With no new NHL rumors from the mainstream media today, here’s a look at what’s kicking around the blogosphere. Enjoy!
BLEACHER REPORT: A list of five “possible” trades the New Jersey Devils need to make, including shipping Marek Zidlicky and a draft pick to Nashville for Sergei Kostitsyn, or Zidlicky to Colorado for Steve Downie, or Zidlicky and Travis Zajac and a pick to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan, or Henrik Tallinder and a pick to Edmonton for Ales Hemsky.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Predators aren’t shopping Kostitsyn (they recently re-signed him), the Avs have no interest in moving Downie, the Oilers aren’t shopping Hemsky (maybe later this season – whenever it starts – but not now) and the Devils aren’t moving Zajac.
HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: “Eklund” recently claimed he’d heard PK Subban’s “group” was closing in on an offer sheet. ”There is no way PK goes far into September without a deal. He wants to stay in Montreal, but he also wants to get a pre-new CBA contract.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That will come as news to Subban, who earlier this week expressed confidence his agent, Don Meehan, and the Habs would get a deal worked out, and to Meehan, who last month stated there hadn’t been any talks with other teams. Yes, I know, things can change, but Subban’s comments this week suggests he remains uninterested in an offer sheet.