A Collection of League-Wide Rumors
(Cross-posted at Checking From Behind)
Fan 590 suggests the Dallas Stars have offered the #8 selection and Ondrej Roman or Perttu Lindgren for Tomas Kaberle.
Thanks to Andrew Stoeten for finding this tidbit:
“Columbus is not interested in Leafs defenceman Tomas Kaberle, and one rumour circulating is that the Thrashers will land him, as part of a package that will see the Leafs get Atlanta’s fourth-overall pick” – Columbus Dispatch.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Gainey claims they are in fact looking at a number 1 centerman, but he claims they will not find him as a free agent on July 1st.
There is an offer on the table for Heatley and it’s believed to be Frolov and LA’s first round pick (5th overall) for him. – Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Colorado still trying to move up or gain a few extra picks. Hannan, Smyth and Liles are the names that are being thrown around.
Tampa has lots of interest in Hedman but are liking the idea of getting Tavares and Stamkos back together.
Thrashers thinking of trading down if they can land a top tier player to keep Kovalchuk interested in staying in Atlanta. They also need immediate ticket sales.
Dallas Stars are thought to be the only team that is fine with trading out of a top 10 pick, the Edmonton Oilers have made calls.
Heatley camp could reach an end tonight, but Murray is not pleased that he has a NTC to prevent any quick deals on the floor.
Sharks trying to get Clowe locked up long-term but are surprised at the amount of offers on the table.
Bouwmeester may not be dealt tonight, but Florida understands that they are in desperation mode now.
Tampa Bay still demanding Schenn be included in a deal for the Leafs to land the 2nd overall pick and Burke is not biting.
Canadiens trying to make a splash to land a big time forward. Marleau and Lecavalier names have come up but perhaps Kessel is also on their radar.
Micheal A. Aldred