NHL: If Komisarek tests FA, it could impact Rob Scuderi on July 1

 

Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey will meet with the agent of Mike Komisarek on Monday as the Habs hope to strike a deal with Komisarek and prevent him from testing free agency. If Komisarek tests free agency, it will play a factor on one potential landing spot for Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi. The Islanders are expected to make a substantial offer to Komisarek on July 1 and if they land Komisarek, it may put them out of the running to sign Rob Scuderi who is their plan B. League sources tell TIOPS, the Islanders are prepared to offer Scuderi

The Latest buzz from the NHL GM meetings in Pittsburgh

 

Rumor Mill Heating Up NHL GM’s have convened in Pittsburgh for the annual GM meetings, trade winds and free agent talk is starting to heat up. Here’s the latest. Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell has his most important off-season ahead for him as his star forward Ilya Kovalchuk is entering the final year of his contract. Word is Waddell will be aggressive in free agency and will make a strong run at the Sedin twins with Waddell prepared to make long-term offers to both players worth as much as $6 million per season. *Another player on the Thrashers radar is San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau according to a league source. The asking price is steep. *The Atlanta Thrashers have approached forward Colby Armstrong about a long-term extension in the range of $3.1 million per season. Armstrong set a career high with 22 goals during the regular season. * The SedinRead More »