Posts Tagged Marty Turco

Fire up the Luongo rumors again … Sharks could be in cap crunch … Bryzgalov leaves KHL … Briere injures wrist

  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Pronvince: If the season starts on January 19th, and even with a $70.2 million salary cap, the Canucks may be better served to move Roberto Luongo. The Canucks need a third line center, depth on the blueline, and a backup goalie. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain the top landing spot for Luongo. Kuzma would target Tyler Bozak and RFA defenseman Cody Franson. Bozak is in the last year of his deal and has a $1.5 million salary. Franson made $800,000 last year and is currently playing in the Swedish Elite League. The Canucks would then need to find a backup a goalie. Eddie Lack should finish the season in the AHL. There are about a half dozen, affordable veteran options out there. Dan Ellis should get some consideration. Barry Brust and Marty Turco could be two other free agent options.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: If there is a $60 million salary cap ceiling next season, it could mean a large escrow payment for the players. Players who would be UFA’s in 2013 may not have a lot of options. The Sharks currently have 14 players under contract for next year at $54 million. That would leave them $6 million for 9 players. One player who is not signed past this season is Ryane Clowe. Clowe will make $4 million this season, and they would like to re-sign him, but getting him at a reduced number would be difficult. Defenseman Jason Demers will be a RFA at the end of the season. If Patrick Marleau struggles for the next four months, like he did in the 2nd half 2012-13, the Sharks may look at buying his $6.9 million salary out. Martin Havlat could be another option as he’s set to make $5 million through 2014-15.
  • Dave Issac of the Courier Post: According to via google translate, Ilya Bryzgalov has broke his contract with CSKA, and is leaving the team.
  • CSN Philly: Flyers Daniel Briere injured his wrist on Friday and is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks.

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Rumors and Notes: Red Wings, Sharks, Nash, Whitney, Dmen for trade and the Doan situation

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Don’t rule out Sharks GM Doug Wilson, who likes to lie in the weeds. If they really want Nash, they could get it done quickly.
  • Gus Katsaros via twitter: Katsaros thinks that Ray Whitney would be a good replacement for Jiri Hudler if he leaves the Wings.
  • Davied Pagnotta via twitter: Defenseman that are available for trade: Yandle, Bouwmeester, Hjalmarsson, Franson, Methot, Diaz, Gonchar, Martin, Vlasic.
  • Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes GM Maloney thinks their roster may change more through trade than free agency. They will target a couple players. A Shane Doan deal didn’t get done because of the uncertainty of the team in Phoenix. He could take a 1 year deal, but wants the term as it’s likely his last multi year deal. GM Maloney believes that Doan will give the Coyotes a chance even after listening to other offers. Maloney, “”If we’re in PHX, there’s no question that he would sign a multi-year deal. I’ve had enough discussion w/ his agent. We’d be able to do a contract.”
  • The Fourth Period: The earliest that Doan would sign a contract would presumably be July 8th, when there will be a clearer picture about what is going on with the team in Phoenix. Doan’s side will take from calls and entertain offers from teams from today until to the 8th.

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Afternoon notes on: Crosby to return, Radulov, Avery, Letang, NHL rules, Bergeron, Parenteau, lines and starting goalies

  • Slava Malamud via twitter: Reports out of Russia are that Alexander Radulov is leaning towards returning to the NHL, but the KHL leaders are doing their best to dissuade him.
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Sean Avery tells the NY Post: “No, that wasn’t a joke, yes I’m retiring at end of season and its ok”
  • Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is a maybe for Thursday. He said he wasn’t diagnosed with another concussion.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier said there is little support for removing the trapezoid or returning the red line.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hearing there is support of hybrid icing, but he GMs want to refine the wording/interpretation before their formal vote.
  • Adam Kimelman via twitter: Flyers lines: Hartnell-Giroux-Jagr, Wellwood-Briere-Voracek, Read-Schenn-Simmonds, Talbot-Couturier-Rinaldo.
  • Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks lines: Daniel-Henrik-Raymond Higgins-Kesler-Booth Burrows-Pahlsson-Hansen Malhotra-Lapierre-Kassian.
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Gagner-Hemsky, Jones-RNH-Eberle, Smyth-Horcoff-Omark, Hordichuk-Belanger-Petrell.
  • Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder. Morrow-Benn-Ott. Nystrom-Fiddler-Burish. Garbutt-Wandell-Vincour.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators tomorrow. Craig Anderson won’t play in the 3 games this week.

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Rask out 4-6 weeks, Bruins sign Turco … Anderson conspiracy theory … Brown likely traded in offseason … Injury notes on Havlat, Markov and Timonen

  • Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Senators GM Bryan Murray and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman are among the GMs who think that the red line should be brought back. Conspiracy Theory: Senators goalie Craig Anderson severed tendons on his right hand presumably from a knife cut, Anderson is right handed. “I really don’t care to talk about the details of it all,” Anderson told reporters in his first comments since the incident. “Freak accident. Happened in the kitchen. Leave it at that. Something you learn from. Unfortunately, it was a costly mistake.” The Kings got several offers for Dustin Brown at the trade deadline, but they decided to keep him for their playoff run. He’ll likely be traded in the offseason.
  • Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks winger Marty Havlat was skating on a line with Benn Ferriero and Brad Winchester yesterday. He’s getting closer and will be traveling with the team, but he’s not giving a timetable when he’ll return.
  • Bill Beacon of the Globe and Mail: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov practiced without his ‘no-contact’ jersey yesterday:

    “I’m cleared for contact,” he said. “I need a little bit more time to practice with the team and as soon as I feel ready to go I’m going to play.

    “Of course I’m happy. I didn’t play for a long time. I just want to jump in there and feel the game and have fun. I miss the game a lot. I want to come back as soon as I can.”

    He’ll travel with the team, but it’s not known if he’ll get in a game this week.

  • Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out with a back injury, but he isn’t expected to be out long.
  • Steve Simmons via twitter: Brian Burke this morning on Newstalk 1010 radio when asked if his job was on the line: “I think its an ignorant question and a gutless one.”

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Kings could fire Murray … Giroux to be examined today … Blues to look for Dman … Skinner has undisclosed injury … Turco to Austria

  • Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: The LA Kings could be preparing to fire coach Terry Murray this week. A replacement hasn’t been identified yet. The Kings are sitting in 12th place with a 13-12-4 record. They have only scored 65 goals this season, and only 6 in the last 4 games. Assistant coach John Steven may be asked to take over on in interim basis. The Kings are said not to be interested in recently fired Randy Carlyle.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Claude Giroux “felt better” yesterday after taking an accidental knee to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds. Giroux will be re-examined today. Holmgren didn’t say if Giroux took a baseline or IMPACT test. It may make sense for the Flyers to hold Giroux out for at least a game or 2.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: GM Holmgren said that Ilya Bryzgalov should be able to play on Tuesday. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson should be 10 to 14 days away from returning from his wrist surgery.
  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Multiple sources are saying that the Blues will look to trade for another defenseman by the trade deadline. Sources are also saying there is a tentative closing date of Dec. 23rd for the sale of the club to Matt Hulsizer. Gary Bettman set a Dec. 31st deadline. Hulsizer was giving presentations to banks to sure up financing. Andy McDonald is turning the corner on his concussion recovery.
  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner didn’t practice again yesterday with an undisclosed injury. He had flu-like symptoms that caused him to miss Friday’s game. Skinner returned to Raleigh for evaluation. Coach Kirk Muller didn’t rule out Skinner for Tuesday. Jaroslav Spacek also missed practice as he was back in Montreal preparing for his move. Defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Jay Harrison are still out with upper-body injuries.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: The Devils have placed defenseman Anton Volchenkov (hand) on the IR. Cam Janssen has been activated from the IR.

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Maple Leafs make contact with Marty Turco

5:31 PM: Darren Millard via twitter: Leafs GM Brian Burke told Millard that they have no interest in Marty Turco.

5:20 PM: James Duthie via twitter: Turco didn’t speak directly with the Leafs, they just asked his agent some questions.

4:28 PM: Mike Brophy via twitter: Brophy is reporting that the Maple Leafs have made contact with free agent goalie Marty Turco. Turco has been working out with the Soo Greyhounds.

If this true and they bring in Turco, it could mean 2 things. Firstly, James Reimer is out long term and they are not happy with Jonas Gustavsson being the backup to Ben Scrivens. Or it could mean that they are not happy with Jonas Gustavsson backing up James Reimer. Scrivens could use some seasoning as the starter with the Marlies.

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Visnovsky and Goligoski out 4 weeks … Hagman on re-entry waivers … Green out … Blue Jackets looking for goaltender

  • Eric Francis via twitter: The Flames have put Niklas Hagman on re-waivers. Have to wait until 10 am on Monday to find out if anyone has claimed him. (He has a $3 million cap hit, he can be had for $1.5 million).
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter will return tonight. Goaltender Mark Dekanich suffered a groin injury and could be out weeks. GM Scott Howson said they are not actively pursuing a goaltender. Evgeni Nabokov is a name they might consider. Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: The Jackets could also call the Panthers about Scott Clemmensen or pursue free agent Marty Turco.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets lines: Nash – Carter – Umberger; Prospal – Letestu – Johansen; Vermette – Pahlsson – Dorsett; Calvert – MacKenzie – Boll. Steve Mason will start in net with Allen York as his backup.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight. Brian Lee will replace David Rundblad on the blueline.

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Flyers sign Coburn … Maple Leafs goalie options … Would Iginla seek Cup elsewhere? Chorney to waivers, Oilers interested?

  • Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer has been told the Maple Leafs may be looking at Marty Turco if James Reimer is out long-term. David Alter via twitter: Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov could also be an option for the Maple Leafs.
  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Fialkov thinks that Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen could be a good fit in Toronto. It’s obvious that Jacob Markstrom is ready for NHL duty. Panthers GM Dale Tallon won’t just give Clemmensen away though.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Flames captain Jarome Iginla wants to win the Cup, and he’d like to do it with the Flames. He thinks the Flames have a shot, as any team that makes the playoffs has a legitimate shot. Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun wrote a piece about Ray Bourque and how he left the Bruins for a shot at the Cup with the Avalanche. Demanding a trade to a team doesn’t guarantee that “it’s any better on the other side”

    “Absolutely,” Iginla agreed. “There’s probably a couple teams — Washington got off to a great start, Pittsburgh is pretty strong, not even with having [Sidney Crosby] back. But I wouldn’t even say those teams are above the way Colorado and Detroit used to be above us, above the rest of the group. It is a danger, you think, ‘Oh, it’s a better chance,’ but really, you have to be in the playoffs and give yourself those chances. Unfortunately, we’ve missed out on a couple lately. Each year is another chance.”

    There is a growing group of people how think the Flames would be better off trading Iginla. Iginla has a no-movement clause so it’s ultimately up to him.

    “You know what? The organization year in and year out [has been] committed financially to the cap to spend and give the team a chance,” Iginla said. “That’s important, too. I believe if we’re close and that one player, if you need that, I think they would go for it as opposed to some teams just financially can’t do it. There’s a lot of positives. I just want to get there.”

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Blues put Taylor Chorney on waivers. The Jets put Ben Maxwell on waivers. Mattias Ritola cleared $125 waivers. Jim Matheson via twitter: Matheson thinks the Oilers may put a claim on Chorney, they originally lost him to the Blues.

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Alfie has concussion and on the IR … Avery on re-enty … Scouting Oilers … Brodeur activated … New lines in Buffalo

  • Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Daniel Aldredsson is out with a concussion, and will be out until his concussion like symptoms are gone. Nikita Filatov will remain with the team. Craig Anderson will start in net tomorrow against the Bruins. Chris Stevenson via twitter: The Senators have put Daniel Aldredsson on the IR, he’s eligible to come back on Saturday.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers have put Sean Avery on re-entry waivers. Trevor Gillies (NYI) and DJ King (WAS) were put on waivers. Detroit’s Fabian Brunnstrom clears waivers.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: One of the problems the Bruins are having is finding a trade partner. The Blue Jackets are the only other desperate team. Other teams may wait until December to be motivated to make a move.
  • Eric Francis of the Calgary Flames: Marty Turco is still working out with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and is hoping to land a backup job in the NHL. Francis thinks he could be a good mentor for Steve Mason in Columbus. The Penguins are 31-16-7 since Crosby went out with a concussion.
  • John Vogl via twitter: The Sabres have made some line adjustments: Vanek-Leino-Pominville, Adam-Roy-Stafford. Still have Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta & McCormick-Ellis-Boyes.
  • Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning winger Marty St. Louis is not practicing today, maintenance day. Ryan Malone is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: There is still no timetable to Travis Zajac’s return. He w0uldn’t say/rule out Dec. 3rd. Zajac is walking without a limp and added, “is easier than walking just with being in boots….You don’t use your Achilles as much.”
  • Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: 3 lines at Capitals practice: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Johansson-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Ward.

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Friday morning notes on Boogaard, Turris, Doan, Fisher, Havlat, Connolly, Campoli, Erixon, Hanzal and Kesler

  • Abby Simons of the Star-Tribune: A judge has thrown the charge of felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance against Derek Boogaard’s brother Aaron. Aaron didn’t buy the painkillers for Derek, he was only holding onto them. He’s still being charged with interfering with a death stance. Aaron admitted that he flushed painkillers down the toilet before paramedics had arrived at Derek’s.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: There is still no progress between Kyle Turris and the Phoenix Coyotes. “We continue to have discussions with the Coyotes and are positive that over time Kyle will be playing,” his agent, Kurt Overhardt, told on Wednesday. “Kyle is in great shape and training hard in B.C.” The Coyotes are hoping to sign Shane Doan to a contract extension before he becomes a UFA at season’s end. Predators Mike Fisher will likely miss the first 2 games of the season. Marty Turco still hopes to catch on with a team.
  • Dave Hilson of the Toronto Sun: On injured Maple Leafs center Tim Connolly: “I’m not anticipating him playing Saturday, if he does it’s a bonus,” coach Ron Wilson said Thursday morning. “But if he comes to me and says he wants to play Saturday, if he thinks he’s ready, then he’ll probably play.”
  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens defenseman Chris Campoli left in the 2nd period last night, he’ll be re-examined today. Mike Cammalleri was sounding like it’s serious.
  • Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News: Defenseman Tim Erixon will make his debut with the Rangers. Recently acquired Jeff Woywitka may not play at all in Europe. Mats Zuccarello will start on a line with Derek Stepan and Wojtek Wolski.
  • TSN via twitter: Canucks Ryan Kesler could be back in 5-6 games according to GM Mike Gillis.

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A quiet Leafs summer … Hulsizer candidate to by Blues … Possible retirees this year and next

  • George Popalis of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs have been quiet this summer with regards to the free agent market, not doing anything since Tim Connolly, and it’s probably a good thing. Over paying for someone and talking away a roster spot for a someone in their young core may not be the best for the team. Nazem Kadri, Joe Colborne, Luca Caputi, Matt Frattin, Jerry D’Amigo, Jake Gardiner and Jesse Blacker are all in their early 20′s and deserve a good look at camp.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Matthew Hulsizer is one of the candidates attempting to buy the St. Louis Blues. It’s expected that Hulsizer will submit a bid to buy the Blues. The deadline to submit a bid is today. Current minority owner Tom Stillman is also expected to make a bid.
  • Lyle Richardson of Spector’s Hockey: Spector lists some players who could retire this year or next: Teemu Selanne, Mike Modano, Cory Stillman, Marty Turco, John Madden, Sergei Samsonov, Mike Grier. Possible candidates for retiring next summer: Martin Brodeur, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sheldon Souray, Jason Blake, Saku Koivu, Sean Avery, Jaroslav Spacek, Filip Kuba, Willie Mitchell, Jaromir Jagr, Ray Whitney and Steve Sullivan.

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Could Doughty holdout? Turco having trouble finding a gig … Pittsburgh to host 2012 Draft? Isles may find new home in LI

  • Adam Gretz of CBS Sports: Drew Doughty and the LA Kings still don’t have contract done, and nothing seems close. From Jim Alexander of the P-E: (Jack Ferreira is the Kings special assistant to he GM)

    And this is part of what veteran hockey men bring to the table: There is little that can happen that they haven’t already seen. Today’s Kings are still at a negotiating stalemate with defenseman Drew Doughty , a restricted free agent. That situation got no easier Wednesday when an arbitrator awarded Nashville’s Shea Weber, a more experienced defenseman, $7.5 million for one year. “This year we were up in Toronto for the scouting combine and Dean had some meetings with Newport Sports (Doughty’s agents),” Ferreira said. “He came back and they were discussing what went on, and I just looked at him and said, ‘Dean, they don’t want to make a deal. They’re not ready to make a deal.’ “That’s gonna be a tough one. I would not be surprised if he was a holdout. I went through it with Paul Kariya, and Dean’s been through it.”

    There is still about 2 months till the start of the season, a month away from training camp, so there is plenty of time to get a deal done.

  • Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports: Marty Turco still remains unsigned, and his agent did say last week that he will play next season, but will it be in the NHL? Most NHL teams are not in need of backup. Columbus could be a possibility if they are worried about Steve Mason and the inexperience of Mark Dekanich. He could get a tryout from someone like Ray Emery did. Turco could end up in Europe or he could retire.
  • Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Nothing has been finalized, but it’s looking like Pittsburgh will host the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Tampa Bay also applied for the draft. The draft hasn’t been in Pittsburgh since 1997.
  • AP in the Globe and Mail: Steve Levy, an Executive of Suffolk County, called Islanders owner Charles Wang to talk about the idea of a new arena.
  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: 4th line Canucks hopeful, Byron Bitz, thinks he’s ready to go after going through 3 surgeries last year. He had sports hernia surgery last October, a surgery in January to repair a groin tear, and in March it was discovered that he had a labral tear.

    “The hip was causing a lot of the groin problems I was having,” Bitz said. “They had to go in there and shave the bone down to get my hip joint moving again. It took a while to get to the bottom of it, but they finally got it right. I’m so glad they finally figured it out.

    “Now, I’m good to go.”

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