The latest from the Edmonton Journal and Boston Globe.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson believes the Phoenix Coyotes will have enough money to re-sign RFA defenseman Keith Yandle but will let Ilya Bryzgalov walk, meaning they’ll have to get a new starter. He wondered if they might take a flyer on UFA Jose Theodore, pursue a trade with Washington for Semyon Varlamov, or investigate Anaheim UFA Ray Emery…He believes the Predators would have to trade one of their defenseman (perhaps Cody Franson and a second round pick?) to land a scoring forward, unless Alexander Radulov decides to return from the KHL, or perhaps make a play for Colorado UFA Tomas Fleischman, though his blood-clot (leg) situation is a concern…The Chicago Blackhawks might deal physical forward Troy Brouwer for depth at center…Matheson believes the Flyers will take a look at Ilya Bryzgalov but could pursue a more affordable option like Florida’s Tomas Vokoun via free agency, or the Islanders Evgeni Nabokov or  the Kings Jonathan Bernier via trade…If the Canadiens sign Russian defenseman Alexei Yemelin it could mean parting ways with Roman Hamrlik and possibly James Wisniewski…Matheson also wondered about the possibility of the Habs bringing back Mathieu Garon to back up Carey Price…He can see the Capitals trading either Alex Semin or Mike Green…He also sees Jaromir Jagr giving the NHL one more whirl, with a team that has a Czech presence…

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Coyotes don’t have a new owner in place before July 1st it’s quite likely they’ll lose Bryzgalov as Yandle is more valuable to retain, and opt for a more affordable option via trade or free agency. Bryzgalov did carry them to this year’s playoffs but did suffer a meltdown against Detroit in the first round…Unless the Predators intend to spend up to the cap ceiling, or Radulov returns, they’ll have to go the trade route if they want to bolster their first line scoring…The Blackhawks could go the trade route for depth at center, but I think they’d prefer to shop someone else other than Brouwer…..Bryzgalov and Vokoun would mean the Flyers would have to dump a lot of salary so a trade is a more viable option for the Flyers…If the Habs sign Yemelin, Hamrlik and Wisniewski are definitely gone…If the Habs are interested in adding a more experienced backup there’ll be plenty to choose from this summer, Garon being just one option…Semin or Green could be playing elsewhere next season…I don’t believe Jagr will return to the NHL.

BOSTON GLOBE: Kevin Paul Dupont reports the betting around the league is the Philadelphia Flyers will sign Ilya Bryzgalov and partner him with young goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. If not Bryzgalov, they could opt for a trade for LA’s Jonathan Bernier or the Islanders’ Evgeni Nabokov…The Predators are encouraged of late that Alexander Radulov could consider a return to Nashville…

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Again, the Flyers would have to dump considerable cap space (at least $6 million) if they were to sign Nabokov. A trade for a promising young – and affordable – goalie like Bernier (if he’s available) or a veteran with a bargain basement salary like Nabokov appears to be more likely options…Lots of speculation Radulov might consider returning to the NHL but there’s no guarantee that’ll happen.