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From mid-August onward, the free agents remaining on the market tend to start signing either short-term deals or agree to pro try-outs--and with the NHL's teams "capped out" in large part due to the almost-flat salary cap, and the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline notes that there are still some solid free agents out there:
-- Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar will attend camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a professional tryout offer. That's the best the 41-year-old could do. You wonder if other established NHL players might go the similar route. It's a bit of a gamble -- take the low-ball offers on the table now, or go to somebody camp without a contract, wait for the inevitable injuries to crop up around the league, and sign a deal that's right. Among the NHL players still out there: forwards Daniel Briere, Curtis Glencross, Stephen Weiss, Martin Erat, Martin Havlat, Brenden Morrow, Daniel Cleary, Olli Jokinen, Tomas Fleishmann, Erik Cole, Michael Ryder, B.J. Crombeen, Jiri Tlusty, Sean Bergenheim, Tyler Kennedy, Marcel Goc and Scottie Upshall, and defenseman Cody Franson, Jan Hejda, Andrej Meszaros, Marek Zidlicky, Bryan Allen, Eric Brewer, Michal Roszival, John Erskine, Keith Ballard, Tim Gleason and David Schlemko.
-- What would you think of this club?
F1: Curtis Glencross – Steppen Weiss - Daniel Briere
F2: Martin Havlat – Olli Jokinen – Michael Ryder
F3: Martin Erat – Tomas Fleischmann – Brenden Morrow
F4: Erik Cole – Marcel Goc - B.J. Crombeen
extras: Tyler Kennedy, Jiri Tlusty
D1: Christian Ehrhoff – Andrej Meszaros
D2: Jan Hejda – Cody Franson
D3: Tim Gleason – Marek Zidlicky
extra: John Erskine
G1: Josh Harding
G2: Jonas Gustavsson
G3: Ray Emery
OK, you've got some goaltending issues. And, yes, this group would look a lot better, say, in 2008-09 than it does now. But that, friends, is the the current all-UFA team. How many games does that team win?
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Amongst the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch's trade-and-rumor talk for this Sunday, from a column which begins by discussing the Connor McDavid sweepstakes:
Rangers winger Martin St. Louis may be a UFA on July 1 and doesn't have a contract but don't be surprised if at some point he re-signs with the club. The Rangers have cap so you'd think if they do sign St. Louis the deal will be structured with attainable goals for games-played. When he left the Tampa Bay Lightning last year at the trade deadline, St. Louis only only wanted to go to the Rangers. It would be hard to believe he'd want to move on this juncture.
Florida GM Dale Tallon took a gamble at the deadline acquiring winger Jaromir Jagr from the Devils in exchange for two draft picks. The Panthers remain on the outside looking in for the final wild-card spot and need a strong push down the stretch plus some help to make it to the post-season. Jagr went into Saturday's game vs. the Bruins with a 2-5-7 points in nine games with Florida ... According to a league executive, here are some deadline acquisitions that have worked out well: Winger Drew Stafford and defenceman Tyler Myers (Buffalo) have both played well in Winnipeg; Forward Curtis Glencross (Calgary) has made an impact for the Capitals and Chris Stewart (Buffalo) has picked up some points for the Wild ... Keep an eye on Colgate forward Tyler Baun. He's getting plenty of attention from NHL scouts. Chicago GM Stan Bowman along with representatives from Colorado, Toronto, Philly and the Rangers were in Lake Placid Friday at the ECAC championships to watch Baun play ... Lots of people wonder if Arizona (don't call me Phoenix) Coyotes coach Dave Tippett will be back behind the bench next season? He's a lot better coach when goalie Mike Smith stops the puck.
Garrioch continues, discussing the All-Star Game format, the Sharks' issues and unrestricted free agent-to-be goalies...
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Two days prior to the trade deadline, Sportsnet's Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman dished trade-related "headlines" during the 2nd intermission of Hockey Night in Canada's Saturday broadcast.
Cox stated that the Maple Leafs may be the most active team at the deadline. They're listening to offers for Jonathan Bernier, emphasis on "listening," but there are teams like San Jose, Dallas perhaps (given that Kari Lehtonen continues to struggle); Olli Jokinen, Korbinian Holzer and David Booth are also possible moves.
Cox wondered whether the Maple Leafs would trade Joffrey Lupul to the Habs, and there is only "very lukewarm interest" there, and the Clarkson deal was going to be more complicated, but the Blue Jackets and Leafs were unable to consummate a larger deal, so they swapped Horton for Clarkson.
According to Friedman, Patrick Sharp was not asked for a list of 10 teams to which he would accept a trade within 48 hours of the trade deadline, and because that list wasn't asked for before 3 PM on Saturday, he's going nowhere; he also reports that Mats Zuccarello and the Rangers are at contract loggerheads, and the Rangers offered 6 years at $4.5 million on average, so he's being shopped, but the Rangers are not allowing would-be suitors to discuss a contract with Zuccarello before making trade offers;
Jeff Petry's not playing tonight for Edmonton and Montreal, Anaheim and St. Louis have been rumored; Friedman wonders if the Blues have considered moving Vladimir Sobotka to help the team despite Sobotka's status as a KHL'er;
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from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun,
The 32-year-old left-winger has a no-trade clause in his contract, but his name has been mentioned in the rumour mill and he confirmed after Thursday's practice at the Saddledome that he has been asked to provide a list of teams he would be willing to join.
Glencross declined to comment on how many squads were on that list, but you can bet they're all legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.
“I love what's going on here. I have a lot of good friends in this dressing room,” Glencross said.
“We play for the 20 guys in this room every night. We have a good group. If it comes to the situation where you do have to leave, you're gonna miss a lot of guys in here. But I have to kind of think about what's best for myself and the family, as well ...
“It's a tough situation.”
added 4:32pm, from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
With his family ties to the area and nearby ranch, it's been the perfect blend of his personal and professional life.
It's why in the summer of 2011 the Flames left-winger signed a below-market-value contract, a four-year, US$10.2-million pact.
But as Glencross readies for the coming campaign -- the final year of that contract, after which he's due to become an unrestricted free agent -- he's well aware what he's possibly facing. That includes in-season negotiations, being part of the rumour mill and maybe even having to approve a deal, since he has a no-movement clause.
However, the 31-year-old veteran is vowing he won't give another home-town discount.
"I love Calgary. I love the Flames organization. My last contract proves that I love this organization," he said after skating at WinSport at Canada Olympic Park with the collection of players in town. "But I've seen the contracts that are going out now and the comparables, and I'm not going to sell myself short.
"When it comes down to it, I'm an unrestricted free-agent come July 1st and I have a no-move clause in my contract. I'd like to get something done before the season started, but in the long run, the longer we wait, unrestricted free-agency's July 1st."
CALGARY, AB—The Calgary Flames announced today that they have reassigned forward Paul Byron to the Abbotsford Heat. Additionally, the Flames announced that forward Curtis Glencross has been placed on the IR with an MCL injury (minimum 6 weeks).
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
Strike Curtis Glencross off the sheet of players set to test the open market on July 1. The scrappy left-winger has agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with the National Hockey League club.
Terms have yet to filter out, but the Glencross camp was seeking a significant raise on his $1.2 million salary and longterm security for at least four or five years.
A new dad, Glencross also liked the idea of a no-movement clause to protect his young family from the sudden upheaval of a trade.
Team officials refused comment Sunday night. Saskatoon-based agent David Kaye did not return phone calls.
Update 1:18pm ET: via TSN—
Curtis Glencross won’t be testing the free-agent market; the 28-year-old forward agreeing to terms on a four-year, $10.2 million deal with the Calgary Flames.
The deal, which has a no-movement clause, is a $2.55 million annual cap hit against the club.
from Torie Peterson of Flames.com,
In addition to resigning Alex Tanguay, one of the biggest priorities for the Calgary Flames is to keep emerging winger Curtis Glencross with the team.
The winger is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but is hoping to resign with the Flames before then.
“I’ve got some meetings here in the next few days and we’ll see how it goes from there. I think both sides want to get talks going, that’s the way it sounds right now. We’ll wait and see what happens.
“I’m real comfortable right now. Obviously my ultimate goal is to stay here in Calgary and stay a Flame. I’m from Alberta. That’s where my home is. But I’m sure if something doesn’t get worked out, which hopefully we can get something worked out, obviously I won’t be back next year.”
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
For the second game in a row, the 28-year-old winger was the game’s top player, not only for being a defensive stalwart but for scoring the winning goal.
Not just any ol’ game-winner — a second consecutive roof-job that froze rookie Robin Lehner late in the second frame of a surprisingly close game.
Add to that another solid penalty-killing effort, and it was evident to all those watching No. 20 was the biggest difference-maker of the evening.
Savour those type of performances, Flames fans, as the odds are long acting GM Jay Feaster will be able to keep Glencross in the fold past July 1.
After all, if Niklas Hagman is making US$3 million and Matt Stajan is making $3.5M a year, what is the value of a second-line winger who actually scores? And hits, amongst other things.
from John Down of Flames Insider,
Curtis Glencross doesn’t expect any additional punishment from the five-minute major he received for running Minnesota defenceman Clayton Stoner into the end boards early in the second period.
“I don’t think so,” he said. “I think I would have got a call already from the league.”
Glencross felt like he was hung out to dry on the play as he tried to outleg Stoner for a loose puck.
“When you’re going in as hard as you can on a guy on the forecheck and all of a sudden he stops, you put yourself in a tough spot,” he said. “Obviously I didn’t mean too . . . it wasn’t intentional or anything like that. It was just kind of a fresk thing. You hate to see it . . . obviously you don’t mean it to happen, but it happens.”
added 6:27pm, via John Shannon tweet,
Curtis Glencross hit with $2500 fine for Boarding Major against Wild’s Stoner.
Just about every night a hit like this makes me shake my head and wonder if they will ever stop.
Curtis Glencross received five minutes and a game misconduct for a cross-check last night on Keith Ballard.
I haven’t been able to find a video on it, but it is in the game recap video.
Scroll to the 1:15 mark…
per Bob McKenzie’s Twitter,
Three-game suspension for Curtis Glencross for the hit on Drury.
from Dianne Finstad at CBC,
For every chuckwagon driver that makes the loop around the track, there’s a real support crew at the barns helping with the large number of tasks involved in the sport. That ranges from looking after the high-spirited horses, to washing the chuckwagon, to mucking out the stalls.
It’s a lifestyle bred into many families, but it attracts others.
The Rae Croteau Jr. outfit has been getting a lot of attention this week because one of the hands around their barn is among the newest members of the Calgary Flames.
Curtis Glencross just signed with the Flames last week, after spending a good chunk of last season with the provincial archrivals up the road, the Edmonton Oilers. But when he’s not stick handling, he loves to be part of the chuckwagon world. It was something he did all last season, and is doing, when he can, this year.
From Jean Lefebvre at Flames Insider,
The Calgary Flames have raided the roster of their northern rivals. The club today will officially announce the signing of Edmonton Oilers forward Curtis Glencross (see last night’s entry for more details), who scored 15 goals in 62 games this past season.
No terms yet, but one unconfirmed report suggested the deal is for three years and $3.2 million.
The Flames are also expected to announce the signing of incumbent defenceman Jim Vandermeer.
Update 12:55pm ET: The above signings have been confirmed by the Flames via press releases a few minutes ago. Additionally, the Flames also signed Peter Vandermeer.
via the Columbus Blue Jackets,
The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Dick Tarnstrom from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Curtis Glencross, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.
added 4:34pm, Edmonton Oilers link...