The Ottawa Senators had their final meeting with the media for the 2016-17 season on Saturday following their disappointing Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference Finals. One of the more entertaining moments came during Bobby Ryan‘s scrum when he was asked if he has given any thought to potentially being taken in the expansion draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. The thing is, though, Vegas would almost certainly take a $7 million player if they felt they were going to get $7 million worth of production along with it.
5/15/17 |While talking about a possible return to the Washington Capitals, pending UFA Kevin Shattenkirk said that if he did return he would want a bigger role. (TSN) Shattenkirk was acquired by the Capitals at the trade deadline and in 19 regular season games played 20:12 and had 14 points, 18 hits, 26 blocked shots, 18 takeaways and 11 giveaways. In the playoffs, Shattenkirk had 1 goal, 5 assists, a minus r rating, 20 hits, 22 blocked shots, 5 takeaways and 12 giveaways in 18:27 per game. In Shattenkirk's career, he averages 21:06 per game in the regular season and 20:57 in the playoffs. Shattenkirk said that he will see what the Capitals can offer as well as see what role they have in mind
With the Los Angeles Kings cleaning house this summer, firing longtime GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter, there are likely to be some personnel and lineup changes going into next season. Rob Blake and John Stevens are looking to put their stamp on the team and steer them into a return to the playoffs. One of the players who may be a beneficiary of the coaching change is winger Marian Gaborik. Gaborik has been the subject of buyout speculation due to his long term contract and underwhelming numbers but Blake has already said that he will not be bought out this summer and the team will commit to him for at least another year. Gaborik broke into the NHL in 2000 as a highly-touted prospect