A look at potential players available for the Dallas Stars to add in order to stay above the salary cap floor…Flames GM had no comment on Turris rumor.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika looks at possible free agent targets for the Stars if they need to add a player to get above the salary cap floor. Heika listed Mike Grier, John Madden, Sergei Samsonov, Steve Bernier, Chris Clark and Michael Nylander as those still available, suggesting Grier would be a good fit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’d suggest Grier, Samsonov and Clark as good bets. Madden has previously said if he wasn’t signed by the Wild he’d retire as he didn’t want to move his family again. Bernier is only 26 but been plagued by injury and inconsistency, and Nylander is 39 and past his “best before” date.
CALGARY SUN: Eric Francis recently reported Flames GM Jay Feaster had no comment to a recent rumor linking the Flames to Phoenix Coyotes holdout Kyle Turris.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of rival teams contacting the Coyotes to inquire into Turris’ availability, though it remains to be seen if the Flames were one of them. I doubt very much Feaster would agree to pay Turris between $3-$4 million per season, which is why he’s still holding out on the Coyotes.