NHL Rumor Wire – May 27th, 2011

The Colorado Avalanche are rumored to take Jonathan Huberdeau from Saint Johns Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with their 2nd overall pick in this years entry draft.

From Adrian Dater (Denver Post)

That’s Jonathan Huberdeau, right, a 17-year-old forward who plays for the Saint Johns Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He has led his team into the Memorial Cup Finals, set to begin Sunday.

I’m hearing a lot more buzz that this is the kid the Avs might take at No. 2 – if he’s still available, that is. One high-ranking NHL person told me he believes Colorado will take him, in fact, based on what he’s been hearing.

The New York Rangers are expected to start contract talks with forward Ryan Callahan.

From TheFourthPeriod.com

The Rangers have had preliminary discussions with Callahan’s agent, Steve Bartlett, but a contract has not been formally proposed by either side.

TFP has learned that Bartlett and the Rangers are expected to resume talks in the near future and work towards getting a new contract ironed out.

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray, has just now started to search for a new head coach.

From Ken Warren on Faceoff.com

OTTAWA — It’s been six weeks since Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray fired Cory Clouston as the team’s coach, but Murray is only getting serious in the search for a replacement.

“We’ve really just started,” Murray said Wednesday from Toronto, where he was watching the Memorial Cup tournament. “We just wanted to see who was available, and I think it’s pretty safe that none of the coaches on the final four teams (Vancouver, San Jose, Boston, Tampa Bay) will be available. We will get to it in the next week or so.”

Tags: Bryan Murray Colorado Avalanche Jonathan Huberdeau New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Ryan Callahan Saint Johns Sea Dogs

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