- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Bruins may have to cross Daniel Alfredsson off their wish list as the Senators refuse to drop in the standings. Jarome Iginla is a possibility depending on the price. Jaromir Jagr and Brenden Morrow are also possibilities. The Stars are undecided what they want to do with Jagr. Morrow has a no-trade clause, so ultimately he’ll decide his fate. Adding a blueliner may also be on their list.
Contract talks between the Stars and Derek Royhaven’t gone anywhere, so he could be on the move.
One NHL team executive wonders if the Flyers would consider bringing in Jagr as a rental even though they currently aren’t in a playoff spot.The Ducks are looking for a No. 2 center. They would have been in on Stephen Weiss before his injury. They have shown interest in Stars Derek Roy, but it’s not known if the rivals are a right match.
The Rangers have interest in Dan Boyle of the Sharks.
Bob McKenzie believes the ball is rolling on the Jarome Iginla trade front. LeBrun thinks the Bruins, Penguins, Kings and Red Wings make the most sense.
Word is the Flames will only move Jay Bouwmeester if they they are blown away with an offer. The Blues and Red Wings are among the teams that are interested.
The Senators may have considered moving Sergei Gonchar due to his UFA status, but with all their injuries, that may not happen. The Sens have hung in there and he’s played well enough that they might keep him around.
- Mike Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Capitals center Mike Ribeiro’s name is making the rounds around the Maple Leafs. The Leafs are believed to be looking for a center and a top-four defenseman. They could look to bring in a veteran defenseman. They have nine capable NHL defenseman already. Other moves may take place to clear up the roster spots, though it’s looking more and more like they’ll try to make a playoff push with their current roster.
- TSN: There is talk that Jarome Iginlahas given the Flames a list of teams he’d be willing to go to, but Bob McKenzie can’t say for sure if the list exists.
Multiple teams have called the Rangers about Marian Gaborikto get a feel what is going on. The price is high. The Rangers are still looking for a top-four defenseman and a top-nine forward with grit.
Dreger thinks Jaromir Jagr back in Philly with Claude Giroux makes some sense.