Welcome to your NHL Roundup, where we provide you with your Morning Links from around the NHL. The action on the ice may be over but there is never an off-season off the ice.
Jaromir Jagr’s agent says it’s a three-team race for the 41-year-old winger’s services:
Jagr might have to wait a while, but the league’s active scoring leader is hardly the only free agent still looking for a new job this weekend.
”He definitely still wants to play and there is some interest in him,” Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, told The Associated Press on Saturday. ”I think it’s going to take some time, but you never know for sure because there are three teams that are very interested.”
The Lightning picked up former Red Wing Valtteri Filppula but aren’t asking him to replace the bought out Vincent Lecavalier:
But Yzerman on Saturday was quick to say Filppula was not given a five-year contract to leave the Detroit Red Wings and simply replace Lecavalier, who was let go via compliance buyout last week after 14 seasons with the Lightning that included the 2004 Stanley Cup.
“He’s completely different than Vinny, [a] totally different type of player,” Yzerman said. “Vinny was a No. 1 pick overall in the draft.
It continues to be a rough summer for Tyler Seguin. First, his team loses in the Cup Final. Then, his boss calls him out for being immature and tells him to get his stuff together before trading him away. Now he’s in trouble for an anti-gay tweet:
The Stars gave up a lot to get Tyler Seguin in Thursday’s trade with Boston. While former Bruin Rich Peverley is a nice complementary player and former Bruin prospect Ryan Button might have untapped potential, the Stars basically gave up one of their best players in Loui Eriksson plus three solid prospects in Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Joe Morrow based on the fact that Seguin could fill the No. 1 center spot for years to come.
So it has to be a little concerning that social media and the internet have been filled with negative Tyler Seguin stories for the past three days. The latest came Saturday night when Seguin (who can be found at @tylerseguin92 on Twitter) tweeted out: “Only steers and queers in Texas, and I’m not a cow.”
“We are excited to have Henrik back in the mix on our blue line,” said Sabres general manager Darcy Regier in a statement. “His experience will be invaluable not only in adding more stability to our back end, but also in the development of some of our younger defencemen.”
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