Posts Tagged Ryan Malone

Morning Rumors: Sather, Penguins, Kesler, Nieuwendyk, Malone, Murray, Yakupov, Vanek and Naslund

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson has heard the 70-year old Glen Sather could be considering retiring as the Rangers GM.Trading Derrick Pouliot in a package for Ryan Kesler always seemed like a reach. Simon Despres made more sense. His confidence is shaken in Pittsburgh.

    Joe Nieuwendyk isn’t sure if he wants to move his young family from Dallas to Calgary to take the GM post.

    Matheson thinks the Lightning will buy out Ryan Malone after the season. He has a $2.5 million salary and $4.5 million cap hit.

    Blue Jackets Ryan Murray tore his meniscus, which would keep him out for five weeks. He could return during a first round series.

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson wonders what the Oilers will do with Nail Yakupov. Do they see what they can get for Yakupov at the draft? Would the Sabres consider moving their first or possibly the Islanders first?
  • John Hoven: Farhan Lalji of TSN said that Ryan Kesler had only five teams that he was willing to go to.
  • John Vogl: Canadiens Thomas Vanek on deciding not to re-sign with the Sabres: ”I just asked what direction this team was going in. No one really had an answer.”
  • John Vogl: Canadiens Thomas Vanek on playing for three teams this year: ”It was different, exciting, weird, all at the same time.”
  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Markus Naslund resigned from his GM post with MODO. Canucks GM Mike Gillis said on the Team 1040 that he would reach out to Naslund, but Naslund said not to jump to conclusions.

    “This has nothing to do with anything in North America,” he said. “This is a decision made here a little over a month ago, that I was not going to sign another deal. I’m ready to do something different.

    “I can see why there is speculation. But there is nothing to the rumours.”

    On if he’d be interested if Gillis called about joining the Canucks front office.

    “I don’t know at this point,” he said. “I had a couple of inquiries a year ago or so, but it made no sense for me or us as a family. I’m going to take some time…and see what I’d like to do. I’m not ruling out anything. I didn’t take the job with MoDo with the NHL in mind. That was to help out an organization that was in rough shape.”

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Morning Rumors II: Brodeur, Vanek, Cammalleri, Red Wings, Senators, Leafs and Malone

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Though he’s “not at all” looking to be traded, Devils Martin Brodeur is open to the idea of waiving his no-trade clause.

    “I’m open to anything,” Brodeur told me. “I just want to play. So, like I said in Toronto, if there’s a better situation for me, I’ll take it. If it’s here or somewhere else, it doesn’t matter.”

    On not playing as much.

    “I don’t think so unless in the next three weeks it goes worse than (it is),” Brodeur said of whether he’d ask for a trade. “We’ll see. But I don’t think I will ask.”

  • Arthur Staple: Thomas Vanek’s agent, Steve Bartlett, said ”We’re not there yet” with regards to re-signing with the Islanders or going to the open market.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mike Cammalleri said he’s had “great” talks with Brian Burke about his future.
  • Scott Mitchell of the Calgary Sun: Flames Mike Cammalleri is set to return to the lineup, but he may not be there for long.

    “I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Cammalleri said. “Brian has been really good with me. We’ve had a lot of communication, as far as talking about some different things. I’m not able to speculate on what may or may not happen yet, but as far as that goes, I think I just try and play the game the way I’ve always tried to play it, and that’s the best I can every day.”

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings will likely wait until closer to the trade deadline to determine if they are buyers, sellers or are standing pat. It doesn’t look like the Red Wings will make a deal anytime soon.

    “The phone is ringing a little bit; I’m calling a little bit,” Holland said. “With the Olympic break coming, I don’t sense a lot of activity.

    “I talked to a few managers the last few days; there’s not much going on.”

    “We have to play our way into being a buyer,” Holland said. “There’s no use spending assets unless we play our way into a buyer position.”

    The trade market could include: Matt Moulson, Steve Ott, Ales Hemsky, Mike Cammalleri, Lee Stempniak, Devin Setoguchi, Brad Boyes and Thomas Vanek.

The Red Wings could be looking for a top-six forward or top-four defenseman, but there may not be too many of those types of players available.

  • Ken Warren: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said it is a “no brainer” that he’d spend another $2-$3 million if they need a rental to make the playoffs.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Nonis will continue to listen until someone makes an offer that he can’t refuse. If not Kadri & others aren’t going anywhere.” … ”the renovation that we call Toronto is far from over”
  • Dennis Bernstein: (responding to question about Malone to LA) Bernstein doesn’t think Ryan Malone would waive his no-trade clause, plus he only has five goals in 37 games.

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Morning Rumors: Bruins, Oilers, Sens, Sabres, Blues, Preds, Capitals, Stars, Lightning, Flames and Panthers

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish and president Kevin Lowe watched the Flyers-Bruins game on Saturday. Nick Schultz might be one of the veteran, left-handed stay-at-home defenseman the Bruins are looking at. The Bruins aren’t looking for a defenseman who has term left on his deal. Some fans may be dreaming of a Andrew Ference return. Ference has three years left at $3.25 million. Other D targets could be Chris Phillips, Dan Girardi and Andrew MacDonald.

    “The pickings are slim,” said one Bruins source when asked about the trade market for veteran defensemen.

  • Kevin Paul Dupont: Dupont wonders if Bruins fans would be fine with trading Malcolm Subban for a No. 2-3 defenseman. The key for the Bruins is finding a defenseman that can play 20 minutes and ease the burden on Zdeno Chara.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators will likely wait until after the Olympic break to see if they will look add a rental before the trade deadline. GM Bryan Murray will continue to work the phones, but it’s unlikely that he’ll do anything before the deadline. They had six days of scouting meetings, covering from the trade deadline, draft and free agency.

    “We identified what our team is right now and possible targets for possible trades,” said Dorion.

    “Not that we’re going to make any trades but we always have to be ready for that possibility (with) players who we feel could help us in the short-or-long term.”

  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sabres GM Tim Murray would like to re-sign Ryan Miller, but trade speculation continues in St. Louis. Both Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott will be UFAs in St. Louis. Both have put up good numbers, but they’ve seemed vulnerable at times. The Blues would need to send some salary back to Buffalo if they decide to make a move, they can’t just send the Sabres draft picks.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: The Predators haven’t asked David Legwand to waive his no-trade clause. If they are to look at trading him, the Ducks could make a pitch for him. Legwand may prefer to stay closer to home, so the Red Wings or Blackhawks could interest him if they are interested. The Blackhawks are looking for a 2nd line center, and he could be a good fit there. Custance thinks he could get the Predators a 1st round pick. The Capitals could use a top-four defenseman, someone like Stars Trevor Daley could help them, and they wouldn’t have to give Mike Green.
  • Brian Lawton: Lawton would be surprised if teams aren’t looking at Ryan Malone. He hasn’t been playing much since coming back from injury.
  • Randy Sportak: The Flames may have to eat some of Shane O’Brien’s contract if they want to trade him.
  • George Richards: Talk from Edmonton surrounding Panthers Erik Gudbranson being scratched yesterday. He’s not going anywhere as the Panthers seen him as part of their future.

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Trade Rumors: Rentals, Canadiens, Kings and Capitals

  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Rental candidates at the trade deadline: Thomas Vanek, Mike Cammalleri, Matt Moulson, Ryan Miller and maybe Ryan Callahan. Strang thinks that Jaromir Jagr and possibly Martin Brodeur (citing Rich Chere) could be added to that list.
  • Darren Dreger: Canadiens Daniel Briere isn’t happy with his situation. Dreger wonders before how long before the team and player look for a better fit. Briere had multiple two year offers at $4 million in the offseason, but chose the Canadiens.
  • The Fourth Period: Canadiens Briere has only 10 points in 28 games and has voiced his unhappiness with the coaching staff and management about how he’s been used. GM Marc Bergevin has let teams know that Briere is available. The Canadiens are looking for some top-six size upfront. The Canadiens have been linked to Evander Kane and Paul Stastny. Briere has a no-trade clause but is believed to be okay with waiving it.
  • The Fourth Period: The Kings could use a scoring left winger. Options could include Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri, Ryan Malone and Michael Grabner. The Kings have Alec Martinez to dangle, and have pending UFAs Daniel Carcillo and Trevor Lewis.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Michal Neuvirth has joined Martin Erat and Dmitry Orlov in asking for a way out of Washington. The Capitals may not consider moving Erat until Brooks Laich can remain in the lineup on a consistent basis. Orlov is getting into the lineup a lot more since his trade request in November and seems to be happier.

    “I’m playing. I don’t think about what happened before. I don’t think about moving as long as I’m playing,” Orlov, 22, said this week. “I don’t think about the negative. It was tough time, but it’s in the past. It’s done. I just want to keep playing, stay positive and keep working.”

    Neuvirth appears to have fallen to 3rd on their depth chart.

    “They’ve got three goalies that can all play. Everyone can see that. It’s come to the point where it’s getting very unpleasant,” Stefan said in a phone interview. “He just wants to prove he can be the starter, and when he’s been given an opportunity to play he’s shown he can be a number one guy, but now he’s not even on the bench.”

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Injury Notes: Jovanovski, Laich, Larsson, Martin, Lupul, Malone and Stastny

  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Ed Jovanovski (major hip surgery) continues to workout with the team, but the process is slow.

    “I’m still in the frame of mind that I’m getting stronger, more comfortable in making that next step,” Jovanovski said Tuesday. “There’s still no date. I think at this point, a lot of it comes down to you being your own doctor of sorts. I’m taking the information from doctors and I know I don’t feel quite ready.”

  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Brooks Laich didn’t practice yesterday morning as they are being careful with a lower-body injury. (He did play against the Senators)
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Adam Larsson is out with a lower-body injury.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: Penguins Paul Martin will be out four to six weeks with a fractured tibia.
  • Chris Johston: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be out for two weeks according to coach Randy Carlyle.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Ryan Malone may be out longer than expected. He may have a bone chip in his ankle. Damian Cristodero: Malone has been put on the IR.

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Afternoon Hits: Stepan, Thomas, Schneider, Waivers, Blues, Lightning and Gaborik

  • Pierre LeBrun: Derek Stepan’s deal with the Rangers is for two-years and $6.15 million.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Panthers and Tim Thomas have a deal in place and the signing will occur after the Panthers ownership change is official. If the deal is signed today, he could be in the lineup tonight. Should be a one-year deal in the $3 to $4 million range. Deal should have a lower salary base with performances bonuses to get it above $3 million.
  • Todd Cordell: Bob McKenzie said on the radio yesterday that the Devils wouldn’t hesitate to give Cory Schneider the starting job if necessary.
  • Tim Wharnsby: Put on waivers today: Ott – Cowick, O’Brien, Eckford, Lawson; Mtl – Tarnasky, St-Pierre, Blunden; LA – Bodnarchuk; SJ – Petrecki.
  • Lou Korac: Blues reassign to the AHL: Rattie, Jaskin, Andronov, Aucoin, Hakanpaa, Edmundson & Allen.
  • Andy Strickland: There is a decent chance that Brenden Morrow starts the year with Derek Roy and Chris Stewart.
  • Damian Cristoder: Lightning’s J.T. Brown replacing Ryan Malone (upper-body) on a line with Tom Pyatt and Nikita Kucherov.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik is not injured. Will rejoin the team next week as he’s away for family reason.

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Free Agents and Buyouts: Dupuis, Briere, Lecavalier, Malone and Alfredsson

  • Rob Rossi: Contract discussions have started with the Penguins and Pascal Dupuis’ representatives.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: A source that is close to Daniel Briere said that he was told last week that he would be bought out by the Flyers.
  • Adrian Dater: Wouldn’t be surprised if the Avalanche make an offer to Briere. Wouldn’t be a big offer.
  • Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning’s center Vinny Lecavalier is preparing for the possibility of being bought out.

    “It’s obviously something you think about,” Lecavalier said. “At the same time, there’s nothing I can do about it.”

    A Lecavalier buyout would save $54 million in cap space over seven years. It would cost them $30 million over 14 years, $2.14 annually. Ryan Malone has two year left at $4.5 million is also a buyout candidate. It would cost the Lightning $3.35 million over four-years.

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Morning Hits: Nill, Nieuwendyk, Malone, Flames, Neuvirth, Ducks, Luongo, Jets and Sabres

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Sources saying that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill will replace GM Joe Nieuwendyk in Dallas. Andy Strickland: Confirms reports that Nill will replace Nieuwendyk.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Erlendsson doesn’t see the Lightning buying out Ryan Malone or Teddy Purcell. Trading Malone is a possibility.
  • The Fourth Period: It’s thought that the Flames were close to trading Cory Sarich at the deadline. Teams also called about Lee Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Alex Tanguay. GM Jay Feaster has indicated that he isn’t really interested in trading Glencross. If Miikka Kiprusoff retires, the Flames will be on the lookout for a new No.1 goalie.
  • Mike Vogl: The Capitals signed Michal Neuvirth to a 2-year, $5 million extension. He’ll earn $2.4 million next year, and $2.6 million the following year.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau won’t name is starting goalie for Game 1, but added that he’s known who it will be for awhile.
  • Andi Petrilli: (Canucks lose 7-2, 6 goals in the third) Canucks Roberto Luongo was off the ice, undressed, showered and out of the arena in 12 minutes. Jason Botchford: “I’m not sure how furious Luongo is. He should be used to getting hung out there and embarrassed by now.”
  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets have nine RFAs, including: Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little. Wiebe thinks they should lock up Bogosian to a max-length eight year deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $48 to 50 million.

    “You never know. It’s a negotiation. It’s not something that usually happens overnight. “I don’t really know what I’m expecting as far as how smooth or how not smooth it’s going to go,” said Bogosian. “Yeah, I’ve really kind of settled in here and I’ve enjoyed my time. Whether it’s two years, eight years or 10 years, I’m going to enjoy playing here.

    “I’m looking forward to that next step. I want to be part of the solution moving forward, as far as getting in the playoffs and winning a championship.”

    Wheeler will be looking for a raise from his $2.55 million, and could get a long-term deal.

    Little should get a multi-year deal for more than the $3 million he was making.

    Alex Burmistrov is an interesting case, as some think he could bolt for the KHL or could use a fresh start with a new organization.

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Thomas Vanek has thought that Friday’s game could have been his last in a Sabres uniform.

    “Let’s be honest,” Vanek said. “I’m not stupid. I know I have a year left and they can probably deal me for prospects, young guys, whatever else is out there. Yeah, I’ve thought about it. If it looks like it’s a long rebuild, then it probably makes sense for both parties to move on.”

    “I don’t know what the plan is,” Vanek said. “If they’re turning it over to the younger guys, it’s a turnover. Or are they going to build around us again? It’s all speculation at this point because you guys don’t know and I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

    Sabres Ryan Miller also realizes that his days could be number.

    “Around this stage of a contract, you have to be realistic,” Miller said. “In the last year of your deal, if you’re not part of the plan, you become an asset that’s tradable. So I’m just trying to stay open to coming back and trying to stay excited about playing hockey games in the NHL if it’s not going to work out.”

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NHL Rumors IV: Bruins had a deal, DeKeyser, St. Louis, Malone, Miller, and Blues

From twitter unless noted otherwise

  • Darren Dreger: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that he was told at noon yesterday that they had a deal for Jarome Iginla. It is now clear that Iginla must have directed the Flames towards the Penguins. Boston Bruins: Chiarelli: ”we brought up Torey, scratched Koko and Bart – relied on the fact that we had the deal”
  • Joe Haggerty: Iginla was calling the shots and wanted to end up in Pittsburgh. Flames took the lesser offer.
  • Darren Dreger: Some think that Iginla’s decision to play for the Penguins was made before last night.
  • Elliotte Friedman: Flames GM Jay Feaster is off to Toronto to make pitch for Danny DeKeyser.
  • Patrick Caisse: Danny DeKeyser’s agent, Don Meehan, told Caisse that he’ll likely have a decision today, tomorrow at the latest.
  • The Fourth Period: Multiple sources are saying that the Lightning are getting calls on Martin St. Louis. He has two years left at a $5.625 million salary cap hit. He has a no-movement clause. The Bruins, Red Wings and Rangers are believed to have shown interest. The Lightning could also be getting calls on Ryan Malone.
  • Andy Strickland: Sabres Ryan Miller handed in a list of 8 teams he won’t accept a trade too before the season started.
  • Andy Strickland: Strickland would be surprised if the Blues moved any roster players at the deadline. Draft picks and prospects most likely.

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NHL Rumors I: Iginla, Stars, Babchuk, Sarich, Ribeiro and Lightning

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Through translation of a Renaud Lavoie entry, Jarome Iginla submitted a list of four teams he’d accept a trade too: Bruins, Blackhawks, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: If the Stars were looking for a major overhaul, could they look at trading Loui Eriksson? The Rangers would be interested. The Stars could make Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom available.
  • Mark Spector via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster sent an email to all teams letting them know that defenseman Anton Babchuk and Cory Sarich are available. Both players have no-trade clauses.
  • Lisa Dillman via twitter: Dillman would be surprised if the Kings didn’t take a look at Cory Sarich. Sarich was a Sutter point at one point in time.
  • Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals Mike Ribeirosaid he’d like to re-sign but it would be on him terms/long-term. He is looking for a 4 or 5 year deal.

    “If we can agree to a long-term [contract], then I’ll be more than happy to stay here,” Ribeiro said. “But I don’t know if I’m looking for two years and change place and then another two years. I don’t think I want that. So we’ll see what we’re going to come to.”

    “Five years for me is long term,” he said. “Two, three years I don’t think it’s long term. It’s short-term. Two, three is short term. Four, five, six [is] long-term. Then 10 years like Ovi, that’s a marriage thing.”

    “I didn’t think it was the right time to talk about contract then, but now that we’re getting closer to the trade deadline and team’s doing better now, there will be big decisions next week to be made,” Ribeiro said.

  • Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: It may be a slow trade deadline day for the Lightning. Nate Thompson may have received the most interest, but he isn’t going anywhere now. Some teams might be interested in Marc-Andre Bergeron as a depth defenseman. Erlendsson doesn’t see Martin St. Louis being traded. Ryan Malone’s shoulder injury may keep teams away. Sami Salo has a modified no-movement and would leave a veteran hole on the blue line next season if he were traded. Eric Brewer may get some interest, but he has two years left on his contract and has a modified no-trade clause.

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Injury Notes: Eaves, Malone, Hedman, Methot, Vanek, Faulk, Corvo and Ruutu

  • Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Patrick Eaves has no fractures in his jaw and is day-to-day.
  • Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning winger Ryan Malone is out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. Defenseman Victor Hedman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Both players were hurt on Monday.

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Today’s Roster Notes: Bourque, Malone, Tyutin, Dubinsky, Read and Martin

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin is questionable for tonight with an accumulation of “bumps and bruises.”
  • Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers Matt Read didn’t rule out playing tonight but added that he still has some discomfort shooting.

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