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- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Flames Mike Cammalleri may be the most likely player at the trade deadline to be on the move. Brian Burke is getting calls from contenders about Cammalleri. The Kings, Canucks and Red Wings are believed to have interest. The Canadiens could also look at bringing him back.Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is working the phones. He’s listening to offers for Dustin Byfuglien, and has been talking to teams about Evander Kane. One executive said: “you’d be nuts to give up on young players. You just have to live with their growing pains.”
The Sabres are expected to make one last attempt to re-sign Ryan Miller before the Olympic roster freeze.
Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are close to signing contract extensions with the Sharks. Their deals will be close to their $7 million and $6.9 million deals. The Sharks could listen to offers for Dan Boyle, including the Rangers, but isn’t he’s not expected to be traded.
Leafs GM Dave Nonis is listening to offers for Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner. He might be trying to spark Kadri’s play with having his name out there in trade talk. The Flames could be interested both Kadri and Gardiner, and could put a package together that the Leafs might like.
Predators GM David Poile is listening to offers on David Legwand.
The Coyotes are believed to have called the Stars about Ray Whitney as they look for scoring.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon might find a taker for Tomas Fleischmann by the trade deadline.
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekelainen may have had talks with Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. Basically every player on the Hurricanes rosters is believed to be available, except for Eric and Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner. The Blue Jackets need depth and are interested in Tuomo Ruutu.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Brooks wonders if the Rangers would trade Carl Hagelin in a deal for Jets Andrew Ladd.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is trying to sign Marek Malik.Olli Jokinen may be one of the more sought have trade rentals at the deadline.
Sabres Steve Ott would be bring a lot to a contender, though they would likely to overpay to get him.
Rangers options with Dan Girardi: “A) signing the first-pair right defenseman to a contract extension, or B) dealing him as a rental property to a contender such as the Bruins or Ducks for a package of blue-chip youngsters; the only undeniably wrong answer is, C) keeping Girardi only to have him walk for nothing in return as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Penguins GM Ray Shero said he agreed with the Bruins for allowing Zdeno Chara to carry the flag for Slovakia. On if Sidney Crosby was asked to carry Canada’s flag: “Hard to turn down that opportunity,” Shero wrote. “Agreed with Boston on letting (Chara) go.”
Two General Managers on trade talk: “It’s really heating up,” one said. Said another: “I can’t remember it being so quiet. It’s eerily quiet.”There are a large number of teams that could be interested Nazem Kadri. The Leafs haven’t put up a “For Sale” sign, but are listening. Management isn’t saying much, but it’s believed if they get a fair offer for him, they would move him without hesitation. The question for the Leafs is, what do they think fair value is?
- Slava Malamud: Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov to Sport-Express: ”I will not stay in KHL even for $10 million. I gave my word to #Caps and will keep it”
Morning Rumors: Bruins, Sabres, Habs, Coyotes, Canes, Avs, Pens, Isles, Kings, Rangers and Hotstove Video
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The NHL trade deadline is March 5th. The Olympic roster freeze is February 8th till February 23rd.
“The roster freeze will act as a deadline, especially for those teams that want to save a little bit of money,” said a league executive.
“There’s a chance to get deals done in the next few weeks that will get money off the books.”
The Bruins have said they will try to fill the loss of Dennis Seidenberg from within. If that doesn’t work out as planned, they could look at Dan Girardi.
Ryan Miller may not be going anywhere as the new GM may look to re-sign him, and they may not be able to get what they want for him on the trade market. The asking price is three prospects and a first round pick. The Blues may be the only option for Miller, and they may not be looking to trade.
The Canadiens are looking for forward depth. GM Marc Bergevin may have looked at Flames Curtis Glencross, who has two years left at $2.55 million. The Canadiens are looking to trade Daniel Briere.
The Coyotes for looking for forward depth and may look at Sabres Matt Moulson.
Thought is the Hurricanes are not done trading. A couple teams have said the Hurricanes are willing to trade anyone but Eric and Jordan Staal. Teams will call about Jeff Skinner, but he isn’t going anywhere. Jiri Tlusty, Tuomo Ruuttu and Ron Hainsey will likely be traded by the deadline.
The Avs will have to make a decision on Paul Stastny before the trade deadline. If they are able to get a 1st round pick and a prospect for him, they may move him.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero on the March 5th trade deadline day.
“A lot can happen between now and then,” Shero said this past week. “But I like our team. I don’t feel like we have to do something.”
Sense withing the organization is that if they make a move, it would be a “hockey trade,” giving up someone significant to get someone of worth and under contract. Shero may be looking for a winger for either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. Shero will listen to all offers, but doesn’t mean he’d be actively looking to trade someone like Olli Maata. The Jets are reportedly willing to trade Evander Kane, who has four years left with a $5.25 million cap hit. Shero and Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff have not talked about Kane.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: To retain Ryan O’Reilly’s rights, the Avalanche would have to pay the pending RFA at least $6.5 million. He can’t be traded until after February 28th. Matt Duchene will have a cap hit of $6 million for the next five years. There has been an “uneasy truce” between O’Reilly and the Avalanche since they matched his offer sheet with the Flames. The Avs could sign O’Reilly to an contract extension at any time, but they should draw a line saying, ”We won’t pay anyone a dime more than Duchene, no matter what.” Dater doesn’t think they should trade him anytime soon.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald is on pace for a career year in points and is a pending UFA. GM Garth Snow wouldn’t comment on if there have been contract extension talks. He could become the Islanders best trade chip at the deadline if they are out of the playoff picture.
“I think you realize it’s there, that it’s possible or whatever,” MacDonald said. “I’m hopeful things get done. We’ve dug ourselves a pretty big hole here so there isn’t really time to worry about that.”
- David Pagnotta: As Dennis Bernstein pointed out, the Kings are not finished trading. Nothing is imminent, but they are looking for a scorer.
- Dennis Bernstein: Oilers Scott Howson was scouting the Kings game last night. Talk is the Oilers are very active and looking to make a move now. Ales Hemsky and Sam Gagner are in the mix.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: The Rangers had two scouts at the Avalanche-Sharks game. There are rumors they are interested in Tyson Barrie, but he, along with Ryan Wilson, were not in the lineup. There Rangers were the only Eastern team scouting the game.
- Chip Alexander: Elias Lindholm could rejoin the Hurricanes in Buffalo for Tuesday’s game.
- Hotstove: The Sabres are getting closer to naming a new GM, with Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning being the leading candidate. The Oilers could be looking at trading Sam Gagner. Before last night’s game, Michael Del Zotto’s camp and the Rangers hadn’t met yet.
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- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been calling around to see what the market for Justin Peters is like. The Oilers are said to have more than a passing interest in Peters.
Pat LaFontaine’s GM search has grown, with two league executives saying he’s asked permission to speak with 15 to 20 people. Some teams don’t like the idea of losing someone mid-season, with some refusing permission. Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning is the leading candidate.
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen wants to make a move. They could use a forward.
The Canadiens would like a skilled scorer up front, but they don’t have a lot to give up. They have tried to move Brian Gionta in the past, but he won’t get them the return they’d like.
The Blues, Blackhawks and possibly the Ducks have shown some interest in Sabres Ryan Miller. Miller’s value will be at it’s highest at the trade deadline. The Sabres will have to make a decision on Steve Ott as well.
The Blackhawks have been sniffing around for help down the middle.
The Maple Leafs want to do something, especially down the middle.
Talk is that anyone on the Hurricanes could be available except for: Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner or Cam Ward. They are pushing for a playoff spot, but they’d like to make some changes. Names that keep coming up: Tim Gleason, Jiri Tlusty and Tuomo Ruutu.
The Avalanche are looking for a defenseman. It’s believed they have shown some interest Michael Del Zotto, but the Rangers want a top-four defenseman in return and the Avs don’t have that.
Panthers GM Dale Tallon is still trying to make moves. At some point he’ll be able to trade Dmitry Kulikov, Tom Gilbert, Shawn Matthias and Marcel Goc.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: The Avalache are looking for a defenseman, but Dater doesn’t think that Michael Del Zotto will be the guy.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Kings might see what they can get for Ben Scrivens once Jonathan Quick returns from injury.
Matheson thinks the Ducks will look to re-sign Jonas Hiller as long as he isn’t looking for too much money. The Ducks could then look to trade Viktor Fasth.
- The Fourth Period: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting the Penguins will look at extending some players “over the next little bit.” Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen will be UFAs at the end of the season. The Penguins currently have about $16 million in cap space for next season.
- Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”Most of Leafs nation see the value of Clarkson aside from the suspensions.”
- Brian Stubits on CBS Sports: Youtube video from Vancouver on Saturday night. An incident involving Bruins Milan Lucic, who says that he was hit three times but didn’t hit the guy back. Language warning.
- Renaud Lavoie: Put on waivers yesterday: Francis Wathier (Dal), Cedrick Desjardins (TB), Riku Helenius (TB) and Marc-Andre Cliche (LA)
- Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Morgan Rielly: “If he really is ready to play here and he can play a significant role then there’s nothing wrong with keeping (him).”
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Jussi Jokinen’s best fit is with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
- Seth Rorabaugh: The Penguins would be cap compliant if they put Tomas Vokoun and his $2 million cap hit on the LTIR.
- Will DePaoli: Brandon Dubinsky “would have been a great fit here if Pens took what NYR were willing to offer for Staal.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov: Former Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski has only received one KHL offer. He’s not considering the KHL, only the NHL. Igor Eronko: Atlant GM on Grabovski: “We made an offer to Grabovski, but he wants to stay in #NHL, so we won’t see him in our team”
- Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes continue to sniff around free agent defenseman Ron Hainsey. Trading Joni Pitkanen or Tim Gleason to make room for Hainsey on the blueline doesn’t make a lot of sense. Brenden Morrow’s agent confirmed that he has spoken with the Hurricanes. Thought the Hurricanes have $5 million in cap space, they are close to their internal cap number of $59.3 million. Morrow would fit nice with Jordan Staal and Tuomo Ruutu.
- Rich Chere of the Star Ledger: Adam Henrique and the Devils could reach a reach a deal by the end of the week.
“Could be. It’s close. It’s coming along well,” Henrique confirmed. “There is no huge rush or deadline, so we’re just going at it a day at a time.”
After Ilya Kovalchuk walked away from the Devils, it could have given Henrique more leverage.
“I should just ask for the rest of his contract,” Henrique joked in a conversation today with The Star-Ledger.
“I never really looked at it as giving me more power or anything like that. We’re just trying to get something fair for myself and for the team. It obviously opens up a little more cap space.”
Roster and Goalie Notes: Senators, Canes, Bruins, Pens, Leafs, Canucks, Devils, Caps, Panthers, Blues and Predators
- Darren Dreger: Senators confirm that Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight. Sidney Crosby is having more dental work done today.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Alexander Semin has a concussion.
- Boston Bruins: Nathan Horton not on the ice today. Last update, still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Paul Martin is with the team. Pittsburgh Penguins: Martin won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday. Penguins: Brooks Orpik (lower-body), Joe Vitale (lower-body) and Sidney Crosby (dental work), remained in Pittsburgh. James Neal and Martin are back to full practice, but won’t play tonight.
- Michael Traikos: Looking like both Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren won’t play tonight for the Maple Leafs. Chris Johnston: McLaren has some neck soreness.
- Farhan Lalji: Canucks Keith Ballard will play forward tonight.
- Andrew Gross: Jared Staal will be on a line with Jordan Staal and Tuomo Ruutu.
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: Greening-Smith-Alfredsson; Michalek-Turris-Conacher; Condra-Zibanejad-Silfverberg; Latendresse-Pageau-Neil. Brent Wallace: Defensive pairings: Methot Karlsson; Gryba Phillips; Gonchar-Cowen.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos.
- Randy Sportak: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Stajan-Stempniak; Baertschi-Backlund-Hudler; Byron-Horak-Cervenka; Reinhart-Jones-Jackman. Randy Sportak: Defensive pairing: Giordano-Wideman; Brodie-Cundari; Butler-Babchuk.
- Stephen Whyno: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals.
- Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers tonight.
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues, with Jaroslav Halak backing him up.
- Randy Sportak: Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames.
- Preds Radio: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators.
- Mike Morreale: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
Roster and Goalie Notes: Hejduk, Karlsson, Sharp, Schneider, Bertuzzi, Bolland, Staal’s … Lines and Starting goalies
- Mike Chambers: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Wild. It could be his last NHL game.
- Bob McKenzie: If Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is able to get back into the lineup against the Capitals, it would be 10 weeks since the day he had surgery to repair his 70% severed Achilles tendon.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will be in the lineup tonight.
- Vancouver Canucks: Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Joe Cannata is re-called.
- Craig Custance: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Todd Bertuzzi won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Dave Bolland (groin issue) didn’t practice with the team today.
- Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes recall Jared Staal, who will be on a line with brother Jordan.
- Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Kulemin-Kadri-Lupul, Komarov-Grabovski-McClement, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, Orr-Hamilton-McLaren. Defensive pairings - Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Fraser-Franson, Liles-O’Byrne
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: St Louis-Stamkos-Purcell: Killorn-Lecavalier-Panik; Labrie-Thompson-Crombeen; Pouliot-Pyatt-Tyrell.
- Ian Mendes: Senators lines: Conacher-Turris-Michalek. Greening-Smith-Alfredsson. Silfverberg-Zibanejad-Condra. Latendresse-Pageau-Neil.
- Paul Hendrick: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lighting against James Reimer and the Maple Leafs.
- Chris Kuc: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
Flames lease close to expiring … 6 Predators and Hurricanes questions … Lilja out … Klefbom not ready … Horton cleared
- Tamara Gignac of the Calgary Herald: The Flames lease at the Scotiabank Saddledome expires in 2014 and the Flames would like a modern building to enable them to compete financially with other NHL teams. They are being tight-lipped about when or where they could break new ground. The Flames can extend their lease until a new arena is built.
“We certainly won’t be ready to move by 2014,” King said.
“If we dropped the flag and started building today, I don’t think we’d meet the deadline. We have an arrangement to be here as long or frankly, as short, as required.”
- Brian Compton of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Predators heading into this season. 1. Can the Predators overcome the loss of Ryan Suter? 2. Can anyone on this roster score 30 goals? 3. Can Pekka Rinne duplicate his success? 4. Is this the year Mattias Ekholm makes an impact? 5. Is Colin Wilson ready to take the next step? 6. Can the Predators reach 100 points again?
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers confirmed that defenseman Andreas Lilja had a hip injury and will miss the start of the season. Lilja told a Swedish newspaper that he might be out until December, but GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t agree.
“He did have surgery [and] should be back late October or early November,” Holmgren texted CSNPhilly.com on Sunday afternoon.
- Mike Morreale of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Carolina Hurricanes. 1. How will coach Kirk Muller use Jordan Staal? 2. Where does Alexander Semin fit in? – they could have Eric Staal center Semin and Chad LaRose, Jordan Staal centering Jeff Skinner and Jussi Jokinen. Tuomo Ruutu centering Jiri Tlusty and Patrick Dwyer. 3. Do the acquisitions of Staal and Semin make Carolina a Cup contender? 4. How will Muller fare in his first full season behind the bench? 5. Do the Hurricanes have enough depth on defense? 6. Who will serve as Cam Ward’s backup?
- Josh Yohe via twitter: If the Penguins have any interest in the Ducks Bobby Ryan, now might be the time to make a move as the Flyers may have to concentrate on defensemen.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom to NHL.com: “Edmonton wants me to come over and try but I don’t want to come over and feel like I’m not ready.”
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Nothing new on Tim Thomas. Another team may look at him to reach the salary floor depending on the new CBA. Nathan Horton has been cleared to resume full contact once training camp opens.
Preds need to handle Weber like the Pens did with Staal … Poile still upset … Pens not shopping Martin … Extending Getzlaf and Perry a priority
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen thinks the Predators have to handle Shea Weber like the Penguins did with Jordan Staal. Offer him the best contract extension you can afford, if he doesn’t accept it, trade him. Allen thinks they should offer him Sidney Crosby’s contract, 12 years and $104.4 million. That offer shows the Predators fans they are doing everything they can to re-sign him, and it puts all the cards on the table. Preds GM David Poile doesn’t want to trade him, but if turns down a $100 million deal, he doesn’t have much of a choice. They can’t have a situation with Weber like they did with Suter. If they were to move Weber they should be able to get an exceptional prospect, a 1st round pick, and a couple players to help them now.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile is still a little upset:
“Playing with (captain) Shea Weber, that one point, whether this franchise is in Timbuktu, the one point of not choosing to stay and play with Shea Weber, I will never, ever understand that,” Poile said.
Added Poile, “It doesn’t go down easy. Why should it go down easy?”
Poile has spoken with Weber and his reps:
“He believes in us, sees himself as the leader of our hockey club, and I think he, a lot like us, is disappointed with the outcome with Ryan,” Poile said. “So having said that, we have to both get back up on the horse and find a way to fill the hole and move forward. Hopefully that will be together. Right now, if you ask me, I think Shea feels that way.”
“Shea is the player we want to build our franchise around,” Poile said. “He’s our captain, he’s our leader and at some point we would like to enter into a longer term contract with him. That’s what our goal is and we’ll see over the next little while if we can make that happen.”
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Penguins were fielding offers for Paul Martin, but they are no longer actively shopping him. Martin has 3 years left at $5 million per.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: As of yesterday morning, things were quiet on the Carlo Colaiacovo front.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The offer the Blues had on the table for Jamie Langenbrunner prior to July 1st is no longer there. It doesn’t mean the doors are closed on his return though. Langenbrunner has talked with a couple teams.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said he expects Kris Versteeg to be a Panther for a long time, he filed for salary arbitration. Nick Bjugstad denied the Panthers offered him deal and that he turned them down.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: (from last week) Ducks GM Bob Murray said extending both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry is a priority:
“I think it’s imperative for the hockey team,” he said. ”We’ve reached out to the agents and that will be an ongoing process. I don’t think it’s going to happen overnight. But we’ve reached out to both sides.
“It’s something that will be ongoing and we’ll work at it. I don’t think it’s something that you need to read in the paper every day. We’re going to work at it and when we get it done, we’ll tell you.”
Bob McKenzie via twitter: Zach Parise will hit the open market. Not ruling out the Devils.
Josh Cooper via twitter: The Predators are expected to take a run at Zach Parise as well.
Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators won’t be presenting an offer to Parise in Toronto today.
David Pagnotta via twitter: (from @MAGodin) Source saying that the Canadiens are pursuing Dustin Penner.
Josh Yohe via twitter: Hearing the Penguins are interested in Brandon Prust.
Quick Hits: Leafs targeting Prust and Doan? Tuukka close … Staal-Canes getting close … Flames want shot at Schultz
- Bill Watters via twitter: Don’t be surprised if Brandon Prust and Shane Doan become Maple Leafs. Both have been targeted since April.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Told that Tuukka Rask and Bruins are close on a contract extension.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Islanders hope P.A. Parenteau stays, but know that he’s been offered half the total money he can get on the open market.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Not a surprise, but look for Jordan Staal to sign a long term deal soon. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Hurricanes are hoping to have Jordan Staal signed to a contract extension within the next 2 weeks.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Jamie Benn wants to keep contract negotiations out of the media.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster hopes to have a crack at Justin Schultz.
Leafs could be close on a deal … Habs-Moen close … Lightning talking Dmen … Pens after Suter’s rights … Ryan speaks his mind
- Mike Morreale via twitter: Brian Burke: “I’m not going to overpay to upgrade at the [goalie] position.” David Alter via twitter: Burke said they could be close on a deal. Talked with the Flyers and Predators tables on day 2. Chris Johnston via twitter: Burke on Jordan Staal: “We didn’t have a brother named Staal. That was part of the problem.” Damien Cox via twitter: To get Jordan Staal the Maple Leafs would have had to give up a good roster forward, the #5 pick and their best non-NHL defenseman prospect. They don’t have the depth yet to do that.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins GM Ray Shero expects the trade market to develop after the bigger names sign on July 1st. There is lots of activity between GMs.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said he’s confident that they will get a deal done with Travis Moen this week.
- Tampa Bay Lightning via twitter: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman had discussions with some teams about defenseman.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on if he’s had any negotiations with Zach Parise: “No, not at this point.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: A source said this morning that the Penguins were working hard to get the rights to Ryan Suter. Though Suter has expressed interest in remaining in the Western Conference, Pens GM Ray Shero thinks he can talk him into coming to Pittsburgh. Shero drafted Suter in 2003. The Flyers have interest in Suter, but sources say he doesn’t have interest in coming to Philadelphia.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: Dupont fully expects the Bruins to have re-signed Tuukka Rask before July 1st, in the 3-5 year range.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Bobby Ryan is fed up with the Ducks and wants out:
“I take things personally,” Ryan told the newspaper. “Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately.
“Obviously, it’s not the ideal situation. When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I’m the piece going the other way.
“I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don’t care. Move me … because it’s just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you’re going to be the guy moved.”
“Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you’re put into a situation like that,” Ryan told the newspaper. “For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: The Maple Leafs made an unsuccessful pitch for Roberto Luongo last night.
“I don’t need a goaltender until we play the first game,” Burke told reporters. “And we are far more comfortable with the guys we have than the media seems to be. If we can upgrade at a reasonable price, we will. I don’t feel any pressure to [trade for a goalie] now.”
“We’re listening to a number of different situations,” Gillis said Friday. “I haven’t made my mind up yet on what direction we’re going to go. I think it’s more prudent to be patient and make sure we’re doing the right thing for our organization and that’s what we’re going to do.”