Leaflets disappointed not to be on Tavares' list: Report
John Tavares & # 39; Reported list of teams he met before starting the freelance agency did not include the Philadelphia Flyers A Disappointment to General Manager Ron Hextall
"We would have liked to be there," Hextall said Friday at Flyers Development Camp NBCSN Philadelphia.
The 27-year-old center met its current team, the New York Islanders, along with the Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Toronto Maple Leafs during the NHL interview period, which began on Sunday According to The Athletic
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Bergeron helped Tavares learn more about Bruins: Report
Patrice Bergeron spoke with the upcoming Free Agent Center John Tavares about the possibility for the Boston Bergeron told TVA Sports on Friday. 19659004] "I phoned him to answer his questions," Bergeron said. "I've talked to him about my experiences here, I've lived in Boston since I was 18, this is my second home, I told him about the city, the organization, my teammates, now the ball is in his yard I know that his week was likely to be eventful with the number of teams that talked to him, so hopefully I had a small impression. "
Bergeron was not sure what influence he had.
"To be honest I have no idea," he said, "I do not know how he sees things, whether he wants to stay or whether he just wants to find out his options."
Bergeron and Tavares won together with Canada Championships at the 2016 Hockey World Cup and the 2014 Sochi Olympics
"Since we are both sponsored by CCM / Reebok, I met him at some events," Bergeron said. "He's a great person on and off the ice. I have nothing but good things to say about him."
Tavares, 27, met with his current team, the New York Islanders, along with the Bruins, Dallas Stars, The San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs in Los Angeles this week 
Khudobin will likely not return to Bruins
Anton Khudobin is unlikely to be of the Bruins Re-signing The old goalkeeper can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
"I've stayed in touch," said General Manager Don Sweeney about the team's UFAs. "I think the goalkeeper is probably going in a different direction now, but I've kept in touch with everyone."
Khudobin, who assisted this season Tuukka Rask was 16-6-7 with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a 0.913 saving percentage in 31 games (29 starts).
Sweeney said finding a replacement goalkeeper with experience is important.
"Ranks right at the top of the list," he said. "I think Anton has done a great job and we need to make sure that we are satisfied in this area, which is a priority for us."
The Bruins missed free-agent striker Ilya Kovalchuk, who agreed to a threefold agreement. Annual contract with the Los Angeles Kings on June 23 and UFA striker Rick Nash is not sure if he will play next season.
"I think Rick has to take the time to make whatever decision he wants to make for him and his family," Sweeney said. "I was as honest as I could be, we've been in contact with this group since the first day, and I respect the decision it made."
The Bruins could decide to win a free agent for a top – Six right flight spot, or use one of their prospects, including Anders Björk or Ryan Donato .
"I think we feel very comfortable that some of our players have turned up to be able to handle some of these things," Sweeney said. "Different started there last year, so I think we feel where our depth is and where our youth is, it's going to be a good practice to go through, but until you're there, keep an eye on it what is known, an element that is well known, that's why we were in the other players. "
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Fletcher hired by Devils
Chuck Fletcher was operated on Friday by the New Jersey Devils as Senior Adviser to General Manager / Hockey.
Fletcher spent the last nine years as GM's Minnesota Wild. He was fired on April 23.
"Chuck brings a wealth of experience working for teams at different stages of their growth," said Devils GM Ray Shero. "He has seen teams start from the start, teams that have developed into the Stanley Cup playoffs, and teams that have strived to be consistent opponents, and that experience will be valuable to us as we are here in New Jersey As we move forward, we want to know that Chuck's knowledge, work ethic, and behavior will be beneficial to our organization, and we're happy to have him work directly with our management, scouting, and coaching. "
Before taking the Wild Job took over, Fletcher was the assistant GM to Shero with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-09 
Vatrano agrees with Panthers
Frank Vatrano agreed to the terms of One-year contract with the Florida Panthers .
"Frank brings our forward group scoring ability and depth," said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on Friday. "He was a solid reinforcement for our striker group during our playoff offensive and we look forward to his further development with the Panthers."
The 24-year-old striker scored ten goals (seven goals, three assists) in 41 points with the Panthers and Boston Bruins this season
Video: BOS @ FLA: Vatrano Steals Puck, Nets Backhander 
Zykov Agrees to Conditions with Hurricanes  Valentin Zykov agreed to the terms for a two-year, $ 1.35 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes to.
The contract has an average annual value of $ 675,000.
The 23-year-old striker, who had seven points (three goals, four assists) in 10 games with the Hurricanes this season, led the American Hockey League by 33 goals.
"Valentin is a great body who has proven that he is around the net at the AHL and NHL level last season," said Hurricanes general manager Don Waddel.
Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (# 37) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Zykov was acquired by the Hurricanes for Forward Kris Versteeg on February 28, 2016.
Lucic does not expect to leave Oilers: Report
Milan Lucic is out of the trading market and will play for the Edmonton Oilers next season, his agent said the Edmonton Journal on Thursday.
"Milan did not ask for a trade and [general manager Peter Chiarelli] 100 percent did not come to us to move Milan," Gerry Johannson told the newspaper. "If he wants to get out of the contract, he has to talk to us … What's wrong with Milan? Absolutely nothing. Milan had a bad year, the team had a bad year."
"He's coming back to work for to play the Edmonton Oilers. That's not a pretty story, but that's just it. I have no idea how this story came out there.
It is reported that the Oilers may have wanted to trade the 30-year-old striker with five seasons in a seven-year contract he signed on July 1, 2016. Lucic had 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) in 82 games in This season, he scored a goal after Dec. 23. It was his least score playing at least 72 games since he had 27 (eight goals, 19 assists) in 77 games a rookie with the Boston Bruins in 2007-08.
Edmonton went 36-40-6 and finished 17 points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card in the Stanley Cup playoffs from the Western Conference.
"Milan is still quite young," said Johannson. He had a good year two years ago (50 points in 2016-17). There is always a tendency for you, if you have a good year, to be better than you. If you have a bad year, everyone is terrible. Darling becomes goalkeeper of the Hurricanes:
 Observer on Thursday.
Waddell said the Hurricanes were 100 percent to Darling, who was 13-21-7 with a 3.18-on-average and 0.888 save percentage in 43 games in his first season with Carolina after signing a $ 16.6 million four-year contract with an average annual value of $ 4.15 million on May 5, 2017. He was acquired by the Hurricanes on April 28, 2017 in a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.  His percent save percentage was worst among the 56 goalies that have played at least 20 NHL games last season.
"He has lost weight and feels good," said Waddell of Darling. "I told him he is vielle Not the best free agent we have, we already own it if we can get it back on track. Add another man to the mix and we hope we can be solid in the goal.
The Hurricanes have spoken with five or six free-agent goalies, Waddell told the newspaper.
Cam Ward Carolina's other goalkeeper last season, is not being re-signed and is reportedly having the Sign Blackhawks as an unrestricted free agent.