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SportsReport: Oilers, Canucks discussed a Brandon Manning trade

10:26  15 april  2019
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Report: Giants open to keeping Manning for 2020

Report: Giants open to keeping Manning for 2020 The New York Giants are not ruling out bringing back Eli Manning for the 2020 season, sources told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. New York prefers to have Manning's successor selected next season, but if not, it will reportedly extend Manning for another year, according to Vacchiano. The Giants hold the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft but are reportedly eyeing a pass-rusher with that selection, Vacchiano added. New York paid Manning a $5-million roster bonus earlier this month, likely solidifying his status as the team's quarterback to begin the 2019 season.

The Oilers and Canucks are discussing a trade that would send center Sam Gagner to Edmonton, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter links). The Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers have been in talks about a potential trade involving goaltender Cam Talbot, according to TSN's

The Blackhawks traded defenseman Brandon Manning and prospect Robin Norell to the Oilers for forward Drake Caggiula and defenseman Jason Garrison on Sunday night. Mark Spector of Sportsnet first reported the deal. Manning , 28, has appeared in only 27 of the Blackhawks’ 41 games this

Report: Oilers, Canucks discussed a Brandon Manning trade© Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

As they looked to free up salary-cap room at the trade deadline, the Oilers and Canucks held some discussions regarding defenseman Brandon Manning, reports Postmedia’s Jim Matheson. However, he suggests that Vancouver wanted winger Jujhar Khaira to be included in the trade as a sweetener, something that Edmonton clearly wasn’t willing to do.

After Manning signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with Chicago in July, it looked like he was going to have some stability after being in and out of the lineup during his time in Philadelphia. However, he quickly became a scratch with the Blackhawks and was dealt to Edmonton in late December as part of a trade involving winger Drake Caggiula.

Report: Peyton Manning rejects chance to join MNF crew

Report: Peyton Manning rejects chance to join MNF crew Peyton Manning has once again declined an opportunity to join ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast crew, sources told Michael McCarthy of Sporting News. The former quarterback rejected the network last year before it settled on Jason Witten to join Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland in the booth. Witten left ESPN after one season, ending his retirement to rejoin the Dallas Cowboys. Manning has been a hot commodity among broadcasting outlets since his retirement, but the 43-year-old has yet to bite on any offers.

To the surprise of nobody, Brandon Manning has made his way through waivers unclaimed. He'll now report to AHL Bakersfield. The Oilers will save ,025,000 on Manning ’s cap hit with him buried in the AHL, meaning his cap number will now be ,225,000.

Brandon Manning will always be public enemy number one. This trade represents the betrayal of management for fans who held that view. And each and every one of those fans should be taking that personally. Peter Chiarelli would be lying to anyone he told that Manning was the only guy available

Unfortunately for Manning, he lost his lineup spot rather quickly, wound up clearing waivers and was subsequently assigned to the AHL. He has played only seven games with Bakersfield and is a frequent scratch down there as well.

It will be interesting to see what the Oilers do with the 28-year-old since he is clearly not in their plans. A buyout would carry a cap hit of just over $916K for 2019-20 and a little more than $666K the following season. For a team with limited cap space, having any dead money on the books is a tough sell, especially when he could be sent back to the minors and count on the cap for only $200K more than the buyout cost next season without any commitments beyond that. A trade with up to 50% retention is also an option.

With that in mind, expect the person who winds up with the full-time GM job with the Oilers to continue to actively shop Manning’s contract as a buyout is probably the least-ideal solution.  But with a roster player appearing to be the required attachment to get a team to take on the final year and $2.25 million of Manning's deal, that’s going to be a steep cost to pay to do so considering the Oilers gave up a roster player in Caggiula to get him in the first place. Talk about a rapid fall from grace for Manning in the span of less than a year.

Next Oilers GM will decide whether Hitchcock returns as coach.
Ken Hitchcock's fate as interim head coach of the Edmonton Oilers will be determined by the club's new general manager, CEO Bob Nicholson said Monday. Regardless of the impending GM's decision, Hitchcock will stay with the organization in some capacity moving forward, Nicholson added. The sole focus of the Oilers front office is on the GM hiring process, Nicholson stated. Edmonton is not currently looking to hire a president of hockey operations. Hitchcock was hired with the interim tag back in November and compiled a 26-28-8 record behind the bench. The 67-year-old is third on the NHL's all-time wins list. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc.

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