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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 III: Jets, Canucks, Ducks and Maple Leafs

  • Mark Spector of The Jets have trade chips in the 9th overall draft pick, Dustin Byfuglien (who wants to play defense but his coach wants him to be a forward) and Evander Kane. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff,

    “Maybe we’re the team that makes that blockbuster,” Cheveldayoff told Sportsnet this week. “You always have that zest, that desire to see if there’s that elusive deal that can help you. But when you do get on the phone, you quickly find out your counterparts are trying to find that same deal. It is a difficult thing.”

    “There was a much bigger attitude for… free agency and to want to afford it. To not have to think about cap implications,” Cheveldayoff said. “With the length of the contracts that most players are getting locked up to, and now you’ve got the cap. It’s a little bit different.

    “In a cap world, it doesn’t matter who you are. You need to have that infuse of younger talent that keeps on circulating through your organization.”

    The Jets top-six forwards and top-three defense are pretty good. The Jets might have to bring 35-year old Olli Jokinen back as they may not have a better option. They are stuck with Ondrej Pavelec in net with his $3.9 million cap hit.

  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Ryan Kesler met with GM Jim Benning face-to-face this week. They are not saying what was said. Kesler will be 30-years old by the start of training camp and wants to win. Benning wants to bring in a goal scorer. The Ducks and Penguins were seriously interested in Kesler at the deadline. The Ducks could be interested at the draft as they need a two-way center to lineup behind Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks have two first round picks. They could send a first round pick, Mathieu Perreault (not the untouchable Nick Bonino) and Kyle Palmieri. Perreault is a pending RFA coming off a $1 million salary this past season. Palmieri has two years left at a $1.46 million cap hit. The Canucks could try and hold off for Devante Smith-Pelly.

    IF they made a deal with the Ducks, they could then look at packaging their 6th overall pick this year and last years 10th overall pick, Bo Horvat to the Panthers for the 1st overall pick. The Canucks could then draft Sam Reinhart, and they’d still have the 24th overall pick from the Ducks.

    IF they move Kesler and don’t get a long-term center back, they could look at signing Blue Jackets RFA Ryan Johansen to an offer-sheet.

  • Nick Kypreos: The Maple Leafs are aggressive on the trade market. The only players they are not actively shopping are Jonathan Bernier, Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Morgan Rielly.

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NHL Rumors I: Kesler, Spezza, Ducks, Panthers, Predators, Flyers, Virtanen and Niskanen

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson thinks the Ducks will go after Ryan Kesler before the draft. The Ducks have the assets to get a deal done. Canucks GM Jim Benning said he’ll speak with Kesler this week to get a feel if he wants to stay or go to a contender. The Ducks have two first round picks (No. 10 and 24). They could add Mathieu Perreault and one of Kyle Palmieri, Emerson Etem, Rickard Rakell or Luca Sbisa. The Canucks may rather have Nick Bonino, but he isn’t going anywhere. Devante Smith-Pelly is likely not available. Anaheim may not want to include the Senators 10th overall pick which they own. The Canucks could ask for Sami Vatenen instead of Sbisa.

    The Penguins also had interest in Kesler, and the Canucks would rather send him to the Eastern Conference, but the Penguins don’t have the assets like the Ducks do. The Pens have the 22nd overall pick and could trade Brandon Sutter. The Pens say they won’t trade their best prospect, Derrick Pouliot, who is out for four to six months.

    Jason Spezza could also be an option, but he plays the same style as Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks would do better with a shut-down type player that Kesler is.

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: A scout said that the Panthers are interested in draft prospects Nikolaj Ehlers and William Nylander. They would likely be able to get one of those players in the five to six range.

    John Stevens could be at the top of the Canucks head coaching list if Barry Trotz ends up in Washington. Doug Houda and Willie Desjardins are longer shots to get the Canucks position.

    The Flyers may hope that Predators coach Peter Laviolette still really likes Vincent Lecavalier. The Flyers need to shed some salary and bring in a left winger for Claude Giroux. Thomas Vanek, Mike Cammalleri and Milan Michalek to the top UFA left wingers.

    Jake Virtanen’s draft stock may drop as he’ll be out four to six months after needing surgery to repair a labrum tear in his shoulder that he suffered in a fight.

    TSNs Craig Button wonders if the Penguins will look to re-sign Matt Niskanen a little harder as they’ll be without Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot until possibly November.

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Morning Hits: Habs-B’s, Rangers, Devils, Stars, Flyers, Lightning, Red Wings and Ducks

  • Louis Jean: The Canadiens and Bruins series will start on Thursday, with Game 2 on Saturday.
  • Dejan Kovacevic: The Rangers are now 0-12 in playoff games since 2009 when they’ve had the series lead.
  • Rich Chere: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello: “Realistically and logically you would not make the trade that we did at the draft if we didn’t have every intention of having Cory (Schneider) long-term.”
  • Tim Wharnsby: Stars Dustin Jeffrey and Chris Mueller cleared waivers. The Blues put Adam Cracknell on waivers.
  • David Strehle: Flyers defenseman Nick Grossman will be out for eight to 10 weeks with an ankle injury.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Ben Bishop had successful surgery on his right wrist and will have three to four months of recovery. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
  • Ansar Khan: Pavel Datsyuk said that he’ll have a MRI on his knee before they decide if he’ll require surgery.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Mathieu Perreault (lower-body) did not skate yesterday.

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NHL Injuries: Backes, Getzlaf, Beleskey, Alfredsson, Murray, Tyutin and Bishop

  • Chris Kuc: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock: “We get (David) Backes back in the next two or three games, we’re going to even go higher.” Lou Korac of In The Slot: Backes and his upper-body injury didn’t skate yesterday.

    “I mean, he’s not skating today, so read what you want from that,” Hitchcock said. “He’s not around, he’s not skating, so we’ll see tomorrow. Hopefully he’s able to get back before Seabrook or by Seabrook’s time, so it doesn’t turn into a little bit of an advantage for Chicago.”

  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf wouldn’t say much about his injury, but said that the is “hopeful” for Game 5. Lance Pugmire: Getzlaf will be a game time decision.
  • Dan Wood: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Matt Beleskey is “not probable” for tonight, but Sunday is a possibility.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson should be ready for Game 5 according to Mike Babcock.
  • Lori Schmidt: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards expects that Ryan Murray and Fedor Tyutin will be able to return before the end of the Pittsburgh series.
  • Miss Zielinski: Lightning’s Ben Bishop will have surgery on his right wrist likely next week. He said that he wore a cast on it during the second half of the season. Damian Cristodero: Bishop said that he’ll wear a cast for six weeks and rehab is expected to be three to four months. Confident he’ll be ready for camp.

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NHL Injuries: Robidas, Morrow, Getzlaf, Kreider, Zetterberg and Gibbons

  • Mike Heika: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Stephane Robidas probably won’t require surgery for his fractured leg. Recovery will likely be quicker.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Brenden Morrow was trying to play through a fractured foot, has now been ruled out for the rest of the series. He suffered the injury on April 10th after blocking a shot in practice.
  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Chris Kreider is improving, but is not skating with the team. Won’t be in the lineup for Game 4.
  • Craig Custance: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said they’ll talk to doctors about Henrik Zetterberg: “They’ll let us know – if he’s available, he’ll be going.”
  • Pens Insider Scoop: Penguins Brian Gibbons (undisclosed injury) didn’t skate yesterday after skating the previous two days.

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Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates and Practice Notes From Today

  • Dan Rosen: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf is expected to be able to go in Game 2. X-rays were negative, suffered only a deep facial laceration that received several stitches.
  • Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Ben Bishop spent over 30 minutes on the ice this morning in full equipment. Missy Zielinski: Lightning coach Cooper on Bishop: “I don’t think we’ll be seeing Bishop anytime soon.” He hasn’t been completely ruled out of the series if it goes the distance.
  • Joe McDonald: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg is practicing today. Ansar Khan: Zetterberg skated for about 20 minutes today.
  • Joe Haggerty: Not practicing for the Bruins today are Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and Matt Bartkowski. Kevan Miller returned. Haggerty can’t see Paille playing tomorrow.
  • Katie Strang: Flyers Steve Mason is doing better and will join the team in New York. His status for Game 2 is still uncertain.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Jordan Leopold and Roman Polak were working as the third defensive pair at practice.
  • Lou Korac: Blues T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund will be out. Vladimir Tarasenko is in.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on Matt Belesky’s injury: “Lower – body that’s been nagging him for awhile. Hopefully ready for Friday”
  • Andy Strickland: Blackhawks Patrick Kane is skating today with a notable brace on his left leg.
  • Chris Johnson: Lightning’s Ondrej Palat isn’t practicing. He only had one shift in the third period.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Don’t expect Canadiens Travis Moen to be in the lineup for Game 2. Needs more practice time.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Franzen-Datsyuk-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Nyquist, Jurco-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Legwand.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers lines: Hartnell-G-Voracek; Raffl-Schenn-Simmonds; Read-Coots-Akeson; Rinaldo-Lecavalier-Hall.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blues lines: Ott-Backes-Steen, Schwartz-Sobotka-Tarasenko, Morrow-Roy-Reaves, Porter-Lapierre-Cracknell.
  • Arpon Basu: Lightning lines: Killorn-Johnson-Stamkos; Panik-Filppula-Callahan; Purcell-Thompson-Brown; Kucherov-Paquette-Pyatt

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Morning Hits: Halak, Awards, Niemi, Playoffs Streaks and Starting Goalies

  • Renaud Lavoie: Jaroslav Halak’s agent Allen Walsh: “Jaro never at anytime said he didn’t want to start against St. Louis. A private conversation between a player and coach should stay private and not be discussed with the media. I am bewildered that a coach would break that trust especially when those comments the coach publicly attributed to Jaro are not accurate. It’s the coach who makes the decision on who plays in the games, not the players.”
  • Bob McKenzie: Coaching survey continued. 16 coaches responding to Hart, Vezina and Norris awards. “Hart: Crosby unanimous, 16 for 16. ANA’s Getzlaf clear runner up, PHI’s Giroux 3rd. No one else close tho Pavelski, Rask, Chara mentioned. Vezina: BOS’s Rask a clear No. 1 (10 for 16) with COL’s Varlamov solid 2nd. MTL’s Price and TB’s Bishop in virtual dead heat for 3rd spot. Norris: Most hotly contested award. CHI’s Keith No. 1, appearing on 13 of 16 ballots with a high of five 1st place votes. BOS’s Chara (four 1st place votes) and NSH’s Weber (three 1st place votes) were virtually tied in voting points behind Keith. NYR McDonagh, MIN Suter, STL Pietrangelo and LA Doughty also got one first-place vote each to place 4th thru 7th with OTT Karlsson at 8th.”
  • Kevin Kurz: When asked if Antti Niemi is Sharks guy going into the playoffs, coach McLellan said: “Nemo is one of our guys going into the playoffs.”
  • Aaron Vickers: The Flames tied an NHL record by having their 49th one goal game last night. Tied with the 2010-11 Panthers.
  • Mike Morreale: Consecutive playoff seasons: Bruins 29, Blackhawks 28; Blues 25; Canadiens 24; Red Wings 23.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres Ted Nolan confirms that Matt Hackett will start their final three games.
  • Devils PR: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils tonight.
  • Jim Cerny: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers tonight.
  • Lou Korac: Ryan Miller will start in net for the Blues tonight.

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Injury Notes: Boll, Fiddler, Franzen, Getzlaf and Schenn … Video of nasty hits taken by Getzlaf and Schenn

  • Stephen Whyno: Blue Jackets Jared Boll will be out three to four months after surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle.
  • Dallas Stars: The Stars have put Vernon Fiddler on the IR and recall Cameron Gaunce.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen is having concussion symptoms and there is no timetable for his return.
  • Ducks Ryan Getzlaf took the below hit from Red Wings Kyle Quincey. Getzlaf left the game for a bit after some teeth went through part of his mouth, but he did return.

  • Flyers Braydon Schenn left last night’s game after being hit by Capitals Tom Wilson.
  • Frank Seravalli: “B. Schenn turned into boards to spin away from incoming Tom Wilson hit, but was in that dangerous 2-foot-away-from-boards zone.” Schenn goes face first into the boards. Wilson got a five-minutes for charging, five for fighting and a game misconduct.
  • Do you think Wilson SHOULD be suspended? How many games do you think he WILL he get?

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Practice Notes: Salo, Elias, Skinner, Martin, Ducks and the Hurricanes injured goalies

  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Sami Salo (lower-body) is skating today in a no-contact jersey.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias (back) is skating at practice today.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is wearing a no-contact jersey at practice today.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Paul Martin was on the ice today for their optional skate.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth is sharing a net with Frederik Andersen today. Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) is on the ice.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Corey Perry has the flu and is not practicing. Daniel Winnik is back practicing. Dan Wood: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Perry is “iffy” for tonight’s game.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Cam Ward will continue to skate with the team. Progressing faster than Khudobin.

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