According to The Province columnist Ed Willes, the Vancouver Canucks "would be better off selling rather than buying at the trade deadline." Willes believes that forwards Markus Naslund, Byron Ritchie, Matt Cooke and defenseman Aaron Miller could fetch a return. Source
The Edmonton Journal believes that San Jose Sharks forward Steve Bernier could be shopped to bring a defenseman at the trade deadline. Source
Scouts from three teams were at the Phoenix Coyotes-Dallas Stars game Monday night. The Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers were represented. Joe Nieuwendyk is serving as Florida's scout. Source
There are rumors that Calgary Flames prospect Dan Ryder may be returning to the organization soon. Ryder, brother of Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder, left the Quad City Flames (Flames AHL affiliate) earlier this year under mysterious circumstances. Source
The Dallas Stars have signed forward Krys Barch to a two-year, $1.15 million contract extension.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed minor-league defenseman Deryk Engelland to a two-year contract extension.
Look for my European round-up sometime this week; there's quite a lot of rumors from Europe in the past few days.