New York Rangers: Have made some progress in their talks with backup goalie Martin Biron. Biron is believed to be looking for a multi-year deal.
Detroit Red Wings: Don’t have an interest in Alexander Radulov, and won’t be looking at trading for him. If you actually thought that the Red Wings had interest in Radulov, then you need to find another pucking sport to watch.
Nashville Predators: If Ryan Suter re-signs with Predators or elsewhere, could the Detroit Red Wings be interested in a guy like Flyers Matt Carle? The Wings are looking for Dmen and the free agent crop is a little light: Dennis Wideman, Barret Jackman, Carlo Colaiacovo and Jason Garrison are also available.
Chicago Blackhawks: With the salary cap going up to $70.3 million, the Blackhawks have some flexibility and could be interested in Zach Parise. If the Devils feel they can’t re-sign him, they may look to deal his rights.
After the GM meetings, GM Stan Bowman said they may be looking at adding “substantial players from other teams.” Bowman may be active around the draft.
Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins and Sidney Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson have begun contract negotiations. They have held preliminary discussions, and a formal contract can’t be completed until after July 1st.
Philadelphia Flyers: Ian Laperriere has not played since June 9th, 2010, and will be retiring from the NHL. This was expected, this is a player the Flyers have never replaced since the 2012 Stanley Cup run.
Washington Capitals: GM George McPhee called Jeff Halpern to let him know that he won’t try to re-sign the free agent. Halpren was scratched for 12 of the their last 15 regular season games and for the first 12 playoff games.
Alxeander Semin & Alexander Radulov: Russian sources are saying that CSKA Moscow are interested in Alexander Radulov and Alexander Semin. Semin’s agent has repeatedly shot down news that Semin is returning to Russia next season.
San Jose Sharks: If the Sharks are still interested in pursuing Rick Nash, they have some goaltenders that may interest the Blue Jackets.
The Sharks have 5 goalies under contract, Antti Niemi (3 more years at $3.8 million), Thomas Greiss and prospects Alex Stalock, Tyson Sexsmith and Harri Sateri. Niemi may interest the Blue Jackets, and Stalock’s stock is fair high.
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