Monthly Archives: July 2013

Source: Horton Was Here

Forward Nathan Horton, one of the top NHL free agents available this summer, was in Columbus today to visit with the Blue Jackets and tour Nationwide Arena, The Dispatch has learned.

The Blue Jackets were among the first NHL clubs to take advantage of a two-day window in which players can visit and negotiate with clubs. The two sides can agree to terms, but no contracts can be signed until Friday.

Ken Holland will reach out to several forwards Wednesday, when free agent talks begin

The NHL’s free agent period doesn’t start until noon on Friday, but the activity heats up on Wednesday, when clubs are permitted to begin talks with players poised to hit the market.

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he plans to reach out to about a half-dozen forwards.

Something Bruin? – B’s reaching out to Alfredsson

For Ottawa’s hockey fans it is downright unfathomable to consider Daniel Alfredsson wearing any other jersey than the Senators’, but Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn’t letting that get in the way of trying to make it a reality.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported today that Chiarelli – a former Senators executive himself – reached out to Alfredsson’s camp and spoke with them “at great length” in hopes of luring the pending agent to Boston for the coming season.

Flyers likely to move a defenseman

The Flyers still will need to trim salary. Currently, the Flyers are approximately $320,000 over the salary cap – and they still need to add a starting goaltender. How will they do that? At least one defenseman needs to go.

Briere says he’s talking with eight teams, including Sabres

There’s about a 1 in 8 chance those Daniel Briere jerseys stuffed in the closets of Sabres fans will come back in style.

The free agent center, who was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, tells The Buffalo News he’s had contract chats with Buffalo.

Panthers may part with Peter Mueller, Stephen Weiss

The decision to select Finnish teen center Sasha Barkov with their second pick in Sunday’s NHL Draft may have had a domino effect as the Panthers showed they were willing to part ways with two of their four starting centers from last season in Peter Mueller and franchise stalwart Stephen Weiss.

Sabres, Isles two of many with interest in Danny Briere

The market for Danny Briere is starting to take shape.

When the Flyers bought out the remainder of the veteran’s contract, attention immediately turned to where he might be a good fit. He is certainly on the downside of his career after scoring just six goals with 10 assists this season in Philly and will turn 36 about the time that the season begins. Not to mention he feels right at home in Philly and has been open about not wanting to go too far away; he has his kids to think about.

Luckily, Philadephia is pretty centrally located in the Eastern Conference, leaving a few more options. A few teams are already showing signs of interest.

Red Wings will buy out D Carlo Colaiacovo

Leafs buyout Komisarek

Maple Leafs have used a compliance buyout on defenceman Mike Komisarek

Players on waivers

Flyers would like to sign Horton