Friday, June 20, 2008

Pre-draft rumor and trade update

This will be a first for Brochu is Hockey, there will be live updates as soon as trades happen today. The 2008 NHL Entry Draft is set to begin in 30 minutes, so keep refreshing!

The St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Chris Mason from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 4th round draft choice in the 2008 Entry Draft.

The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings have put goalies Ray Emery and Dan Cloutier on waivers, respectively. It's anticipated that if they both clear waivers, than both netminders will be bought out. Source

According to the Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has been offered a multi-year deal to play in Russia worth at least $12.5 million tax free per season, or the equivalent of $15 million per year in the NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have granted permission to the Montreal Canadiens to speak to Mats Sundin's agent about a possible deal. Rumors are flying that this could be a done deal.

The Predators have also signed goalie Dan Ellis to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.

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