Updates on Alexander Radulov, Alexander Semin, Zach Parise, Matt Carle and Martin Biron.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Helene St. James reports the Red Wings won’t have interest in trading for Nashville Predators winger Alexander Radulov, citing the risks outweighing the potential reward.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Peter Adler reports wealthy KHL team CSKA Moscow, under new GM Sergei Fedorov, is prepared to pursue Radulov and Washington Capitals pending UFA winger Alexander Semin.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A Czech paper is claiming the NY Rangers have a deal in place for Radulov, though the translation could also mean the Rangers are rumored to be pursuing him. Radulov would like to remain in the NHL, but I daresay he’ll follow the money and go with where he’ll get the best contract.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Adam L. Jahns believes New Jersey Devils left wing Zach Parise would be a good fit with the Blackhawks, suggesting if the salary cap rises to $70.3 million as projected, it could provide the Blackhawks with flexibility to pursue him.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Remains to be seen, however, if the Blackhawks are willing to pursue him.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Could Philadelphia Flyers pending UFA blueliner Matt Carle be of interest to the Detroit Red Wings if they fail to land Ryan Suter?
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering how much the depth in talented UFA blueliners drops after Suter, it wouldn’t be surprising if they gave Carle a look. For now, he wants to re-sign with the Flyers.
ESPN.COM: Katie Strang reports the NY Rangers are in contract talks with backup goalie and pending UFA Martin Biron, who is believed seeking a multi-year deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given how well Biron has fit into the Rangers lineup and his relationship with starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist, I expect he’ll be re-signed, perhaps to a two-or three-year deal.