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ESPN.COM: Katie Strang reports a source confirming the NY Rangers have interest in San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle.
CSNBAYAREA.COM: Kevin Kurz reports Boyle wants to remain in San Jose.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: And since Boyle has a limited no-trade clause (in which he lists eight teams he won’t accept being dealt to), if he’s unwilling to waive it, he won’t go to the Rangers.
NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks is concerned Michael Del Zotto could become a trade chip for the Rangers.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It would be a dumb move if they do it. Del Zotto is young and talented, and not worth being part of any quick-fix deal. I think Glen Sather’s smarter than that.
SLAM! HOCKEY: Randy Sportak notes rumors continue to dog Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. Iginla’s been linked to “the Pittsburgh Penguins or Boston Bruins or Los Angeles Kings or Vancouver Canucks or Philadelphia Flyers or Detroit Red Wings” while “the Red Wings, Flyers, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators” are reportedly interested in Bouwmeester.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Eric Duhatschek reminds us Iginla controls his situation right now.
CALGARY HERALD: George Johnson reports Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is pushing the trade rumors out of his mind. Toronto and Chicago are rumored to be “sniffing around”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s your Calgary Flames rumor roundup for today. Sportak, Duhatschek and Johnson went into much greater detail, which is worth reading, but it’s basically the same stuff we’ve known for weeks. Lots of teams are rumored to have interest in Iginla, Bouwmeester and Kiprusoff. Iginla controls his future, and the trio aren’t willing to talk about the possibility of being dealt. Join us tomorrow for more of the same!
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggarty reports Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is facing pressure to make moves to find replacements for injured Bruins Chris Kelly and Adam McQuaid. Haggarty also believes it would be worthwhile for Chiarelli to focus on affordable trade deadline acquisitions than expensive ones like Jarome Iginla.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika reports the Dallas Stars face tough questions regarding free agent center Derek Roy. There’s no news on any progress in his contract extension talks, fueling speculation he could be dealt by the trade deadline.
PHILLY.COM: Frank Seravalli wonders if the Flyers might try to bring back Jaromir Jagr.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Getting pretty desperate for the Flyers when they want to bring back an ageing Jagr. Not knocking Jagr, but hey, the Flyers felt they had enough depth they could afford to let him go last summer.
SPORTSNET: Ian Mendes reports we can officially end the Daniel Alfredsson trade rumors, as it’s obvious he’s not going to request a trade.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That was obvious to me a month ago, but some pundits and bloggers insisted on keeping his name out there.
MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan wonders if the Detroit Red Wings might have interest in Buffalo Sabres winger Drew Stafford.