Monday, July 20, 2009

Hockey and NHL rumors for July 21, 2009

The San Jose Sharks remain interested in Ottawa Senators forward Dany Heatley. Ken Warren of the Canwest News Service speculates that GM Doug Wilson is still looking to make changes, and the acquistion of Heatley would definitely bring some of that change. Warren suggests that it's possible to trade forwards Patrick Marleau and Jonathon Cheechoo in exchange for the disgruntled forward. Brochu's take: Marleau still has a no trade clause. Value-wise, it's not a bad trade, but Cheechoo is a shadow of his 56-goal season. Marleau's play has improved under coach Richards, but who knows what he will be under coach Clouston. Source

The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed forwards David Spina and Jeff Hoggan, and defenseman Sean Sullivan to contracts. Terms were not disclosed.

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defensemen Brett Carson and Bryan Rodney to one-year, two-way contracts.

Brochu's European rumor roundup:

The Los Angeles Kings have signed Slovakian forward Juraj Mikus to a contract. Brochu's take: Mikus could impress. He was once amongst the top scorers in the Slovakian league. Source

The Nashville Predators have signed forward Ben Eaves to a contract. Eaves spent last season with Blues of the Finnish league.

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