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Posts Tagged San Jose Sharks
- Randy Miller of NJ.com: Scouting the Devils – Blue Jackets game last night include: Blackhawks (2 - director of player personnel Pierre Gauthier and pro scout Dennis Bonvie) and the Wild’s assistant GM Jim Mill. Both the Blackhawks and Wild have reportedly had some interest in Martin Brodeur. Corey Schneider was in net for the Devils. Other scouts attending: Lightning, Flyers, Penguins, Stars, Sharks and Islanders.
- David Pollak: The Canadiens scouted the Sharks – Flyers game last night. The Sharks had a scout watching the Canadiens last night.
- Scott Cruickshank: Scouting the Flames – Kings game last night: Stars, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Panthers, Senators, Devils and Rangers. Randy Sportak: Devils No. 2 guy, David Conte, was at the game.
- Patrick Kearns: Scouting the Rangers – Blackhawks game last night: Coyotes, Canucks, Predators, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets and Stars.
- Rick Ralph: Among the scouts at the Jets – Coyotes game last night: Lightning (2), Maple Leafs and Canadiens.
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Carey Price will miss the next two games after re-injuring himself during the Olympics. They have recalled Dustin Tokarski. L.A. Lariviere: Mike Babcock said that he was unaware of Price’s lower-body injury during the Olympics.
- Jim Diamond: The Predators have assigned goalie Pekka Rinne to the AHL. Barring any setbacks, it’s possible that Rinne could play during their homestand.
- Frank Seravalli: Flyers coach Craig Berube confirms that Kimmo Timonen won’t play tonight as he’s been given another day of rest.
- Kevin McGran: Leafs GM Dave Nonis said that Dave Bolland is unlikely for today. He’s day-to-day.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks Tomas Hertl is in Philly with the team and he may skate with them.
- Ted Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that prospect Alexey Marchenko is out six to eight weeks with an ankle injury.
Morning Rumors II: St. Louis, Girardi, Boyle, Vanek, MacDonald, Sharks, Cammalleri, Avalanche and Flyers
- Nick Kypreos: It is believed that Martin St. Louis asked for a trade when he was left off team Canada. Kypreos has been told that some teams are not sure if he feels the same now. St. Louis does have a no-movement clause through next season. As reported by Larry Brooks, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is not interested in a rental player.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers should get lots of interest in Dan Girardi, and some for Brian Boyle. Girardi is asking the Rangers for six years and about $5.75 million per season. GM Glen Sather is offering five years and lower than $5.75 million per. Sather has told teams he’ll move Girardi instead of losing him for nothing.
- Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Thomas Vanek on some Austrians staying out late partying.
“Some of the headlines, especially in Europe, that to me was sad and ridiculous,” Vanek told The Post after the Islanders’ Sunday practice in Syosset, his first since returning. “They’re making it sound like there was 25 guys. It was just a few guys stayed out later, and even that, it wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but it wasn’t an issue.
“We had a practice the next day, Monday night, I think everyone focused all day Monday,” said Vanek, who admitted to staying out until about 2 a.m., but not being affected by game time. “Can you say, ‘Was it a distraction?’ I don’t know, maybe. But we lost the game to a good [Slovenia] team, a team that we could have beat, and that makes it even more hard and tough. But the story made it bigger than it was.”
GM Garth Snow is looking to get a first round pick, as well as a second round pick or high-level prospect for Vanek. Vanek has already turned down a seven-year, $50 million offer from the Islanders. Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald has already turned down a four-year, $16 million deal. Snow is hoping to get a first round pick for MacDonald.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Don’t expect the Sharks to make any major moves leading up to the trade deadline. The Sharks will be getting Logan Couture and Raffi Torres back from injury.
“On paper, when you add people that you don’t know, you hope that it works. But when you add people that have had playing time together, you know that it works,” Wilson said. “You just hope they’re healthy enough to do it.”
The Sharks will have to clear some cap space when Couture and Torres return to the lineup as they will be about $1 million over. GM Doug Wilson doesn’t seem eager to trade prospects and/or picks for rental players.
“We’re still in refresh/reset,” Wilson said, repeating a term he coined at last year’s deadline.
“We’re in the phase where, yes, we’re trying to win. We think our team, when it’s all healthy, is as good as anybody. We haven’t had the luxury of seeing it all together, but you’ve got to project at some point.
“Are we going to use our young assets when we’re two-thirds of the way through a reset/refresh? Unlikely. I never say never, but, unlikely.”
- Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun: Five potential landing spots for Flames forward Mike Cammalleri: Ducks, Kings, Devils, Penguins and staying with the Flames.
- Adrian Dater: (answering twitter questions) Very unlikely that the Avalanche will do anything at the trade deadline. Doesn’t see the Avs trying to replace Alex Tanguay or at least picking up a replacement. Ryan O’Reilly is definitely not being traded.
- Adrian Dater: The Avs would still be interested in a Dmitri Kulikov type defenseman, but the Panthers are wanting too much for him.
- Adrian Dater: The Avs want to remain a young team. They will not be looking to bring in older (30-years old) players.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Flyers are buyers, but they are not desperate.
- Andy Strickland: Strickland thinks it will be interesting a Tim Thomas market starts to develop.
Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Montreal Canadiens will trade Andrei Markov. The 35-year old will be a UFA and carries a $5.75 million cap hit.
Doug MacLean doesn’t think he’s going anywhere. Gord Stellick thinks the Sharks are a potential destination if the Canadiens decide to trade him.
Should the Canadiens trade Markov? Who would be interested?
- Tim Kavanagh of ESPN: Top 5 Snipers: 1. Thomas Vanek – the Kings have been rumored to be interested and there are ties to Minnesota. 2. Marian Gaborik – could be plan B for teams that don’t land Vanek. 3. Mike Cammalleri – the Penguins have been rumored to be interested in Cammalleri and the Pens do have some young defenseman they could move 4. Matt Moulson – the Penguins, Kings and up to 12 teams have been tied to Moulson. 5. Ales Hemsky – the Canadiens, Sharks, Penguins and Coyotes are believed to be interested.
- The Fourth Period: Ducks GM Bob Murray told ESPN that he won’t be trading Jonas Hiller before the end of the season. The Ducks are looking to add a stay-at-home defenseman and could look at Dan Girardi.
- Bruce Garrioch: Five teams have accepted their fate leading up to the trade deadline. Two or three teams will wait until March 5th.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Martin Brodeur could be spending his last two weeks in a Devils uniform as he could be asked to waive his no-trade clause or even ask for a trade.
“It won’t be (different) if I don’t say so. That’s the bottom line,” Brodeur said Wednesday as the Devils’ non-Olympians practiced at AmeriHealth Pavilion. “If I don’t say so, it’s going to be the same as the last 20 years.”
Brodeur hasn’t talked to GM Lou Lamoriello and hasn’t decided if he’d waive his no-trade clause if asked.
“I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it until I talk to people, and there is nothing planned yet. I’m probably going to wait,” Brodeur said.
“I have no indication one way or the other that anything is going to happen. I haven’t discussed it with anybody really about what my plans are going to be for the next 23 games. I haven’t talked to the coach about playing time, either. I’m just going to get back into playing shape for the next seven days and we’ll see if I’m able to get the net.”
- George Richards: Several years ago there was a James van Riemsdyk (PHI) for Jay Bouwmeester (FLA) offer on the table.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning owner Jeff Vinik said that even though they are operating in the red, it won’t stop him from spending higher towards the cap.
“I don’t want to predict out because things can change,” Vinik said. “But for the foreseeable future our strategy is to have a great team on the ice and spend at or near the salary cap.”
Vinik wouldn’t say how much they are losing.
“We want to have an extremely competitive hockey team,” Vinik said. “It’s part of a strategy. First of all, I’m competitive. We want to win. We want to win a Stanley Cup. It’s a lot more fun for our fans, but it also helps us make the playoffs and, hopefully, go deep into the playoffs which is good for the financials.”
- John Shannon: Trades can start happening as of midnight on February 23rd.
- Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: The Kings were in discussion with the Oilers about Sam Gagner before the Olympic’s, but it apparently wasn’t close and it is now doubtful that they will pursue him when the roster freeze is lifted.
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Allan Muir of SI notes:
“That may open a window for the Predators, who have also been rumored to have an interest in Gagner. Nashville is thought to be looking for a young, offensive-minded center and it has a surplus of what Edmonton needs: young, talented defenders. The name of 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis has been mentioned, but while he has a proven chemistry with Oilers winger Taylor Hall from their Memorial Cup-winning days in Windsor of the OHL, Edmonton might be looking for a blueliner who is a bit more defensively responsible. Jonathan Ismael-Daiby might be intriguing to the Oilers as part of a package, as would defensive center Austin Watson.”
Staples adds that it may make more sense for the Oilers to hold onto Gagner, waiting until the end of the season to decide what to do with him. If he continues to play better, it will only increase his trade value. Teams may also have more cap space available. Ryan Ellis may not be the type of defenseman the Oilers really need as they already have several “finesse type d-men.” The Oilers could use a defensive defenseman.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said that if they are to be buyers, it will happen right at the deadline.
“Some teams need three or four more games before they say, ‘We don’t have a shot and we’re not in,’” said Melnyk. “Right now, there are six teams that aren’t in and I think by March 5 there will be eight teams that will basically say they’re not going to get there.
“(Murray’s) looking. If we can get a power forward in there that’s the only piece we need subject to any injuries. Knock on wood with that one because we’ve had a very good year with injuries compared to some other ones.”
Melnyk doesn’t think the salary cap will keep rising, that it will max out at some point.
“At some point you could be stuck because the cap has come down. Then, you go, ‘Wait a minute, it’s come down and I’ve got to unload $5 or $10 million worth of salary.’ That day will come,” said Melnyk. “It’s like the stock market. You can’t go straight up all the time. Eventually there’s correction and it rebuilds. You’ve got to leave yourself with some room.
“I don’t care if people criticize me. The fact is the team has survived in very difficult circumstances.”
- The Fourth Period: The Sharks could be looking for a scoring left winger. They have more than $3 million in cap space. GM Doug Wilson could look at Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Mike Cammalleri and Ales Hemsky.
- Hope Smoke: On the Fan 590, Damien Cox said he thinks the NHL can skip the 2018 Olympics and go back in 2022.
Morning Rumors: Vanek, Callahan, Girardi, Stuart, Scouting the Oilers-Sabres, Hawks-Kings … And A Dreger Video
- Chris Nichols: Thomas Vanek’s agent: ”I understand we’re getting close to the time where Garth may feel he needs to act.”
- Dennis Bernstein: Vanek would be a costly rental and his salary cap number doesn’t really work for the Kings.
- Jason Brough: Vanek to the Kings makes sense. Brough is not sure though what the Kings would, or could, give up for Vanek though.
- Chris Botta: The Islanders may have to consider benching Vanek until a trade is made, and to get it done before the Olympics. He’s a player that doesn’t need to be showcased.
- Katie Strang: Vanek has never had the opportunity to test the free agent market. Hard to blame him for wanting have the opportunity too.
- Katie Strang of ESPN: Ryan Callahan is reportedly looking for a seven-year deal in the $42 million range, and the Rangers reportedly offered a five-year deal worth $30 million.
“I’m going to circle back with the Rangers this week,” Callahan’s agent Steve Bartlett told ESPNNewYork.com when reached by phone Monday morning.
The Rangers gave them permission to talk with multiple teams, but there has been ”Nothing in the last couple of days,” he said.
Bartlett plans to talk with Callahan on Tuesday. The Rangers have three games before the Olympic break and head coach Alain Vigneault expects him to be in the lineup Tuesday.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: “Status quo” from Ryan Callahan’s agent. One source on Callahan’s asking price: “On the open market, he’ll get it.”
- Custance on the Rangers allowing Callahan’s agent to talk to teams,
The move to allow dialogue between Bartlett and other teams is one that comes with risk for the Rangers and GM Glen Sather. If teams that might have been interested in trading for him sour at the potential price tag, that could eliminate one possible trade partner the Rangers would have had otherwise.
And if it’s strictly a negotiating ploy by the Rangers to lower the asking price, there’s risk there too. Pierre LeBrun reported that Callahan’s camp is seeking a seven-year deal worth $6 million per season. It’s a steep price for a winger with a history of injuries and a skill set that typically doesn’t age well. Even so, with a rising salary cap and talent at a premium, the expectation is that it’s a contract demand in line with what he could land.
Callahan’s talks with the Rangers have stalled. Dan Girardi’s camp may be looking at the open market this summer.
One veteran agent:
“You have to consider cost of living in New York — 55 percent of every dollar isn’t theirs.”
“You pay strangers and then ask family to take less,” said the agent. “It’s not acceptable.”
- Dan Rosen: “Re. Callahan, I get the point of getting assets in a trade if NYR won’t sign him, but trading him would be a gutpunch to an improving team.”
- Gary Lawless: Jets pending UFA defenseman Mark Stuart said he wants to stay with the team beyond trade deadline day and into the future.
- Mike Harrington: Scouting the Oilers – Sabres: Red Wings, Canadiens, Blackhawks, Flyers, Avalanche, Bruins, Penguins, Ducks, Jets, Blues, Sharks, Predators, Stars and Maple Leafs.
- Dennis Bernstein: Non-regular scouts at the Blackhawks – Kings game: Lightning, Stars, Jets, Hurricanes and Wild.
Darren Dreger on NHL Live: Vanek, Kings, Stamkos, Callahan and Girardi
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.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres have not inquired about Ryan Callahan according to a source.
- 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.
- Joe Haggerty: The Bruins confirm that Zdeno Chara will miss this final two pre-Olympic games so that he can carry the Slovakian flag during the Olympic opening ceremonies.
- Renaud Lavoie: Avs Semyon Varlamov’s contract details: $6.25 million 2014-15, $6 million 2015-16, $6 million 2016-17, $5.75 million 2017-18 and $5.5 million 2018-19. He doesn’t have a no-trade or no-movement clause.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks John McCarthy clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL.
- Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Tim Kennedy cleared waivers but he remains with the team.
- Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers send Drew Shore to the AHL as Aleksander Barkov returned to the lineup.
- 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.
- Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Stefan Warg (ANA) for purpose of buyout, John McCarthy (SJ) and Tim Kennedy (PHX).
- David Alter: The Maple Leafs will have to make some roster moves with players coming off the LTIR.
- Steve Goldstein: Panthers Tomas Fleischmann will be back in the lineup tonight against the Blue Jackets.
- Rich Chere: The Devils send Eric Gelinas to the AHL and recall Mike Sislo.
- Scott Cruickshank: Scouting the Flames – Sharks: Hurricanes, Flyers, Oilers, Lightning, Rangers and Maple Leafs.
- David Pagnotta: 17 scouts from 12 teams scouting the Panthers – Maple Leafs: Jets (2), Oilers (2), Coyotes (2), Flames (2), Predators (2), Kings, Stars, Blues, Blackhawks, Flyers, Devils and Avalanche.
- Ryan Boulding: Scouting the Wild – Avalanche: Canucks, Blackhawks, Blues, Jets, Oilers, Coyotes, Red Wings, Blue Jackets and Hurricanes.
- Dennis Bernstein: The Oilers were the only non-regular team scouting the Kings – Penguins game.
- Joe Haggerty: Scouting the Bruins – Canadiens: Two for each of the Rangers and Lightning, and a handful of teams with one.
- Mike Heika: No scouts at the Stars – Devils game.