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NHL Rumors & News: Red Wings, Devils, Jets, Alfredsson

The Detroit News: The Detroit Red Wings are not done looking for veteran defenseman help. They still hope to make a trade for a right-handed d-man after they were shut out in free agency. Right-handed defenseman available for trade with a right-handed shot are the Caps Mike Green, Sabres Tyler Myers and the Oilers Jeff Petry.

NorthJersey.com: The New Jersey Devils need to get younger. The Devils will have 14 forwards with an average age of 32 on opening night. Only five will be younger than 30. Jacab Josefson, 23, and Adam Henrique, 24, will be the only ones under 28.

Gary Lawless: The Winnipeg Jets and Michael Frolik could be close towards a deal.

The Score: Daniel Alfredsson will be waiting until late August to decide if he wants to return to the Detroit Red Wings or Retire.

James Reimer signs 2-year contract extension

TSN.ca: James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract extension, avoiding salary arbitration.

In four seasons with the Maple Leafs, Reimer, 26, has appeared in 140 career games, compiling a 65-48-15 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .912 save percentage with 11 shutouts.

James Reimer career stats:

Reactions to Reimer’s new contract:

NHL Rumors & News: Islanders, Senators, Habs

NHL.com: New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Poulin’s contract will pay him $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors.

The Ottawa Sun: NHL teams have been reporting that wingers Colin Greening and Eric Condra are both being made available for a trade.

The Gazette: Lars Eller has agreed to terms on a new four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The deal is worth $14 million, paying Eller, 25, $2.5 million in each of the first two seasons and $4.5 million in last two.

Karan Thakur: Unrestricted free agent Peter Mueller is getting lots of interest from NHL teams. Mueller led the Swiss league in goals last year, was second in points.

NHL Chatter: Predators, Sharks, Senators, Habs

Jason Kay: Former Nashville Predators enforcer Patrick Cote has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to two bank heists.

CSN Bay Area: If the San Jose Sharks were going to move Antti Niemi, he would have been traded earlier this offseason. Expect Niemi and Alex Stalock to be the two NHL goalies in training camp in September, and it’s going to be an open competition for playing time.

ESPN.com: Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan is entering the last year of his deal and could be the next big name traded from Ottawa.

Craig Morgan: Hearing Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller requested a $3.1M arbitration salary and the Habs offered $1.65M.

Will Stamkos play for the Leafs when contract expires?

Steven Stamkos was in Toronto yesterday and he was asked if he would play for the Toronto Maple Leafs when his contract expires in 2016.

Stamkos responses:

“We’ll see what happens. It’s a couple years away,”

“For me, that’s the important thing is getting a chance to win. It looks like we’re going to have that chance for a couple years.”

If the Toronto Maple Leafs have a contending team in two years, there is a very good possibility Stamkos could leave Tampa and sign with the Leafs.

Ryan O’Reilly signs 2-year deal with Avs

Ryan O’Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed on a two-year, $12 million deal, avoiding arbitration.

Here are some fan reactions about the signing:

Rant Sports 24/7: Despite New contract, Repairs Needed in Relationship between Ryan O’Reilly and the Avs

Jakob: Happy about the Ryan O’Reilly deal but still seems like the same situations will be happening. I expect him to be traded next year….

Jason Ki Joon Byun: A 2 year deal for Ryan O’Reilly, huh? My thoughts: Colorado had better trade him. He’s leaving once he gets that 7th year of service time.

Ryan O’Reilly career stats:

NHL Notes: Penguins, Rangers, NBC TV Schedule

Pittsburgh Penguins: The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations. His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition.

Pat Leonard: The New York Rangers and Chris Kreider have agreed to a two-year, $4.95M deal. Breakdown: 1st yr: $2.35M, 2nd yr: $2.6M

NHL.com: NBC Sports Group announces 2014-2015 hockey TV schedule. Returning to the NBC broadcast booth will be two-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play voice Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire.

NHL Rumors: Predators, Blackhawks, Ducks, Habs, Jets

The Tennessean: Could the Nashville Predators make a trade for Winnipeg Jets Evander Kane? The Preds have trade pieces to offer in Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis.

Orange County Register: The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract. Vatanen will get $1,250,000 this coming season and $1,275,000 in the 2015-16 season.

Elliotte Friedman: Jack Eichel top draft pick in the 2015 Draft has told Saint John of the QMJHL that he will attend Boston University.

The Hockey News: The Chicago Blackhawks need to shed salary before the NHL season starts. The Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens could have interest in Patrick Sharp as they need a scoring left winger.

Latest Contracts: Leafs, Rangers, Stars, Flames

Maple Leafs HotStove: The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA David Booth to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract

Austin Legendre: The Calgary Flames have re-signed Joe Colborne to a 2-year/$2.55M extension, avoiding arbitration. $1.275M cap hit.

TSN.ca: Mats Zuccarello and the New York Rangers avoided salary arbitration as they agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

Dallas Stars: The Dallas Stars and Antoine Roussel avoided salary arbitration with a 4-year deal worth $8 million.

Leafs Management Shake-up

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Kyle Dubas as the team’s new assistant general manager.

As part of a front office restructuring, the Leafs also let go vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant general manager Claude Loiselle.

David Pagnotta: Pretty significant maangement changes in Toronto today, with the team letting go Dave Poulin & Claude Loiselle, and hiring 28-yr-old Kyle Dubas as Assistant General manager.

Jeff Marek: Ask anyone in the hockey industry and they’ll tell you ‘it was only a matter of time’ until @kyledubas made it to the NHL.

Chris Johnston: The Toronto Maple Leafs front office shakeup signals a massive change in direction.

Darren Dreger: Not shocking, but Maple Leafs shake-up certainly surprising. Both Poulin and Loiselle said to have 3 yrs remaining on contracts.

Morning Notes: Leafs, Oilers, Ovechkin, Rangers, Ekblad

Edmonton Journal: Even with signing a 1-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Cody Franson is on the trade block. Are the Edmonton Oilers be interested?

Washington Post: Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin and Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement.

NYPost: Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers could avoid a arbitration hearing. Kreider is seeking 2-years at $2.8 million and the Rangers for two years at an average $2.05 million.

Jason Kay: In the August issue of The Hockey News, Dale Hawerchuk says Aaron Ekblad’s “a bigger, stronger, Nick Lidstrom type of player.”

NHL Rumors: Leafs, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks

James Mirtle: Was told early in weekend that Leafs would settle in $3.25-million range. Same source said Franson would then be dealt, so we’ll see.

CBC: Montreal, looking for size up front, asked the Leafs about Joffrey Lupul. It sounds like the Maple Leafs will keep him. Can you replace a 25-goal scorer for $5.25 million, his current cap hit? That’s a good number.

Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen are still far apart in contract talks. A source saying that Johansen’s camp recently sent a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, a two-year deal.

Chicago Sun-Times: The Chicago Blackhawks will be either $1.3 mil or $2.2 mil over the salary cap depending on whether Teuvo Teravainen is given a roster spot. GM Stan Bowman doesn’t appear to be worried. Trade talk usually picks up in September.