The St. Louis Blues have traded defenseman Scott Ford to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Jani Lajunen. Brochu's take: An AHL depth move.
Forward Mathieu Darche has retired from the NHL.
According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Boston Bruins may have interest in acquiring Ottawa Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson. Brochu's take: If, and only if Alfredsson wants to leave, than that happens. But I think it's Alfie's last season anyways, and I believe he wants to retire as a Senator.
The same article suggests that two teams that are struggling, the San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers, could be close to pulling the trigger on trades. LeBrun speculates that a lot of teams would be interested in impending UFA Stephen Weiss. Brochu's take: A lot of NHL teams are interested in Weiss. There are rumors that he will head West, perhaps to the Edmonton Oilers or Calgary Flames. Source