Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NHL and Hockey Rumors for Jan 21, 2009

According to the Daily Times of Delaware County, the Philadelphia Flyers are rumored to be interested in Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger. Brochu's take: Hmmm. The Flyers still need to clear around $2 million in salary cap space to fit Daniel Briere back in. Not sure why they would need another defenseman. Source

It's nearing the NHL trade deadline, so it must be time for the annual Peter Forsberg sweepstakes. Forsberg said he's skating in his hometown of Ornskoldsvik this month to test his right foot and ankle before making any decision about another comeback. "Where I will play in that case is a later decision," he added. Brochu's take: The obvious answer is the Colorado Avalanche, but there's speculation that the New York Rangers are interested, having lost out on Mats Sundin. Source

According to XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix, several Montreal Canadiens scouts were at the Phoenix Coyotes-Detroit Red Wings game, and it's rumoured that the Habs have interest in 'Yotes defenseman Keith Yandle.

The Edmonton Oilers have placed goalie Dany Sabourin on waivers. Brochu's take: Long Island bound?

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