A short list of players available … Bruins could look at? Parise...

A short list of players available … Bruins could look at? Parise not talking contract anymore … Oils close on Sutton deal … Knuble could get interest

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  • Kevin Paul Dumont of the Boston Globe: The Bruins could look at Hurricanes defenseman Jaroslav Spacek and forward Tuomo Ruutu. If the Ducks make Bobby Ryan and/or Corey Perry available, the Bruins might be interested. For Ryan it may take one of Milan Lucic or David Krejci and prospect Doug Hamilton. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke to the USA Today: “Prices are inflated, and there is [only] one Stanley Cup parade at the end of the season. The trade deadline is a pit of quicksand.”
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli believes “it’s a short list” of players that will be available at the trade deadline, and there may not be a lot of movement. Many teams are still in the playoff race. The asking price for players is high. Chiarelli wonders in the talent pool is thining out, and teams are re-signing their top pending free agents instead of trading them or letting them walk at the end of the season.
  • Mark Everson of the NY Post: Devils forward Zach Parise won’t be talking about his contract situation anymore. He wants to focus on hockey and not be distracted by negotiations, if possible. GM Lou Lamoriello is telling teams he isn’t trading him.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Kypreos is hearing the Oilers and Andy Sutton are close on a 1 year deal in the $1.75 million range.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Several Western Conference teams might show some interested in Capitals forward Mike Knuble. Knuble was a healthy scratch on Thursday. He would cost a team a 3rd round pick. Gormley wonders if they could include Jeff Schultz and a pick or prospect for a gritty 2nd line forward like Dominic Moore, Tuomo Ruutu or P.A. Parenteau.