NHL Rumor Wire – June 10th, 2011

Slam! Sports:  reports, Rumors are heating up that the Philadelphia Flyers will trade centre Jeff Carter. The Flyers could be looking to move Carter to clear some cap space so they can sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Washington Times:  Stephen Whyno reports, Shortly after the Washington Capitals were swept out of the playoffs that changes would come. And while coach Bruce Boudreau and general manager George McPhee aren’t going anywhere, goaltending coach Arturs Irbe won’t be back next season.

New York Post: Larry Brooks reports,  Glen Sather has informed Chris Drury that the New York Rangers will buy out the final season of the captain’s contract, The Post has learned. Drury, whose 2010-11 was ruined by injuries that limited him to 24 games during which he was reduced to a bit player, signed a five-year, $32.5 million free agent contract on July 1, 2007. It was the same day the Rangers signed free agent Scott Gomez to a seven-year, $51.5 million deal. The Post also has learned that the Rangers will not buy out either Wojtek Wolski or Sean Avery, each of whom ended the season with tenuous futures on Broadway.

ESPN.com: Scott Burnside reports,  Prospective owner Matthew Hulsizer has provided a new proposal to Glendale for the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes, a source told ESPN.com. This proposal would give the city more options for financing the deal and is more attractive than the deal Glendale previously agreed to, which is presumably still on the books.

NHL.com: reports, Having seen what the Phoenix Coyotes received for trading the negotiating rights of free-agent-to-be goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to the Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk admits that he would like to strike a similar deal for Brad Richards, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “It’s our intention as well to move those rights along,” Nieuwendyk said on Wednesday, speaking shortly after the League’s general managers meeting at the Langham Hotel. “So we’re working towards that.”

Slam! Sports: Don Brennan reports,  Paul MacLean is going to be the next coach of the Ottawa Senators.  Now, I’m not 100% sure of this. I would not bet my truck. But of the candidates uncovered by the Sun in recent weeks, MacLean seems to be the most logical choice.

Tags: Arturs Irbe Brad Richards Bruce Boudreau Chris Drury Dallas Stars George McPhee Glen Sather Ilya Bryzgalov Jeff Carter Joe Nieuwendyk Matthew Hulsizer New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Paul MacLean Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Scott Gomez Sean Avery Washington Capitals Wojtek Wolski

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