Hockey News: Seguin Blockbuster; Grabovski Buyout

The Toronto Maple Leafs have used their second compliance buyout on center Mikhail Grabovski. It’s been met with mixed reviews. [Pension Plan Puppets]

The move might be paving the way for a David Clarkson/Stephen Weiss signing. [The Fourth Period]

You can bet that Mikhail Grabovski would like nothing more than to beat his former team in the playoffs (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)
(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It may have also opened a door for Tyler Bozak to be re-signed. [Puck Daddy]

The Flyers are going to pay Vincent Lecavalier a lot of money. What does that mean for the remaining UFA’s? [Sports Interaction]

Philly is close to locking up captain Claude Giroux to a long-term deal. They may need to start trading for another team’s cap space. [TSN]

A phone call from Sidney Crosby has magical powers. [National Post]

The Bruins and Stars are closing in on a massive trade that includes Tyler Seguin and Loui Eriksson. Anyone wondering if he fell out of Boston’s good graces doesn’t have to wonder anymore. [Dallas Morning News] Update: Trade is Done, here our Seguin Trade story

The Seguin trade probably isn’t going to surprise a lot of people. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

Photo Credit: SlidingSideways/Flickr (CC)
Photo Credit: SlidingSideways/Flickr (CC)

Taking a closer look at Cory Schneider’s potential in New Jersey. [In Lou we trust]

John Tortorella is wisely pumping Roberto Luongo’s tires. []

Would Daniel Alfedsson really consider playing for another team? (See: Bourque, Ray). [CBC]

Meanwhile, the Senators re-signed their Jack Adams trophy winning coach for another three years. [SB Nation]

And finally, a handy guide to your favorite team’s needs in free agency. [CBS Sports]