The following rumours come from Al Strachan, courtesy of the show "The Spin" on The Score network:
The Philadelphia Flyers are interested in Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brad Richards. Strachan also said that the Flyers were in the Dan Boyle sweepstakes, should the Lightning fail to sign him. Jeff Carter is rumored to be part of the deals.
Strachan believes the Montreal Canadiens are gunning after Florida Panthers forward Olli Jokinen, as well as the Boston Bruins, who could be going after some star players at the trade deadline.
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that two Blue Jackets scouts were watching the last Lightning game, and GM Scott Howson has some interest in Richards. The Blue Jackets have the cap space to add Richards, but do they have the prospects or picks to get him?
Darren Dreger of TSN reports that Toronto Maple Leafs interim GM Cliff Fletcher and captain Mats Sundin met on Thursday to discuss his future with the team, and asked him for a list of teams that he would like to be traded to. Sundin has not give him a list, but may this weekend. Source
Dwayne Roloson has not demanded a trade, but is not happy with his playing situation. The Edmonton Sun is reporting that he would not oppose to going to a team where he would play more games.
Pierre McGuire of TSN was on the Team 990 radio in Montreal and mentioned that several teams have made offers for Florida Panthers defenseman Ruslan Salei and could become a hot commodity at the deadline.
The Philadelphia Flyers have claimed forward Patrick Thoresen off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
The New York Islanders have signed forward Trent Hunter to a 5-year, $10 million contract extension.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Alex Steen to a 2-year, $3.4 million contract extension.