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Once & For All, Gaborik Did Not Buy A Home In Vancouver

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Had chance to catch up with Marian Gaborik’s agent, Ron Salcer, on Monday. He wanted to squash, once and for all, the strange rumor that his star client had bought a house in Vancouver.

“He has not bought a home in Vancouver, that’s outlandish,” Salcer told ESPN.com. “Marian has been in Slovakia. He hasn’t been shopping in Vancouver for a home. That’s just crazy.”

It appears fairly obvious Gaborik will hit the open market Wednesday. Other than one conversation with new Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, Salcer said he hasn’t really talked much with Minnesota lately.

“They have my number, they know how to reach me,” Salcer said.

read on for some Chelios talk…

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  Tags: marian+gaborik

Report- Radulov Staying In KHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Peter Adler at The Cult Of Hockey,

Alexander Radulov, despite approaches from Nashville and other NHL clubs, has decided to stay at Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Here’s his quote (verbatim translation) from the Sport-Express: “I’m on a two-year contract, and even though I got some offers from the NHL, Ufa helped me last year, and I wouldn’t want to betray them”.

YES! Of course, he was under a valid contract with Nashville last year, and still left them for Ufa.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Nashville Predators, Non-NHL Hockey, International Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alexander+radulov, khl

Toronto/Boston May Still Talk Trade

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Kevin Allen’s Twitter,

Believing that there will be more talks between Toronto and Boston about Phil Kessel and Tomas Kaberle. Bruins need puck moving D man..

posted 32 minutes ago from web

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What Are You Doing Here?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Imagine the surprise of J.P. Barry, the agent for the Sedin twins, when he hopped on a plane headed to Stockholm on Sunday evening and saw none other than Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis on the same flight.

Surprise because the agent figured talks were likely dead after a weekend meeting in Montreal that didn’t produce anything. Barry arrived in Stockholm on Monday to prepare his star clients for free agency.

“We met at the draft with [Gillis], there was no counter-proposal and we basically wished each other good luck,” Barry told ESPN.com on Monday from Sweden. “It was like, ‘Call me if you want to.’”...

n Stockholm, Barry and CAA Sports Stockholm-based agent Claes Elefalk were set to meet with the twins later Monday.

“We’ll discuss the state of our negotiations and also our preparation for free agency at the same time,” Barry said.

read on

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  Tags: daniel+sedin, henrik+sedin

Pronger- Mr. Misunderstood

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Booed mercilessly in nearly every NHL arena except his own, Pronger is perhaps the league’s most misunderstood individual. Certainly, he has crossed the line at times, as eight career suspensions attest, but fans who are convinced that Pronger is nothing but evil are severely misguided.

Pronger himself often fuels the perception that he is a bad guy, perhaps as something of a defense mechanism and undoubtedly to place further fear into the heads of opponents. Brief interactions with Pronger can definitely leave the wrong impression, as evidenced by an incident after one Ducks road game against the Minnesota Wild.

With a collection of reporters nearby, Pronger loudly stated that anyone interested should gather around because he was going to speak only once. Those who knew him thought nothing of it. It was just Pronger being Pronger.

more

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  Tags: chris+pronger

Tavares Makes His Pitch

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

1st Overall Pick John Tavares throws out the first pitch at the Yankees/Mets game on Sunday at Citi Field.

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  Tags: john+tavares

Why The Interest In Gaborik?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun,

The Canucks don’t care where Gaborik lives because he won’t be playing for them. Not unless the winger decides he needs to re-establish himself in the NHL and signs a Teemu-Selanne-just-back-from-knee-surgery contract of $3-million for one year.

Other than that, the Canucks have no interest in him. None.

And that is hard to fathom, especially with the strong possibility the Canucks could lose first-liners Daniel and Henrik Sedin this week.

I mean, what’s not to like about Gaborik?

He has played 103 games fewer than the Sedins in the last three seasons.

He has played close to a full campaign only once in the last five seasons, while the slacker Sedins have missed seven games between them during that time.

more

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  Tags: marian+gaborik

Top 50 UFAs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

For a lot of hockey fans, Christmas really comes in July—July 1, to be exact. That’s when the NHL free agency market opens for business.

But while fans are like kids—dreaming of winning Stanley Cups if only their team can sign the “right” players—general managers are the parents who deal with the facts of life … they have to make sure any newcomers fit into the salary structure and mesh with the players they already have.

The doors to hockey’s shopping season swing open on July 1. Here’s a look at 50 of the top potential free agents—15 defensemen, 25 forwards and 10 goaltenders.

At the top of each position, John lists Bouwmeester, Hossa and Khabibulin.  Read on for the complete list…

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How Do You Feel About An Osgood/Howard Tandem?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press,

The Red Wings weren’t sure if Jimmy Howard was ready to play 25 regular season games in the NHL last season. They hope he’s ready now.

The Wings have decided not to offer a contract to Ty Conklin, who ended up playing 40 games last season and winning 25.

The Wings are out of options with Howard, who has played four seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League. Howard, signed through 2010-11, is due to make $717,700 this season.

continued

For some reason, I see Holland dangling Howard in some trade talk in the next few weeks.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jimmy+howard

Rangers Could Have Put That 3rd Round Pick To Better Use

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

In sending a third- round selection in next year’s Entry Draft to Los Angeles for fourth-line center candidate Brian Boyle, Rangers general manager Glen Sather traded his team out of the possibility of getting Boston’s dynamic Phil Kessel on a Group II free agent offer sheet.

Maybe the cost of the contract plus the cost in compensation wouldn’t have been worth it and maybe it would have. Maybe the cap-stressed Bruins would have matched, but maybe they wouldn’t have or couldn’t have.

But if the Rangers had kept their third-round pick, they’d at least have been in position to offer Kessel, the 21-year-old right wing who scored 36 goals in his third NHL season, an offer sheet for approximately the $5.5 million he’s seeking but won’t get from Boston.

continued

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