Posts Tagged Marc-Andre Fleury

NHL Rumors: Coyotes, Jets, Capitals, Canucks, Lightning and Penguins

  • Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: The free agent pool is year is not deep and the price tags may be too high for the Coyotes. The Coyotes have some young players like Connor Murray, Brandon Gormley and Max Domi that might be ready to make the jump. The Coyotes may also be open to making some trades. They could look be looking players in the 23 to 25 year range to complement enthusiasm with experience.

    “We have to look at our group and say we need more energy,” Maloney said. “We need more hunger into our group, and maybe we got a little complacent with people being here too long.”

  • Brian McNally of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green knows that the organization could go in a different direction with GM George McPhee and their coaching staff, and that his days with the Capitals could be numbered. Green is entering the last year of his three deal. He’ll make $6.25 million next year with a cap hit of $6.083 million.
  • Adam Vingan of NBC Washington: (mailbag) Vingan thinks that the Capitals could get some assets back for Mike Green instead of buying him out. If they traded him, it would be because they think the core needs some retooling. It seems unlikely that GM George McPhee and coach Adam Oates return.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Alex Ovechkin said that he would never ask for a trade. Only July 1st his limited no-trade clause kicks in. Each year he lists 10 teams that he would accept a trade too. There has been no indication that Capitals owner Ted Leonsis would consider trading Ovechkin.
  • Iain MacIntyre: MacIntyre is hearing nothing regarding John Tortorella and that Ron Hextal is in the mix for the Canucks GM job.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Callahan is what he is. The Rangers at one point were willing to pay him $6 million a year and he wanted more” … ”Keep something in mind, Fla is a no tax state. He may be able to take a deal that is more palatable to TB & Callahan makes his $”
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”I think Bylsma and Fleury are very much on the radar if things don’t go well for Pitt” … ”Losing to CBJ would be not going well for Pitt. There are a lot of different scenarios beyond that”

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NHL Rumors: Sabres, Canucks, Penguins, Kings, Panthers, Senators and Maple Leafs

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Sabres GM Tim Murray is willing to trade almost anyone. He’s been shopping Chris Stewart, Christian Ehrhoff, Luke Adam and Drew Stafford. They will also listen to offers on Marcus Foligno, Johan Larsson and Chad Ruhwedel.

    “He’s just open for business,” said a league executive about Murray before the weekend. “He hasn’t drafted any of these current guys.”

    Pat LaFontaine interviewed 15 people before deciding on Tim Murray.

    Coyotes assistant Brad Treliving may be one of the top candidates for the Canucks GM position.

    The Penguins and Blackhawks were close to trading for Ryan Kesler at the deadline. Trading Kesler could be revisited at the draft.

    There could be lots of changes in Carolina this offseason.

    Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will be under the microscope if they don’t go far into the playoffs.

    The Kings could be a landing spot for Mike Cammalleri.

    John Ferguson Jr. could be the top candidate to replace Brendan Shanahan.

    One option for Martin Brodeur next season is to mentor Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh. The Islanders also need a goaltender.

    Panthers GM Dale Tallon may be on the hotseat. Garrioch suggests bringing in Doug MacLean as president to help Tallon.

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators will have to decide if they want to re-sign pending UFAs Milan Michalek, Ales Hemsky and Matt Kassian. One year away from free agency will be Jason Spezza, Bobby Ryan, Craig Anderson, Clarke MacArthur and Marc Methot. Spezza knows changes are coming.

    “I don’t look at it that way. I think that when you do have a season of disappointment there’s going to be change in the room. This isn’t going to be the same group next year and we’re all well aware of that,” said Spezza, in his first year as captain.

  • Steve Simmons: Dave Nonis’ inclination may have been to keep Randy Carlyle as coach. Brendan Shanahan may not think that way. Reports from New Jersey may be that Shanahan would like Peter DeBoer as they coach. Simmons likes the Leafs core of Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Jonathan Bernier, Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner, but the contracts of Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul and David Clarkson will make it hard for them to build around their young core.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanoski said wants to play year. The Panthers will have to pay him $4 million whether he plays or not. Steve Simmons: (responding) The Panthers will look to trade Jovanovski if possible. They are fed up with his lack of leadership as he’s not showing the kids the way.
  • Hockey Night in Canada: Hotstove Tonight. Panel discussing the Canucks, Maple Leafs and Predators.

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Morning Hits: Faulk, Gelinas, van Reimsdyk, Penguins and Maple Leafs

  • Renaud Lavoie: Justin Faulk’s deal with the Hurricanes contains a modified no-trade clause in which he would accept a trade to 15 teams.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Eric Gelinas said he “completely understands” if they want to use a veteran deferenseman down the stretch and that he’s willing to play wing if need be.
  • James Mirtle: Leafs James van Reimsdyk said that he didn’t push his brother to become a Maple Leaf, advised him that they have “too many good young d-men.”
  • Hope Smoke: Pierre LeBrun: ”I don’t feel right about the Penguins team. I worry about Fleury & their defensive awareness as a unit in the playoffs” … ”The heat is on Bylsma and he can be in trouble if they don’t go on a long run”
  • Hope Smoke: Kevin Dineen on TSN radio last week: ”I coached the Ducks farm team when Carlyle coached the Ducks & we had to mimic his style” … ”I would sit back and think, well you have Pronger, Niedermayer and Beauchemin so you can sit there and play that style” … ”Sometimes it’s based on personnel and my feeling is, you work with what you have” … ”I look at the Leafs as a high end skill team. I don’t look at them as a defensive team” … ”If I was coaching against the Leafs the defense is something that I’d like to exploit”


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Afternoon Hits: Miller, Moulson, Stamkos, Zetterberg, Grabovski, JVR, Isles, Lines and Goalies

  • Jeremy Rutherford: Regarding Ryan Miller ... Rutherford thinks the Blues are interested, but no reason to believe something is imminent.
  • Josh Yohe: Sabres Matt Moulson: “People have been trading me since the day I showed up in Buffalo. It’s out of my control.”
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos had off-ice rehab today.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg tweaked his back and is day-to-day.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals Brooks Laich gets a maintenance day. Mikhail Grabovski is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Sky Kerstein: Coach Adam Oates said that he expects Laich to play tomorrow and Grabovski to miss the game.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: The Islanders activate Lubomir Visnovksy and Evgeni Nabokov from the IR and return Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson to the AHL.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Trevor Smith and Dave Bolland both practiced today in no-contact jerseys.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk left practice with an apparent injury. Seemed to tweak something in his leg. James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle said that Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk have been nursing injuries injuries lately.
  • James Mirtle: Leafs Peter Holland hasn’t played much wing, but he’s willing to try. Leafs will have an extra center when Dave Bolland is able to return.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons Jokinen-Malkin-Neal Glass-Sutter-Megna Pyatt-Adams-Engelland (Ebbett-Kobasew)
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty Desharnais Gallagher, Eller Plekanec Gionta, Bourque Brière Prust, Moen Bournival Parros.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Roussel-Eakin-Garbutt; Whitney-Fiddler-Cole; Peverley-Horcoff-Chiasson. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Daley; Benn-Dillon; Rome-Gonchar.
  • Michael Smith: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • Josh Yohe: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Wayne Scanlan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.

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Afternoon Hits: Stajan, Waivers, Grubauer, Tarasenko, Hanzal, Dupuis, Mottau, Brunner and Line Combos

  • Elliotte Friedman: Matt Stajan is expected to sign a contract extension with the Flames soon.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Cam Janssen (NJ) and Steve Oleksy (WSH).
  • Chuck Gormley: The Capitals send goalie Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.
  • John Kelly: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable tonight with the flu.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Mike Mottau is on the IR, which allows for Jesse Winchester to return to the lineup. Mottau has been out since December 3rd.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils Damien Brunner and Peter Harrold are practicing today. Rich Chere: Brunner said his knee injury was his MCL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zubrus-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Extras: Loktionov, Josefson.
  • Ansar Khan: Nyquist-Zetterbeg-Abdelkader, Jurco-Sheahan-Bertuzzi, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves. Samuelsson also skating. Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson not practicing. Johan Franzen is skating but is not ready to return to the lineup.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Stafford, Ott-Hodgson-Omark, Foligno-Flynn-Girgensons, Scott-Leino-Ellis. Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman at practice:  Ehrhoff, McBain, McNabb, Myers, Pysyk, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber.
  • Roger Millions: Sharks lines: Pavelski thornton Burns-Nieto Marleau Wingels-Kearns Desjardins Kennedy- Sheppard McCarthy Hayes/Brown.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Peverley, Benn-Eakin-Chiasson, Cole-Fiddler-Garbutt, Jeffrey-Horcoff-Whitney.
  • George Richards: Looking like it will be Scott Clemmensen against Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Ryan, Avalanche, Stars, Penguins, Red Wings and Maple Leafs

  • Michael Russo: The Sabres claim Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Wild.
  • Kevin Allen: Team USA GM David Poile said that Brian Burke had Bobby Ryan on his final ballot. Michael Russo: “Poile says criticism is part of what goes on behind every closed door in every managerial meeting. It just usually doesn’t get out.”
  • David Strehle: The NHL has nothing schedule at this time with regards to Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog’s hit on Flyers Michael Raffl that gave him a concussion.
  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t play tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. It is a suspected groin injury.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm (groin) and Johan Franzen (concussion) didn’t practice.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Jokinen-Sutter-Gibbons Pyatt-Vitale-Adams Glass-Sill-Engelland/Kobasew.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Raymond-Kadri-Lupul, Kulemin-McClement-Clarkson, D’Amigo-Holland-Orr-McLaren.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Alfredsson, Abdelkader-Samuelsson (holding Datsyuk’s spot)-Bertuzzi, Miller-Andersson-Tatar.

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Lines and Goalies: Hurricanes, Penguins, Islanders, Canadiens, Oilers, Devils, Bruins and Ducks

  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Bowman-E. Staal-Ruutu, Gerbe-J. Staal-Dwyer, Skinner-Nash-Terry, Tlusty-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Bennett, Dupuis-Malkin-Neal, Jokinen-Sutter-Gibbons, Glass-Vitale-Adams.
  • NY Islanders: Islanders lines: Vanek-Nelson-Tavares-Okposo; Bailey-Nielsen-McDonald; Grabner-Bouchard-Regin-Clutterbuck; Boulton-Cizikas-Martin.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens lines: Galchenyuk-Eller-Prust, Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher, Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta, Moen-Brière-Bournival.
  • Bob Stauffer: Oilers lines: Hall-RNH-Eberle, Smyth-Gordon-Perron, Yakupov-Gagner-Hemsky, Jonesuu-Acton-Gazdic. Same D and J. Schultz is skating.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines:  Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr; Elias-Henrique-Ryder; Brunner-Loktionov-Bernier; Carter-Gionta-Janssen. Extras: Tedenby, Josefson.
  • Chip Alexander: Cam Ward will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight.
  • Chip Alexander: Tuukka Rask will start in net for the Bruins tonight.
  • Dan Wood: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins tonight.
  • Dan Wood: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the Ducks tonight.

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Lines and Goalies: Senators, Devils, Stars, Wings, Wild, Lightning, Flyers, Penguins and Blues

  • Brent Wallace: Senators lines: Conacher-Spezza-Neil MacArthur-Turris-Ryan Michalek-Smith-Zibanejad Greening/Kassian-Grant-Condra.
  • Rich Chere: Devils lines: Elias-Loktionov-Jagr; Olesz-Henrique-Ryder; Zubrus-Zajac-Brunner; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Tedenby-Josefson.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Cole; Whitney-Eakin-Chiasson; Nichushkin-Horcoff-Peverley; MacDermid-Fiddler-Roussel.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings lines: Datsyuk centering Zetterberg and Bertuzzi. Johan Franzen centering Cleary and Alfredsson. Weiss centering Tatar and Abdelkader. Andersson with Miller and Eaves.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Wild lines: Parise-Coyle-Heatley, Niederreiter-Koivu-Brodziak, Cooke-Granlund-Pominville, Fontaine-Konopka-Mitchell.
  • Damian Cristodero: New Lightning lines: Killorn with Stamkos, St. Louis; Connolly with Johnson, Palat; Malone with Filppula; Purcell.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators against the Islanders.
  • Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.

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Lines and Starters: Flyers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Lightning, Leafs and Sabres

  • Adam Kimelman: New Flyers lines: Hartnell-Giroux-Simmonds, Talbot-Couturier-Read, Voracek-Lecavalier-B.Schenn.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers defensive pairings: Meszaros-Streit, Timonen-Schenn, Coburn-Grossmann.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Jokinen-Malkin-Bennett Jeffrey-Sutter-Kobasew Glass-Vitale-Adams.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-EStaal-Semin, Gerbe-JStaal-Dwyer, Skinner-Nash-Dvorak.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Bickell-Toews-Kane, Sharp-Handzus-Hossa, Saad-Shaw-Hayes, Bollig-Kruger-Nordstrom.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt will start on a line with Killorn and Filppula. Richard Panik will be a scratch.
  • Dave Isaac: Steve Mason is the likely starter for the Flyers.
  • James Mirtle: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Avalanche.
  • Josh Yohe: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Joe Yerdon: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
  • Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.

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Morning Hits: Stepan, Morrow, Oilers heavyweight seach and Fleury

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers RFA Derek Stepan is looking for a two-year deal at $7 million. The Rangers are said to be offering about $6.4 million over two-years.
  • Josh Rimer: The Blues are believed to be offering Brenden Morrow a one-year deal for $1 million. Morrow was looking for $2 million a season when free agency started.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Oilers were looking for a super heavyweight before Saturday night, are now ramping up their search.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons wonders if Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury struggles during the season, if they would consider trading for goaltender, such as Tim Thomas.

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Post Draft Garrioch and LeBrun rumor round up

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Vincent Lecavalier met with nine teams in New York: Boston, Calgary, Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, St. Louis, Washington and Dallas. On all the interest:

    “Teams can’t resist the chance to get a big centre and especially a free agent. You don’t have to give up anybody to get him and he can still contribute,” said a league executive

    The Oilers called the Penguins to see if they were interested in trading Marc-Andre Fleury and the sense is that he isn’t going anywhere.

    The Penguins will likely let Pascal Dupuis go to free agency. They could also move James Neal, who would interest the Senators.

    If the Avalanche where to trade the No. 1 pick, they were looking for a top player, a prospect and a first round pick.

    The Sabres offered the Hurricanes their No. 8 pick and Andrej Sekera to move up to the No. 5 slot.

    In attempt to keep Nathan Horton, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli sniffed around to see what Tyler Seguin might bring back. Chiarelli was caught off guard when Horton said he would test the free agent market. 15 teams called the Bruins about Seguin. Trade talks died after Horton said he was moving on.

    The Blackhawks and Ray Emery will talk this week. The Flyers and Oilers could look at Emery if he gets to July 5th.

    One team asked the Senators for Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen in return for a player.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Oilers and Canucks discussed a Cory Schneider trade. The Flyers talked a bit but talks didn’t go far. The Flames got a call but wouldn’t trade the No. 6.

    The Hurricanes debated about taking Bo Horvat at No. 6 but decided on Elias Lindholm.

    GM Chiarelli continue to listen to teams on Seguin after Horton said he wouldn’t be returning. It’s likely that he won’t go anywhere, but LeBrun wouldn’t close the door on it.

    Decision not to buyout Brad Richards means the Rangers can’t really afford Ryane Clowe. Shopping his rights.

    Before talks getting back on track with Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets talked to Sabres about Ryan Miller and Canucks about Cory Schneider.

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Quick Hits: Vancouver, Fleury, Streit and Gaborik

  • CP in SportsNet: 229 of the Vancouver rioters from two years ago will be charged, with 56 accused still waiting to learn their fate. Police say they wanted to charge 325 people but 40 charges were not approved. 149 people have entered guilty pleas and 102 have received sentences.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins GM Ray Shero ”I’m not getting rid of Marc-Andre Fleury.”
  • Katie Strang: The Islanders last offer to Mark Streit was for three years and $4.75 million.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Jarmo Kekalainen said that Marian Gaborik’s recovery from abdominal surgery is progress really well, ”He was on the treadmill before he went home.”

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