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Mid-day Twitter talk: Seguin in play; updates on Lecavalier, Letang

Updated 9x at 2:59 PM: Rut roh:

Here we go!

Lavoie tossed out a pair of curveballs, too:

In cap-compliance buy-out news...

And in Olympic chatter...


Update #2: Good summation from the Fourth Period's David Pagnotta:

And, from Boston:

Update #3: Dreger and Rishaug just posited a video report. Among their points of empahsis:

1. Dreger says that Corey Schneider is "in play," but not necessarily trade-bound. The Canucks aren't shopping him, but they can't keep both Schneider and Luongo, and one of the two will be moved. So GM Mike Gillis is testing the waters to see what the Canucks can get for Schneider--which would require a top prospect and 1st-rounder in return--who is, of course, either proven or unproven, depending on your status.

Edmonton, NYI, Calgary and other teams are interested;

2. Speaking of the Oilers, Dreger isn't sure whether the Oilers would be a desination given their status as a division rival, or whether a wacky three-way trade may be the answer;

3. And Roberto Luongo is still an excellent goaltender, if not Team Canada's Olympic starter-to-be, and he may not want to stay in Vancouver, but may be stuck there, which yields some serious-ass "fence-mending" between the Canucks and  Luongo should Schneider be moved.

Update #4:

Update #5: Dreger and Rishaug posited videos discussing Tyler Seguin's situation and Edmonton possibly going after Corey Schneider or Braydon Coburn.

Update #6:

Update #7:

Update #8: ESPN's LeBrun has filed a blog entry, and this is just a small part of a very long article-of-sorts:

• Hearing positive vibes out of the talks between pending UFA netminder Mike Smith and the Phoenix Coyotes. GM Don Maloney and some of his staff met with Smith in Vancouver last week to have a heart-to-heart session. Still a factor is the future of the franchise, so I wouldn’t expect Smith to be willing to sign until after that July 2 Glendale lease vote. But the re-signing of head coach Dave Tippett was an impactful move in terms of Smith wanting to stay. If he does sign, I believe it will be six-year deal.

• Hughes, the agent for Kris Letang, was slated to meet with Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero on Saturday afternoon in the NY/NJ area. In the wake of Letang rejecting Pittsburgh’s $56 million, eight-year offer Thursday, sources around the league confirm that Shero made some calls to other teams Friday to lay the groundwork on potential trade talks. But Saturday’s meeting I think is being viewed by both sides as a chance to salvage the situation and find common ground on keeping Letang in Pittsburgh. We shall see.

• The Canadiens hold the 25th pick in the first round Sunday. I’m told they’d like to move up and have made some calls to that effect. But I think the Habs will wait until the draft has begun and see how it progresses before making a move in that regard. It will depend on whether certain prospects they have circled on their scouting list are still available.

• The Philadelphia Flyers are taking calls on blue-liner Braydon Coburn, multiples sources confirm. He has three years on his deal with a $4.5 million cap hit.

• USA Hockey announced its coaching staff for the Olympics on Saturday, and the Penguins’ Dan Bylsma gets the nod as head coach. If the NHL and NHLPA can wrap up the Olympic deal at Monday’s meeting with the IOC and IIHF, the plan is for Hockey Canada to announce its coaching staff shortly thereafter, perhaps within a day or two. As I reported in April, the Canadian coaching staff will have Mike Babcock at the helm again, along with Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff and newcomer Claude Julien (who replaces the retired Jacques Lemaire).

Update #9:

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Hootinani's avatar

Sources say Lecavalier and his agent will meet directly with teams over the next 3-5 days, and will take time in making decision.

oh boy, here we go again.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 06/29/13 at 02:27 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Seguin being available is a bit stunning to me.  I feel like he still has super high end potential.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 06/29/13 at 06:00 PM ET


Franzen and the rights to Filppula for Seguin and the rights to Horton.

Posted by zombietroy on 06/29/13 at 08:28 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Buckle up.  We got nothing.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 06/30/13 at 02:12 AM ET

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