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Judging by the mutual-admiration dialogue between Miller and management, it’s plausible that the 36-year-old veteran won’t hit the open market. He’s not going to be dealt or moved at the trade deadline, even if the team tanks. An assessment of who will work best with Markstrom next season will be made before July 1.
Babcock weighed in on the rumours surrounding a potential van Riemsdyk trade. JVR has 20 points in 24 games this season. pic.twitter.com/Z2KMSLvKSx
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) December 5, 2016
They’re looking for a big name,” the source said. “They’ve talked to a lot of people already.”
Two of the bigger names that the owners have sat down with in the past few months are well known to Islanders and Rangers fans: Pat LaFontaine and Brad Richards.
Purcell clears waivers. That is a contract/budget issue for other teams, I’d bet
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 4, 2016
The Philadelphia Flyers wouldn’t mind moving defenceman Andy McDonald but with a cap hit of $5 million through the 2019-20 campaign that’s pretty much an impossible dream … As TSN’s Darren Dreger reported, Phoenix Coyotes GM John Chayka made an offer the Calgary Flames could refuse for defenceman Dougie Hamilton
Nick Kypreos pondered the possibility on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment Saturday night.
“There’s no indication that Pacioretty wants out of Montreal,” he said. “But it’s clear from a few other teams that they want to watch this situation closely.
*And no, the Flames aren’t shopping Dougie Hamilton.
Rumours, of course, started to swirl when Treliving was spotted at the Leafs game in Toronto against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Given Hamilton’s relationship to the Toronto area (he played junior in Niagara and grew up in Toronto) coupled with his rocky start to the 2016-17 season, the Maple Leafs’ rumoured interest in the top-four blueliner, and the fact the Flames were set to square off with the Leafs on Wednesday, the dots started connecting.
There will be interest in #Leafs‘ James van Riemsdyk whenever things heat up. But Calgary is one of 10 teams on JvR’s limited no-trade list.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 30, 2016
One has to wonder about those possibilities if he continues to be an ill-fitting piece for Claude Julien’s system: would Spooner be one of the main pieces for a top-4 D-man Boston has searched far and wide for over the last couple of seasons, and is it inevitably trending toward an exit with things making the way like perpetual fourth line demotions and an organizational unwillingness to keep him at his preferred center position?
Talks between Holland, his agent Joe Resnick and Lou Lamoriello in the last 72 hours certainly point to the team trying to trade the player.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) November 29, 2016
The Canucks could potentially trade Burrows, Ryan Miller, and, if they ever wrap their heads around a full-tilt rebuild, Jannik Hansen, Alex Edler and, yes, the Sedin twins.
I imagine Gallant becomes a front-runner for the Golden Knights job.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) November 28, 2016
The Florida Panthers have relieved coach Gerard Gallant of his duties.
The 53-year-old head coach joined the team in June of 2014. In his first season, he led the Panthers to a 38 win campaign and 91 points.
According to TSN hockey insider Bob Mackenzie Florida has also fired assistant coach Mike Kelly. General Manager Tom Rowe will be taking over head coaching duties.