Monthly Archives: July 2013

Oilers interested in Kyle Clifford?

Looks like Hemsky will return to the Oilers

It still makes sense that Hemsky will find a better fit and a trade will happen…

If we put two and two together from Oilers GM Craig MacTavish’s interview with sports radio podcaster Brad Bartko, it looks like Ales Hemsky might just be an Edmonton Oilers hockey player in 2013-14 after all.

Penner to sign with the Ducks

Bruins move on from Jagr in favor of youth

The Bruins have opened and closed the door for Jaromir Jagr a couple of times this summer, but Peter Chiarelli officially sealed it again on Sunday afternoon.

Red Wings would like to make another move or two, but that’s not likely to happen before training camp

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland ideally would like to trim a couple of players and maybe sign another unrestricted free agent.

But he concedes that’s probably not going to happen. And that’s fine with him.

Habs talking to Brendan Morrow

NHL rumour roundup: Grabovski, Ducks a fit?

Here is a brief rundown of the latest UFA buzz:

Here’s a thought floating around on Twitter: Mikhail Grabovski to the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks’ highest-profile agent, Brian Burke, was of course the hockey man so high on Grabo’s talents that the former Maple Leafs shot-caller inked him to a contract cumbersome enough that current Leafs GM Dave Nonis decided to buy it out. Anaheim is looking to upgrade its second-line centre.

Darcy: No talks, no new news on Miller, Vanek

As with every chat with Regier, the topic of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek came up again and the response was much the same. Asked if he’s getting resigned to the fact he may have both of them at training camp, Regier said, “I think that’s fair. The nature of this business is that as we move through July lineups get more and more settled, there’s less movement. Once training camp starts, things begin to change some again.”

Ex-Leaf executive says the Oilers may be interested in Dion Phaneuf

Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here’s what he had to say:

Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton’s interested and if they are tell [general manager Craig MacTavish] to take him and have fun with him. I find him to be the most overrated, undernourished hockey player in the history of the NHL and whoever made him the captain of the Maple Leafs should have been fired six years ago.

Kings very unlikely to be able to resign Penner

Is there an update on any negotiations with Dustin Penner that you’d be able to provide?

DL: It’s one of those cap things, and I guess it’s safe to say I have a limited amount of cap space left, and there certainly isn’t going to be enough to – I mean his requirements. I talked to him the other day, and I just told him. I talked to his agent a couple days ago and [said] ‘This is where we’re at. I’ve only got X amount left.’

‘Several’ teams after Mikhail Grabovski: agent

While “several” NHL teams have shown an interest in Mikhail Grabovski, the just-married centre remains in no hurry to decide his fate, according to his agent.

“I have several teams talking to Grabovksi,” said agent Gary Greenstin. “We’ll see what direction we go.

“He’s not worried.”