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Afternoon Rumors I: Kesler, Edler, Luongo, Coyotes, Waivers, Callahan, McQuaid, Robidas and Gionta

  • Brian Lawton: Lawton says not to be surprised if Ryan Kesler ends up with the Blackhawks in a three way deal. There is a lot going on behind the scenes on this one.
  • David Pagnotta: The Canucks have been telling some teams that Alex Edler is no longer available to them. Teams are still poking around. It would take a big offer to get him. Edler has a no-trade clause. Pagnotta doesn’t know if a list has been submitted. Some of the teams there were told he is not available was due to the lack assets that, that organization has.
  • Jimmy Murphy: Told that trade talks involving Roberto Luongo and the Capitals are heating up. One NHL executive on the Capitals and Luongo, ”Caps are desperate. Wouldn’t surprise me.”
  • James Mirtle: Mirtle is hearing that the Coyotes are up to something. Coyotes wanting to make a playoff push.
  • Bob McKenzie: On waivers: Trevor Smith (TOR), Jake Dowell (MIN), Corey Potter (EDM), Joe Corvo and Cory Conacher (OTT), Derek Smith (CGY), Scott Gomez and Scott Clemmensen (FLA).
  • Hope Smoke: Nick Kypreos: ”I wouldn’t be surprised if at 3 tomorrow we see deals completed and the NHL shuts them down because the money doesn’t work”
  • Steve Zipay: “Hearing it’s not only $$$ that’s separating NYR and Callahan, but no-trade/no-move issue. Of course, that’s bargaining chip for both sides”
  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins will know more about the extent of Adam McQuaid’s injury by the end of the week.
  • Jimmy Murphy: The Bruins are one of the teams interested in Stars Stephane Robidas. One NHL executive said it would ”cost definitely a 3rd rd pick maybe a 2nd”.
  • David Pagnotta: There is a report that Canadiens have offered Brian Gionta a contract extension. Not true, talks should start after the trade deadline.

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Free Agent Hits: Clifford, Gomez and Brodie

  • John Hoven: As of earlier afternoon yesterday, things were optimistic for Kyle Clifford and the Kings reaching an agreement. Hoven was told that significant progress was made and the sides are getting closer.
  • Todd Cordell: The Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a two-year deal with a cap of $2.125 million. Chris Nichols: Brodie will get $1.75 million this season and $2.5 million in 2014-15.

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NHL Rumor Round up on 14 teams and a top trade candidate list

  • Bruce Garrioch: Trade talk is in full swing.

    “There is so much talk, and so many names, it’s hard to believe that everything that is being talked about could actually happen,” said a league executive Thursday. “Lots of teams are trying to make changes. No question.”

    The Canadiens are the most obvious landing spot for Vincent Lecavalier. At one point the Lightning had a deal in place to send Lecavalier to the Canadiens for Carey Price, Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban and a No. 1 pick, but Lightning ownership wouldn’t allow it.

    If the Rangers buyout Brad Richards, look for the Lightning to bring him back on a two year deal.

    The Blues might be seeing what they can get for T.J. Oshie and David Perron. The Blues still need to re-sign RFAs Chris Stewart and Alex Pietrangelo.

    The Sabres are looking to see what they can get for Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller.

    Scott Gomez likely won’t be back with the Sharks next year.

    Canadiens GM Marc Bergeron may be sniffing around to see if there is a market for Tomas Plekanec. He has a no-trade clause and has a cap hit of $5 million.

    The Stars are offering Erik Cole around the league.

    Avalanche could be trying to send Paul Stastny and his $6.6 million to the Maple Leafs. UFA after next season.

    The Panthers may have tried to get Matt Duchene from the Avalanche, but were turned down quickly.

    Flames have been shopping some of their three first round picks and Mike Cammalleri.

    The Flyers may want to look for a short term goalie solution instead of a longer term one in Mike Smith. The Flyers may call Tim Thomas to see if he’d be interested. Believed that the Flyers have talked to the Sabres about Ryan Miller.

  • James Mirtle: Top trade candidates this weekend: 1. Kris Letang 2. Roberto Luongo 3. Shawn Horcoff 4. Paul Stastny 5. Dion Phaneuf 6. Mike Cammalleri 7. Dave Bolland 8. Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek.  Other possibilities: Ales Hemsky, Jeff Schultz, John-Michael Liles, Tom Gilbert and David Booth.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Flames GM Jay Feaster said that nobody has called about Mike Cammalleri.
  • Mark Masters: Feaster on trades leading up to the draft: ‘Well, we hope … we’re trying to make some deals. I’ve talked to all 29 other teams.’
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Rangers have three picks in the second round and could be looking to move up into the second round.

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Injury update: Downie done for year, Hartnell out indefinitely, Lupul breaks arm, Smith leaves early, Burns to IR

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Steve Downie will have season ending knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. Downie suffered the injury on Tuesday night. The Avs recalled Brad Malone.
  • Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on Scott Hartnell: ”Scott will be out indefinitely with a left foot injury. We will know more on this within a day or two as we await results of tests.”
  • Coyotes goalie Mike Smith left midway through the first period last night with a lower body injury. He is listed as day-to-day and will travel with the team to San Jose. They will call up Chad Johnson from the AHL as an emergency call-up.

    “Lower body. Day-to-day. Not sure where he’ll be tomorrow, so we’ll have a call-up,” coach Dave Tippett said. “The trainers came to me after warmup and said Smitty is a little tight, you might want to keep an eye on him. And ‘a little tight’ turned into ‘can’t play.’”

    Martin Hanzal and Rostislav Klesla missed the game with lower body injuries.

  • Kevin Kurz via twitter: The Sharks have put Brent Burns on the IR to make from for Scott Gomez on the roster. He seemed to be walking around the room fine. Burns hasn’t skated since the the days leading up to the start of training camp.

    “From what I’m told, he’s improving every day. Obviously when you go on IR you’re not playing tomorrow, or we would have never done that. After that, it’s a day-by-day thing,” McLellan said.

    Defenseman Jason Demers is still recovering from a fractured wrist and can’t take a full slap shot yet. He’s out through at least the weekend.

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Quick hits: waivers, Gomez signs, Redden and Gardiner activated, White out 2-3 weeks, Eaton gets ETO

  • David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner will be back in the lineup tonight. Korbinian Holzer was sent down to the Marlies.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Ian White will be out 2-3 weeks after having surgery for a deep cut this morning. Jakub Kindl will be back on Friday.
  • Katie Carerra via twitter: Capitals Mike Ribeiro won’t be disciplined or fined for his comments about last night’s officiating.
  • Lance Hornby via twitter: Toronto Marlies defenseman Paul Ranger is out with a concussion. 5 Marlies defenseman have been hurt or called up in the last 10 days.

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Nothing new on Subban-Habs talks … Benn puts offer on table … Kings looking for Dman … Nino requests trade

  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: There is nothing to report this morning regarding P.K. Subban and Canadiens contract talks. Dustin Leed via twitter: Bob McKenzie on a Subban-Montreal deal “Unless there’s a dramatic change in the next little while; these two sides are no where close.” McKenzie said that Subban wants a longer term contract and more than the $2.75 million that the Canadiens are offering. Darren Dreger via twitter: Nothing new on Subban negotiations. Patrick Caisse via twitter: Nothing new on Subban, nothing scheduled for this week.
  • The Fourth Period: With Willie Mitchell already out, and with Matt Greene expected to miss at least 6 weeks with a back injury, the Kings may step up their efforts to find a defenseman. Kings GM Dean Lombardi was already looking for a defenseman before Greene’s injury. Teams looking to move a blueliner include the Sabres, Flames, Devils and Maple Leafs.
  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Islanders Nino Niederreiter has requested a trade according to a source. He is unhappy with his situation in New York and feels he may be better served playing in a new organization. Niederreiter’s agent approached GM Garth Snow last week, though Snow is believed to not being willing to trading him at the moment.

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Avs and O’Reilly could be $1.5 million apart … Canucks had a plan … Sharks still testing Gomez … A couple starting goalies

  • Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche GM Greg Sherman says that talks continue with Ryan O’Reilly’s agent, Mark Guy. The Avalanche have 2 offers that are on the table: 5 years and $17 million and 2 years and $7 million. The Avs are looking at a deal in the $3.5 million per season range, similar to Matt Duchene. O’Reilly is looking for something in the $5 million range.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle doesn’t see how you don’t start P.K. Subban negotiations in the $4 million range.
  • Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks coach Alain Vigneault planned to rotate his goaltenders in back to back games regardless of the outcomes. Corey Schneider allowed 5 goals on 14 shots on Saturday night before being pulled for Luongo. Luongo lost 3-2 in a shootout yesterday. Vigneault wouldn’t name is starter for Wednesday. Ryan Kesler may begin practicing in 7 to 10 games. Vigneault on starting Luongo,

    “It has been a plan I figured out a couple of days ago and nothing changed my mind.”

    Dan Tencer via twitter: “I understand that the plan all along was to go to Roberto in game 2. But if Schneider is your guy, you don’t let him sit after last night. You go back to Schneider and tell the kid you believe in him, no matter what. Showcase Luongo later. Not when your future needs your belief.”

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Sunday morning hits: Luongo, Thomas, Babchuk, Benn, Subban, Bertuzzi, Atkinson, Gomez and Islanders

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Panthers have shown interest in Roberto Luongo, but GM Dale Tallon would have to sweeten the pot to land him. Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis hasn’t been as aggressive as many had thought. They know that it would take Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri and a 2nd round pick to get him. The Blackhawks could be interested if they struggle to start the season. Tim Thomas wants to play next year, and the Bruins could either let him be a UFA after the season, or ‘toll’ his contract, forcing him to honor the last year on his contract. Some teams were interested in Thomas last July, but he said he wasn’t going to play. The Flames are willing to move defenseman Anton Babchuk.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika answers on why Stars forward Jamie Benn hasn’t been re-signed yet, piecing together info and speculating in some cases. Benn’s agent, Rich Evans, may be looking for a 3 year or shorter contract. His next deal would obviously be in the millions, but a 3 year deal would allow him to go for a homerun deal on his next deal when he’ll be 26. The Stars won’t go 4 years as he would be a UFA at the end of that. It appears that the Stars are willing to go with 2, 3, 5 or 6 year terms. The sides are off on money for all years. The Stars don’t want to pay a premium price for a RFA. Comparables for RFA years are in the $3.75 to $5 million range. Longer term deal increase to $6.8 on the high end.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi could miss weeks recovering from mononucleosis. It could be a month before he’s able to skate again. Mono is highly contagious, so he won’t be around the team.
  • Kevin Kurz via twitter: Brent Burns and Jason Demers are both travelling with the Sharks, but that doesn’t mean they will be playing.

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Teams looking at Redden and Gomez … Flames send two to Abbotford … Leonsis will let Ovechkin go to Sochi Olympic

  • Daren Millard via twitter: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said they’ve talked about the waiver process when asked about interest in defenseman Wade Redden.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers could start the season without defenseman Andrej Meszaros, Erik Gustafsson and Marc-Andre Bourdon.

    “I am of the belief that you can never have too many defensemen,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said last week.

    Would the Flyers be interested? The Flyers would have been more interested in Redden if he was bought out went the CBA was ratified. They signed Kurtis Foster to a 1 year, $950,000 deal on Sunday. The Flyers are at 49 of 50 contracts. If Scott Laughton sticks and player more than 6 NHL games, he would contract #50. They could move a player to bring in Redden if they chose. If Redden looks for a contract under $1 million, the Flyers could be in the mix, along with the Islanders, Oilers, and Blue Jackets.

  • Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames have sent Ben Street and Chris Breen back to the Abbotsford of the AHL. Brad Winchester was released from his PTO. Feaster said the decision on the backup goalie would be decided [last night] and revealed today after the wavier process.
  • Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals owner Ted Leonsis was adamant that he will let Alex Ovechkin go to the Sochi Olympics even if the NHL doesn’t allow players to go.

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Kings looking for Dman for Doughty or Voynov, Leopold an option? Coyotes deal falls through … Sharks-Rangers make small deal

  • The Fourth Period: The Kings have been looking for a defenseman who can play on their 1st or 2nd unit according at a source, nothing appears imminent. They are looking for a mobile, left-handed shot to play with Drew Doughty or Slava Voynov. The Kings are not interested in Wade Redden. Jonathan Bernier is their biggest trade chip, but unless they get a big offer for him, it’s likely that the they will hold on to him for now. The Sabres and Devils are shopping defenseman, but either team appears to have a No. 2 or No. 3 defenseman. They might have to wait until the April 3rd deadline.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Bernstein thinks the Kings should call the Sabres about Jordan Leopold. Leopold will be a UFA and could net the Sabres a conditional pick.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: The Coyotes had one trade fall through earlier this week. Don’t be surprised if they knock on Scott Gomez’s door once he’s bought out.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Sharks acquire forward Tommy Grant and conditional 2014 7th round pick from the Rangers for forward Brandon Mashinter.

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Travis Zajac signs an extension with the Devils

Old news, but Travis Zajac signed an 8 year contract worth $46 million, carrying a $5.75 million salary cap hit.

Capgeek has the salary breakdown: 2013-14: $3.5 million salary with $1 million bonus, 2014-15: $5 million salary with $1 million bonus, 2015-16: $6.5 million, 2016-17: $6.5 million, 2017-18: $6.5 million, 2018-19: $6.5 million, 2019-20: $5.75 million and 2020-21: $5.75 million.

Did the Devils overpay for Zajac or is it a fair deal?


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Interest for Gomez … “Not close” for Subban … No Redden in LA … Visnovsky wants to stay for 2 weeks … O’Donnell retires … Laich’s groin

  • The Fourth Period: Scott Gomez is already getting some interest for when he’s bought out and becomes a free agent. It’s possible that he could be picked up before the start of the season. All interest is coming from the Western Conference, with as many as 5 teams interested. Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Can add Canucks to the list of teams interested in Gomez. Eric Macramalla via twitter: “Hello, my name is Scott Gomez. I’m in a position to collect 4 paychecks in 2 seasons. Thank you Donald Fehr.”
  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said in a text message that there is ”no news to report today. We are not close to an agreement.” comment from yesterday
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: League source saying there is little chance that Wade Redden is a short term replacement for Kings Willie Mitchell.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky: ”I still can’t fly, need to stay for at least 2 wks. My son has health issues. Nothing serious, but recovery will take a while. I’ve asked permission to play for Slovan for the next 2 weeks. If I don’t get it, I’ll just practice in Bratislava.” –
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Brooks Laich is likely to miss the Capitals home opener on Saturday due to a groin injury. Wojtek Wolski lined up in Laich’s spot on the second line.

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