It was reported on TSN that Montreal Canadiens assistant GM Pierre Gauthier was watching the Calgary Flames-Minnesota Wild game Wednesday night. Both TSN analysts Bob MacKenzie and Darren Dreger speculated that Alex Tanguay could be headed to the Habs, while Michael Ryder could be the player going the other way.
Peter Forsberg may return sooner that previously reported. Various sources have confirmed that Foppa will try to skate in a week (as opposed to 2-3 weeks) and try to play for the Swedish National Team in the LG Hockey Games tournament in Stockholm from Feb 7-10. "If he's well enough, we'll of course give him a chance," Sweden coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson told The Associated Press. Source
Rumours continue to swirl the Chicago Blackhawks, as GM Dale Tallon is close to landing the puck-moving, veteran defenseman he's been looking for.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers continue to scout each other, while the Blue Jackets are now scouting the Pittsburgh Penguins closely. The Jackets are looking at forward Erik Christensen closely, and also defenseman Fedor Tyutin. Source