On the Chicago Blackhawks …
Scott Powers of The Athletic: The Blackhawks will likely have to wait another month to find out what Maxim Shalunov’s plans are for next year. Shalunov’s agent said on Monday they will likely decide next month to either sign with the Blackhawks or remain in the AHL. Shalunov was a 2011 fourth round pick of the Blackhawks.
On the Florida Panthers …
Pierre LeBrun on TSN: LeBrun interviewing Jaromir Jagr.
Pierre LeBrun: I know you’ve joked about playing until you’re 50, but honestly you look like you can —
Jagr (interrupting): I wasn’t joking. I was serious. I’m not joking. If God gives me the health, I will.
On if he’ll be back for at least next season.
“Well, let’s finish off the season first. It’s not over yet.”
On the Toronto Maple Leafs …
On Assistant GMs who could be GM Candidates …
Craig Custance of ESPN: Looking at 10 assistant GMs that could be considered for a GM position this offseason.
- Paul Fenton – Nashville
- Julien BriseBois – Tampa Bay
- Bill Guerin – Pittsburgh
- Rob Blake – Los Angeles
- Craig Conroy – Calgary
- Brad Pascel – Calgary
- Scott Mellanby – Montreal
- Bill Zito – Columbus
- Tom Fitzgerald – New Jersey
- Brent Fehr – Minnesota