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THE GLOBE AND MAIL: James Mirtle ranks the best of a very weak UFA class.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Helene St. James wonders if now-former Carolina Hurricanes winger Alexander Semin might be a good fit with the Red Wings.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I noted earlier today on Twitter, Semin to the Wings makes sense only if GM Ken Holland takes leave of his senses.
ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun reports the level of interest in Martin St. Louis in the upcoming free-agent period will determine if he continues or ends his NHL career…LeBrun also speculates the best offers for Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel are likely to come after he receives his $4 million bonus on July 1. LeBrun also believes the Leafs must pick up part of Kessel’s salary if they hope to move him this summer…LeBrun’s colleague Craig Custance reports the Leafs were among the teams visited by the soon-to-be free agent winger Matt Beleskey
SPECTOR’S NOTE: You’re not the only one who believes that, Pierre.
DK ON PITTSBURGH SPORTS: Josh Yohe reports the Pittsburgh Penguins are eyeing pending UFA winger Michael Frolik.
NBC SPORTS: Jason Brough reports the Boston Bruins are trying to see if they can find a team to take the rights of all-but-retired Marc Savard off their hands in a deal akin to that of the Flyers shipping Chris Pronger’s rights to Arizona. Bruins GM Don Sweeney once again insists starting goalie Tuukka Rask isn’t being shopped.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Bruins shipping Martin Jones to the Sharks says all we need to know about the possibility of Rask getting traded. In short, it’s not happening.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH‘s Aaron Portzline wouldn’t be surprised if the Blue Jackets attempt to sign former Columbus defenseman John Moore, who was recently bought out by the Arizona Coyotes.