Nick Kypreos: The Panthers are sitting on decent offers, but would like teams to sweeten the pot for the first overall pick. One offer is believed to be from a mid-range team, possibly the Flyers?
George Richards: Speculation, but one Philly source thinks the asking for the first overall pick is too high for the Flyers. They are still looking to move up.
George Richards: Flyers names floated out there regarding the first overall pick were Brayden and Luke Schenn, Matt Read, Wayne Simmonds and Vinny Lecavalier. The Flyers are also interested in Eric Gudbranson.
Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Ron Hextall is targeting Aaron Ekblad. May need to pull off multiple moves to get to him.
George Richards: Word is the Canucks are out of the running for the first overall. Canucks had offered Jason Garrison. Panthers think Aaron Ekblad is a better option.
Kevin Kurn: Sharks will use a compliance buyout out Martin Havlat.