Updates on Roberto Luongo, Jarome Iginla, P.K Subban, Jamie Benn, Petr Sykora, and more.
VANCOUVER SUN: Elliott Pap reports Canucks GM Mike Gillis admitted he’s had lots of discussions with rival GMs regarding Roberto Luongo but isn’t in any hurry to move the goalie. It’s believed he seeks at least a roster player and a quality prospect in return. Pap believes Gillis will have to find a replacement goalie via trade or free agency if Luongo is traded.
SPORTSNET.CA: Dan Murphy believes the Toronto Maple Leafs have other goalie options to pursue besides Roberto Luongo, listing Jaroslav Halak of the St. Louis Blue and Jonathan Bernier of the LA Kings as possibilities if GM Dave Nonis believes he needs to upgrade his goaltending.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Blues won’t consider moving Halak unless he’s out-played this season by Brian Elliott, while the Kings aren’t in any rush to move Bernier, who was reportedly rejected by former Leafs GM Brian Burke when the Kings supposedly offered him up last summer.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis doesn’t anticipate making a number of deals, if at all.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Nonis isn’t going to tip his hand as to his trade plans.
CANOE.CA: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said he has no intention of trading defenseman P.K. Subban. The two sides continue to talk contract for Subban, a restricted free agent.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bergevin would be nuts to trade Subban, the Canadiens best defenseman.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars forward Jamie Benn has yet to join his teammates as his agent and GM Joe Nieuwendyk continued to negotiate a new contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s rumored the Stars have offered up a multi-year deal worth between $5.5-$6 million per season.
MIAMI HERALD: George Richards reports unsigned defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has yet to report to Florida Panthers training camp. GM Dale Tallon claimed he’s been speaking with Kulikov’s agent on a daily basis.
CALGARY SUN: Randy Sportak reports Flames captain Jarome Iginla and Flames management have agreed not to discuss the status of his contract talks with the media. Iginla is due to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Tom Gulitti reports Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has no plans “at this point” to sign UFA forward Petr Sykora.
AZCENTRAL.COM: Phoenix Coyotes GM Don Maloney is shopping around for a scorer and has depth in defensemen to use as trade bait.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Don’t expect Keith Yandle to be available.