Quick Hits: Hal Gill, Mikael Granlund, Matt Carle, Luke Richardson, Kimmo Timonen
40 years ago today the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 6 of the Finals, to win the 1972 Stanley Cup. Gerry Cheevers got the shutout, while Bobby Orr became the 4th player to score two Cup-winning goals in his career, and the 1st to win the Conn Smythe Trophy twice.
- The Tennessean reports that Hal Gill. has maked it clear he’d like to remain with the Nashville Predators. Gill is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
- According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Mikael Granlund has publicly said he plans on joining the Minnesota Wild.
- Defenseman Matt Carle could sign a new deal with the Philadelphia Flyers this summer, but not before he tests the free agent market first. As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, the Flyers claim they’d like to hammer out a new contract with the 27-year-old. ”I think Matt had a good year,” Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren said. “He’s up there in numbers and Matt’s a good defensemen. I’ve said that before, if Matt wants to be here, we’d like to have him back.”
- According to the Ottawa Sun, Luke Richardson the assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators is hoping to replace the recently-departed Kurt Kleinendorst as bench boss of the Binghamton Senators.
- Sam Carchidi reports the General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers expects Kimmo Timonen to stick around a while. Paul Holmgren said Timonen will return for 2012-13, and perhaps beyond.
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