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NHL Rumors: Clarkson, Leafs, Hemsky, Miller, Iginla, Greiss and Old Habs-Lightning Trade Rumor

  • Greg Brady: SportsNet’s Doug MacLean said yesterday morning on the Fan 590 that there will be serious discussions from the Maple Leafs about the possibility of buying out David Clarkson this summer for salary cap relief.
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Five members of the Maple Leafs organization who are on the hot seat as playoffs slip away: 1. Dion Phaneuf 2. Randy Carlyle 3. Jonathan Bernier (not due to his play) 4. David Clarkson 5. Dave Nonis.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators haven’t started contract talks with pending UFA Ales Hemsky. GM Bryan Murray hasn’t said whether he plans on trying to re-sign Hemsky or not. Murray has been happy with Hemsky’s play since they acquired him.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”I would say the odds of Miller staying in St.Louis are reasonable to more than that.” … ”I’ve been led to believe that the term Miller is seeking as a UFA is much shorter than people would think.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Iginla is likely to stay in Boston. Chiarelli has reached out to Newport Sports.”
  • Sarah McLellan: Contract talks between the Coyotes and Thomas Greiss will resume once the season is over.
  • Hope Smoke: Jeff Marek on #MvsW again yesterday: “Montreal was going to send Price, Pacioretty & one of Subban or McDonagh to TB for Lecavalier”  … ”Reason deal didn’t go through is because a Montreal investor was interested in buying the Lightning & wanted Lecavalier on team.”

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Morning Rumors I: Habs Turn Down Bourque-Parenteau Offer? Other Avs and Canadiens Notes

  • Louis Jean: The Canadiens turn down a trade offer from the Avalanche, Rene Bourque for P.A. ParenteauAdrian Dater: “Not true”
  • Adrian Dater: The Avalanche made P.A. Parenteau a healthy scratch last night. Coach Patrick Roy said the decision was based on Parenteau just coming off the IR and the need for him to get stronger.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Parenteau came back early from his knee injury and hasn’t looked right. Healthy scratch tonight due to performance” … ”There are a lot of rumblings that the Avs aren’t married to him. I would say he’s available.”
  • Hope Smoke: McKenzie: ”Therien is not going anywhere” …  ”I’m telling you right now, unless the Canadiens go horribly downhill, Bergevin will not make a coaching change in season”
  • Hope Smoke: McKenzie: ”Bergevin is trying to make a deal but so are all the other teams right now”
  • The Fourth Period: Sounding like the Canadiens are onto something soon. They’ve been looking for a top-six winger. They’ve been in talks with a few teams lately and talks with one team have increased. Sounding like it could be close.
  • The Fourth Period: Rene Bourque, Daniel Briere and Brian Gionta’s names are part of the Canadiens rumors. Gionta has a no-trade clause. Briere has a no-movement clause. Bourque has a limited no-trade clause. GM Marc Bergevin won’t overpay for a rental, but is willing to move young prospects to improve their roster. Though unlikely to be moved, teams are calling about P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller.
  • The Fourth Period: Sources saying the Canadiens, Senators and Red Wings are among the teams interested in Parenteau.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater could see the Avalanche trading Parenteau, but they already have a lot forwards and have worries on their blueline. If they were able to get a nice defenseman for Parenteau, Dater could see it happening. Dater wonders if the Canadiens would give up a defenseman or another forward like Brian Gionta. Dater would only trade Parenteau for a defenseman.

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Morning Rumors: Moulson, Phaneuf, Gardiner, Ranger, Pacioretty, Eberle and Dupuis

  • Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Matt Moulson may consider re-signing with the Sabres.

    “Definitely, I think there is,” Moulson told CBC when asked about the possibility of re-signing in Buffalo. “I don’t know what they think of me. I love playing for Teddy [Nolan].”

    The Sabres also have pending UFA Ryan Miller.

    “I think they’re trying to figure out guys they want to hang on to and they think they can build a core around,” Miller said, per the Buffalo News. “We’ll see how it goes.”

  • Darren Dreger: (this morning) The Leafs and Dion Phaneuf are very close on a 7 year contract extension worth $7 million per season. Term was the key.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “I think the Phaneuf extension is as close to being done as it can get. I’ll be surprised if we’r still talking about this next week.” David Alter: Dion Phaneuf offered a no comment when asked if his contract extension was close.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Leafs and Phaneuf are closing in a deal, but it’s not done yet. Some issues still need to be resolved, and could come quickly if they are.
  • James Mirtle: “The problem I have with all this “Leafs must re-sign Phaneuf” talk is how rotten they are with him. It’s not as big a slam dunk as some say.” … “Folks, Phaneuf is on pace for 28 points this season. I agree he’s one of Leafs better players but let’s not oversell the season he’s having.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “I think Gardiner is a late blooming hockey player. It’s why the Leafs are reluctant to trade him” … “I still think the Leafs end up moving Gardiner between now and the deadline.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “The experiment with Ranger isn’t over yet. He may become a 4-5 for the Leafs but he isn’t there right now” … “Make no mistake, Ranger chose Toronto. He had other options. He and Eakins had a great relationship.” … “If it doesn’t work in Toronto, Ranger will get a shot somewhere else. There were times last season where Eakins played him 40 mins” … “If the Leafs made Ranger available Eakins and the Oilers will pick him up tomorrow”
  • Matt Larkin: “Pacioretty trade rumors baffle me. “Size and strength are our weaknesses, so let’s trade our top power forward.” Wait, what?”
  • Ryan Lambert: Nick Kypreos advocates the Oilers trading Jordan Eberle.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins GM Ray Shero on the urgency to make a trade after the loss of Pascal Dupuis: ”We’ll see what happens down the line here, but there’s nothing imminent in that regard.”

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Morning Rumors: Souray, Gaborik, Laviolette, Playoffs, Pacioretty and 2015 Winter Classic

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson wonders where Sheldon Souray fits in on the Ducks blueline when he returns. Marian Gaborik is now out with a broken collarbone, and the Blue Jackets wouldn’t mind getting out from his $7.5 million contract. It likely won’t happen till closer to the trade deadline when his salary gets closer to $1.5 million.
  • Larry Brooks: Brooks doesn’t think the report of the Islanders interested in Peter Laviolette if they decide on a coaching change. Many GMs didn’t know how the playoff format would work until a couple weeks ago. Expect the GMs to push for a change over the summer. The NHLPA insisted on the wild-card/crossover.

    “If that’s what the players wanted, there couldn’t have been any players involved in the decision,” one prominent player said this week.

  • Arpon Basu: Canadiens Max Pacioretty is not Jacques Martin’s type of player. GM Marc Bergevin won’t trade him to the East. Credible sources are reporting these rumors, so you think there has to be something to them.

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Morning Rumors: Rangers, Sens, Jackets, Leafs, Oilers, Flames, Wings, Canes, Avs, Canadiens and Isles

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Rangers are said to be the most desperate team to make a deal. GM Glen Sather has been working the phones, looking at deals involving Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi. Girardi will be a UFA and the Rangers may be seeing what they could get for him. The Senators are interested Del Zotto, but they have to send contracts the other way, either Patrick Wiercioch or Eric Gryba. The Rangers are willing to talk about anyone other than Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Chris Kreider.The Blue Jackets are looking for a goalie. Justin Peters could be a good fit.The Maple Leafs may have shown some interest in Sam Gagner and would be a good fit, but he has a two years with a $4.8 million cap hit. The Devils may have called the Oilers on Gagne as well.The Sabres may be getting close on naming a new GM, with Jim Benning the top candidate.

    Flames that could be on the move: Mikael Backlund, Sven Baertschi, Mike Cammalleri or Lee Stempniak.

    The Kings have depth upfront and could look to move: Trevor Lewis, Colin Fraser and Dan Carcillo.

    The Wings have been looking to bring in a top-end defenseman. They may have looked at Alex Edler, but he’s likely not going anywhere.

    Talk is the Maple Leafs are looking to sweeten the pot in a John-Michael Liles for Tim Gleason deal with the Hurricanes.

    Avs GM Joe Sakic is ready to trade. There have been no contract talks between the Avs and pending UFA Paul Stastny.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: There continues to be talk that the Canadiens are willing to trade Max Pacioretty. The Rangers are interest, but there doesn’t appear to be a match. The don’t appear to be a landing spot for Del Zotto. The Islanders and Flyers are taking serious runs at Pacioretty, but GM Marc Bergeron isn’t likely to want to trade him in the East, if at all.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Not usual visitors scouting the the Kings-Avalanche game: Maple Leafs and Penguins.

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Morning Rumors: Oilers, Flyers, Flames, Jets, Canadiens, Canucks, Sabres and Scouting Avs-Blues

  • TSN: Some quotes from Oilers GM Craig MacTavish:

    “I have not seen the same, beat-up, negative group that I’ve seen here in the past. If I thought for one instant it was a lack of work ethic on the players’ part, we’d be having a much different conversation.

    “I’m going to continue to support this group, and I think the players deserve my support… I feel and see progress,” added MacTavish.

    “The blueline needs to be improved upon… do we need a big stud defenceman? It would help immensely,” said MacTavish.

  • Bob Stauffer: MacTavish said he would be prepared to move their 2014 1st round pick, preferable a player on an entry level contract.
  • Jason Gregor: MacTavish: ”I don’t view another first round draft choice as what we need. Whether I can get suitable value for that remains to be seen.” … ”Our default is to kick out and not go to the net or tough areas. We need to get our group there or bring guys in who will go there.”
  • Darren Dreger: The Oilers had offered three 2nd round picks for Braydon Coburn at the 2013 draft and couldn’t get the deal done.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”Flames at this moment in time do not want to move Cammalleri”
  • Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Someone started that the Jets are taking calls for Evander Kane. A Montreal radio station floated a Kane for Max Pacioretty deal. A Vancouver TV type said the Canucks may want to package some prospects for Kane.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Ranking Sabres GM candidates: 1. Claude Loiselle 2. Jason Botterill 3. Laurence Gilman 4. Brad Treliving 5. Paul Fenton Wild Card: Bill Zito.
  • Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail: The Canadiens will soon find out what it will cost them to potentially sign P.K. Subban to contract extension. It is likely to cost $8 million or more per season. What Subban brings: “no other defenceman brings quite the same combination of rise-out-of-your-seat offensive dynamism, punishing physicality and defensive intelligence.” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8-years, $56 million) and Blues Alex Pietrangelo (7-years, 45.5 million) may be the closest comparables. Penguins Kris Letang signed for 8-years and $58 million. Before the lockout, Senators Erik Karlsson signed for 7-years and $45 million. Shea Weber has a salary cap hit of $7.8 million, followed by Ryan Suter and Letang at $7.5 million.
  • Adrian Dater: Scouting the Avalanche – Blues games: Rangers, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Lightning.

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Injury Notes: Carter, Schneider, Gustavsson, Franzen, Morrow, Parros, Pacioretty, Wild and Callahan

  • Andrew Walker: Hearing that Kings Jeff Carter has a broken foot.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that a decision will come tomorrow morning on Cory Schneider’s availability for this weekends back-to-back games. Brodeur starting against the Flyers.
  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Brenden Morrow didn’t skate on Wednesday and Thursday. Morrow will stay in St. Louis and will be evaluated on Monday to see if he can join the team in Montreal. Magnus Paajarvi was put on the IR retroactive to last Sunday. Parrjarvi will skate with the team today and is eligible to come off the IR tomorrow. He could play if he’s ready, but that seems unlikely.
  • TSN: Both George Parros and Max Pacioretty will return the Canadiens lineup this weekend.
  • Minnesota Wild PR: Wild’s Charlie Coyle has been activated from the IR. Michael RussoJonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and Keith Ballard will return to the Wild’s lineup.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Ryan Callahan practiced today with a contact jersey on.

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Afternoon Hits: Protected 1st Rounder, Bass, Gagner, Perreault, Lupul, Liles, Flames Injuries and Pacioretty

  • Pierre LeBrun: The 1st round pick that the Islanders included in the Vanek-Moulson deal with the Sabres is protected. Islanders can defer to 2015 if it is in the top 10.
  • Mark Spector: Sam Gagner has been cleared to play. Bob Stauffer: If Gagner is activated off the IR and Richard Bachman remains with the team, they will have to make a roster move. They have two extra defenseman, Grebeshkov and Potter. Chris Johnston: Gagner says he’s playing.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault will be back in the lineup. Dustin Penner is skating, but might not be ready.
  • Chris Johnston: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is a game-time decision. John-Michael Liles will be scratched.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano has a broken ankle and is out for six to eight weeks. Lee Stempniak has a broken foot and is out week-to-week. Chris Breen is day-to-day with a abdominal strain.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty (hamstring) and Christian Thomas (hernia) skated today.

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Injury Notes: Panthers, Penguins, Lightning, Leafs, Hurricanes, Jets, Sharks, Flyers, Canadiens and Wings

  • George Richards: Panthers say that Ed Jovanovski has not been taken off the IR.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma on defenseman Kris Letang:  “There’s not a timetable on Kris’ return at this point.”
  • Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Hearing that Penguins James Neal’s upper-body injury is of the four to six week type. So, he could be out for a couple more weeks, if not more. He’s been out for two weeks already. Matt D’Agostini is not eligible to come off the LTIR until next week.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Martin St. Louis didn’t skate yesterday.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin still has a walking boot on. Looks like it will be awhile before he’s back.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk didn’t skate yesterday. Mark Masters: Randy Carlyle said that JVR is out with back spasms.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Tim Gleason said that next Thursday may be the “safest bet” for his return.
  • Gary Lawless: Jets coach Claude Noel said that Evander Kane, Brian Little and Jim Slater are all day-to-day. Kane could be able to go tonight.
  • Ian Mendes: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that Dan Boyle will need a few more days before a full evaluation on his injuries are known.
  • Rob Parent: Flyers Kimmo Timonen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James Reimer will be able to practice today. Reimer had a ”headache” after the hit. (left after 32 seconds after a collision with a teammate. Missed time two years ago with a concussion)
  • John Lu: Canadiens Max Pacioretty has a left hamstring strain and will be out three weeks. The Canadiens won’t make any AHL call ups to fill the roster spot.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin might be able to return after next week.
  • Chip Alexander: It’s unlikely that Hurricanes Elias Lindholm will play against the Islanders. They might wait until they play the Wild next week.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Ken Holland said that Niklas Kronwall has a “mild concussion.”

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Injury Notes: Boyle, St. Louis, Clowe, Drewiske, JVR, Rozsival, Soderberg, Hagelin, Kane and Pacioretty

  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Dan Boyle flew back to San Jose yesterday and in a text: “I’m OK. That was scary. Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor, if any, going forward.” Blues Maxim Lapierre said that he tried calling Boyle, but Boyle did not answer. Lapierre said he understood why Boyle would not answer.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Martin St. Louis didn’t practice, day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Damian Cristodero: St. Louis took a Drew Doughty shot off the foot on Tuesday. Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: St. Louis hasn’t ruled himself out of tonight’s game, but the recalling of Brett Connolly could suggest otherwise.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe was elbowed in the head on Sunday and experienced a headache afterwards. Todd Cordell: The Devils put Clowe on IR retroactive to October 13th. Tom Gulitti: Clowe may have suffered three concussions last year, but received clearance after undergoing test after last season. With his history, they are playing it safe with Clowe. He’ll miss the next two games.
  • Dave Stubbs: Canadiens Davis Drewiske will be out for five to six months after shoulder surgery.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk was back at practice yesterday.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Michal Rozsival is sick and likely won’t play.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Carl Soderberg has been cleared for contact and his getting close to returning.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Carl Hagelin has been cleared for contact. Targeting an October 29th return against the Islanders.
  • Robin Short: Jets Evander Kane was hurt in practice yesterday morning.
  • Dave Stubbs: Max Pacioretty’s status should be updated after the Canadiens morning skate.

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Injury Notes: Pronger, Calvert, Neal, Lindholm, Helm, Pacioretty and JVR

  • James O’Brien of Pro Hockey Talk: (citing a Hockey News feature) Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has finally admitted that defenseman Chris Prongerwill never play in the NHL again.

    “I’ll say it, Chris is never going to play again,” Holmgren said. “I have no problems saying it.”

    Issues could arise by the Flyers keeping him on the LTIR to avoid the cap hit if he were to retire from his 35+ contract. Pronger has a cap hit of $4.94 million that ends after the 2016-17 season.

  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert will be out about six weeks after abdominal surgery.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Elias Lindholm skated yesterday morning.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm will go to Grand Rapids of the AHL on a conditioning stint. Helm will practice today, play two games, then be activated for Oct. 26th against the Rangers.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Max Pacioretty left last night with a lower-body injury. Wilde thinks it looks more like a groin injury than a knee injury.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James van Riemsdyk’s injury didn’t happen during a game and added  ”Upper body. We’re surprised what happened.”

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Injury Notes: Spezza, Pacioretty, Sbisa, Backstrom, Thomas and Pyatt

  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Jason Spezza said that he should be fine tomorrow. Coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza will be evaluated in the morning and may not be in the lineup.
  • Dave Stubbs: Looking like Max Pacioretty should be back in the lineup against the Flames.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa is sounding like he’s a week or two away from getting back into the lineup. He might try to skate on Thursday.
  • Jim Diamond: Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom was injured when Eric Nystrom collided with him. Josh Harding came in to replace him.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panther goalie Tim Thomas left the game with a lower-body injury. George Richards: The Panthers are saying it’s a slight groin pull and that Scott Clemmensen is on his way back to the team.

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