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Morning Hits: Stars, Malone and MacArthur

  • Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge: Stars owner Tom Gaglardi on their blueline.

    “I think if you look at our team you’d say our defense – everybody seems to say it and you read about it – is that our defense needs to get stronger, but it’s not a position you can easily strengthen,” he said. “And if you look at what we have in terms of prospects it is going to get better just by itself. We’ve got four guys in Texas that are knocking on the door and are going to push guys to be better and are going to want to play at the NHL level. So, we are in great shape.

    “I read things that Dallas needs a No. 1 defenseman, but there are only eight of those guys in the entire NHL and they are never traded. We’ve done a good job, we’ve set ourselves up for the future with our prospects. I think you saw that the way [Trevor] Daley and [Alex] Goligoski played in the second half of the season, I think for people to criticize our defense is flat wrong.”

  • Joe Smith: Former Lightning winger Ryan Malone pled no contest to his DUI charge yesterday morning. He will do a pre-trial intervention program for his drug charge. The cocaine possession drug charge will be dismissed after the intervention program.
  • Ottawa Senators: The Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a five year contract extension worth $23.25 million. Salary breakdown: $4.5 million, $4.5 million, $4.75 million, $4.75 million, and $4.75 million.

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NHL Rumors VII: Spezza, Stars, Predators, Penguins, Avs, Leafs and Miller

  • Dallas Morning News: The Stars inquired about Jason Spezza at the draft, but talks didn’t go far. Mike Heika of the DMN thinks that if the Stars and Senators discussed players, the Senators could be interested in Trevor Daley, Brenden Dillon or Alex Chiasson, to go along with a prospect and pick. If the Senators need to take on salary to stay above the salary floor, maybe the Stars could include Sergei Gonchar.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators GM Bryan Murray wasn’t too happy that he couldn’t move Jason Spezza for a deal that included the Predators first round pick and Patric Hornqvist.

    “We’ll continue to talk and over the course of time I’m sure the people that miss out on July 1 will come knocking but we’ll have to wait and see,” said Murray as the draft wrapped up.

    “He’s got a year left on a contract. If we can find a good package — something that is somewhat comparable — and I’ve said all along we won’t get full value. Jason’s an 80-to-90 point guy and you don’t get that kind of return in any kind of trade in this league today.

    “I’m hoping that we get something fair in return for the player.”

    Options for Spezza could be the Blues (want to see if they can get Paul Stastny), Coyotes (written before Gagner trade), Stars and Blackhawks ($7 million cap hit would be an issues, but less of one if they can trade Patrick Sharp).

    Murray isn’t giving up on trading Spezza.

    “I think, going forward, there will be discussion. This is a quality player in the NHL. If we can do something, we’ll do something. From point of view, I’d like to get a couple of guys I can put on the ice.”

  • Josh Yohe: Have heard nothing with regards to the Penguins being interested in Martin Brodeur. Make zero sense for them.
  • Adrian Dater: Silence from the Avs and Paul Stastny’s camp last night.
  • Lance Hornby: The Leafs haven’t commented on reports of James Reimer asking for a trade.
  • David Pagnotta: Surprising the number of teams that are very interested in Ryan Miller. He’ll get several offers tomorrow.

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NHL Rumors III: Center Targets for Stars … Wild and Their Goaltending

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars will be looking for a No. 2 center this offseason, and there could be plenty of options.

    1. Jason Spezza – the Stars would not be interest if it were for only a year. They may want to talk about an extension first before make a deal. The Senators may be interested in Trevor Daley, Brenden Dillon or Alex Chiasson, a prospect and a draft pick. The Senators may need to add salary to get to the cap floor. Would they be able to work out a deal to include Sergei Gonchar and his $5 million contract? Would the Stars be willing to give up Alex Goligoski, Brett Ritchie or Jason Dickinson, as well as their first round pick?

    2. Paul Stastny – he could be available on July 1st and the Stars wouldn’t have to give up anything to get him.

    3. Ryan Kesler – he has had shoulder and foot issues that past couple seasons. The Stars and Canucks ownership have some negative history. The Canucks may be interested in Alex Chiasson or Brenden Dillon, prospects Brett Ritchie or Jamie Oleksiak.

    4. Could the Hurricanes shop Eric or Jordan Staal? Cost for either would be high.

    5. Mikhail Grabovski – he may like the Stars up-tempo play.

    6. Leave Cody Eakin at No. 2 and add a solid No. 3 – free agent options – Vern Fiddler, David Legwand, Steve Ott and Jay McClement.

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher’s top priority this offseason will be to figure out his goaltending situation for next season. At points this past season, Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper and Ilya Bryzgalov were all used as their No. 1 goalie. Backstrom has two years left at $3.5 million per season. The Wild would still be on the hook for his deal if he retired. Harding has not thought of retiring due to his health concerns. Kuemper is a RFA and will be looking for one-way deal. Bryzgalov is a UFA. Thomas Vanek speculation will continue. Would GM Chuck Fletcher consider trading Mikko Koivu?

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Morning Rumors: Predators, Blues, Blackhawks, Top 5 Defenseman and Barkov Injury

  • Flutuo Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: The Predators are only four points out of eighth spot. Pending UFA David Legwand has a no-movement clause and could be a good addition for the Blues or Blackhawks if the Predators look to move him. The Blues are missing Vladimir Sobotka and the Blackhawks could use a No. 2 center. The Panthers have plenty of forwards that could be traded. With so many teams having salary cap issues this year and possible next, they might have to eat some salary like they did with Kris Versteeg. Players that have contracts running through next season: Tomas FleischmannTomas KopeckySean BergenheimScottie Upshall, and Shawn Matthias.
  • Tim Kavanagh of ESPN: Top 5 Defenseman who are rumored to be available. 1. Dustin Byfuglien – some think the Bruins could be a landing spot, though GM Peter Chiarelli said they weren’t looking to make a deal like that. 2. Andrew MacDonald 3. Christian Ehrhoff 4. Trevor Daley 5. Jake Gardiner.
  • George Richards: Finnish doctors saying that Panthers Aleksander Barkov will be out for four to six weeks with a knee injury.

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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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Morning Rumors II: Ducks, Leafs, Bruins, Canucks, Stars, Jets, Oilers, Sharks and Avs

  • Pierre LeBrun: Ducks GM Bob Murray on Jonas Hiller trade rumors:

    “There’s not a chance in hell that I’m moving Jonas Hiller,” Murray told on Tuesday evening. “I’m tired of hearing about the rumors. I can tell you Jonas is not going anywhere.”

  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks the Tim Leiweke and the Maple Leafs will be targeting Steven Stamkos in 2016 when he could become a UFA. If he’s not re-signed before, the Leafs could be in a position to offer him a huge deal, maybe close to the 20 percent max. If the salary cap his around $80 million, that could be around $16 million a season.
  • Joe MacDonald of ESPN Boston: The Bruins may have to look for a defenseman before the trade deadline. They will try from within for now, but even though they have depth at the position now, it may not be enough for a playoff run.
  • The Fourth Period: The Canucks are said to be looking for a top-nine forward, a center for their third line. Pierre LeBrun said they could use their blueline depth to acquire a center. Brad Richardson is their current third line center, so they could add a forth line center or a top-nine winger.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Teams may look to get the jump on the trade deadline and make a deal before the February 7th Olympic trade freeze. One issue for teams acquiring a player(s) before the deadline is that they would have to pay their salary during the two week break.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: GM Jim Nill is looking at deals, but it’s really hard to find a match. If the Stars are out if it by the trade deadline, players that could become available are: Vern Fiddler, Ray Whitney and Erik Cole. Nill brought in Shawn Horcoff and Sergei Gonchar, so it’s unlikely they move. Heika thinks the Stars will look to improve their blueline, but that isn’t easy to do. They could also look at moving Trevor Daley or Alex Goligoski.
  • Howard Berger of Berger Bytes: A source said that the Maple Leafs are looking for depth and size up front.

    “From what I understand, David is looking for a big body… someone that can spark a more aggressive forecheck, which the Leafs have been lacking, and – just as importantly – can be relied upon in the playoffs,” said a Western Conference scout. “Acquiring a skilled player of that ilk is difficult, but Toronto could have a big [trading] chip on the blue-line.”

    Berger doesn’t think the Maple Leafs will trade James Reimer before the trade deadline, but wonders if they could get Dustin Byfuglien for Reimer and Carl Gunnarsson.

  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Leafs GM Dave Nonis won’t be trading all their draft picks and good young players for immediate help according to Tim Leiweke.

    “What we will not do, I promise you, is we’re not going to knee-jerk,” Leiweke told the Fan 590. “We will not give away our good kids, we’re not going to give away all of our draft picks. This is a long-term vision. And what we’re not going to do is panic and do a bad deal…

    “This organization in the past has had a bad track record of knee-jerking and doing deals that were bad deals and using good young assets. We won’t do that anymore.”

  • SportsNet: Scott Morrison, Nick Kypreos and Mark Spector: Joe Nieuwendyk may be the Flames main GM target. Capitals GM George McPhee may be their ‘Plan B’ GM target as he’s in the last year of his deal. Jets trade chips could be Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane. The Oilers are overvaluing Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky. Hemsky may only bring a 3rd round pick. Sharks Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are both expected to re-sign. Paul Stastny may their odd man out in Colorado. They may not look to move Stastny at the deadline if they are in the playoff race, unless they are able to fill another hole like a big winger or a top-four defenseman. The Sabres may give Ted Nolan a contract extension soon.

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Injury Notes: Penguins, Clowe, Neuvirth, Ducks, Lightning, Daley, Bozak and Bickell

  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Evgeni Malkin is day-to-day and not traveling with the team to Boston. Pascal Dupuis is day-to-day and traveling with the team to Boston. Andrew Ebbett has a broken ankle.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Ryane Clowe took part in their morning skate. Tom Gulitti: Clowe said that he considers both of his concussions with the Rangers as “one big” one as he came back too quick from the first one.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Michal Neuvirth (lower-body) skated yesterday and could come off the IR today. Adam Vingan: Doesn’t sound like Neuvirth is ready to go this weekend.
  • Dan Wood: Ducks Francois Beauchemin and Jakob Silfverberg won’t play this weekend, but both are with the team to “get in shape” according to coach Bruce Boudreau.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Victor Hedman is out at least a week and will be day-to-day after that. Eric Brewer and Radko Gudas are expected to play tonight.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Trevor Daley is expected to be out “weeks.”
  • TSN: The Maple Leafs put Tyler Bozak on the LTIR.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Bryan Bickell is making progress and could start skating next week.

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Injury Notes: Gagner, Voracek, Stalberg, Boll, Laich, MacKenzie, Daley and MacKinnon

  • Bob McKenzie: The doctors who did Oilers Sam Gagner’s jaw surgery said he’ll be out the lineup for two months.
  • David Strehle: Flyers Jakub Voracek left last nights game with an upper-body injury. Sam Carchidi: Injured his lower-back after crashing into the post.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Predators Viktor Stalberg left last nights game with an upper-body injury.
  • Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets Jared Boll will miss at least the final three preseason games with an upper-body injury.
    “He’s going to be sidelined for a bit,” coach Todd Richards said. “I don’t know exactly (how long) — it could be a few days, it could be a week or two weeks. Something like that.”
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Brooks Laich left practice with tightness in his left hip flexor again.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Trevor Daley is not expected to be ready by the start of the season because of his upper-body injury.
  • L.A. Lariviere: Avs coach Patrick Roy hints that Nathan MacKinnon will be in the lineup tomorrow.

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Injury Hits: Gagner, Torres, Brown, Giroux, Pateryn, Daley, Ritchie, Bolland, Stuart, Schroeder and Red Wings

  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Sam Gagner will have surgery today on his jaw. Expected to have at least one plate.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Raffi Torres could miss at least six weeks, possibly three to four month if surgery is required for an ACL injury to his right knee. They are still determining if surgery is needed and should know later this week. David Pollak: If Tomas Hertl has made the Sharks, could also mean now that a roster spot is open for Hamilton or Nieto.
  • Lisa Dillman: Kings Dustin Brown will skate on his own after practice. It will be the first time since his injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Sutter on Dustin Brown: “He skated one day since the start of camp, and he’s not a guy that can just jump into a game. So if he doesn’t get any exhibition games, I’d say it’s highly unlikely that you’ve got a player that’s ready for the season.”
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Claude Giroux sounded a bit hesitant about playing tomorrow night.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens Greg Pateryn isn’t skating today due to a lower-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Trevor Daley skated today but there is no timetable for his return from an upper-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Brett Ritchie has a lower-body contusion and is out a few days. He could get into one of the two final preseason games.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs David Bolland is out with a sore groin.
  • David Pollak: Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is making progress but unlikely to play in the final three exhibition games.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks coach John Tortorella on Jordan Schroeder’s foot injury (blocked shot): “They think they found something.”
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings are currently $2.7 million over the salary cap, but their injuries could help them out. Players who could be put on the LTIR are: Darren Helm ($2.125 million cap hit), Patrick Eaves ($1.2 million), Jordin Tootoo ($1.9 million) and Jonas Gustavsson ($1.5 million). A combination of two or three players on the LTIR would get them below. Only Gustav Nyquist and Danny DeKeyser can be sent to the AHL without clearing waivers, but both players deserve to remain with the team.

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Trade Rumors: Kessel, Penguins trio, Goligoski or Daly and the Leafs should move up in the draft

  • Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: Feschuk thinks it’s time for the Maple Leafs to trade Phil Kessel.

    There’d be no better time to trade Kessel, considering his excellent run of play as the league’s sixth-leading regular-season scorer has put his value at an all-time high. Don’t for a moment believe that Nonis, fresh off delivering a no-Leaf-is-untouchable post-season message, isn’t thinking hard about the possibility.

    The Leafs need to give up value to get their “long-sought No. 1 center.” Kessel, along with Dion Phaneuf will be UFAs after next season. Dion’s stock is weighed down by his $6.5 million salary. Nonis’ shopping list isn’t short, which should include an upgrade in net. They should consider UFA Mike Smith and possibly revisit Roberto Luongo. The Leafs will look at UFA David Clarkson, but he’ll be looking for big money. The Leafs blueline needs more high-end talent at low prices. Moving up in the draft would make sense, along with trolling for compliance buyouts that may come cheap.

  • Spector’s Hockey: Richardson thinks that IF the Penguins were to move any of Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury, Fleury is the likely one to move. Malkin is too valuable to the them and Letang is their best puck-moving defenseman. IF the Penguins were to trade or buy out Fleury, they would need to find a young, affordable backup for Tomas VokounDmitry Chesnokov: Chesnokov suggests Michal Neuvirth.
  • Bob Stauffer: Stauffer see the Stars trying to trade Alex Goligoski or Trevor Daley for a centerman if they can get Sergei Gonchar signed.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks the Leafs need a center like Sean Monahan and should look at moving up in the draft. The Predators are dangling the No. 4 pick, the Oilers at No. 7 could also move their pick. Trading youth-for-youth would make sense, and they could use Jake Gardiner. It would be a type of move that wouldn’t help them next year, but more of building move.

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