March 22, 2013

Quick Hits: Tampa Bay Lightning, Alex Kovalev

Ken Campbell of The Hockey News insists there could be changes made in the coaching department of the Tampa Bay Lightning skaters aren’t putting in the necessary effort for their bench boss. “Those who follow the Lightning closely claim that is not the case, but the point might be moot. In the two years since his team came […]

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March 11, 2013

Quick Hits: NHL Trade Rumors, Florida Panthers, NHL Expansion, Peter Laviolette, Top 20 Unrestricted Free Agents

  Two league executives told QMI Agency that Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon is willing to listen to all offers because his club is virtually eliminated from the playoff race with only three weeks left to the April 3 trade deadline. Sidney Crosby has no problem with the NHL expansion. “It’s only two more teams. I don’t see […]

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March 10, 2013

Quick Hits: NHL Trade Rumors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jarome Iginla, Florida Panthers, Alex Kovalev, Ottawa Senators

The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation remains “a work in progress” after prospective buyer Greg Jamison was unable to close his transaction to purchase the Coyotes before the time window he had negotiated with the City of Glendale expired last month. “We’re in a period where there is a series of potentially interested investors who are doing […]

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February 7, 2013

Coach’s Challenge To Be Discussed At General Managers Meetings In March

A topic of discussion at the next General Managers meetings in March will be a coach’s challenge, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie. Lavoie, who credits a “reliable source,” says the French-speaking coaches he polled would be in favor of this, which seems to only include goal-related plays. Two years ago Florida Panthers general manager Dale […]

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February 3, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Florida Panthers Looking To Move Stephen Weiss?

According to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon calls the trade rumors involving Stephen Weiss “ridiculous”, and the intent is to re-sign Weiss. Meanwhile, participating in the same Hotstove Tonight discussion on CBC’s Hockey Night, Glenn Healy insisted the centerman would be dealt before this season’s deadline. “Weiss is on the market, other general managers are talking about this player.” Due to become an […]

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January 11, 2013

Andrei Kostitsyn Appears Content To Remain In Europe

It appears Andrei Kostitsyn isn’t interested in attending training camp for the Florida Panthers. George Richards of the Miami Herald reports Kostitsyn appears content to remain in Europe for the rest of 2012-13. GM Dale Tallon said that he reached out to the agent for former Canadiens and Nashville winger Andrei Kostitsyn but hadn’t heard a response. Kostitsyn signed a one-year […]

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August 20, 2012

Quick Hits: Collective Bargaining Agreement, Scott Hannan, Dany Heatley, Roberto Luongo

Quick Hits from around the league: Keith Primeau thinks a lockout is likely in the NHL this season. He just hopes it doesn’t last long. Speaking on the York Report on Friday night, Primeau said: “I think there will be a lockout,” and gave the impression that he believes the NHL owners have pre-determined the […]

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August 6, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Vancouver Canucks Prepared To Hold On To Roberto Luongo?

Is Mike Gillis really prepared to call the Florida Panthers bluff by keeping Roberto Luongo on his roster into the new season? Puck Daddy’s Ryan Lambert is beginning to suspect the Vancouver Canucks general manager is willing to wait as long as it takes to get the return he desires namely prized Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad in any deal for Luongo. “Gillis can […]

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July 23, 2012

NHL Signing: Florida Panthers, Kris Versteeg Agree To Four-Year Contract

The Florida Panthers avoided salary arbitration with forward Kris Versteeg when the restricted free agent agreed to a four-year contract on Monday. No financial terms were disclosed, but TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the contract will have an average annual value of $4.4 million per season. Versteeg, 26, had career bests in goals (23) and points (54) while playing […]

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June 25, 2012

Quick Hits: Paul Martin, Jason Garrison, Ryan Wilson, Steve Ott

Catching up on some Quick Hits from around the league: The Pittsburgh Penguins are no longer “actively” shopping Paul Martin, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says.Even though there has been some interest, he has it on “rock-solid authority” that the defenseman is not being offered around the league. The Penguins are rumored to be primed […]

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