Marty York of Metro News is reporting rumors that New York Rangers GM Glen Sather could be the new president and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL sources are saying that Sather has already been interviewed more than once for the job, and there is mutual interest from both sides. Brochu's take: Richard Peddie has said that he has not interviewed anyone, and are said to be waiting until teams are eliminated from the playoffs to talk to potential GMs. Source
Sources are saying that Jacques Martin may not accept Florida Panthers owner Alan Cohen's offer of the GM job.
The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Denis Grebeshkov to a one-year contract extension. Rumours are that the deal is worth $1.5 million.
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed 2008 Hobey Baker Award winner Kevin Porter to a three-year, entry-level contract. Porter, 22, completed his senior year at the University of Michigan this season. The Coyotes also signed fellow Michigan Wolverine forward Chad Kolarik to an entry-level contract. Brochu's take: The Coyotes are assembling quite a dynamic youth core. Porter should be a contender for the Calder trophy next season, along with fellow collegiate Kyle Turris. Source
The Nashville Predators have signed forward Mark Santorelli and goaltender Mark Dekanich to entry-level contracts. Santorelli was the leading scorer of the WHL this season, scoring 27 goals and 101 points with the Chilliwack Bruins. Dekanich just completed his fourth season with Colgate University.
The Buffalo Sabres have officially signed University of Denver defenseman Chris Butler to a three-year, entry-level contract.