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Rumors and Pending UFAs: Ducks, Phaneuf, Miller, Vanek, Lundqvist, Callahan, Gaborik and Three Sharks

  • Todd Cordell: According to Darren Dreger on TSN, the Ducks are looking for a defenseman and the Leafs, Penguins and Flyers have been involved. The Ducks could part with a young forward for help on the blueline.
  • Damien Cox: One difference between the Phil Kessel free agent situation compared to Dion Phaneuf is that the Maple Leafs didn’t have a replacement for Kessel if he left. With Phaneuf they may have more than one. Cody Franson’s early play is looking like he could take over the No. 1 role. It’s hard to see the Leafs wanting to pay Phaneuf more than $6.5 million he’s making this year. The Leafs are deep in young defensemen: Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Stuart Percy, Andrew MacWilliam and Petter Granberg.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Some teams will have some decisions to make about their big named pending free agents. The Sabres will have to figure out what they want to do with Ryan Miller and Tomas Vanek. There have been no talks between the sides.

    “Right now, I”m not interested in an extension,” he said. “That doesn’t mean I’m not willing to [discuss it] in a few months. But it takes two sides to make a deal. Right now, the two sides are just focused on winning games.”

    The Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist remain apart in both term and money. Ryan Callahan would likely be worth more than $6 mllion on the open market.

    Dion Phaneuf doesn’t have a problem with contract talks during the season.

    “I really like what we’re doing here, what direction the team is headed in,” Phaneuf told LeBrun, saying talks are now in the hands of Newport. “They’ll get together and talk, they’ll handle it.”

    Marian Gaborik’s status with the Blue Jackets may depend on where they sit at the trade deadline and if Gaborik is a part of that success. Gaborik’s agent has indicated that his client would like to stay.

    “We’ll see how it goes. We have to analyze this whole thing and see how we are and how it goes,” Davidson said when we spoke last week. “We need a scoring threat. We need him to play hard which we hope he will. I think he will… we expect some scoring. Obviously that’s what he likes to do best.”

    The Sharks will have three big UFAs to deal with: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle. Thornton is the likeliest to get an extension done, and there is not rush for it.

    “I still think Joe is a franchise player but he’s not going to go for those big numbers,” his agent and brother, John Thornton, said Wednesday afternoon. “On an open market, he would get large offers. I don’t think that’s what he’s looking for. I still see him being in San Jose after this year.”

    Term for Thornton will be interesting. The Sharks and Boyle talked over the summer, but nothing is imminent. It may be the 37-year old’s last contract, so term may be important to him, three or four years maybe. Marleau has said that a hometown discount has “been done already.” He could be the hardest deal for the Sharks do get done.

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NHL Rumors I: Maple Leafs, Canucks, Flames, Oilers and Kings

From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • Bruce Garrioch: A lot of teams will see where they stand after last night to determine what they’ll be doing at the deadline.
  • Bob McKenzie of TSN:  “Under the right circumstances” the Maple Leafs could add a veteran goalie. Nonis may be leaning more towards Miikka Kiprusoff than Roberto Luongo. The Leafs are trying to find out if Kiprusoff would consider leaving Calgary. The Canucks asking price hasn’t dropped that much. Not including Nazem Kadri, but still looking for a center, Tyler Bozak, a prospect and a pick.
  • Damien Cox: Cox guesses there is a 60% chance that the Maple Leafs will stick with James Reimer and Ben Scrivens, 15% Miikka Kiprusoff, 15% Robert Luongo and 10% something else.
  • The Fourth Period: The Leafs and Canucks had talks this week, but it may take another team to get a trade done according to a source. Nikolai Kulemin, John-Michael Liles, Korbinian Holzer, Tyler Biggs, Stuart Percy and Jesse Blacker have been attached to a possible trade. The Leafs are open to moving Bozak, but would need to find a replacement for him right away. Derek Roy has been tied to the Leafs. Mike Ribeiro may become available, but the price would be higher. The Flames are taking calls on Alex Tanguay. The Oilers aren’t shopping Shawn Horcoff, but they are taking calls. Liles would  have to be apart of the deal due to salaries, $5.5 million to $3.875 million. The Leafs have asked about Sam Gagner, but it would take a package that includes Morgan Reilly.
  • The Fourth Period: The Kings have inquired about Flames Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich. The Kings want add a stay-at-home defenseman.  The cost to get Sarich shouldn’t be that high. The Kings are also looking at Sabres Robyn Regehr. Winger Drew Stafford has also been part of talks.

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Free Agent rumors: Schultz, buyout period, Blues, offer sheet for Schneider, Kulemin, Jagr, Oilers and Pavelec

  • James Mirtle via twitter: The deadline to buy players out is Saturday. There hasn’t been much talk about teams buying players out.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues will be looking to add a top 4 defenseman and maybe a couple bottom 6 forwards if they don’t re-sign Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Nichol. The Blues reportedly have interest in Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison, who may be looking for a 5 year, $25 million deal. A trade option could be Jay Bouwmeester. The Blue currently sit about $28 million under the projected cap with 18 players under contract. They are still working on re-signing RFAs T.J. Oshie and David Perron.

    “To me, I’d like to talk to T.J. Oshie about something that might have a little bit of term to it,” Armstrong said recently. “Now when I say ‘term,’ we’re not a team that’s looking for 5-, 6-, 10-, 15-year deals … that’s not in my DNA at this particular time. But I think I owe it to T.J. Oshie, who listened to the organization last year about our desire for him to do certain things. I have no issues with T.J. Oshie now. Whatever learning hurdles he had to go through to get into the NHL, he’s past those now. And I think David’s injury, as an organization, we want to make sure he’s past that.”

  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Sun: Cox suggests the Maple Leafs could lay down a large, multi-year, multi-million offer sheet for Cory Schneider. Vancouver would match the offer, but it may force the Canucks hand. If the offer sheet for Schneider was 8 years at $40 million, the Canucks would have $10 million in 2 goaltenders for next season. The Canucks could then just move Luongo to another team just to spite the Leafs. The Canucks might get Tyler Bozak or a prospect like Jesse Blacker or Korbinian Holzer and a 2nd round pick for Luongo. Burke might have to think about a Nazem Kadri or Stuart Percy and a 2nd round pick.
  • Jason Botchford via twitter: The Canucks wouldn’t panic if Schneider signed an offer sheet. They would match it and then have more time to decide what to do.
  • Toronto Sun: Nikolai Kulemin wants to remain with the Maple Leafs, but contract negotiations could get a little sticky. Kulemin, Matt Frattin, Cody Franson and Ben Scrivens received qualifying offers.  The Leafs will take a run at Justin Schultz.
  • Robert Tychowski of the Edmonton Sun: The Oilers are looking to add a big, steady defenseman, a puck moving defenseman and some front-line muscle.

    “We’ve been talking to teams,” said Tambellini. “There are many teams with the same goals, looking for the type of forwards we’re looking for and the defencemen we’re looking for.”

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: After the draft Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff climbed through the stands to find Ondrej Pavelec’s agent, Allan Walsh. They talked for a long time and were the last 2 people in the stands. Signing Pavelec is a top priority, but there is a gap. The Jets aren’t going to trade him.

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Bobby Ryan trade rumors likely over … Ryan off the market

So with the Ducks firing Randy Carlyle and hiring Bruce Boudreau, the Bobby Ryan trade rumors are likely over. Unless they get blown away by an offer, he’s likely staying in Anaheim.

Dec. 2nd

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers never reached the stage in negotiations where they made the Ducks an offer for Bobby Ryan. The Ducks never identified the players they wanted from the Rangers. Rangers GM never gave a concrete proposal, though he established the “general parameters” of what they could be willing to send to Anaheim. If the Ducks decide to later this season that they want to trade Ryan and they are looking for 2 prime roster players, a prospect and draft pick, the Rangers won’t be interested.

Dec. 1st

4:10 PM:

Nick Kypreos via twitter: Ducks GM Bob Murray has told Bobby Ryan he’s off the trade market today. Ryan’s desire to be moved is no longer an issue.

2:10 PM:

Larry Brooks via twitter: Brooks was told Anaheim didn’t make specific requests to Rangers/teams but asked for trade offers, then for better ones.

Jim Matheson via twitter: Matheson can’t understand why the Ducks would want to part with Ryan. Every team is looking for a player like Ryan, and they have the real Ryan.

1:10 PM:

Chris Botta via twitter: Despite the coaching change, the Ducks are considering trading Ryan and others.

Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside: Both Burnside and LeBrun would be surprised if Ryan is moved in the short term. The coaching change has bought Murray some time. LeBrun thinks there is a chance he could be moved at some point if Murray gets the deal he wants for him.

10:00 AMmost of the notes mentioned for today were made before Carlyle was fired.

  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Bob McKenzie said on TSN last night the Sabres, Predators, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Capitals COULD be interested in Ryan.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: A team that was interested in Ryan said last night that based on the asking price, a coaching change was more likely.
  • John Boruk via twitter: Don’t assume that the Rangers or any other team would have to “unload the farm” for Ryan. Someone willing to give up 1st round picks could get him.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins forward David Krejci on Ryan trade rumors: “I love the city. I love the team. Everybody gets along. Were winning. I want to stay here”
  • Luke DeCock via twitter: The Hurricanes may not have the ammo to make a deal for Ryan if they do want to move him.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Bernstein doesn’t see how the Rangers are the front-runners Ryan if Staal, McDonagh, Girardi and Sauer are untouchable.

Nov. 30th

7:45 PM:

  • John Boruk via twitter: Source close to Anaheim situation is saying that a Bobby Ryan trade is imminent, with talks having been ongoing for weeks. The Flyers are not involved, and the Rangers may be the front runners. A trade “could” be done by the end of the week. Tampa Bay is also showing interest.
  • Jeff Miller of the OC Register: Ryan practiced with the 3rd line today, and is expected to start there tonight.

    “We’ve talked about moving Bobby and not moving Bobby off of that line,” Carlyle explained. “We still think that that group is going to have to play together for an extended period of time. Because you make a change for one game or two games, there’s nothing etched in stone.”

    Randy Carlyle talked to Ryan this morning and later said:

    “He has to find that inner peace in himself to deal with it,” Carlyle said. “When you go through situations in which we’re going through right now, these are the things that do come up.”

2:40 PM:

  • Chris Botta via twitter: It may not be a Bobby Ryan deal, but the Ducks and Sabres are discussing a possible trade.

10:15 AM:

  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Bobby Ryan is aware of the trade rumors surrounding him, and that he could be on his way out. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” Ryan told the Register on Tuesday. “That’s all I’ll say about that.” Ducks GM Bob Murray added: “at any time if we get offered a deal on any player that makes this team better, we would have to take a long, hard look at that.” Ryan added: “If they feel like the Ducks are going to get better and I’m going to get chance to play somewhere else, I guess I would. But I’m certainly not thinking about it day in and day out.”
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: A sources confirms the Ducks are listening to offer for Bobby Ryan. Another source added: “they’re listening on a lot of guys. They have to at this point.” It’s not that the Ducks are shopping Ryan, but teams are calling about him. The Hurricanes and Ducks have talked about Ryan. A deal with anyone would likely involve a young defenseman, young forward and a high draft pick.
  • Sportsnet.ca: 6 teams that need Bobby Ryan: Maple Leafs, Rangers, Flames, Flyers, Devils and Panthers.

Nov. 29th – 8:13 PM:

  • Brian Huddle via twitter: Huddle made note that Bob McKenzie on TSN 1050 said that Anaheim would be looking for a #2 center, Top 4 defenseman, and a 1st/prospect for Bobby Ryan.
  • TSN 1050 Audio: Bob McKenzie talks about the Bobby Ryan rumours, the Burke era in Toronto, the Max Pacioretty suspension.
  • TSN 1050 Audio: Darren Dreger talks with possible Ron Wilson contract extension, rumours surrounding Bobby Ryan, Randy Carlyle and Jarome Iginla.

2:36 PM:

  • Eric Stephens via twitter: Bobby Ryan is skating at the Ducks practice and has been told there is absolutely nothing imminent with him.
  • Gus Katsaros via twitter: A Ryan trade would likely fetch a Kessel type return, 2 first round picks ++. Katsaros adds “There’s also something strange about moving a player of Ryan’s ability to build depth. Especially mid-season. #doesntmakesense.”
  • Larry Brooks via twitter: A source has said the Rangers have had preliminary talks with the Ducks about Ryan. Their level of interest or ability to make a deal is unclear. It could just be “tire-kicking” or it could be more. The Rangers wouldn’t trade Derek Stepan or Ryan McDonagh, among others. Dennis Bernstein via twitter: To fit Ryan in, the Rangers would have to clear $5 million. The Ducks aren’t taking Wojtek Wolski back. Bernstein doesn’t think they have the assets, and not a good match.
  • BD Galiof via twitter: If Ryan is for sale, can guarantee that Islanders GM Garth Snow has had a conversation.
  • Dustin Leed via twitter: When talking to people, it’s all about a defenseman for the Flyers. ‘Interest’ in Ryan has always been there for the Flyers though.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks the Leafs and every other team should be interested in Ryan. He thinks it would take a young defenseman, maybe one of Luke Schenn, Carl Gunnarson or Cody Franson. Stuart Percy is a young blueliner they may like. Nazem Kadri could be included. Nikolai Kulemin might make sense despite his off year. A 2012 1st round pick could also come into play. Cox then packages Kulemin and Franson for Ryan or Schenn and Kadri for Ryan.

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