Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NHL and hockey rumors for June 18, 2008

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, three teams could be heavily involved in trade discussions this week. The Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and San Jose Sharks are poised to make significant changes to their team as the NHL Entry draft approaches this Friday. Source

Apparently, there were rumors that Patrick Marleau was about to be sent to the Vancouver Canucks in a package that would include Ryan Kesler. Jonathan Cheechoo is also available.

Olli Jokinen remains available, and there's some speculation that it could be a straight swap with Marleau.

Dreger also reports that the Hurricanes are looking for a defenseman and maybe targeting Edmonton Oilers blueliner Joni Pitkanen. Erik Cole, Justin Williams and Tuomo Ruutu are are being shopped in return.

Speculation continues to swirl around Ryan Malone's future, as the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a deal could be completed by Wednesday.

Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter has an agreement with UFA Daymond Langkow, but a deal won't be completed until July 1 due to salary cap restrictions. It's believed to be a 2 year deal.

The Vancouver Canucks also named Ryan Walter as an assistant coach Tuesday.

1 comment:

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