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CBC.CA: Elliotte Friedman reports Montreal’s P.K. Subban and St. Louis’ Ryan Miller intend to wait until the end of this season to worry about new contracts. Subban is a restricted free agent while Miller is unrestricted…Friedman has his doubts the Hurricanes part ways with Eric Staal. Two players who could be moved, however, are Cam Ward and Jeff Skinner. Of the pair, Ward has a no-trade clause. Friedman claims the Hurricanes gauged Skinner’s trade value last summer but weren’t serious about moving him then.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As it appears Ron Francis will be taking over as Hurricanes GM this summer, he’ll have some serious decisions to make. You can read more on my take about the Hurricanes in my latest THN.com column.
NJ.COM: Randy Miller recently reported Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky faces an uncertain future. He’s an unrestricted free agent and his first choice is to re-sign with the Devils. However, they have promising young defensemen like Eric Gelina, Adam Larsson and Jon Merrill ready to move up.
MIAMI HERALD’s George Richards recently reported the following on Twitter regarding Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov:”#FlaPanthers AGM Mike Santos says no negotiations started with D Dmitry Kulikov, denies any offer on the table.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s in response to a recent report in the Ottawa Sun claiming the Panthers offered Kulikov a four-year, $20 million deal.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika recently speculated the Stars would be willing to part with Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley or even Brenden Dillon if the return brings the club the defenseman they need (one with a right-handed shot).