The latest on Martin Brodeur, Mike Green, Bobby Ryan, and more.
ESPN.COM: During a chat with her readers, Katie Strang said she believes Martin Brodeur could wait until training camp to find the right fit, or if an injury situation arises that creates a spot…She isn’t sure how far along the Capitals are in contract talks with Paul Bissonnette…She believes the NY Rangers should re-sign defenseman Marc Staal…She’s “kind of surprised” the Capitals haven’t dealt Mike Green yet, suggesting his trade value might not be particularly high right now.
Craig Custance also chatted with his readers, expecting the same old Jets unless they make a trade before the season starts…He believes the Blackhawks could try to move Kris Versteeg or Nick Leddy to get under the salary cap for this season…If the Senators are out of playoff contention by the trade deadline and unable to re-sign Bobby Ryan they could move him…There’s no hurry for the Capitals to trade Mike Green. Custance believes the Detroit Red Wings are a natural fit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Brodeur could end up waiting past the start of the season to sign with a new team…Bissonnnette’s agent claimed the Capitals were among five or six teams interested in his client…The latest word regarding Green claimed the Capitals want to retain Green to see how he performs under new coach Barry Trotz. I’m inclined to believe Green’s salary ($6.25 million) for this season is among the reasons the Capitals haven’t found any takers for him yet…Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff seems reluctant to make any significant trades…The Blackhawks will have better luck moving Leddy than Versteeg…I believe Ryan will see how the Senators perform this season before deciding if he’ll re-sign or test the UFA market next summer.