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TSN.CA: The Vancouver Canucks are considering shopping goaltender Cory Schneider as a contingency plan in the event they cannot trade Roberto Luongo. The Edmonton Oilers are said to be interested. Dreger also reported he’s heard forward Magnus Paajarvi’s name has been linked to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn, but the Flyers would prefer “a better forward” out of the Oilers system. Vincent Lecavalier’s camp intends to come up with a “short list” of potential destinations in the next few days.
Bob McKenzie reports it looks like Nathan Horton won’t be returning with the Bruins. He also reports the Bruins are talking trade and Tyler Seguin’s name has been discussed. RDS.CA’s Renaud Lavoie reports the Lightning is one of many teams in the mix. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggarty reports a top ten first round pick may be part of the desired return.
POST-GAZETTE.COM’s Dave Molinari reports Penguins GM Ray Shero expects to have further conversations with Kris Letang’s agent in the next day or two.
McKenzie also reports David Clarkson expects to test the UFA market unlike he gets a substantial offer from the New Jersey Devils.
ESPN.COM’s Pierre LeBrun reports talks between the Coyotes and goalie Mike Smith have been positive, though the future of the franchise in Glendale is a factor. LeBrun expects if Smith does re-sign it’ll be a six-year deal.
STARTRIBUNE.COM’s Michael Russo reports Minnesota Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck is likely to be traded this weekend.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Looks like Braydon Coburn could be an ex-Flyer very soon as it sounds like he’s very much in play. Very surprised to hear Tyler Seguin’s name brought up, but the Bruins do have to free up cap space to retain some key players like Tuukka Rask plus re-sign Patrice Bergeron long term before his UFA eligibility next year. The asking price for Seguin is expected to be expensive, but it’s interesting that he’s seemingly fallen out of favor so quickly with the Bruins front office. Clarkson appears destined for the UFA market, where he’s bound to be overpaid for his services. I’m interested to see what happens with Smith if the Coyote end up relocating. I also expect there will be interest in Clutterbuck this weekend.