Sabres to buy out Ville Leino, updates on the Penguins search for a head coach, the Sharks seek a new TV deal and re-sign two players, the Bruins face a stiff cap penalty and more.
BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres have placed forward Ville Leino on waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Former NHL coaches Marc Crawford, Ron Wilson and Tom Renney are believed among those under consideration for the Penguins vacant head coaching job.
CSNNE.COM: The Boston Bruins face a potential salary cap penalty of $4.75 million next season.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The Sharks hope to get a better local TV deal as their current one could threaten their ability to remain in San Jose. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is getting involved in the matter. Their current deal, which last another 14 years, pays them $7 million per season. Other NHL teams have deals ranging from $20 – $40 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: During the lockout I questioned the claims from Sharks ownership that they were losing money in part because of their market. That television deal, however, lends more credence to their claim. They’ll certainly lose money over the next 14 years at that rate.
CSNBAYAREA.COM: The Sharks have re-signed Alex Stalock and Mike Brown.
PHILLY.COM: Former NHL enforcer Larry Zeidel has passed away at age 86.