Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Bruins, Stars, Kraken, Wild – .

Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Bruins, Stars, Kraken, Wild – .

In today’s recap of today’s NHL rumors, Mitch Marner will miss some action for the Maple Leafs, but how much? Meanwhile, Jeff Gorton will potentially be looking in interesting directions for his search for the next general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. The Boston Bruins have told the teams what they’re looking for in a Jake DeBrusk trade and the Dallas Stars have started shopping for one of their goalies. Finally, is Mark Giordano ready to retire at the end of this season?

Marner Out for some games

According to Elliotte Friedman, Marner was surprisingly unable to go Saturday night after a collision with Jake Muzzin in practice and will not play Sunday night for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs will come home and see where he stands, but the team say their plan is to “watch out” for a possible injury.

There was some question that his availability for Saturday was uncertain, but surprisingly he was not part of the team’s warm-ups and did not play. Sheldon Keefe said of Marner’s absence on Sunday: “We wanted to see how he reacted this morning. They were looking at him. They gave him time here during the day but finally decided to give him the weekend here. He added: “We don’t expect it to be long term at all. “

Will Marcus Foligno be suspended?

There was a lot of chatter on Saturday after Marcus Foligno appeared to leave the ice surface for a lane change, only to come back and engage in a fight with Wayne Simmonds. The rule regarding leaving the bench for a fight means an immediate suspension but may not apply here as no other play has occurred for Foligno, selon Friedman.

Foligno can still be sanctioned by the NHL for his actions, but this is not an automatic suspension.

Jeff Gorton think outside the box

Friedman also suggested that Gorton was considering hiring a CEO who some might find unexpected. More precisely, he could think of an agent. “The person I think they are interested in and who is an agent is Kent Hughes, who was born in Montreal, he is bilingual, now in the Boston area, so there is a connection with Gorton…”

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 25: Jeff Gorton during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)

Friedman says there has been no contact yet, but reiterates that he is one of the agents, “or the agent” on the Montreal radar.

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TSN’s Pierre LeBrun also reports that the Tampa Bay Lightning would allow assistant general manager Mathieu Darche to speak to other teams, including the Habs if they are interested in an interview.

Bruins looking for the best player available in DeBrusk Trade

Friedman offered a few more details about DeBrusk’s trade talks and said the Bruins are legitimately trying to accommodate his trade request, but the team is looking for a player of equal value to DeBrusk and only when it works on their schedule. .

The stars test the market on Khudobin

The Stars have apparently chosen their goalie duo Braden Holtby and Jake Oettinger and that means buying one of their other two goalies. Jeff Marek says the Stars have started to see what’s available for Anton Khudobin. The Stars spoke to the Buffalo Sabers last week about a possible trade.

Mark Giordano is not retiring

According to Dan Robson and Hailey Salvian of The Athletic, longtime NHL defenseman and now Seattle Kraken captain Mark Giordano is not ready to hang up his skates at the end of this season. The pending UFA is 38 but has no plans to retire until there is no more interest in NHL teams. “Until they kick me out. I will try to stay as long as possible, ”he said.

Mark Giordano, Seattle Kraken
Mark Giordano, Seattle Kraken (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Despite his focus on winning the Stanley Cup, some still believe he might try to get along with the Calgary Flames again in the next offseason. The feeling that he has unfinished business with this organization.

They write:

Whatever happens, Giordano has no plans to leave the game at the end of his contract after the season. Whether his future is in Seattle or elsewhere, he still has something to prove.

source: ‘Always the underdog’: Mark Giordano shows the Kraken, the NHL (and the Flames) that they have more to give ‘- Dan Robson and Hailey Salvian – The Athletic – 12/01/2021


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