Posts Tagged Zach Hamill

Morning Hits: Downie, Havlat, Hamill, Eakins and Oilers Jersey Toss

  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Steve Downie donated over $1,200 of Hartnelldown books to the Children’s Hospital yesterday.
  • Adrian Dater: Sharks Martin Havlat was a healthy scratch last night.
  • Igor Eronko: Zach Hamill signed a one year deal with Barys of the KHL.
  • Dallas Eakins: “Clarity. Today my passion for our Jersey was clearly on display. Our Jersey is sacred and the passion for it will never calm.”

 

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Morning Hits: Wilson, Steen, Neuvirth, Rielly, Ristolainen, Hamil, McElhinney and Ramo

  • Bob McKenzie: Capitals Tom Wilson will have a hearing at noon today.
  • Andy Strickland: Alex Steen salary breakdown: $5.1 million, $5.8 million and $6.5 million with a no-trade clause.
  • Kevin Gibson: Players have received 108 games for suspensions so far this season. Players suspended for 44 games last season, 136 games for the entire 2011-12 season.
  • Mike Vogel: Capitals Michal Neuvirth returns from his AHL conditioning stint.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Leafs won’t be sending Morgan Rielly to the WJC.
  • Sami Hoffren: Rasmus Ristolainen’s status for Finland at the WJC is uncertain due to post-concussion syndrome. Decision day is tomorrow.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks put Zach Hamill on unconditional waivers for purpose of terminating his contract. The Stars put Maxime Fortunus on waivers.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Curtis McElhinney (lower-body) will start tonight if he’s “100 percent.” McElhinny said he’s ready.
  • Calgary Flames: Karri Ramo will start in net for the Flames tonight against the Wings.

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Morning Hits: Leafs cap situation, Provision 50.10(e), Caron, Thomas and Canucks reassign three

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Maple Leafs would like to move John-Michael Liles, but he has three years at $3.875 million left on his deal. If they were able to move him, they may have to include another piece to entice someone. The Flames do have lots of cap space, and Brian Burke did bring Liles to the Leafs. The Flames may not be that interested in Liles, but if they included center Joe Colborne, they might consider. If the Leafs don’t like any offers, they could send Korbinian Holzer and/or Mark Fraser to the AHL. They could send Liles to the AHL, but it would only give them a cap savings of $925,000
  • Rob Longley: After listening to Claude Loiselle on the radio, it doesn’t sound like the Maple Leafs have any plans to play John-Michael Liles.
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: The Bruins and Red Wings will likely exceed the salary cap by using bonus cushions, moving dollars to next year. Some teams may use only 19 players, one below roster minimum, so that they can recall players that won’t count against the cap. The Leafs could send Liles to the minors, but still would be able to fit Morgan Rielly in. In the CBA, there is a rule  that allows teams to call up players that don’t count against the cap as a “roster emergency exception.” There stipulations to Provision 50.10(e):

    1) Teams have to have less cap room than the league minimum salary (which is $550,000 this season) plus $100,000

    2) A player has to become “unfit or unable to play” or be suspended

    3) The team is unable to recall a player using the long-term injury provision

    4) The team played its last game with fewer than 20 players (18 skaters and two goaltenders)

    If teams meet that stipulations, they can add players who make $650,000 or less without counting against the cap. For the Leafs, they have Joe Colborne, Trevor Smith, Troy Bodie, TJ Brennan and Drew MacIntyre at under $650,000.

  • Joe Haggerty: Waivers is one of the factors when looking at Jordan Caron making the Bruins final roster according to coach Claude Julien.
  • Dan Rosen: Tim Thomas should be the Panthers season opener starter. Jacob Markstrom’s time will come.
  • Elliott Pap: The Canucks send Frank Corrado and Zach Hamill to the AHL. Brendan Gaunce is sent back to junior.

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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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Capitals trade Hamill to Panthers for Wellman

The Washington Capitals have traded center Zach Hamill to the Florida Panthers for center/right winger Casey Wellman.

Hamill was drafted in the 1st round, 8th overall in the 2007 NHL draft. He carries a $700,000 salary and cap hit.

Wellman was not drafted and carries a $800,000 salary and cap hit.

Zach Hamill

Casey Wellman

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Quick hits on: Vlasic, Penguins winger search, Suter, Hamill and the Winter Classic

  • Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kovacevic doesn’t get the sense that the Penguins are that keen on Alexander Semin. The Penguins preference may be to find a young 20 goal scored on someone’s roster for one of their young defensemen, similar how they got James Neal. The Oilers could be a perfect partner. The Penguins could send Shane Doan a big one year offer to give GM Ray Shero another year to find his next Neal.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Ryan Suter believes he was straight forward with the Predators during his contract talks.

    “It’s something that happened. And the fact that I do get to be close to home with my wife and my kid, for me to be close to home, it all worked out,” Suter said. “It was no agenda, and that’s how it played out.”

    “I have never tried to hide anything from anybody,” Suter said. “I wanted it to work in Nashville, but the decision I made was to move on, and I’m sorry for the hurt that it has brought to David Poile and to the Predators.”

    Suter said he never promised Poile the last chance at him in negotiations.

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Doughty rejects $61.2 million … Nothing new on Marchand talks … Parise and Devils will work on long term deal … Tavares commited to Islanders

  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty rejected multiple offers including a 9 year, $61.2 million contract. The $6.8 million salary cap hit would have been the same as Anze Kopitar. Dennis Bernstein via twiter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi is facing the reality that he may have to do a 5 year deal with Doughty (a la Stamkos) to get him signed and risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent at 27 years old. Doughty wants a shorter term and to be a UFA at 27. The Kings may have to do a 5 year, $35 million deal. Helene Elliott via twitter: Lombardi and Doughty’s agent, Don Meehan, have agreed to not discuss negotiations publicly, no deal appears imminent.
  • James Murphy of ESPN Boston: There is “nothing new” according to Brad Marchand on contract updates.  “You know what, it’s how it goes sometimes and it’s been a long summer. I’m anxious to get something done.” He is still hoping to get a deal done by the start of training camp. Marchand’s agent, Wade Arnott, was the agent for Phil Kessel when he was with the Bruins. Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Neither side is wanting a holdout. Marchand is projected as the left winger on the 2nd line with Bergeron at center. If there is a holdout, there are plenty of players vying for the open spot. Zach Hamill is a natural center but may have to move to the wing. Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight could be in the mix but are more likely heading back to junior. Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: See the video at bottom of the entry.
  • Dave Lozo via twitter: Devils winger Zach Parise said that both sides will keep talking about a getting long term deal done before the end of the season.
  • Scott Burnside of ESPN: Islanders center John Tavares told ESPN that he’s committed to the Islanders.

    “In terms of my contract being up this year, I don’t have any plans on leaving or what could happen,” Tavares said. “I’m committed to Long Island and the Islanders. They’ve been great to me. We have a great bunch of guys and I’d love to be a part of turning this around from where it was and bringing us back to credibility, respectability and being a team that’s constantly in the playoffs and competing for the Stanley Cup.”

  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers RFA forward Shawn Matthias still remains without a contract, but he’s been working out with teammates. He’s been tendered a contract, so he is still property of the Panthers. The Panthers are offering a 2-way contract due to the competition at the forward position. “Yeah, I hoped it would have been done quicker,” he said. “I trust my agents, they are working on it. That’s what you have to have, trust in them. I really don’t know what’s going on. I’m staying out of it.”
  • Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger won’t be ready for the start of training camp, but he’s making strides.
  • Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: If the Blues don’t name a captain and instead go with only assistants, it’s because they see Alex Pietrangelo as their future captain.
  • Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets have signed cener Kyle Wellwood to a 1 year deal worth $700,000.

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