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NHL Injuries: Penguins, Wild, Lightning, Panthers, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Blues and Avs

  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale met with doctors and are skating lightly, but not ready to practice yet.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Sidney Crosby, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz and Olli Maatta are day-to-day. All practiced yesterday.
  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Josh Harding practiced yesterday. Clayton Stoner and Keith Ballard were also on the ice.
  • NBC Pro Hockey Talk: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been sent the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Ben Bishop left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. Steve Simmons: Bishop’s injury is not his shoulder. His arm or elbow. Will have a MRI today.
  • Sam Carchidi: Panthers Roberto Luongo missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton left last night’s game after re-aggravating a lower-body injury. Aaron Portzline: Horton had a setback and could be done for the rest of the regular season, possibly longer.
  • Lou Korac: Blues David Backes is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau will return to the lineup on Friday.

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Injury Notes: Peverly, Habs, Stars, Wings, Panthers, Sabres, Avs, Isles, Flyers, Lightning, Canes and Ducks

  • Mark Stepneski of Stars.NHL: Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition in a Dallas hospital after collapsing on the bench last night.

    “We successfully treated him for a cardiac event with standard therapy,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.”

    “As soon as we treated him he regained consciousness. He was alert and talking to us after the event and quickly got transported to the hospital. I was actually able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance; he was able to tell me where he was and wanted to get back into the game.”

    Peverley has a history of heart issues. He underwent a procedure in September for an irregular heartbeat.

  • Montreal Canadiens: Canadiens Josh Gorges had surgery yesterday morning to repair his fractured hand. He’ll be out at least four weeks.
  • Mike Heika: Stars coach Lindy Ruff said that Kari Lehtonen has a concussion: “When he starts feeling well, he’ll start exercising again.”
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Joakim Andersson has a broken medial malleolus after being hit by a Dominic Moore shot. Andersson wears shot-blockers, but it was still able to fracture part of his left ankle.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Erik Gudbranson has a knee injury and is waiting to be assessed.
  • Chris Ryndak of the Buffalo News: Tylers Myers injured his right leg Sunday night, but it’s looking like he’ll not miss any time and should be in the lineup tonight.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau left last night’s game with a knee injury. He’ll end up missing four to six weeks a MCL injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Michael Grabner (upper-body) will be evaluated when they return to New York.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Ray Emery practiced yesterday, but he’s doubtful for tonight according to GM Paul Holmgren.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos wasn’t on the ice yesterday morning. He’ll take a day off here and there as he works his way back. Team was off Sunday as well.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes who didn’t practice yesterday: Eric Staal, Justin Faulk (upper-body) and John Michael-Liles (upper-body).
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Curtis Glencross practiced yesterday in a contact jersey.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa (knee) and Mathieu Perreault (forearm) skated yesterday and hope to travel with the team on their road trip.

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Morning Rumors VII: Twitter Rumors Involving A Bunch Of Teams And Players I

  • David Pagnotta: “Since yesterday evening, seems things have picked up with Habs. Again, no guarantees, but they’re exploring multiple options on trade front”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “Teams continue to phone Vancouver on Alex Edler… Wasn’t a chip Canucks really looking to move that much but if price is right…”
  • Dave Isaac: “Keep in mind, teams can now go above 23 on their rosters, but have to be cap compliant until playoffs. #Flyers roughly $2.45 M under.”
  • John Vogl: “One thing to note about the Sabres and trades: @capgeek says they have reached their limit on retaining salaries, so any deal is straight-up”
  • John Vogl: “Sabres looking at ‘couple names’ on waiver wire, getting calls on 25 percent of roster, GM tells team site “
  • Josh Yohe: “We know Pens are willing to deal Despres. Have to wonder where his value is right now. Physically gifted. Hasn’t put it all together yet.”
  • Louis Jean: “As I reported yesterday, #Ducks very interested in Kesler. Will a deal get done by 3pm Eastern or will it happen at the draft?”
  • Craig Custance: “If Canucks get the return they’re looking for, they do have the green light from ownership to make a Kesler deal today.”
  • Spector’s Hockey: “I don’t expect #Leafs to trade James Reimer at deadline. They need him in case Bernier burns out or gets hurt down the stretch.”
  • Darren Dreger: “When looking at Brodeur trade possibilities, important to note Marty doesn’t have to be number one. Just the right opportunity/change.”
  • Michael Russo: “BLOG: #mnwild talking to the Buffalo Sabres about Drew Stafford “
  • Louis Jean: “Told it seems unlikely OLli Jokinen will be traded by #Jets. To be continued.”
  • Bob McKenzie: “Getting a sense remaining Kesler options for VAN are PIT or ANA or not trading him at the deadline. Fluid process, tho. Still time.”
  • Nick Kypreos: “Hearing the Canadiens shopping Lars Eller today. Worst kept secret is Bergevin wants more size.”
  • Mark Spector: “Out of CGY, Hudler not out of play. Could help a lot of teams, esp CHI with Hossa hurt. Would love to move Wideman contract. Unlikely.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “B’s still looking for a D-man, maybe get 1 or 2 depending on price… Options include likes of N. Schultz, Meszaros, Tallinder, among others”
  • David Pagnotta: “I expect Columbus to do more than simply trade Gaborik… They want a defenseman and could add a scorer. They’ve inquired about Cammalleri.”
  • Dale Lamontagne: “The New York Rangers have received several inquires regarding Brian Boyle, according to the New York Post.”
  • Rob Rossi: ” #Pens not sure if Kesler is still in play.”
  • Mark Spector: “Per @reporterchris, D Sami Vatanen being available should intrigue a lot of GMs. Also a sign ANA is clearing room for something big.”
  • Jim Diamond: “My guess is that Poile works out a deal to trade Legwand today. Whether or not he accepts it or not is a different story.”
  • David Pagnotta: “Colorado looking for veteran defenseman with term. Guys like McGinn, Parenteau among available players for a ‘hockey trade’”
  • Bruce Garrioch: “My friend Denis Potvin says Anaheim Ducks have made multiple phone calls on Jason Spezza. Still doubt he moves today.”
  • Nick Kypreos: “#Devils will try and move Brodeur. He told his GM last nite he wants out. Lou told him not great market but he’d try his best to do it.”
  • Chris Botta: “As of late last night, the Ducks, Kings and Sharks want you to believe they’re out on Vanek. That could change, of course.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: “As for any speculation about Kesler and Chicago, told by Hawks source that they are NOT in on that. Also not looking for a backup goalie”
  • Darren Dreger: “Nothing in the works, but if the Leafs do something today…it will be big or nothing. Let the Gardiner, Kadri rumours fly.”

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Montreal Canadiens

Written by Niels Lachmann (before yesterday’s trade) 

USATSI_7778393_154224518_lowresLast year’s 1st-round exit of the Habs against the Senators lingers on in the minds of the passionate fans who fear a repeat. According to their expectations, the task is thus not only to strengthen the team to get into the playoffs, but to have potential for a long run.

Inquire about the Habs’ needs among their faithful and you will immediately hear that they lack size, if not even the toughness requested in the playoffs. The latter concern is debatable in light of signings made by Bergevin since he took office in 2012 – Prust, Bouillon, Parros, Murray – and the recent acquisition of gritty Dale Weise for smallish skilled D-man Raphael Diaz.

But what is not to be debated, is that beyond Max Pacioretty, size is not the characteristic you would first think of when it comes to their point producers up front, to say the least.

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Vancouver Canucks

Written by Joe McCormick and can be followed at @joemccormick19.

USATSI_7477652_154224518_lowresWell things for the Canucks certainly have been interesting leading into the deadline. The team is in a position where they are not clear as to if they are buyers or sellers. All we know for sure is that Louis Jean of TVA Sports in Montreal says that Ryan Kesler asked for a trade earlier in the season. Louis Jean has been in the business a long time and is not known to embellish the truth.

That being said, this whole situation seems really odd. First off, when is this just leaking now, right before the trade deadline? Secondly, why is it that a reporter from Montreal found out about this first? Maybe I am just seeing the facts that I want to see as I really don’t want to see him in another jersey.

However, there is no denying that trading him could net a good return and help the team re-tool for another cup run in 2-3 years. Twitter has since exploded with people trying to think of where he might go and who might come back.

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Morning Rumors II: Sabres Edition: Flyers, Senators, Avs, Ehrhoff, Stewart, Moulson and Parenteau

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Murray knows he has a long rebuild ahead of him and because of that he’s looking to acquire as much assets as possible”
  • Mike Harrington: Signs pointing to the Sabres not keeping Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Ted Nolan was talking about Jhonas Enroth being their No. 1 guy.
  • Dave Isaac: Now that Flyers Ray Emery has been listed as day-to-day, maybe the speculation that the Flyers will be going after Jaroslav Halak will stop.
  • Elliotte Friedman: If the Sabres trade Christian Ehrhoff, need to keep on eye on the cap recapture penalty. It doesn’t affect the team that would trade for him, but it could affect what the Sabres want in return for him.
  • Bob McKenzie: Potential Senators targets if the Sabres decide to flip Chris Stewart to them are Mark Stone, Matt Puempel, Mark Borowiecki and Fredrik Claesson.
  • A.J. Jakubec: Hearing the Sabres have asked the Senators for Mike Hoffman in any potential Chris Stewart trade.
  • Bob McKenzie: “Of course, wouldn’t it be infinitely more interesting if BUF traded Stewart and Matt Moulson to OTT for a really big haul. Buckle up.”
  • Adrian Dater: Dater has heard that the Senators want Chris Stewart. If they don’t land him, they could make a pitch for Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater doesn’t see the Stewart heading back to the Avalanche.
  • Sabres GM Tim Murray on HC @ Noon yesterday

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Morning Rumors: Playbooks, Trade Talk Quiet, Avalanche, Islanders, Sabres and Seattle Expansion

  • Bruce Garrioch: Talked to three teams yesterday who said all was quiet on the trade talk. They expect things to pick up on Monday.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver PostAlex Tanguay’s season ending surgery may mean that P.A. Parenteau is no longer on the trade block, if he was ever on it. They may have able to use Parenteau to acquire a defenseman. Dater doesn’t expect the Avalanche to make a big trade by the deadline. Dater thinks the Avs will trade a prospect or two or future mid-round draft picks for a veteran defenseman or forward, a depth move.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Islanders GM Garth Snow will now be sell mode. He’ll be looking to move Thomas Vanek after contract extension talks with Vanek broke down. Vanek’s agent:

    “Things are going to come hot and heavy after the break,” Bartlett predicted on Wednesday.

    It may be a good move to get as much as you can for defenseman Andrew MacDonald if they can’t/don’t want to sign him to an extension.

    “Garth Snow and the Islanders will make a business decision, and we’re going to have to make a business decision,” said MacDonald’s agent, Peter Cooney, when we spoke on Thursday morning after the Tavares news. “He has wanted to remain an Islander, that’s been our goal and our indication to Garth. Our door remains open to continuing those discussions to get a deal done with them.”

  • Ryan Kennedy of the Hockey News: The Islanders owe the Sabres a first round pick from the Thomas Vanek – Matt Moulson trade. It has a top 10 protection on this year,  but the Islanders have the option to send it to the Sabres if they so choose. The 2015 draft is thought to be stronger than the 2014 draft, so if the Islanders finish at say 9th, they may opt to do so and not risk giving the Sabres a shot at Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Noah Hanifin. With John Tavares’ injury, may be likely that they are picking in the top 5 though.
  • Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times: A Seattle group is heading to Vancouver to learn more about the NHL, a trip that was planned months ago.

    But the timing couldn’t be better, given continued negotiations behind the scenes to bring an NHL expansion franchise to this city and a sense the league could begin moving seriously toward that soon after the Olympics in Sochi conclude.

    NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said during the Super Bowl week that the NHL hadn’t made an official decision on expansion yet. A local source said the NHL has had talks with a potential ownership group about a team starting in 2015-16. Expansion fees could be in the $200 to $250 million range. A second team would likely be needed balance out the schedule. Possible cities include: Quebec City, Kansas City, Portland, the Toronto suburb of Markham, Saskatoon and Las Vegas. Quebec City has already started building an arena.

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VIDEO: SportsNet HC Trade Tracker: Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau

Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Colorado Avalanche will trade P.A Parenteau. The 30-year old was a healthy scratch several times before the Olympic break. He carries a $4 million salary cap hit through 2015-16.

Marty Turco thinks a possible destination is the Islanders. Marty McSorley thinks the Canadiens and Devils are possible destinations.

Who do you think should go after Parenteau, and at what cost?

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Morning Rumor Round Up From the Past Few Days

  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues Chris Stewart name is in the rumor mill. There were rumors that the Rangers and Senators have inquired. Stewart has another year left at $4.2 million, which may appeal to some teams who don’t want to pay the rental price for Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson and Mike Cammalleri. The Blues are deep up front and have some RFAs they’ll need to give raises too.

    Sabres Ryan Miller is said to be looking for “Henrik Lundqvist money” (7 years and $59.5 million).

    The Senators would like to add a scoring winger and have a surplus of offensive-minded defensemen.

    The Blue Jackets have shown interest in Ryan Callahan, but not as just a rental.

    The Canadiens have made several attempts to land P.A. Parenteau.

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Frans Nielsen will be out for a month with a broken hand.
  • Travis Yost: (Feb. 10th) Senators GM Bryan Murray: ”..there’s a couple of guys on our team who seem to be a target for other managers. they are not people that I want to move.”
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins could use some more speed and a “big, strong veteran defenseman that can block shots and throw bodies around in the defensive zone.” Those types of top-pairing guys are tough to find. They could trade a could trade a couple non-first round picks for Andrew MacDonald, but he’s not the big Dman they would prefer.  They won’t be interested in Dan Girardi if the Rangers want a first round pick. The Senators won’t be dangling Chris Phillips to anyone. The Bruins could consider someone that has term on his contract. Haggerty mentions Mark Giordano, but they would have to give up some good assets to get him. Henrik Tallinder, Willie Mitchell and Mark Stuart could all be available, but they are not really an upgrade to their current top-six.

    “There are really not that many players available, so beggars can’t be choosers really at this point,” Chiarelli said. “With each passing game, I see our D maturing, I see them making fewer mistakes, and it makes it a little easier on me. But I always feel that we need eight good NHL defenders going in to the playoffs.

    “While I’m certainly not going to replace [Dennis] Seidenberg, he’s too good and those players aren’t available, you’d like to think that there is a player with a little bit of Seids’ [Dennis Seidenberg] defending that we could find, and [that could] help us. But this year’s been a story about our depth, and I’ve been happy with it.”

  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks have been struggling and will be without Mike Santorelli for the rest of the season, and their blueline has dealt with injuries to Dan Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa and Chris Tanev. GM Mike Gillis isn’t losing faith in the team though.

    “We’re going to be all right,” Mike Gillis valiantly predicted.

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Stephen Weiss continues to rehab from sports hernia surgery. He will be skating with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers instead of skating on his own and his hoping to be able to return to the lineup on Feb. 26th.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: (Feb. 9th mail bag) Panaccio hasn’t heard any rumbling of the Flyers looking for offense leading up to the trade deadline. He doesn’t see the Flyers doing anything major until the summer. The Predators have stocked up on young defenseman and they could be willing to trade Shea Weber this summer. If it happens, the Flyers will be a major player. He won’t be moved at the trade deadline as the Predators will be able to get more at the draft.
  • Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald: Flames Shane O’Brien is waiting for a trade as he’s playing in the AHL.

    “Obviously, I believe I’m an NHL player,” O’Brien is saying Thursday afternoon from Abbotsford where — after an uninterrupted 528-game stretch in the National Hockey League — he’s again skating in the minors. “So I’ve got to work hard, play hard. Hopefully, some teams see me and are willing to give me another chance. I’m only 30 years old, so I feel I’ve got a couple good years left in me, anyway.

    “Obviously, I realize I’m a (team’s fifth or sixth defenceman) and I’m going to play against the bigger, tougher lines. I’m OK with that.

    “I feel that I can be a regular in the NHL again.”

    O’Brien has another year left on his deal that pays him $2 million. GM Brian Burke has told O’Brien that he’s trying to trade him.

  • The Fourth Period: TVA Sports reported that Devils GM Lou Lamoriello met with Martin Brodeur to discuss his playing future. Brodeur has indicated that he’d be willing to accept a trade if it were to help the team. The Blackhawks and Wild are reportedly interested according to TVA Sports.
  • The Fourth Period: The Panthers and Canadiens have talked several times throughout this season. TFP reported at the end of January that the Canadiens showed interest in Brad Boyes and Dmitry Kulikov.
  • David Pagnotta: (Feb. 8th) The Blue Jackets will be looking to be buyers by the trade deadline. They will also have to decide whether to keep or trade Marian Gaborik.
  • David Pagnotta:  According to Aaron Portzline, there have been no contact talks between Marian Gaborik and the Blue Jackets.
  • Ben Kuzma:  Elliotte Friedman said that Canucks owner Aquilini was with the team on their last road trip. He’s obviously concerned about his struggling team.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Devils and goalie Martin Brodeur will have some decisions to make leading up to the trade deadline.

    The issue is for Brodeur is two-fold: whether, a) he would feel comfortable leaving the Devils and joining a new team three-quarters of the way through the season; and, b) whether there is a playoff contender with the need for a goaltender of his pedigree to start at least half of its games.

    The Wild or Predators could be an option. The Blue Jackets sent two scouts to watch the Rangers on Thursday and Friday to likely watch Ryan Callahan.

  • Pat Pickens of SportsNet: P.A.Parenteau was a healthy scratch last week and has been in the rumor mill, but adds he hasn’t had an issue with head coach Patrick Roy.

    “I have a really good relationship with him,” Parenteau said. “He’s a really good communicator.

  • Jonas Siegel of TSN: Leo Komarov is eyeing a NHL return.

    “I want to get back,” Komarov said of the NHL. “It’s a big goal for me for next season. [But] I’m going to see how it’s going to work out. Dynamo is playing pretty good right now so it’s like everything is good there too, but I really enjoyed it in Toronto. It was really good.”

    Komarov will be a UFA and is open to returning to Toronto. He hasn’t received any offers yet.

  • The Fourth Period: (Feb. 7th) The Oilers and Flyers could be talking about a deal. Top members of the Flyers management scouted the Oilers game in New Jersey. Last year at the draft they talked about a Braydon Coburn deal. The Flyers have been interested Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky in the past. The Oilers have been linked to Coburn, Sean Courier and Luke Schenn. The Oilers have been shopping Hemsky, Ryan Smyth and Sam Gagner. They are also getting interest in Eberle and Nail Yakupov.

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Morning Rumors: Miller, Wild, Caps, Oilers, Pens, Rangers, Vanek, MacDonald, Habs, Sharks and Callahan

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Ryan Miller situation likely won’t be resolved until after the Olympic break, the asking price will be high, but there might be more teams involved. The Wild and Capitals are believed to be at the top of the list. Before Tim Murray took over as GM, it’s believed that Pat LaFontaine asked the Ducks for John Gibson and a 1st round pick for Miller.  The Wild seem the most likely landing spot. Caps GM George McPhee is desperate to make a move and may offer more. Garrioch thinks the Kings and Canucks should at least see what the asking price is.

    Expect the Oilers to try and move Ryan Jones, Nick Schultz, Corey Potter and Ales Hemsky.

    The Penguins have some interest in Hemsky.

    Rangers UFAs: Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, Benoit Pouliot, Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman. Derrick Brassard will be a RFA. A Brad Richards buyout is basically inevitable, and some others are likely to go as well. It’s doubtful the Rangers will give Callahan $6.85 million on a seven-year deal. The Blues, Wings and Kings need help up front. Dan Girardi wants $6 million a long-term deal.

    The Islanders need to realize they are finished and need to look for a someone to trade for Thomas Vanek. They need to get a 1st round pick. Would think that if he wanted to re-sign with the Islanders, he would have done so by now. The Islanders have also been trying to trade Andrew MacDonald.

    Colorado have been denying that they are wanting to trade P.A. Parenteau, but teams are calling. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has made three offers for Parenteau.

    The Sharks have had contract extension talks with Dan Boyle, but there is no sense of urgency to get a deal done. There has been some trade interest in Boyle, but he’s doubtful to get traded. If he’s not re-signed, the Senators and Lightning could be interested this summer.

  • Larry Brooks of NY Post: Brooks wonders if Blue Jackets include Cam Atkinson in a Callahan trade. Atkinson played with Chris Kreider at Boston College.

    Looking like Thomas Vanek will end up testing the open market this summer.

    The Kings are desperate for scoring, were interested in signing Marian Gaborik as a free agent in 2009, but not when the Rangers were shopping him last year.

  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Trade talks is likely going to increase surrounding Ryan Callahan.

    “I’m not going to talk about that stuff now,” he said. “I don’t think it’s productive to the process, the negotiations or anything.”

  • Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News: Only one team has been given permission to speak with Ryan Callahan about a contract extension. No hard deadline is in place.

    “My focus is to continue to talk to the Rangers and deal with the Rangers,” Bartlett said by phone on Saturday, adding that he is “optimistic” and that Callahan will make any final decision. “We won’t close any doors.

    “I respect that they have to make the best decision for the team, and I know they respect I have to make the best decision for my player.”

    That team is not the Blue Jackets, who have been reported to have interest.

  • Randy Miller on NJ.com: It is possible that the Devils trade Martin Brodeur, but he hopes to stay.

    “We’ll see,” Brodeur told NJ.com. “I don’t expect anything to happen and I hope not. The next three weeks or four weeks, we’ll know.”

  • Dennis Bernstein: Non-regular scouts at the Flyers – Kings game: Flames, Jets and Lightning.
  • Aaron Portzline: Scouting the Blue Jackets – Panthers: Penguins (2), Sharks and Rangers.

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Morning Rumors II: Shopping Lists, Kings, Canucks, Maple Leafs and Moulson

  • John Shannon: The Olympic trade freeze is on Friday February the 7th at 3:00 PM ET.
  • Corey Masisak of NHL.com: Top teams shopping list:

    St. Louis Blues Projected cap space: $1,545,246 - goaltending. Little cap room, would have to move a goalie in a deal. They could look at adding another forward for insurance.

    Chicago Blackhawks Projected cap space: $495,822 - a No. 2 center.

    Anaheim Ducks Projected cap space: $7,174,986 - they could look for depth down the middle. They have plenty of cap space.

    San Jose Sharks Projected cap space: $1,055,000 - have health concerns up front, so could look for some cheap help. Not a lot salary cap space.

    Pittsburgh Penguins Projected cap space: $560,000 - scoring depth.

    Boston Bruins Projected cap space: $1,615,833 -  a 17-18 minutes defenseman to help with the loss of Dennis Seidenberg.

    Los Angeles Kings Projected cap space: $1,359,523 - scoring forward.

    Tampa Bay Lightning Projected cap space: $4,515,916 - GM Steve Yzerman might make a minor addition. Organization has a lot of depth.

    Colorado Avalanche Projected cap space: $31,850,985 - puck possession players, a second pairing defenseman. Uncertainty surrounding Paul Stastny, Ryan O’Reilly and P.A. Parenteau.

    Minnesota Wild Projected cap space: $2,722,636 - speculation of Ryan Miller, help up front. Forward and defensive depth.

    Vancouver Canucks Projected cap space: $2,155,232 - help up front, depth.

    New York Rangers Projected cap space: $4,582,303- an offensive defenseman could help them.

    Detroit Red Wings  Projected cap space: $1,111,833 - not a lot of cap space and have plenty of injuries. Lots of trade chips if they want to make a trade.

    Columbus Blue Jackets Projected cap space: $561,425 - little cap room. Could they add and move Marian Gaborik?

    Dallas Stars Projected cap space: $7,121,177 - could use another defenseman. They could be buyers and sellers. Ray Whitney and Vern Fiddler could be moved as rentals.

    Winnipeg Jets Projected cap space: $1,525,188 - won’t likely be looking for short-term fixes. They could move one of their core players. Could use some depth up front and another top-four defenseman.  Ondrej Pavalec is their biggest question mark.

  • TSN Insider Trading: Bob McKenzie: The Kings desperately need scoring. Matt Moulson would be a good fit, but the cost is high, a 1st and a prospect. Mike Cammalleri could be a fit, but he’s still talking with the Flames about a contract. The Islanders have to decide what they will do with Thomas Vanek. Oilers Sam Gagnercould be an option, but he has two years left at $4.8 million.

    Pierre LeBrun: The Canucks will not be in on the rental market. They are not giving up, but may need a retool. Alexander Edlerwill get lots of interest.

    Darren Dreger: The Leafs have told teams they would be willing to trade Nikolai Kulemin, but it wouldn’t just be to get rid of his salary. They need player in return, but there have been no offers that have made sense.

  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Matt Moulson’sagent said that there haven’t really been any substantial contract talks with the Sabres. There is no concern about his injury affecting his trade status.

    “It’s something that we can’t control anyway, so to that end we’re not overly concerned about it,” Arnott told The News by phone. “Obviously, we’re fully aware that we have a standard trade deadline on March 5, but we also have a trade freeze for the upcoming Olympic break before that. I am aware that managers have been talking and are maybe trying to do something prior to this freeze, but in Matt’s case I’m not sure anything was or would get done anyway.”

  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs said that they can sign Teemu Hartikainen and if he doesn’t make the team next year, they can loan him back to the KHL.

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Morning Rumors III: Parenteau, Subban, Gagner, Yakupov, Stewart, Kings, Senators, Buyers and Sellers

  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. He has two more years left at $4 million per. Rumors that the Canadiens may be willing to trade P.K. Subban for Parenteau, prospect(s) and draft picks. Coach Patrick Roy said that Parenteau is not in the doghouse, he just doesn’t want to break up the top lines and that Parenteau doesn’t fit a fourth line role.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: SportsNets Doug MacLean on whether the Oilers should trade Sam Gagner or Nail Yakupov:

    “Gagner and Yakupov have really been a real dilemma for this organization. They don’t know what to do with them. -29 for Yakupov. Talented kid. You know he’s going to score a lot of goals in the NHL before he’s done. Gagner, solid, solid. People don’t know if he’s a #2 or a #3 (centre).

    “Here’s the problem. You got to stay with these guys. You’re not going to get value (in a trade). It’s disappointing the way they’ve performed, but you are not going to get value. So stay with them.”

    It was brought up that the Oilers need to get bigger, tougher. MacLean agreed, but added:

     ”You bring in complementary guys to play with them. I’ve said it for years. You take their Top Six, and you make it a Top Nine because you fill in with quality 2-way guys. But if you start trading these guys, you are not getting value and you got a disaster on your hands.”

  • Craig Custance: Some GMs are more interested in making ‘hockey trades’ and than ‘rental trades.’ Blues Chris Stewart is an intriguing name but he carries a $4.15 million salary cap hit next season.
  • Dennis Bernstein: The Kings are looking for a left winger and a defenseman. At this point, they would have to overpay to get either.
    Frank Provenzano of ESPNPotential SellersNashville Predators - David Legwand, Matt Cullen, Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis. Washington Capitals - Troy Brouwer, Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Eric Fehr and Martin Erat. Winnipeg Jets - Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen and Devin Setoguchi. Potential BuyersTampa Bay Lightning - roster depth. Colorado Avalanche - Top-four defenseman. St. Louis Blues - Stanley Cup caliber goalie.
  • James Pagnall of the Ottawa Citizen: The Senators have new TV deal in place the could bring in between $20 and $30 million over the next 12 years. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk:

    “This puts us on a solid footing,” Melnyk said in reference to the broadcasting deals. “We are going to be competitive in spending on players. If I need to spend an extra $2 million to $3 million (on unrestricted free agents) to make the playoffs, it’s a no-brainer. I’ll do it.”

    “We’re still going to spend wisely,” he said, suggesting he does not intend to shell out the maximum permitted under salary cap rules.

    “Just because you have extra money in your pocket, doesn’t mean you go out and spend it,” he said. His philosophy of patiently — and inexpensively — developing raw talent remains front and centre in the Senators organization.

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators president Cyril Leeder on their $400 million broadcaster deal with Bell Media.

    “It allows you to get in there and duke it out with the big guys,” Leeder told the Sun. “When you have a strong base of revenues from your corporate partners and your fanbase, that makes you stronger.

    “It allows you to compete with (teams like) Toronto, New York and Vancouver.”

    The Senators are currently 26th in spending, ahead of only the Flames, Avalanche, Islanders and Panthers.

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