The latest on the Senators, Red Wings, Canadiens and more.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: James Gordon reports Senators owner Eugene Melnyk claims his organization has learned its lesson about acquiring players on expensive contracts. He doesn’t expect his team to be dealing at the deadline after speaking with GM Bryan Murray, who told him there isn’t a pressing need to add players.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Guess that means Filip Kuba and Sergei Gonchar will be staying put.
TVA SPORTS: reports the Detroit Red Wings could have interest in Montreal Canadiens winger Travis Moen, despite the fact he remains day-to-day with an injury and isn’t expected back in the lineup this week. The site reports Wings GM Ken Holland has had preliminary talks with Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier, even offered prospect Xavier Ouellet, selected in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 2011 entry draft.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Meanwhile, TSN’s Bob McKenzie claimed tonight Moen wasn’t available and the Habs wanted to re-sign him. Should be interesting to see how this unfolds.
CALGARY SUN: Steve MacFarlane looks at the potential UFAs who might be available at this year’s trade deadline.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Of those listed, I’d say Zach Parise, Teemu Selanne, Shane Doan, Daymond Langkow, Michael Rozsival, Jason Blake, Ray Whitney, Mikhail Grabovski, Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, P-A Parenteau, Kyle Wellwood, and Ryan Suter won’t be moved, for a number of reasons.
USA TODAY: Kevin Allen listed the ten most intriguing names heading toward this year’s trade deadline. They are: Rick Nash, Tuomo Ruutu, Jaroslav Spacek, Johnny Oduya, Ales Hemsky, Jonathan Bernier, Jeff Carter, Samuel Pahlsson, Travis Moen and Marek Zidlicky.