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NHL teams are expected to pursue Hiller

Goalie Jonas Hiller has six wins for a team that finds itself with even greater goalie depth than it had after Viktor Fasth‘s emergence last season.

Rookie Frederik Andersen, substituting for an injured Fasth, followed his shutout of Dallas in relief of Hiller on Oct. 20 with a 3-0 showing on the eight-game trip.

Edmonton Oilers will hotly pursue Jonas Hiller as free agent if Devan Dubnyk doesn’t work out in goal

The Edmonton Oilers will be all over Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller this summer, when he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, if Devan Dubnyk (also unrestricted) doesn’t pan out as their No. 1. The Ducks are loaded in goal with Viktor Fasth, Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, the AHL’s Player of the Month. Hiller, 31, will be the Swiss Olympic goalie.

More on the Oilers – Are the looking at Jake Allen and/or Thomas Greiss

At this time last week, no doubt everyone thought Edmonton was going to make a goalie move. The Oilers didn’t for two reasons. First, they just didn’t believe what they could get would really solve their problems long-term.

Ducks looking for a defenseman?

Ducks’ D-man searchWord is the Ducks are looking for blue-line help with Luca Sbisa and Sheldon Souray out.

My sense is Anaheim would be looking for a young defenseman and would be willing to move a forward in return.

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Toronto are among the clubs with depth on defense, something to keep an eye on.

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Teemu Selanne will make decision next week, waiting to see role

Teemu Selanne has been considering his options all summer long but is approaching a decision; will he play another season or retire? The Ducks will take him if he commits to coming back.

While Selanne isn’t quite ready to give an answer to that question, it’s coming. Soon.

Penner to sign with the Ducks

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.

Sens and Ducks talking to the Ducks about Ryan

The Senators aren’t alone in their pursuit, but they may be one of the few teams with the assets to make a deal happen. The talk is the Ducks would like to get a defencemen in return if they are going to move Ryan.

“He’s the guy everybody wants,” said a league executive Thursday.

Makes all kinds of sense for Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray to go after Corey Perry during off-season

Surely, there was more to Bryan Murray’s master plan than meets the eye.

When the Senators GM convinced owner Eugene Melnyk to keep him around for a rebuild three winters ago, he had to have whispered something to go along with “we’ll just dump salaries, make good draft picks and ride our promising young players.”

He must have also mentioned the name Corey Perry.

Wings, Kings, Bruins, Flyers and Leafs after Perry

 

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