With the NHL Draft coming up on June 27 and free agency opening on July 1, discussions between NHL general managers are heating up towards a busy off-season. Heath Miller Jersey . Each day, TSN.ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. Defensive Depth TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun is reporting the Toronto Maple Leafs have considerable interest in unrestricted free-agent defenceman Dan Boyle. LeBrun says one source believes Torontos interest is "serious." The Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers are also interested in the services of the 37-year-old. LeBrun says the New York Islanders still remain an option with the Montreal Canadiens likely out of the running after re-signing Andrei Markov. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported on the following issues: Patience is a Virtue Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley and former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone may have to be patient in free agency according to Dreger. Dreger says their willingness to take one-year contracts will draw attention from more teams. The Lightning used their second compliance buyout on Malone on Wednesday while Heatley will become an unrestricted free-agent on July 1. Draft Talk Conversation regarding the Florida Panthers first overall pick should heat up Thursday ahead of Fridays NHL Entry Draft. If offers for the top pick dont improve, Florida intends to hold on to it. Canucks Complex Dealings The Vancouver Canucks are still trying to trade Ryan Kesler but this is a complicated negotiation. Its believed Kesler has identified just two teams in the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks. That puts rookie general manager Jim Benning and the management of the Canucks in a tough spot because theyre just negiotioation with the two teams. Maybe its possible that the Canucks try to pull in their horns in an effort to encourage Kelser to expand his list. Blackhawks Hope to Keep the Band Together GM Stan Bowman and the Chicago Blackhawks are very eager to make sure the star component remains intact for a lengthy period of time. Were talking about how the new CBA is going to impact the superstar model of player and certainly Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews qualify as such. No longer is it allowed to frontload and go with that 10, 12 or 15-year mega-deal. Now we know its a maximum of eight years so its not inconceivable that, as long as the salary cap climbs to around $75 million in 2016 that Kane and Toews could come in around $11-12 million each. Iginla and Alfredsson Drawn Together Jarome Iginla and Daniel Alfredsson could have an impact on each others future, depending on whether they both get what they want, which is to sign where they played last year. Iginla wants to stay with the Boston Bruins and theres talk theyre negotiating on both a two-year deal and perhaps a one-year deal maybe very similar to the contract he signed with the Bruins last year with a cap hit of $1.8 million with a bonus structure that deeply impacted the Bruins. If they cant get a deal done in Boston, then the Detroit Red Wings are among the teams that are keenly interested in Iginla as well. The Red Wings also have interest in Alfredsson, who is believed to be coming back but he hasnt made it 100 per cent certain yet. He works on his own timeframe, similar to Teemu Selanne but Im also told hes willing to be flexible. ----------------------------------------- Shopping Around Despite a good conversation between the team and his agent, Paul Stastny plans to test the free-agent market before making a decision on his future. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post spoke with Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, who said Stastny wants to field offers before seeing if his current team will match the amounts. Dater also reports Sakic saying that he isnt put off by Stastnys plan to field offers because hes earned the right to be in that position. Vinny On The Move? Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Flyers general manager Ron Hextall might be willing to move veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier if he agrees to waive his no-trade clause. In the report, Hextall is quoted as saying hes spoken to Lecavaliers agent but would not elaborate further. Carchidis story also talks about Flyers draft prospects and the players they are looking at selecting in the upcoming NHL Draft. Maurkice Pouncey Jersey . On paper, it looks a little like Andre the Giant taking on a midget wrestler. 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But Chelsea failed to make the most of its counterattacks and the Turkish champions equalized in the second half after gaining in confidence and cutting out their defensive mistakes.Chelsea conceded late goals in both normal time and extra time to lose 2-1 to Sunderland in the League Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, while Manchester City also advanced thanks to Edin Dzekos double at Leicester. South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng grabbed Sunderlands winner with two minutes left at the Stadium of Light, with Chelsea having been taken to extra time after conceding an 88th-minute equalizer by Fabio Borini. "Football is about scoring goals and winning matches, not being the best team on the pitch," said Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, whose largely second-string side wasted a number of chances after Frank Lampard bundled in the opening goal in the 46th. Like Chelsea, City rested several key players but still had enough to see off second-tier Leicester 3-1, with Dzekos brace adding to the opener scored by Aleksandar Kolarov from a superb free kick. Dzeko has been given limited playing time in recent weeks because of the brilliant form of fellow strikers Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo. With Aguero sidelined for at least a month with a calf injury, Dzeko is set to see more action over the busy Christmas period. In making it to the semifinals for the third time in five years, City took its goal tally for the season to 75 from 25 games. "It is an important competition," City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. "It is important to win every game you play in and to get to the final at Wembley would be wonderful for the supporters." The only negative of the evening for City was the sight of right back Pablo Zabaleta hobbling off in the first half, clutching his right hhamstring. Alejandro Villanueva Jersey. Citys other right back, Micah Richards, is already out injured. City hasnt reached the League Cup final since winning the competition in 1976. It lost the FA Cup final to Wigan last season. The other quarterfinals take place on Wednesday, when managerless Tottenham hosts West Ham and Manchester United visits Stoke. Chelsea was minutes away from a place in the last four after Lampard was on the right end of a goal-line decision. The veteran midfielder was famously denied a legitimate goal in a World Cup second-round match between England and Germany in 2010 when his shot hit the bar and bounced over the line, only for officials to miss it. Goal-line technology was introduced by FIFA largely as a result of that incident. On this occasion, referee Anthony Taylor pointed to his watch to indicate that the Goal Decision System -- used on Tuesday for the first time in an English cup match -- had approved the goal after the ball had rolled in off a combination of Lampard and the retreating Lee Cattermole. Chelsea has had problems finishing off opponents this season and Samuel Etoo was guilty of wasting a great chance before Borini drove a shot through David Luizs legs on the goal-line after Jozy Altidores initial shot was saved. Sunderland, which is last in the Premier League, was the better team in extra time and after Ki had a header brilliantly saved by Mark Schwarzer, the South Korean cut inside and buried a low shot into the corner just as penalties were looming. "We always wanted to go through in this competition but it wasnt a priority," Mourinho said. Cheap NFL JerseysWholesale JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ' ' '