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NHL Rumors: Brodeur, Maple Leafs FAs and Coaches, and Jones

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Martin Brodeur is “80 percent sure” that he’ll play next season and hasn’t ruled out remaining with the Devils.

    “I’m not closing (the door) here at all,” Brodeur told The Star-Ledger. “It will be a decision I’ll make after offers are brought to me. It might be July 1st or it might be way after July 1st.

    “It all depends on what is on the table, whether it’s in New Jersey or somewhere else. I’m open-minded about it. I’m looking for specific things some teams probably can’t give me. And that’s understandable at my age. But if I feel I can play and people want me, we’ll see.”

    Brodeur’s requirements:

    “I’m not going to sit more than I sit this year. That’s not something I want,” Brodeur said. “If I come back, it’s not a question of money. It’s because I still love it and I still enjoy the game.

    “And I want to be in a position to have another shot (at winning), no matter what role I’m in. To me it would seem empty to leave without having a chance of winning something. Hopefully it will be this year and that will change a lot about my decision and what I’m going to do in my future.”

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “When you look at the 4 UFAs that the Leafs will key on are Bolland, McClement, Kulemin & Raymond” … “Bolland still identifies for me the identity that this team will play with.” … “It’s up to Bolland does he chase the dollars that will pay him $5 million elsewhere? That’s up to him” … “The only given that stays of those 4 UFAs is McClement and that’s only if Carlyle stays because of the appreciation RC has for him”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “How do you replace a man like Carlyle? Is there anyone better out there than Carlyle? Are Trotz or Laviolette better than him?” … “Do the Leafs look at Steve Spott or Luke Richardson? Those are drastic moves”
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Seth Jones thinks he could be ready to return on Friday.

    “It’s a process. You think you’re good, and the brain will tell you otherwise sometimes,” Jones said. “There are steps that are required to come back and I’m kind of in the midst of those right now.”

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NHL Injuries: Rangers, Red Wings, Flyers, Predators, Wild and the Coyotes

  • Katie Strang: Rangers Chris Kreider suffered his hand injury during the Blue Jackets game. He played two games after that with minimal pain. Pat Leonard: Coach Alain Vigneault said they are still determining what the next step is, if he’ll need surgery or not.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers John Moore skated yesterday for the first time since suffering his concussion last Friday from a  Blake Comeau hit. Moore said he’s feels that he is improving every day. There is no timetable yet.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader hopes to return to the lineup no later than next Wednesday.
  • Helene St. James: There is no set time for Pavel Datsyuk’s return, but Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that it ”looks like he can play.”
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg said that he plans on returning for the playoffs. He is doing some off-ice workouts, but there is no timetable on when he will start skating.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on the possibility of Steve Downie having concussion: “He’s got a lot of things going on. That might be one, but we haven’t diagnosed it as such.”
  • Nick Cole: Predators Seth Jones, Paul Gaustad and Patrick Eaves are out tonight.
  • Minnesota Wild: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said that Niklas Backstrom had successful core muscle surgery on Tuesday and is out the rest of the year. Jason Zucker had surgery on Tuesday to repair a tendon in his left quadriceps and is out for the rest of the year.
  • Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona: It was reported on Tuesday that Coyotes Mike Smith has a leg strain and would be out two weeks. GM Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett said that details and a timeline won’t be known until their doctors see Smith.

    “Until doctor (Gary) Waslewski and our medical staff get their hands on Mike, we won’t have a clear idea,” Maloney said Wednesday. “The encouraging thing is he is feeling much better today than he was yesterday. It’s all trending positively.”

    Lauri Korpikoski could return tonight.

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Morning Hits: Scoring Goalies, Sedin’s, Jones, Nikitin, Crawford and Elliott

  • Yahoo Sports NHL: NHL goalie to score: B. Smith, NYI, 1979 R. Hextall, PHI, 1987 C. Osgood, DET, 1996 D. Rhodes, OTT, 1999 M. Brodeur, NJ, 2000 Theodore, MTL ’01 Nabokov, SJ ’02 Noronen, BUF ’04 Mason, NSH ’06 Ward, CAR ’11 Brodeur, NJ ’13 Smith, PHX ’13.
  • Elliotte Friedman: The Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s contracts are $7 million each season. They have no bonuses and a full no-movement clause.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Predators Seth Jones averaged 25:08 of ice time in October. Almost four minutes per game more than the next rookie.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren spoke with the team during the second intermission, with Claude Giroux saying,  “it stays in the room.”
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is likely getting back into the lineup. No decision on who is starting in goal yet.

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NHL Rookie Watch: Seth Jones – Nashville Predators

Seth JonesSeth Jones Scouting Reports

Date of birth: 10/03/1994
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 205
Position: D
Acquired: Drafted in the 1st round, 4th overall in 2013 by Nashville

Corey Pronman Hockey Prospectus - @coreypronman

Year in Review: Jones played a ton of quality hockey in a year’s span, at multiple levels and events. He was a First Team All-Star in the WHL (East), and he was named the top NHL prospect by the CHL.

The Good: Jones is a plus, if not better skater, and he moves at a unique level for a big man in terms of his four-way movements and top speed. His hockey sense is off the charts. Jones ability to make stops is aided by his mobility, wingspan, and frame, but mostly his great reads. He is always in the right position to make stops, and he anticipates how to create offense very well. Jones is a skilled puck handler with a big shot as well.

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Quick Hits: Predators, Biron and Asham, Yakupov, Miller, Talbot, Smith, Zolnierczyk and Mrazek

  • Harvey Fialkov: Predators GM David Poile said that he wanted to draft a forward but Panthers GM Dale Tallon beat him to it, but added that Seth Jones will be a star for years to come.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Rangers Martin Biron and Aaron Asham cleared waivers.
  • Hockey Central: Oilers Nail Yakupov will be back in the lineup tonight against the Penguins.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings recall goalie Petr MrazekHe’ll go back to the AHL after the Blue Jackets game as Jimmy Howard is going the Wings road trip.

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Morning Hits: Despres, Lightning, Red Wings, Fraser, 2013 draft picks and St. Louis

  • Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said the “major portion” of the decision to send Simon Despres to the AHL was that he is waiver-exempt.
  • Erik Erlendsson: The sending of Ondrej Palat to the AHL and recalling of Brett Connolly is just a paper trail by the Lightning. Palat will be recalled and Connolly will be sent back down.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings recall goalie Petr Mrazek to replace Jonas Gustavsson (groin). Jared Coreau and Xavier Ouellet were sent to the minors.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser on his helmet negotiation with Canadiens Travis Moen: “To save his hand I was willing to take my helmet off … took a couple secs for him to hear.”
  • Russ Bitely: 2013 1st round draft picks that made opening night rosters: Nathan MacKinnon, Sasha Barkov, Seth Jones, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, Rasmus Ristolainen, Valeri Nichushkin and Nikita Zadorov.
  • James Mirtle: The Lightning named Martin St. Louis team captain.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: The Devils unanimously voted no to hybrid icing.

    “Surprised would be an understatement,” Devils coach Pete DeBoer said today of the rule being approved. “I don’t have anything more to say on it than that. I thought it was pretty clear in exhibition that it was … I’m just surprised.”

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Martin Brodeur will either start the season opener on Thursday or their home opener on Friday. He has started 18 consecutive season openers.

    “Probably, but it’s going to be up to (coach Pete DeBoer),” he said. “We play back-to-backs. I’m not sure what he has in the back of his mind there. We haven’t really talked about it since I’m back as far as which game I’ll play. For sure I’m not going to play both, so it could be to give me an extra day. Who knows?”

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Morning Hits: Poile, Cleary, Jones, Couturier, Flames, Oilers, Jets and Anselmi

  • Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: The Flames approached Predators GM David Poile about the position that Brian Burke had just took with the team. The Flames were given permission to speak with the Poile, but he wished to remain with Nashville. Brendan Shanahan was also interviewed for the position but he turned it down as he wanted to stay in a larger city.
  • The Wheel Deal: Daniel Cleary skated at Joe Louis Arena with a bunch of Red Wings players yesterday. Ansar Khan: Cleary said that he won’t go to the Red Wings camp on a tryout, only on a signed contract, which is not likely not to happen. George Sipple: Cleary said he should make a decision by Sunday. He hopes to remain with the Red Wings but has offers from multiple teams. Ted Kulfan: Cleary said that three teams have given him legitimate offers.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators coach Barry Trotz had Seth Jones working on playing the left side this summer (normally played the right side) and envisions him playing with Shea Weber.

    “In your long-term vision you’d like to see that, both of them at some point playing together,” Trotz said. “You’re going to see that in the preseason, and some of the scrimmages. I’ll do that on purpose to let them rub shoulders a little bit.”

  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers center Sean Couturier has added some very obvious muscle this summer.
  • Bob McKenzie: A theme from the Oilers and Flames training camp will be wingers trying to play center. The Flames asked T.J. Galiardi to work on faceoffs this offseason. The Oilers did the same with Taylor Hall.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Flames will give long looks at  Sean Monahan, Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund and Corban Knight down the middle. There may only be room for one of them, maybe two.
  • Bob McKenzie: Jets Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are two young players with the best chance to compete for a roster spot.

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Morning Hits: Edler, Miller, Luongo, Coburn, Ryan, Boyle, Ference, Khudobin, Jones and Coyotes

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Several teams were surprised that Alex Edler didn’t get traded to the Hurricanes for No. 5 pick at the draft. The Flyers, Lightning, Senators, and Oilers are all interested in Edler. He has a cap hit of $5 million through 2018-19.

    Several teams are looking at goaltenders, so Ryan Miller could still be moved.

    Roberto Luongo had lunch with Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini on Sunday in Florida.

    The Oilers-Flyers talk on Braydon Coburn isn’t dead. The Flyers could use Coburn as a bargaining chip in Bobby Ryan talks.

    Sharks Dan Boyle could be on the move. He’s in the last year of his deal, $6.6 million cap hit and it’s believed he submitted a list of eight teams back in February. The Senators are interested if the Sharks eat some of the salary.

    Don’t expect Paul Stastny to be traded.

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Free agent sleeper picks: Andrew Ference and the Red Wings, Rob Scuderi and the Penguins.

    Anton Khudobin could be a nice fit in Edmonton, or possibly the Islanders.

    Predators coach Barry Trotz said Seth Jones would be partnered with Shea Weber.

    What people were saying at the draft on Bobby Ryan trade rumors: “If he gets traded, it’s because you’ll look at the deal and understand why.”

  • Scott Bordow Arizona Republic: Glendale City Council voted 4-3 in favor of approving the arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports and Entertainment. They will be staying in Phoenix for at least the next five years.

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Quick Hits: Dupuis signs, Salary breakdown for Smith and Lecavalier, Jones to start with Preds and Avs lines

  • Chris Johnston: Salary breakdown for Mike Smith’s six year contract extension with the Coyotes: $4 million next season followed by $6 million, $6.5 million, $6.5 million, $6 million and $5 million.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Salary breakdown for Vincent Lecavalier’s five year deal with the Flyers: $6 million, $6 million, $4.5 million, $3 million and $3 million.
  • Ken Wiebe: The Jets sign defenseman Grant Clitsome to a 3 year deal worth $6.2 milllion.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile indicated that Seth Jones is likely to start the season in Nashville.
  • Cody Nickolet: Avalanche defensive pairing for next season: Wilson-Johnson, Hejda-Barrie, Elliott-Sarich. Duncan Seimens likely to start the year in the AHL.

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Free Agent and Trade Notes: Blue Jackets and Predators

  • Rob Mixer on NHL.com: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen doesn’t have any immediate concerns about getting Sergei Bobrovsky signed.

    “Nobody wants to lose the Vezina winner,” Kekalainen said. “We’re working hard to get him back, we’re optimistic we can get him back. We’ve had some good conversations with his agent.”

    “I’m very optimistic about Sergei Bobrovsky wanting to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets,” he said.

  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets have held talks with teams who are in a tight-cap situation. Could be willing to trade a first rounder.
  • Rob Mixer: GM Kekalainen said the Blue Jackets will be sending out qualifying offers to RFA soon. An Artem Anisimov deal could be done soon.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile has sent a qualifying offer to Nick Spaling but not to Jonathan Blum and Matt HalischukJim Diamond: They could be looking to trade the rights to Halischuk and Blum.
  • Jim Diamond: Poile added nothing has been finalized with Sergei KostitsynJosh Cooper: Kostitsyn is exploring KHL options.
  • Jim Diamond: The Predators would take Seth Jones if he dropped to them at No. 4. Poile considers him to be the best player in the draft.
  • Jim Diamond: The Predators have received legit offers from four or five teams for the No. 4 pick.

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Avalanche Draft Hits: Avs to take MacKinnon … Big cost if Panthers want to move up

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Patrick Roy on drafting Nate MacKinnon.

    “It would be tough for us not to take MacKinnon,” Roy told ESPN The Magazine. “MacKinnon is ready to play tomorrow.”

    “We have received a lot of calls. [Avalanche executive] Joe [Sakic] has received some. I have received some,” Roy said. “It’s important for us to see, what can we do to make our team better? We have to look at all options. We can’t just close our eyes and say, ‘Let’s just take a player.’ ”

    “It would be great for MacKinnon to start there. Less pressure,” Roy said. “It’s the perfect fit for him.”

  • NHL.com: Avalanche’s Joe Sake on if they would take Nate MacKinnon with the first overall pick.

    “If we had to do it today, he’d probably be the guy,” Sakic, Colorado’s executive vice president of hockey operations, told CBS4 TV in Denver on Monday. “But we still have some time.”

    On taking a forward over a defenseman.

    “Obviously we feel [Jones] is going to have a real good career,” Sakic said. “But after doing our homework, we believe these forwards are just too good to pass up right now.”

    On MacKinnon.

    Nathan MacKinnon, we saw what he did in the Memorial Cup — ever since he was a kid, he’s elevated his game,” Sakic said. “That’s the one thing I like about him. He’s lived under the microscope of being the next [Sidney] Crosby, and he’s done pretty well with that. I’m not saying he will be [the first player chosen], but he’s got a lot of upside.”

  • Adrian Dater via sulia: If the Avs are to trade down to the No. 2 with the Panthers, Dater is hearing they want Erik Gudbranson included.
  • Joe Yerdon: “The Avs are gonna take MacKinnon until a team offers up a king’s ransom for the No. 1 pick and then they’re gonna laugh.”

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Draft Hits: The Avalanche stirred up the market and Hurricanes could move back

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: The Avalanche stirred up the market when Joe Sakic said they would be taking a forward with the first overall pick.

    “He’s trying to drum up a market,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said Wednesday. “It’s going to garnish a lot of attention … virtually everybody will be contacting Colorado about what their intention is.”

    The Avs are close to getting back into playoff contention. By trading the pick and moving down a little while picking up some other assets would help get them there quicker. By saying that they are taking a forward and not Seth Jones, it makes other teams go through them and not the Panthers at No. 2.

  • Chip Alexander: Alexander is hearing that if the Hurricanes target is not there at No. 5, they could trade down. They are unlikely to move up.

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