Found July 06, 2012 on Blue Seat Blogs:

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Sources: Sabres Bow Out Of Bobby Ryan Sweeps

photo by Getty Images The Buffalo Sabres are going to have to look elsewhere if they’re going to add that pure scorer they covet. According to multiple sources, the Sabres have pulled themselves out of the Bobby Ryan competition. The reason being the price was getting to become to high, and Buffalo didn’t want to be part of a bidding war that would cost them much more than originally...

Offering Stepan May Get Rangers Nash

Blue Jackets beat writer at Aaron Porzline went on WFAN yesterday & said this...@Aportzline just said that from what he understands, (can't confirm) but a deal of Dubinsky, Stepan and a pick could get Rick Nash to NYR.— Brian Monzo (@BMonzoWFAN) July 7, 2012 H/T to reader James W, who I will have big news about on Monday....i love Stepan, but to me this is a no brainer...

2012 Rangers Free Agency: Stralman Files for Arbitration; Nash Talks in Holding Pattern

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Anton Stralman, who was tendered a qualifying offer at 105 percent of the $900,000 he earned last season, was among the list of 16 NHL players who did file for salary arbitration yesterday.Gross adds that with Stralman filing for salary arbitration, it likely signals the desire on both sides to work out a multi-year deal in the ballpark...

LINK CITY: Breakdown of Rick Nash mess, 72 hours in Minnesota, Semin or Doan?

All quiet on the Penguins front. But there are two really good reads out there today. 1. That Columbus beat writer who probably is more well known outside of Columbus than in, had a great piece on the Rick Nash fiasco. [ Blue Jackets Extra ] Howson won’t give him up until he gets market value, and his trade partners — the six clubs on Nash’s approved list...

Suter left and Carle’s no longer available… so who’s left for Nashville?

When Ryan Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild yesterday, most assumed Matt Carle was “Plan B.”The Nashville Predators better have a Plan C.Suter’s departure leaves a void in the Nashville defense corps in which no Predator prospect — at least this season — is ready to fill. Carle was believed to be the best option to replace Suter as their numbers were similar, they...

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter Signings Could Bring Winter Classic to Minnesota, Spark Rick Nash Trade (Gallery)

After more than three days of anxious waiting, the top two free agents on the market finally agreed to new deals on Wednesday. And forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter will share a new home, with the two highly sought after stars both signing with the Wild. Minnesota dished out a combined $196 million to lock up Parise and Suter for the next 13 years, with both players carrying...

Red Wings early overnight report: getting up to speed

Before I lay my head down for a few hours and then prepare for that awful 6 AM alarm, here’s a brief summary of the Red Wings news I missed over the past 36 hours. Done a little quickly and on a no-particular order source-by-source basis… Well, okay, except for the beginning. ESPN’s Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun had a chat about the Red Wings as potential suitors for Rick...
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