NHL Rumors VII: Stastny, Handzus, Da Costa, Staal, Stralman, Boyle, Vokoun and...

NHL Rumors VII: Stastny, Handzus, Da Costa, Staal, Stralman, Boyle, Vokoun and the Pens

  • Bob McKenzie: The Avalanche sent Paul Stastny a multi-year offer a couple of weeks ago. There has been no talks since, but it’s expected they will start soon. Stastny has let it be known that he wants to stay in Colorado, but would he take a hometown discount? Stastny’s last contract was for five years at $6.6 million per season. Guessing that the Avalanche would like it to be worth less. He could get more on the open market.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Blackhawks have told Michal Handzus that he won’t be coming back next year. Will be a free agent.
  • Bob McKenzie: Looking like Senators free agent Stephane Da Costa will head to the KHL next season as the Senators wouldn’t offer him a one-way contract.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Marc Staal is heading into the last year of his contract and is hoping to get an extension before the start of next season, but it’s “not end of the world” if it doesn’t happen.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman wants to return, but cites security for his family will be the top priority. The Rangers may not have the money to get it done.
  • Andrew Gross: Pending UFA Brian Boyle will be looking for a bigger role than what the Rangers are offering.
  • Adam Vingan: Vingan wonders is pending UFA Tomas Vokoun would be interested in being the Capitals backup next season, reuniting with Barry Trotz and Mitch Korn.
  • William DePaoli: The Penguins will reach out to their free agents that they are not interested in re-signing.