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NBC Sports: Alexander Burmistrov interested in returning to the NHL, just not with the Winnipeg Jets.
Slava Malamud of sportsexpress.ru:
“He said that he knows that the Jets were looking to trade him, and if that’s the case then he wouldn’t mind it as long as he comes back to the NHL,” Malamud said. “He’s being kind of diplomatic there, but the vibe I caught from that exchange when I read it in the original Russian was that he’s not too hot on the idea of coming back to Winnipeg, and he might want to try his luck somewhere else.”
Boston Globe: The Boston Bruins need to make a trade to free up cap space. The Bruins have little breathing room to re-sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. They will need to trade one of their d-man before the season starts to get the cap space they desire.
CBC: Tim Leiweke had an “out” from his Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment contract sometime around the end of the 2014-15 NHL and NBA seasons. The CEO is setting up his own company, excited by the prospect of being his own boss.
NHL.com: J.S. Giguere, 37, announced Thursday he is retiring from the NHL, ending a career that saw him win 262 games in 597 regular-season contests.
The National Post: Nazem Kadri is hoping to play a bigger role as No. 1 centre with Toronto Maple Leafs.
David Pollack: The San Jose harks says Raffi Torres will miss first few months of season after a repeat surgery on his right knee because of infection.
San Jose Sharks star forward Joe Thornton had his captaincy taken away. I do believe this will kick up the Thornton trade rumors once the NHL season starts.
Read about media & fan reaction below:
If the Sharks want to get rid of Joe Thornton just have the guts to do it. #NHL
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) August 21, 2014
— Al Muir (@almuirSI) August 21, 2014
I can't wait for Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to get traded, be respected, and win cups before San Jose does.
— Mike FAIL (@mikeFAIL) August 20, 2014
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The Ottawa Senators have signed Clarke MacArthur to a five-year contract extension worth $23.25-million.
“He’s such a character guy and he wanted to be in Ottawa,” Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in a conference call Tuesday. “Our happiness with his year last year was the reason to give him the deal we did.”
Media & Fan Reactions:
Have always liked Clarke MacArthur. But Sens have committed to him as Sabres, Leafs would not. We'll see if it pays off for OTT.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) August 20, 2014
— Ottawa Sun (@ottawasuncom) August 20, 2014
— Sivaanjan Sivakumar (@ovechkin_habs) August 20, 2014
Good job Sens on extending Clarke MacArthur one of the more underrated players in the NHL, at a cap hit of $4.65m should provide solid value
— Eric (@Conwaye40) August 20, 2014
TSN.ca: Legal representatives for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are deep into discussions aimed at arriving at a negotiated (out of court) settlement.
Toronto Sun: The Toronto Maple Leafs sign first-round pick William Nylander to entry-level contract.
The National Post: Tomas Kaberle, 36, is not ready for retirement. After representing the Czech Republic in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he is hoping to return to the NHL for one or two more years. No one has offered him a contract just yet, but there might be a tryout on the table.
Don Brennan: The Ottawa Senators have signed Mark Borowiecki to a three-year, $3.3 million deal. He’ll get $1 million, $1.1 million and then $1.2 million.
TSN.ca: The Chicago Blackhawks have announced they have agreed to terms with the 33-year-old goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract.
In 105 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers and Carolina Hurricanes, Leighton has a 35-41-10-9 record with .901 save percentage and a 2.97 GAA.
Toronto Sun: Brendan Shanahan’s deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs is apparently five years and $2.5 million a year.
Washington Post: This years Winter Classic is still seeking a venue for Washington Capitals-Chicago Blackhawks game on New Year’s Day. Nationals Park, above, appears to be the front-runner while FedEx Field has been ruled out.
The Hockey News: What will the LA Kings do with Justin Williams? It could come down to what Williams seeks for his next contract. Despite his age, playoff contenders seeking a proven post-season performer with leadership abilities will pursue Williams in next summer’s free-agent market.
The National Post: James Reimer is under the impression the #1 position for goalie is up for grabs.
“I was told that there is a definite opportunity, and that’s the mindset I’m coming in with, to really take advantage of the opportunity that’s going to be given and earn the No. 1 spot”
Dallas News: The Chicago Blackhawks have to clear up some cap space, nhl trade rumors going around are they would part ways with one of their players like Patrick Sharp or Brent Seabrook.
Yahoo Sports: Is the NHL about to wage war against advanced stats sites? A popular advanced stat site has already been shut down ExtraSkater.com. It is looking like all Corsi and Fenwick metric sites could be shut down by the NHL.
Ken Wiebe via twitter: Source said the Winnipeg Jets offered Jordin Tootoo a 2-way deal but Tootoo turned it down. The Detroit Red Wings bought him out this summer.
AZ Central: Glendale’s sports arena could drop “Jobing.com” from its title in lieu of a new nine-year partnership between the Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos that includes naming rights.
The Hockey News: The Columbus Blue Jackets want Ryan Johansen to prove his 33-goal breakout was for real. They would like to sign him to a bridge deal instead of a long term contract.
The Hockey News: Evander Kane is unhappy in Winnipeg, he does not endorse the Jets and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has received offers for Kane. Kane seems to desire a trade that would probably benefit both sides. Asking price is very high.
Jaspers Rink: Paul Bissonnette is close to getting a deal done with the Washington Capitals.
TSN Hockey: According to Bob McKenzie, the Carolina Hurricanes were looking at budget-related options to clear Goalie Cam Ward, but appears he will be staying in Carolina. The Calgary Flames are interested in Ward.
Joe Smith: Agent for former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone says a couple teams have shown interest and he could land somewhere “Just a matter of where and when”
CSNNE.com: A source with knowledge of Torey Krug’s negotiations told CSNNE.com that there’s been a sizable offer made for the defenseman’s services by an unidentified KHL team. The offer, according to the source, included a good chunk of money up front as a signing bonus.
TSN.ca: The LA Kings announced that the team will retire the No. 4 jersey of former defenseman Rob Blake this coming season. The ceremony will take place on January 17, 2015 game against Anaheim.
The Vancouver Sun: The Vancouver Canucks hire Perry Pearn, 63, who will be the Canucks’ eye in the sky, working games from the press box area and taking notes on what he see’s.
The Hockey News: New York Islanders owner Charles Wang facing $10 million lawsuit for backing out of $420 million sale.
NBC Sports: The Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild & Washington Capitals are all pursuing Paul Bissonnette.
Ottawa Citizen: Negotiations between the Ottawa Senators and Marc Methot, are at a stalemate as the sides try to work out a deal to prevent Methot from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season.
TSN.ca: The NHL has lost a court motion to dismiss a case filed by six fans who allege that its restrictions on local TV broadcasts are anti-competitive. The case is expected to proceed to trial early in 2015.
NBC Sports: Should the Nashville Predators trade all-star defenseman Shea Weber? Weber will earn $14 million annually for two more seasons and then $12 million annually for another two campaigns after that. However, his cap hit is roughly $7.9 million. The Preds are a small market team and are having a tough time paying him the big salary.
TSN: The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$600,000. Brouillette, 27, had 1 goal and 1 assist in 10 games with the Washington Capitals last season.
NHL.com – I know a day late, but a great read on the Wayne Gretzky trade that happened on August 9th, 1988. Read about the trade, players & money involved and what other NHL team could have landed Gretzky.
Wayne Gretzky career stats: