2-6-1 start and GM Paul Holmgren needs help everywhere. They need scoring, would like another blueliner, and could use goaltending help. Word is they would like to make “a big move.” Holmgren could see if Jarome Iginla is available. Coyotes Keith Yandle may be the only impact blueliner available, but he would come with a high price tag and makes $5.25 million. Holmgren may be looking for a capable backup for Bryzgalov. Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly is looking for more than Matt Duchene’s $3.5 million, which is why he’s been offered around. The Maple Leafs have held talks with the Kings about Jonathan Bernier, and they aren’t the only team interested. Many wonder what Shane Doan is thinking about the Coyotes situation. The Canucks, Rangers and Flyers were interested before, and might be again. The Panthers are not for sale, but owher Cliff Viner is looking for investors. The Sharks are looking for a winger to give him move balance on all three lines. Leafs GM Dave Nonis may consider trading Phil Kessel, though it may be hard to find someone who would take on the $5.4 million cap hit and is one year away from being an unrestricted free agent. Once (if) the Islanders are out of the playoff picture, expect Mark Streit to be dealt, likely for a 2nd round pick. The Ducks and Ryan Getzlaf were reportedly close on a long-term $6 million deal before the lockout, could it be resurrected?
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers may look to upgrade their offense. They may prefer to move draft picks to acquire it. The Rangers, Kings, Capitals and Predators may also be looking to add offense. The Flyers have about $1.5 million in cap space, but that will grow when Chris Pronger and Matt Walker are put on the LTIR. Some players that will be UFA’s at the end of the season that may intrigue the Flyers are: Corey Perry, Brenden Morrow, Michael Ryder, Stephen Weiss, Ryan Getzlaf,  Alexander Semin, David Clarkson and Jarome Iginla.
  • Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Elliotte Friedman said that there are rumors that the Panthers could move Stephen Weiss for the right price. Panthers GM Dale Tallon calls those rumors ridiculous. Tallon said he won’t trade Weiss. Glenn Healy says that Weiss is on the trade market.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: From Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove. Glen Healy said the Avs were cheating fans  by not signing O’Reilly and Kevin Weeks said “The Avs are dumb if they don’t sign O’Reilly.” Healy added the Avalanche are trying to trade Shane O’Brien for a forward.

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Rumors: O’Reilly, Weiss, Subban and Luongo … Videos: Hotstove and Coaches Corner

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: There has been talk that the Avalanche are calling around to see what they could get for center Ryan O’Reilly. The asking is a young forward and a 2nd round pick. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is calling teams looking for help in multiple positions. The Kings are looking for a blueline help. The Florida Panthers could be for sale again. The Panthers may not have the money to sign Stephen Weiss, and may have to trade him at the deadline. Subban talks have go nowhere, and may end with Subban asking for a trade. Subban wants a 5 year, $27.5 million deal, $5.5 million cap hit. If the Canadiens explore trading him, the Flyers, Red Wings and Rangers and Jets may make a push for him. Sources say that the Jets want to make a splash with an impact player, and they have the assets to do it. Canucks GM Mike Gillis is telling teams he isn’t moving Roberto Luongo until he gets his asking price. The Oilers have the pieces to get Luongo, but he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to go there. The Panthers don’t want to do a deal unless the Canucks take money back. Gillis knows that some are facing pressure to win, and a GM might make a move to save his job. Flyers and Capitals may get in the mix.
  • HOTSTOVE: The panel talks about Calgary and Markham arenas and P.K. Subban.

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Videos: HNIC Satellite Hotstove, Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner and Morning Highlights

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Morning rumors involving: Ott, Mason, Boyes, Avalanche, Blackhawks, Stars, Sabres, Selanne, and Bernier

Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Maple Leafs, Flyers and Canucks have heavy interest in Steve Ott. The Flyers are reluctant to move James van Riemsdyk.

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Avalanche Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny aren’t going anywhere. David Jones, Cody McLeod and T.J. Galiardi are in play. The Blues were interested in Capitals Roman Hamrlik last summer, and could be interested now. Source saying that one team has an offer in for Steve Mason, who still has a year left on his contract at $3.2 million. The Bruins could look at Mike Knuble with the injuries to Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley. The Sabres would love to move Brad Boyes, but he’s owed $4 million next season.

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: The Blackhawks continue to look for defensive help.

John Shannon via twitter: Dallas “listening to everything about almost everybody over the age of 27.”

David Pagnotta via twitter: There is still talk going on surrounding Sabres Jason Pominville, Derek Roy and Drew Stafford.

Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Ducks GM Bob Murray: “For the last time, Teemu is not going anywhere,”

John Shannon via twitter: Told that the chances of Evgeni Nabokov re-signing is 50-50.

Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Jonathan Bernier has not asked for a trade. He desparately wants to start, and was unhappy that he wasn’t starting in back to backs.

HNIC Hotstove link: Panel discussing trade deadline (see last nights post for some points that were made if you don’t want to watch the video)

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Sunday morning rumor roundup … Giroux and Bryzgalov leave last night’s game early … Richards updates

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Canadiens made a desperate move in acquiring Tomas Kaberle, and if doesn’t work, it could cost GM Pierre Gauthier his job. Capitals GM George McPhee has been trying to make a move to shake up their team. They’d love to move Alexander Semin but “there is no market for a struggling, underachieving winger making too much money these days.” Don’t expect the Martin Brodeur to be a rental player. If the Bruins don’t re-sign Chris Kelly, who’ll be a UFA at seasons end, the Senators could be interested. After Brian Burke’s extended Christmas roster freeze, the Maple Leafs could be looking for help down the middle as Tim Connolly has been struggling with injuries. Blue Jackets Derick Brassard could interest them, and GM Scott Howson was spotted at Marlies game. The Kings are working the phones trying to make a move, and they’d love to move Dustin Penner.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers forward Claude Giroux was held out of the 3rd period last on precautionary measure after taking a hit to the head. Giroux was examined by a doctor last night and was feeling better. He’ll be re-evaluated this morning. GM Paul Holmgren on if Giroux has headaches: “not really headaches. This was really just precautionary at this stage.” Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov left the game with 13:01 left in the 3rd. “It was starting to bother me more and more during the game and we decided to be safe,” he said. Holmgren and Bryzgalov don’t think he’ll be sidelined.
  • Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: With Avalanche struggling, coach Joe Sacco and GM Greg Sherman could be on their way out if things don’t improve. Gleason thinks the Sabres should call about center Paul Stastny. They could offer up a Derek Roy or Drew Stafford and Andrej Sekera in a package for Stastny. Oilers have had Sam Gagner available all year, and they’re willing to listen to offers for Ales Hemsky, but teams aren’t lining up for either.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Red Wings have about $5.6 million in salary cap space, and could use another Top 6-9 forward, as well as a veteran defenseman. Wings GM Ken Holland has been a Ales Hemsky fan, who’ll be a UFA at seasons end.
  • Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Kings center Mike Richards might join the Kings at some point on their 9 game road trip. He skated briefly on Friday, and continues off-ice workouts.

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Columbus wouldn’t mind moving to East … Could Malkin return this year? Derek Roy could be back for Game 7

  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Blue Jackets have brought up the idea of moving to the Eastern Conference. It’s not likely to happen anytime soon, if at all. A team from the East would have to move to West, likely due to relocation. Phoenix moving to Winnipeg wouldn’t change anything, nor would a team team relocating to Quebec City. The Board of Governors would also have to be convinced. It’s been rumored that the Red Wings could be the first team to switch Conferences if the option becomes available.
  • Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and coach Dan Bylsma haven’t ruled out his return during the playoffs. Malkin is at about 9 weeks into his 4-6 month rehab.

    “He’s doing well, he’s working hard, but getting on the ice for him right now is really more to get his skates on, test the ice,” Bylsma said. “It’s not really part of rehab or part of him getting back into game shape. It’s part of his rehab, so it’s good for him to be getting on the ice. Again, that’s nine weeks into a long haul for Geno. He’s been working hard. He’s been working diligent. Getting on the ice is probably more for his mindset than it is to get him ready for a practice situation or anything to that accord.”

  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers still haven’t named a starting goalie for this afternoon’s game (3 pm). Chris Pronger took some shots at yesterday’s practice and is a game time decision.
  • Brian Hamilton and Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: The Blackhawks hope to have Brent Seabrook back in the lineup today. He didn’t skate with the top 6 defenseman at practice yesterday and will likely need to pass a ‘fitness test’ before he’s given clearance to play.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres have recalled Matt Ellis to replace the injured Jason Pominville. Brad Boyes was shifted to center. Derek Roy is very close to returning and he could return for a Game 7.  “Derek is very close, very close,” Ruff said. “I would put him in a category of within days. Jochen Hecht is a matter of days, too. Help is on its way.”
  • Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove: Glen Healy mentions that if the Coyotes were to relocate to Winnipeg, they’d ask Shane Doan if he’d want to come. If he doesn’t, they’d look to trade him, to a team “like LA.”
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons can’t see the Bruins or any other team that excited about signing Tomas Kaberle, “If he ever was a prominent player, he isn’t one anymore.” Ilya Bryzgalov isn’t first person who doesn’t want to play in Winnipeg, Zybnek Michalek choose Pittsburgh with one of the reason’s being he didn’t want to move to Winnipeg if the team relocated.
  • Sarah McLellan of hte Arizona Republic: Ilya Bryzgalov’s best bet may be to re-sign with the Coyotes. His playoffs likely cost him some money. “A $1-1.5 million raise from his $4.5 million salary this season is fair and puts him right under the $6 million range enjoyed by the game’s most successful goalies.” Getting Keith Yandle’s contract settle soon would be the best for the organization. Yandle could receive an offer sheet this summer. He’ll be getting a big raise from the $1.3 million he made this season.

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Bolland and Pronger doubtful for their Game 3′s … Bob or Boosh? Burke to put out an offer sheet? Options for Leafs

  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Backstrom and Arnott trade places at yesterday’s practice. Capitals forward lines: Ovechkin-Arnott-Knuble, Sturm-Backstrom-Semin, Laich-Johansson-Chimera, Hendricks-Gordon-Bradley, King-Beagle-Fehr
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A source close to the Flyers said before yesterday’s game there is a “50/50″ chance that Chris Pronger will be in the lineup Monday. After the game he said “He’s probably out Monday.” So it’s looking like a ‘must win’ would get Pronger back in the lineup. Who will be in net for the Flyers on Monday is the next big question. Laviolette pointed out that Bobrovsky has bounced back from tough games in the past. Arguments for both sides are,

    For those in “Bob’s” corner:  Boucher seems better suited in a relief role than Bobrovsky because of his experience. In addition, Bobrovsky has been more effective on the road than Boucher.

  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: From an interview with Wild owner Craig Leipold: On GM Chuck Fletcher, “He knows he has my complete and absolute confidence.” Fletcher has full control on hiring the next coach, and there is “no financial restraints when it comes to a coach.”
  • Sean Leahy via twitter: “SKA & KHL Pres Medvedev claims Hitchcock & MacTavish are 2 of 4 finalists for head coach.”
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: “Brian Burke said an offer sheet for restricted free agents is not out of the question in the future.” Some RFA’s this year are, Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Zach Parise, Keith Yandle, Zach Bogosian. If Brad Richards doesn’t want to sign with the Leafs, would they look at the next best option, Brooks Laich of Washington? Another intriguing UFA is Ville Leino.
  • Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Zwolinski looks at some possible UFA centers the Maple Leafs could look at. Brad Richards: Will either re-sign with the Stars or sign with the Rangers. Simon Gagne: more of a LWer. Tim Connolly: could fill the hole for a year or two. Jason Arnott: same as Connolly. Michal Handzus: a long shot, but how much game does he have left. Zwolinski looks at some possible trade partners. New York Rangers: RFA’s Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle. Rookie Derek Stepan and Erik Christensen has 1 year left before he’s a UFA. Ottawa Senators: Jason Spezza has 3 years left and could be moved to restock the roster. Boston Bruins: David Krejci has been rumored to Toronto. Would be costly to add him, makes $3.75 million next year. Philadelphia Flyers: Jeff Carter has been linked to the Leafs in the past, he and Mike Richards are locked up long term. The Flyers have less than $500,000 in cap space for next year. A long shot. San Jose Sharks: They have to interesting centers, Joe Pavelski ($4 million) and Devin Setoguchi ($1.8 million). Both are not likely to be moved, unless they disappoint in the playoffs again. Setoguchi is an RFA this summer, Pavelski has 2 years left. New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise is a RFA this summer, can the Devils afford him.

For those in Boosh’s corner: Boucher has been the steadier goalie this season, and his experience gives the team a calming effect.

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Videos: Selanne fight, Don Cherry’s Coaches Corner, Fights of the Week, Hotstove link

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Teemu Selanne gets into a fight with Brad Richardson

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