12:02PM: Pierre McGuire says that Boyle would fit in will with the Rangers as someone who can step in for Stralman and settle down their PP. (TSN)
Ray Ferraro says that the Rangers are trying to offload salary and may not be able to fit Boyle in, but if they can he would be a good fit. (TSN)
12PM: The Rangers are expected to make a big push for Dan Boyle. (Brooks)
Boyle would fill in for Anton Stralman and take over for Brad Richards on the PP.
9:40PM: The Rangers are trying to determine how far they can/will go to try to get Boyle. The Rangers would have “loved” to get Boyle on a one-year, bonus heavy deal but he is seeking two-years around $5 million and is “sure” to get it. (NY Post)
Pierre LeBrun, Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie and Gino Reda discuss the latest rumors on Insider Trading: (TSN)
On Paul Stastny, “They were contacting teams and telling them they were out. Winnipeg is out and now it comes down to fit and money and I think it comes down to three options, 1) re-sign in Colorado which is still what I think is the strongest move if the Avs raise their offer and I think they will in the next 24 hours. 2) St. Louis is very intriguing, he still has a home there, I think they will push hard and I don’t think they will offer him term but they will offer him top dollar on a shorter term deal, 3) is hitting the lottery and going for the longest term and most money.”
8:15AM: Boyle will have a choice between bigger money or a better chance at winning with his next contract. (Darren Dreger)
6/27/14 | 6:54AM: Boyle reportedly wants similar money to what Sergei Gonchar got last year, $5.5 million per year, and it’s expected that after Andrei Markov and Ron Hainsey signed three-year deals, that someone will give Boyle a third year. (Toronto Sun via KK)
Boyle is reportedly seeking a two-year deal and it’s expected that he will get at least $5 million per-year.
He turns 38 next month but said that “he knows for sure” that he has at least “two very good years” left in him and maybe more. He said that “mentally and physically” he has committed himself to playing the next two years. (ESPN)
An Eastern Conference executive said that Boyle is still a “great skater” and “terrific” character guy. (ESPN)
The Rangers would have interest in Boyle if they fail to re-sign Anton Stralman. Larry Brooks says that the Rangers would have interest in Boyle on a one-year, bonus heavy deal, but Boyle is seeking two-years at more than the $4 million the Rangers have slotted to give Anton Stralman. (NY Post)
6/26/14: 7:05AM: Doug Wilson, the Sharks GM, may try to engage multiple teams in talks for Thornton and then let Thornton choose which team to go to, if he is willing to waive his no-move clause at all. (Ottawa Sun)
6/25/14 | 6:38PM: James Duthie, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie spoke about the latest news and rumors in the NHL in TSN’s Insider Trading Segment (TSN)
On trading Jason Spezza, “they hope so and the talk has picked up over the last 24-48 hours. There are four teams talking to Anaheim, three in the West, we know Anaheim and St. Louis are in that group and one mystery team in the East has entered the fray which makes things interesting. Keep in mind that Spezza has a list of 10 teams that he won’t be traded to including four Eastern teams, Florida, Carolina, Columbus and the Isles. The Sens would like to get this done before or at the draft and want to get a first round pick.” To read more of this story, click here
In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that that the Rangers don’t appear willing or able to construct a package that would land Dan Boyle.
Brooks says that the only deal that would make sense would be to swap Boyle for Marian Gaborik, but that deal is not on the table.
In terms of Gaborik, Brooks says that “there is essentially no league-wide chatter regarding Gaborik.”
Darren Dreger said this morning that there has been no talk with Boyle or his agent about a trade and that, as part of his no-trade clause, he submitted his list of eight teams that he would not go to before the season.
On Sportsnet, Mike Keenan said that he didn’t understand why the Sharks would move Boyle at this point.
Keenan said that if he were to get traded, he would think that Boyle would end up with the Rangers, saying “I like the Rangers because Staal is out of the lineup. Del Zotto would be his partner, he would help the power play.”
Doug MacLean said that Boyle would help the Rangers, has a big cap hit for next season that could be a problem, but that they should go for him if he is available.