La Presse is reporting that Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell was spotted at the Montreal Canadiens-New York Rangers game in Montreal on Sunday. Waddell is believed to have met with GM Bob Gainey, and talks were surrounded around Mathieu Dandenault. Michael Ryder's name was also tossed in, as he was a recent healthy scratch. Marian Hossa's name remains in the rumor mill, and could be a nice fit in Montreal. Source
Team 990 radio in Montreal has also reported that Waddell and Gainey have talked, with Waddell asking for Russian defenseman Alexei Emelin and forward Christopher Higgins.
Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail wonders when the Edmonton Oilers fire sale will start, and which players will most likely be traded. He figures that Jarret Stoll would get interest from the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets, while Joni Pitkanen, Steve Staios and Dwayne Roloson could get interest from teams making a playoff run. Duhatschek even suggests a swap of Stoll for Gilbert Brule. Source
Marty York of Metro News is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are setting their sights on Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Blake. Source
Defenseman Duvie Westcott has been put on re-entry waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.