Here's the lastest NHL and rumour roundup for the weekend of Jan 31-Feb 1, 2009:
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Chicago Blackhawks are interested in re-signing Martin Havlat to a long-term contract extension. There appears to be interest on both sides. Garrioch also adds that the Montreal Canadiens had planned to make a hard run at Havlat at the trade deadline, and were going to pursue him in the summer. Brochu's take: The Hawks are not going to trade Havlat when they are in a playoff position. However, I do see Havlat looking to the open market in the summer.
The Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins could be interested in more toughness, and Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil could be a possibility. Garrioch speculates that it would cost any team a 2nd round pick. There has also been one NHL team interested in forward Shean Donovan.
The Atlanta Thrashers are looking to move forward Marty Reasoner. Brochu's take: Along with half of Atlanta's roster.
The New Jersey Devils are rumored to be willing to move forward Brian Gionta. Brochu's take: Ain't going to happen, Bruce.
The Los Angeles Kings are looking to move forward Alexander Frolov. Brochu's take: He could be available, but the price to get him would be high. Source