Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rumor update on Forsberg, Sundin, Jokinen, Hossa

TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on Tuesday trade rumors from around the league, especially three of the biggest names to be involved around the NHL trade deadline.

Peter Forsberg could make a decision to return to the NHL as early as within one week. Forsberg has been testing his foot and has so far has no setbacks. McKenzie believes Forsberg's signing could start the dominoes falling in the trade market.

Toronto Maple Leafs Interim GM Cliff Fletcher has quietly shopped Mats Sundin around the league to gauge what kind of assets he could get in return.

Olli Jokinen is being shopped by the Florida Panthers, and they are looking for 2 young players in return.

The Team 1200 radio in Ottawa reported that Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell has given Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey permission to speak to Marian Hossa's agent Ritch Winter, possibly to discuss a contract extension if Hossa gets traded to the Habs. The Hossa to Montreal rumours seem to be rampant.

The Toronto Star is speculating that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nik Antropov could be traded at the deadline, due to a manageable salary and lack of a no trade clause. Source

Andy Strickland of 1380 ESPN is reporting that the St. Louis Blues have thrown their hat in the Peter Forsberg sweepstakes.

Various sources confirm that the Edmonton Investors Group (EIG) will sell all their shares to Rexall billionaire Daryl Katz, making him the new owner of the Edmonton Oilers.

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