Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NHL and hockey rumors for June 12, 2008

According to the Miami Herald, the Florida Panthers are looking to deal forward Olli Jokinen, but they expect any package to include a 1st round pick. It's believed Calgary, Minnesota, Vancouver, Dallas and Philadelphia would be interested in Jokinen. Brochu's take: There's been some rumors that the Blue Jackets and Sharks are interested. Florida's ownership wants a big name player in return, not just draft picks and prospects. Source

The Toronto Maple Leafs have confirmed that interim GM Cliff Fletcher will remain the GM for the 2008-2009 season.

The San Jose Sharks are expected to announce on Thursday that they will hire Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan as their new head coach. Source

The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed goalie Jonas Hiller to two-year contract extension. The Ducks also re-signed forward Andrew Ebbett to a two-year contract extension.

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed goalie Michael Leighton to a two-year, $1.2-million contract.

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Erik Reitz to a one-year contract.

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