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NHL Trade: Avs Send Parenteau to Canadiens for Briere

Renaud Lavoie: The Colorado Avalanche traded P.A. Parenteau to the Montreal Canadiens for Daniel Briere.

Pat Hickey: The Canadiens will also get a 5th round pick.

The 36-year old Briere was drafted 24th overall in the 1st round of the 1996 draft by the Coyotes. Briere is entering the final year of his deal and carries a salary and cap hit of $4 million.

The 31-year old Parenteau was drafted 264th overall in the ninth round of the 2001 draft by the Ducks. Parenteau has two years left at a $4 million salary and cap hit.

What do you think of this trade?

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NHL Rumors VIII: Stastny, Vanek, Moulson, Subban, Johansen, Ehrhoff, Parenteau and Peters

  • Mark Spector: The Oilers are in hot pursuit of Paul Stastny. Safe to say that there are a lot of teams after him.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Eight to 10 teams are on Thomas Vanek’s radar. The Wild are interested, but not interested in a long-term deal.
  • Chris Botta: Pending UFA Matt Moulson is in a good position. Could get interest from contenders as well as floor teams like the Sabres and Islanders.
  • David Pagnotta: Nothing new to report on the P.K. Subban and Montreal Canadiens contract talks. Talks will enter the formal stages this week.
  • Aaron Portzline: Saying that talks are going slowly between the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen would be putting a positive spin on things. Sides are way apart.

    Player/agent = “We’re not doing a bridge.”
    Club = “We’re not going long-term.”
    Player/agent = “OK, then, talk later.”
    Club = “Yup.”

  • Craig Custance: It only took teams about 10 minutes after word on Christian Ehrhoff’s buy out to start calling on him.
  • Adam Vingan: Hurricanes pending UFA Justin Peters’ agent has spoken with some teams that they would see as a fit. The Capitals were one of those teams.
  • Josh Yohe: Thinks Jeff Zatkoff is a perfectly fine backup goaltender for Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury doesn’t need a mentor.

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NHL Rumors IV: Jets, Avs, Jackets, Ducks and Maple Leafs

  • Bob McKenzie: Sense that Jets are open to considering a trade for any player, including Evander Kane.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Avalanche are shopping P.A. Parenteau. He has two years left at $4 million a season.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Blue Jackets need to figure out what they are doing with R.J. Umberger. He asked for a trade on May 3rd. He has three years left at $4.5 million per year. The Blue Jackets last resort would be to buy Umberger out, but they hope they are able to trade him.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Ducks are looking for center to play behind Ryan Getzlaf. Looking at Ryan Kesler, Jason Spezza etc. They are in a good position to make a trade with eight NHL defenseman and a bunch of prospects.
  • Mark Spector: The Ducks will choose from Senators Jason Spezza or Canucks Ryan Kesler.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “You get up this morning and rival teams are wondering what Spezza’s trade list looks like.” … “The same applies to Kesler and the Canucks and Thornton and the Sharks. It’s going to be a captivating time” … “We speculate annually on what might happen. This is the 1st year in a long time where we can guarantee something big will happen”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “Not a lot of talk about Reimer at the moment to be honest.” … “We know what the Leafs’ needs are. They’d like to add a top 9 F & they’re always in the market for a C.” … “I don’t know what interest the Leafs have there [RE Brad Richards].” … “I know the Leafs want to improve their defensive core & add some experience that’s why D.Boyle’s name continues to surface” … “In speaking with those close to Boyle last week he has a tonne of interest in joining the Leafs” … “Some of the things Toronto is focusing on & Nonis is willing to listen. If someone has a trade offer, he’s willing to wheel & deal

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NHL Rumors II: Potential Red Wings Targets and the Penguins GM Search

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings need a right-handed shooting, top-four defenseman. They will be talking about Matt Niskanen during their three days of management meetings, and he’ll likely be at the top of their wish list. They have close to $20 million in cap space before signing any of their RFAs: Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan and Danny DeKeyser(Mailbag)

    Don’t expect the Red Wings to offer Niskanen $7 million. The highest they went on Ryan Suter was $6.77 million. Khan doesn’t know if they would go as high as $6 million.

    Even if they were able to sign Niskanen, they should have enough cap space left over to get a top-six winger. If they can’t find a good deal, they could retain the cap space in hopes of an in-season trade or free agency next summer.

    If they can’t sign Niskanen, veteran free agent options could be: Dan Boyle, Marek Zidlicky, Anton Stralman, Derek Morris and Tom Gilbert. Left handed defenseman options could be UFA Andrei Markov or trading for Alex Edler if the Canucks are looking to move him.

    Mike Cammalleri could be an option on wing, but size and durability would be a concern.

    Khan doesn’t think they should go after Matt Moulson on a long-term deal. Jussi Jokinen may be a better option than Moulson. Giving Tomas Jurco more ice time and calling up Teemu Pulkkinen at some time during the year may be a better option than Jokinen.

    Trading for P.A. Parenteau could be an option, but what would it cost them?

  • Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Signs pointing to the Penguins hiring a new GM this week, possibly before Game 1 on Wednesday. Some candidates have been given notice that they are no longer under consideration. Jason Botterill is a top candidate. Julien BriseBois has been interviewed twice. There could be a darkhorse candidate. The Penguins may have look at between 12 and 14 potential candidates. Pierre McGuire has had a phone and in-person interview, and is a serious candidate.

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NHL Rumors II: Potential Preds Targets, Compliance Buyout Candidates, Schenn and Subban

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators currently have about $22.1 million in cap space. Cooper lists five pending free agents the Predators should look at: 1. Paul Stastny 2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Moulson 4. Mikhail Grabovski 5. Derek Roy.
  • Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The final Compliance Buyout period begins on June 15th or 48 hours after the end of the Stanley Cup, whichever is later and ends on June 30th at 5:00 p.m. ET. Players can not be injured and will have to clear waivers. Fox looks at each team and where they stand. Candidates could include: Ville Leino (BUF), P.A. Parenteau (COL) is more likely to be traded than bought out, R.J. Umberger (CBJ), Jordin Tootoo (DET), Erik Cole (DAL), Ed Jovanovski (FLA), Mike Richards (LA – would cost $19.33 million over 12 years), Anton Volchenkov (NJ), Brad Richards (NYR), Martin Havlat (SJ), Ryan Malone (TB – if out of Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program), David Booth (VAN), Brooks Laich (WAS – could still be injured) and Ondrej Pavelec (WIN).
  • Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly: Signing pending restricted free agent Brayden Schenn is the Flyers first priority, but GM Ron Hextall admits there is no timeline.

    “Brayden Schenn would be our first priority,” Hextall told CSN’s John Boruk Wednesday. “But he’s restricted, so there’s not a timeline there where you say, ‘It’s going to be done by this time.’

    “Brayden’s a good young player, and we’d like to get him under contract as soon as possible. But again, there’s timelines there. It might be training camp, it might be July. I really can’t say. But obviously he’s a priority. When you’re looking at our cap space, we’ve got to save some room.”

  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: “I think the Subban bridge deal was a great one for both sides. For PK b/c he said sure, I’ll bet on myself and for the Canadiens, they weren’t sure they wanted to commit 7-8 years & $50 M for Subban.” … “Now, how do you not commit that money to PK? I would.” … “I wouldn’t have two years ago” … “With PK, the only caveat is that they’re going to have to open their wallet as wide as it can go to re-sign him”

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NHL Rumors III: Dion Phaneuf – Oilers, Stars, Jets, Sharks, Avalanche, Flames and Blues

  • CapGeek: Dion Phaneuf has a no-movement clause (voided after trade to Toronto) for current 2013-14 contract. His new contract (seven years and $49 million) has a no-movement clause and a modified no-trade clause in which he submits a 12-team trade list.
  • Mike Johnston of SportsNet: Johnston thinks the Maple Leafs would have to retain some salary if they were to trade Dion Phaneuf. Johnston lists some possible trade destinations for Phaneuf:1. Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers blueline is a mess. The Oilers have lots of young talent including Sam Gagner, who has long been rumored to interest the Leafs. Potential trade chips: Gagner, Nail Yakupov and David Perron.

    2. Dallas Stars: The Stars would like to add a top one or two top defenseman according to GM Jim Nill. Potential trade chips: Alex Goligoski and Rich Peverley.

    3. Winnipeg Jets: A change of scenery for Evander Kane may do him well. The Leafs may lose Nikolai Kulemin and Mason Raymond to free agency and may need to bring in a winger. The Jets power play was 25th last year. Potential trade chips: Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Stuart.

    4. San Jose Sharks: Dan Boyle and Scott Hannan are pending UFAs. Marc-Edouard Vlasic could use some veteran help. With the way the Sharks season ended, they could look to move out one of their veterans. Potential trade chips: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns.

    5. Colorado Avalanche: The Avalanche need to improve their blueline. If the Avalanche are able to re-sign Paul Stastny, they may need to trade one of their young stars so they don’t run into salary cap trouble. Potential trade chips: Ryan O’Reilly and P.A. Parenteau.

    6. Calgary Flames: Brian Burke is a big fan of Phaneuf. Do the Flames have anyone the Leafs would be interested in? Potential trade chips: Jiri Hudler and Mikael Backlund.

  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Leafs GM Dave Nonis isn’t going to trade Dion Phaneuf unless he gets a significant return. Hormby notes some scenarios:1. If they are going to trade Phaneuf, and if possible, keep him away from the Eastern conference. It shrinks your options though. The Sharks and Oilers are teams looking for depth on the blueline.

    2. The Leafs can let teams approach them, especially after free agency starts and some UFAs come off the market.

    3. If they can’t make a deal, they could look to reduce Phaneuf’s profile in Toronto. They could look at bringing in another workhorse defenseman, possibly by trading Jake Gardiner or a forward. They could also change captains or go to a rotating captain.

  • David Staple of the Edmonton Journal: If Dion Phaneuf’s contract was for two or three years and not seven, he’d be more attractive. The Oilers could use a defenseman that plays tough minutes, but Staples isn’t sure if Phaneuf could handle being the top defensive defensman in Edmonton. If he can, he may be a good partner for Justin Schultz. Staples doesn’t hate the idea of the Oilers looking at Phaneuf, as long as they don’t give up a major piece to get him. He doesn’t see how Phaneuf’s contract warrants a big return.
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “Based on teams wants and needs I’d think there will be more teams interested in Phaneuf than Spezza. D is at a premium”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “No doubt about that [Panthers being in on Phaneuf or Spezza]. There is always a team willing to make a bold move & that’s Florida”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “It really has been a tough fit for Dion here to the point where a lot of teams tell me they want to put him Dion in a position to succeed and not fail. Around the league ppl think Dion is asked to do too much in Toronto … playing the toughest competition, QB both the PP and PK.”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “Right now Dion will need to consent to a deal or else he isn’t going anywhere. On July 1st he has to submit a list of 10-12 teams” … “You would think that Dion’s list would only be contenders. Teams like SJ or Stl may be interested with $ coming back” … “For example, Blues would need to move out $ like Shattenkirk who just signed a new deal & Leafs need someone to replace the minutes”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “Everybody has warts but how long did it take TB to get rid of Lecavalier? Vinny was such a polarizing guy like Dion is” … “The moment Vinny was bought out the Lecavalier sweepstakes began and teams lined up to try and sign him”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “I think Shanahan may not be sold on Phaneuf going forward but there is a lot of value out there for Phaneuf” … “Dion’s just not the type of guy who should be a #1 or captain. There is a lot of value for teams that want to slot him properly” … “This is all post-Shanahan internal meetings.” … “Let’s face it, when you make your decision to keep your coach, then the changes come down to personnel.” … “Those weren’t Shanahan’s moves or signings. Shanahan has the approval to do what is necessary moving forward”
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: “The bottom line is, Leafs don’t see the true value of Phaneuf at that $ & they don’t see him bringing them to the promised land” … “It’s not easy to find D in this league and not many guys can play the mins Dion can. There is value there” … “This is basically Shanahan looking at the team and needing to make changes and they’ve established it won’t be the coach”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “What I know, is what has been reported about these Phaneuf rumours, could have been reported a month ago or 6 months ago” … “Nonis makes it abundantly clear that anyone is available at a price.” … “What we know in terms of Phaneuf is nothing has changed, nothing is new. He is not on the block or being shopped” … “Would the Leafs move Phaneuf? ABSOLUTELY. But it has to be for the right offer. I’ve been told no trade talks since the deadline” … “Anytime you tweet or report something that is borderline sensational and it’s got a Leaf logo wrapped around it … guess what? We have to talk about it for three or four days. That’s just the way it is in the NHL”

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NHL Rumors III: Hurricanes, Sharks, Avalanche and Penguins

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Ulf Samuelsson is getting hype as the Hurricanes next head coach.

    The Sharks could look to trade Antti Niemi and his $4 million salary. Ryan Miller may not be much of an upgrade. Miller wasn’t able to elevate the Blues over Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks.

    If the Avalanche think Alex Tanguay can be healthy enough to be a top-six forward next year, that could make P.A. Parenteau available. They could move him for a defenseman.

    Matheson thinks Brent Burns will move back to the blueline next season. Mirco Mueller should get a top-six spot on the Sharks blueline next year.

  • Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: If the Penguins end up losing this series to the Rangers, expect some big changes. Ownership doesn’t like what it’s seeing, and it’s not just a coaching issue. Dan Bylsma’s job wouldn’t be safe. GM Ray Shero would be on the hotseat as well.

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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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