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Morning Hits: Hedberg, Datsyuk, KHL Salary Cap, Burakovsky, Jarry and Howse

  • Rich Chere: Johan Hedberg said that he doesn’t have any firm offers yet, but is willing to wait. Tom Gulitti: He has been talking with the Devils about an off-ice job, ”nothing is concrete” yet.
  • Igor Eronko: Pavel Datsyuk’s apartment in Russia was ransacked with about $50,000 in damages.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: The salaries for Anton Babchuk, Alex Burmistrov, Leo Komarov, Sergei Kostitsyn, Alexander Radulov, Ruslan Fedotenko & Ilya Kovalchuk are removed from their KHL teams salary cap. They make a combined $30 million. One player for each team can be excluded from the salary cap, like a ‘star’ or ‘franchise’ player.
  • Katie Carrera: The Capitals have signed 2013 1st round pick Andre Burakovsky to a three-year entry level deal. He’ll get $832,500 in the NHL, $70,000 in the AHL.
  • Cody Nickolet: The Penguins have signed 2013 draft pick Tristan Jarry to a three-year entry level deal.

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Quick Free Agent Hits: Clarkson, Bozak, Weiss, Briere, Giroux, Alfredsson, Henricks and Raymond

  • @Hope_Smoke: Darren Dreger on David Clarkson’s next deal: “Clarkson will get 7 years if that’s what he’s after. I’ll thrown out a number of around $6.5 per season”
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Tyler Bozak: “We have things we can do to make [cap] room and Bozie was an important part of our team.”
  • George Richards: Panthers GM Dale Talon said they probably won’t be active when free agency starts on Friday. He’s not going to overpay for players. Will make deals in August. Talon is also hanging onto the hope that they can re-sign Stephen Weiss.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canadiens have shown interest in Daniel Briere.
  • The Fourth Period: The Flyers and Claude Giroux are having an ongoing dialogue about a contract extension. Giroux is believed to be looking for an eight year deal worth well north of $7 million a season.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Daniel Alfredsson still doesn’t have a deal with the Senators and is able to talk to other teams.  The Bruins could be one of teams making a call to Alfredsson’s agent. The Canadiens, Devils, Islanders and Predators are said to have interest in Daniel Briere.
  • John Vogl: The Sabres will allow defenseman Alexadner Sulzer to become a UFA.
  • Stephen Whyno: Forward Matt Hendricks will go to free agency even if the Capitals call back. Both sides haven’t talked in a long time.
  • Mark Spector: The agent of Canucks UFA Mason Raymond: “Right now we’re proceeding as if he’ll be going to free agency.”
  • Igor Eronko: Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko signed with Donbass of the KHL.
  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets signed Blake Comeau to a one-year deal.

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NHL Rumors VI: Bishop, Mason, Johnson, Yandle, Fedotenko, Burmistrov, Kings, Cammalleri, Bozak, Clarkson and Connolly

From twitter

  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators getting interest in Ben Bishop from the Flyers, Oilers, Hurricanes and Lightning. Would like a draft pick and player.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Blue Jackets Steve Mason is available and wouldn’t be expensive to get. Could use a new start.
  • Dan Rosen: The Leafs could do nothing regarding their goaltending situation. If it doesn’t work out, they could always revisit Miikka Kiprusoff or Roberto Luongo in the summer.
  • David Pagnotta: The Avalanche aren’t shopping defenseman Erik Johnson, same with the Coyotes and Keith Yandle, but for the right price both players could be traded.
  • Frank Seravalli: Teams have called the Flyers about Ruslan Fedotenko. He wouldn’t bring a big return if they decide to move him.
  • David Pagnotta: Pagnotta wouldn’t be surprised if the Kings added a 2nd line winger. They may prefer a left winger.
  • David Pagnotta: Teams are calling the Flames about Mike Cammalleri, but nothing is serious.
  • Darren Dreger: Oilers will likely stand pat, but could add a depth forward.
  • Darren Dreger: There is discussion, but no hard negotiations involving the Maple Leafs and Tyler Bozak.
  • Kevin McGran: Marlies coach Dallas Eakins has made Tim Connolly a healthy scratch for today’s game.

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Trade Rumors: Hurricanes, Canucks, Oilers, Stars and Bruins

  • Kevin Allen via twitter: The Carolina Hurricanes could be making a trade for a veteran defenseman in the next couple days.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks will be without center Ryan Kesler for four to six weeks. If the Canucks were to trade Roberto Luongo, it would get them at least a center and it would give Cory Schneider the comfort of knowing that even if he has a bad game, he’ll be back in there.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney is trying to stay positive while being a healthy scratch. Some scouts have wondered if the Oilers have diminished Whitney’s trade value by making him a healthy scratch. It doesn’t look like there is a market for Whitney at the moment.
  • Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News: Cowlishaw questions if the Stars trading for Erik Cole means it will be the end of Brenden Morrow, who’ll be a UFA at the end of the season. GM Joe Nieuwendy didn’t rule out more trades by the April 3rd deadline.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is looking to add some depth on the wing. Someone with size, offensive ability and veteran experience. A left winger for the third line may be ideal, but also has the ability to move up if need be. Haggerty lists potential trade targets for the Bruins: Jarome Iginla – If they could get Iginla for a 1st round pick and a prospect, they should do it. Daniel Alfredsson – He’ll be a UFA at the end of the year, so he shouldn’t cost a roster player. If it would cost a roster player, they shouldn’t do it. Stephen Weiss – He’ll be a UFA at seasons end and is in the doghouse, so his price tag would be lower than Iginla’s and Alfredsson. Danny Briere – The cost shouldn’t be more than picks and prospects. The Bruins would have to fit his $6.5 million cap in though. Ruslan Fedotenko and Tyler Kennedy – Cost would be low round draft pick or ‘B’ level prospects.

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Five Bruins targets … Weiss and Theodore available? Richards Buyout? Outdoor Games … Scouting Avs-Ducks

  • James Murphy of ESPN Boston: The Bruins may be looking to add some scoring depth, a top-6 forward. Murphy lists 5 trade targets: Jarome Iginla – if GM Jay Feaster comes down on a price to say a 1st round pick and prospects. Michael Ryder – could cost a prospect or pick. Stephen Weiss – could move him to the wing and would be depth at center if an injury occurs. Ryane Clowe – Sharks GM Dough Wilson has said no one is untouchable and it may not cost the Bruins a roster player. Ruslan Fedotenko – would be valuable for the playoffs. Peter Chiarelli has scouted the Flyers 3 times in the last 10 days.
  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: The Red Wings and Senators are looking for a center and Panthers center Stephen Weiss is in need of a change in scenery. Jacob Markstrom is ready to get his shot as the Panthers main guy. Scott Clemmensen is under contract through next season. Jose Theodore’s deal expires at the end of this season. TSN pointed out that the Bruins aren’t deep in net.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: With Brad Richards‘ early struggles and the salary cap going down from $70.2 million to $64.3 million next season, Brooks floats the idea of the amnesty buyout option of Richards for the Rangers. The Rangers currently have about $10 million in cap space for next season with 5 roster spots to fill. RFA’s include Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. Richards carries a $6.67 million cap hit for the next 6 years.
  • The Fourth Period: Multiple sources are saying that the NHL is considering multiple outdoor games next year, with the first being the Winter Classic between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The NHL may be looking at getting a game at Yankee Stadium. A game at Dodger Stadium in LA has also been discussed. There has been talk of having a game in each of the Canada’s 7 markets, Minnesota, Denver and Washington. The Flyers, Sabres, Penguins, Bruins and Blackhawks have hosted a Winter Classic already and are options for future games. The Heritage Classic could be head in either Vancouver or Edmonton.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Eastern conference teams that scouted the Avalanche-Ducks game last night: Rangers, Sabres, Hurricanes, Flyers, Lightning, Canadiens, Bruins and Jets.

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Blackhawks have their trade targets … Bruins scouting Flyers, Penguins … Streit looking for 3-4 year deal

  • Craig Custance via twitter: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman uses a specific strategy when looking to make midseason trades. Along with his scouting staff, they target specific players who they think would be a good fit with their team and who could become available. He lets the other GMs know exactly which players he’s interested in.

    “I’ve already called around and made it known: This is a player on your team that we really like,” Bowman said. “We have a group of guys we like and we’ll probably go after them. If the teams don’t want to trade them, they don’t want to trade them.”

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli watched the Penguins-Flyers game the other night, and spoke with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren for the entire 2nd intermission. He also scouted the Flyers on Jan. 22nd against the Devils. The Flyers could use some help on the blueline. The Bruins have seven capable Dmen on the roster with at least four AHL guys ready to help at the NHL level. The Bruins could use some scoring/depth on the wing. Penguins Tyler Kennedy has been in the hot seat and is in the last year of his deal that pays him $2 million. Flyers Ruslan Fedotenko could fill in a bottom-six role.
  • Kevin Schultz of Islanders Point Blank: A Swiss report has the Islanders 35-year old defenseman Mark Streit saying he’s looking for a 3 year, $10 million deal with the Islanders. He added that he’d be interested in a four year.

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Another list of players heading overseas during lockout

  • Szymon Szemberg via twitter: The coach/GM/owner of Geneva-Servette of the Swiss league said he’s in negotiations with Anze Kopitar.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Nikolai Kulemin will be finalizing a deal with Metallurg. Michal Handzus will play with Banska Bystrica in Slovakia.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Jussi Jokinen has a contract with Karpat in Finland for 1 month. He’ll be taking it 1 month at a time.
  • Juha Hittela via twitter: Scott Hartnell said he wants to play in KalPa. Kalpa’s GM said that Adam Hall is a possibility.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Weaker rumors of players going overseas: M. Koivu, Korpikoski to TPS; Filppula, Selänne to Jokerit; Ekman-Larsson to Tingsryd; Grossmann to Södertälje.

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CBA stuff involving HRR, the Quebec and Alberta Labour board, and where some players could end up if there’s a lockout

  • Nick Cotsonika via twitter: The owners will say the costs of things like new scoreboards has skyrocketed over the years, which is why they want the HRR to be redefined to account for this. Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Chesnokov points out that arena improvements benefit not just hockey. Cotsonika agrees and notes that this is where it gets complicated, untangling hockey related business from other businesses.
  • Aaron Ward via twitter: A Canadiens player said that they expect a Quebec Labour Board ruling this week on whether teams can lockout the players. If the court rules in their favor, it would allow players to return to work/train. The player added “we’re most interested in how the organization responds.”
  • Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Canadiens Josh Gorges believes if there is a favorable ruling from the Quebec labour board, Canadiens players would still be paid.
  • David Staples via twitter: The NHL has withdrawn their application and will not appear before the Alberta Labour Relations Board this morning. Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Bill Daly denied that the NHL abandoned their case with the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
  • Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The NHLPA are expecting 300 players to attend their meetings in New York on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul said he’s made calls to Europe in case of a lockout, said he’ll be playing somewhere.
  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets captain Andrew Ladd has started looking at different playing options if there is a lockout.

    “Europe is definitely an option guys are going to want to (pursue). Playing games is the biggest thing. We should find out more in the coming weeks, when we know exactly what is going on.”

    “If there is a lockout, a lot of guys will be going down and it will make the (AHL) that much better. It’s not the ideal situation, but you’ve got to make the best of it and try to get better as a player.”

    It’s not known yet if Alex Burmistrov would join the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps or head to the KHL.

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Brendan Smith and Gustav Nyquist will likely head to the AHL. Cory Emmerton is looking at Switzerland, Austria or Germany. Jordin Tootoo isn’t prepared to make other plans yet. Justin Abdelkader is considering options. He’s without an NHL contract but GM Ken Holland said negotiations are ‘close.’

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Alfredsson to return … Flyers needs … Blues looking to a make a deal

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers trading for Bobby Ryan make no sense. They don’t need Ryan, they needed Ryan Suter or Shea Weber. They need 35 less goals more than 35 more goals. The Flyers have a big hole on the blue line.
  • Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: SanFilippo agrees with Panaccio that the Flyers need help on the blue line, but disagrees that they don’t need a scoring forward as well. Also notes that  you don’t replace James van Reimsdyk and Jaromir Jagr with Ruslan Fedotenko and depth forwards. Sarah Baicker via twitter: Baicker agrees with SanFilippo, and adds that they need to get rid of defenseman as they have too many.

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2012 NHL Free Agent tracker for July 5th

We’ll be updating all free agent signing for the 5th day of free agency here. We’ll leave it at the top of page. Rumors and notes from today will be below this post.

Player ’12-13 Team Contract notes
Jay Beagle Capitals 3 years, $2.7 million
Devan Dubnyk Oilers 2 years
David Perron Blues 4 years, $15.25 million
Kyle Jean Rangers  
Justin Falk Minnesota 1 year
Mikael Backlund Flames 1 year, $725,000
Ruslan Fedotenko Flyers 1 year, $1.75 million
Bruno Gervais Flyers 2 years, $1.7 million
Mathieu Perreault Capitals 2 years, $2.1 million
Krys Barch Devils 2 years
Jean-Francois Jacques Panthers 1 year, 2 way
Phillippe Dupuis Penguins 1 year, $600,000
Derek Joslin Canucks 1 year, 2 way

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Quick hits on: Blue Jackets, Ott, Harding, Hurricanes, Avery, Bertuzzi, Radulov, Sharks and Prust

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said that ownership has been very supportive so far, and that trade talks have become more focused. He also noted that he’s received lots of “creativity” in trade interest with several of their players.
  • Kevin Allen via twitter: There may be more interest in Stars Steve Ott if he wasn’t making $3.2 million next year.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Wild have recalled goalie Matt Hackett due to a Josh Harding minor injury. It’s not trade related.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said he did not set a deadline day for re-signing Tuomo Ruutu. Some assumed that he did since he mentioned he expected a decision by mid-week. Rutherford added: “We’ve worked very hard on it and gone as far as we can go. We’re hoping he’s staying and will get a positive answer from him.” He also said he didn’t expect to be active leading up to the deadline. “I say that now, but you can get surprised.” The Hurricanes also hope to get Joni Pitkanen back in the lineup in the next 10 days.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: One of the Sharks star players wouldn’t be opposed to them adding Sean Avery, saying the veterans could handle him. Sharks management may not be on the same page as their star player though.
  • Nick Cotsonika via twitter: From Cotsonika’s interview with Sharks GM Wilson, he said that the early deals are the best but “sellers can sometimes dictate that if they’re going to put a guy on the market or not.” In other words, Wilson may prefer to make a big deal in the summer.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers have begun talks with pending free agent Brandon Prust. Other Rangers free agents are Ruslan Fedotenko, Martin Biron, Steve Eminger, John Mitchell and Jeff Woywitka.

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Heika looks at what Richards may be considering in Dallas … Kaberle-Bruins to talk after season … Weber’s worth … more FA and injury notes

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika on Brad Richards,

    I think you’re right in a lot of ways. I think what he would like to know is what level of commitment to winning will come from the new ownership. He wants a team committed to chasing a Stanley Cup and paying the money it takes to get that done. He does not want to be on a team where getting out of the first round of the playoffs is seen as a huge accomplishment. And, if you look at the past five or six seasons, that’s what the Stars are right now. If an owner is in place and states he wants to spend money and try to win now, then I think Richards is in. If a new owner talks about budgets and setting a low payroll in hopes of business success, I think he is out.

  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he spoke briefly to Kaberle’s agent the day after they traded for him, and they agreed to not to talk about an extension till after the season. “It was in a very postive light,’’ said Chiarelli, “and I am very optimistic.’’ Dupont thinks it would be a 3 or 4 year deal in the $4-4.5 million range.
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Mirtle thinks at this moment that the Maple Leafs and Clarke MacArthur will eventually get a deal done for the RFA, likely at the 11th hour, and closer to Burke’s number than agent’s Don Meehan’s.
  • Jim Matheson via twitter: Duncan Keith has a $5.5 million salary cap hit, Brent Seabrook is at $5.8 million. Shea Weber’s should be in the same ballpark.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Alexander Radulov said “never say never” about a North American return, and added, “From time to time I get offers [from the NHL], but they’re more like hints. B/c it’s pointless now that I’m under contract.”
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators have had preliminary discussions with Craig Anderson who will be a UFA at the end of the season. Serious negotiations likely won’t start till later in the season when the Sens have a better idea of what they have in Anderson.
  • Curtis Zupke of the OC Register: Jonas Hiller is still experiencing vertigo symptoms and he didn’t make it through the entire practice yesterday.

    “It’s still not the way I want to,” he said. “I still have the symptoms and I still don’t feel right. It still feels like I’ve got something slowing me down and it seems like I’m always behind the play. It doesn’t hurt or anything, but it’s definitely not a nice feeling.”

    Hiller didn’t consider it a setback but said that “it’s definitely (taking) longer than I thought and longer than I wanted to.”

  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle on his injury that kept him out of last night’s game, “You know I can’t discuss what it is, but obviously I’m not going,” Ian White wouldn’t mind re-signing with the Sharks, “Without question,” White said. “How could you not want to play on one of the top teams every year and have a good shot at winning?”

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