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Morning Hits: 2015 Draft, Winter Classic, Telegin, Ramo, Corrado, McGinn, D’Amigo, Crawford and Brodeur

  • George Richards: The NHL promised the Panthers a draft and All-Star game if Broward County paid for a new scoreboard.
  • James Mirtle: The Winter Classic made $20 million, which could raise the salary cap $400,000.
  • Ken Wiebe: The Jets have suspended Ivan Telegin for failing to report to the St. John’s of the AHL. Winnipeg Jets: The Jets lift their suspension of Telegin and assign him to the CSKA Moscow of the KHL.
  • Randy SportakKari Ramo’s shutout last night was the first by a Flames goalie not named Miikka Kiprusoff in nearly 10 years.
  • Farhan Lalji: The Canucks send Frank Corrado to the AHL.
  • Dave Isaac: The Flyers send Tye McGinn to the AHL. Could mean that Matt Read is ready to return to the lineup.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs sent Jerry D’Amigo to the AHL and recall Peter Holland.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Blackhawks Corey Crawford didn’t get confirmation that he’d be an injury replacement for Team Canada.
  • Tom GulittiMartin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Former NHLer Steve Eminger has been waived by CSKA of the KHL.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Steen, Polak, Penguins, Read, Gagner and Hall

  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos said his eight-week x-rays were good. Rehab has accelerated a bit. He still has issues with tight turns.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Alex Steen said that he’s feeling good, no timetable is set, day-to-day.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Roman Polak said he has the green light to return to the lineup. It’s up the coaches when he get back into the lineup.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Beau Bennett is still four weeks away. Joe Vitale (upper-body) will be out three weeks. Brian Gibbons is out a week.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Matt Read is getting “closer” to getting back in the lineup and a decision if he’s ready will be made after their morning skate.
  • Jim Matheson: Oilers Sam Gagner (ankle) and Taylor Hall (shoulder) didn’t practice yesterday.

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Morning Rumors: Jets, Kane, Flyers, Bruins, Hurricanes and Scouting the Habs-Flyers

  • The Fourth Period: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff continues to get calls on Evander Kane, but won’t move unless he gets an offer he can’t refuse. The Canadiens talked to the Jets about Kane in the summer and during the season. The Rangers, Flyers, Islanders, Panthers and a few others have kicked tires on Kane. The Canadiens and Flyers are said to be the most aggressive. The Flyers and Jets have been scouting each other. The cost for Kane is believed to be two NHL proven top six forwards and a top prospect or pick. The Flyers might be willing to part with Brayden Schenn, Matt Read and a prospect/pick for Kane.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Haggerty expects the Bruins to be interested in Evander Kane if/when the Jets get tired of his act. Haggerty wonders if Bruins fans would be okay with sending Brad Marchand, Jordan Caron, Malcolm Subban and a high draft pick for Kane.
  • The Fourth Period: The Hurricanes are looking to make a big move to help improve their chances of getting into the playoffs. Sources saying GM Jim Rutherford working the phones but coming up empty. They are most likely looking to move Justin Peters. Teams have called about Jeff Skinner, but talks didn’t get far. Rutherford would like to add defenseman and a second-line scorer.
  • David Strehle: Scouting the Canadiens – Flyers: Blackhawks, Blues (2), Flames, Capitals and Jets.

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Afternoon Hits: Anderson, Bolland, Steckel, Smith, Ericsson, Calvert, Jenner, Downie, Raffl and Line Combos

  • Bruce Garrioch: “Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goalie and he’s ready to play. He’s ready to play,” says MacLean. “Robin has done a good job.”
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs David Bolland thinks he’ll be on crutches for another month. He’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to the lineup.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks David Steckel clears waivers and should be signed soon. He was on an AHL deal.
  • Ansar Khan: Brendan Smith is the only Red Wings defenseman who didn’t skate today. Smith can come off the IR, but coach Mike Babcock said he’s not ready. Jonathan Ericsson is not able to come off the IR until Friday.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert is wearing a contact jersey at practice today. Boone Jenner skated this morning.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Downie practicing on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read. A good indication that he could be back in the lineup tomorrow. Sam Carchidi: If Downie is ready, they may send Michael Raffl back to the AHL.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Garbutt-Eakin-Chiasson; Whitney-Fiddler-Peverley; Roussel/MacDermid-Horcoff-Cole.
  • Ken Warren: Senators lines: MacArthur-Turris-Ryan, Spezza with Michalek and Conacher. .Greening-Smith-Neil, Kassian-Grant, Zibanejad.
  • Jessica Rusnak: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty-Plek-Gio, Galch-Eller-Gally, Bournival-Briere-Bourque, White-Dumont-Parros. Desharnais rotating in as C on 4th line.

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Flyers Sign Matt Read to Four-Year Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Matt Read to a four-year contract extension worth $14.5 million.


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Free Agent Hits: Kadri, Read, Hodgson, Boedker, Johansson, Pietrangelo, Eminger and Bang

  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs RFA Nazem Kadri won’t be talking about contract talks “until the deal gets done.” He did say that “negotiations are continuing and the lines of communication are open”. Assistant GM Claude Loiselle (handling most of the talks) added, “We’re talking, we’re going back and forth, but historically, we don’t comment on specifics.”
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post: Flyers Matt Read is entering the last year of his deal and will get a nice raise from the $900,000. He would like to stay with the Flyers.

    “I would love to stay here,” Read said. “Philadelphia’s obviously a great market to play hockey in. It’s a great bunch of guys here.

    “If it comes down to the line, I would fight for everyone in our locker room. I enjoy being here and I’d love to stay here for longer if the right opportunity presents itself.”

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Cody Hodgson is looking for a long-term, big money contract. The Sabres would prefer giving Hodgson a ‘bridge’ contract, maybe something similar to Tyler Ennis’s two-year, $5.6 million deal from 2012.
  • Sarah McLellan of the AZ Central: Coyotes RFA Mikkel Boedker is still looking for a new deal.

    “There’s still time before camp starts,” said Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving, who is handling the negotiations with Boedker’s agent, Jarrett Bousquet. “There’s still time before we play games that count for points. We’d like to get it done. It’s not done, but we’ll continue to sort of grind away at it here.”

    If they don’t have a deal done by September 11th, he won’t be able to participate in the start of their training camp.

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals RFA Marcus Johansson is thought to be looking for an extension worth more than Rangers Carl Hagelin signed, two-years and $4.5 million. The Capitals have 21 players signed with just under $2.665 million salary cap space available.
  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Alex Pietrangelo is still looking for a new deal. Gordon looks at some player contracts. Drew Doughty: $56 million over eight years. Erik Karlsson: $45.5 million over seven years. Tyler Myers: $38.5 million over seven years. Zach Bogosian: $36 million over seven years. Oliver Ekman-Larson: $33 million over six years. P.K. Subban: $5.75 million over two years. If they go long-term, Pietrangelo could fall between Doughty and Myers, maybe in the Karlsson range.
  • Igor Eronko: Former Rangers defenseman Steve Eminger has agreed to terms with Admiral of the KHL, pending a physical.
  • Igor Eronko: Predators RFA Daniel Bang signed one-year deal with Lausanne of the Swiss league.

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Trade Hits: Seguin, Edler, Letang, Schneider, Skinner, Myers, Halak, Williams and Flames offer No. 6 to Flyers

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: A source said it would take a “king’s ransom” to get the Bruins to trade Tyler Seguin. It would have to include a top 10 pick and include an All-Star level roster player.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canucks are getting a lot calls on defenseman Alex Edler. His no-trade clause kicks in July 1st.
  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: If the Penguins don’t come to terms with Kris Letang, they could look to move them.

    “He’s worth waiting on in terms of making the right decisions, knowing all the information,” Shero said Saturday before meeting with Hughes. “But there’s a time to make a deal, to sign a player, or maybe it’s apparent that you can’t, or maybe it’s better to wait or do something else.”

    The Canadiens, Sharks and Flyers are interested. If they were to deal him, they wold be looking for a top prospect and at least two roster players. The Pens also wouldn’t mind a draft pick.

  • Iain MacIntyre: Canucks GM Mike Gillis on Cory Schneider: “I don’t know. We’ll see. We’re listening to proposals. You never say never.”
  • Nick Kypreos: Players coning off their first year deals that are being mentioned in trade talks: Tyler Seguin, Jeff Skinner and Tyler Myers.
  • Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets would like to add a skilled forward that is under a long-term contract. Tyler Seguin fits that mold.
  • Tim Panaccio: The Flyers have held talks with more than 6 teams about draft scenarios and player trades. Finding a goalie is their primary focus.

    “He’s made it known he’d like a goalie with no years or one-year left where they can get a read on that player before committing,” a source said.

    Sources say a deal for Jaro Halak and his $3.75 million cap hit makes sense, but the cap hit may be too high for the Flyers. The Flyers have talked to the Islanders about Evgeni Nabokov and the Sabres about Ryan Miller.

    The Flames offered their No. 6 pick for Matt Read, Braydon Coburn and the No. 11 pick.

  • Dennis Bernstein: The Kings are listening to calls about right winger Justin Williams.

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Morning Hits: Bernier, Read, Luongo, Grigorenko and Nichushkin

  • Pierre LeBrun: Believes that the Flyers and one other team were in Jonathan Bernier talks. The Flyers were offering Matt Read.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Doesn’t think the Islanders went too far down the road with Bernier talks.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks are still confident that they will be able to trade Roberto Luongo, even with Toronto out of it.
  • Chip Alexander: If the Hurricanes never traded their No. 8 pick last year to the Penguins in the Jordan Staal trade, they would have taken Mikail Grigorenko.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean (in the USA Today): Would the Predators be wary of drafting Russian Valeri Nichushkin because of the Alexander Radulov situation?

    “There’s no question it becomes a factor in discussion,” TSN draft analyst Craig Button said.

    “It’s just who is available,” Fenton said. “We’re taking the best hockey player that we can. Nationality aside and circumstances that happened — we can’t be that narrow-minded to think that every situation is going to turn out like that.”

    “Every case is different. Certainly Radulov is not a great subject around our organization because he did decide to go back there and leverage whatever he had and enjoys playing there,” Fenton said. “Each case is individual, and Nichushkin is a guy that is telling us he wants to play over here. He’s acclimating, they’ve got him out of his contract and he could be a guy that’s staring us in the face.”

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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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Flyers, Maple Leafs and Islanders said to be in the mix for Jonathan Bernier

  • Nick Kypreos: Kypreos is hearing that Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier will be traded sooner than later, and that the Flyers and Maple Leafs could be the front-runners. The Flyers if they decided to buyout Ilya Brygalov and there is the Leiweke-LA link for the Leafs.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers were one of 12 teams that Kings GM Dean Lombardi has contacted about Bernier. The Kings source said,

    “Basically, we’re running an auction,” the source said.

    The Flyers might offer Matt Read, as the Kings are said to be looking for help on the wing.

  • Sam Carchidi: Thinks that a 1st and Sean Couturier is too much for Jonathan Bernier, but Couturier for Bernier would be tempting, especially with Scott Laughton close.

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NHL Rumors I: Friedman’s thoughts, Decisions for Jets, Islanders to talk with Visnovsky and Nabokov

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Canucks are bringing their entire scouting staff to the GM meetings in Toronto on Wednesday.Teams like the Canucks (looking for centres), Philadelphia (defencemen), Rangers (a defenceman and depth forwards) and Nashville (offence) are looking to make a move before the April 3rd trade deadline.Teams will wait to see if Jarome Iginla becomes available.

    Teams are chasing: Ryane Clowe, Brenden Morrow, Robyn Regehr and Nate Thompson.

    Filip Kuba makes sense for the Rangers, but he’s owed $4 million next season.

    Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow have been mentioned in Dallas, but don’t forget about Jaromir Jagr.

    The Hurricanes plan on re-signing Alex Semin.

    Teams may be nervous about Clowe. Was he more injured than was let on? He left Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury.

    Sabres GM Darcy Regier is extremely cautious and intensely thinks things through before reacting. Friedman guesses that he won’t blow it up, but may make one big move and get a significant return back. Can’t see him moving all of Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.

    The Leafs won’t make a move that will jeopordize their playoff chances.

    The Flames assistant GM John Weisbrod has chased Flyers winger Matt Read for years.

    Blues GM Doug Armstrong on RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, ”You sign bad contracts when you sign contracts out of fear. We have stable ownership. We’ll match any offer sheet…We will get them signed at contracts everyone is comfortable with.” Armstrong added that “we’ve yet to see an offer sheet work with top-end players.”

    The Blues also have RFAs Chris Stewart and Patrick Berglund.

    Former CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke, may be interested in being the CEO of MLSE.

    Friedman is starting to think that Oilers Ryan Whitney may not be going anywhere.

  • Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: If the Jets were to make a move, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff may look to acquire:

    “I’d love to be able to acquire something that could inspire some more scoring for us,” Cheveldayoff said. “Our left side with Ladd and Kane has played well. Wheeler on the right side has played well. And the guys that have been auditioning up and down the lineup on the right side, you’ve seen some good things and you’ve seen some times where you wish you had more.”

    “There’s a long line,” Cheveldayoff conceded. “But we’ve positioned ourselves well. We do have the assets that if the right deal comes along we can pounce on it.”

    If the Jets are out the playoff hunt, they could dangle UFAs Ron Hainsey and Nik Antropov.

  • Ken Wiebe via twitter: It’s possible that the Jets could trade defenseman Ron Hainsey before the trade deadline if the price is right, but it’s far from certain that they will.
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders began preliminary talks with defenseman Mark Streit last month. Sources are saying the Islanders will begin talks with Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov shortly. The 37-year old Nabokov has no plans to retire after the season.

    “I’m enjoying it, I want to continue to play,” the 37-year-old goaltender said. “And I feel the same as last year — I like the guys here, I like the direction of the team. When the time will come, we will definitely talk [about next season].”

    Despite not reporting to the Islanders right away this season, he did say on Friday that he’s willing to listen to an offer.

    “Sure, why not? I’m open for anything,” he said. “Next year is far off, and right now I’m thinking about the next game here, this team here. I was never thinking about the [trade] deadline. I’m playing for the Islanders and I’m happy here.”

    Indications are that the Islanders would like to extend Brad Boyes as well.

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Today’s Roster Notes: Bourque, Malone, Tyutin, Dubinsky, Read and Martin

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin is questionable for tonight with an accumulation of “bumps and bruises.”
  • Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers Matt Read didn’t rule out playing tonight but added that he still has some discomfort shooting.

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