The names Tyler Seguin and Marc Savard may be inexorably linked now, and maybe not as fellow centermen on the Bruins.
As soon as Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced his team’s selection of winger Taylor Hall last night at the Staples Center, it ended any suspense about which player the Bruins would get with the No. 2 overall pick.
Don’t look now, but Dale Tallon looks refreshed and ready to take on the second day of the NHL Draft.
The Panthers new general manager has much to play with as he goes into Saturday’s second round.
And he says he’s ready to do something with those assets.
“We’re open to any suggestions,” Tallon said. “We’re not going to sit still. We’re going to have some fun, experiment and take some risks. We’re going to see what happens.”
Tallon traded Nathan Horton to Boston on Tuesday, getting back defenseman Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in return.
In talking to people today, the Stars are indeed trying to move Mike Ribeiro.
They believe that if the Stars want to improve the team, they need to open up space in the budget (Ribeiro makes $5 million a year for the next three years) to acquire a defenseman, and they believe the Stars have replacements at center with Jamie Benn and Tom Wandell.
When the Flyers traded Ryan Parent for future unrestricted free agent Dan Hamhuis last week, they thought they had found a top defenseman who would play a five position.
Late Friday night, the club traded Hamhuis’ rights to Atlantic Division rival Pittsburgh for a third-round pick next year. Why? Because negotiations had stalled – not over money or length (the Flyers would have given him at least $4 million a year on a four-year deal), but over something more tangible: playing time and position.
TSN is reporting that the Canucks and Panthers have made a trade that will see the Canucks first round choice and Michael Grabner go to Florida for a Package that includes Keith Ballard and another player.
More updates will come as we receive clarification