First of all, our good friend Eklund (not to be mistaken with Peklund) is reporting a possible deal between Boston and Atlanta. Boston would send Kessel, Shaeffer, a 1st round pick and a 2nd round pick...I say no way. That package is enormous, and if Boston does it, they are crazy. Eklund also says Hossa could re-up for 5 years...still a bad deal by the bruins, as they are a fringe team and I don't understand why they would give up so much future for 8th place...
A montreal media outlet is saying the Habs have ordered equiptment for Hossa. This wouldn't be the first time the Habs jumped the gun and ordered equiptment for a player that never showed up. A few years ago they ordered equiptment for Khabibulin, when he was almost traded for Theodore. Habs are said to be offering Ryder and Streit, as well as a pick.
An online report suggests that Brian Burke has offered Ryan, Mikkelson and Edmonton's first round pick for Sundin, Stajan, and a 2nd round pick in 09. Fair deal for both teams, though you never know what you can believe. The deal apparently was started by XM radio. Sundin and McCabe were not at practice this morning, though it was optional.
Rangers could be close to getting Rucinsky back. I'm hearing they've offered Malik and a pick for Rucinsky and one of Salvador/Jackman. No idea what round pick we're talking, would have to be at least a second.
If you haven't read "peklund" yet, it's a must read. Today's blog is just as funny as the previous ones. here is the link
I will be around for most of the day, so more to come if anything happens. Check Hockeyleaks.com for all the latest, as well as the forums. Rumours usually will be posted in the forums before anywhere else.