Horton on the move before the draft? Stars need a pucking moving defenseman … To get Chiarelli’s attention, Oilers could ….

DJ Been of WEEI: There were reports that this weekend that the Bruins were close to trading for Nathan Horton, but it hasn’t happened yet. Several teams may also be close on a deal for him. The Maple Leafs are another possible destination for him.

Bob McKenzie via Twitter: Nathan Horton hasn’t been moved yet, but will be moved, the Bruins are right in it.

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: If the Oilers wanted to see if they land the top 2 picks, offering Ales Hemsky and Jordan Eberle or Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson might get Chiarelli’s attention. Chicago could be asking for a 2nd round pick to get Kris Versteeg, plus taking Brent Sopel’s $2.2 million contract off their hands. The Sabres could use a defenseman like Sheldon Souray. The Sabres are looking to move Derek Roy, Tim Connolly, and Drew Stafford. The Sabres aren’t that interested in re-signing Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman.

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Stars have a surplus of left handed forwards (no right handed centers, and potentially only 1 right handed forward. The Stars could really use a puck moving defenseman, and could send out one of their top-6 wingers, James Neal, Jamie Benn, Brenden Morrow or Steve Ott.

Craig Custance of the SportingNews: The San Jose Sharks could be looking for a top-tier defenseman with possible targets, Anton Volchenkov, Paul Martin, Sergei Gonchar, and Zbynek Michalek.

3 Comments

  1. Johnny Mac

    June 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Would that be something..Hall AND Seguin!

  2. Jim

    June 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    They should keep Eberle and MPS. But if they can get a real nice reward for Hemsky now, i would do it. Oilers will be picking top 3 again next season, so move out the veterans (Hemsky, Souray etc).

  3. Fred Thomas

    June 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Look at that Roster up front:

    C’s: Gagner, Eberle, Horcoff, Brule, Comrie, Riley Nash.
    W’s: Cogliano, Hemsky, Penner, Svensson, O’Sullivan, Nilsson, Omark.

    Now add Hall or Sequin as the best player of the group. Geez, their top two lines in two years could be: Eberle between Hall and Svensson, with Gagner between Penner and Hemsky with Brule and Cogliano left over. Amazing young talent this team will have after this draft, and likely another top 5 pick next draft.

    Stay the course Oilers!