Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis spoke with the agent for Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff on Monday and likely will speak directly to Kiprusoff on Tuesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
This comes on the heels of multiple outlets reporting Monday that the Maple Leafs were granted permission by the Flames to speak to Kiprusoff, who is likely to be dealt before the NHL Trade Deadline passes Wednesday.
In November, 2011, NHL.com had an opportunity to join NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards on a trip through Western Canada not only to view a few of the top prospects eligible for the 2012 Draft but gain exclusive access to "Life as a Scout."
"We're getting paid to watch hockey. Does it get any better?" Edwards told NHL.com.
In a span of 72 hours, and beginning in Regina, Sask., NHL.com accompanied Edwards to gain an exclusive first-hand look at the process of scouting and what it entails.
Edwards will be one of several full-time scouts attending the final scouting meetings this weekend in Toronto, offering his assessment of those players he has witnessed over the course of the 2012-13 season.
The 42-year-old veteran scout started as a hockey official in the Canadian Tier 2 leagues before moving on to the Ontario Hockey League. His experience eventually landed him a job in the officiating department for the NHL 22 years ago. There, he began shooting videos of prospects and amateur referees before having a sit-down with veteran officials John D'Amico and Wally Harris, using the video as a training tool.
At 9:54 of the second period in the Canucks/Sharks game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off San Jose forward Logan Couture's skate and into the net. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good Goal San Jose.
NEW YORK -- Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said he will go with the same lineup Monday night against the New York Rangers that he used in his team's 3-1 home loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
The means goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .936 save percentage against the Rangers this season, will be in net.
The Jets didn't stake this morning, but here were the lines they employed against the Hurricanes:
In four games this season, Greiss is 1-3-0 with a 2.78 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
In two games with San Jose this season, Stalock has posted an 0-0-1 record with a 2.86 GAA and a .846 save percentage. In 31 games with Worcester, he has posted a 15-12-3 record with a 2.48 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Tennyson, a 22-year-old undrafted free agent and California native, will be paired on defense with veteran Brad Stuart.
Here's how the lineups project for the Sharks and Canucks:
Clowe, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the season and multiple media outlets have reported Monday that a trade is imminent.
"I'm aware of what's going on and anything happening with me has to go through me, so we'll see," Clowe said, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Clowe did not say if he thought a trade would happen Monday or at least before the deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.