NHL Notes: Kane yet to accept Jets' offer
The Flyers extended head coach Peter Laviolette on Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year deal which will keep him behind the bench through 2014-15 (see story)
. Laviolette is already the fifth-winningest coach in franchise history, behind Fred Shero, Mike Keenan, Pat Quinn and Ken Hitchcock.
While Laviolette’s status is certain, the 2012-13 season is not. The league and the NHLPA are still far apart in negotiations, although they might agree on one thing — the need for a luxury tax (see story)
Here’s a look at what else is going on around the NHL:Kane mulling over offer
Evander Kane has a six-year, $29-million contract offer from the Jets but has yet to accept or decline it, the Winnipeg Free Press
“Kane’s people have had it sitting in a desk drawer for a number of weeks now,” the article states. “They haven’t said no and they haven’t said yes. They haven’t said much at all.”
Kane will turn just 21 on Thursday, but he already has three years of NHL experience under his belt. He set career highs with 30 goals and 27 assists in 74 games last season.
points out, the Jets aren’t afraid to spend money — they’ve already dished out almost $58 million this summer between Tobias Enstrom, Ondrej Pavelec and Olli Jokinen.Habs offer Subban extension
The Canadiens have extended a two-year contract offer to restricted free agent defenseman P.K. Subban, according to TSN
, via ProHockeyTalk
The deal is reportedly worth $5.5 million over two years.
The two sides, however, are still “far apart.” Length appears to be the issue.
A third-year pro with the Habs in 2011-12, Subban recorded seven goals and 29 assists in 81 games, with a plus-minus rating of plus-nine. He made $875,000 last year.Arnott talking with Canucks
Eighteen-year veteran Jason Arnott is in contract talks with the Canucks, the Vancouver Sun's Brad Ziemer
reports, per ProHockeyTalk
"Shane Doan is the guy the Canucks really want, but they are also talking with Jason Arnott. See him as fit for 3rd line centre position," Ziemer tweeted.
Arnott tallied 17 goals and 17 assists in 72 games for the Blues last season, averaging just over 14 minutes of ice time per game.
If he signs with Vancouver, the Canucks will become his seventh team. He has previously played with the Oilers, Devils, Stars, Predators, Capitals and Blues.