Ok I lied, he's not confirmed to be going anywhere, but today I am strongly hearing the Canucks are the current leaders. The Rangers would love to add this guy, and Sundin does like New York, but at this point it will be difficult for the Rangers to shed the cap space they need to bring him in. The Flyers, Sens and Habs remain in this, but are a reasonable distance back at this point.
Waddell has come out and said he won't be dealing Kovalchuk this season. While I actually believe he doesn't intend to, I am hearing a western conference team is preparing to make a big offer for him. That team? It could be Phoenix.
Sakic is out for three months, and the Avs are where they have been for the past few seasons: The Playoff Bubble. The Avs need to replace Joe, and need to solidify their goaltendingm, but here is the problem: They are low on assets. To get anything significant, a player like Wolski or Svatos will have to be moved, and that may be more dangerous than leaving the roster as-is.
Jon Sim is on waivers, nobody here expects anyone to claim him.
The Leafs apparently do have interest in Calgary's Cammalleri, a player who they tried to aquire last season when he was with the Kings. Obviously with Brian Burke's trade freeze, talks are on-going but nothing will happen until after Christmas.
Scremp is being showcased by the Oilers, they want to move this kid.
Huet's strong play is tempting the Hawks to move Khabibulin. Ottawa, Colorado and LA are the main players, but don;t count out Carolina, who has made contact with Chicago about the russian net-minder in the last week.
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