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Continued: Wild's Fletcher busy making the rounds before NHL draft

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 28, 2013 - 10:43 AM

Around the league

• The big news Thursday was Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman announcing that the Lightning would buy out Vincent Lecavalier.

• The trade rumor mill was churning. There are some big defensemen potentially on the block, from Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang to San Jose’s Dan Boyle to Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf. Some forwards potentially available include Chicago’s Dave Bolland and Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone.

• Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the NHL and International Olympic Committee will meet Monday to try to finalize the NHL’s participation in the 2014 Winter Games.

• Bettman also made clear that if the city of Glendale, Ariz., doesn’t reach an agreement with the newest ownership group assembled to buy the Phoenix Coyotes by Tuesday, “I don’t think the Coyotes will be playing there anymore.” A relocation to Seattle could be on the horizon.

• The day started on a somber tone when universally respected Winnipeg-based agent Don Baizley, who represented the Wild’s Mikko Koivu and Niklas Backstrom and such NHL greats as Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg and Teemu Selanne, succumbed to cancer at the age of 71. “I would not be where I am without him,” Backstrom said. “Just hearing his name mentioned brings a smile on my face because I remember all the great stories he had, all the advice he gave me and the way he taught me about life and hockey.”

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