Posts Tagged Martin Biron

Afternoon Notes: Maple Leafs, Oilers, Devils, Wild, Avalanche, Capitals, Senators and Rangers

  • Elliotte Friedman: The Rangers have put goalie Martin Biron on waivers with the purpose of terminating his contract.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Jerry D’Amigo took David Clarkson’s spot on their 3rd line. Clarkson briefly tested out his injured foot. Chris Johnston: Clarkson will have a CT Scan on the bone in his left foot.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarsson didn’t practice today, awaiting an MRI.
  • David Alter: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle all but confirms that newly acquired Tim Gleason will make his debut tomorrow night.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Corey Potter (groin) and Philip Larsen (illness) were on the ice before their 8 AM practice.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils put Patrik Elias on the IR. Eric Gelinas has been recalled.
  • Michael Russo: The Wild put Mikko Koivu and Josh Harding on the IR and recall Erik Haula and Jon Blum.
  • Roger Millions: Avs Alex Tanguay skated today before practice and was not moving well.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Laich-Backstrom-Brouwer; Fehr-Grabovski-Ovi; Chimera-Johansson-Ward; Erat/Volpatti-Beagle/Latta-Wilson.
  • Brent Wallace: Senators lines: MacArthur-Turris-Ryan: Smith-Spezza-Stone: Michalek-Zibanejad-Conacher; Greening-Pageau-Condra
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Zubrus-Zajac-Jagr; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Boucher-Loktionov-Sislo. Extras: Josefson, Janssen. Defensive pairings: Greene-Fayne; Salvador-Volchenkov; Merrill-Zidlicky; Gelinas-Larsson.
  • Roger Millions: Avalanche lines: Landeskog-Stastny-O’Reilly, McGinn-Duchene-Talbot, McLeod-Mitchell-MacKinnon, Malone-Cliche-Bordeleau
  • Rob Mixer: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.

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Morning Hits: Biron, Staubitz, Leafs, Blackhawks, Canucks and Flames

  • Katie Strang: Martin Biron announced his retirement. Hinted that it was possible when they put him on waivers last week.
  • Paul Hendrick: The Maple Leafs send Trevor Smith, David Broll and Carter Ashton to the AHL.
  • Tim Sassone: The Blackhawks assign Joakim Nordstrom to the AHL.
  • Rob Mixer: The Canucks recalled forward Jeremy Welsh to replace the injured Jordan Schroeder.
  • Randy Sportak: The Flames recall forward Roman Horak and defenseman Chris Breen and assign forward Blair Jones and defenseman Derek Smith to the AHL.
  • Pat Steinberg: Flames Kari Ramo will start today and Joey MacDonald will start tomorrow.

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Quick Hits: Predators, Biron and Asham, Yakupov, Miller, Talbot, Smith, Zolnierczyk and Mrazek

  • Harvey Fialkov: Predators GM David Poile said that he wanted to draft a forward but Panthers GM Dale Tallon beat him to it, but added that Seth Jones will be a star for years to come.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Rangers Martin Biron and Aaron Asham cleared waivers.
  • Hockey Central: Oilers Nail Yakupov will be back in the lineup tonight against the Penguins.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings recall goalie Petr MrazekHe’ll go back to the AHL after the Blue Jackets game as Jimmy Howard is going the Wings road trip.

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Morning Hits: Biron, Asham, Hedberg, Kaleta, Yip, Deveaux and Rajala

  • Steve Zipay: The Rangers put Martin Biron and Aaron Asham on waivers. Asham cleared waivers in the offseason. Bob McKenzie: Cam Talbot will be recalled to replace Biron. Andrew Gross: Biron isn’t ruling out retirement. Will talk to his family. Alain Vigneault said that a decision was made on Biron purely on his play and not his $1.3 million hit. The Rangers haven’t contacted Johan Hedberg.
  • Darren Dreger: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will have his in-person hearing today at 2:00 PM.
  • Igor Eronko: Andre Deveaux has signed a one-year deal with KHLs Avtomobilist.
  • Igor Eronko: Toni Rajala signed with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League.

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Morning Hits: Rule 48, Kaleta, NHL lost $112.7 million, Voynov, Fedorov and Biron

  • Nick Cotsonika: New language for Rule 48:  “the head was the main point of contact and such contact to the head was avoidable.”
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres confirm that Patrick Kaleta’s hearing will be on Tuesday. He won’t play over the weekend.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will be in big trouble with Brendan Shanahan as last time they had a meeting, Shanahan made it clear that Kaleta had to change. After Kaleta’s hit on Brad RichardsShanahan said: ”Kaleta is in full control of this play and has ample opportunity to make a better decision.” Kaleta could have avoided Jack Johnson’s head, but he hit it anyways. Should expect a big suspension.
  • Mike Sunnucks of BizJournals: The NHL lost $112.7 million since November 2009 while operating the Coyotes, more than $28 million annually for four seasons.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Slava Voynov: ”He could’ve done more work this summer, and he’s going to have to do some more work to get his minutes back.”
  • Igor Eronko: CSKA Gm Sergei Fedorov is expected to play on Sunday, signed a two-way, one-year deal worth $100,000.
  • Andrew Gross: Sounding like Marty Biron will start in net for the Rangers.

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VIDEO: Sharks Rookie Tomas Hertl Goes Between the Legs and Top Shelf

At 19-years, 330 days, Sharks Tomas Hertl became the youngest player since Jimmy Carson (19 years, 254 days) on March 30th, 1988, to score four goals in a game.

Hertl scored his fourth of the game in amazing fashion, going between the legs and roofing it.

COMMENT: Was it a ‘showoff’ move as they were up 7-2 in the third or were you okay with it?

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Morning Hits: Brodeur, Brunner, Grabovski, Gill, Schroeder, Biron, Bigras, Hossa and Toews

  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that it’s all quiet on the trade front.
  • Rich Chere: Devils coach Peter DeBoer named Martin Brodeur as his opening night starter. TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie on the radio said that the Devils will have a fairly even split of games between Brodeur and Cory Schneider this year.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils coach Peter DeBoer is considering playing Damien Brunner on Thursday against the Islanders.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Mikhail Grabovski expects to play in the Capitals game on Friday against the Blackhawks.
  • Sam Carchidi: Carchidi thinks Hal Gill has a 25% chance of making the Flyers.
  • Brad Zimer: Jordan Schroeder could be the Canucks third line center.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Martin Biron on competing for the backup job with Johan Hedberg: ”I think the urgency is to new coaching staff…I want to show them what I can bring to the team.”
  • Adrian Dater: The Avs signed Chris Bigras to an entry level deal.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa will likely play on Thursday. Jonathan Toews likely won’t play until the weekend.

 

 

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Morning Hits: Blues, Barrie, Coyotes, Hedberg and Biron

  • Jeremy Rutherford: Before Alex Pietrangelo’s press conference, GM Doug Armstrong, coach Ken Hitchcock and Pietrangelo were standing in a circle talking. Armstrong jokingly said: ”This might be the best team I’ve ever been associated with and the only thing that can screw it up is coaching.”
  • Adrian Dater: Avs coach Patrick Roy said that defenseman Tyson Barrie would be used in a top-four role to start the season, barring a bad rest of camp.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett expects to have their camp roster down to 40 by Tuesday.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: If Johan Hedberg beats out Martin Biron for the Rangers backup, they could look to trade Biron rather than taking on the extra $375,000 salary cap for sending him the AHL.

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Lines and Starting goalies: Devils, Rangers, Maple Leafs, Islanders, Lightning and Hurricanes

  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Butler/Darche. Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Zidlicky; Tallinder-Harrold. Goalies: Brodeur, Hedberg.
  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Gaborik-Richards-Callahan Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Miller-Boyle-Pyatt Asham-Halpern-Powe.
  • David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Komarov-Grabo-Kulemin, MacArthur-Kadri-McClement, Orr-Steckel-McLaren. Extra, Brown. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Holzer, Liles-Kostka,Fraser-Franson, extra: Komisarek.

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NHL-NHLPA meet for 7 hours … Still a long way to go … Players who attended the meetings

  • Chris Johnston (CP) in the Global News: The NHL and NHLPA met for about 7 hours yesterday, with the meeting wrapping up around 10:15 pm. Both sides didn’t want to say much about how things went.

    “With meetings scheduled to resume Wednesday, the league will not characterize the substance or detail of the discussions until their conclusion,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement on Tuesday night.

    Before the meeting started yesterday, Don Fehr had this to say:

    “We’re hopeful that we’ll start bargaining and we’ll continue bargaining until we find a way to make a deal,” he said.

    “It’s very good to be getting back to the table,” said Fehr. “We hope that this time it produces more progress that we’ve seen in the past and we can figure out a way to make an agreement and to get the game back on the ice as soon as possible.”

    The biggest issue has been how to ‘make whole.’ The NHL has said they will assume more liability in exchange for capping contracts at 5 years, entry-level deals at 2 years, and unrestricted free agency being at 28 years old or after 8 years of NHL service. The union isn’t a really fan of that.

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun noted that it was good that the the meeting was long, but it’s dangerous to read to much into it. There is a lot of ground to cover. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Meeting for hours, not saying anything afterwards, and meeting today is probably the best thing that anyone could have hoped for.
  • NHLPA via twitter: Players who attended yesterday’s talks: Adams, Backes, Biron, Campoli, Crosby, Darche, Hainsey, Hedberg, Lucic, Malhotra, Montador, S. Thornton, and Westgarth.
  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sidney Crosby and team player rep Craig Adams hadn’t planned on going to yesterday’s CBA meetings, but after the union conference call on Monday night, they changed their mind. Several Penguins thought the manner in which guaranteed contracts were going to be honored was the major stumbling block between the two sides.

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More Luongo rumblings … Ott in play … Pens looking for Letang partner … Keeping Suter’s rights … Rangers options … Flyers cost for Ryan

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Source said that Roberto Luongo to this point has declined to waive his no trade clause to go to the Blackhawks or Maple Leafs. As of today, the Panthers are the only place he’s willing to be traded to. Bob McKenzie via twitter: There’s a lot of talk about Roberto Luongo waiving/not waiving his no trade clause. McKenzie thinks that the process has yet to be that formal. He prefers Florida, but if that doesn’t work out, doors to Toronto or elsewhere are not closed. At the end of the day, Luongo has to make sure he doesn’t end up with Chicago of the AHL. Right now the Panthers and Maple Leafs think the asking price is too high. James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle thinks that Luongo may have both interest and reservations about a trade to Toronto. Doesn’t think they he’s officially said yes or no. Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline thinks Luongo is using the power of his no-trade clause to “steer” a trade to the Panthers as much as possible.
  • Rob Rossi via twitter: The Penguins top priority is to find a partner for Kris Letang. A Paul Martin deal almost happened at the draft. The Penguins will be in on Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, but aren’t the favorites. Each player, like Sidney Crosby, would have to take less.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Despite teams being interested in trading for Ryan Suter’s rights, it’s likely that he’ll test the open market. Suter has given the Predators no indication that he wouldn’t re-sign with the team. If the Predators were to trade his rights, it may hamper David Poile’s attempt re-sign him. Suter is a midwest guy and likes the anonymity of playing in Nashville.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers GM Glen Sather said they will be “as aggressive as possible” in the free agent market.

    “The closer to the top you are, you have to be a little more aggressive if you want to get better,” the GM said. “If you trade, you have to give away assets, but in free agency you’re just giving away money and [taking] the chance the cap might shrink.

    “I think we’re going to try to be as aggressive as possible in the free agent market.”

    The Rangers currently have about $20 million in cap space, but need to re-sign Michael Del Zotto and Martin Biron. They’d like Zach Parise. Alexander Semin is one option, but it’s hard to see the Rangers giving him the long term deal he’s said to be looking for. Other options could be Ray Whitney, Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan and maybe Jochen Hecht. The Rangers are interested in Justin Schultz. They talked to the Coyotes about Keith Yandle but the price was too high.

  • Randy Miller via twitter: The Flyers would probably have to give up Brayden Schenn, Braydon Coburn and a 1st round pick for Bobby Ryan.

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Moen-Habs talking … Possible Rangers offseason targets … Devils offseason issues … Flyers and Wild will be interested in Parise

  • Will DePaoli via twitter: The Canadiens and Travis Moen have held preliminary talks. Moen made $1.5 million last year.
  • Brian Monzo of CBS New York: The Rangers have held preliminary talks with Brandon Prust and Martin Biron. Anton Stralman likely won’t be back. Before the new CBA, the Rangers could have close to $21 million in cap space. If they re-sign Prust and Biron, they could be in the $17-$18 million range. Monzo thinks they should go after Zach Parise. Shane Doan is another option. It’s likely that Matt Carle re-signs with the Flyers, but if he hits the free agent market, the Rangers should take a look. Paul Gaustad would look good on the 3rd or 4th line for the next few years. Justin Schultz is another defenseman the Rangers could look at.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils have some serious offseason issues to look at. 1. They need to re-sign Zach Parise. 2. They need to get Ilya Kovalchuk’s health straightened out. 3. Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg are free agents, and prospect Scott Wedgewood isn’t ready.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Wild are not allowed to say, but they are hoping that if Zach Parise becomes a free agent, he’ll be interested in going home. The Wild may also be selling Ryan Suter that they have the ability to win yearly with the help of their top prospects turning pro next year. Russo thinks the Wild may trade for their rights if it gets to that point.

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