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NHL Rumors: Predators, Canucks, Hurricanes, Oilers and the Maple Leafs

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Ranking potential Predators coaching candidates: 1. Peter Laviolette 2. Phil Housley 3. Terry Murray 4. Dean Evason 5. John Stevens 6. Willie Desjardins 7. Dan Bylsma
  • Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: To get more a more experienced goalie that Eddie Lack or Jacob Markstrom, the Canucks would could spend some big money on someone like Ryan Miller or Jonas Hiller. Miller could re-sign with the Blues. You would be taking a chance on Hiller that he could bounce back to form. Signing Miller would basically cap the Canucks out and would limit their ability to improve their forward lines. Bruins backup Chad Johnson would be a lot cheaper and they could try for a short-term deal at a low dollar amount, with the lure of being able to compete for the No. 1 job.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin thinks that Cam Ward’s time with the Hurricanes could be over.

    “Of course he is a strong goaltender. He is a good goaltender. No one is counting him out. They [Carolina] will decide what to do with him this year, this summer. Maybe he, how can I say, has presented everything he could have,” said Khudobin at a Russian National Team press conference on Monday.

    “Maybe at this club. Maybe in his career. He has been playing in the NHL since he was 19,” said Khudobin.

  • Jason Gregor: “Not sure why people think the #Oilers will let Lander go. Easy decision to offer him new contract. They have very little fwd depth.”
  • Chip Alexander: Can expect an announcement from Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford early next week. Ron Francis is said to be in Finland this week.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”No real update on Carlyle right now. I’m sure there’s ample dialogue between Shanahan & Nonis at the moment” … ”It may take two weeks or maybe more before the Leafs announce a decision on Carlyle.” … ”Although many of us have speculated that a coaching change in TO was likely, certainly a possibility, there is no guarantee of that”
  • Hope Smoke: Steve Simmons: ”My breakdown is that Nonis would like to stay with Carlyle & Leiweke wants him fired. Nothing will happen until 1st round is over”

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NHL Trade: Canucks Trade Roberto Luongo To Panthers

  • Renaud Lavoie: The Canucks have traded Roberto Luongo to the Panthers.
  • Louis Jean: Told that Jacob Markstrom is part of the deal. Others involved.
  • James Duthie: Shawn Mathias could be the other player included.
  • Darren Dreger: Deal is Luongo and Steve Anthony for Markstrom and Mattias. Panthers retain 15 percent of Luongo’s salary.
  • Cap Geek: “Estimated recapture penalties from 2018-19 through 2021-22 if Luongo retires in 2018: #Canucks $1.92M and #Panthers $1.65M.”
  • Gord Miller: The Canucks will be retaining part of Luongo’s contract.

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Morning Hits: Oilers, Penguins, Panthers and Jets

  • Jon Rosen: (Re: Outdoor game at Dodgers Stadium) Ticket prices dropping in some sections. Some $249 tickets have dropped to $189/$199, with people to be refunded the difference.
  • Bob Stauffer: With the Oilers having back-to-back games, likely that Horak/Marincin are called up for insurance purposes. Ryan Jones is now listed on the IR. It’s possible that Mark Arcobello (ribs) and Philip Larsen (illness) are not ready yet.
  • Dave Molinari: The Penguins have recalled Harry Zolnierczyk from the AHL.
  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: The Panthers have activated Tim Thomas from the IR. Jacob Markstrom and Alex Petrovic have been sent to the AHL. Jesse Winchester had his cast removed from his hand, but will still be out for a few more games.
  • Jets NHL: The Jets have recalled Julian Melchiori from the AHL and put Grant Clitsome on the IR retroactive to Dec. 17th.

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Morning Hits: Markstrom, Jurco, McKenna and Peluso suspension video

  • Corey Pronman: Panthers Jacob Markstrom’s AHL contract next year goes from $200,000 to $1.4 million.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Tomas Jurco made his NHL debut on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Daniel Alfredsson.
  • NHL: Jets Anthony Peluso is suspended for three games for boarding Stars Alex Goligoski.

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Injury Notes: Thomas, Doan, Islanders, Devils, Couture and McElhinney

  • Jerry Brown of Coyotes Shane Doan as been out with an illness and it’s looking like he’ll be out for an extended period of time.

    “He’s still under the weather and he’s still not going to be available for the foreseeable future,” Tippett said. “He’s still getting some tests done, so hopefully it’s not long, long-term.”

  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Radek Martinek (back) on the IR and activate Brian Strait off the IR.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders send Anders Nilsson back to the AHL and activate Evgeni Nabokov from the IR.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils Bryce Salvador practiced on Wednesday for the first time since his non-displaced stress fracture in his foot on Oct. 22nd. Peter Harrold will wear a cast on his foot for a week. Adam Larsson (lower-body) hasn’t started skating yet. Ryane Clowe has been out since Oct. 13th with a concussion, has received medical clearance to practice and play.

Michael Russo: Sharks Logan Couture has hit in the face with a slap shot and left the ice bleeding.

  • Todd Sharrock: Blue Jackets Curtis McElhinney left last night’s game in the first period with a lower-body injury.

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Morning Rumors: Subban, MacDonald, Bruins, Heatley, Fiddler, Niskanen, Bryzgalov, Prospal, Flyers and Markstrom

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Talks between the Canadiens and P.K. Subbanare expected to start in about three weeks.The Islanders will have decisions regarding Andy MacDonald. He’s a pending UFA and will get interest from teams. Expect him to remain with the Islanders while they are in playoff contention.Nine teams are spending into the long-term injury allowance and 10 have less than a $1 million in cap space.Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has been looking around for a forward.

    Dany Heatley’s days in Minnesota could be numbered. Europe may be his only option when he becomes a UFA. GM Chuck Fletcher has had no luck in finding a team interested in his $7.5 million contract.

    The Stars have shopped Vernon Fiddler. The Maple Leafs looked at him, but decided they couldn’t fit his $1.8 million salary into their cap space.

    Penguins GM Ray Shero has been looking around the league to see what he could get for defenseman Matt Niskanen, who will be a UFA at the end of the season.

    Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards is on the hotseat.

  • Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun: Ilya Bryzgalov will start for Oklahoma in the AHL.

    “I am leaving in the morning. I think it’s going to be one week to get myself in good shape to go to Edmonton. I must play a couple games. If I’m not playing any games, I wouldn’t know what things to work on. Only the games show that.”

  • Aaron Portzline: Despite interest from Vinny Prospal’s side, Portzline doesn’t see the Blue Jackets trying to sign him. Will wait to get healthy and let the younger kids play.
  • Ryan Bright: According to a report: “Holmgren is listening to offers on any Philadelphia player not named Claude Giroux or Steve Mason.”

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Goalie Hits: Giguere, Markstrom, Harding and the Blues

  • Adrian Dater: J.S. Giguere will start in net for the Avalanche against the Bruins.
  • Dan Rosen of Blue coach Ken Hitchcock will run with Jaroslav Halak.

    “We need to get one guy going and get up to speed before we can even think about having two guys rolling in and out,” he said. “We’re going to need both guys, but just to give a guy a token game I don’t think is going to make any difference.”

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Morning Hits: Leafs cap situation, Provision 50.10(e), Caron, Thomas and Canucks reassign three

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Maple Leafs would like to move John-Michael Liles, but he has three years at $3.875 million left on his deal. If they were able to move him, they may have to include another piece to entice someone. The Flames do have lots of cap space, and Brian Burke did bring Liles to the Leafs. The Flames may not be that interested in Liles, but if they included center Joe Colborne, they might consider. If the Leafs don’t like any offers, they could send Korbinian Holzer and/or Mark Fraser to the AHL. They could send Liles to the AHL, but it would only give them a cap savings of $925,000
  • Rob Longley: After listening to Claude Loiselle on the radio, it doesn’t sound like the Maple Leafs have any plans to play John-Michael Liles.
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: The Bruins and Red Wings will likely exceed the salary cap by using bonus cushions, moving dollars to next year. Some teams may use only 19 players, one below roster minimum, so that they can recall players that won’t count against the cap. The Leafs could send Liles to the minors, but still would be able to fit Morgan Rielly in. In the CBA, there is a rule  that allows teams to call up players that don’t count against the cap as a “roster emergency exception.” There stipulations to Provision 50.10(e):

    1) Teams have to have less cap room than the league minimum salary (which is $550,000 this season) plus $100,000

    2) A player has to become “unfit or unable to play” or be suspended

    3) The team is unable to recall a player using the long-term injury provision

    4) The team played its last game with fewer than 20 players (18 skaters and two goaltenders)

    If teams meet that stipulations, they can add players who make $650,000 or less without counting against the cap. For the Leafs, they have Joe Colborne, Trevor Smith, Troy Bodie, TJ Brennan and Drew MacIntyre at under $650,000.

  • Joe Haggerty: Waivers is one of the factors when looking at Jordan Caron making the Bruins final roster according to coach Claude Julien.
  • Dan Rosen: Tim Thomas should be the Panthers season opener starter. Jacob Markstrom’s time will come.
  • Elliott Pap: The Canucks send Frank Corrado and Zach Hamill to the AHL. Brendan Gaunce is sent back to junior.

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Morning Rumors: Stepan, Franson, Thomas, Lundqvist, Sedin’s, Morrow, NJ Goalies, Raymond, Halak and Miller

  • Darren Dreger of TSN: Players will be warned if their jersey is tucked in, and then will get a two minute penalty if it happens again.

    It’s unlikely that Derek Stepan will be in the Rangers lineup on opening night. Stepan is holding firm on a two-year bridge deal at $3.5 million per season. The Rangers want to sign him to a two-year deal at $3 million per year.

    The Maple Leafs seem okay with starting the season without Cody Franson, unless they have to deal with an offer sheet. They could let him sit for weeks or months. The Leafs have offered a two-year deal at just under $2.4 million per year. They don’t appear to be willing to go one-year with Franson unless it is in the $2 million range. If Franson agrees to a one-year deal, he’ll have arbitration rights next summer.

    There isn’t going to be an expansion plan anytime soon.

  • Insider Trading on TSN: Panthers GM Dale Tallon wants Tim Thomas come in and mentor Jacob Markstrom like he did for Tuukka Rask in Boston.

    The Canucks and the Sedin’s agent, J.P. Barry, talk on almost a daily basis. The twins Swedish representative has made his way over to Canada. It will be a raise from their $6.1 million, and length of contract is not known. The Sedin’s may be looking for a four or five year deal.

    Henrik Lundqvist will be 33-years old when he’s on the first year of his new deal. Will the Rangers want to go long-term or short-term with him? There could be an issue with term. He’ll get more than $7 million a season.

    Derek Stepan could be looking for more than $3.5 million a year on a two-year deal.

    Brenden Morrow doesn’t want to sign a PTO, he wants a contract. The Flyers and Penguins are monitoring, but they don’t have any cap room. The Hurricanes may be interested, but nothing is imminent.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: On the Martin Brodeur – Cory Schneider tandem:

    “I don’t see an issue,” DeBoer told on Thursday. “We’ve got a league high of back-to-back games, I think 22 of them; which right off the bat lends itself to playing both guys. And I think with the condensed schedule, with the Olympics, I think it’s going to be a real luxury to have two guys. And I think both guys get that.”

    The Maple Leafs and Cody Franson are in a “holding pattern.”

    LeBrun thinks that the Leafs will offer Mason Raymond a contract, but it likely won’t be for much, maybe around $1 million. Raymond could get an offer from another team before the end of camp.

    This is Jaroslav Halak’s year to win or lose with the Blues. He’ll be a UFA at the end of the season. If Halak hasn’t proved to management by March that he can handle it, the Blues could turn to the trade market. Ryan Miller rumors could surface.

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Morning Hits: Brunner, Three Goalies in FLA, Gilbert, Flyers, Capitals and Blackhawks

  • Renaud Lavoie: If Tim Thomas makes the Panthers, his value should be around $2 to $2.5 million. The Goalie Guild: The Panthers should eat Scott Clemmensen’s salary as Jacob Markstrom could learn a lot playing with Thomas. George Richards: Thomas will be at practice this morning and will travel with the team to Texas. Options if Thomas makes the Panthers, they could trade Clemmensen, send Clemmensen to the minors and eat his $1.3 million or send Markstrom to the AHL as he’s on a two-way deal. George Richards: Panthers Scott Clemmensen is off his crutches. David Pagnotta: Has been told that the Panthers and Thomas have a one-year deal worked out and is pending on his performance at camp.
  • Darren Dreger: Tom Gilbert has been invited to Panthers camp on a PTO. George Richards: Gilbert hasn’t accepted the offer yet. They would like to have him in before they leave for Texas on Wednesday.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers defensive pairing against Washington last night: Coburn-Timonen, Morin-Streit, Manning-Konan.
  • Mike Vogel: Capitals lines last night: Chimera-Fehr-Ward, Erat-Perreault-Mitchell, Burakovsky-Taffe-Segal, Stoa-Latta-Rechlicz.
  • Chris Kuc: Expected Blackhawks line for tonight: Teuvo Teravainen, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell.

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PTO Notes: Thomas, Bryzgalov, Hedberg and Malhotra

  • Darren Dreger: The Panthers are waiting to hear back from Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov. They can’t have both, but are intrigued to see if either could earn a roster spot through a camp invite. The Panthers believe that Jacob Markstrom is ready to be an NHL starter, but GM Dale Tallon doesn’t like to miss an opportunity.
  • Andrew Gross: Johan Hedberg will attend Rangers camp on a PTO.
  • Dan Murphy: Manny Malhotra is still without a contract or PTO.

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Free Agent Hits: Whitney, Cowen, Thomas, Ranger, Brule, Weise and Winchester

  • Jim Matheson: The Hurricanes and Islanders seem like a possible fit for Ryan Whitney. He may have to take a one-year deal.
  • Gord Holder of the Ottawa Citizen: Negotiations between the Senators and defenseman Jared Cowen will pick up soon.

    “It’s fine,” Rick Valette of Octagon Sports said Wednesday from his office in High River, Alta. “(The Senators) went through free agency, and they had a lot of things going on. We agreed early in July that we’d wait for a week or three and let things settle out.

    “We have talked a couple of times, and we are going to move the process along now.”

  • Allan Muir of SI: It may be hard for Tim Thomas to find a team that needs a goalie, that can afford him and that would be a place that would make him happy. There was talk earlier that the Flyers could be interested, but they decided to go with Ray Emery and Steve Mason. The Islanders had some interest, but they could have tolled his contract. They re-signed Evgeni Nabokov and Kevin Poulin. The Flames have the cap space, but the rebuilding team will go with Karri Ramo and Joey MacDonald. The Panthers and Oilers have the cap room, but they have a goalie tandem in place. Jacob Markstrom is likely the starter in Florida, but he’s on a two-way deal. The Panthers could use a boost to their credibility. Thomas may not get a big deal from them, but possibly a training camp invite.
  • Terry Koshan: The Maple Leafs signed defenseman Paul Ranger to a one-year deal ($1 million), pushing TJ Brennan down the depth chart.
  • Bob Stauffer: Gilbert Brule will attend the Coyotes training camp.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks and Dale Weise avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $750,000.
  • Mark Lazerus: The Blackhawks have signed Brad Winchester to a one-year deal.

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