The latest on the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Rangers, Canadiens, and Jets.
PHILLY.COM: Sam Carchidi reports Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk reiterates he wants to remain with the Flyers, but said he wouldn’t worry about something out of his control.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: He’s now been linked to the Dallas Stars, but of course he’s been linked to so many teams of late, who knows what could happen.
ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun looks at goaltending options for the Maple Leafs.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Tim Panaccio reports a Western Conference scout tells him the Edmonton Oilers could have a trade partner in the LA Kings or NY Rangers for Ales Hemsky.
TSN.CA: reports Oilers fans shouldn’t expect any blockbuster deals by their team at the deadline. GM Steve Tambellini has to decide if he’ll re-sign Hemsky or move him at the trade deadline.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Panaccio’s report came before this evening’s news of the Kings on the verge of acquiring Jeff Carter from Columbus. It’s still possible the Kings could still pursue Hemsky, but I think once they land Carter, that’ll be it for them in terms of significant moves by the deadline.
TSN.CA: reports the Canadiens aren’t expected to bring in reinforcements by the trade deadline, and they could move forward Andrei Kostitsyn, though they’ve told other teams forward Travis Moen isnt’ available. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets aren’t expected to make any major trades by the deadline.