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NHL Trade: Columbus Trades Gaborik To Kings For Frattin and Picks

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings for Matt Frattin, a 2nd round pick (originally Toronto’s) and a conditional 3rd round pick. The Blue Jackets are also retaining some of Gaborik’s salary.

The condition is if the Kings win a series or if they re-sign him, originally belonging to the Oilers. (Aaron Portzline)

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Morning Rumors: Byfuglien, Penguins, Girardi, Oilers, Barrie, Kings, Kadri and Sabres

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Lawless thinks the Jets need to trade Dustin Byfuglien and get the most they can for him, whether it be at the deadline or in the summer. He would be a fit for a team looking for a power play specialist, an offensive-minded defenseman to play limited minutes. He’s not a 25-plus minute guy. Return for Byfuglien may be a first round pick and top prospect. Maybe a roster player, second or third pairing defenseman and a third rounder? A top six forward and late pick?
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Penguins are looking to replace Pascal Dupuis through a trade. They plan to see what is out there, and then make a move after the Olympics.
  • Mark Spector: Spector notes that Rangers Dan Girardi is a good defenseman, but why would the Rangers trade him. No chance that they get two top prospects for him. Jimmy Murphy: Murphy responds to Spector that the sad thing is, they might. They won’t get it from the Bruins as (a) Chiarelli is smart and (b) the Bruins don’t have that.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont: Dupont thinks the Rangers will get more Girardi close to the trade deadline.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: (mailbag) The Oilers have UFAs in Ales Hemsky, Nick Schultz and Ryan Jones. Draft picks are the usual compensation for rentals, but the Oilers need prospects over picks. Matheson thinks they will listen to offers for both Devan Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov at the deadline.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater thinks that Avs defenseman Tyson Barrie will get traded.
  • The Fourth Period: The Kings are looking for a scoring left winger for their top two lines. After the Carcillo trade, they have about $1.7 million in cap space. Trade chips could include: Kyle Clifford, Matt Frattin, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, draft picks and prospects.
  • Howard Berger on Berger Bytes: The Maple Leafs may have to decide whether it will be Nazem Kadri or Randy Carlyle by the March 5th trade deadline. If they are to continue to develop Kadri, they’ll have to find a new coach. If Carlyle is to stay, Kadri is likely gone.

    “[Kadri] seems to be in a bit of a funk,” offered Carlyle in a early bid for personal understatement-of-the-year. “He seems to be standing still in a lot of situations. He’s falling down a lot… I’ve never seem him fall down on the ice when he’s got 100 per cent possession of the puck. [On Saturday], at the blue line, he finds a way to fall down. He’s surprised and we’re surprised that those types of things are happening to him.

    “Our advice to him is to commit to the time off the ice [workouts in the gym], and when you’re on the ice, you work extremely hard and then you do extra… and that’s what he’s doing now. It’s the same for any pro. When things aren’t going well for yourself, you have to be selfish, take a look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve got to work my way out of this.’ The old adage is put your nose to the grindstone and work your way through it.”

    A Kadri for Nail Yakupov trade makes sense skill wise, but Yakupov would drive Carlyle nuts. A Kadri for Sam Gagner trade makes some sense. Gagner has two years left at a $4.8 million cap hit. The Leafs would likely have to make another move to make it work.

  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs defenseman Tim Gleason said that they had a handful of teams to think about waiving his no-trade clause for.
  • Nick Kypreos: Senators assistant GM Tim Murray’s name won’t disappear with regards to the Sabres GM position. Bruce Garrioch: Murray’s name may emerge as the top candidate for the Sabres GM position. Hope Smoke: SportsNets Doug MacLean said that Murray will be the Sabres next GM. MacLean added that they haven’t named him yet as Murray was in Sweden for the World Junior Championship and hasn’t been able to get to Buffalo yet. Bob McKenzie: Murray appears to be the frontrunner and has had a second interview. Nobody has been told that they are out: Benning, Treliving and Futa.

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Morning Hits: Islanders, Capitals, Habs, Predators, Avs, Sens, Leafs, Panthers, Canucks and Coyotes

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Islanders GM Garth Snow is working the phones. The ideal scenario for the Islanders would be for Sabres Ryan Miller to waive his no-trade clause to join the Islanders for the remainder of the season.

    Teams have only shown mild interest in Capitals Martin Erat. GM George McPhee may need to a find a team that needs to stay near the salary floor: Islanders, Panthers and Sabres.

    P.K. Subban and Canadiens contract extension talks are expected to heat up. Starting point may be Drew Doughty’s eight-year deal worth $56 million.

    Predators GM David Poile has shown interest in Jonas Hiller and Tim Thomas.

    Avs Joe Sakic is looking around the league for a defenseman. Left winger Jamie McGinn has fallen into Patrick Roy’s doghouse and is being shopped for blueline help. He has a cap hit of $1.75 million and will be a RFA at the end of the season.

    Senators GM Bryan Murray is looking for a defenseman and may have also looked at Kings Matt Frattin. Murray is looking for someone to play with Jason Spezza.

  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: On Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner:

    The talented but erratic Gardiner would represent a challenge for any coach. But for a coach who demands specifics as much as Carlyle does, this almost seems like a relationship doomed to fail.

    This is where Nonis fits in. He has the patience of Job. He’s not willing to make a determination of Gardiner, either way, this early.

    He believes too many teams have made mistakes determining the fate of young defencemen, way too soon. It’s his inclination to allow Gardiner to develop at whatever speed is necessary. Carlyle, who hasn’t said as much, can’t possibly agree.

    Rangers owner James Dolan said that Glen Sather is the teams GM as long as he wants.

  • Chuck Gormley of the Washington Times: (mailbag) Gormley thinks that Capitals should be looking for a “hard-edge defenseman” in a Martin Erat trade. The Canucks may be interested in Erat and have Dan Hamhuis (he may not be available). Would an offer of Erat, Dmitry Orlov and Michal Neuvirth for Hamhuis work? Other Dmen options could be: Dmitry Kulikov (FLA), Michael Del Zotto (NYR), Andrej Meszaros (PHI), Luke Schenn (PHI), Nikita Nikitin (CBJ), Alex Martinez (LA), Francois Bouillon (MON) and Paul Ranger (TOR).
  • David Pagnotta: Was told that there was group that was trying to buy the Coyotes and bring them to the Toronto. Not sure if tied to the Markham group. Obviously, the NHL rejected the offer. The rejected offered was believed to be in the $500 million range for relocation and territorial rights to the Maple Leafs.
  • CBC Sports: Friedman said that the Maple Leafs may revisit talks with the Panthers about Dmitry Kulikov.

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Morning Hits and Injuries: Orlov, Erixon, Ashton, Scrivens, Neuvirth, Robidas, Sekera, Frattin and Greene

  • Mike Vogl: Capitals recall Dmitry Orlov and goalie Philipp Grubauer on an emergency basis. Michael Latta reassigned to the AHL.
  • Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets have sent defenseman Tim Erixon to the AHL.
  • Leafs PR: Maple Leafs recalled Carter Ashton.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Kings coach Darryl Sutter said that their schedule will allow Ben Scrivens to play every game until Jonathan Quick returns around Christmas.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth stepped on a puck during the warmups yesterday. He won’t travel with the team.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Stephane Robidas was taken off the ice on a stretcher and taken to the hospital. Stars official said he has a leg fracture.
  • Tom Gulitti: Hurricanes defensman Andrej Sekera is out with an upper-body injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Matt Frattin is day-to-day. Matt Greene is skating but not close to returning.

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Morning Rumors: Kulikov, Tootoo, Leafs, Kings, Alfredsson, Flames, Gardiner and Jets

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I spoke to Dale Tallon this week & I’d be comfortable saying the Leafs have interest in Kulikov. So do 20 other teams”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio: ”the market is open in Florida due to new ownership. I’d still link Florida to Detroit for Tootoo”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio:  “there is no doubt, Toronto is looking to add another forward. Nonis is being patient. He’ll trade Gardiner, Rielly or anybody”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio:  “the reason I said Toronto wouldn’t trade Reimer for Yakupov because of how great their current situation is in goal” … ”Yakupov is still unproven and developing. Does TO need that kind of player? Probably not.”
  • Dennis Bernstein:  The Kings are now looking for options at left wing for their second line. Matt Frattin and Tyler Toffoli haven’t worked out.  Bernstein doesn’t think they are close to a deal. Notes that they had eight defenseman on the ice yesterday morning, something has to give.
  • Darren Dreger: Daniel Alfredsson presented the Senators a 2 year offer at $6 million a season. The Senators last offer was one-year at $4.5 million.
  • Roger Millions: Flames GM Jay Feater said there have been talks with other teams about possible trades. Teams looking for vets with workable contracts, and Millions thinks it’s more that teams are calling them and not the Flames calling teams. Feaster added that US Thanksgiving is more likely when you see players being traded, still a little too early.

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Morning Rumors: Erat, Bernier, Flyers, Moulson and Gardiner

  • Josh Rimer: Rimer notes that the next big thing to happen in New York may be a trade to shake things up.
  • James Mirtle: Eric Dehatschuk points out on Steve Bernier: How did the Flyers not out bid the Leafs for Bernier? Elliotte Friedman: Was told the Kings really liked Matt Frattin, and the Flyers said they would not trade either Sean Couturier and Brayden SchennScott Cullen: Cullen points out that the Leafs didn’t include the likes of a Couturier or Schenn either. Bob McKenzie: The Flyers didn’t have a backup goalie to include in the deal and the Kings needed one. John Hoven: After talking with Kings GM Dean Lombardi, the second round pick may have been more important.
  • Katie Strang: Islanders Matt Moulson is entering the final year of his three-year deal that pays him $3.13 million per season. Comparisons could be Jason Pominville’s five-year, $28 million deal, Joe Pavelski’s five-year, $30 million or Nathan Horton’sseven-year, $37.1 million.

    “Suffice it to say, he will do very well,” surmised one agent.

    The Islanders may be reluctant to pay him more than John Tavares’s $5.5 million. The two sides haven’t begun talks, but Islanders GM Garth Snow said in a text that it’s his intention to re-sign Moulson.

    “I love playing on Long Island. Obviously, I want to be here,” he told “I want to do like I do every year — have a career year and hope everything takes care of itself.”

    If talks don’t work out, he could be on the market as the trade deadline approaches.

    “It’s something that comes with the territory,” Moulson said of rampant trade rumors in the past. “The first year, the first time I experienced it, you get a little nervous, but [now] I’ve got enough things to worry about it in my life. That’s not going be something I’m gonna bother with; I’m just going to play.”

  • The Globe and Mail Podcast: James Mirtle and Eric Dyhatschek talk about the Flames, Laviolette’s firing and Jake Gardiner trade rumors.

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Morning Rumors: Lundqvist, Sedin, Kessel, Phaneuf, Liles, Cammalleri and Flames future UFAs

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist said there is nothing new to report on contract negotiations.
  • Ben Kuzma: Henrik Sedin on contract negotiations for him and his brother:

    “There’s no news. When they come to us and have something for us, then we’ll talk. I won’t be negotiating, so I’m good. I’m going to play. If we take care of what we can do, everything will take care of itself. I don’t think we’re guys who are focused on what kind of deal we’re going to get. It’s always been about getting better.”

  • Chris Johnston: Part of the $22.5 million in signing bonuses for Phil Kessel, he’ll get a $5 million payment in 2020-21 and in 2021-22.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel had asked for $8.6 million a year. Eight-years was more than the Leafs originally wanted to go. Captain Dion Phaneuf will be a UFA at the end of the season. Phaneuf has a $6.5 million salary cap hit this year, but a $5.5 million salary. The Leafs must decide what they think Phaneuf is worth. $6.5 million or more? Would he be insulted if they offered less? Do they even want him as their top defenseman?
  • Elliotte Friedman: The Maple Leafs may decide at some point if they should eat some of John-Michael Liles contract in a trade to help their salary cap number. Teams can only retain salary for three players in a season and they have already used two up, Matt Frattin and Ben Scrivens.
  • Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Flames Mike Cammalleri is a UFA at the end of the season and has a limited no-trade clause. His play over the first several months could impact the return they get if they decide to trade him. Other Flames who will be UFAs at the end of the season: Matt Stajan, Lee Stempniak, Blair Jones, Tim Jackman, Chris Butler, Kris Russell and Derek Smith.

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Morning Quick Hits: Richards, Wilson, Frattin and Flyers

  • Helene St. James: Teams don’t have to be roster compliant until Monday, September 30th.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Brad Richards said that former coach John Tortorella lost confidence in him last season, and then he lost confidence in himself.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals GM George McPhee said that Tom Wilson will get a chance to make the team. McPhee is not a fan of the nine game tryout.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Kings coach Darryl Sutter said the second line left wing slot is Matt Frattin’s to lose.
  • Frank Seravalli: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he doesn’t expect there will be anyone else invited to camp as of now.

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Morning Hits: Zherdev, Eriksson, Frattin and Ryan

  • Igor Eronko: KHL president Alexander Medvedev on Nikolai Zherdev: ’As far as we know, Nikolai Zherdev painted the town red again. He will be committed to compulsory ADA treatment.’
  • Caryn Switaj of Loui Eriksson is in Boston, talking about the trade from Dallas.

    “I talked to my family quick and it was kind of an easy decision for me to make that decision to go and play with Boston,” Eriksson said back in July via conference call, following the trade.

    “When I got the call it was Boston on the line, it was pretty persuasive for me to say yes to that because I know Boston is a good team and it’s a different chapter to go there and try to win games and try to go far in the playoffs and win the whole Cup. I think the match to go and play for Boston is really good – it will be fun.”

    “I’m real excited and I’m really looking forward to it. It will be awesome to come [to Boston] and play. I’m going to try to give it my best and try to help them win the Cup.”

  • John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor: Kings winger Matt Frattin on where he may end up playing in LA.

    “I played left wing a little bit with Toronto,” Frattin shared once again. “They [the Kings] kind of like me over there, too. I’m pretty versatile. I feel like I can play on the top-two lines and I can also play the bottom-two lines. The biggest thing for me is to play with speed and be physical, open up space for my line mates and create chances.”

  • Chris Lund of (s/t Dobber Hockey and Pro Hockey Talk) Senators coach Paul MacLean on Bobby Ryan:

    I’m excited about the opportunity he brings to us as someone that’s a bonafide guy that’s scored 35 goals in the league. He shoots the puck in the net and that’s something we haven’t had really since I’ve been here. I think that’s exciting. The chemistry he gets, is it going to be with Jason Spezza or Kyle Turris or Mika (Zibanejad), whoever he gets the best chemistry with is who we’re going to play him with, but I think having someone with that ability is certainly going to help our team’s confidence as far as it comes to scoring goals.

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Quick Hits: Capitals, Gagner, Leafs retain salary, Alfredsson and Glendale meeting

  • Katie Carrera: Capitals GM McPhee said they would match any offer sheets their players receive.
  • Josh Rimer: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish won’t be announcing a Sam Gagner contract extension today, but they are working on one.
  • CapGeek: In the Jonathan Bernier trade to the Maple Leafs, they retained $437,500 of Matt Frattin’s contract, $62,500 of Ben Scrivens. The Maple Leafs have used two of three retained salary spots in 2013-14.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Daniel Alfredsson is back in Sweden. Sources are saying he’s leaning towards playing but asked GM Bryan Murray for some more time.
  • John Shannon: The City of Glendale called a meeting for Friday to discuss the Arena deal and the future of the Coyotes.

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Kings trade Jonathan Bernier to the Maple Leafs for Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a draft pick

The Los Angeles Kings have traded RFA goalie Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs for winger Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens and a 2014 or 2015 2nd round pick.

Bernier was drafted 11th overall by the Kings in 2006.

Fratten was drafted 99th overall by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. Frattin carries a $925,000 cap hit.

Scrivens was signed as a free agent by the Leafs. Scrivens carries a $625,000 cap hit

Jonathan Bernier

Matt Frattin

Ben Scrivens

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NHL Rumors: Flyers and Ryan, Letang, Briere, Bernier, Canucks, Filppula, Sens, Canes, Lundqvist, Richards and Weiss

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Two non-Flyers sources have said that the Ducks are shopping Bobby Ryan and that the Flyers are interested. Names that have been discussed are defenseman Braydon Coburn and the 11th overall pick.

    “Still a lot to be worked out,” said one source.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Penguins GM Ray Shero and Kris Letang’s agent, Kent Hughes, are set to meet today. Hughes lives in Boston and the GMs are in Boston for the GM meetings. LeBrun doesn’t think that Letang will sign for less than $7 million.

    The Flyers will buyout Daniel Briere. An Ilya Bryzgalov buyout has been met with mixed opinions by management. Decision could be whether to do it this year or next. The availability of Jonathan Bernier may push the Flyers into making the move now. One source said that five teams are interested in Bernier.

    John Tortorella is one of four final candidates for the Canucks head coaching position. John Stevens, Lindy Ruff and Scott Arniel could be the other candidates. Dave Tippett could also be an option if he doesn’t re-sign.

    Red Wings Valtteri Filppula could get more than $5 million on the open market, which might be too much of the Wings. The Wings and Filppula’s agent will meet next week at the draft.

    Guillaume Latendresse, Peter Regin and Mike Lundin are likely not to get a contract from the Senators.

    The Hurricanes made an offer to UFA goalie Dan Ellis, but he told them he’s heading to the open market.

    Teams are calling the Hurricanes about the No. 5 pick in the draft, but their intention now may be to keep the pick.

    Contract talks between the Kings and Rob Scuderi have been ongoing and both sides are expected to meet again during draft week.

  • George Malik of Kuklas Korner: Summarizing some of the TSN Insider Trading points:Bob McKenzie is saying that teams are more than kicking tires on Jonathan Bernier. Flyers, Leafs and Islanders are intrigued. Could take Matt Frattin from the Leafs or Matt Read from the Flyers.Bernier, Niklas Backstrom and Ray Emery could be targets of the Flyers if Bryzgalov is bought out.

    The Rangers will look to extend Henrik Lundqvist, with GM Glen Sather and agent Don Meehan meeting at or around the draft. Lundqvist may look for Evgeni Malkin money, $9 million, but that would limit what the Rangers could do with the rest of their lineup.

    McKenzie thinks the Rangers will wait a year on a Brad Richards buyout to see how he rebounds under Alain Vigneault.

    Dreger says that Valtteri Filppula may be looking for $5.5 million per year for seven or eight years.

    The Wings may look at Stephen Weiss as Filppula replacement.

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