Posts Tagged Zach Bogosian

NHL Rumors: Callahan, Markov, Jagr, Iginla, Torts, Carlyle, Jets, Giordano, Ekblad and McCabe

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Ryan Callahan’s agent, Steve Bartlett, said that he spoke with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman over the weekend, with Yzerman saying he’d like to talk contract extension after the season.

    “Yeah, we’d love to sign him,” said Yzerman. “He’s a good fit, a good person, a good player, has style of play that really complements our group well; he’s fit in really well. So we hope to sign him. But we won’t talk until after the year.”

    It’s likely that John Tortorella will be fired by the Canucks after the season. There will also be the question whether or not to fire GM Mike Gillis. Both Tortorella and Gillis have four years left on their deals.

    The Canadiens and Andrei Markov’s agent, Sergei Berezin, have continued contract talks.

    “I met with Marc a couple of days ago when they were here [in Florida],” Berezin told ESPN.com Tuesday.

    “I don’t think we’re in any rush to get anything done. I have an idea what they’re offering, they know what we want, and I don’t actually think we’re that far apart. I’m hopeful in the end it will work out.”

    Jaromir Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, met with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello a few days ago to talk about a contract extension. Talks will pick up after the season.

    Contract talks between Peter Chiarelli and Jarome Iginla’s camp will wait until after the season.

    Randy Carlyle’s future with the Maple Leafs could be in doubt if they miss the playoffs.

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has some trade chips he could use after the season. Evander Kane would get them a big return, including roster players and picks/prospects. Tobias Enstrom could get a nice return, but they would need a frontline defender in return. Zach Bogosian’s stock might be down at the moment. Lawless wouldn’t move Brian Little or Andrew Ladd.
  • Hope Smoke: Steve Simmons: ”I highly doubt that Gardiner will be dealt considering Nonis believes dealing young D is the biggest mistake a GM can make”
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: ”If Cal trades Giordano they get rid of their hardest competitor. Giordano embodies what you want from your leaders” … ”I hate the word lifer but Giordano is a lifer in Calgary” … ”If the Leafs want to acquire Giordano what can they trade back? Connor McDavid?” … ”I wouldn’t trade JVR for a top end D because you’re stealing from Peter to pay Paul”
  • Corey Pronman: Sabres GM Tim Murray: ”If Ekblad is the best player available that we deem at the end of the year we’ll take Ekblad”
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Tim Murray said they are close to signing Jake McCabe and that he would likely report to Sabres and not to the AHL.

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Injury Notes: Stars, Hawks, Ducks, Oilers, Wings, Jets, Canucks, Avs, Leafs and Predators

  • Dallas Stars: Stars GM Jim Nill on Rich Peverley:

    “Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18. He is currently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow. He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation.”

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Kane will be out three weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks with a sprained left knee.
  • Nick Kypreos: Oilers Jordan Eberle will have a MRI on a suspected knee injury. He’s doubtful for tonight.
  • Mike Halford: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson breaks his finger and will be out two weeks.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Joakim Andersson (broken foot) and Daniel Cleary (knee) skated yesterday.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Dustin Byfuglien missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury. They expect him to play on Saturday.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks Chris Tanev has a broken finger and is out three to four weeks.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs John Mitchell missed last night’s game and is day-to-day with a sore back.
  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier will “more than likely” skate in full equipment tomorrow.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Paul Gaustad left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian should be able to return on Saturday.

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Morning Rumors: Canes, Ducks, Rangers, Bruins, Sabres, Blues, Devils, Leafs, Jets, Isles and Capitals

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson wonders if the Hurricanes would consider trading Cam Ward. Ward has two years left at $6.3 million salary cap hit.

    Speculation is that the Ducks are looking to upgrade their blueline, and are looking at Rangers Dan Girardi. They have assets like Luca Sbisa, Sheldon Souray, prospects and two first round picks (theirs and Ottawa’s).

    The Bruins need a top-four defenseman and could include Adam McQuaid in a deal.

    Could the Sabres deal Tyler Myers for offensive help?

    The Blues could offer up Jaroslav Halak and a prospect or young forward for Ryan Miller. They won’t trade Dmitrij Jaskin.

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Martin Brodeur is already thinking about next season, and he might be thinking about playing.

    “My heart is,”  Brodeur said today. “My body could be a different story. We’ll see.”

    If he does return for another year, he realizes it may not be with the Devils.

    “That’s something that more and more I see, regardless of if it’s wherever because I’m done after this year with my contract,” he said. “Depending on what’s going to happen in the next few months, if I feel my body’s (willing), I’ll see what’s best scenario for me if it’s back in New Jersey or somewhere else. That’s something the future will bring. But right now my heart is here to try to finish strong and prove that I can still be a big impact in hockey games.”

  • The Fourth Period: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has been looking for a top-six forward. Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner and Carl Gunnarsson are said to be being dangled. Cody Franson and James Reimer may also be available at the right price. Center Dave Bolland is expected to start skating this week. The Leafs and Oilers have scouted each other this season. The Oilers like Gardiner, and the Leafs could be looking at Sam Gagner. It’s thought that the Leafs could also be talking with the Jets about one of Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler.
  • The Fourth Period: The Jets have had trade talks with the Penguins, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Flyers, Red Wings, Bruins and others. They are actively shopping Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien, and have been getting calls on Andrew Ladd, Devin Setoguchi, Blake Wheeler and Zach Bogosian.

    “Will further changes have to be made over the course of time? Sure,” Cheveldayoff told the local media, as quoted by the Winnipeg Free Press. “It’s just now trying to figure out what is going to be the best direction for those changes moving forward.”

  • Arthur Staple: Contract talks between the Islanders and Thomas Vanek haven’t started, and he’s not concerned.

    “I’m sure we’ll talk, but I’m trying to stay out of it,” Vanek said. “Until something gets close, I need to focus on the games.”

    “We had just one baby then, so things were different,” he said. “I would be lying if I said it doesn’t come down to money and term. You’ve got to sell yourself for what you’re worth, because you can’t play forever. But at the same time, there are other concerns, like what’s best for my family.

    “We’ve been on the road a lot, but when we’re home, the family has been with me [on Long Island]. We’ve taken the train to the city, things like that. It’s a new place and it’s nice. We loved Buffalo, too, even though everyone said we’d hate it. When you can call a place home, you start to find the good things about it.”

  • Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman: ”Leafs are better off missing the playoffs then making a bad trade”
  • Chuck Gormley: Mikhail Grabovski’s agent, Gary Greenstin, was seen at the Capitals game again.

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Injury Notes: Duchene, Green, Hossa, Khabibulin and Bogosian

  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said that Matt Duchene would likely miss a week due to his oblique injury.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Mike Green was put on the IR. Green to the IR creates a roster spot. They have Dmitri Orlov available. Green could still play on Wednesday.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Nikolai Khabibulin has been put on the IR and Antti Raanta has been recalled.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian is week-to-week with a groin injury.

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Injury Notes: Duchene, Nash, Ryan, Bogosian, Lightning, Merrill, Hossa, Leafs and Semin

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Rick Nash is hoping to play either Tuesday against the Bruins or Thursday against the Stars.
  • Don Brennan: Senators Bobby Ryan practiced yesterday and is feeling no ill effects from Dennis Seidenberg’s hit.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian (lower-body) had more tests yesterday to determine the extent of the injury. Looking more like day-to-day.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Mark Barberio and Keith Aulie could be ready to return to the lineup before the end of their road trip.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Jon Merrill isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return to the lineup. He has “no idea” if he’ll go with the team on their road trip. Added that he feels “great” now and that he’s “not really sure” if he lost consciousness.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Marian Hossa is day-to-day. Mark Lazerus: There is a still a chance he could play today. Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin could be “a bit.”
  • Mark Masters: Carl Gunnarsson fell awkwardly on Friday night: ”My leg went numb for a little bit but after a couple mins it was fine & then nothing this morning”
  • Darren Dreger: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak is likely 10 days away from returning to the lineup. Dave Bolland’s status won’t be known from at least another three weeks.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser will be assessed today. Coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t think it’s serious and more likely to be day-to-day than week-to-week. When asked if it’s related to his previous knee issue, Carlyle said: ”It’s a lower-body [injury] & he had a lower-body [injury] before.”
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s goalie Ben Bishop said he left the game to get his bearings after taking a shot off his mask. He said he is feeling no ill effects.
  • Lou Korac: Hurricanes Alex Semin (upper body) left last night’s game.

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Roster Notes: Hurricanes, Flyers, Canucks, Penguins, Ducks, Sharks and Jets

  • Bob McKenzie: The Hurricanes sent Ryan Murphy to the AHL, but he’ll likely be in the Hurricanes opening day lineup. Roster manipulation. David Strehle: The Flyers are likely to do the same with Brayden Schenn and/or Sean Couturier until they can get Chris Pronger on the LTIR.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Canucks sent Hunter Shinkaruk back to the WHL.
  • Shelly Anderson: The Penguins send Simon Despres and Andrew Ebbett to the AHL, Derrick Pouliot back to junior and Beau Bennett to the ECHL in a paper move.
  • Helene Elliott: The Ducks assign to the AHL: Kurtz, Rackell, Staubitz, Yonkman. Igor Bobkov was assigned to the ECHL.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks assign to the AHL: McCarthy, Doherty, Sateri, Kearns, Tennyson. Sharks assign to ECHL: Pelech. Anthony Stewart was released from PTO.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets defensive pairings: Byfuglien-T Enstrom, Zach Bogosian-Jacob Trouba, Paul Postma-Mark Stuart.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins defensive pairings could look like: Orpik-Martin Scuderi-Niskanen Maatta-Bortuzzo.

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Injury Notes: Brown, Bogosian, Clitsome, Stuart, Sbisa, Souray, Zadorov, Weiss and Byfuglien

  • Lisa Dillman: Kings Dustin Brown is confident that he’ll play in the opener next week.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets defensemen Zach Bogosian and Grant Clitsome are day-to-day with injuries.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is optimistic for opening night.
  • Curtis Zupke: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa hasn’t skated in two weeks and is still wearing a walking boot.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray (torn wrist ligament) has his cast off and rehab will start Monday. His timetable to return is still at late December/early January.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Nikita Zadorov will have his hand looked at after blocking a shot with it.
  • Bob Duff: Red Wings Stephen Weiss felt a tweak in his groin last night and was pulled as a precaution. Ansar Khan: Weiss said he was 100 percent and is sure he’ll be ready for the opener.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets coach Claude Noel said that Dustin Byfuglien will be fine after leaving the game with a suspected knee injury.

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Free Agent Hits: Kadri, Read, Hodgson, Boedker, Johansson, Pietrangelo, Eminger and Bang

  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs RFA Nazem Kadri won’t be talking about contract talks “until the deal gets done.” He did say that “negotiations are continuing and the lines of communication are open”. Assistant GM Claude Loiselle (handling most of the talks) added, “We’re talking, we’re going back and forth, but historically, we don’t comment on specifics.”
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post: Flyers Matt Read is entering the last year of his deal and will get a nice raise from the $900,000. He would like to stay with the Flyers.

    “I would love to stay here,” Read said. “Philadelphia’s obviously a great market to play hockey in. It’s a great bunch of guys here.

    “If it comes down to the line, I would fight for everyone in our locker room. I enjoy being here and I’d love to stay here for longer if the right opportunity presents itself.”

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Cody Hodgson is looking for a long-term, big money contract. The Sabres would prefer giving Hodgson a ‘bridge’ contract, maybe something similar to Tyler Ennis’s two-year, $5.6 million deal from 2012.
  • Sarah McLellan of the AZ Central: Coyotes RFA Mikkel Boedker is still looking for a new deal.

    “There’s still time before camp starts,” said Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving, who is handling the negotiations with Boedker’s agent, Jarrett Bousquet. “There’s still time before we play games that count for points. We’d like to get it done. It’s not done, but we’ll continue to sort of grind away at it here.”

    If they don’t have a deal done by September 11th, he won’t be able to participate in the start of their training camp.

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals RFA Marcus Johansson is thought to be looking for an extension worth more than Rangers Carl Hagelin signed, two-years and $4.5 million. The Capitals have 21 players signed with just under $2.665 million salary cap space available.
  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Alex Pietrangelo is still looking for a new deal. Gordon looks at some player contracts. Drew Doughty: $56 million over eight years. Erik Karlsson: $45.5 million over seven years. Tyler Myers: $38.5 million over seven years. Zach Bogosian: $36 million over seven years. Oliver Ekman-Larson: $33 million over six years. P.K. Subban: $5.75 million over two years. If they go long-term, Pietrangelo could fall between Doughty and Myers, maybe in the Karlsson range.
  • Igor Eronko: Former Rangers defenseman Steve Eminger has agreed to terms with Admiral of the KHL, pending a physical.
  • Igor Eronko: Predators RFA Daniel Bang signed one-year deal with Lausanne of the Swiss league.

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Morning Hits: Maple Leafs, Sharks, Callahan, Seattle Expansion and Palffy

  • David Alter: Two days until the start of the non-compliance buyout period, August 2nd to 4th. There will be a 48 hour span where the Maple Leafs could buyout John-Michael Liles if they wish. If the Leafs bought out Liles, he would count against their cap for the next six years. It would give them an extra $2,583,333 this season.
  • David Alter of SportsNet: The Maple Leafs now have only $4.6 million left to sign RFAs Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri. Alter notes that Franson’s agent could use Zach Bogosian’s seven-year, $36 million as a comparable. That Bogosian and Franson played similar roles, with Bogosian playing over four minutes per game more, but 12 less total games. If the Leafs are able to get Franson and Kadri for around $3 million per season, they will have to make a move or two to free up some salary cap space. They could be get a decent return for Franson if they decide to move him. A Liles buyout would be a $1,291,666.67 for the next seasons if they went that route. They could try to trade while retaining some salary.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sources say that Joe Pavelski’s deal (5 years, $30 million) includes a very limited no-trade clause that is similar to Logan Couture’s.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that there have been conversations with the agents for Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle.
  • Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is on schedule after his shoulder surgery, but may not be ready for the start of the season.

    “As the schedule goes, it’s going to dip into training camp and it’s possible it could dip into the regular season, too,” Callahan said. “The biggest thing with this is the contact. I should be able to be fully skating and shooting in training camp, but it’s when you can take contact and I don’t think you know that until you get further on and they evaluate it and check it out. As of now, how the rehab is going, I’m right on schedule.”

    Callahan hasn’t had any talks with the Rangers about a contract extension. He’s entering the last year of his deal.

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Seattle sports-talk radio host, Mitch Levy, said that Gary Bettman is pushing the Board of Governors for expansion and to include Seattle. The team would begin play in 2014-15 and would cost $275 million. Seattle would need to build a new arena. Bill Daly recently said that the Pacific Northwest was getting “serious consideration” for expansion or relocation. This would put the NHL at 31 teams, so another addition may follow with the usual suspects: Quebec City, Toronto, Portland, Kansas City, and Las Vegas.

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Jets Re-sign Zach Bogosian To A Seven-Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have signed restricted free agent defenseman, Zach Bogosian to a seven-year contract worth $36 million. The deal carries a $5,142,857 cap hit.

Bogosian was drafted 3rd overall in 2008 by the Atlanta Thrashers.

Tim Wharnsby: Salary breakdown: $4 million, $4 million, $5.25 million, $5.25 million, $5.5 million, $6 million and $6 million.

What do you think of the deal?

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Morning Hits: Franson, Bogosian, Kuznetsov and Toews

  • Darren Dreger: Cody Franson trade speculation will heat up. The Maple Leafs would like to keep him, but the money may be too high. Would a prospect and draft pick be fair return? Howard Berger: Mentioned last month that Franson’s name has come up in trade talk.
  • David Pagnotta: Pagnotta doesn’t see Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian being in Winnipeg long-term. Other teams are interested, but a trade is not imminent. Pagnotta doesn’t see him staying in Winnipeg beyond his next contract. This is all just Pagnotta’s personal opinion. He wouldn’t be surprised if there was a trade at some point. There is no rush to move him, and the Jets will listen.
  • Igor Eronko: Capitals prospect Evgeni Kuznetsov on Ilya Kovalchuk to Sovsport.ru: ’I think i’ll return to Russia from NHL when i’m 30′
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews: ”It’s a huge relief not to see half of your team traded away or sign with other teams in the offseason.”

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Free Agent Hits: Wheeler, Bogosian, Kadri, Franson, Bryzgalov, Allen, Stuart, Hamill and Goloubef

  • Gary Lawless: The agents for both Blake Wheeler and Zach Bogosian said there is “nothing new” to report on contract talks as of yesterday morning. An agent said that as the hearing gets closer, both sides usually get closer as neither side wants a hearing.
  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis said he doesn’t see deals for Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson anytime soon. He isn’t that concerned by it.
  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues have signed Jake Allen to a two-year deal. Jeremy Rutherford: The first year is a two-way deal ($750,000 and $125,000). The second year is a one-way deal at $850,000.
  • Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks have signed left winger Colin Stuart and center Zach Hamill.
  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets sign Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way deal.

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